Job Opportunity: Development Manager with Music Network

Music Network is 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 (3 years) 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!

Salary: €30,000- €33,000 3 days per week (or equivalent hours) (FTE €50,000-€55,000) – Initial 2-year contract as part of the RAISE programme, supported by the Arts Council.

Closing date for applications is 3pm, Monday 12 September 2022.

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.

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