REPORTING TO: Creative Director and GTF Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for: assisting the Creative Director in Festival artistic, financial, operations and logistical management.  The successful candidate will be a team player, passionate about theatre and supporting innovative and emerging theatre in line with the Galway Theatre Festival ethos.



  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a similar arts-related area, demonstrating a track record in Arts Management
  • Experience building and managing budgets
  • Knowledge of the Galway and Irish independent theatre scene, and additional knowledge of

other performance disciplines in the region – circus, spectacle, storytelling, etc.

  • A deep passion for Theatre and Art and a vision for what the theatre and performance in Galway and the West of Ireland can bring to local, national and international audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience of using QuickBooks,
  • A track record of applying for, and receiving, public funding at local and/or national level
  • Understanding of the challenges relating to inclusion and diversity in the arts and ideas to address these challenges
  • Knowledge of the Irish Language – spoken and written communication
  • Project management experience
  • An approach that values teamwork, collaboration, clear communication, entrepreneurial approaches, and a good sense of humour.

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