The iconic National St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the streets of Dublin on March 17, with more pageants, more marching bands and more participants than ever before!
Through contemporary and traditional Irish arts, culture and heritage, the Festival will connect families, friends and communities across Ireland, and our global tribe of 80 million.
This March, we invite you to St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin to help us celebrate our part and our place in our global community...
To share, to laugh, to speak, to sing, to dance, to perform, to participate, and to be together, as one, wherever you are in the world.
From our world-famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to our jam packed programme of events at Festival Quarter at the iconic National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, including the very best in music, dance, circus, conversation, spectacle, food and drink and so much.
And with events taking place throughout our wonderful city, Dublin is the place to be this March.
Filleann Paráid íocónach Lá Náisiúnta na Féile Pádraig ar shráideanna Bhaile Átha Cliath ar an 17 Márta, le níos mó drámaí tóstála, níos mó bannaí máirseála agus níos mó rannpháirtithe ná riamh!
Trí ealaíona, cultúr agus oidhreacht chomhaimseartha agus thraidisiúnta na hÉireann, nascfaidh an Fhéile teaghlaigh, cairde agus pobail ar fud na hÉireann, agus ár ndream domhanda de 80 milliún.
An Márta seo, tugaimid cuireadh duit chuig Féile Pádraig i mBaile Átha Cliath chun cabhrú linn ár gcuid agus ár n-áit inár bpobal domhanda a cheiliúradh...
Le bheith ag comhroinnt, ag gáire, ag labhairt, ag canadh, ag damhsa, ag taibhiú, le páirt a ghlacadh, agus le bheith le chéile, mar aon phobal amháin, cibé áit ar domhan ina bhfuil tú.
Idir ár bParáid Lá Fhéile Pádraig a bhfuil cáil dhomhanda uirthi, agus ár gclár pacáilte d'imeachtaí ag Ceathrú na Féile ag Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann íocónach, Dún Uí Choileáin, lena n-áirítear scoth an cheoil, an damhsa, an tsorcais, an chomhrá, an taispeántais, an bhia agus na dí agus a lán rudaí eile nach iad.
Agus imeachtaí ar siúl ar fud ár gcathrach iontaí, is é Baile Átha Cliath an áit le bheith an Márta seo.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
HEAD OF FESTIVAL QUARTER & COMMERCIAL EVENTS
David ‘Spud’ Murphy
PARADE PAGEANT CHOREOGRAPHER
PROGRAMME MANAGER, SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER & MARCHING BANDS CO-ORDINATOR
FESTIVAL QUARTER PROJECT MANAGER
PRODUCTION & LICENSING MANAGER
PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS MANAGER
HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMS
BRAND AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Alan Bourke Tuffy
SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE
TRADERS & BRAND MANAGER
HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS
HEAD OF FUNDRAISING & SPECIAL PROJECTS
PARTNERSHIP & ACTIVATION PROJECT MANAGER
BOX OFFICE MANAGER
FRONT OF HOUSE & VISITOR EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR & DISABILITY OFFICER
PAGEANTS & COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT COORDINATOR
FESTIVAL QUARTER ASSISTANT
Aaron Cleary & Stevie Taylor
PARTNERSHIP ACTIVATIONS PROJECT MANAGER
WEBSITE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT
& ADDITIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Maree Gallagher (Acting Chair)
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.
Stephen McNally (Acting Vice Chair)
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.
Orla Carroll is Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland. She joined Fáilte Ireland in 2008 after working for over 10 years in the Telecommunications Industry.
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.
Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy
Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy has served as Lord Mayor of Dublin and ex-officio member of the Board of St. Patrick’s Festival since June 2022. In June 2022, she was elected as the 354th Lord Mayor of Dublin. She is a member of the DCC Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Transport, sits on the Animal Welfare Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Green Party. Councillor Conroy graduated with a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University (DCU), and has been actively involved in her community since she was a teenager: leading youth groups, supporting people who live alone, serving on the committees of local community groups and campaigning on local issues.
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.
Natalie is CMO for Mason Hayes & Curran LLP in Europe and the USA. She also represents Dublin Chamber on the Dublin City Council Enterprise & Economic Development Strategic Policy Commission and on trade delegations to both London and Brussels. She is a three-time graduate of UCD with a BA, MBA, and a Diploma in Corporate Governance.
Eoghan O'Mara Walsh
Eoghan is the CEO of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), the representative body for Irish tourism and hospitality interests. Eoghan previously owned and managed O’Mara Travel Ltd, a leading tour operator; Heritage Island Ltd, a marketing company for visitor attractions; and O’Mara Consultancy Ltd, a tourism consultancy business. In his earlier career he was Procurement Executive with Diageo in London and Dublin. Eoghan has been CEO of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) since September 2015.
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.
We are currently recruiting for the roles of Sponsorship Manager and for an Administrative Assistant.
Key working relationships:
In the execution of the role, the Sponsorship Manager of St. Patrick’s Festival (SPF) will report to the Commercial Director and will have key working relationships with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Deputy CEO and the wider St. Patrick’s Festival Team.
The Sponsorship Manager will liaise with all relevant stakeholders in relation to commercial and strategic sponsors and partners.
