Project Co-ordinator Inclusive Dance Cork

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Project Co-ordinator Inclusive Dance Cork

IDC seeks a Project Coordinator

Please note this is an archived page containing older information about Inclusive Dance Cork. For up to date information, please visit the main IDC page here.

Inclusive Dance Cork (IDC) seeks to hire a Project Coordinator who will oversee the running of the monthly training programme. The role offers an exciting opportunity to work with a unique training opportunity, advocating for inclusivity in dance.

The role entails lead project management of IDC on delivery of the programme supported by administrative support and studio space at Dance Cork Firkin Crane.

About Inclusive Dance Cork

Inclusive Dance Cork is a pilot training programme that began in September 2022, open to individuals interested in learning inclusive dance methods. The programme was conceived out of an absence of formal inclusive dance training in the country. Inclusive Dance Cork is the only accredited programme of its kind in the south of Ireland.

The 2022 pilot year intake of students comes from a diverse range of backgrounds, among them professional dance artists, teachers, and movement practitioners, and includes people with and without disabilities.

The programme was initially conceived by Croí Glan and Dance Cork Firkin Crane with support from partners Suisha Arts: Cope Foundation, Cork ETB, and University College Cork. Rhona Coughlan is the Artistic Director, supported by the Project Co-ordinator, Partners, and Guest Facilitators. A year of research and development, and the first academic year of Inclusive Dance Cork was funded by The Community Foundation for Ireland through a donation by an anonymous donor.

Tasks include:

– Coordinate the practical running of the monthly training sessions including liaising
with artists / guest facilitators and organising accommodation, travel etc.
– Seek new funding opportunities for the project, as well as follow up on existing
– Support the artistic director in the planning of training schedules.
– Act as the main point of contact for students to UCC / facilitators / AD etc.
– Administration (Uploading of materials to Canvas / Google Drive, editing notes,
assisting with uploading of assessment results / email / phone / Zoom and in-person
– Report on projects to stakeholders including feedback from students and facilitators.
– Research and make connections with potential partners, collaborators, and
– Draft copy and promotional materials for project visibility.
– Carry out other activities related to agreed project, including those arising from the
tasks outlined above, and as required.
The candidate will have several of the following attributes / skills / experience:
– Demonstrable experience of developing, managing, and delivering arts projects and
programmes and of project management.
– Commitment to the development of the arts in Ireland, with particular interest and
expertise relating to dance and to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the arts.
– Understanding of the arts and disability sector is advantageous.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
– Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and networking skills.
– Capacity to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, agencies & sectors.
– Experience of working as part of a team as well as on one’s own initiative.
– Research and analytical skills.
– Evidence of ability / experience of strategic thinking and planning.

The person appointed will also need to:

– Be available to work flexible hours when necessary and be available on the training
– Adhere to Inclusive Dance Cork / Dance Cork Firkin Crane internal policies.

Dates, Remuneration and Location:

Dates: March – June 2023 / (Approx. 17 weeks. Potential for extension, funding dependent).

IDC Training days at Dance Cork Firkin Crane: Sunday 19th and Monday 20th March, Sunday
16th and Monday 17th April, Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd May.

Fee: €20 / hr @ approx. 20 hrs per week (+ additional hours for Training Days). Travel and
accommodation fees are not covered by the project.

Location: The role can be remote. You will be required to be on-site at Dance Cork Firkin
Crane for training days and key meetings and events to be agreed with the AD and team.

To Apply: Please send a CV and Cover letter to Executive Artistic Director of Dance Cork Firkin Dance Crane Laurie Uprichard at

Deadline: The position call out will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate, ideally
this person will be in place by mid March.

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