Marketing and Development Manager – closing 21 Nov

Marketing and Development Manager wanted for Kilkenny Arts Festival

Role type: Full-time
Reporting to: Festival Director
Location: 11 Patrick’s Court, Patrick Street, Kilkenny (Some remote working possible, by agreement)
Salary: €40,000 P/A

This is an exciting, high-level opportunity to join the small and dedicated team, which delivers one of Ireland’s leading festivals each August.

To apply

Please email your CV and a cover letter to by 5.00pm, November 21st / Interviews will take place on November 27th.


Kilkenny Arts Festival (KAF) has positioned itself as a festival experience of the highest international calibre, combining classical, traditional and contemporary artistic flavours and unmistakably set in the medieval cityscape of Kilkenny.

To strong critical and audience response, the Festival has developed a focus on artistic residencies across artforms; classical music and opera; collaboration between global musical traditions; theatre, music, dance and circus in open-air, site-specific and unusual locations; spoken word including poetry, talks and ideas; and a significant programme of family-oriented events.

In parallel with the above, the marketing and promotion of the Festival has also evolved, as we look to attract increasing numbers of overseas and domestic visitors to the festival as well as regular local attenders.

The role

The Marketing and Development Manager is the guardian of the Festival’s public-facing presence.

The core function is to grow visitor numbers and maximise visitor engagement to enable the festival to achieve its box office and public engagement aims each year. They are responsible for sponsor and stakeholder communications, and a key player in helping the Festival achieve its annual sponsorship targets. Finally, they are the principal steward of the KAF brand and visual identity.

This is an in-house senior role within a small and dedicated team that delivers the annual Festival event. This post will be offered on a fixed-term basis for one year.

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Deadline for applications is: 21st November 5.00pm

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