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Employer Hawk's Well Theatre
Job Type CEO or Managing Director
Location Galway, the West and Northwest
Specific Location Sligo
Salary €58,000 - €65,000
Closing Date 27/03/2023


Organisation: Hawk’s Well Theatre

Position: Director

Contract: Initial five-year contract with a six-month probation period

Location: Sligo

Salary: €58,000 - €65,000


About our client


Hawk’s Well Theatre has been entertaining audiences for 40 years since its foundation in 1982. Its mission is to produce and present inspiring, imaginative, and engaging performances while embracing the vibrant culture alive in Sligo by providing a creative space for performance, collaboration, and learning.


Hawk’s Well Theatre’s Artistic Policy revolves around three focus areas: Inspiring, Creating and Entertaining. It provides a welcoming, friendly venue for the community of Sligo and the North West which gives artistic opportunities to performers in the community.


Hawk’s Well Theatre is now recruiting an ambitious, experienced Director who will report to the Board and have overall leadership responsibility for the successful operation of the theatre and, together with the Board, the long-term strategic direction of Hawk’s Well Theatre.


About the role


The Director will oversee all aspects of the operation of Hawk’s Well Theatre with key responsibilities being leadership, strategic planning, finance including income generation, management of the staff team, and communications with partners and stakeholders.


To take on this exciting role, we are seeking a candidate with:


  • Proven ability to work with creative individuals and create the best conditions for artistic excellence.
  • Strong financial management skills including managing projects within tight budgets.
  • Experience of business planning and strategy development.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload and that of others.
  • Ability to write clear comprehensive documents including reports, project outlines and policies.
  • Brilliant communication and networking skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders including funders.


To succeed in this role, you will be self-motivated and able to manage a complex and varied workload. You will have up-to-date knowledge of the governance requirements and legal obligations of not-for-profit organisation, and of reporting to or managing a board.


If you’re an experienced manager in the Arts, capable of representing the organisation at all levels and in a range of environments, with strong financial and management experience, and exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, we’d love to hear from you!


Please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use ‘Hawk’s Well Theatre – Director’ as the subject of your email.


The recruitment campaign for the role of Director is being managed exclusively on behalf of Hawk’s Well Theatre by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.


Hawk’s Well Theatre CLG is an equal opportunities employer. Hawk’s Well Theatre is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations, or socio-economic statuses.


Closing Date: 12pm (noon) on Monday 27th March 2023

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