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Job Opportunity: Engagement and Placemaking Manager

10 April 2024
Job Opportunity: Engagement and Placemaking Manager

The Engagement and Placemaking Manager role is a unique opportunity to both sustain and develop the placemaking work of the Irish Architecture Foundation.

We need an individual with passion, commitment and imagination who wishes to expand the possibilities and deepen the impacts of socially engaged placemaking projects in Ireland. The IAF has the capacity, resources and commitment to also develop and support individuals to thrive in their own practices while working within our organisation.

The Engagement and Placemaking Manager is a full-time role, working as a co-lead of the IAF Place / Reimagine Programmes and as part of a dynamic team working across all strands towards expanding and engaging audiences for architecture. This is an exciting role, central in developing a world-leading programme of events and initiatives working with architects, artists and the public across the island of Ireland.

The Engagement and Placemaking Manager will be passionate about high-quality architecture programming and contributing to the IAF’s position at the forefront of national and international debates relevant to alternative and experimental practice in the built environment. While taking over and managing some existing programmes, the role requires the Engagement and Placemaking Manager to devise and deliver new initiatives that promote collaborative architecture as a dynamic, vibrant contemporary practice, drawing on established networks, collaborations, and alternative practice, in collaborative arts, architecture and community-led design.

Download the information pack for applicants.


How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following documents by Friday 3 May 2024, 13:00 by email to, with ‘Engagement and Placemaking Manager’ in the subject line:

  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages)
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in this position and what you can bring to the role (no more than 1 page)

Please indicate a minimum of 2 referees in your CV. Only the referees of shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and shortlisted applicants will be notified in advance.

The IAF is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline: Friday 3 May 2024, 13:00


Selection Process:

A shortlist of candidates will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Experience related to the job description and evidence of ability and ambition to develop a career in placemaking.
  • Demonstration of aptitude for quality, skills and attributes listed above.

An interview panel comprising of representatives from IAF Board, the IAF Director and external professional expertise will meet the shortlisted candidates for interviews Thursday 9 May 2024.

Interviews will take place online, with a follow-up interview in person prior to final appointment of a candidate.


Photo: New Life for Old Buildings site visit to Georgian Limerick, May 2023.

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