We're Hiring: Programme Manager - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY

Galway Community Circus is seeking to hire a dynamic, efficient, and considerate Programme Manager to coordinate community classes, projects, events and partnership programmes. The Programme Manager is a new key role within the company, and will work closely with GCC’s education team to engage diverse communities through circus arts participation. Galway Community Circus is celebrating its 20th anniversary and there’s never been a more exciting time to join the team.

Key tasks involve project partner liaison, setting and monitoring project plans and outcomes, schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures, and ensuring that project deadlines are met.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work to tight deadlines, find solutions, adapt plans, be IT competent and have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Two years of relevant experience is required for consideration.

Programme Manager Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage delivery of community classes, projects, events and partnership programmes.
  • Line manage tutors in the delivery of these classes, projects, events and programmes. Ensure project team are briefed, supported and have adequate resources.
  • Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets, and resources.
  • Carry out planning - this will include setting goals and objectives, defining roles and producing schedules and timelines for tasks - in accordance with the needs of the project and target group.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation framework, ensuring relevant and necessary data is collected, collated and reported on. Track the progress of the project, manage risks and implement any necessary changes throughout the process.
  • Develop and nurture excellent relationships with audiences, partners, artists and other project personnel. Organise, attend, and participate in stakeholder meetings.
  • Comprehensive final reports on projects, including spotlighting successes and challenges to enhance learning for the next project and the team.
  • Actively support and promote Galway Community Circus’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities in every area of our work.

Programme Manager Requirements:

  • Two years of experience in a related field.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience using computers for a variety of tasks. Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Detail-oriented. Excellent file management and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.
  • Excels at delivering creative projects with passion for inclusive youth arts participation.

Terms & Conditions

Responsible to: General Manager

Salary: €29,000 annual salary

Hours: This is a full-time role. Standard hours are Monday to Friday. This post requires flexibility and availability to work evenings or weekends occasionally. No overtime payments are available. Galway Community Circus operates a time off in lieu system.

Location: Working from Galway Community Circus offices, c/o St Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla, Galway and remotely from home subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

Probation: This post is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Duration: The position is offered on a fixed term contract from 7th February – 31st December, with the possibility of an extension.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by email to jobs@galwaycircus.com including your CV, contact details for two references and a cover letter. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email and your application will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The deadline for applications has been extended by one week. The closing date for applications is now 31 January 2022.

Interviews will be held from 2 February.

Galway Community Circus is an equal opportunities employer. We specifically welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds.