Published 11.04.2022
by Kids’ Own

Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Operations Manager (part-time)

Kids’ Own is now seeking to appoint an Operations Manager to support the smooth running of all of our operational activities.

Job Description:
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Operations Manager’s duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Governance Code compliance: Monitoring and supporting updates to, and implementation of, policies and procedures, in line with Charities Governance Code.
  • Company Secretary duties.
  • Management and monitoring of operational risk.
  • Responsible for data storage and management of all company databases.
  • Top-level administrative and filing duties.
  • Management of company calendar.
  • HR supports: Overseeing updates to the company staff handbook, filing of staff contracts and organising relevant training for staff members and associate artists.
  • Building oversight and maintenance.
  • Managing stock: Responsible for book storage, postage of book orders and other dissemination initiatives.
  • Publishing duties: Registering ISBNs, recording titles with Nielsen, sourcing print quotes—in collaboration with CD/CEO.
  • Some accountancy supports, where required.
  • Support company development, where required.


Essential requirements:

  • A third-level qualification in the field of arts and culture, children, or community.
  • A minimum of 3 years of management experience within the arts.
  • Ability to be based at our Sligo premises.
  • We are looking for a candidate with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.



  • A good knowledge of the arts-in-education/children’s cultural sector.
  • Access to own transport is desirable, but not essential.

Kids’ Own is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Terms: This is a part-time post, 3.5 days p/week. Fixed-term contract of one year, with a view to extension.

Salary: €35,000—38,000 (pro-rata), depending on experience.

Candidates are requested to send a detailed CV and cover letter to:
Jo Holmwood, Creative Director of Kids’ Own, [email protected] by Tuesday 3rd May at 5pm.