We are seeking to recruit a Creative Engagement Coordinator
Closing date for applications: Friday 21 October 2022.
Update: This opportunity is now closed.
Dublin City Council Culture Company’s work is focused on embedding cultural experiences and increasing cultural participation throughout Dublin’s neighbourhoods.
Reporting to the Creative Engagement Programme Manager and working with the wider team, the Creative Engagement Coordinator will coordinate and administer our cultural and creative programmes activities, which run across our buildings and citywide.
Within this key role in the team, you will engage with participants, local partners and communities to build collaborative relationships, ensuring that programming continues to be relevant and responsive, and that our work together embeds cultural experiences and increases cultural participation throughout local Dublin neighbourhoods, in line with our company goals and values, as set out in the Company Strategy 2019-2024.
Currently our Creative Engagement programmes include:
- Co-creation strand: projects made off-site with people, artists and partners, including Creative Residency in Art, Sport & Wellbeing; The National Neighbourhood
- Buildings strand: programming which is responsive to engagement findings, including Teatime Talks at 14 Henrietta Street; Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks
- Dublin City Libraries partnership strand: Dublin Festival of History; Dublin City Historians-in-Residence
- Advocacy strand: projects which help demonstrate the value of culture as central to human and city development, e.g. Case Studies; conferences, capacity building
We envisage that the Creative Engagement Coordinator will assist the Creative Engagement Programme Manager with various projects and events across the different strands as required, as well as working alongside the Programme Coordinator of Culture Connects at Richmond Barracks as needed.
About the role:
Function and Role Specification:
The duties of the Creative Engagement Coordinator will include:
Programme administration and event coordination:
- Schedule and coordinate responsive programme activities on site at Richmond Barracks, 14 Henrietta Street or off-site in community settings as required, ensuring their smooth running by working efficiently and effectively with other teams as needed
- Provide administrative and event support on partnership programmes and events, such as the Dublin Festival of History
- Ensure all programme activities take place within a secure and safe environment in line with our policies and guidelines (e.g. Health & Safety, Child Protection)
- Provide plans and reports as necessary for the company and our partners
- Collect feedback from participants, facilitators and audience members using templates provided
- Maintain a database of relationships, particularly through the use of our CRM platform ‘Insightly’ and ensure compliance with our Data Protection guidelines
- Support the team in preparing detail on marketing and promotional opportunities that arise from projects; supporting Public Relations and public awareness campaigns
- Work closely with the Engagement Team to ensure that programming is developed in response to what we learn from listening to people (e.g. through Tea & Chats) and to continue to build relationships at a local level with citizens, community groups, and potential participants
- Regular hosting of group workshops and events (both online and in-person) in particular for Culture Connects but across all our programmes as needed. This involves welcoming people and being a central contact point for the company, as well as recording attendance and feedback
- Contribute to the company’s ambitions and plans around Access & Inclusion
- Engage proactively with other Culture Company team members in relation to new opportunities
Curatorial / artistic support:
- Support artists / cultural practitioners in the delivery of their work with us
- Assist the Programme Manager in collecting feedback and supporting materials from artists, for documentation and promotion of evolving projects
- Contribute to the creative content that will underpin the development of projects
- A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role within the cultural, creative or community sector
- Ability to plan, organise and support delivery of a project, to work independently and to deadlines
- Evidence of an understanding of developing successful community-led projects
- A track record of engaging positively and building supportive relationships with a range of stakeholders
- Excellent administrative and organisational skills with strong IT skills and a proficiency in GSuite
- Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and active listening
- An instinctive ability to think creatively - to try, fail, learn, and try again
- An interest in culture, heritage and arts and a knowledge of cultural policy on a regional, national and international basis
- Previous experience of event management, cultural programming or engagement work
Post Title: Creative Engagement Coordinator, Dublin City Council Culture Company
- Fixed term contract for three years, a six month probationary period applies.
- This post is full time, five days per week
Reports to: Head of Creative Engagement
Key relationships: Creative Engagement team, venue teams at 14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks, Engagement department and the communications and administration teams.
Salary: Full time salary of €31,200 per annum
Pension: A contribution of 10% of salary will be made to an agreed pension savings scheme subject to the individual contributing a similar percentage.
Reward and recognition: All Dublin City Council Culture Company employees participate in the performance review and appraisal process annually. This process measures performance, considers training and development opportunities and is used to determine any reward (pay or annual leave increases) that may be applicable.
Working from home: The company facilitates working from home suitable to the requirement of the position, this can be discussed further with the successful candidate.
Other benefits: Other Employee benefits include Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Taxsaver Commuter Ticket Scheme for public transport to and from work, access to certified training and opportunities for professional development in your role.
How to apply
Applications are now invited from applicants who meet these published requirements. Applications must include the following:
- Your CV (including the names and contact details of two referees). Note that referees will not be contacted without prior consent.
- A letter, no more than two pages, citing your specific skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role specification and requirements set out here.
- A one page letter outlining why you would like to work with the Culture Company and which parts of our work you are most interested in.
Completed applications should be sent by email only to email@example.com with “Creative Engagement Programme Manager” in the subject line.
Closing date for this application is Friday, 21st October 2022. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.
The information supplied in your application will be reviewed against the requirements set out in this notice by a panel. Dublin City Council Culture Company reserves the right to shortlist applicants and/or call people for an interview. We envisage that any resulting first round interviews will be held during the week beginning 7th November 2022; subject to government guidelines, these may be online or in person. It will not be possible to provide application process feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Garda vetting is mandatory for successful applicants, and you must be cleared by the National Vetting Bureau before the work can commence. The successful applicant may also be required to complete mandatory training in line with the requirements of their role or broader company requirements. It will not be possible to provide application process feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Please note that Dublin City Council Culture Company is committed to developing policies and practices ensuring that accessibility, universal design and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities are taken into account. Dublin City Council Culture Company is an equal opportunity employer. Please see our Equal Opportunities Policy here (PDF).
Please note that both the museum at 14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks are Part M access compliant, and the offices of Dublin City Council Culture Company in both have limited physical access. Reasonable accommodation of access requirements will be made for successful applicants.
Interviews will take place in an accessible location. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We keep several kinds of personal data about our prospective employees so we can manage the recruitment process effectively and efficiently and meet our legal obligations. Please see our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants here (PDF).