Join Mermaid's Board of Directors

Join Mermaid’s Board of Directors

Do you want to help fuel connection and creativity in County Wicklow?

Do you want to support an energetic and thriving arts organisation in maximising its impact?

Mermaid Arts Centre, County Wicklow’s creative powerhouse, wishes to appoint new people to our Board of Directors. We are looking for people who champion access to art and creativity for all and who are committed to a belief in the power of arts and culture to create connection within communities. People who have the capacity to support our brilliant team to deliver a dynamic programme of events across artforms at our purpose-built centre in Bray and at locations and venues across County Wicklow and around the country. People who want to put the arts at the centre of conversations about the kind of world we want to live in.

In 2021 and beyond, we are thinking about how we can continue to champion artists and their work, about how we can model working sustainably while also maximising our impact, and how we can deepen our roots in the community.

For further information on Mermaid Arts Centre please click here.

At a time when we are developing a new strategic vision 2021-2025 and planning for the future of the organisation, Mermaid is looking for exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors.

We welcome applications from people with the following skills and/or working in the following areas:

  • Artists – working in any discipline
  • Legal
  • HR & Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising/Philanthropy

Mermaid welcomes applications from everyone but particularly encourages applications by people from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups (including, but not limited to, Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic people, refugees, people with disabilities, working-class and LGBTQI+ people).

Board Members of Mermaid Arts Centre serve a 3-year term, renewable to a maximum of 6 years. Mermaid Arts Centre is a registered charity, and this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The Board of Directors meets six times per year including the AGM. There are sub-committee meetings attended by some Board Members which meet no more than three times a year. Directors are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and attend additional events where possible.

For further information on the current make-up of Mermaid Arts Centre’s Board of Directors please click here.

To apply we ask applicants to submit a comprehensive CV/biography or a short (max. 3 mins) film or audio file that tells us about your roles, responsibilities and achievements in the organisations in which you currently and previously worked, and why you are interested in this role at Mermaid Arts Centre. Please include details of any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other voluntary/community work. Applications can be sent to

If you have any questions, have any access requirements or concerns, or wish to have a confidential conversation, please contact Mermaid’s Artistic Director, Julie Kelleher by emailing

Closing date 12pm Thursday 27 Jan 2022