Dublin Youth Theatre: Executive Director

Pay: €40,000
Closing date: Fri 24 May 2024: 5pm

Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) is looking for an Executive Director to lead the organisation, managing finance and administration, and supporting their year-round programme of activities. 

This is a full-time position to start at an agreed upon date in July 2024. Interviews will be held the week commencing 3 June 2024.


DYT is one of the country’s leading centres for young theatre artists, providing a safe and welcoming place where members can meet other young people from all parts of Dublin in a fun, artistic and social environment. Since 1977, they have helped to shape the artistic, cultural, and personal lives of our numerous members (aged 14-22). Central to this success is the part played by the dedicated team of staff, board, and and volunteers, whose expertise, enthusiasm, and can-do spirit serve to make the experiences of their young artists rewarding and memorable.

They are looking for someone with a track-record in administration/management in arts or youth arts, who has a passion for youth development and seeing young people achieve and grow.

What is your Role?

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working alongside our Artistic Director, you as Executive Director will help deliver the organisation’s vision as part of the DYT Executive, taking responsibility for financial management, administration, safeguarding, overseeing marketing, preparing funding applications, and liaising with stakeholders in order to support the implementation of a year round programme of activities for DYT’s young members. The annual programme includes a workshop programme and 6-12 plays for production. You will work closely with our youth theatre members.

Salary €40,000 per annum pro rata (Time off in lieu and no overtime) / Full Time Contract (subject to six month probationary period)

Hours of work 40 hours per week. The post holder is expected to carry out their duties as requested. Due to the nature of the role, the post holder will need to be available to work flexible hours. The post holder must be available to work certain Saturdays from September – May due to the weekly workshop programme.

Holidays  23 days per annum

Reporting To Chairperson, on behalf of the Dublin Youth Theatre Board of Directors

How To Apply: Please read job description carefully and send your CV and a Letter of application of no longer than three sides of A4 to chair@dublinyouththeatre.com no later than 5pm, Fri 24 May 2024.

Additional Information: If you have questions, or require accommodations in the application process, you may contact the above address in confidence.

DYT is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome expressions of interest from those of all backgrounds, including those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, or from other underrepresented communities. They are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for all young people, members and staff.

Please Note: As this post involves working with/contact with young people, any offer of employment is contingent on the successful candidate being Garda vetted and receiving child protection training.

Dublin Youth Theatre is funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and the City of Dublin Youth Services Board. 

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Closing date: Fri 24 May 2024: 5pm