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About The United Irish Cultural Center

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco (UICC) is the hub of Irish culture for the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Headquartered in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco, the UICC is a California 501c3 nonprofit corporation offering a membership program, event rental opportunities, and a full calendar of events which serve to promote Irish culture through a wide variety of options for members and the community at large. Just three short blocks from the magnificent Golden Gate Recreational Area at Ocean Beach, the UICC is home to the Patrick J. Dowling Library with its growing collection of books and ephemera, and a proud sponsor of many Irish cultural programs throughout the city of San Francisco and at its own facility including social, recreational, athletic, youth, and cultural activities. In addition the Irish Center plays host to a wide variety of private and community functions in its many facilities including the St. Patrick Ballroom and the St. Francis Room banquets facilities, bar and lounge (indoor and outdoor options) areas, several meeting rooms, and catering kitchens. Nearby attractions include the San Francisco Zoo, Harding Park Public Golf Course, Lake Merced Recreational Facility, and Golden Gate Park.

Open Positions

Director, Cultural Programming

Guided by the UICC mission to promote Irish Culture

Director, Cultural Programming
Posted October 11, 2022; Available until filled

About the Position

Guided by the UICC mission to promote Irish culture and working within the priorities set forth by the Board of Directors, the Director of Cultural Programming [Director] will develop and implement cultural initiatives and alliances that serve to strengthen the engagement of existing members, attract new members, and introduce community members to various aspects of Irish culture as well as facilitate cross-cultural exchanges with other organizations and groups. The Director is responsible for all aspects of these cultural initiatives and alliances including event management and attendance, representing the UICC at various community events as asked, and community outreach.

This is a fulltime, contract position with an initial term of 1 (one) year. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage an active and varied calendar of cultural programs that appeal to a variety of age levels, skill sets, and learning types commensurate with the high quality our members expect and that our reputation in the community commands.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain close working relationships and serve as the primary contact for the UICC, with all of the various Irish community and cultural organizations around the Bay Area.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to drive event attendance and promote awareness, utilizing social media and the various UICC communication channels. Video editing experience a plus!
  • Coordinate with artists, performers, talent when booking and organizing events.
  • Provide hands-on management and support of events and activities pertaining to cultural programs.
  • Consult closely with the UICC operations staff to develop and run successful events.
  • Contribute cultural programming write-ups, descriptions, event photos and captions, and other content to various publications.
  • Manage the cultural programming budget to ensure program goals are achieved efficiently and in good stewardship of our resources.
  • Evaluate programs and events; establish feedback loops.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years experience in a similar role with director-level program coordination/event management; non-profit, cultural/community organization a plus!
  • 5+ years proven track record of event development, communication, and promotion.
  • Interest in and affinity for Irish and Irish American culture (the role is open to candidates of any race, national origin, or ethnicity).
  • A self-starter who takes initiative with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines; project management and reporting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate the programming vision clearly and effectively both internally and externally.
  • Strong computer skills; Google platform (email, calendar, drive, etc.)
  • Problem solving skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Solid time management skills and attention to detail.

Not required, but preferred:

  • Database management (membership based/fundraising/events)
  • Journalism
  • Event related A/V experience
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Irish language

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