Festival Coordinator

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge works in association with Galway City Council, Galway Chamber and other groups to develop and strengthen Galway’s official Bilingual Status. Our  objective is to increase the visibility and audibility of the Irish language  in Gaillimh | Galway.

Our organisation is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual or an festival/coordinator /event management organisation/company to organise and coordinate a bilingual/Irish language festival during the Saint Bridget’s Bank Holiday Weekend in 2024.


The successful candidate will work (on a contract) from  the  1st November  –   6th of February 2024.

In addition, the successful candidate will continue to aid in Festival wrap-up during part of February.

Duties and responsibilities: As the successful candidate, you will report to CEO Gaillimh le Gaeilge and work collaboratively with the ‘Grúpa Oibre na Féile’. In addition to coordinating schedules, artists, locations, and other operational details, the successful candidate will oversee all operations at the festival.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the Festival and:

  • Oversee, direct and manage the work plan within budget to ensure smooth delivery of a successful and on schedule Festival.
  • Manage logistics, from ticketing and security to parking and crowd control, to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the Festival.
  • Utilize various promotion channels to promote the Festival and encourage community engagement.
  • Assist in creating and distribute guest artist schedules.
  • Organise and schedule spaces/venues for the Festival.
  • Organise transportation and accommodation needs for Festival artists and guest artists.
  • Assist with administrative tasks throughout the Festival, including the gathering of data.
  • Create and maintain detailed operations sheets and records for the Festival.
  • Collate and filing of Health & Safety documentation and other required paperwork relating to subcontractors and the Festival. (for example: Licensing and Planning issues)
  • Communicate confidently with colleagues, artists and suppliers at all levels.
  • Create a post-event report.



  • Self-motivated professional with at least 3/5 years’ experience and knowledge in the delivering medium-large scale events.
  • An understanding of the Irish language and arts/culture is essential.
  • Festival Coordinator must have a positive energy, be creative and flexible.
  • You must have a can-do attitude and a willingness to work cooperatively with others as well as independently.
  • A track record of creating detailed production schedules and managing them, as well as maintaining a broad focus on priorities and objectives.
  • Excellent project planning and time management skills.
  • Computer skills, including Office, Skype, and web-platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Squarespace; and social media.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and retain new information and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • Detail oriented with ability to multi-task.
  • Physical stamina to work during the festival and abilities to set boundaries and delegate tasks as needed.

Festival Coordinator must have a car, valid driver’s license, and personal technology (smartphone with texting plan and laptop). In addition, as the position works with students/young people, the successful candidate will submit to and pass a background check.


Application deadline:  23rd  October 2023Applications reviewed upon receipt.

Apply to:  Bríd Ní Chonghóile Apply to e-mail:  brid@gleg.ie  Phone:  091568876/0872863075     www.gleg.ie

Application Procedure:  Electronic submissions only sent to brid@gleg.ie  with the subject line: “Festival Coordinator position”.  All applications will be considered confidential.  Please send .pdfs only of the following documents: Cover letter, Resume. Three references with e-mail and phone numbers.


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