The MAC now seek to make the following appointment:

Creative Learning and Engagement Manager – Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £35,000 per annum (plus 3% pension contribution)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Staff Benefits:
Working for an award-winning organisation that values creativity
Getting to know the MAC’ tickets – your path to becoming an insider
35% staff discount in our café bar
Membership of Inspire employee assistance programme
Employer pension contributions
Free Flu jab

Main Purpose of Job:
We are seeking an experienced individual experienced in co-designing, developing, and delivering high quality, socially aware and commercially astute creative learning programmes.

The remit of the Creative Learning and Engagement Manager role will be to co-design, develop and deliver educational arts-led programming for the global university sector. The postholder will research, identify and secure opportunities with universities globally to codesign learning modules for undergraduate & postgraduate students for delivery in Northern Ireland.

The postholder will also take a lead role in the co-design and delivery of the MACtivate initiative with our Associate Partners thereby embedding engagement and participation at the heart of the MAC.

Reporting directly to the Creative Director (Visual Arts), the Creative Learning and Engagement Manager will sit on the MAC’s Management Team and will work collaboratively across the whole of the organisation and with the MAC’s programming team in particular.

The successful candidate will have a track record of working internationally with 3rd level education providers as well as developing and delivering high quality and inspiring creative learning programmes in an arts venue, company, schools, community, or festival environment. They will demonstrate the ability to use available resources to play a key role in designing and delivering a programme of complementary activity which builds on the MAC’s reputation nationally and internationally. The Creative Learning and Engagement Note: The MAC is an equal opportunities employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the postholder. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. Manager will be passionate about supporting the MAC’s artistic vision which is committed to excellence, creativity, and collaboration so as to enthuse and inspire our audiences and stakeholders and to deliver meaningful long-term social change.

Essential Criteria
A related third level qualification with at least 3 years’ experience as outlined below; OR qualified by experience with at least 5 years’ relevant experience as outlined below:

Working at managerial level in the cultural education, or participation sector;
Developing relationships and opportunities with universities;
Developing and delivering public engagement, participatory, and learning programmes;
Working with artists and turning ideas into innovative and ambitious programmes of engagement;
Collaborating with agencies working with a wide range of people, including Section 75 individuals and groups, young people, schools, local authority departments, and voluntary sector agencies;
Budgetary planning and management over £100k per year.
Desirable Criteria

Recognised industry qualification and/or related third level qualification
Experience of working in a multi art form venue;
A track record of successful fundraising and delivering funding agreements.
Thank you for your interest in this role. For further details please download an application pack from the careers section of the MAC website.

To Apply
Please read the information in the job description and send an email to with the following attachments in Word or PDF format only (we cannot accept links to online CVs, profiles, document downloads or psd files etc):

  • Your CV, no more than 2 A4 pages long, including your name, home address, email, and contact number
  • A cover letter, no more than 1000 words long, outlining why you’re a suitable candidate for the Creative Learning & Engagement Managers role based on the criteria in the job description. Please include the names, addresses, email, phone number and occupations of two people, not related to you, to whom references may be obtained. One of your referees must be your current or most recent employer.
  • A completed equal opportunity monitoring form.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Tuesday 15 November 2022 and should be emailed to or alternatively post your application to the HR and Admin Officer, The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ.

Interviews for this post will take place on 16 & 17 November 2022.  Please note that we are unable to consider any applications which are received after the deadline. If you have not heard from us by 18 November 2022, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minorities, people with health conditions or impairments, LGBTQI+ and other candidates who are under-represented across the workforce.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is 12 noon on Tuesday 15 November 2022