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WHAT seeks Assistant Administrator, Assistant Curator & Art Installer

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is recruiting for three positions: Assistant Arts Administrator, Assistant Curator and Art Installer.  All roles are based at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).  Each role offers a great opportunity to work in a vibrant, forward thinking organisation and to gain valuable and rewarding experience in supporting the delivery of arts programmes in a hospital setting.  Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment and applications should be submitted by email only to claireA.meaney@hse.ie  by Thursday 07 April 2022.

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The Assistant Administrator provides administrative support to the WHAT team in the co-ordination of the arts programmes of Waterford Healing Arts Trust.

The Assistant Art Curator assists with the management of the UHW Art Collection and with the planning, organising and installing of new exhibitions at the hospital.

The Art Installer has responsibility for the maintenance of the Art Collection at UHW and the installation of art exhibitions.

All of these roles play an essential supportive part in the delivery of WHAT programmes, enhancing the hospital environment and bringing arts experiences – music, art, creative writing, storytelling – to the bedside of patients at UHW and other healthcare settings, to promote wellbeing and to alleviate the stress and anxiety often experienced by patients, family members and staff.

Announcing details of the recruitment process, Claire Meaney, Director of WHAT said: We are very excited to announce this call in the search for some top people to join our team.  The past two years have really shown the value of the arts to our health and wellbeing, and at Waterford Healing Arts Trust we are in a privileged position to witness this first-hand every day.  We are passionate about our work, we’re a tight team and we look after each other really well.  We’re looking for similarly motivated and dynamic individuals to come and see for themselves what a great place WHAT is to work and to experience how rewarding it can be.  If anyone would like a chat about any of the roles on offer, please contact us on 051 842664 or 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. Core funded by the Arts Council, 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