JOB OPENING: General Manager (Part-time)


Dublin Circus Project (DCP) was founded in 2009 by a grassroots collective of circus artists who endeavoured to build an organisation to share, practice and develop the artform in Ireland. DCP is now a key resource organisation for Circus in Ireland, based in The Orchard Community Centre. We are funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council, and are a member of the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS); Circus Works; The Wheel; and Caravan International Youth and Social Circus Network.

Our Vision is to Dream Big, Achieve Excellence, and Live Circus.

Our Mission:

  • Develop artists by providing a training space, as well as training, development and residency opportunities.
  • Train youth and create opportunities for the new generation of Circus artists.
  • Enact social change by fostering life skills through the experience of circus.
  • Enable our wider community to express itself through the arts.
  • Deliver high quality Circus performances.
  • Create working opportunities for associated artists.
  • Advocate for the circus arts by collaborating with all relevant groups, organisations, agencies and institutions.

Our Core Values:

  • To strive for artistic excellence and creativity.
  • To be fully equitable and inclusive of all regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital or family status, religion, or abilities.
  • To use the Circus Arts as a vehicle for social development and change.
  • To respond proactively to the needs of our community and members.
  • To promote mental and physical well-being through Circus.
  • To operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • To always reach out, connect and strive to build meaningful and long lasting relationships.


Reporting to the Board of Directors.

Dublin Circus Project is recruiting a part-time General Manager to provide strong leadership and management across all activities for the organisation. We are looking for a positive and energetic self-starter who will work towards building a full-time role for themselves while developing and growing the organisation. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the arts with a keen interest in Circus and Street Arts.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • General administration, including all external and internal communications.
  • Accounts administration, including invoicing, collections, reporting in Sage and supporting the board of directors.
  • Marketing, including management and development of all online properties.
  • Performance hire, including managing and developing our artists database. client interactions, booking management, invoicing and contractors payments.
  • Research and identification of funding opportunities, including application and management of funding opportunities in relation to capital funding, projects, professional training and other opportunities applicable to the organisation.
  • Support the development and advocate for the Circus Arts by working closely with other Circus schools on the island of Ireland, with ISACS (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network) and the Arts Council.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience across website content management (WordPress), email clients (Mailchimp) social media and other relevant online systems and platforms.
  • Experience and understanding of budget planning and management.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the arts & cultural sectors. 
  • Financial Management


  • People-oriented.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to think strategically and translate into effective action plans.
  • Strong written, editorial, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent IT skills.


The General Manager is a part-time contract (20 hours per week, €15/hour) working Monday-Friday. The role is based at The Orchard Community Centre in Cherry Orchard. This is initially a twelve-month fixed term appointment with a 6-month probationary period. It will be your responsibility to comply with all revenue requirements as an independent freelance worker.


Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending us a CV highlighting their relevant experience for this role, and a cover letter outlining their reason for applying for the role. 

Please send a CV and letter of interest to by OCT 12th, 2022 with the Subject “General Manager”