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Dublin Theatre Festival is seeking applications for one permanent and multiple seasonal positions. See below for full job descriptions.

Purpose and scope of the post

This administrative role is responsible for financial administration, daily running of the Festival offices, general administration and supervision of seasonal staff during the festival season. They are one of the core team, working year round and they work closely with the General Manager (GM). The Administrator is a key role within the whole organisation, ensuring the smooth running of the offices and finances.

We’re looking for a process-orientated individual who is looking to build on their experience and gain an insight into company and festival management in one of the biggest festivals in Ireland.

Salary

€30,000 to €34,000 per annum, depending on experience

Hours of Work

The post is full-time, year-round, 40 hours per week. During the 3 week Festival period, the Festival Administrator may be required to work outside these hours, including evenings and weekends.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit the following by email to Eve Lalor, General Manager at eve@dublintheatrefestival.ie:

  • A cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailing the qualities and experience you will bring to the role
  • A CV, including contact details for two professional referees

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 12.00 on Friday 8 July.

Interviews

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12 July. Applicants selected for interview will be expected to make themselves available on this date. Immediate start preferable but not essential.

Festival Administrator PDF

Seasonal Roles


Purpose and Scope of the Post

The primary role of the runner is to ensure the efficient delivery and collection of materials to and from the festival offices and venues. The runner will assist with the smooth functioning of the festival administration office when required. This position reports to the Festival Administrator and ultimately to the General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival. This position requires a candidate willing to work outside in all weather conditions and to undertake manual tasks in the festival offices. The runner regularly lifts and delivers batches of brochures, helps in cleaning activities and in the set-up of festival offices. A willingness to engage in manual activity and a level of physical fitness is required.

Type of Contract

Seasonal and temporary. 25 July – 18 October, half time for 9 weeks then full time for 3.5 weeks

Mornings 10am – 1.30pm Monday 25 July – Friday 23 September (9 weeks)

Full time 10am – 6pm or 1pm to 9pm, Monday 26 September – Tuesday October 18 (3.5 weeks)

Usual office hours 10am – 6pm, Monday – Friday. 48 hours in a 6 day week during the 3 week festival period

Probation

A probation period of three weeks will apply from the start of the contract.

Holidays

Statutory holiday entitlements apply. Requests for leave will be considered, taking into account the busy nature of the festival period. Leave must be scheduled and approved by your line manager prior to commencing your contract (max 3 days during the contract). Unused holiday entitlement will be paid at the end of contract in accordance with current employment legislation.

Remuneration

€21,840pro rata / €10.50 per hour, calculated weekly & paid monthly. Complimentary tickets to Festival shows are available to all seasonal staff.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining all relevant experience
  • A letter of application indicating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for two professional referees

Submissions

Applications will be accepted by email only and should be submitted to recruitment@dublintheatrefestival.ie

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of all applications is noon on Tuesday 28th of June

Interviews

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 July via zoom. Applicants selected for interview will be expected to make themselves available on this date.

Festival Runner job specs 1

Purpose and Scope of the Post

We are seeking a Volunteers Coordinator to run the volunteer programme. The candidate should be enthusiastic, confident and efficient when dealing with people as the role requires much person to person contact. The Volunteer Coordinator will work within the festival offices and will report to the Festival Administrator and ultimately to the General Manager of Dublin Theatre Festival.

The volunteer programme is a key way for people to get involved in the festival and we aim to involve between 80 and 100 volunteers in the 2022 festival. The volunteers help facilitate the smooth running of numerous aspects of the festival and we are immensely grateful for the support we receive from people willing to give up their free time.

Type of Contract

Seasonal and temporary, August – October 2022

Probation

A probation period of three weeks will apply from the start of the contract.

Holidays

Holiday pay will be paid at the end of the contract.

