Acting Director/CEO

Acting Director/CEO

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 5.00pm

A vacancy for the position of Acting Director of the Irish Writers Centre will arise in July 2019 for a fixed term period of 50 weeks. The Board of the IWC therefore wishes to appoint an Acting Director to lead, manage and develop the work of the organisation, building on the success and achievements of the last 28 years.

The incoming Acting Director will represent the IWC publicly, maintain relationships with principal stakeholders in the literature community both national and internationally, and especially with key funding agencies including both Arts Councils in Ireland, Dublin City Council. Foras na Gaeilge and others.

Person Specification:
We are looking for a creative, dynamic individual who has significant previous experience of working in a literature or other arts organisation at a senior level. Highly developed organisational, planning, financial and negotiation skills are required alongside excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with colleagues, writers and partners locally, nationally and internationally.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:
– A sound understanding of the purpose, role and work of the Irish Writers Centre
– Evidence of a significant involvement in, or engagement with, literature or a related art form which can demonstrate a transfer of skills which are relevant to the role
– Familiarity with the cultural/arts infrastructure within which the IWC operates in Ireland
– The ability to lead and manage a professional team
– An understanding of the challenges and opportunities for Irish writers today
– Significant experience of project management including budget management and team leadership

Desirable attributes in a candidate:
– Self-starting, an initiative taker and problem solver
– High degree of energy, enthusiasm and creativity
– Adaptable and flexible
– Strong negotiating skills and contracting experience
– Creative and innovative thinker
– Professionally credible to key organisational stakeholders
– Ideally, a competence in spoken and written Irish

See link below for further details.


Published on 18 April 2019

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