Galway Dance Project seeks Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Galway Dance Project is seeking an Administrator for a period of 6 months Maternity Cover.

Position: Administrator (Maternity cover)

Handover Period: 2 days in May with the current Director
Contract Duration:
June 2016 – November 2016

Hours: 2 days per week on a flexible basis

Reporting to: The Board of Galway Dance Project

Location: The position is based in Galway and the Administrator will work from home, or from their chosen location. The successful candidate will be required to be in Galway on specific dates relating to programme delivery. Outside of this there is flexibility to work, or be based, outside of Galway. 

About Galway Dance Project

Galway Dance Project (GDP) is an artist-led, non-profit dance organisation established in 2011 in Galway. It aims to support the development of dance in Galway city and county. It offers ongoing dance training and workshops and also advocates for adequate dance resources in the area, including a dedicated dance space.

Role Description

A position has arisen as Administrator (Maternity Cover) for a period of 6 months with Galway Dance Project. The Adminstrator role will be the only position within the organisation for the duration of the contract and is supported by the Board of Directors. There will be an initial handover period in May, with the role commencing in June. It is expected that a time commitment of approximately two days per week will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role requires the successful candidate to ensure the efficient operation and administration of Galway Dance Project. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • The smooth running, administration and promotion of GDP’s dance classes and workshops, which includes processing bookings and coordinating teachers
  • Marketing and communications including but not limited to updating the website (WordPress), social media and distribution of e-newsletters
  • Administration of membership scheme; liaising with members and updating dance directory on website
  • Represent GDP at meetings regarding resourcing and advocating for a dance space in Galway
  • Financial administration and reporting – responsibilities include ensuring cash is received and banked, managing petty cash and preparation of accounts for the auditor. You will be responsible for providing financial reports when required to the board
  • Any other duties which may arise or which may be specified and agreed with the board

Person Specification

  • A self-starter and able to work on own initiative
  • Proficient computer skills including proficiency with Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • 1 – 2 years experience of working in the performing arts
  • Knowledge of the dance sector in Galway/ Ireland is desirable but not essential

Remuneration: €130 per day for 2 days per week, June to Nov and an additional 2 days in May for the handover period. The contract will be for services provided and the successful candidate will be responsible for their own tax affairs. 

Application Process: Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, along with a letter of application, outlining any relevant experience and why you are interested in this role to Please also include two referees. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 20, 2016.