Theatre Artist in Residence

Key Facts

  • The appointment of the Theatre Artist in Residence is for one year.
  • The successful applicant will be paid a fee of €20,000.

About the Position

Cork Opera House & UCC have come together to form an internationally important collaboration over ten years. This partnership establishes Cork Opera House as a Learning Theatre and gives UCC the opportunity to engage dynamically in the professional performing arts sector.

As key institutions in Munster, Cork Opera House and University College Cork are responsible for helping shape the arts and cultural sector within Ireland. This partnership will create industry leaders of the future. It will provide a pioneering platform for the next generation of artists and practitioners to learn and gain experience, and enable young artists and practitioners to enter the workforce with confidence, resilience and a deep understanding of the industry and its opportunities.

In support of this collaboration, applications are invited for the inaugural Theatre Artist in Residence, jointly funded by Cork Opera House & UCC. The Theatre Artist in Residence will contribute to the development of the COH-UCC partnership in its first year through engagement with the Opera House as well as with students / staff at UCC, particularly in the Department of Theatre. They will contribute to teaching on the new MA in Theatre & Performative Practices, as well as develop links to Cork Opera House in-house productions. The successful candidate will liaise directly with the CEO of Cork Opera House, and the Professor of Creative Practice at UCC. We welcome applications from theatre artists practicing in areas including, but not confined to; production, direction, scenography, lighting design, sound design, costume design and dramaturgy.

The appointment of the Theatre Artist in Residence is for one year and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €20,000. Modes / dates of engagement will be negotiated with the appointee as appropriate to their specialism and UCC / Cork Opera House projects.

How to Apply

Please apply by email, outlining your vision for the role of Theatre Artist in Residence in (up to) 1000 words. Please include a C.V. and links to examples of your work. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to lead a 20 minute workshop with students / young actors as part of the interview process.

Please send applications to:

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Eibhlin Gleeson ( / Jools Gilson (

School of Film, Music and Theatre

An Scoil Scannánaíochta, Ceoil agus Amharclannaíochta

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, College Road, Cork, T12 K8AF,