Culture Night is back!

Culture Night

Over 90 venues are taking part this year, throwing open their doors on one night and organising  events, from art exhibitions to poetry, orchestras to food markets, deconstructed bicycles to a giant see-saw – and it’s all free.

“Cork Culture Night has been  being completely embraced by the people of Cork with over 43,000 visitors to the venues in 2012. Cork people have a long tradition of supporting arts and culture and with over 150 free events in over 90 venues  they won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer the Culture Night. ,” said Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Catherine Clancy

This is the 4th year of this national event and   Cork has seen phenomenal uptake with visitors increasing every year since its inception. “From the English Market to the Butter Museum and from Blackrock Castle to the Glucksman Gallery, Cork venues have embraced the night again this year by so generously putting on an exciting array of events for free  to engage everyone, both visitors and locals alike,” said City Manager Tim Lucey.

Once more Bus Eireann have come on board and the Culture Bus will be ferrying people from venue to venue free of charge on the night.

Check out full listings here: http://culturenightcork.ie/whats-on/

As part of the Cork English Academy English and Work Placement Programme our work experience coordinator has shared this new and exciting work placement with us:

 

Company Profile

A leading producer of video footage, 3D animation, photos and after effects projects for the international stock media industry.The company’s clients include world market leaders in the distribution of media content such as GettyImages, National Geographic and Corbis Motion. Industry professionals including film production companies, web designers, graphic artists, art directors and corporate Marketeers use their products for web, broadcast and other new media productions.

The company sells stock images and videos all over the world, in every minute of the day for use in TV commercials, billboard advertisements, print media and advertising.

Now boasting a library of over 130,000 images and 45,000 videos the company is experiencing average monthly customer download rates of over 50,000 times globally.

With a staff of over 30 full time and part time employees in  offices in Cork and Cape Town, South Africa, the team covers all areas of the business from research, video and photography production, post production, animation to sales, marketing, IT and administration.

 

Job Title

Administration Assistant

Administration Assistant

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Intermediate level of English minimum
  • Have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team and be be highly motivated
  •  Strong organisation and problem solving skills. Diligence and attention to detail are also required.
  • No academic background in photography/ digital media is required, but a keen interest in this area will be a bonus

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Submitting Media to online agencies
  • Managing Mysql database
  • Keywording
  • Management of admin tasks which may be delegated by the CEO
  • Working on the areas of research to assist the Creative Executive and Research Team in the production of creative plans for both large and small scale photo and video shoots

Timescale

  • Starting Immediately
  • Duration:  minimum 3 months, Ideally 6  to 9 months months

Please contact us at [email protected] with inquiries.

As part of the Cork English Academy English and Work Placement Programme our work experience coordinator has shared this new and exciting work placement with us:

 

Company Profile

A leading producer of video footage, 3D animation, photos and after effects projects for the international stock media industry.The company’s clients include world market leaders in the distribution of media content such as GettyImages, National Geographic and Corbis Motion. Industry professionals including film production companies, web designers, graphic artists, art directors and corporate Marketeers use their products for web, broadcast and other new media productions.

The company sells stock images and videos all over the world, in every minute of the day for use in TV commercials, billboard advertisements, print media and advertising.

Now boasting a library of over 130,000 images and 45,000 videos the company is experiencing average monthly customer download rates of over 50,000 times globally.

With a staff of over 30 full time and part time employees in  offices in Cork and Cape Town, South Africa, the team covers all areas of the business from research, video and photography production, post production, animation to sales, marketing, IT and administration.

 

Job Title

Researcher and Production Assistant

ProductionAssisstant_WP

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English
  • Good communication, organisation and problem solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • A passion for the creative media industry

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a team in the Research Department, analysing market trends and competitors’ activity, incorporating the findings into production plans for both large and small scale photo and video shoots
  • Assisting with creation of Creative Briefs for each shoot- making lists of props and styling guidelines for the Production Team- models casting, selection and booking- sourcing and purchasing props

    – assisting Creative Executive and Photography Team during shoots, making sure scenarios outlined in creative briefs are followed and shoot plans adhered to, liaising with models, helping with set designs, props, digital logging etc

 

Timescale

  • Starting Immediately
  • Duration:  minimum 3 months, Ideally 6  to 9 months months

Please contact us at [email protected] with inquiries.

