Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday, 6th April 2021
Job Ref: Fishamble
Location: This role is based in Dublin. You will be working remotely during Covid and flexible working from home arrangements will be considered post-Covid.
Salary: €28,000 - €30,000
CONTRACT: Full time position (Would consider applicants seeking a four day week) Initial 2-year contract as part of the RAISE programme, supported by the Arts Council.
SALARY: €28,000 to €30,000 (pro rata if working a four day week)
Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing, and producing new plays. Formed in 1988 and named after the Playhouse on Dublin’s Fishamble Street which, in the 1780s, Fishamble became the first theatre to commission and produce plays by Irish writers. Fishamble harness the imaginative power of theatre to provide audiences with a diverse range of contemporary, compelling, and heartfelt dramatic works.
Fishamble thinks nationally and reaches globally. It works collaboratively with networks of artists, communities, and organisations, to achieve the maximum possible life for its plays. For instance, over 30 Fishamble play scripts have been published. Fishamble has toured its productions to audiences throughout Ireland, and to 19 other countries. It typically produces over 200 performances annually.
Our vision is a world where vibrant new theatre stands at the centre of a vibrant civic society.
As a RAISE Accelerate participant in the RAISE Programme, an Arts Council initiative designed to build arts organisations’ capacity to generate significant new private investment, Fishamble is now seeking a part-time Development and Marketing Officer.
The Development and Marketing Officer will report to the Marketing and Development Manager and will focus on stewarding all existing partners; researching new opportunities; and providing exceptional administrative support to propel Fishamble’s ambitious fundraising plans. The successful candidate will also assist with the management of digital and institutional marketing campaigns, exploring new approaches to audience development and identifying opportunities to grow support online through the management of specific digital fundraising campaigns.
To succeed in this role, you will be a passionate, self-motivated, creative and systems focused thinker with strong communication and relationship management skills. You will be comfortable researching new opportunities, drafting grant applications, and communicating with a variety of stakeholders. The successful candidate will maintain and build upon donor engagement through effective communication and will provide creative support for the delivery of digital fundraising campaigns.
If you are a creative, systems focused, team player with excellent organisational skills, a flair for both written and verbal communication, and passion for theatre and the work of Fishamble, we would love to hear from you!
HOW TO APPLY:
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The recruitment campaign for the role of Development and Marketing Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of Fishamble by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.
Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday, 6th April 2021
Online presentation of
Inside The GPO
to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising
From 1-5 April
Cast includes: Karen Ardiff, Orla Fitzgerald, Liz FitzGibbon,
Gavin Fullam, Manus Halligan, Aidan Kelly,
Ronan Leahy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Don Wycherley,
Louis Deslis, Martha Dunlea, Carolyn Donnelly, Tom Duffy,
Desmond Eastwood, Ali Hardiman, Daniel McDermott,
Meg O’Brien and Gavan O’Connor Duffy.
Olivier award winning Fishamble: The New Play Company, renowned for bringing new Irish work to stages in Ireland and abroad, are giving audiences another chance to see Inside The GPO, this Easter.
From 1-5 April audiences can look forward to an online presentation of Fishamble's hugely popular 2016 site-specific production Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy from 1 – 5 April 2021, to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising.
This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, gave audiences the opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, performed in the main hall of the GPO itself. Audiences witnessed the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO.
Over Easter Weekend audiences can experience this remarkable piece of theatre at home. Tickets cost just €5 and €10, and last for the full 5-day run – they can be bought via www.fishamble.com/itgpo.
This footage has been upgraded and remastered with support from Culture Ireland, and in partnership with a network of theatre organisations, Irish Heritage & Cultural centres, and Irish Studies courses internationally, including the New York Irish Center, Solas Nua, Corrib Theatre, AEDEI and IASIL.
About Inside The GPO:
'Wonderful production' President Michael D Higgins
'Vigorous... affecting... persuasive drama' The Stage
'Superb play... direction is breathtaking... utterly memorable...not to be missed' Sunday Independent
'Vigorous production' ★★★★ The Irish Times
The creative team included: Writer Colin Murphy, Director Jim Culleton, Dramaturg Gavin Kostick, Scenic & Costume Design Niamh Lunny, Lighting Design Mark Galione, Sound Design Carl Kennedy and Movement Director Bryan Burroughs.
