Recruitment

JOB VACANCY: Traveller Community Folklore Project Coordinator

St Margaret’s Travellers Community Association and Axis Ballymun are seeking to engage a Project Coordinator to work with them on a new project – The Pisreóg Project.

Context:

The Pisreóg Project is a Traveller designed and led project that seeks to collect, document, and celebrate Pisreóga, superstitions, beliefs and traditions of the Traveller Community in Ballymun and the variances within these from family to family and from county to county. 

These will be celebrated and shared in a variety of creative ways, including a calendar of pisreóga, printed and shared online, a glossary of pisreóga and a glossary of Gammon-Cant terms connected to these pisreóga.

This project is one of five creative projects that have been chosen to support health and wellbeing in the Traveller community, funded by Creative Ireland Programme and their partners in the Department of Health (Healthy Ireland Programme), the HSE and the Arts Council under the Traveller Wellbeing through Creativity initiative announced in March 2022. 

The project Coordinator will support a series of commissions of creative responses, developed by Traveller artists and creative groups. These artists and creative groups will be given access to the collection before it is made public and will respond to the collection or an element within it in their own artform. The artforms may include but are not limited to: Poetry, Song, Beady Pockets & Paper Flowers, Embroidery, Visual Art, Tin Sculpture. These commissions will be shared with the public via a physical exhibition in Axis. We are especially interested in hearing from Traveller/Mincéir/Gypsy/Roma community members. 

Main responsibilities:

Working with the St Margaret’s Travellers Community Association & Axis teams, the project coordinator will be responsible for:

1.      Coordinating sessions, times and locations with the project’s Collector.

2.      Assist with documentation and collation of collected Pisreóga.

3.      Ensure that all necessary permissions and consents are secured as appropriate and in line with GDPR legislation.

4.      Lead out on the creation and production for creative sharing of pisreóga in AN ACTIVE partnership with the project partners, including calendar and glossary of pisreóga and glossary of Gammon-Cant terms.

5.      Manage commissions and liaise with commissioned artists/artist groups.

6.      Develop plans for physical exhibition & launch event.

7.      Contribute to the evaluation of the project.

This role is available on a part time basis from September 2022 – December 2023.

Further details and information on how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday the 19th of August at 5pm

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JOB VACANCY: Traveller Community Folklore Collector

St Margaret’s Travellers Community Association and Axis Ballymun are seeking to engage a Community Folklore Collector to work with them on a new project: “The Pisreóg Project”.

Context:

The Pisreóg Project (or Piseog/Pistreog project) is a Traveller designed and led project that seeks to collect, document, and celebrate Pisreóga, superstitions, beliefs and traditions of the Traveller Community in Ballymun and the variances within these from family to family and from county to county.

These will be celebrated and shared in a variety of creative ways, including a calendar of pisreóga, printed and shared online, a glossary of pisreóga and a glossary of Gammon-Cant terms connected to these pisreóga.

This project is one of five creative projects that have been chosen to support health and wellbeing in the Traveller community, funded by Creative Ireland Programme and their partners in the Department of Health (Healthy Ireland Programme), the HSE and the Arts Council under the Traveller Wellbeing through Creativity initiative announced in March 2022. 

The Collector will spend four months meeting with, interviewing and collecting pisreóga from Traveller individuals, families and groups in Ballymun. Sessions will be held in St Margaret’s, in Axis and in locations convenient to those contributing to the project. Relevant equipment will be provided by the project partners. We are especially interested in hearing from Traveller/Mincéir/Gypsy/Roma community members. 

Responsibilities:

·         Collection of local Traveller Community Folklore.

·         Creation and production of a calendar.

·         Promotion of the rich and vibrant Traveller culture.

·         Creation and production of a Gammon-Cant glossary.

·         Support the commission, selection and production of a series of Traveller specific creative works.

·         Work with project partners and relevant community stakeholders.

·         Participate in the project evaluation.

This project will run from September 2022 – December 2023.

Further details and information on how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Friday the 19th of August at 5pm

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JOB VACANCY: PR & COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

AXIS BALLYMUN are looking for a Part time, fixed term contract for PR and Communications services (6 - 9 month contract)

Since it opened in 2001, Axis has become a cultural and community resource at the heart of the northside of Dublin. Axis provides opportunities for artistic experience of an international standard in Ballymun and beyond, and the facilities are a vibrant resource for community development organisations.

Position: Part-time, approx. 20 hours per week (flexi-time)

Location: Remote and in Axis

Timeframe: September 22 - March 23 with a possibility of extending

Reporting to: axis Director / CEO & Programme Coordinator

Salary: €30,000 gross pro rata per annum. Tenders from individuals working in a freelance capacity will also be considered. 

