Dublin Fringe Festival is actively seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our Board of Trustees in a voluntary capacity. We are specifically seeking a candidate with senior management experience in the arts and non-profit sector, who can contribute to the strategic direction and growth of our organisation.

Role Description:

As a Trustee specialising in senior management experience, you will play a key role in supporting Dublin Fringe Festival’s mission to seek out and present contemporary, playful and provocative new work made by Irish and International artists of vision in an annual celebration which take place all over the city of Dublin. Your expertise will be instrumental in helping us maintain and enhance the festival’s impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and contribute to the overall governance of Dublin Fringe Festival.
  • Share expertise and insights gained from senior management experience in the arts and non-profit sector.
  • Actively participate in board meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes.
  • Advocate for Dublin Fringe Festival and represent the organisation at relevant events and functions.


  • Senior management experience in the arts and non-profit sector.
  • Strong understanding of governance principles and a commitment to ethical practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to contribute innovative ideas.
  • Passion for the arts and a commitment to the mission of Dublin Fringe Festival.
  • Availability to attend board meetings and participate in occasional events.

Time Commitment:

This is a voluntary position, and trustees are expected to commit to a minimum of 5 board meetings per year including the AGM, and any additional time required for sub committees, special projects or events. Board members are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and to attend events where possible.

Role of Trustees:

Director of the board are both company directors and charity trustees and should understand the legal duties of their role as per the Charities Regulator and the Arts Council’s Practical Guide for Board Members of Arts Organisations. Directors are responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction and to ensure that the highest standards of governance are upheld in accordance with the Charities Governance Code. Directors are also responsible for the legal and financial oversight of Dublin Fringe Festival and to support its fundraising efforts. This can be done in several ways including joining the Fundraising and Development Sub-committee, championing the Dublin Fringe Festival’s work to relevant contacts and making introductions. Board members are elected for a 3-year term which is renewable up to a maximum of 9 years. Board membership is a voluntary, unpaid position.

If you are passionate about the arts, dedicated to fostering creativity, and possess the skills to make a meaningful impact in fundraising and development, we invite you to apply.

Current Board and Relevant Governance Information:

Current Board of Directors & Governance Information

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV detailing your relevant experience to recruit@fringefest.com by 12pm on Wednesday 28th February. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Enquiries and applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Please contact Dublin Fringe Festival’s Director, David Francis Moore, david@fringefest.com if you have any questions.

Dublin Fringe Festival is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee at Dublin Fringe Festival. We look forward to welcoming a new member to our dedicated team.

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Date Posted: 29 January 2024
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