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Event Manager (Specified Purpose Contract)

Employer Arts & Disability Ireland
Job Type Event Management
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location East Wall, Dublin 3
Salary €35,000 pro rata
Closing Date 27/05/2019


Contract Status:      Specified Purpose, 30 hours, 4 days per week

Reporting to:          Executive Director

Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) is the national development and resource organisation for arts and disability.  Championing the creativity of artists with disabilities and promoting inclusive experiences for audiences with disabilities lies at the heart of ADI’s work. We use every opportunity to make this happen, in partnership with the arts sector, people with disabilities and the wider communities in which they live. We believe passionately that every person can experience, enjoy and contribute to the full range of artistic life in Ireland and beyond.

Overview of the Role:

ADI is seeking to recruit an Event Manager/Conference Organiser, for the specified purpose of organising and managing ADI’s From Access to Inclusion 2020, An Arts and Culture Summit, to be held in Dublin in May 2020.  The contract will terminate once the post-event administration requirements are concluded in relation to the Summit.

From Access to Inclusion 2020 is an international gathering of access professionals and advocates exploring how to provide seamless, person-centred experiences in arts and culture, through a dynamic programme of keynotes, discussion panels, case studies, workshops and demonstrations.  Accompanied by an evening programme of cultural events featuring access and inclusion in action, the Summit will draw together professionals at all levels in the arts, cultural and tourism sectors such as those working in: venues, festivals, galleries, museums, heritage sites and visitor experiences, in addition to those who deliver, programme or present accessible and inclusive experiences.

The Role:

Reporting directly to ADI’s Executive Director, the Event Manager will be responsible for planning, organising and implementing the Summit, and will also assist with managing a range of ADI’s other projects and services from time to time.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Full responsibility for planning, organising and implementing the From Access to Inclusion 2020, An Arts and Culture Summit, by:

  • managing a range of keynotes, discussion panels, case studies, demonstrations and workshops;
  • Coordinating an accompanying evening programme of cultural events featuring access and inclusion;
  • Liaising with ADI’s freelance suppliers of access services and the ADI staff team to ensure the Summit is accessible to delegates with disabilities;
  • Coordinating and maintaining relations with a range of Summit contributors, partners, funders, venues, designers, volunteers and external service providers;
  • Organising travel and accommodation for contributors where appropriate;
  • Attending and managing the event;
  • Monitoring and evaluation, producing reports for both review purposes and for stakeholders;
  • Working with the Director and ADI team to market and promote the event nationally and internationally;
  • Managing the delegate registration process;
  • Managing all follow-up reports and post-event matters relating to the Summit.


  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent resource management and project management capabilities.
  • Strong customer service focus and experience.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Proficient IT and software skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Reliable, flexible with the ability to work independently to achieve quality results.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic approach with a friendly and outgoing personality.
  • High level of organisation, and a good team player.

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Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be sent as follows:

  • by email: [email protected], containing Events Manager in the subject line.
  • in hard copy, marked for the attention of Mr. Pádraig Naughton, Executive Director, Arts & Disability Ireland, 4th Floor, Sean O’Casey Centre, St. Mary’s Road North, East Wall, Dublin 3.

Closing Date for Applications: 4pm, Monday, 27th May, 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 4th June, 2019.

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