On Monday, they seized and secured the building, repelling the first attacks.
On Tuesday, they attempted to deal with looting on O'Connell St.
On Wednesday, the shelling started.
On Thursday, the building caught fire.
On Friday, they were forced to evacuate.
Inside the GPO was presented in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Ireland 2016, An Post, DublinTown, & Arnotts. This footage of the play was filmed by White Thorn Films.
Striving to ensure that the future of Irish theatre is nurtured and supported.
Online presentation of Inside The GPO to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising
A new work from Caitríona Daly, exploring sexual consent, loyalty, and our legal system
The Treaty by Colin Murphy, to celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty in 1921
New Tiny Plays to discover
Online tour of Mustard by Eva O’Connor
Online presentation of Silent by Pat Kinevane
Today Artistic Director of Fishamble, the New Play Company, Jim Culleton announced details of plans for this year. In 2021, Fishamble is proud to continue investing in the careers of artists, productions, new writing initiatives, and training and development programmes, ensuring that the future of Irish theatre is nurtured and supported. Fishamble will produce two new plays this year, and tour a number of existing productions in person, live and online.
In 2020 Fishamble presented over 120 presentations of 9 productions, provided employment for over 260 artists and arts workers, and shared new Irish theatre with over 20,500 audience members in Ireland and around the world, against all the odds.
Next month, audiences can look forward to an online presentation of its 2016 site-specific Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy from 1 – 5 April 2021, to mark the 105th anniversary of the Rising. This footage has been upgraded and remastered with support from Culture Ireland, and in partnership with a network of theatre organisations, Irish Heritage & Cultural centres, and Irish Studies courses internationally, including the New York Irish Center, Solas Nua, Corrib Theatre, AEDEI and IASIL.
In April, Fishamble will also be publishing and producing a selection of Tiny Plays from its Tiny Plays for a Brighter Future callout with ESB, where Fishamble received over 300 Tiny Plays about the future of clean energy in Ireland.
In late Spring/Summer, Fishamble will present an online tour of the award-winning Mustard by Eva O’Connor, and later in the year a special online presentation of Silent by Pat Kinevane, and On Blueberry Hill by Sebastian Barry. When live performance is possible, Fishamble looks forward to touring its productions of four solo plays by Pat Kinevane once again.
In the Autumn, Fishamble will present Duck Duck Goose by Caitríona Daly, which was developed through Fishamble’s A Play For Ireland programme. It is a searing exploration of sexual consent, loyalty, and our legal system.
At the end of the year, Fishamble will stage The Treaty by Colin Murphy, commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty in 1921, which will take place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert hall, where the Dáil debates happened 100 years ago.
Fishamble will continue to support artists across the theatre sector with existing programmes such as DUETS, in partnership with ITI and Dublin Fringe Festival, and the New Play Clinic. After the success of its Dramaturgy Development Programme in 2020, it will run this programme once again. Fishamble is also facilitating its pilot Writing for Performance Workshop with Felispeaks, that aims to support underrepresented voices in Irish theatre, with audience development and facilitation by playwright, poet and performer Felicia Olusanya. We are also happy to announce that Francesca La Morgia, director of Mother Tongues Festival, will be working with Fishamble on the development of a robust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.
Even though Fishamble cannot physically tour abroad in 2021, it is delighted to work with Culture Ireland and its international partners to connect with audiences around the world. These partners include Audible, Irish Arts Center in New York, Origin’s 1st Irish Festival in New York, Solas Nua in Washington DC, 59E59 Theaters in New York, Corrib Theatre in Portland, New York Irish Center, Odyssey Theater in LA, Arts Projects Australia, Dirty Protest in Wales, Traverse Theatre and Dance Base in Edinburgh, and Soho Theatre and Trafalgar Theatre Productions in London.
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