Dublin Theatre Festival | Corporate Development & Marketing Executive
Dublin Theatre Festival is currently seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced, and enthusiastic person to fulfil a new full-time, 2-year contract role of Corporate Development & Marketing Executive from June 2017. The successful candidate will be target-driven, with the ability to inspire others to commit to and support the Festival. They will be part of a team responsible for driving revenue from corporate sources, stewarding and maintaining relationships, and building the Festival’s support base through their networking and partnership abilities. This position has been created with the support of Business to Arts and Dublin City Council’s Dublin Culture Connects as part of the Fundraising Fellowship Dublin programme.
Post: Corporate Development & Marketing Executive
Contract: Two year fixed term, renewed annually following review.
Starting Date: Monday 5 June, 2017
Hours: Usually office hours 40 hours Monday – Friday, including lunch, with flexibility at evenings and weekends during 3 week festival period
Reporting to: Marketing and Development Manager
Probation: 6 months
Location: 12 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Purpose and Scope of the Post
The Corporate Development and Marketing Executive will be a key member of Dublin Theatre Festival’s overall administrative team, working closely with the Marketing and Development Manager to promote Dublin Theatre Festival, and generate income through commercial sponsorship, philanthropic giving, and to expand the Festival’s network within the corporate sector.
The role requires attendance at evening and weekend events, at performances during the festival and at any other functions or events at which representation of the festival is appropriate. Some travel may be required from time to time. The position works as part of the wider Marketing and Development team to support and enhance corporate sponsor, Friend and patron initiatives, to manage special projects and to undertake other additional duties as assigned.
The Corporate Development and Marketing Executive will also be required to participate in what is a new and very exciting initiative, with the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme of activity between June 2017 and May 2019. This will require the Fellow’s attendance at various workshops, training, and mentoring sessions with Business to Arts and their partners. The Fellowship aims to enhance long-term careers in fundraising and development for the Irish cultural sector.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Corporate Development & Marketing Executive span many areas including relationship management, institutional marketing, digital marketing, event management, sponsorship cultivation and activation. Specifically, they are:
Skills and personal qualities
Type of Contract
Two year fixed term contract. Annual renewable subject to review with the Artistic Director/CEO and the Marketing and Development Manager.
€30,000 per annum, pro rata with an annual review should fundraising targets be exceeded.
There will be an initial probationary period of six months including a review the Artisitic Director/ CEO and the Marketing and Development Manager.
Hours of Work
The post is full-time working 40 hours per week, with an hour for lunch daily. The Corporate Development and Marketing Executive will be required to work outside these hours including evenings and weekends during the Festival. No overtime is payable but time off in lieu is given to all full-time staff over the Christmas/New Year period.
The Corporate Development and Marketing Executive is entitled to twenty-one days leave annually in addition to statutory and public holidays. Holidays are taken by prior arrangement with the Marketing and Development Manager and must be taken by the end of February of the following year and cannot be accrued for future years.
A pension scheme is offered to all core staff after a minimum of 12 months continuous employment. An amount equalling any contributions made by the employee is payable by the employer up to and including 5% of gross salary.
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Applicants are invited to submit:
Applications will be accepted by email only
The closing date for receipt of all applications is Monday 24 April at 9am
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 May. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 28 April with interview times.
Dublin Theatre Festival is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Dublin Theatre Festival is funded by the Arts Council.