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Linen Hall Job Opportunity for an Assistant Events Programmer

Post:    Assistant Events Programmer
Responsible to:   Arts and Cultural Programmer
Salary: £19,868 (njc point 6)
Hours of Work: 36 hours per week
Fixed term contract:     9 months 

The Linen Hall Library was formed in 1788 and is one of the best-established arts and cultural institutions in Belfast.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Events Programmer to assist with our online and in-person events programme.

The Assistant Events Programmer will be a team player with the ability to work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will be methodical in their approach, work well under time pressure and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants should note that this role is subject to access checks.

Job Purpose

  • To assist with the development and delivery of the Library’s exhibition and events programme based on the Library’s collections.
  • To assist the Arts and Cultural programmer with the curation of exhibitions and events based on the Library’s collections.
  • To assist the Arts and Cultural Programmer with the planning forward of the exhibitions and events programme, taking significant anniversaries and key dates into account.

Specific Duties

  • To assist the Arts and Cultural Programmer with his daily duties
  • To provide relevant staff with information on exhibitions and events.
  • To contact and liaise with individuals and organisations who will be or are involved in exhibitions and/or events and prepare letters of agreement for same, as necessary.
  • To provide information for and to assist with reports to funders.
  • To collect, analyse and share audience data/feedback statistics, including box office reports.
  • To manage the box office bookings for events
  • To update the Library’s website as required.
  • To use zoom and online platforms to co-ordinate online events
  • Digital promotion of events
  • To be aware of safeguarding issues.
  • To provide assistance during in-house events
  • To assist with the post-event (online and in-house) routine which includes uploading recordings to YouTube and evaluation.
  • To be prepared to be called upon to assist with such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time, commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post. This role will sometimes involve working outside normal office hours.

Person Specification


  • To be qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline.
  • Exceptional attention to detail in written communications and all administrative tasks.
  • Possess a passion for delivering high quality events and content for the Linen Hall Library.
  • Competency in online platforms such as zoom.
  • Competency in digital social media
  • To work well under pressure and possess the excellent planning and organisational skills necessary to meet project deadlines.
  • To be able to work with restricted resources.
  • To have the ability and aptitude to work well within a small team environment.


  • A demonstrable understanding of Northern Ireland’s heritage, arts and cultural environment.

A Curriculum Vitae with covering letter should be returned to info@linenhall.com by 5pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.