Published 12.03.2024
by Kids’ Own

Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Portal Assistant *POSITION FILLED*


Kids’ Own is seeking an experienced individual to assist with elements of the Arts in Education Portal programme in 2024. Reporting to the Arts in Education Portal Manager, and the CEO of Kids’ Own, the Portal Assistant will assist with key events and content development for the Portal. We invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for this fixed term contract for service.

Launched in 2015, the Arts in Education Portal is the key national digital resource of arts and education practice in Ireland. The ethos for the Portal is about building a community of practice within arts and creativity in education, and providing a space – both online and offline – where artists and teachers can be supported and inspired. It provides a platform through which good collaboration practice in arts-in-education and arts education will be supported, developed and enhanced.

The specifications of the contract are set out below.

  • Coordination of Portal events, particularly the Spring Regional Day, in Sligo in late Spring 2024 and the National Arts in Education Portal Day which will take place in Dublin in early November 2024. Event coordination will include pre-event planning, organising guest speakers, communications with ticket holders and management of all event logistics. Coordinating third-party suppliers, freelancers, videographers and designers to ensure on-time delivery of assets.
  • Developing social media content to promote the content of the Arts in Education Portal website and events, ensuring the delivery of effective, cohesive, and engaging brand messaging.
  • Assistance with the management of the Arts in Education Portal website, including updating content.
  • Assisting with the development of content for the AIE Portal, which could include travelling to different education settings to document arts in education projects.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A strong interest in arts in education and collaborative arts practice.
  • Experience in event coordination.
  • Experience with self-directed projects.
  • Strong digital skills, including experience using WordPress.
  • Proven track record in managing social media campaigns, across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn.
  • Expertise in documenting creative projects.
  • Ability to travel when required for meetings, events etc. Full, clean driving license and access to own transport.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team.


  • Experience in working with non-profit or charitable organisations.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a detailed CV, along with a cover letter outlining their interest in this piece of work, with reference to relevant experience, and any other relevant details.

Fee: there is a set fee of €12,000 for the delivery of these services. There will be additional funds available for travel and other expenses to be confirmed with the successful applicant(s).

Timeline: Timelines will be agreed with successful candidate, but candidates should note dates of Regional and National Day events are in May and November.

Deadline: 3rd April 

How to apply: please send a cover letter detailing your experience, approach, and interest in the role, along with a CV to [email protected]