Job Opportunity: Development Manager with Music Network

Music Network is now seeking a Development Manager.

Application closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 25 January 2023.

Music Network is a national music touring and development organisation, passionate about making live music happen. The organisation holds a unique position in the Irish music sector and is a highly valuable resource for the development and presentation of quality live music in Ireland.  Its mission is to make high quality live music available and accessible to all people throughout Ireland, while supporting musicians to excel in the performance and creation of music. 

Founded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in 1986, Music Network’s vision is that live music is central to people’s lives and wellbeing, and to the creation of a culturally rich society. In pursuit of this, they focus on increasing public engagement with live music and on supporting musicians to develop their professional careers at varying stages.

About the Role:

Music Network is now seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated Development Manager who will play a significant role in realising and delivering Music Network’s Development Strategy. The successful candidate will deliver year-round development and fundraising initiatives. The key focus of this role is revenue generation through bespoke engagement initiatives (Friends and Corporate Membership Schemes) and excellent relationship management (Corporate Sponsorship and Partnerships). 

The successful candidate will enjoy working to targets and will understand the importance of nurturing long-term relationships with people and organisations who share the values of Music Network. 

This role is part funded by the Arts Council through the RAISE Programme, an initiative aimed to promote private investment and drive philanthropic activity for arts and cultural organisations in receipt of statutory funding from the Government. Find more information about the RAISE Programme here.

To succeed in this role, you will have a strong track record in fundraising/development or a similar skillset, preferably within an arts context. You will be enthusiastic and resourceful in creating opportunities and building relationships. 

If you have excellent interpersonal skills, strong networking and partnership building skills and have fundraising experience in artistic or educational projects this could be the role for you!


Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the title Development Manager – Music Network the subject of your email. 

The recruitment campaign for the role of Development Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Music Network by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday 25 January 2023.