Recruiting Public Engagement Manager for new all-island dance company

The new all-island dance company (name to be announced) is seeking to recruit an experienced communications professional to lead the Communications, Outreach and Development team and develop a Public Engagement strategy. The role begins in June 2024 and is full time.

The Arts Council of Ireland has recently announced the creation of a new all island dance company, marking a transformative and significant moment for dance in Ireland. After a competitive selection process, a team led by Liz Roche Company, with foundational strategic partners Maiden Voyage Dance and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, was appointed to form the company. This team comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in dance, both nationally and internationally.

We are now in the process of creating a flagship dance company recognised at home and abroad, that will offer distinctive high-quality experiences for dance artists and audiences. This new company will provide an island-wide platform for dance, collaboration and development, seeking to strengthen the existing dance ecosystem, develop the artform and develop pathways for artists to create work of scale and ambition.

The company’s remit is island-wide but will be based in Dublin for this phase of its development.

We are seeking

An experienced, motivated and creative individual, with excellent strategic communications and management experience, who is inspired to:

Engage the public with the work of the company

Enrich the experience of those who interact with the company

Build a team to carry out the Communication, Outreach and Development functions of the company

This is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic and ambitious team at a pivotal moment for the dance sector in Ireland.

For more information on the role, responsibilities and terms, click on link below:


How to apply

Please send CV with letter of application outlining all relevant qualifications, skills and experience and including your motivations for applying to

As this is a newly forming company please feel free to ask any questions and seek any clarifications you need by emailing the above address.First round interviews will be held in early May on zoom and shortlisted candidates may be called for second interview in person week commencing May 6th 2024

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, gender, religion, nationality, disability, medical history or personal circumstances.

We base all our employment decisions on merit and suitability.All reasonable accommodations can be made in this application process.

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Closing Date: 5pm April 26th 2024

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