Galway Community Circus seeks General Manager

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Galway Community Circus is seeking a candidate for the new position of General Manager as it prepares for Galway European Capital of Culture 2020.

As Galway Community Circus begins its preparations for Galway’s year as European Capital of Culture 2020, it’s looking for some to help it implement a newly published Strategic Development Plan 2018 – 2020.

Galway Community Circus is Ireland’s flagship organisation for youth and social circus with a remit to help young people unlock their personal and creative potential, and to foster social inclusion through circus arts.

The GCC is developing one of Galway 2020’s headline projects Wires Crossed – a Balancing Act for Europe.

This project is about promoting physical and mental wellbeing, as well as community integration, through the art of tightrope walking.

The General Manager will work with GCC’s Executive Creative Director and team to oversee the delivery of the Strategic Development Plan 2018 – 2020.

The GM will also oversee administration, finance, compliance, staffing, all internal and some external communications.

So far the role is broad, with room for development, and may evolve over time.


Applicants must have a minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in a management, administration or development role, ideally in the arts.

Two years experience in financial management and supervision of budgets exceeding €500k.

Experience in programme management and a proven ability to work independently and maintain relationships with a wide range of organisations.

Contract Details

Three year, full-time contract from September 1, 2018.

Salary is €34,000 – €39,000 a year, depending on experience.

Applications must be in by September 17.

Interviews to be held on September 28.

Standard Monday – Friday hours with 20 paid holiday days each year.

Six month probation period.

To apply e-email

For more information go to the Galway Community Circus website here.