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Entertainment / Sports Manager

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€18k > 45
Entertainment / Sports Manager
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 - 45
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Employment growth was below average for this occupation and it featured strongly in the recent job hires analysis indicating that churn is an issue. Little growth is expected due to declining demographics.

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Part time workers: 47%
Male / Female: 1 / 99%
Non-Nationals: 18%
With Third Level: 35%
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Plans, organises, promotes, provide and develops leisure and recreational facilities, such as swimming pools and music venues.

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Ciara Roosli
Activities Instructer

Ciara is an Outdoors Activity Instructor with Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co Waterford. She got a degree in Marketing and Languages in Waterford Institute of Technology, and then went travelling abroad for a while. She returned home to take up her current position and loves her job.

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This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...

...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Music & Performing Arts
Tourism & Hospitality

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