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Community Heritage Manager (Full Time Position)

 

Community Heritage Manager

Interested in working in a unique community development and heritage social enterprise environment? 

Carlingford Heritage CLG is seeking to appoint a Community Heritage Manager to lead a small team to deliver our programme of community heritage, arts and social based services. Core activities include managing and promoting heritage exhibitions and local history tours; organising and animating a small visitor and interpretive centre; facilitating academic, community and arts workshops, seminars and conferences; organising and promoting concerts and cultural events (in conjunction with our artistic directors). He/she will also be responsible for managing the local tourist office during the season that it’s open as well as a remote working hub, both located in the same property.  The Community Heritage Manager will be expected to liaise with different heritage and tourism agencies, often with a view to the social, cultural and/or economic development of the area.  He/she will be responsible for managing the upkeep of company properties and overall financial management. She/he will report regularly to the Board of Carlingford Heritage CLG.

Requirements:

Essential: 

  • 3rd level academic qualification or (five) years proven experience in comparable position.  

  • Experience in business development – identifying, pursuing and landing business opportunities in line with the social enterprise ethos of Carlingford Heritage CLG.

  • Experience in team leadership and management, including work with volunteers. 

  • Good people management and leadership skills.

  • Good presentational skills and written expression.

  • Experience in using digital and social media to enhance community engagement and participation.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory environment for social enterprise – e.g. Governance Code, GDPR, equality, environment and health and safety. 

Desirable:

  • Interest in history, heritage, the arts and tourism with the motivation to learn more. 

  • Experience, including as volunteer, in community development. 

Location:

Carlingford (Carlingford Heritage Centre and Station House)

Terms:

This post is offered on a 39 hour per week basis and can involve weekend work.  Its continuance is subject to funding from our funders.

Access to a car and full driving licence is required.

Remuneration:

€32K per annum. Currently this is a temporary position.

Applications: 

  • Applications must be made by way of application form with cover letter to The Chairperson, Carlingford Heritage CLG, Carlingford Heritage Centre, Carlingford, Co Louth.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications is August 25th at 1pm.  No late applications will be accepted.

  • Interviews will be held in September 2021 in the Station House, Carlingford.

  • Please note this post may be subject to Garda Clearance.

  • Carlingford Heritage CLG is an equal opportunities employer.

  • This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

Note to interested applicants:

Carlingford Heritage CLG use a competency base assessment system and a ranking and/or short-listing exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form.  The criteria for ranking and/or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge of this job specification.

 

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