Applications Sought for a General Manager at Firkin Crane   Recently updated !


We are seeking applications for a General Manager at Firkin Crane.

Deadline for applications extended to 12noon, Tuesday 8th February 2022

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, plus three referees (names and contact info) to laurie@firkincrane.ie,  please include “General Manager Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 12noon on Tuesday 8th February 2022. 

Interviews will take place in February 2022 with a projected start date in March 2022.

We are looking for an energetic, curious, flexible, efficient, dedicated, and detail oriented manager, with excellent organisational skills to fill the role of General Manager. This is a new, full-time senior management role reporting to, and working closely with the Executive Artistic Director, to support the delivery of Firkin Crane’s strategic and artistic goals and ambitions.

This appointment continues the evolution of Firkin Crane’s management structure, following on from the creation of the role of Executive Artistic Director (EAD) in September 2021, and at a pivotal moment in the organisation’s history, as it embarks on a rebranding and programme review process.

Key requirements include an ability to oversee all the operational aspects of a mid-sized arts organisation with an approach that balances our commitment to:

  • Dance artists’ professional development
  • Audience development
  • Community engagement
  • Growth and sustainability

The General Manager will be responsible for budget management, quarterly reports, income & expenditure, and setting budgets in consultation with the EAD. This will also include preparation of budgets for proposals/funding applications and reports in association with the EAD, and the coordination of grant receipts, invoices to funders, and clients, and payment of invoices from creditors. They will also be directly responsible for Human Resource Management, box office liaison, overseeing governance compliance, and taking the lead on the implementation and monitoring of policies.

A minimum of five years’ work experience in necessary, with experience of managing teams and budgets, and contract negotiation; previous experience of bookkeeping and financial management, including budgets, cash flow, and management accounts in also required. The General Manager must have the ability and willingness to work irregular and flexible hours, including nights and weekends, and have excellent IT and relevant computer skills.

Candidates must have previous experience and understanding of building/operations management, have experience working in an arts centre or within an arts environment and have previous experience of HR Management.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, plus three referees (names and contact info) to laurie@firkincrane.ie,  please include “General Manager Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 12noon on Tuesday 8th February 2022. 

Read the full General Manager Job Description and Requirements

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