Creative Careers is a jobs and recruitment specialist that is completely dedicated to the arts, culture and creative industries across the Island of Ireland. On this site you will find a range of jobs and opportunities, each of them in the creative sector.
We’ll connect your company arts, cultural and creative leaders and practitioners – through advertisement or recruitment. We specialise in senior level appointments including Chief Executives, Creative Directors, Fundraisers, Senior Managers and Production Personnel in all disciplines. We can also connect you with artists and skilled creatives, interns and volunteers.
Unlike other job platforms, we’ll actively promote your job advert through our influential social media streams and email it directly to subscribers.
Here’s a few good reasons to post on Creative Careers
- Your advert stays online for up to 30 days
- Your advert tweeted daily to 8,600+ followers until the closing date
- Your advert emailed directly to 3,000+ subscribers
- Your advert posted on Facebook and LinkedIn to 1,600+ followers
- Niche target marketing so you only get quality creative candidates
- Very simple posting form (just fill in the blanks)
- Logo and branding prominently displayed
- Access to the thousand plus visitors on the site each week
- One simple price €169, VAT free
- Option to avail of our full recruitment service
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Who We Are
In 2016 CreativeCareers.ie was acquired by Mary O’Kennedy and Bruce Tait. Mary and Bruce have over 40 years of combined recruitment and consultancy experience. They are also directors of Charity Careers Ireland, a specialist recruitment service for the not-for-profit sector established in 2014. Both have extensive experience consulting on strategic development and philanthropy to a broad range of arts and cultural organisations. This has allowed for an expansion of Creative Careers to include a full recruitment service.
Creative Careers was originally set up in 2008 by Brendan Mac Evilly as an online jobs and opportunities website. It collated and advertised creative jobs that appeared on lesser-known sub-sectoral websites within the creative arts and creative industries. Brendan continues to work with Creative Careers as the main point of contact and as a Recruitment Associate.
Mary O’Kennedy, Director, Creative Careers
Mary has almost 20 years’ experience of fundraising for and consulting to the not-for-profit and, more recently, the arts sector. Following several fundraising roles within the not-for-profit sector, including the roles of Major Gift Fundraiser and Development Manager with Trocaire and The DCU Educational Trust, she established O’Kennedy Consulting in 2002 and in 2014, co-founded Charity Careers Ireland, a specialist recruitment company focused on sourcing the best candidates for the Irish not-for-profit sector. Since then, she’s been recruiting and consulting for the likes of IMMA and Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum.
Mary was the founding chair of Fundraising Ireland (now Charities Institute Ireland) and is the former Chair of EU Consult. She is on the Committee of the Ireland Funds Young Leaders Programme and the Irish ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) run by the Resource Alliance.
Mary is passionate about helping Irish cultural and creative companies reach their potential and achieve measurable results through the recruitment of excellent staff. In 2013 she was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising and in the same year was shortlisted for an Image Businesswoman of the Year Award.
Bruce Tait, Director, Creative Careers
Bruce began his career in the arts with Cumbernauld Theatre before moving on to the wider not-for-profit sector where he has worked for over 25 years and has recently been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. Following roles as Director of Fundraising and Chief Executive at several national creative organisations, Bruce joined with Mary O’Kennedy to launch Creative Careers Ireland and help creative organisations throughout Ireland find and recruit great staff. The business is now expanding internationally.
Bruce is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland and a Trustee of Scottish Outdoor Education Centres and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.
Brendan Mac Evilly, Recruitment Associate
After graduating from the MA in Arts Policy and Practice at NUIG, Brendan set up the website CreativeCareers.ie as a jobs and opportunities board for the creative sector.
Over the past ten years he’s worked in editorial and management roles in publishing and literature organizations such as the Irish Writers Centre, Publishing Ireland, the Stinging Fly, and Oxford University Press.
In 2015, he travelled around the coast of Ireland to write the book, At Swim (Collins Press). He has written features for The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian among others; and his creative fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Honest Ulsterman, and We Are Dublin.
Since early 2016, he’s been working with Words Ireland, a collective of Ireland’s leading literature organizations, to provide coordinated services and advocacy to creative writers. He continues to work with Creative Careers to develop their expanding business and services.
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