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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you wish to give us feedback or make a complaint, please follow our complaints procedure here.
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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.
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.
· 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:
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 email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 7 January.
Please ensure that you title the email ‘Social Media Executive – SPF2022'
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
· 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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.