Business Development Manager

The Model, one of Ireland’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, is recruiting a Business Development Manager (BDM), a new senior strategic position within the organisation.  It will be an integral role, responsible for driving increased revenue across a range of earned income sources, including retail, venue & facilities hire, box office and new business opportunities. The BDM will work closely with, and report to, the Director. They will also work in close collaboration with the General Manager, the Financial Officer and all of The Model team.

The Key Deliverables include:

  • Grow income across a range of areas by increasing the level of commercial activities at The Model. The BDM will achieve sales targets on a quarterly basis
  • Develop and drive income through a new retail offering at The Model
  • Identify new business opportunities for The Model
  • Enhance the welcome and visitor experience across The Model’s public-facing areas (shop, reception)
  • Foster relationships with the local & regional business community and key stakeholders to maximise revenues for The Model.

The BDM will be a creative, driven and effective individual. They must have an excellent knowledge of tourism, marketing and retail, and a proven track record of income generation. Through their deliverables, the BDM will make a key contribution to The Model’s success on the next exciting phase of our journey as outlined in our Strategic Plan 2024-2028.

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Employer: The Model, home of The Niland Collection
Responsible To: Director
Pay scale: €42-45k per annum, commensurate with experience
Contract: 3 Years initially
Probation period: 9 months
Conditions: Full time. 5 days per week, 9am – 5.30pm.
Benefits: 21 days of annual leave, plus public holidays
Place of Employment: The Model, The Mall, Sligo. F91TP20
The operational nature of this role requires presence on site
Direct Reports: Part-time Front of House Staff x 3
Further Information: Aga Sikorzak

To Apply: Please apply to The Model’s Director via Aga Sikorzak with the following documents:

  • A comprehensive Letter of Application. Please note, this letter must demonstrate how you meet the criteria and specification for this position.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

References: The successful candidate will be required to provide two comprehensive written references on request.

Download application pack here.

Application deadline: 10am Monday 13 May, 2024

Volunteer Scheme

The Model is looking for enthusiastic people who have a few hours to spare each week to join The Model’s volunteer scheme.

If you are interested in meeting people, getting a better understanding and experience of the arts and would like to make a worthwhile contribution to Sligo’s cultural life, The Model would love to hear from you.

Click here for more information on the role of the The Model invigilator.

Click here to download a volunteer application form. Please feel free to contact the model, should you have any difficulties downloading the form.

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The Model is delighted to partner with Sligo Volunteer Centre for the recruitment of volunteers to our Get Involved programme.



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