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Want to be a part of St. Patrick's Festival?

Every year we welcome marching bands from around the world to take part in the iconic St. Patrick's Festival Parade, Dublin. If you would like to get involved, please drop us a line!

We are now fully programmed until 2024. If you would like to apply for 2024 or beyond, you can send a brief overview of your band to bands@stpatricksfestival.ie and a member of our team will follow up when possible. We strongly encourage range and diversity in applications. Please note that that St. Patrick’s Festival does not have any preferred suppliers or agents in selecting bands participating in the Parade.

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+353 1 604 0090

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Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Job Vacancies

Festival Job Vacancies

St. Patrick's Festival is an inclusive, equal opportunities employer.
The Festival aims to represent every Irish person, no matter what your background, race, gender identity, creed, no matter how you look or sound - if you're interested in us, we're interested in you.

Social Media Executive (Fixed-Term Contract)

Role: Social Media Executive (Contract)

Reporting to: Digital Marketing Manager / Marketing & Communications Director

Remuneration: €5,769 (24K Pro-rata)

Contract: Early January – March 31, 2021

This role is an entry level role suitable for someone wishing to start their career within the events industry. The position would also suit a student needing to complete a 11-week internship as part of their third level course.

General Terms:

· Monday to Friday, 35 hours p/w for duration of contract.

· Includes working through St. Patrick’s Festival weekend, March 19th and 20th March.

· Mix of office-based and remote work. Office-based work will take place in the St. Patrick’s Festival office in Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin

· Please note that some evening and weekend work may be required due to the nature of the role. but may differ dependent on the requirements of the Festival. In addition, employees may be required to work in excess of 35 hours to meet the needs of clients or the Company. Any requirement to work excess hours will be discussed in advance with the member of staff concerned and shall be worked in a manner that complies with the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

Duties & Responsibilities:

St. Patrick’s Festival is now recruiting for a Social Media Executive to work with the Marketing & Communications Director, the Digital Marketing Manager and the wider Festival team, to deliver a world class social media campaign for SPF 2022. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement all aspects of our social media communications strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Linkedin and TikTok.
  • Administrate the creation and publishing of relevant, high-quality content to promote SPF events and fulfil partner support requirements
  • Work with the Digital Marketing Manager to implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely campaigns
  • Work with the Festival Content Producer to develop high impact social media content that engages positively with multiple audiences
  • Respond to online queries and monitor direct messages, comments and any other online communications with reference to the Festival
  • Identify the best days and times to post, as well as the type of content that the different audiences tend to engage with, adapting as you go
  • Administrate competitions and other promotional strategies on all social channels
  • Ensure that the relevant hashtags/ people are tagged within our social campaigns
  • Keep track of metrics such as followers, impressions and engagement, logging progress weekly
  • Work at the Festival and at Festival events to create and publish social media content
  • Work with Digital Marketing Manager to create end of Festival reports that capture reach and engagement and show a clear picture of the Festival’s social media impact in 2022

For more information, download full Job Description here. Interested candidates can apply by emailing your CV and a 1 page letter explaining why you would be suited to this position to digitalmarketing@stpatricksfestival.ie by 5pm on Friday 7 January.

Please ensure that you title the email ‘Social Media Executive – SPF2022'

Public Engagement Assistant (Fixed-Term Contract)

Role Title: Public Engagement Assistant

Reporting to: Director of Public Engagement & Strategy

Contract length: January – March 2022

Contract start date: Wednesday 5th January 2022

Contract end date: Friday 1 April 2022

Payment: €30,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Working from Home & at Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

General terms:

· Monday to Friday, 35 hours p/w from 5 January – 1 April (start date is negotiable)

· Includes working through St. Patrick’s Festival, March 16 – 20, 2022

· Mix of office-based and remote work, the Department are a mix of remote and office workers, and welcome applicants from across Ireland.

· Office-based work will take place in the St. Patrick’s Festival office in Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin.

· The appointee will be required to work in Dublin throughout the Festival period, (approximately March 14 – 20, subject to change and dependent on prevailing public health guidelines at the time).

· Please note that some evening and weekend work may be required due to the nature of the role but may differ dependent on the requirements of the Festival. In addition, employees may be required to work more than 35 hours to meet the needs of clients or the Company. Any requirement to work excess hours will be discussed in advance with the member of staff concerned and shall be worked in a manner that complies with the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

Public Engagement Assistant

The responsibility of the Public Engagement Assistant will be to work with the Director of Public Engagement and Strategy to support the Department and the work it undertakes for the Festival which includes Public Engagement, Marketing, Communications, Digital, Social, Content, Design and Brand Management.

In this role, you will be the vital first point of contact for funders, partners, stakeholders, and agencies. You will deal with emails and calls in a timely and informative manner, enabling team meetings, updating, and managing work schedules, liaising with all Departments within the Festival and externally with funders, partners, and stakeholders. You will assist in marketing and communications activities and contribute to the overall Public Engagement strategy for the Festival.

