Operations and Events Manager

Employer University Concert Hall Limerick
Job Type Human Resources Operations Service/Project Management Senior Manager
Location Limerick and the Southwest
Specific Location UCH Limerick
Salary €40,000 - €45,000
Closing Date 5pm Friday January 27th, 2023
Application Form/Job Description Operations-Events-Manager-Extended-JD.pdf 123.24 kB


About University Concert Hall Limerick

When University Concert Hall (UCH) opened its doors nearly thirty years ago, it was Ireland’s first purpose built concert hall, with variable acoustics to allow its sound design to be tailored to all genres of performance. Over the years the venue has hosted numerous classical recitals, stand-up comedians, pantomimes and singer songwriters, adding breadth and depth to the cultural life of the Mid-West region. UCH’s reputation as a venue has helped to attract some of the biggest names in the performing arts including comedians Jimmy Carr, Dara O’Briain and Billy Connolly, singer-songwriters Van Morrison, Imelda May, Albert Hammond and legendary Irish musician Christy Moore.

UCH’s mission is be a Mid-West performing Arts and entertainment centre of national and international standing, that also contributes to a distinctive campus life experience for University Students.

About the Role

The Operations & Events Manager role is a senior role within the UCH Executive team and plays a pivotal role within the company responsible for coordinating and managing all day-to-day operations and services.

University Concert Hall (UCH) is seeking an motivated and professional Operations and Events Manager.  Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will provide excellent customer service and operations leadership.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience working within a performing arts venue as an Operations, Production Manager or similar experience. This role requires someone with proven experience in project management, sound knowledge of Health and Safety regulations in relation to performing arts practise and a background in working with promoters, orchestras and productions.

If you are an experienced project or operations manager who is hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated with the ability to lead and manage with diplomacy and sensitivity then this could be the role for you!

General Duties and Responsibilities

Facility Management

  • Managing procurement of property and supplies and maintaining the same, in addition to making periodic checks for reports for the Director.
  • Assisting with managing the security of the building, continually developing and updating current procedures.
  • Managing and overseeing the UCH team to ensure all Policies and Procedures for Events, H&S and Quality are delivered on, as well as the maintenance of UCH Risk and Asset registers.
  • Maintaining relationships with UCH partners and suppliers.
  • Ensuring the highest possible level of production standards are delivered in association with the Technical Manager via

Health & Safety Management

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the building for all users in compliance with industry and statutory regulations in conjunction with the wider UCH team.
  • Overseeing any H&S Issues that arise and ensuring that they are followed up accordingly.
  • Implementing appropriate H&S procedures in consultation with each department, managing Health & Safety Induction Training sessions for new staff and regular Fire & Evacuation Training for all staff.

Front of House and Retail Staff Management

  • Responsible for the recruitment and management of staff including training and performance reviews.
  • Ensuring UCH remain up-to-date on statutory insurance requirements and regulations regarding safety in places of public assembly and remain familiar with, developments in the provision of FOH services in similar venues in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
  • Managing and overseeing the full running of the UCH Retail and Bar unit including ensuring that stock management processes are maintained and sales targets for shows and other events are delivered on.
  • Overseeing HR processes and procedures, including drawing up and reviewing of all casual part-time staff and Front-of House/Retail team members.Please see the attached extended Job Description for further information.


Please apply directly to [email protected] and use ‘Operations and Events Manager’ as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Operations and Events Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of UCH by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search. If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone about this role, please contact us by email.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday January 27th, 2023

Please note – we will be assessing applicants on a rolling basis, as such this position could be filled prior to the closing date and we encourage candidates to apply or express their interest at their earliest convenience.

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