Job Opportunity with Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland is seeking an experienced and dynamic Venue Assistant for DanceHouse.
Dance Ireland is Ireland’s national dance development organisation and the representative body for the professional dance community in Ireland. A membership organisation, we celebrate, develop and promote all forms of dance through training and development programmes, special events and partnerships. We operate DanceHouse (on licence from Dublin City Council) as a national centre of excellence. DanceHouse is a working base for all forms of dance and is a hub for the wider dance community.

Job Description

The position is based at DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Reporting to the General Manager, the Venue Assistant, one of two full-time positions, provides reception, studio booking, operational and administrative duties for Dance Ireland.
The successful applicant will have reception experience and be a good communicator with strong verbal and written skills. As the welcoming face of the venue, the post holder will be confident, friendly and welcoming.
This is a key-holding position and the nature of the role requires a flexible person who is willing to work a variety of alternating day and evening shifts (see below for opening hours).


Customer Service
Meet and greet all visitors in a friendly, efficient and professional manner as well as providing efficient and courteous customer service to enquiries by phone and email.
Be familiar with and provide information to customers on Dance Ireland and DanceHouse activities and events as well as general dance enquiries.


Handle bookings of studios and equipment hire.
Cash handling.
General administrative support.


Undertake operational and technical duties which assist with the smooth running of the venue, including the implementation of Dance Ireland’s Health and Safety policies.
Ensure that studios are set up for use (includes setting up projectors, chairs, ballet barres etc.)
Opening up and locking up.


Minimum one year’s experience in a similar or administrative role;
Excellent customer service skills, both in person, over the phone and in writing;
Friendly, polite manner and good self-presentation;
Proficient computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
Good organisational and technical skills;
An interest in the arts, especially dance, is desirable but not essential.


€23,000 (based on a 35 hr week at €13 per hour).

Normal DanceHouse opening hours are*:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-6.30pm
Sunday work will be required from time to time
*Guide only. Opening and closing times can vary from time to time.

To apply

Please submit a CV and a cover note (in one document) outlining your suitability for the post by email to Please include your available start date.
The closing date for applications is 4pm, May 14, 2018.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on May 22, 2018.