We’re hiring! Audience Development & Communications Manager – F/T (Maternity Cover)

Project Arts Centre (PAC) is seeking applications from skilled, experienced and motivated individuals to join our Marketing & Communications team at Ireland’s foremost Contemporary Arts Centre. 

Project is a vibrant, welcoming hub that connects artists, audiences and local communities, promoting exchange, experimentation and collaboration, and the presentation of extraordinary work that inspires and provokes. Based in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Project Arts Centre consists of two performance spaces and a gallery.  We present hundreds of performance and visual arts events to the public each year, and provide a range of supports to individual artists and companies who are part of our Project Artists initiative, and work with local communities and schools to reach new artists and audiences.

Job Description

The Audience Development & Communications Manager will be excited by the creative possibilities in promoting Project’s unique identity and capacity.  They will understand the artist-led ethos at Project, which believes in the value of an equitable, diverse, inclusive, sustainable artistic and social space, which buzzes with ideas and experimentation, connecting people in creative processes that engage with the messiness of lived experiences and questions the status quo.

 The Audience Development & Communications Manager is a key member of the wider Project Arts Centre team.  They will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Artistic Director, Visual Arts Curator, Head of Project Potential and other staff to develop and deliver Project’s marketing and communications objectives.  Part of a team of two, they will work particularly closely with the Audience & Media Marketing Manager, sharing general day-to-day responsibilities within the Marketing & Communications department, but taking the lead in key areas. The two department managers will work to achieve Project’s marketing and communications objectives as per the Communications Plan 2022-2026 together.

Key areas of work include: a focus on PR; developing and maintaining an up-to-date media contact database; and overseeing the distribution of regular press releases on Project’s key programming activity. The successful candidate will take the lead on departmental activity in Google and Mailchimp analytics, as well as paid social media campaigns.  The role will include the marketing of the PAC programme, management of institutional marketing, press and publicity, and the development of strategies for audience development, income generation as well as the provision of services to incoming artists, clients, friends and sponsors. 

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Terms and Conditions

Salary: €35,700

Pension: A company scheme has recently been introduced with a small employer contribution

Holidays: 20 days p/a + 4 days closure at Christmas & 9 days statutory Bank Holidays (all pro-rata)

How to apply:

Letters of application to be accompanied by an up-to-date CV and the names of two referees.  Send your application by email to jobs@projectartscentre.ie FAO Orla Moloney, Executive Director

Project would like to encourage applications from candidates coming from a diversity of national, ethnic or cultural groups (including, but not limited to Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic, refugees, people with disabilities, working-class and LGBTQI+ artists).

Application Deadline: Wed 28 June

Interviews: Thursday 6 July

For more information, see www.projectartscentre.ie 

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