Friday 1 May 2009

Theatre Researcher Required

The Irish Theatre Institute wishes to engage a Part Time Researcher on a fixed term contract for its Irish Playography database.

The Irish Playography is an on-line catalogue of all new Irish plays produced professionally since the foundation of the Abbey Theatre in 1904.

The Researcher engaged by ITI will be required to undertake a number of specific tasks relating to the Irish Playography and will require the following skills:

  • Knowledge of and interest in the contemporary and classic Irish theatrical repertoire
  • Excellent research skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Technical competence and an ability to learn data-inputting techniques (training provided)
  • An ability to work to deadlines and within budgets.
A proficiency in the Irish language is an advantage as, this year, Irish Theatre Institute will launch the Irish Language Playography (funded by Foras na Gaeilge) as a companion and complementary resource to the existing Irish Playography database.

This research contract will be part time (3 days per week) for three months beginning on 2nd June. The Researcher will be based at Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The research will be undertaken within a very specific timeframe and with agreed deadlines.

Anyone seeking further information or interested in being considered for this contract should email a letter of application outlining relevant qualifications and skills to: Co-Directors at

Deadline for applications is Friday 8th May 2009.

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