Now Hiring: Artistic Programme Consultant

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Galway Dance Project.  

Galway Dance Project (GDP) is seeking a dynamic Artistic Programme Consultant (part-time contract role) as the organisation enters into a new and exciting phase of development. In 2020, GDP is preparing for its busiest year yet. It will deliver a dance project as part of Galway’s European Capital of Culture programme and will run its regular year-round programme of events.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of GDP’s artistic strategy and vision, with special responsibility for the programme. Working together with the General Manager, and with the Board of Directors, the Artistic Programme Consultant will strategically curate an exciting programme of workshops and classes for Galway Dance Project in 2020 through to 2021.


Working together with the General Manager, the key strands of the role are to devise, plan and implement Galway Dance Project’s professional development programme. This will include:

  • To programme an agreed number of workshops & classes, and to agree a timeline for same across a 16-month period from approximately September 2020 – December 2021
  • To identify opportunities to develop Galway Dance Project’s professional development programme in line with the ethos and objectives of the organisation
  • To engage with the Galway dance community and to actively seek out new opportunities and collaborations for Galway Dance Project that will enhancefurther engagement with artists and audiences in the region
  • To identify individual artists and guest teachers who can deliver classes, workshops and professional development opportunities in Galway city and county, and in the surrounding regions
  • To liaise with the general manager on contracts for guest teachers, to work within an agreed budget and within the context of the resources available. 


GDP is seeking an individual who would like to contribute positively to the development of professional dance practice in the region. In particular, experience in contemporary dance would be an advantage. The skills required for this role might include:

  • Experienced dance artist / practitioner, who is highly engaged with professional dance practice, and practitioners, in Ireland and beyond
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Strong organisational skills
  • An ability to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A knowledge of the Galway dance, arts and cultural landscape is an advantag


Contract Fee:A fee of €5,000 for a 12-month period. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own tax affairs. 

Terms of Employment: 1-year part-time contract with possibility of extension. Note: It is not necessary to be based in Galway, however attendance at some meetings and events in Galway will be required as part of the role. 

Closing Date:
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 21 February.

Start Date:
Early March or soon thereafter. 

Application Process:
Please forward a copy of your current CV and an accompanying letter of interest outlining your reasons for applying. Please submit by email only to the General Manager, Jill Murray, at  by 5pm on Friday 21 February. 


Galway Dance Project(GDP) is a resource organisation and was established in 2011 to advance professional dance practice and to support the development of dance as an art form throughout Galway city and county. GDP provides an on-going programme of dance classes and workshops and as Galway embarks on its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2020, GDP is preparing for its busiest year yet which will see it deliver a dance project as part of the 2020 programme, Galway Moves 

GDP is funded by the Arts Council and Galway City and County councils. The organisation is currently managed by a part-time General Manager. For more about GDP see here.