Dependent on experience
Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Permanent role with 6-month probationary period
Closing Date for Applications
Wednesday 5th July at 5pm
Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability
The Sponsorship Manager will play an important role within the Sponsorship & Partnerships team and will be involved in all matters relating to partners, sponsors and commercial partner activation within St. Patrick’s Festival.
Proactively research opportunities to secure new short- and long-term commercial income through creative and innovative partnerships with sponsors and commercial partners.
Take responsibility for the creation of high-quality, persuasive proposals and presentations to attract new sponsors and commercial partners and to continue to engage with existing sponsors and partners.
Manage the ongoing Sponsorship research project for which St. Patrick's Festival has engaged a consultant to look at commercial opportunities and properties within the organization. Based on this research, the Sponsorship Manager will then work with the Commercial Director to design and implement a new commercial partnership strategy for the festival.
Work closely with the Commercial Director to manage the St. Patrick’s Festival sponsorship and report regularly on progress.
Manage all aspects of sponsorship agreements including the proposal process, contract negotiations and managing stakeholder relationships.
Work closely with SPF departments including Marketing, Programme, Operations and Finance departments to ensure all sponsor/partner KPIs and deliverables are identified, communicated and achieved.
Ensure all relevant data and metrics for post-event reporting are captured, recorded and presented in an accessible format.
Manage relationships with all relevant stakeholders in a professional, engaged manner, ensuring that these relationships are serviced to a high standard.
Ensure the Commercial Director is regularly updated on work plans and potential opportunities.
Engage with and play an active role in team meetings and creative sessions and work collaboratively across the organisation.
Lead and manage any commercial activations during the operational Festival phase.
Manage all relevant post event reports and debriefs following completion of the Festival.
Work on other projects as requested by the CEO and Deputy CEO.
The successful candidate will have:
A minimum of two years, demonstrable experience working in the areas of sponsorship and/or commercial agreements.
An understanding of commercial and sponsorship opportunities, ideally within a festival, music, events, arts or cultural setting.
Strong stakeholder relationship skills.
Demonstrable experience of meeting financial targets and budget management.
Interested applicants should apply by email using the subject heading 'Sponsorship Manager Application' to firstname.lastname@example.org including a copy of their CV and a cover letter by no later than Wednesday 5th July at 5pm.
1st September 2023
Permanent role, 6-month probationary period
€30k - €35k (depending on experience)
Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Closing Date for Applications
Friday 14th July at 5pm
Hours are Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours p/w. Mainly office-based with some flexibility for remote work (subject to management approval). Office-based work will take place in the St. Patrick’s Festival office in Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Purpose of Job
St. Patrick’s Festival is seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Administrative Assistant to provide comprehensive support to the festival team and assist in the smooth operation of our organisation. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organisational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. An interest in festivals and live events, arts & culture, and tourism would be particularly beneficial to the role. This role requires effective communication and collaboration with various stakeholders, including the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and Heads of Department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and organise the CEO’s calendar, including scheduling appointments, meetings, and events.
Coordinate and arrange logistics for meetings, ensuring timely reminders and necessary preparations.
Answering general queries (by phone and email) from the public and other stakeholders, and distributing to relevant staff members as appropriate.
Accompany the CEO to meetings, providing administrative assistance as required.
Take accurate meeting minutes and maintain a record of action items for follow-up.
Prepare and distribute minutes and action summaries for meetings with department heads and staff.
Board of Directors Support:
Liaise with Acting Chair of the Board of Directors and Subcommittee Chairs in reference to scheduling meetings.
Liaise with the meeting venue and manage meeting attendance.
Preparation of board papers and agenda.
Deal with Director queries
Management of office supplies.
Keeping front of house, common areas and storages areas tidy and safe at all times.
Distributing post each day and posting items as required.
Follow-up and Coordination:
Collaborate with different departments to ensure timely completion of action items from meetings.
Follow up on outstanding tasks, providing regular updates and reminders to ensure progress.
Budgeting and Planning Assistance:
Assist in budgeting and planning activities, including gathering and organising relevant financial information.
Contribute to the development and monitoring of budgets, providing support to the festival team as needed.
Compile and prepare weekly reports on ongoing projects for the CEO, highlighting key updates, progress, and challenges.
Ensure accuracy and timely submission of reports, adhering to established deadlines.
Presentation and Spreadsheet Development:
Create engaging and visually appealing presentations and spreadsheets on behalf of the CEO and commercial director.
Utilize proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel to effectively communicate information and data.
Previous experience in an administrative or support role, preferably within the festival or cultural sector.
Exceptional organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
Experience in a busy reception area including excellent telephone skills.
Experience of the full range of administrative skills including computer literacy in Word, Excel, Teams, Powerpoint, Office 365 and other programmes.
The ability to respect confidentiality and to use discretion, displaying a high level of professionalism at all times.
Strong attention to detail with a focus on accuracy in work output.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and deadlines.
A passion for festivals, the cultural arts and event management is a plus.
Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the responsibilities and requirements of the Administrative Assistant role. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change based on organisational needs.
St. Patrick’s Festival is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply
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St. Patrick's Festival
Unit 1, Blackhall Green, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, D07 NY07
Aonad 1, Faiche an Halla Dubh, Plás an Halla Dubh, Baile Átha Cliath 7, D07 NY07
+353 1 604 0090