Marketing and Development Manager

Liz Roche Company
6-month contract.

Full time

Liz Roche Company has been presenting evocative and compelling contemporary dance on Irish and International stages for over 20 years. Established in 1999, the Dublin based company presents the works of choreographer Liz Roche in collaboration with dancers and designers of the highest calibre. The company has produced over 30 original productions, touring throughout Ireland and further afield in the UK, Germany, France, USA and China. Currently Company-in-residence at the Irish World Academy, UL, the company also delivers a diverse programme of professional and art form development activities.

Liz Roche Company is in a phase of strategic development having recently produced a 5 year strategic plan, a new marketing strategy and are working with the Raise programme on our new fundraising plan. We are a small, dynamic team and creativity, collaboration and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and creative individual, a communications expert with excellent marketing and administration skills, fundraising experience and with an ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines. A positive attitude and a willingness to get involved in all tasks is essential.

This is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic and ambitious team at an exciting time of growth for the company and for the dance sector.

Liz Roche Company is developing a hybrid working policy which envisages a part – home/part – office working environment.


Purpose of the role:

Support the Artistic Director, Company Manager and board in a 6-month project to implement and develop their new marketing strategy designed to raise the company’s profile and increase audience numbers and engagement.

To deliver top class, cohesive communications to raise the company’s profile, diversify the company’s audience and increase its reach.

To devise and implement strategies to increase and diversify the company’s income.




Key tasks and responsibilities

Strategic Marketing and Communications

To market Liz Roche Company’s projects with our planned return to live performance in the Autumn and ongoing outreach and artform development projects

To work closely with our videographers, photographers and social media supervisor to produce top class content for digital distribution

Regular analysis and reporting of digital engagement

To write and sign off copy for all marketing materials including press releases, flyers, posters, website content, blogs and newsletters with a view to raising Liz Roche Company’s profile domestically and internationally.

To work with the team and contracted designers to plan and implement a new bespoke website (delivering in 2022)

To update the current website as required

To work closely with our partners and presenters to deliver their marketing and PR requirements.

To develop Liz Roche company’s relationship with the press and broadcasters to expand its audience reach.


To work with the board on developing and implementing our fundraising strategy.

To devise and implement a Friend’s scheme and other fundraising activities


The Ideal Candidate will have:

A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a marketing/communications role in a similar organisation

A marketing or communications qualification or a proven track record in the area.

 An excellent track record in delivering successful marketing strategies

Demonstrable experience in fundraising

Excellent on-line communications knowledge and experience across website content management, SEO, email clients (Mailchimp or similar)

An understanding and working knowledge of the arts & culture sectors with a knowledge and interest in contemporary dance a distinct advantage.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Should have the resources to work remotely while Covid-19 restrictions are in place.


Ability to think strategically and translate into effective action plans.

Strong written, editorial, and verbal communication skills.

Excellent IT skills, with a high level of proficiency in MS Office essential and experience with design or video and photo editing software

Personal Attributes

Positive, energetic, and committed to the particular ethos, values, and ambition of Liz Roche Company. See

Ability to multi-task, prioritise competing demands and meet deadlines.

Someone who takes ownership and responsibility for their work and works well in a small team.

Someone with enthusiasm who enjoys the challenges of working in a complex arts environment.



The Marketing and Development Manager is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) working mainly Monday-Friday, however some very occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

With the right candidate we would be open to discussing flexible working options.

This is a 6-month fixed term contract with a 2-month probationary period.

The role is primarily based at the company’s office in Dame St. but a hybrid working plan is place to incorporate some home-based work if desired (and while restrictions are in place).


How to apply

Please send CV with letter of application outlining all relevant qualifications, skills and experience and including your motivations for applying to

We would be grateful if you would include in your letter a paragraph on what you would consider to be some of the challenges in marketing contemporary dance in Ireland

Interviews will be held on zoom



€34,000 to €38000 per anum pro rata depending on experience.

Closing Date: 5pm, August 27th 2021

We are proud of our partners.

Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council.