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Programme Manager

Closing Date February 21st @ 5pm

We’re Hiring! Programme Manager

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We’re Hiring!

Role: Programme Manager

Post: Programme Manager
Reporting to: Creative Director
Dates:  1/3/2019 to 29/2/2020
Location:  The Chocolate Factory, 26 Kings Inn Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Contract: 1-Year Fixed Term Full Time
Salary: €34,000
Closing date: 21st February, 2019 @ 5pm (GMT)
Application: Please send CV (in PDF) + Cover Letter to hello@festivalofcuriosity.ie
Queries: hello@festivalofcuriosity.ie

Homegrown in Dublin, Ireland, The Festival of Curiosity is an annual international festival of science, art, design & technology. From Playful Days (family programme) to Curious Nights (adult programme) we create, produce & curate a cultural feast of unique, visual and interactive experiences in Dublin that merge cutting-edge technology, design, arts and science in playful, immersive & curious ways.

The Programme Manager will be a senior member of the festival team that will:


  • Support the delivery and development of all festival events, programme strands, and festival residency programmes
  • Assist in the research of new event concepts, formats and programme strands while working closely with the festival production manager to help bring event concepts and programme strands to life.
  • Liaise and engage a wide range of stakeholders including venues, cultural partners, speakers and artists as needed to ensure delivery of projects.
  • Coordinate with prospective and confirmed artists on technical and presentation requirements for all events, and develop overall programme schedules and artist itineraries.
  • Manage travel, accommodation and general logistic information and provision for festival artists and speakers.
  • Coordinate open calls, workshops, spaces, access, tools, and equipment for the festival residency programmes.
  • Work as part of a team in implementing the online marketing and communications strategy including social media, festival website and newsletter.
  • Coordinate the online festival programme calendar and ticketing systems.
  • Document and report on any activities as needed.
  • Management support as required.
  • Administrative support as required.
  • This may include attending events outside of work hours and occasional travel.

Ideal Experience 

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with a passion for multidisciplinary events that bring science, arts, design, and technology together for all ages.
  • At least 4+ years experience in programme management and event coordination in a relevant industry including the cultural sector, live events, festivals, media production and communications.
  • A person with solid production planning, project management and event management experience with the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in executing multiple events in tandem in a fast-paced environment, on time and within budget while ensuring high production values across multiple programmes and strands.
  • Possess solid aesthetic sensibilities and storytelling skills for a wide variety of ages, audiences and content themes. Experience working with family events and also events for adults.
  • Experience in online communications including social media management, blogs, website updates and online newsletters.
  • Ability to work independently as part of a small team.
  • Capacity for some weekend/evening work and occasional travel.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and flexible work environment.

How to apply 


Please submit a CV (in PDF) and a Cover Letter to hello@festivalofcuriosity.ie before 5pm on February 21st, 2019. 

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