Contracts and Administration Executive

Contracts and Administration Executive

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 5.00pm

The National Concert Hall (NCH), based in the heart of Dublin City Centre, is Ireland's National Cultural Institution for music. Our vision is to be regarded worldwide as one of the great centres for music and a symbol of national pride for Irish people everywhere. Hosting over 1,000 events each year, we offer world class music and entertainment for all ages - enriching people's lives through music and the magic of live performance.

Role summary
The NCH is seeking suitable applications from candidates for the role of Contracts and Administration Executive. This post sits within the Programme Planning Team which brings together artistic programming, working with promoter partners and artistic collaborations. It is at the centre of driving NCH’s concert programme. The overall purpose of the role is to work as part of the team to ensure the smooth operation of the administration, communication, and delivery of NCH’s programme output.

Key responsibilities
The role of Contracts and Administration Executive is a key Executive Officer (EO) position within the NCH and will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

- Managing contracts administration with promoters, agents and partners.
- Managing concert information on NCH’s diary system
- Managing and distributing concert and production information between NCH and artists / agents and across NCH teams
- Liaising with promoters, agents, partners and NCH teams
- Supporting promoter relationships
- Supporting the administration and delivery of NCH programmes
- Working cross-departmentally on NCH programmes
- Supporting the Programme Planning Team as necessary in a dynamic arts context

The above is a general guide to the role and is not an exhaustive description of the duties which are or will be associated with the role. As the role is an evolving one, additional responsibilities and tasks may be assigned to the to the jobholder over time.

The Person
Essential Requirements

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of:

- Proven experience in administration with a minimum of 2 years’ experience a similar sized venue
- The ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a demanding environment and foster cross departmental collaboration with other NCH functions
- Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong planning and organisation skills with the ability to work across multiple areas whilst prioritising competing demands and delivering tasks within tight deadlines
- Experience with Office 365 and/or other similar ICT systems

Desirable Requirements

The following requirements are desirable:

- An interest in cultural institutions and the music sector

Key Competencies

The key competencies for this role that will be assessed at interview stage, at the Executive Office (EO) level, are:

1. People Management

2. Analysis and Decision Making

3. Delivery of Results

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

5. Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self-Development

6. Drive & Commitment to Public Service Values

The Executive Officer (PPC) salary scale (rates effective from 1 October 2023) applies for this position as follows:

€34,562; €36,464; €37,538; €39,634; €41,513; €43,330; €45,141; €46,914; €48,705; €50,446; €52,264; €53,482; €55,219¹; €56,969²

The successful candidate will be placed on the first point of the Executive Officer (PPC) salary scale.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online and must include:

1. A cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the role and why you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and;

2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Only applications fully submitted online will be accepted into the campaign.

Further details on the role and the application process may be viewed in the Candidate Information Booklet at the following link:

The deadline to apply for this role is 5pm on Thursday, 22 February 2024

At NCH we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of Gender, Civil Status, Family Status, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Age, Disability, Race, Membership of the Traveller Community or any other characteristic protected by the Equality Acts.

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