WHO WE ARE...
A4 Sounds is a non-profit artist-run workspace and gallery in north-inner-city Dublin. Our mission is to transform the means by which cultural works are produced, accessed, and understood in Ireland, and by doing so to contribute to the development of a more just society. Guided by feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and LGBT-inclusive politics, A4 Sounds supports artists and activists who fight for change.
Our studio is one of the biggest artist-led spaces in Ireland, currently providing facilities and professional development support to 70 artists. We provide support to artists at all points in their creative process through access to arts production equipment, mentoring and training programs, and events facilities. We aim to provide professional artists with a rich environment to develop their practice, to experiment with ideas, and to collaborate with others across disciplines. We believe that art plays a fundamental role in shaping society, and that making facilities more accessible and providing support and opportunities to artists can have a beneficial impact upon the cultural and social fabric of Dublin city.
BUILDING & FACILITIES MANAGER
A4 Sounds are seeking a Building and Facilities Manager to join our small team. This role is on-site in our building off Upper Dorset Street in Dublin 1. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the building and studio facilities are kept in a safe and serviceable condition.
The role requires the applicant to be preventative, reactive and responsive to any issues that arise and work with the studio team to address any issues where upgrades or repairs are needed. The successful candidate is also expected to provide general day-to-day support to member artists and support the studio team in the delivery of facilities training and other artist supports.
- Ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the building and our facilities, including managing of repairs, as needed
- Ensure safety standards including fire safety logging and testing are maintained
- Ensuring the building and facilities kept clean and tidy, including waste management and housekeeping
- Maintaining inventories and ordering of maintenance supplies
- Adherence to our maintenance calendar and logging of maintenance is carried out
- Engaging with external contractors and service providers as required
- Attending team meetings, reporting and responding to studio management regarding all aspects of the role
- Organising and tidying of facilities to ensure they are accessible and safe for member artists
- Ensuring tools & equipment are in good working order and management of repairs or replacements when necessary
- Management of member equipment loans
- Liaising with our Member Engagement Officer around member training and managing of facilities
- General day to day support for studio members including general inquiries or building navigation
HOURS & PAY
Part-time, 3 days a week.
€17 / €21,216 per year
As a small team we need to work with some degree of flexibility throughout the year. There may be some once off requirements that are outside of the job description and at busy times or during public facing events additional hours may be required including on evenings and weekends. Advance notice will be given, and hours will be paid in addition to those advertised or they can be taken in lieu if preferred.
Necessary Skills & Experience
- Highly observant with a strong attention to detail
- Excellent organisation skills and ability to work in a consistent way
- Excellent administration skills and ability to maintain good records
- Excellent problem-solving skills, to be adaptable and have a willingness to learn on the job
- Good understanding of health and safety requirements and guidelines
- Ability to prioritise tasks and adhere to schedules
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team while also working in a self-directed manner
- Ability to plan, and to manage several tasks simultaneously
- Good communication skills
- To be reliable, supportive and friendly
- Computer literacy in Google Doc, Google Sheets, Word, and Excel
- General knowledge and experience using tools
- Awareness of best practice for accessibility requirements
Desirable Skills & Experience
- Qualifications and training related to use of power tools and equipment at our studio. These could include carpentry or power tool safety certificates
- Qualifications and Training related to health and safety in the workplace. These could include Risk Assessment, Fire Safety or First Aid Training Certificates
- Experience in training others to use workshop tools and equipment safely
- Training or experience in other facilities offered at A4 Sounds
- Experience working in an artist studio or shared workspace environment
To apply please submit a cover letter and CV to email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed by the studio team and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.
A4 Sounds encourages applications from people from different backgrounds and/or with non-traditional experience and skills for this role.