  • You will be responsible for the management of axis Ballymun’s press and media communications along with additional project support via pr and marketing activities, reporting directly to the director.
  • The primary task is to promote awareness of Axis Ballymun’s many events, projects, programmes and productions among our key target audiences via local engagement channels as well as national and international press and media outlets. 
  • These audiences also include local communities, national and international theatre enthusiasts, artists and performers, production companies, similar industry organisations and partners, funders, policymakers, and others operating in the performing arts sector.
  • To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate a track record (min. two years) of working in a communications role focused on pr, press and media - ideally within the arts sector, but not a necessity. This should include proven experience of placing press and media releases with local or national publishers or broadcasters, experience of planning and generating high quality content of all kinds, designing and implementing media campaigns, positioning and brand management, as well as proven knowledge of social media strategies for dedicated event / programme campaigns. You should also have experience of liaising with marketing and PR agencies, media outlets, the press and suppliers. A portfolio of work samples would benefit your application but is not essential. 
  • Additionally, you will have excellent writing skills, be deadline driven, great organisational and project management capabilities, and a natural flair for building relationships with axis Ballymun’s internal team as well as with our external audiences and board.
  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement and manage axis’s press and media strategies and campaigns for productions, projects, exhibitions, events and seasonal programmes.
  • Plan and implement press campaigns, particularly pertaining to Axis’ 21st Anniversary: setting goals, defining messages, building relationships with journalists, editors and media outlets, and managing placement of stories/coverage directly with individual publications.
  • Work with colleagues to maximise PR, communications and marketing opportunities preparing monthly (and seasonal) plans for both marketing and communications approach to axis many productions, events and projects. 
  • Organise and coordinate dedicated communication campaigns. 
  • Manage any external agencies in delivering communications, web and creative materials for a variety of campaigns, including negotiating terms and contracts when required.
  • Track the effectiveness of campaigns through engagement on all levels and provide detailed campaign analysis and reports to the CEO and relevant arts team members.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to communicate to diverse audiences about the organisation’s vision, opportunities, strategy, policy concerns and services, and actively place relevant stories / features about axis Ballymun in the local and national media.  
  • Act as a brand champion, ensuring consistent use of the corporate brand and including / acknowledging axis funders and partners.
  • Ensure adherence to legislation, regulations and defined quality standards on all projects undertaken - ie GDPR, axis ethos, and various policies and procedures. 
  • Promote and represent axis Ballymun on committees, industry / networking events and at any relevant events as requested.
  • Operate within agreed budgets seeking authorisation for expenditure and to be accountable for such expenditure authorised, and to ensure the appropriate coding of expenses.
  • Copywriting and editing all content for press campaigns and briefs.
  • Provide written reports as per deadlines requested.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be requested from time to time.

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to Niamh via niamh.nic @ axisballymun.ie with PR & Communications Services in the subject line. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th Aug 2022 at 5pm.

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JOB VACANCY - CRECHE ROOM LEADER

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic full-time Childcare Practitioner to join our team as a Room Leader here at axis Creche. The Axis Creche creates a safe and enjoyable environment so that children feel at ease to develop all their early life skills. We recognise and understand what it is to be a great childcare practitioner and we promote a good working environment so that staff can be the best they can be. We are based at the Axis Centre on the Main Street in Ballymun, Dublin 9

The successful candidate will have:

· Minimum FETAC Level 6 in Childcare qualification

·  Fluent English & excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Ideally, the candidate will have 1 year’s practical experience in a childcare setting but we are happy to discuss opportunities for recent graduates

 

Responsibilities include the following: 

  • To promote and help maintain an organised, clean, safe and happy learning environment
  • To be able to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Planning, reviewing and implementing activities/programmes appropriate to individual and group needs and individual emerging interests.
  • To ensure all relevant paperwork is up to date and accessible at all times
  • To work in close co-operation with management in relation to the overall delivery of service provided by the crèche.
  • To engage the children in developmentally appropriate learning activities to facilitate the development of each child
  • To be flexible to work with all ages of children
  • To communicate effectively and build relationships with parents/guardians on an ongoing basis

What we offer Our Staff:

·         Salary in line with industry standards

·         Uniform paid for

·         8 hour shifts Monday to Friday – no weekends

·         Access to an employee assistance programme

·         Additional holidays on Good Friday and over the Christmas/New Year period

·         Discount on staff childcare if required

·         Mandatory training fully paid for

·         A contribution towards non-mandatory training and study leave where possible

·         Continuous professionaldevelopment to help you reach your full potential

To apply, please forward CV to charlene.campbell@axisballymun.ie  and let us know when you'd be available to start if successful.

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JOB VACANCY - CRECHE COVER STAFF

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic Childcare Practitioner to join our team on a flexible basis to cover staff leave and additional shifts here at axis Creche. The Axis Creche creates a safe and enjoyable environment so that children feel at ease to develop all their early life skills. We recognise and understand what it is to be a great childcare practitioner and we promote a good working environment so that staff can be the best they can be. We are based at the Axis Centre on the Main Street in Ballymun, Dublin 9

The successful candidate will have:

·         Minimum FETAC Level 5 in Childcare qualification

·         Fluent English & excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Ideally, the candidate will have 1 year’s practical experience in a childcare setting but we are happy to discuss opportunities for recent graduates

 

Responsibilities will include the following:      

  • To promote and help maintain an organised, clean, safe and happy learning environment
  • To be able to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Planning, reviewing and implementing activities/programmes appropriate to individual and group needs and individual emerging interests.
  • To ensure all relevant paperwork is up to date and accessible at all times
  • To work in close co-operation with management in relation to the overall delivery of service provided by the crèche.
  • To engage the children in developmentally appropriate learning activities to facilitate the development of each child
  • To be flexible to work with all ages of children
  • To communicate effectively and build relationships with parents/guardians on an ongoing basis

 

What we offer our staff:

·         Salary in line with industry standards

·         Uniform fully paid for

·         Access to an employee assistance programme

·         Additional holidays on Good Friday and over the Christmas/New Year period

·         Discount on staff childcare if required

·         Mandatory training fully paid for

·         A contribution towards non-mandatory training and study leave where possible

·         Continuous professional development to help you reach your full potential

To apply, please forward CV to charlene.campbell@axisballymun.ie  and let us know when you'd be available to start if successful.