Galway Community Circus. Photo credit: Anita Murphy.

Galway Community Circus is looking for a Development Coordinator to support the development and implementation of their fundraising strategy, increase income generation and diversify funding streams to help deliver their artistic ambitions across an exciting portfolio of programmes and partnerships.

Galway Community Circus provides access to high-quality subsidised circus arts education through their circus school, offering youth and adult programmes and professional training. Their Social Circus programme offers accessible and inclusive circus outreach sessions and programmes for schools, youth and community groups to help disadvantaged, at-risk and vulnerable people develop self-confidence and social skills.

The new full-time role of Development Coordinator has been created as part of the Fundraising Fellowship Ireland programme by Business to Arts in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The successful candidate will participate in workshops, trainings and mentoring sessions and join a peer network of fundraising professionals, supported by Business to Arts. The Fellowship aims to provide training and professional development to enhance long-term careers in fundraising and development for the Irish cultural sector.

Full job specification can be found here.

Terms of Employment
Salary: €30,000 – €35,000 per annum based on experience.

This position is open to hybrid working (pending agreement and team requirements) including flexible working hours, remote work options and access supports. A fully remote working option is not available for this post.

Contract: Two-year contract pending probation period of six months, with a three-month review, with possibility of contract being extended.

Application Details
Closing date for applications: Monday 8 April 2024 at 5pm
Interviews held on: 22 and 23 April
Ideal start date: 27 May

Please provide your CV and a letter of application detailing your suitability for the role by email to with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.

Please contact Lynn Carroll at for any questions about the role.

Galway Community Circus is an equal opportunities employer, and it does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability or race. Offer of employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and eligibility to work in Ireland.


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