Remuneration

The salary for this post is €26,000 per annum pro rata

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae outlining all relevant experience
  • A letter of application indicating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for two professional referees

Volunteer Coordinator

Purpose and Scope of the Post

This paid internship aims to create a pathway to a career in the arts for a wide variety of people including those currently under-represented. We want to ensure that equality and diversity are at the heart of what we do and actively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We acknowledge that it can be uncomfortable to put yourself forward for a role in a sector that you might feel that you have previously been excluded from. Opportunities like this internship aim to encourage candidates of all abilities and experience to put themselves forward, so please do submit an application — as we’d love to hear from you.

As the Digital Content Intern of Dublin Theatre Festival you will be involved in all aspects of the promotion of the festival. The internship will give you an opportunity to develop existing skills in a practical and busy environment. Depending on your existing skills you may be asked to take on some projects as your own.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing important administrative support to the Head of Marketing & Development
  • Assisting with updating the festival’s website and social networking channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google)
  • Coordinating venue dressing and signage
  • Maintaining marketing databases
  • Assisting with targeted marketing efforts for specific shows and festival promotions
  • Assisting with the coordination and distribution of promotional materials citywide
  • Assisting with market research during festival dates
  • Assisting at events during the festival
  • Any other duties that may be specified by and agreed with the Head of Marketing and Development

An internship is a learning opportunity. The following skills and knowledge will help you to make the most of the experience.

  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Good knowledge of social media management
  • Good communication, interpersonal, telephone, written and verbal skills

Other helpful skills/interests

  • Video/social media editing
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to take instruction and to work on a team
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Interest in the arts

Type of Engagement

Internship position of 9 weeks Monday 15 August to Sunday 16 October 2022. It is possible to arrange time off of up to 3 days for the duration of the contract. Requests for time off will be considered, taking into account the busy nature of the festival period. Time off must be scheduled and approved by your line manager prior to commencing your contract.

Probation

A probation period of three weeks will apply from the start of this engagement

Payment

This is a paid internship position. Remuneration is €10.50 an hour for 30 hours a week, paid monthly, for the duration of the internship. Complimentary tickets to Festival shows are available to all seasonal staff.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit:

  • A short Curriculum Vitae outlining your relevant skills, experience and interests
  • A short letter of application indicating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for two professional referees
  • Example of social media posts or video content

Submissions

Applications will be accepted by email and should be submitted to recruitment@dublintheatrefestival.com

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of all applications is 12 noon on Wed 6 July.

Interviews

Interviews will be held in person or via zoom on Wednesday 13 July. Applicants selected for interview will be expected to make themselves available on this date.

Digital Content intern PDF


Purpose and Scope of the Post

This paid internship aims to create a pathway to a career in the arts for a wide variety of people including those currently under-represented. We want to ensure that equality and diversity are at the heart of what we do and actively welcome applications from all sections of the community. We acknowledge that it can be uncomfortable to put yourself forward for a role in a sector that you might feel that you have previously been excluded from. Opportunities like this internship aim to encourage candidates of all abilities and experience to put themselves forward, so please do submit an application — as we’d love to hear from you. This position is intended to give the successful candidate a grounding in the artistic and practical aspects to programming Dublin Theatre Festival and the experience of working alongside its team in the lead up to and delivery of a busy programme. As Artistic Intern, you will be encouraged to use your initiative to make the best use of the role to increase your knowledge and to develop your network and skills.


Internship: Paid. €10.50 an hour for 30 hours a week.

Period: 12 weeks (25 July – 16 October 2022)

Hours: Usual office hours are 10am – 6pm, Monday – Friday, with one hour off for lunch, with flexibility at evenings and weekends around launch on 27 July and during the 3 week festival period, 29 September – 16 October

Applicants are invited to submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae outlining all relevant experience
  • A letter of application indicating why you are interested in the role

Contact details for two professional referees

Submissions

Applications will be accepted by email and should be submitted to recruitment@dublintheatrefestival.ie

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Wednesday 6 July.

Interviews

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Monday 11 July. Applicants selected for interview will be expected to make themselves available on this date.

Artistic Intern