We Are Hiring!

Mermaid Seeks General Manager


Mermaid Arts Centre is County Wicklow’s creative powerhouse. We connect artists and communities across County Wicklow in sharing artistic experiences that spark curiosity, delight and debate, while fostering pride, pleasure and well-being.

We gather artists and audiences together to create, participate in and enjoy unforgettable artistic experiences. We provide an artist-led creative hub and artistic resource for artists and companies in County Wicklow, working in both professional and amateur contexts. We sustain the work of artists through employment opportunities, advocacy and practical supports for their creative development. We enrich the lives of all communities in County Wicklow through the creation, co-creation and presentation of a diverse programme of excellent contemporary arts experiences.

The General Manager is a new role, reporting and responsible to the Artistic Director/CEO of Mermaid Arts Centre and will be a key member of the Management Team, supporting the delivery and the implementation of the Centre’s five-year strategy, 2021 – 2025. The General Manager will be responsible for operations of the building and within the artistic programme.


Mermaid is looking for an energetic and detail-oriented manager, with exemplary organisational skills and an ability to work on their own initiative and while under pressure. The ideal candidate has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and is a natural collaborator, with a strong interest in contemporary and traditional arts. They are an individual who knows the value of great management and administration and thrives on running a well organised operation.

Full Job Description are details on how to apply: HERE


Monday 13 December at 12pm (no late applications will be accepted in any circumstances).

We particularly encourage applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector. Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people of all genders, nationalities, races, cultural backgrounds, ages, religions, languages, different abilities, sexual orientations or socio-economic statuses. Mermaid is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, and to supporting our team with ongoing career development opportunities.

If you have any access requirements or additional needs, please let us know and we will find a way to support and facilitate your application. We are committed to providing as much support as possible to individuals. Questions and concerns can be directed to Fionnuala Downes, Administrator, admin@mermaidartscentre.ie.

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