Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to lead The Civic Theatres plans around Enhanced and Community Engagement?
The Civic is a busy, popular theatre with great plans for the future and we are seeking a new team member to develop and grow our outreach, education and engagement plans, allowing the venue to establish and maintain stronger connections with the local community. This person will build relationships with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders, fostering collaborations and partnerships that enhance the venue’s visibility and impact.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Targeted Programming: Develop and implement programming specifically tailored to the needs and interests of the community. Conduct research, gather feedback, and identify relevant themes or topics that resonate with the target audience, ensuring that the venue’s activities are engaging, meaningful, and responsive to the community’s preferences.
- Expanding the Audience Base: By offering education and community engagement programs, a live performance venue can attract new and diverse audiences who may not typically attend performances. Help to develop initiatives that appeal to different age groups, cultural backgrounds, or interest areas, thus expanding the venue’s reach and making it more inclusive.
- Identifying Educational Opportunities: Design and oversee educational initiatives, workshops, and masterclasses that provide valuable learning experiences for students, aspiring artists, and the general public. These programs can contribute to the development of artistic skills, promote cultural literacy, and inspire the next generation of performers, arts enthusiasts, and creative professionals.
- Measuring Social Impact: Engage with the community through educational programs that can have a positive social impact. Develop initiatives that address social issues, promote inclusivity, or support underrepresented groups. By using the arts as a tool for social change, the venue can contribute to community development, social cohesion, and empowerment.
- Gather Community Feedback and Evaluation: Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the venue’s programs. Gather feedback, assess the impact of initiatives, and make data-informed improvements to ensure that the venue’s efforts align with the community’s needs and expectations.
- Developing Long-Term Relationships: Establish long-term relationships with schools, community organizations, and individuals in the community. By nurturing these connections over time, the venue can foster a sense of trust and collaboration, leading to ongoing partnerships, repeat engagement, and a deeper integration within the community.
- Funding and Grants Application: Identification and preparation of applications for additional funding, grants, and sponsorships that support The Civic’s overall operations.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- A flexible approach to work and be capable of handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Cultivate robust and creative collaborations with local and national community, arts,
educational, and other organisations.
- Collaborate closely with the management team and be proactive with creative
- Be proactive and assertive reacting to key business requirements in a timely manner.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Creative and independent thinker, with an aptitude for coming up with fresh and
innovative ideas, and developing and evolving ideas already in place.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills with attention to detail.
- Be up to date on policy and developments around Child Welfare.
- An understanding of inclusion and diversity in the arts is an advantage.
- Flexibility in working hours where necessary.
- Knowledge of the Arts/ Theatre Landscape in Ireland.
Reporting To: Artistic Director
An initial 6 month contract which may be extended following probationary period.
Full time: 40 hours p/week which include a 60 minute lunch break each day. Working hours/days: Generally 5 days per week (some evening & weekend work where necessary). Hybrid arrangement on request (up to a maximum of 20% of the working week)
Salary: Ranges from €28,000 – €30,000 commensurate with experience.
Probationary Period: 6 months
Leave: 20 days + 10 statutory and bank holidays
This job description is expected to evolve during the course of any appointment and offers a real opportunity to make your own mark.
Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line: ‘Education and Engagement Executive’. Queries can also be addressed to this email. Please include your CV, outlining why you think you are suitable for this role.
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th November 2023.
The Civic Theatre is an equal opportunities employer.
All Applicants must comply with Garda Vetting requirements.
The Civic Theatre is Grant Aided by South Dublin County Council, The Arts Council and Creative Ireland