Published 11.04.2022
by Kids’ Own

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

Kids’ Own has an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to lead on the ongoing delivery of our collaborative initiatives with children and young people.

The Project Manager will report to the CEO and will work closely with our small team to support the delivery of our strategic aims through our projects and programmes with children and young people.


Key Responsibilities

The project manager’s duties will include, but not be limited to:


  • Plan and manage a diverse range of projects on an ongoing basis, in line with Kids’ Own strategic objectives.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee all practical elements of project management, including:
    • Scheduling planning and review meetings.
    • Appointing and contracting artists.
    • Working with partners to identify participant groups; or open recruitment.
    • Organising project details: dates, venue, materials and documentation methods.
    • Organising launch events for published outputs.
    • Issuing consent forms to participants in line with Kids’ Own’s Child Protection Policy.
    • Ensuring safeguarding procedures are strictly adhered to.
    • Responsibility for evaluation, and processing of outputs.
  • Draw on expertise and knowledge to support decision-making in relation to projects.
  • Work collaboratively with project artists, teachers and partners to ensure the smooth and timely running of projects.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key partners and funders.
  • Support grant-writing for project income and submit activity reports to funders.
  • Manage project budgets, in collaboration with the Creative Director and Finance Officer.
  • Support marketing and publicity activities related to specific projects.


Essential requirements

Applicants must have:


  • Significant relevant experience in the arts of which at least two years should be at management level.
  • Applicants must be able to work from Kids’ Own’s office in north County Sligo.
  • Possession of a third level qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Access to own transport is desirable but not essential. However, applicants must be willing to travel extensively as part of this role, and must have the flexibility to work irregular days and hours as the schedule of projects and events demands.


Requisite skills

It is desired that the successful applicant would have:


  • A strong arts or arts in education background.
  • Experience or a sound understanding of collaborative or socially engaged practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the current policy and funding climate within the arts and/or arts in education sector.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team.


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


Terms: This is a part-time post, 3 days p/week. Fixed-term contract of one year, with a view to extension.


Salary: €30,000—33,000 (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.