Galway Arts Centre (GAC) is recruiting a new post of Director of Strategy, Development and Inclusion. The successful candidate will lead the delivery of the GAC strategy; engage with GAC staff, partners and funders on the development of the Centre, its programme, services and assets; and develop new ways to expand access to the arts in Galway and diversify our GAC audiences.
Galway Arts Centre has a strong track record of inspiring Galway audiences with a dynamic programme of contemporary visual arts, theatre, performance and literature. We also have an ambitious strategy for development. This is an exciting time for change and the Director of Strategy, Development and Inclusion will play a key role in GAC’s evolution.
Responsibilities and Duties
The successful candidate will be required to:
• Lead the delivery of the GAC strategy, setting targets, tracking achievements and reporting to the GAC Board on strategy implementation.
• Engage internal and external stakeholders in the GAC strategy to garner support and build strategic partnerships for mutual benefit.
• Review the strategy and advise the board on changes of strategic direction or new strategic opportunities as required.
• Work with the GAC General Manager to engage with existing funders and explore new funding opportunities to maximise GAC funding.
• Engage with the local authority, funders and partners to deliver the refurbishment of existing GAC facilities and the development of new facilities.
• Review the strategies of local authorities and other local cultural organisations and engage with them on opportunities for mutual benefit.
• Lead GAC efforts to break down barriers to accessing and participating in the arts in Galway, in line with local and national arts strategies.
• Engage with internal and external stakeholders to diversify GAC audiences.
Qualifications and Aptitudes
• At least three years’ experience of organisational development, in a leadership or advisory role
• Lateral and strategic thinker, able to lead GAC into its next phase
• Firm knowledge of the Irish arts funding and local authority landscapes
• Experience of working with public funding bodies and local authorities to deliver results
• Engaging and convincing communicator
• Enthusiasm for our work and the transformational capacity of the arts
• Being a self-starter and able to take the initiative
• Ability to prioritise flexibly and manage time efficiently
• Experience of working in the arts sector
• A track record of fundraising from a variety of sources
• Experience of community outreach
How to Apply
This position is a year-round, part-time position (2-day week) with a starting contract of one year.
Salary: €16,000 (€40,000 pro rata)
Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter by email to Tara O’Connor, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Applications for this position will be accepted until 5pm on Wednesday 1st September 2021.
Interviews will take place on the 9th and 10th September 2021.
For further information, please contact email@example.com.