We’re Hiring a Programme & Community Manager

Are you a dynamic and energetic Programme & Community Manager with an entrepreneurial mindset and an interest in creative industries start-ups? CREW (Comhoibriú CLG) is looking for a Programme & Community Manager to work with our CEO & Board; to ensure the development and delivery of programmes to accelerate entrepreneurship in creative industries in the West of Ireland.

About CREW (Comhoibriú CLG)

CREW is a collaborative initiative involving Atlantic Technological University (ATU), the Western Development Commission (WDC) and Ardán. CREW supports enterprises based in the Western region in areas such as, film and TV production, animation, gaming, content development, immersive technologies and digital design from its base at ATU’s Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Cluain Mhuire campus, Galway. 

CREW aims to develop an ecosystem and a suite of business and technical support services in the West for the CreaTech / Creative Digital sector.  By bringing together a diverse range of skills, knowledge and resources, CREW will enable real collaboration to take place and accelerate the growth of the sector along the Western seaboard. 

Job Title: Programme & Community Manager 

Reports to:  CEO 

Key Responsibilities:  Programme design, development & delivery, Community & Outreach

Key working relationships: CEO, start-up businesses in the creative digital sector / CreaTech  on the Western Seaboard. Programme partners including, ATU, Enterprise Ireland, Skillsnet, West Regional Skills, the Western Development Commission, TG4, Ardán, Local Enterprise Office, Údarás Na Gaeltachta and corporate clients.

About the Role:

CREW is looking to appoint a Programme & Community Manager to design, develop and deliver pre-accelerator (incubation) & accelerator programmes, workshops, masterclasses, corporate innovation and other programmes to entrepreneurs in CreaTech. Working closely with the CEO and the Comhoibriú Board, the Programme & Community Manager will be responsible for all areas of programme design, development, and delivery to advance the progress of creative entrepreneurs and enterprise development within the West region.

Additionally, the Programme & Community Manager will play a key role in developing a network of practice along the target region; building relationships with the CreaTech community as well as policy makers, government and other key stakeholders.

Main Objectives

  • Deliver programmes to members of the CreaTech start-up ecosystem across the target region.
  • Orchestrate a collaborative partnership between CREW and programme partners.
  • Provide signposting and mentoring for entrepreneurs in the CreaTech sector located throughout the target region.
  • Define and execute recruitment strategies to attract entrepreneurs and start-ups.
  • Oversight of strategic quality management in all programmes.
  • Work closely with members of the CREW team to deliver on strategy and KPIs.
  • Grant Management, preparation of, and monitoring of programme budgets.
  • Stakeholder management, alumni engagement and growing the CREW network.
  • Build an engaged national and international community of thought leaders, domain experts and industry innovators to support CREW programmes.
  • Assist the CEO with the acquisition and onboarding of new programme partners including corporate clients.
  • Coordinate and manage events and programmes including bootcamps, pitch competitions and hackathons.
  • Proactively engage with the CREW community including academia, industry, investors, and the public sector to understand their needs and offerings in relation to the CreaTech sector.
  • Contribute to other activities to support the efficient and effective delivery of programmes to support the regional start-up ecosystem.
  • Public speaking, representing CREW at conferences and events.
  • Desk research, reporting and continuous engagement with international best practice. 

About You

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least three years’ relevant experience leading start-up engagement programmes.
  • Embedded and well-networked – you have a strong working knowledge of the Creative Industries and the start-up world.
  • Passionate about the potential for platforms to enable entrepreneurship, and excited about playing a role in accelerating the CreaTech start-up ecosystem.
  • A strong team player, you excel in leveraging the skills and resources of multiple team members to deliver programmes on time and to a high standard, embracing teamwork, and fostering a collaborative and positive environment.
  • You are agile and thrive on working in a challenging, fast-paced, and dynamic environment, are dependable and consistent, and strong in planning, priority setting and execution. You are a team player: flexible around job responsibilities and willing to jump in and help where needed.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences. You are skilled at translating complex ideas and concepts into high quality decks and presentations.
  • You are a great organiser with a strong ability to multitask to meet deadlines. You know how to manage projects effectively and engage people to meet milestones.
  • You have a strong presence and the ability to act effectively as a brand ambassador. 
  • With a constant curiosity and a desire to learn new things, you are prepared to acknlolwdge when you need help. Independently driven, you are always looking to improve your productivity by learning new tools and methods.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to synthesise research and ideas into meaningful and powerful presentations and possess dynamic problem-solving skills.
  • With experience in event management and coordination, you have a persuasive presence and can adjust your communication style depending on the audience and context. You are comfortable speaking in front of people.
  • Excellent attention to detail, keeping the big picture in sight. You are able and willing to work on a variety of tasks. You understand the commercial reality of business and can shape offerings and strategies that fit with given constraints.
  • Ability to use modern technology platforms, and learn quickly (Trello, Slack, Google Docs/Slides, Mailchimp, MS Teams etc.)
  • The ability to speak Irish would be an advantage.


Salary commensurate on experience.
Three-year fixed-term contract.

Application Process

Email CV and optional cover letter to hello@crewdigital.ie   
Direct enquiries to  hello@crewdigital.ie   
Closing date for applications Thursday October 13th, 2022 at 4 pm.
Comhoibriú CLG is an equal opportunity employer.