Job Opportunity: Development Officer with the Irish Baroque Orchestra

The Irish Baroque Orchestra is seeking a part-time Development Officer role (Maternity Cover). This role is subject to review, with the possibility of extending beyond the initial contract, and is a strategic development in line with the IBO’s Strategic Plan, Reimagining Our Culture. 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.

Learn more and apply here.

Please apply directly to and use the job title “Development Officer – Irish Baroque Orchestra”, as the subject of your email. Please send a copy of your CV with a tailored Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role. Cover Letters should be addressed to Aliye Cornish Moore, CEO. All communications relating to this search process will be handled in strictest confidence.

Apply by Friday, 20 October 2023.

As Development Officer for the Irish Baroque Orchestra, you would have a vital role to play in building support for the IBO’s ambitious artistic and educational programming at a time of rapid transformational growth.

Your effectiveness in the role will rely on good teamwork skills and excellent communication. An eye for detail and an imaginative approach to fundraising would be advantageous. The IBO takes a flexible view on working patterns, with a hybrid approach that blends working from home with attendance at the company’s offices on site at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

​The goal of all at the IBO is to drive the company’s development and share in a vision of long-term sustainable success. The appointed candidate will need to be resident in Ireland and in possession of a PPS number by the start date of the contract.


  • Managing communications with the IBO’s expanding community of Friends and Patrons.
  • Driving further expansion of the Friends and Patrons programme through digital campaigns.
  • Designing and implementing special supporters-only events, working within agreed budgets.
  • Preparing and submitting applications to Trusts and Foundations, in conjunction with the CEO.
  • Designing and implementing fundraising campaigns linked to the IBO’s programme of events, to drive philanthropic support.
  • Supporting the CEO in the stewardship of existing key donors and the prospecting of future supporters.
  • Designing relevant campaign materials/pitch documents as required.
  • Working with the CEO to explore opportunities for corporate support.

Person Specification:

Your effectiveness in the role will rely on an enthusiastic attitude to fundraising and building a community of support around the IBO’s vibrant and exciting programme of activity. The ability to work independently as well as part of a team is a key component of the role.

The following attributes are desirable:

  • Some prior experience in fundraising/development, preferably within an arts context, with outstanding organisational skills.
  • Energetic and personable approach to team working, able to cultivate excellent working relationships with colleagues and a wide range of external partners.
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and work on own initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer usage.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to manage a complex workload with several work streams running concurrently.

​​The following attributes are advantageous:

  • Good knowledge of classical /orchestral music, practice and repertoire.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for historical performance and the promotion of baroque music.