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Development Officer

  • Fixed Term Contract


Music Network is a national music touring and development organisation, passionate about making live music happen. The organisation holds a unique position in the Irish music sector and has been a highly valuable resource for the development and presentation of quality live music in Ireland. Our integrated programmes, from our work in music education, to supporting musicians at varying stages of development through funding schemes and other initiatives, to providing concerts and learning and participation activities through our valued network of partners, supports our mission of providing access to exceptional live music for people across Ireland, and supporting the professional development of musicians.

The Role

Music Network seeks to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly-motivated professional to fulfil the role of Development Officer. This new, full-time position has been created with the support of Business to Arts and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme. The successful candidate will participate in a structured programme of mentoring and development activities delivered by Business to Arts and their partners. The Fellowship aims to provide training and professional development to enhance long-term careers in fundraising and development for the Irish cultural sector.

The successful candidate will play a significant role in shaping and delivering Music Network’s Development Strategy, working in a tight-knit and supportive environment. The organisation’s Communications Manager will provide day-to-day support and team lead for the Development Officer.

The Development Officer will deliver year-round Development and Fundraising initiatives. The key focus of this role is revenue generation – e.g. through bespoke engagement initiatives (Friends and Corporate Membership Schemes) and excellent relationship management (Corporate Sponsorship and Partnerships). We have ambitious plans to grow over the next 3 years and central to these is an increase in self-generated resources. We envisage a period of intense, sustained capacity building in the next 24 months.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in the key aspects of arts marketing/fundraising and a genuine  interest in music. Based at Music Network’s offices on Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, the contract is offered on a two-year fixed term basis initially, with a six month probation period.

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