We’re hiring: Art Installer (CE Scheme)

Art Installer (CE Scheme) position available.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is recruiting an Art Installer to maintain the art collection and install art exhibitions at University Hospital Waterford. The art collection has been central to the work of WHAT since its inception and, over the last 26 years, has grown to over 600 works on display at the hospital. Through the collection, WHAT aims to soften the clinical environment and encourage patients and their families to engage with contemporary art. WHAT also curates a lively programme of temporary exhibitions at the hospital. The role of Art Installer provides a great opportunity for a person interested in visual art to gain valuable experience in handling, maintaining and installing work.  Further details are available on Jobsireland.  Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 17 January 2020.

Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director of WHAT, says “The Art Installer at University Hospital Waterford is an important member of the team at WHAT.  The role involves working closely with the Assistant Arts Curator and liaising with various departments within the hospital to ensure the art collection is maintained and presented to a high standard. This is a very rewarding role where the right person has the opportunity to witness firsthand the benefits of displaying visual art in various healthcare settings. If anyone would like to have a chat about the role before applying, or for more information, please contact us on 051 842664 / claireA.meaney@hse.ie ”.

Established in 1993, WHAT provides opportunities for patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings to experience the arts through music, visual art and creative writing initiatives. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website www.artsandhealth.ie