15/04/11

15.04.11 Minister Deenihan advertises for Board members for the National Concert Hall, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Arts Council, the Heritage Council and the Irish Architectural Archive

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan T.D., has today (15th April 2011) published an advertisement on the Department’s website seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for appointment as Chairperson of the National Concert Hall and new Board members for the National Concert Hall, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Arts Council, the Heritage Council and the Irish Architectural Archive.

The advertisement can be seen on the website of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (click here). All appointments will be made in accordance with the legislation governing appointments to each body.

Minister Deenihan stated said “this is an exciting opportunity for suitable and experienced people to help shape the future of these wonderful cultural and heritage institutions. We are seeking to widen the pool of suitable candidates for consideration for appointment to these bodies.”

In submitting expressions of interest, a person should state the Board(s) that they wish to be considered for appointment, their area of expertise, relevant experience and qualifications, and also set out clearly any actual or potential conflicts of interest were they to be appointed to a Board. The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies http://www.finance.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?fn=/documents/Guidelines/codepractstatebod09.pdf includes a description of the role and responsibilities of Directors.

The Minister may appoint persons from outside the expressions of interest received in response to this advertisement.

Expressions of interest should be sent by email to tadhgoshea@tcs.gov.ie or in writing to Tadhg O’Shea, Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, New Road, Killarney, County Kerry to be received no later than 5.00pm., Friday 13th May 2011.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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