Storytelling Project Officer

Location: Working from home but will be required to travel (Head Office – Cushendall)

Hours: 35 Hours per Week

Salary: £26,500 to £28,500 (dependant on experience)

This post is temporary for 3 years due to funding but if further funding was successful then the post would be continued

Armstrong Storytelling Trust provides storytelling activities for people of all ages throughout Northern Ireland both in libraries and communities. We provide employment opportunities for new and emerging storytellers as well as storytelling training for library staff, carers and young people. All helping to establish a firm foundation for storytelling to continue as an important and enduring art-form in Northern Ireland.

Job Purpose:

The Storytelling Project Officer will be responsible for project delivery for Armstrong Storytelling Trust.

The post holder will have excellent project management and communication skills and will be responsible for managing artists, bookings, and bookers, liaising with clients and other stakeholders.

They will deliver publicity including drafting press releases and media relations, marketing, and promotion, particularly through digital methodologies, supporting the team in managing finances and budgets, reviewing income and expenditure as well as supporting funding applications and funder reporting.

Essential criteria

  • 3 years’ relevant experience in an arts related project management, fundraising, PR, Training or Marketing role
  • Evidence of flair for creativity and innovation
  • Evidence of effective planning projects and organising events
  • Passion / Interest for Story Telling
  • Computer literate – experience of Microsoft Office, E-mail, Social Media and updating websites
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Car and Valid Driving License
  • Willingness to undertake an Access NI – enhanced disclosure

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire others
  • Relationship Building and Partnership: Ability to build and maintain relationships, rapport and partnerships with people of all levels, disciplines and backgrounds
  • Project / Events Management: Proven ability to effectively and accurately organise and prioritise work and resources including managing competing priorities, working on own initiative, and under pressure to ensure commitments are delivered
  • Leadership and Management: Ability to effective lead and manage people and work as a part of a team in line with the values and ethos of the organisation
  • Creativity and Innovation: Evidence of a flair for creativity and innovation

Application Details

To apply please download an application form by clicking DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK and return the application outlining clearly how you meet the required criteria for job success.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Close Date and Time:

Applications’ must be received by no later than 10am on Monday 6th June 2022

Please note that interviews will be face to face and held on Friday 17th June 2022.