Opportunities to get involved in Young at Art

Current Opportunities

Young at Art are recruiting for an Education & Engagement Officer.

The successful candidate will work as part of a core staff team, reporting directly to the Director. Primarily office-based, the post includes specific responsibilities for overseeing and developing our education, outreach and engagement activities.  You will oversee exciting arts engagement projects as well as our main activity, the international Belfast Children’s Festival, every March.   Duties will be both operational and strategic level. They include:
  • Developing and delivering audience development and engagement plans within the youth, education and community sectors;
  • Evaluating the impact of our education and engagement programme; 
  • Identifying funding sources for the programme, assisting with funding applications and report writing; and 
  • Line managing relevant project artists, support staff (freelance and employees) and volunteers. 
We are looking for a candidate with excellent administrative and organisational skills to join a thriving and exciting creative business with an international reputation for excellence.  Your contribution will have a direct effect on the achievement of our organisation vision and strategy.

This is a permanent part-time position. 25 hours per week. £21-£23k pro rata (based on experience).

Application Pack available for download below. This is an email only application process.  Hard copies will not be considered. All applications must be completed in full using the original MS Word document. In compliance with company policies, the separate Disclosure and Monitoring Form must also be returned by email. All applicants MUST complete both forms provided and return them to recruitment@youngatart.co.uk 

CVs, incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible. Interviews will take place on Friday 14 December 2018. 

Deadline: 12noon on Wednesday 5 December 2018.


Young at Art Events are recruiting Event Managers.

Event Managers play a key role presenting the public face of Young at Art Events and the Young at Art Belfast Children’s Festival. They ensure events operate in a safe, friendly, smooth and efficient manner. Event Managers work on a range of activities including facilitating at our popular art and craft workshops, Baby Raves and walking tours. If you'd like to know a little more about what it's like to be part of our team Click Here to read an interview by event manager Michéle Young.

Application Pack available for download below. A Disclosure and Monitoring Form must be returned as well, available below. All applicants MUST complete both forms provided and return them to admin@youngatart.co.uk

No CVs. Hard copy applications will not be accepted

DEADLINE:  Ongoing



We are always interested to hear from volunteers. 

Click here to go to our online volunteer application form

Festival programming and projects

The Belfast Children's Festival is a curated festival, and as such doesn't receive submissions. However, our Director travels to festivals in Europe, although her travel budget is limited, so if you are performing at a festival do let us know and we will keep an eye out for your work. 

If you have an idea or recommendation for a commission, project or event and would like to discuss it, please contact us. Bear in mind that all work requires advance planning and fundraising and not everything can be acted on immediately.


If you are interested in joining Young at Art as a freelance artist, or event facilitation, please contact us. If you are offered work, you will be required to comply with child protection procedures and provide references, etc.

3rd Level Work Placement

Young at Art supports young people seeking a career in the creative industries. If you are completing a 3rd level course and seek a placement, or if you wish to explore a voluntary placement or research position while undertaking training, please contact us.

School Work Placement

There are limited opportunities for School Work Placements, but please contact us


View Young at Art’s strategy 2015- 2018, available HERE.