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Join the IAF board!


Established in 2005, the IAF is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture. We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.In a few short years, we have situated architecture firmly within the cultural context, popularised it through Open House Dublin, inspired young minds through our schools programme, encouraged people to think differently about their cities and towns by creating talks and debates, communicated architecture by curating national and international exhibitions, and enhanced the practice of architecture through mutually beneficial exchanges between architects and the public.

As we embark on a strategic vision and begin to plan for the future of the organisation, the IAF is looking for four exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors to supplement the existing skill base. Our current board is made up of people from the architecture, arts, design, education and built environment sectors. The IAF is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on our Board of Directors.

Essential Skills / Experience
In order to ensure the correct skill mix and competencies on the Board, the IAF invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who consider they have a career history which demonstrates at least one of the following competencies:
• Entrepreneurship and Fundraising
• Marketing/PR/Communications
• Legal and Accounting
• Community Development

Desirable Skills/Experience
• Knowledgeable about and interested in the work of the IAF
• A demonstrated awareness and understanding of the environment within which the Board will function i.e. architectural and not-for-profit arts sectors
• Previous Board experience

In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of Board member. Board Members of the IAF serve a 3-year term, renewable to a maximum of 6 years. The Irish Architecture Foundation is a registered charity and this is a voluntary, unpaid position. Find further information on the current composition of Irish Architecture Foundations Board of Directors here. The Board of Directors meets officially 5 times per year plus the AGM. There are sub-committees, meetings of the Company’s Membership and Board members are expected to contribute to the on-going development of the organisation and attend additional events where possible.

To apply we ask applicants to submit the following to sile@architecturefoundation.ie:
1. A comprehensive CV outlining your professional experience and achievements cross-referenced to the skill set requirements set out above. Please include details of any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other voluntary/community work.
2. Max 500 words on your interest in the IAF and the specific area of expertise that you will bring to the Board.

Irish Architecture Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people based outside Dublin and the Republic of Ireland.
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview.

Closing date: close of business, Friday 8 December 2017.