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Chief Executive (Creative Director)

Employer Kids' Own Publishing
Job Type Creative or Artistic Director CEO or Managing Director Publishing & Editing
Location Galway, the West and Northwest
Specific Location Sligo
Salary €40,000 to €44,000 per annum
Closing Date 02/01/2019
Application Form Kids-Own-Chief-Executive-Job-Specification-2018-1.pdf 348.17 kB


Kids’ Own is recruiting a Chief Executive (Creative Director).

Are you passionate about the role of the arts in the lives of children?

Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership is recruiting a Chief Executive (Creative Director). Kids’ Own is an innovative and dynamic organisation that truly values children’s own creative expression, the artistic process and working in partnership with others.

Kids’ Own works locally and across Ireland and Northern Ireland in partnership with early childhood settings, schools, venues, arts organisations, NGOs, local authorities and government departments.

Our work ranges from book-making workshops to year-long projects with families, communities and schools. Our library of books represents a powerful canon of work by children that is unparalleled elsewhere in Ireland and Europe. The organisation is now seeking to consolidate its successes and to explore new avenues for its work. To further this, the Board seeks to engage a creative, experienced and motivated individual to lead Kids’ Own. The position will be based in the offices of Kids’ Own in Sligo town.

Closing date 2 January 2019.

A full job specification can be found here.


To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, together with a Curriculum Vitae, to the Chair of Kids’ Own, Maria Corbett at [email protected] Please put ‘CEO Application’ in the subject heading.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 January 2019. If you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this post, please contact Maria Corbett on 087-7835057. A panel will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled. The usual service of a panel is one year. For more information about Kids’ Own visit

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 2 January 2019.

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