The Circus is Hiring!

Digital Engagement Officer

Galway Community Circus are exploring innovative new models of creative engagement and are looking for a highly motivated, resourceful and dynamic individual to join our team. The purpose of this role will be to develop Galway Community Circus’ digital engagement activities with multiple audience groups via social media channels and the Organisations website. Read More...

The successful candidate will also manage the technical coordination of high-quality digital engagement programs to engage meaningfully and effectively with children and young people while digitally capturing and effectively disseminating the magic of Circus to a wider audience. Major Duties: Technical coordination of our digital events and programmes including webinars, online classes, online performances and other digital art projects.

Manage Organisation’s digital communications including website, social media channels and newsletters - produce relevant and engaging content for diverse audiences, coordinate social media campaigns and drive youth engagement.

Lead the communications of Creative Europe Co-operation project ‘Wires Crossed – Head, Heart, Balance’.

Production and Design of in-house materials where necessary.

Establish and map a network of content support contacts across the organisation and arts sector, collaborating with these colleagues as needed to source information for social media.

Contribute to key partners communications (Newsletters etc).

Working with the local, national and international media to disseminate our news content along with third-party bloggers and key social media contacts.

Develop a thorough understanding of Galway Community Circus’ operations and objectives so as to ensure accuracy of all published content.

Carry out any other duties appropriate to the grade, as directed by your line manager

Essential Skills & Experience:

At least two years direct experience in a digital engagement role or similar.

Highly creative and skilled in using social media channels to deliver effective and engaging marketing communications and news content.

Excellent communication skills, with an advanced understanding of the English language and first-class writing skills.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

Experience in digital youth engagement.

Film production skills; able to assist directly with video editing where required.

Basic design and photo editing skills.

Experience of producing engaging marketing copy within brand guidelines.

Person Specification:

Innovative and imaginative; able to shape and drive new marketing initiatives confidently.

Able to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.

Able to work under pressure and prioritise digital engagement accordingly.

A positive dynamic team player with excellent networking and interpersonal skills.

Practical DetailsJob Title: Digital Engagement Officer (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Department: Marketing & External Linkages

Directly responsible to: General Manager

Salary: gross pro-rata salary between €28,000-32,000 depending on experience

Hours: 32hrs per week with flexible hours

Location: Galway Community Circus Office, Galway City, Ireland with occasional travel required and remote-working possibilities

How to Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter to digitalengagementofficer@galwaycircus.comThe closing date for applications is: 18 January 2021Interviews will be held: 20-22 January (second round 26-28 Jan)Your application will be treated with strictest confidence. Galway Community Circus is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments will be dependent on successful Garda vetting.