The Irish Architecture Foundation is seeking two architects for its Board to work alongside the current board and staff on delivering the IAF’s Strategy 2019-2023. Established in 2005, the IAF is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. It encourages people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.

The IAF is interested in candidates who are passionate about engaging people in architecture, both nationally and internationally and ensuring architecture (design, development, social impact, education, history, criticism) plays a key role in Ireland’s creative sector alongside other art forms.

In a few short years, the IAF has situated architecture firmly within the cultural context, popularized it through Open House Dublin, inspired young minds through its 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.


You must be a Registered Architect.

All candidates must demonstrate a deep interest in the culture of architecture and the future development of the IAF in terms of resource opportunities

Knowledge and interest in the vision and Strategy 2019-2023 of the IAF is essential

Have a knowledge or empathy with the not for profit sector

Candidates must be familiar with best governance practices and knowledge of the responsibilities of a Board Member. Please see Arts Councils guide to Board Members

Board Members of IAF serve a three-year term, renewable to a maximum of six years. Irish Architecture Foundation is a registered charity and this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

The Board of Directors meets officially five 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 applicants must submit:

A CV or biography

Max 500 words on your interest in the IAF, why you want to be on the Board and what you can bring to the organisation

Please include details of any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other voluntary/community work

Irish Architecture Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people based outside Dublin and the Republic of Ireland

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by members of the Governance Sub-Committee

Closing date Monday 15th July 2019 at noon.
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Denise Maguire
Plan Magazine