Development Officer - The Everyman

Job Ref: The Everyman
Type: part time role for 25 hours per week across an initial 2-year contract as part of the RAISE programme, supported by the Arts Council
Location: 15 MacCurtain Street, Cork City. All staff are currently working from home in line with Covid-19 regulations and some home-based working will be considered outside of this.
Salary: €21,875 (€35,000 FTE).
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

CONTRACT: Part-time role for 25 hours per week. Initial 2-year contract as part of the RAISE programme, supported by the Arts Council.

SALARY: €35,000 pro rata (€21,875)


Founded in 1897 The Everyman has been a vital part of Ireland’s cultural heritage and a centre of creativity for Cork. The Everyman tell inspirational stories and hosts unforgettable performances and has welcomed audiences in excess of 100,000 every year. They are now focusing on building their audiences and further investing in the organisation to serve future generations.

The Everyman is a beautiful, 650-seat, listed building and a jewel of late Victorian architecture, which celebrated its 123rd birthday in 2019. The building possesses a rich and fascinating history, and the stunning auditorium is a favourite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere.


As a participant in RAISE Accelerate, an Arts Council initiative designed to build arts organisations’ capacity to generate significant new private investment, The Everyman is now seeking a part-time Development Officer.

Working closely with and reporting to the Development and Partnerships Manager, the Development Officer will support on the implementation and expansion of the theatre’s development and fundraising function, working to achieve ambitious fundraising targets. The Development Officer will provide stewardship support for all existing partners, with a particular focus on the administration of the Friends & Patrons Programme. They will also support the Development and Partnerships Manager with the creation of all fundraising materials and at all times act as a strong ambassador for the Everyman.

To succeed in this role, you will be a confident, creative, detailed oriented fundraiser with strong communication, networking and relationship management skills. You will be comfortable researching new opportunities, creating sponsorship materials and, where needed, deputising confidently on behalf of the Development and Partnerships Manager. The successful candidate will maintain and build upon supporter engagement through effective communication and management of donors and prospects across all income streams, with a specific focus on individuals both nationally and internationally and corporate partners. If you are a creative, detail-oriented fundraiser with excellent relationship building skills, a flair for networking, and an understanding of the importance of art and culture in the community, this could be the role for you!


Please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the job title and name of the organisation you’re interested in as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Development Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of The Everyman by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 12pm on Monday, 12th April 2021.