Job Opportunity

Creative Director – Carlow Carnival of Collective Joy

Carlow Arts Festival, in partnership with VISUAL Carlow, are seeking a Creative Director to lead on the co-creation of the Carlow Carnival of Collective Joy in 2023. The Creative Director will work in collaboration with a choreographer and children aged between 8-12 years from across Carlow County to design and deliver this project. The role will be supported by the creative teams at both Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow.   

In 2022 we delivered our first Carnival of Collective Joy and are delighted to bring this tradition into our 2023 festival programme. The Creative Director will lead on the design, planning and facilitation of the creative aspects of this project, delivering workshops that inspire creativity and curiosity across four schools over 12 weeks from March to June 2023.  The Carnival will be presented as part of Carlow Arts Festival programme on Saturday the 10th June.  

The candidate will be required to have a wide level of experience and a track-record in workshop facilitation, design and making for spectacle and installation events with children and young people. 


Contract Type – Contract for Service. 

Fee – €7200 (You must be registered as self-employed/sole trader with tax clearance) 

Fee based on average €200/day, 3 days/week, over 12 weeks.  

Fixed Period March – June 2023.  

Closing date: 5pm. 6th January 2023.

Please download the application pack for full job spec and details on how to apply.