NSF seeks a Director

The Board of National Sculpture Factory seeks applications for position of Director

The National Sculpture Factory is looking for a dynamic leader who can manage and develop an established national visual arts organisation with a significant workshop and an exciting creative programme facility in Cork City.
The National Sculpture Factory is a national organisation, which advances the creation and understanding of contemporary art. Specifically, it provides space, facilities, training and practical support for artists to explore and develop new ways of working; expertise and processes to organisations wishing to commission public art; and a platform and programme in our community to seed debate.
It was established in Cork in 1989 as a large scale dynamic facility for artists working in a diverse range of sculptural media. The National Sculpture Factory workshop is 770 sq. meters large. A board of Directors oversees the National Sculpture Factory, which is core-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland /An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork City Council and supported by additional earned income.
We are looking for an experienced and visionary Director who will lead the organisation in its next exciting phase while, supporting and facilitating artists’ ideas, strengthening supports and networks for professional artists, reflecting on contemporary visual arts practice and initiating and responding to dynamic artistic projects.

Role & responsibilities

Position requirements

Staff structure
The Director is supported by:


  • Technical Manager
  • Curator
  • Administrator
  • Accountant (1 day a week)
  • Technical Assistant (part time)

Salary Package for the position of Director will be in the range of €65,000 – €75,000
5 year contract pending probation period of 6 months
Applications to be received by April 5th 2024 at 12 noon, to comprise:

  • A full CV
  • An application statement that gives details of how your experience to date makes you eligible for this job
  • Why this is the right time for you to take on this role and outline based on what you know, what attracts you to this post
  • Applications should include names and contact details of 2 referees


Preferred starting date: May 2024

Send to:
Elma O’Donovan,
Administrator/Artist Liaison,
National Sculpture Factory,
Albert Road,
T12 KX00

E-mail elma@nationalsculpturefactory.com
Please mark correspondence as Director APPLICATION
All applications are in strict confidence and will be acknowledged.