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.
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.
Interest in history, heritage, the arts and tourism with the motivation to learn more.
Experience, including as volunteer, in community development.
Carlingford (Carlingford Heritage Centre and Station House)
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.
€32K per annum. Currently this is a temporary position.
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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