Development and Events Executive

Development and Events Executive

Friday, 24 June 2022, 4.00pm

Job Title: Development and Events Executive
Reporting to: Head of Development
Role type: Permanent Full Time based on 37 hours net per week
Annual leave: 29 Days annual leave per annum
Salary Scale: Based on point 1 of the Grade IV assistant staff officer pay scale

Will involve a mix of on-site/in office working, attendance at some events as necessary and the ability to WFH.

Salary Scale GIV
(1)€32,333, (2)€34,347,(3) €36,196,(4) €37,816,(5) €39,380,(6) €41,493,(7) €43,021, (8)€44,574,(9) €46,001,(10) €47,436

Please email cover letter and CV to careers [at], closing date for receipt of your application is 4pm Friday 24th June 2022.

Role Description
Reporting to the Head of Development, the key responsibilities of this role include contributing to the marketing and development landscape at the Royal Irish Academy of Music by:

  • Working with the Head of Development to achieve annual fundraising targets.
  • Working with the Marketing Manager to grow audiences and awareness of RIAM live events (RIAM Opera, RIAM Philharmonia, ChamberFest, Competitions etc)

Trusts and foundations

  • Researching and writing proposals for foundations, smaller EU and public grant opportunities.


  • Ensuring that agreed benefits with corporate partners, foundations and individual donors are fulfilled, recorded and tracked.
  • Managing and growing the Friends of RIAM, creating events and special experiences to enhance their relationship with the Academy.
  • Developing the new RIAM Members programme.
  • Administering the roll out of the “Inspiring Futures” seat campaign
  • Working to find new “Inspiring Futures” donors and to manage relationships with existing supporters.


  • Maintaining the development sections of the RIAM and RIAM Foundation websites to ensure that they are current, relevant and effective.
  • Writing copy, designing content and laying out newsletters and e-newsletter campaigns.
  • Contributing to communications and marketing campaigns that increase the profile and impact of the RIAM.

Event Marketing

  • Maintaining the RIAM Live, News and Box Office sections of the RIAM website to ensure that event listings are up to date.
  • Design, schedule and manage promotional campaigns via traditional marketing channels, digital newsletters and RIAM social media channels to reach ticket sales targets
  • Design and distribute digital and print event programmes.
  • Update and maintain national event listings.
  • Liaising with external contractors including designers, AV suppliers, photographers where required.

Training, Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will

  • Be a graduate with experience in communications and/or fundraising and a proven track record of managing/contributing to fundraising, marketing or communications campaigns in a music/arts environment.
  • Have proven commercial and/or fundraising achievements.
  • Have proven experience creating content and managing social media
  • accounts for a business or organisation

Person Specification

Skills and Competencies

The Development Executive should be able to demonstrate that they possess the necessary acumen required for this exciting position which includes the following skills and experience:

Essential skills and competencies:

  • An articulate, persuasive communicator – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to design, manage, deliver and evaluate projects from inception to completion, in collaboration with the Head of Development.
  • A proven relationship-builder – a “people person” with an ability to work within a small team.
  • Commitment to promoting and developing RIAM’s mission and strategyobjectives.
  • Demonstrated experience of producing written material to a high standard with appropriate attention to detail.
  • An ability to work proactively and on own initiative.
  • The ability to work to deadlines and to manage multiple projects at the one time.
  • Digital fluency and a strong understanding of communications platforms including social media.
  • Previous experience of online Box Office systems would be an advantage.

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