The Crafts Council of Ireland is looking for innovative, creative and design savvy mentors to join our mentoring panel and address specific design needs of craft workers in Ireland. Design thinking, technology, innovation and an interdisciplinary approach to making have become increasingly important to the future growth and development of the crafts sector. It is extremely important that CCoI has a base of skilled mentors who will work with new and existing craft enterprises and play a role in their future development. CCoI is looking for organisations and individuals who have the relevant expertise to act as mentors for craftspeople in the areas of:
* Product Design
* Innovation Capabilities
* Graphic Design and Branding
* Integration of New Technologies, (laser cutting, 3D scanning and printing, water jet cutting, die-cutting, motion sensors) that assist with design, prototyping, manufacturing and production.
Individuals should possess a minimum of masters level qualification and/or 3 years business experience in the creative industries or design sector. Knowledge and understanding of creative industries, specifically craft would be desirable. Please complete an application form which can be downloaded from www.ccoi.ie. and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications: 16th July 2012
MENTORS WITH THE CRAFTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND (CCoI)
The Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) is the national design and economic development organisation for the crafts industry in Ireland. CCoI is responsible for fostering the growth and commercial strength of the crafts industry in Ireland, communicating its unique identity and stimulating quality, design, innovation and competitiveness. Based in Kilkenny, the Crafts Council of Ireland has 72 member organisations and over 2,600 registered craft enterprises. Its activities are funded by the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.The Crafts Council of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.