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We're Hiring! Education and Outreach Manager

Full time, 16-month role with possibility of renewal.

The Education and Outreach Manager is an important role at the DRI, having responsibility for the external presentation and communications of DRI, DRI publicity and advocacy, developing the DRI end-user base, and leading the skills and training programme for the benefit of our stakeholders and the wider Irish digital archiving community.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing the nation-wide DRI Training Programme, from planning curriculum to delivery, to benefit a broad range of stakeholders including DRI Members, the civil service, academia, and cultural bodies with varying skill levels.
  • Organising ad-hoc education and outreach events including their administration, budgeting, planning and delivery.
  • Working closely with the DRI Director and team in the day to-day management of the DRI’s public relations strategy.
  • Identifying, targeting, and building DRI’s end-user base (e.g. integrating DRI content into third-level research programs, government services, school curriculum design and other institutions).
  • Management of DRI activities via the DRI website, e.g. social media, blogs, newsletters, press releases.
  • Contributing to DRI metrics reports, specifically regarding DRI’s E&O Programme. Helping to maintain DRI’s public profile for a broad audience, including academics, cultural institutions, industry, learners of all levels including schools, and the wider public.
  • Acting as an external contact point for DRI and dealing with enquiries.
  • Actively contributing to grant and funding proposals.
  • Any other duties as assigned within the scope of the role.

Essential Criteria:

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated graduate with an excellent command of English. Candidates must have:

  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Or minimum of three years’ experience in a same or similar position (Education and Outreach)
  • Skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital preservation, digital repositories, archives or libraries, digital humanities or digital social sciences, digital cultural heritage, research data management, metadata, open science infrastructures
  • Designed and delivered lectures or training modules to mixed-ability classes
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with the ability and confidence to engage stakeholders from the research community, cultural institutions, government and the public professionally
  • Proven ability to operate social media channels, create website content, presentations and electronic communications
  • Experience organising events, from planning through to delivery
  • A highly organised and motivated self-starter with demonstrable experience working to deadlines.
  • A team player with keen interpersonal skills and the ability to operate flexibly as a member of a cross-disciplinary team

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with the Drupal content management framework
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or similar graphic design software

Salary: The salary range for this position is €35,358 - €46,370. The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in relation to government pay policy.

To apply: Send cover letter and CV to by NOON on Monday 24th June. Interviews anticipated to be held the week of 1st July.

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