As part of the Cork English Academy English and Work Placement Programme our work experience coordinator has shared this new and exciting work placement with us:

ITAnalyst_WP

Company Profile

Start-up company developing a mobile, cloud and private social networking app for families.This is an exciting opportunity to become a core member of a small team building software that is being used by users in over 120 countries.

 

Job Title

I.T. Analyst

 

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • A Computer Science or Business Information Systems degree
  • HTML, SQL, software development, iPhone apps, Web development essential
  • Logical and methodical mindset to troubleshoot issues, determine root causes and clearly document so that developers can fix the bugs etc.
  • Good communication and the ability to work well with team members

 

Roles and Responsibliities

  • Candidate will be responsible for QA testing iPhone, mobile web and web applications
  • Candidate will report to CTO
  • Work with mobile and web developers to find, document and resolve software defects / bugs

 

Timescale

  • Starting Immediately
  • Duration  6 months Work Placement minimum

Please contact us at [email protected] with inquiries.

Our lovely student Kwon from Korea undertook 25 weeks General English tuition as part of her Academic Year programme and successfully worked her way up two English language levels from Pre-Intermediate (CEF A2) to  Upper-Intermediate (CEF B2)!

Kwon studied with us for a 6 month study period from March until August and she is now enjoying a 6 month holiday period and has found a job in a city center cafe where she is using her English everyday.

Here are Kwon’s thoughts on her language stay in Cork:

Kwon

Hello, my name is Kwon. I am Korean and I studied Hospitality at my university before I came to Ireland. I took a year off and came here in order to improve my English, especially my speaking skills, because I would like to work in Tourism so learning foreign languages is essential for me.

I had planned studying abroad for a long time. First, I chose the country and city for studying. I would like to go in Europe because I wanted to travel loads of countries while I stay abroad. But there are a lot of Koreans in England already. So I tried to find a country which has very few Korean. At that time, I watched the films ‘ps. I love you’ and ‘Leap year’ which is set in Ireland. And I was fascinated by Ireland. Since then, I searched lots of information about Ireland and decided to come to Cork.

I came here through a Language Agency called ABC. As far as I know, ABC is the only Korean agent that has an office in Cork and that is the number one reason why I chose to book with Kim from ABC. Before and after I arrived here, she was so kind as to help me. When I was worried about choosing school, I told her I would like to go school which is kind of family. She recommended me Cork English Academy. So I registered at CEA for 25 weeks and I’ve been very satisfied with the result!

I started from an A2 level and got a B2 certification after 6 months. I think my English has improved a lot. At the beginning of school, I was very nervous whenever I spoke English. But now I’m not nervous as much as I was. And I can understand more than before. And for me the most difficult one was pronunciations. So I went to the free pronunciation class every Tuesday. It was really helpful. Also I watched loads of American/English TV shows and movies. And I recorded new vocabularies and useful expressions. I did of course homework and review as much as I could.

To be honest, I have only positive comments to say about my school. All staffs and teachers were really, really great. I had periodic meeting with teachers and they always took good care of me. The facilities are also fine with big and clean class rooms, student room and bathrooms. The only bad thing I experienced was sometimes Wifi didn’t work well.

When I had a problem in my house, they helped me to find temporary accommodation with their accommodation provider. I lived there for 2 weeks. I thought the location and housemates were good.

About living Cork, I have never regretted coming here. While I have been living here for 6 months, at the start sometimes I was bored and a little bit lonely but I made a lot of good friends, learned something new and enjoyed living in a new place as well. As far as I am concerned, the people are really kind and Cork city gives a friendly and cozy feeling. Of course, as you know, the weather is strange. (But at the moment, we have a nice “summer”:>)

Usually I had a farewell party every weekend in the pub. The atmosphere is a bit different to pubs in Korea. I spent a lot of nice nights in pub with a pint. Also I used to travel around Ireland on weekends and bank holidays. I visited Kinsale, Cobh, Dublin, Dingle and so on. In my opinion, the best place I’ve visited in Ireland was Dingle. I hired a car with my friends and drove along the shore. It was awesome! You can get there by tourist bus as well, but I strongly recommend driving to get there.

Now I finished my long race in school and I am working in Gloria Jean’s coffee. Sometimes I face a difficult problem when I take the order I am getting better. I think it is another opportunity to improve my English.

I would like to recommend my friends to come here and study English, for me, it’s the best place to study English.

Thank you Kwon! We hope you come by and visit us soon.