Image shown: Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Image shown: Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is recruiting for the new full-time position of Project Co-ordinator. Based at the organisation’s WHAT Centre for Arts and Health at University Hospital Waterford, the role will present the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real contribution to WHAT’s development and to its continued success in the coming years. 

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation. Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT also supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website

Role of the Project Co-ordinator
The role of the Project Co-ordinator will be to support the advancement of WHAT’s work in delivering excellence in artistic programming in healthcare and community contexts, supporting artists to deliver arts and health programmes, enhancing the healthcare environment and championing arts and health practice in Ireland.

The Project Co-ordinator will be a key member of the WHAT team and will have responsibility for the delivery of the Iontas Arts and Mental Health programme, management of the Art Collection and delivery of the Exhibition Programme.

The role requires significant project management and communications skills, combined with experience of working in healthcare contexts (or equivalent), an understanding of the challenges of arts and health practice and a proven track record in co-ordinating the delivery of complex programmes or projects.

Application process 
Further information and application details are available from

For enquiries phone (051) 842664 or email

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 31 May.


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