Ireland's jobs and recruitment service for the arts, culture and creative industries.

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Creative Careers is a specialist jobs board, dedicated to the arts, culture and creative industries in Ireland. On this site you will find a range of jobs and opportunities, each of them in the creative sector. Because the creative organisation uploads their role directly to this jobs board for 30 days at a time, you are sure to see “live” opportunities each time you visit us.

We’ll connect your company to arts, cultural, creative leaders and practitioners – through our jobs board here, or through our specialist recruitment service, CCI Executive Search ( our sister company.) 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 via our influential social media channels and email it directly to our extensive subscriber list.

Here’s a few great reasons to upload your job advert 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 2900+ 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 Creative Careers was acquired by Mary O’Kennedy and Bruce Tait, from Brendan MacEvilly. Mary and Bruce have over 40 years of combined recruitment and consultancy experience.  They are also directors of our sister company CCI Executive Search, a specialist recruitment service for the not-for-profit sector.

Both Mary and Bruce have extensive experience consulting on strategic development and philanthropy to a broad range of arts and cultural organisations. This has allowed for the expansion of Creative Careers to include a full recruitment service, via CCI Executive Search.

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. She established O’Kennedy Consulting in 2002 and in 2014, co-founded CCI Executive Search (formerly 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 institutions such as IMMA, Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum, Cork Film Festival and the National Concert Hall.

Mary was the founding chair of Fundraising Ireland (now Charities Institute Ireland) and serves as Member of EU Consult. She 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 and CCI Executive Search (formerly Charity Careers Ireland)  helping  creative organisations throughout Ireland find and recruit great staff.

Bruce is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland and a Trustee of Scottish Outdoor Education Centres and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.

Our sister companies offer a range of bespoke and specialised recruitment services for charities and non-profits in England, Ireland and Canada. See the links below or contact us for more details.

CCI Executive Search

O’Kennedy Consulting

Bruce Tait Associates