You will be the liaison between the Director of Public Engagement and Strategy and the wider team, ensuring that work is prioritized, and workflow is maintained, queries are answered and an efficient sign off system is instigated.

The role will also involve supporting the wider team as a key member of the Public Engagement team. This role is pivotal to the efficient running of the Public Engagement Department and the successful candidate will maintain excellent relationships and communications with all departments within the Festival.

This is a great opportunity to work with a festival team in a fast-moving environment and would be particularly suitable for candidates who have a desire to build a career in arts management and administration, and/or cultural marketing and communications.

Duties and Responsibilities (please note the below is not an exhaustive list):

  • Supporting the Director of Public Engagement & Strategy, the Public Engagement team including the Marketing & Media Partnerships Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, Content Producer, and key team members as required.
  • Answering and managing queries (by phone and email) from media, agencies, partners, and stakeholders, managing responses where necessary and distributing to relevant team members as appropriate.
  • Managing the PE Department work schedule, co-ordinating internal meetings, enabling daily group and one to one meetings, creating and updating workflow spreadsheets and ensuring workflow is maintained, work is prioritised and ensuring efficient sign off of materials and assets.
  • Attending and minuting external meetings, in person and virtual, with funders, partners and stakeholders and distributing action documents with teams and partners efficiently and maintaining positive and helpful working relationships with all.
  • General administrative duties, including database updates, ordering couriers and taxis, managing post, issuing, and tracking POs, etc.
  • Management and maintenance of digital filings such as artwork, imagery, video, media releases, stakeholder, and partner agreements etc
  • Supporting in day-to-day duties including co-ordinating information, materials, and assets, liaising with other Departments such as Programming, Production, and the Director’s office, and with external agencies such as web developers, designers, creatives, PR agency, stakeholders, funders, partners etc
  • Assisting at Public Engagement events, bookings, contracts, management of guestlists, input into event concepts and development etc
  • Contributing to the Public Engagement team in terms of creative, ideas, development, production, campaigns, and much more.
  • Creating presentations, collating reports, ensuring data is tracked, assisting in data analysis, liaising with Departments and designers to create end of Festival reports.
  • Working throughout the Festival period , on-site in Dublin on media management, providing access to imagery and video to international outlets, working on TV broadcasts, live streams, Parade, Festival events and more.

Next Steps
For more information, download full Job Description here. If you believe this is the role that you’ve been waiting for, then please apply with a CV and short cover letter explaining why this position is for you to aileen@stpatricksfestival.ie by close of business on Friday 7 January.

Please ensure that you title the email ‘Public Engagement Assistant – SPF2022'

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend for an interview on zoom in the first week of January.

Two contactable references will be required from shortlisted candidates.

Governance

St. Patrick’s Festival is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, which can be found listed below. St. Patrick’s Festival is committed to best practice governance and have continued the journey of compliance with the Charities Governance Code since beginning the organisation. St. Patrick’s Festival complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document, available here.

St. Patrick’s Festival keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements.

Directors Financial Report

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2020

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2019

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2018

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2017

Director’s Report and Financial Statements 2016

In accordance with Governance law, St. Patrick’s Festival has two sub-committees, the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee and the Fundraising and Sponsorship sub-committee.

Our Board members, a short biography of each and the sub-committee that they are involved in, are outlined below.

St. Patrick’s Festival Board Members

Teresa Tully
Teresa is a Director at Ernst & Young and joined the Festival Board in January 2016. She is an Associate Chartered Accountant and has served in an audit and advisory capacity on a diverse range of topics, including regulation implementation, technical accounting and internal control reviews. Teresa is Chair of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Dermot Horan
Dermot is the Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at RTÉ, and Vice President EBU TV Committee. Dermot is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Shane Clarke
Shane Clarke is the Director of Corporate Services, Policy & Northern Ireland with Tourism Ireland. Previous roles Shane has held include Managing Director and Finance Director for M&P Sales and a General Manager for Diageo. Shane has been a Director on the Board for St. Patrick's Festival since January 2018. Shane is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Maree Gallagher
Maree Gallagher is a qualified solicitor specialising in EU and Irish regulatory law and is currently of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. Maree has been a Board member since June 2013 and is the Dublin Chamber of Commerce representative. Maree is currently in the role of Acting Chair and also a member of the Fundraising and Sponsorship sub-committee.

Ciara Sugrue
Ciara is the Head of Festivals and Events at Fáilte Ireland and is Fáilte Ireland's representative on the Board since January 2011. Ciara is a member of the Fundraising and Sponsorship sub-committee.

Stephen McNally
Stephen is the Deputy Chief Executive for Dalata Hotel Group since 2007 and has served as a Director of the Board of St. Patrick's Festival since October 2016. Stephen is a member of the Finance, Governance and Audit sub-committee.

Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland has served as Lord Mayor of Dublin and ex-officio member of the Board of St. Patrick’s Festival since June 2021. In June 2021, she was elected as the 353rd Lord Mayor of Dublin. She has chaired the DCC Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Housing and is a member of the Finance SPC and has sat as an alternate member to the European Committee of the Regions and on the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs.