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Director at Irish Architecture Foundation

Employer Irish Architecture Foundation
Job Type CEO or Managing Director
Location Dublin and the East
Closing Date 22/08/2022
Application Form IAF-Director-Information-Pack.pdf 133.42 kB

Description

Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is seeking a new Director to help us write the next exciting chapter of our story. We are looking to appoint a highly experienced, enterprising and motivated individual with a strong sense for public engagement and establish IAF as central to the development of the art and science of architecture. About us: IAF is a dynamic and highly recognised cultural organisation that champions quality, innovation and diversity within the field of architecture. We explore new approaches, learning, research and public engagement, and are a catalyst and advocate for new ideas, trend-setting and discourse in contemporary practice. A not for profit organisation, we present a progressive programme across five streams of activity; Curated Events, Learning, Open House Dublin, Placemaking and Development. Between them, we enable, enrich and inspire a broad and segmented audience of participants. This very dynamic platform will provide the right candidate with a very attractive opportunity to bring their skills and visions to the table, helping us take IAF to even greater heights in the coming years. The Director will lead a skilled and collaborative team, and will demonstrate thought leadership in devising and delivering initiatives and policies that communicates architecture as part of our culture and society.

Responsibilities:

  • Building new audiences, generating income, and contributing to the development of potential capital programmes.
  • Advocate for the IAF and ensure a flourishing international and national profile.
  • Mediate seamlessly between state and corporate stakeholders, to be aware of local and EU architecture policy priorities, and to manoeuvre within national and international architectural, urban design and creative communities.
  • Developing and implementing the strategy, business plan and overall programme.
  • Working with the Board, our creative team and our stakeholders, the new Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the IAF strategy, business planning and overall programme of IAF.
  • KPIs will include building new audiences, generating income, and contributing to the development of IAF’s potential capital programme.
  • You will be an advocate for the IAF, mediating seamlessly between state and corporate stakeholders, manoeuvring within national and international architectural, urban design and creative communities, and ensuring a flourishing national and international profile.

About you:

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate thought leadership in devising and delivering strategic projects and policies that communicate architecture as part of our culture and society, and will present artistically ground-breaking exhibitions, events and initiatives.
  • Minimum a 3rd Level Qualification or equivalent experience in one or more of the following: Architecture, Architectural History, Design, Design History, Cultural Studies, Spatial Practice, Planning, Curation.
  • Proven track record in programming events and initiatives that communicate the value of architecture and its related fields to a broad audience.
  • Inquiring mind, who is tactful, enterprising and has a very strong sense for public engagement. This very dynamic platform will provide the right candidate with a very attractive opportunity to bring their skills and visions to the table, helping us take IAF to even greater heights in the coming years

Apply

  1. If you have the drive, passion and experience necessary for this role, please download the information pack available below, which outlines the application procedure. https://architecturefoundation.ie
  2. Applications should include a cover letter, outlining why you are suitable for this role, with a full CV. Completed applications should be submitted via https://my.hrduo.com/candidate-jobs/Irish_Architecture_Foundation/8167341081
  3. The deadline for applications is Monday 22nd August 2022 at 17:00 GMT. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.
  4. Interviews will be held in Dublin on Tuesday 6th September 2022. Second interviews will be held in Dublin on Monday 12th September 2022. 
  5. This position will require you to reside in Ireland.
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