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Director for “The Glens Centre”


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Deadline: Friday 29 April 2016

The Glens Centre, a pioneering arts centre in Manorhamilton County Leitrim, wishes to appoint a
Director with the experience, vision and passion to animate the Centre’s vision of “finding new ways to
make art happen”. The ideal candidate will be a person with exceptional leadership skills who will
demonstrate a clear artistic vision for the future development of the centre.

Job Description
The Director will report to the Glens board and will expand and develop the artistic programme. The
Director will lead the organisation through the next phase of its artistic and organisational development and have final responsibility for the sound financial management of the arts centre and for overseeing a turnover in excess of €200K. S/he will implement creative and consistent marketing strategies as appropriate to its programme and will have a clear understanding of the challenges of audience development.

Person Specification
The Director will
– show excellent artistic and organizational leadership, will work effectively with the staff and board and will be a skilled communicator and collaborator. S/he will be the arts centre’s advocate in the community, and will be a leader who will elevate the profile of The Glens Centre locally, nationally and internationally. S/he will have an excellent knowledge of contemporary arts practice in a variety of areas
– have experience in programming and will ideally have experience of managing a venue
– will develop the landmark building in which the Glens Centre is housed
– have experience of commissioning, curating, working with artists in venues and outreach/community contexts
– have at least 3 years’ experience of managing significant teams and budgets, and of contract negotiation, within an arts environment
– be responsible for staff welfare, including safety, training and discipline and ensure adequate reviews are implemented reviewing performance, time keeping, and productivity of all staff Director

Job Description
– have a good understanding of the challenges of audience development for a regional multidisciplinary arts centre
– demonstrate ability to manage and develop additional relationships with key stakeholders in the organisation The Director has final responsibility for
– Artistic programming and contract negotiation
– Financial management
– Marketing, communication and audience development
– Management and recruitment of staff
– Relationship with artists
– Building management
– Sponsorship & relationships with funding bodies

Terms and Conditions
Contract: 3 years (with 6-month probationary period)
Salary: 40K
Working hours: 35 hours per week. Duty at weekends and at night (as required) will be an integral part of the working week
Holidays: 25 days (includes Good Friday and 24 December) plus all public holidays

A contribution towards relocation expenses will be made and/or accommodation for the first 4 weeks of employment.

Further Information
If you wish to receive an information pack containing background information on the Glens Centre please contact Scott Coombs at with INFORMATION PACK in the subject line.
CV and Application
Please forward a CV and cover letter outlining appropriate skills and experience to with DIRECTOR POSITION in the subject line.

Any queries should be directed to Scott Coombs, Chair of the Board of Directors at
Shortlisting will apply and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 29 April 2016. The
board of directors reserve the right to call shortlisted applicants for a second round of interviews.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March 2016 at 6pm.