Opportunities to get involved in Young at Art

Current Opportunities

Young at Art is recruiting for General Manager (full time)

The successful candidate will work as part of a core staff team, reporting directly to the Director. S/he will be responsible for the general and operational management and fundraising needs of Young at Art and its companies. S/he will cover policy and procedure oversight, operational delivery of all projects including the annual international festival in March, and a range of engagement activities.  

This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to bring organisational and leadership skills to a thriving and exciting creative business in a stage of transition and growth. Their work will have a direct effect on the achievement of the company’s vision and strategy. 

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 recruitment@youngatart.co.uk

No CVs. Hard copy or late applications will not be accepted

DEADLINE: 12 noon Monday 29 January 2018

Applicants may find it useful to view Young at Art’s strategy 2015- 2018, available HERE.



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.

Trainee posts

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.


Application Packs

File General Manager Job Pack205.44 KB
File Disclosure and Monitoring Form89.17 KB