Job Opportunity: General Manager with the Galway Music Residency (maternity leave)

The Galway Music Residency is seeking to hire a General Manager to cover the maternity leave of the current GM. This position is offered as a fixed term contract for a period of 6-9 months, with a provisional start date of 23rd September. A probationary period of 3 months applies.

The working hours for this role are 30 hours per week. However, the nature of the role requires flexibility and a willingness to work outside of normal office hours on occasion. Time off in lieu will operate on an agreed basis. A pro-rata entitlement of 20 annual leave days excluding Public Holidays applies.

The position is based at GMR’s offices, located at Riverside Terrapin, NUI Galway. However, the role may require the post holder to work at, and from, other locations throughout the city and county from time to time.

This General Manager will be part of a small team, supported by a part-time Administration Assistant, the Board and GMR’s Artistic Committee. The role is multi-faceted and involves being in the thick of every element of the organisation.

The Galway Music Residency exists to serve the people of Galway city and county, providing opportunities for all to experience music in new and unexpected ways, to learn from inspiring musicians and spark joy in their lives.

ConTempo Quartet was chosen as GMR’s Ensemble in Residence in 2002 and took up the position in 2003. During their 16 years with GMR they have captivated Galway audiences, inspired emerging musicians and life-long learners, and made classical music accessible to all.

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Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 24 July. You can email for more information.