August 2018 - Galway Community Circus

General Manager Required

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Join the Galway Community Circus Team:

General Manager Required


Galway Community Circus seeks an exceptional individual to structure and lead the company’s development and build on the exciting opportunities on the horizon.

The role of General Manager is a new position in the company and an opportunity for the position holder to bring their creative and fresh ideas to the table to develop a sustainable future for the organisation. This is a full time role in a busy creative company, and we are seeking a dynamic individual who is keen to work within a growing organisation as we prepare for Galway’s year as European Capital of Culture 2020.

About Us

Galway Community Circus is Ireland’s flagship organisation for youth and social circus, located in the heart of Galway City with a local, national and international remit. Our mission is to unlock personal and creative potential and deliver social inclusion for young people through circus arts. Through our ground-breaking programmes and high-quality productions, Galway Community Circus has proven itself to be a cradle of artistic excellence and educational innovation in Ireland, working with over 500 young people from diverse backgrounds every week.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join Galway Community Circus as we are exploring innovative new models of creative engagement and are at the forefront of developing youth and social circus in Ireland and internationally. We are producing one of the anchor projects of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Programme Wires Crossed - a Balancing Act for Europe. This is a large-scale European project promoting mental and physical wellbeing and community integration through the art of funambulism (tightwire walking). This project gives us an opportunity to create a significant legacy for the young people of Galway, Ireland and Europe.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a General Manager to help us implement our newly published Strategic Plan 2018-2020 and contribute to a thriving organisation with ambitious plans for the years ahead.

As GM of Galway Community Circus, you will be a critical member of our team. Your work will greatly enhance the organisation, by bringing stability through systems and structures, and is integral in enabling GCC to achieve its ambitious objectives. This is a real opportunity for someone to bring order and stability into the organisation and to do it in a way that works in a collaborative and creative environment. We are a young, dynamic and growing company with an energetic, motivated and skilled team where people work hard but also get to play, grow and develop.


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Practical Details

- Salary: €34,000 - €39,000 per annum, depending on experience

- Contract: Full-time, 3 year contract from 1st November 2018

- Location: Galway Community Circus Office, Galway City, Ireland - with occasional travel required across Ireland, and occasional international travel

- Holidays: 20 days paid holiday each year in addition to statutory bank holidays

How To Apply

Please email your CV listing two referees (including phone numbers and email addresses) and cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Galway Community Circus.  Please refer directly to the job description and mark your email “General Manager Application”. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email and your application will be treated with strictest confidence.

- Please submit your application by email to:

- The closing date for applications is: 17th September 2018

- Interviews will be held: 28th September 2018

If you have questions about the role please contact

Galway Community Circus is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments will be dependent on successful Garda vetting.

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C/o St Joseph's Community Centre,
Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
+353 85 111 7224
Charity number 17420
Company registration number 453185