Executive Director

Executive Director

Galway City


Industry: Finance

Contact Name: Aileen Fitzgerald

Contact Email: aileen.fitzgerald@icegroup.ie

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  (4 days a week / 0.8 FTE)

Highly successful & expanding Galway Theatre Company have a new role, the position of Executive Director. So, if you are an experienced, strategic thinking, business driven individual with a proven record in income generation & or increasing revenue with an interest/appreciation of the Arts this might be the next step in your career. Working closely with the Artistic Director/Director of Services, the Executive Director will lead on organisational strategy and business development, funding partnerships and financial planning on local, national and international projects. The Executive/Deputy Director will also have overall responsibility for leading the Theatre and Performing Arts School staff teams who deliver the day to day programmes and supports to service users. This is an opportunity to be a key innovator in a leading arts & disability organisation in the West of Ireland.  The organisation wants to cultivate innovative partnerships that are the right fit for them & generate increased income to realise bold artistic ideas, support artists & enhance ID creative production on all levels. Currently a team of seven working part-time (four day week): Artistic Director/Director of Services, Producer, General Manager, Performing Arts School Manager (PAS), PAS Co-ordinator, Acting Ensemble Coordinator and a PAS Programme Support Worker. 

Key responsibilities- Strategy & Leadership: Responsible with Director of Services/Artistic Director for the implementation of Strategic aims and objectives. With the AD/DOS help Board operate well through effective processes and policies, support them in carrying out their roles, provide them with information needed to make timely and wise decisions; involve Board in setting direction; help in the recruitment of new trustees. Develop & ensure a viable Business Plan & associated multi annual budget, ensuring that organisation operates as an ethical, entrepreneurial & sustainable business. Identify & cultivate new sources of income & partnerships to ensure the success of the Business Plan. Overall responsibility for the development of new building facilities, accessing the required funding and working with DOS & specific subcommittee. The ability to demonstrate support for innovation & for organisational changes needed to improve the organisation's effectiveness, initiating, sponsoring, & implementing organisational change.. Work collaboratively with the team, artists, partners, funders & stakeholders. Represent the organisation & advocate the company externally on relevant matters. With the AD/DOS, oversee recruitment, management, appraisal & professional development of staff. Deputise for the AD/DOS as required. 

Experience:• Proven experience in leadership, strategic planning & project management. • At least 3 years demonstrable experience in income generation, fundraising including a working understanding of the arts or third sector statutory funding, sources and challenges. • Demonstrable experience in innovative approaches to income generation & business development • Significant experience in developing, managing & reporting on financial strategy & budgets  • Excellent presentation, verbal & written communication skills • Good ability to seek out, interpret & respond to funding applications & bids • Strong network of contacts & connections that will support the aims of the role • Excellent research skills



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