Career Opportunities with the Gaiety School of Acting


Job Title: HOST 

The Gaiety School of Acting is recruiting a number of host roles for supporting the school’s 2023 schedule of part time and Young Gaiety classes. The individual should be enthusiastic, conscientious and efficient with a keen interest in theatre and the arts. 

Reporting to: Evanna Walsh, School Coordinator

Host Responsibilities Include: 

  • Coordination: Efficient management and coordination of Young Gaiety students and their parents within the premises; registering students, taking class lists and directing students appropriately. 
  • Customer Service: Efficient handling of all customer queries relating to school information, course information, student registration, course booking, room booking, and appointments.
  • Sales: Responsible for ensuring all students know about future courses and camps within the school in order to maximise sales. 
  • Fee Collection & Management: Sensitive and accurate processing of fee collection from any students within the class; making sure all fees have been paid by the start of term; processing sales via credit card and cash as required. 
  • Communication & Escalation: Update on falling or increasing class lists, ensure the students listed on your class list are accurate and present, and liaise with reception to locate absent students. Serve as a liaison between the tutor and the school administration.
  • Building Management: Daily check of studio spaces to ensure the room is ready and clear for students use. Assist with office maintenance and upkeep as required. 
  • Classroom Set Up & Clean Up: Assist tutors by ensuring the relevant equipment, such as crash mats, keyboards or speakers are in situ for the relevant class. Ensure any studio that was used has been returned to a tidy state at the end of each class.
  • External Venues: Awareness of external venue opening and closing policies. Responsible for setting up and tidying studios used in external venues. 
  • Security & First Aid: Responsible and appropriate response to any emergency that may occur during shift.
  • Teaching Assistance: Cover or assist a tutor as and when needed. Adhere to TUSLA ratio guidelines within the classroom. 
  • Reception: Assist Reception with duties as and when needed.
  • Administrative: Assist with any administrative or marketing duties as agreed including Retention Calls with the School Coordinator or the General Manager as deemed necessary.
  • Parental Consent Forms: Ensure all students within your designated classes have up to date consent forms on our database and be cognisant of any matters relating to any of the students within your care. Communicate with tutors regarding any relevant information within the parental consent forms.
  • Child Protection: Be mindful of all Child Protection policies in place and assist in enforcing them as required. This includes being mindful of any hazardous or potentially dangerous situations. 
  • Monitoring: Responsible for ensuring no child is left alone, nor leaves the premises without prior consent. You may have to be the designated adult during lunch shifts at camps. 


  • Experience of working with young people
  • Friendly and enthusiastic 
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Fluent English
  • Good Self-presentation
  • Ability to use initiative

Terms of Employment

This post is a part time casual contract, with hours assigned at the start of every term. The upcoming term commences on 2 October 2023. Hosts get approached to do hours as and when needed and agreed in advance. Hours are dependent on the successful candidate’s availability but span Saturday and Sundays 9.30am – 5.30pm and occasional evening work midweek. 

Hourly rate is €11.30 per hour. 

To apply to be a Host for The Gaiety School of Acting, simply email with a cover letter and copy of your CV. 

Successful candidates will need to be Garda Vetted for the role and provide photographic ID. 

Deadline for applications 5pm Monday 18th September 2023. 

Successful applicants will be called to interview 22nd September 2023. 




The Gaiety School of Acting (“GSA”) is seeking to appoint a new Director/ CEO following the announcement of the retirement of Patrick Sutton after 30 years at the school’s helm.

Patrick began his journey with the GSA in 1993 and has since spearheaded some of the most influential theatre projects for all ages that Dublin City has ever seen.

Prior to his time with the school, Patrick had a prestigious career history including Artistic Director of TEAM, an actor and Director of Wexford Arts Centre as well as an original founder and director of Smock Alley Theatre. He has been a huge driving force in the development of the school’s ethos and has devoted much of his life to fostering and nurturing emerging talent. Patrick has been instrumental in the early career development of a plethora of Irish theatre greats including Deirdre O’Kane, Aidan Turner, Sarah Greene, Charlie Murphy, PJ Gallagher. These are just a few of the household names who now grace stages and screens nationally and internationally, with their stories beginning under Patrick’s guidance at GSA. 

The school is looking to fill his role with someone with a similar vigour and passion towards the arts, to lead within a centre of artistic and educational excellence and innovation.



The role will play a vital part in maintaining the success and development of the organisation in line with its strategic and artistic vision. This is an outstanding opportunity to shape and advance the future of GSA. Candidates for the post will have a demonstrable strong track record in strategy development and implementation, proficiency in governance, credibility within the performing arts sector and strong commercial acumen. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the market changes within the performing arts and education sectors and forces that influence the organisation. They will also have strong advocacy skills and proven ambassadorial skills to engage with industry, funders and media.

GSA provides the space, tools and expertise to empower creative journeys inclusive of all ages and backgrounds. From professional training to individual growth, reaching across community and culture, it strives to deliver excellence through innovative approaches to the dramatic arts. 

GSA is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1986 by the internationally renowned theatre director Joe Dowling, in response to the lack of full-time actor training programmes in Ireland at that time. GSAis now widely regarded as the country’s premier training facility for actors.

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing career and achievements, as well as a covering letter addressing the role description and person specifications.

Applications here:

The closing date for applications is 12pm Irish local time, Wednesday 30th August.