Join the Team : 126 is seeking new Directors

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There’s never been a better time to get involved at 126. Our new home is bigger and more vibrant than ever- presenting big challenges and even bigger opportunities to our team of directors.

We’re currently seeking new gallery directors to become part of our team.

The open Call

26 Artist-Run Gallery are accepting applications for new Directors for 2015/16. The Board of Directors are responsible for the overall programming, curation, production and administration of 126’s year-round programme of events and exhibitions. We are currently seeking Directors with skills and interests in one or more of the following areas: curation, archiving, research, web design, marketing and exhibition installation.

126 is integral to the visual arts culture in Galway and Ireland. Run voluntarily by a board of professional artists, 126 prioritises criticality and experimentation in contemporary visual art. For our 2017 programme we already have a number of interesting local nada international projects planned- so its a great time to get involved!

Experience gained working in an artist led organisation like 126 can greatly improve your professional practice. Directors gain an understanding of all aspects of running a gallery, curation, assessing proposals, installation, grant application writing, artist liason, archiving and arts administration. Each individual Director takes responsibility for specific duties, which play to the individual’s strengths.

What we’re looking for:

Essential criteria:

-Appreciation of contemporary art and a commitment to the objectives of 126

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-High degree of personal organisation

-Self-motivation and initiative

-Ability to work productively as art of a close knit team of directors

Desirable criteria:

-Previous experience in arts administration or curation

-Computer literacy and knowledge of social media marketing

-Experience in drafting funding applications/proposals

How to apply:

Simply send on a copy of your CV and a short letter of interest/personal statement (no more than 400 words) to

We can’t wait to hear from you!