Call for Applications Wexford – Music Generation Development Officer. Deadline: 12 noon on Monday, January 15, 2018

This is a great opportunity for someone dynamic and with a passion for music education, to join Waterford and Wexford ETB at a time of exciting change in the music education landscape in Ireland.Wexford County Council and the Arts Office is delighted to be partnering with WWETB on the roll out of this programme and working closely with Music Generation in the coming years” Liz Burns – County Arts Officer


Closing date 15th January 2018


Waterford and Wexford ETB, as Lead Partner for Wexford Music Education Partnership, seeks to employ a Music Generation Development Officer for County Wexford to implement its plans for the provision of performance music education for children and young people in the county. 


The role of Music Generation Officer offers an exciting opportunity for someone dynamic and with a passion for music education, to join Waterford and Wexford ETB at a time of exciting change in the music education landscape in Ireland.


We are seeking a skilled professional with significant experience in music development and/or music education or a relevant artistic field. The successful candidate will ideally have a breadth of experience and understanding of performance music education across a range of ages, genres of music and contexts, and will have relevant management experience in project planning/delivery and/or developmental initiatives. There is also the potential, subject to qualifications and experience, for the Music Generation Development Officer to be involved in the delivery of some programmes, however this is not mandatory.




To qualify for appointment candidates must:

· Have a third-level qualification in music or music education or a related field.

· Have a proven track record of at least three years’ experience in music development, music education management, or a relevant artistic field

· Have an excellent understanding of music, arts and education policies and the local music/music education sector



· Experience of leading and developing musician/artistic teams

· A strong track record of playing a key role in actively developing and sustaining strategic partnerships

· Management and administration experience, including financial and budget management

· Experience of preparing reports, statistical information, and meeting other reporting requirements

· Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and digital





· Leadership, Initiative and Managing Teams


· Drive, Commitment and Delivery of Results


· Leads Effective Partnerships and Networks


· Music Generation Programme Management and Development 

The successful candidate will:

· Be a highly-motivated and diligent individual, with a passion for and commitment to music education

· Have excellent leadership capability with the capacity to champion, energise, motivate and manage teams, deliver successful results and make things happen

· Be a strategic thinker with a high level of proficiency in planning and organisational skills and a natural capacity to manage a busy and varied role

· Have excellent interpersonal skills with capacity to develop and sustain partnerships with a range of groups, individuals and organisations from a variety of sectors

· Have an entrepreneurial mind-set, with an aptitude for the challenges of achieving success



For further information and to download job spec & application form go to:



Completed application forms must be submitted by email to: by 12 noon on Monday, January 15, 2018



Susan Murphy,

Clerical Officer,

Arts Department,

Block D,

Wexford County Council,

County Hall,



Y35 WY93


Tel: 053 9196441

Email: susan.murphy @


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