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Cork International Film Festival Vacancies

Employer Cork International Film Festival
Location Cork and the South


Cork International Film Festival - We’re Hiring!

Cork International Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running each year in Cork City in November. The 67th edition will be a full in-person Festival, taking place from from the 10th to the 20th November 2022 in Cork City, County and nationwide online, showcasing the latest and best Irish and international features, documentary, short films, industry days, special events and digital programme.

We are now recruiting for a number of seasonal roles to deliver another successful Festival.

To apply, please email a one-page covering letter explaining your suitability to the position, together with a short CV, to: [email protected], with the job title clearly marked in the subject heading.

Please see below for summary job roles, indicative dates and application deadlines.

PUBLICATIONS MANAGER (6-8 weeks Aug - Oct, Flexible p/t-f/t)

Application Deadline: 2nd August

CIFF seeks to appoint a Publications Manager to manage the publication of its 2022 Festival brochure (‘CIFF Pocket Guide’). This role is ideally suited to a highly experienced publications manager or managing editor who is comfortable using Adobe InCopy, and works well under pressure and as part of a small Festival team. The Publications Manager must adhere to a print deadline of 30th September for delivery of the printed brochure in time for the launch of the 2022 Festival.

Duties & Responsibilities: Project manage all brochure content from copy/image gathering and editing to delivery to design and preparation of final files for print; gather programme/film information and images/press kits/trailers through external contacts; gather programme/film information and images through internal programming team; create brochure layout and page plan for approval; copy-writing/editing (for approval by Programming Team) and sense-checking; liaise with brochure designer to ensure smooth workflow of information particularly close to deadlines; working with Adobe InCopy to make text revisions; proof all content for brochure, adhering to CIFF Style Guide; coordinate proofing by CIFF team before print deadline; create brochure index; upload and proof brochure content to CIFF website.

The candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. They will be highly organised and able to demonstrate strong editorial and project management skills, including copywriting, copy-editing and proofreading. They will have experience of managing projects through all stages of the editorial workflow, ideally in an arts/cultural/festival environment. An exceptional eye for detail and layout is key, as are creative thinking skills. An interest in film and the arts is desirable but not essential.

MARKETING OFFICER (4 months 15th Aug- 2nd Dec)
Application Deadline: 5th August
The Marketing Officer will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager and Marketing & Development Assistant to implement the 2022 Festival marketing and digital strategy. 

Duties will include supporting the CIFF marketing team with: social media and newsletter campaign planning, execution and reporting; social media content creation (photography, copywriting, videography); proofing and publication of the Festival brochure; updating and maintaining the Festival website; producing marketing and promotional collateral; targeted email campaigns; ad hoc marketing & development tasks, and working in collaboration with all departments.The ideal candidate will be organised with excellent verbal and communication skills, capable of adhering to tight deadlines and comfortable working within a small Festival team. They should have experience working with social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and scheduling platforms (e.g., e-newsletter platforms (Mailchimp ideally) and website CMS. An interest in film and the arts is desirable.

Application Deadline: 12th August
The Customer Service Manager will work in close collaboration with the Box Office Manager to oversee a busy multi-site and online Box Office operation, supervising the customer service and sales team, ensuring a high standard of customer care. The Customer Service Manager will be in charge of training all customer service staff, and escalate calls when necessary.
Human resource management and customer support experience required; knowledge of Eventive and soft-phone systems is desirable.

EVENTS COORDINATOR (Flexible - Part time Sept-Oct, Full Time 1 - 20 Nov)
Application Deadline: 12th August
The Events Coordinator will work with the Marketing & Communications Manager, Guest Services Manager, and productions Manager in the overall organisation and implementation of numerous Festival events. This position focuses on overseeing event set-up, serving as onsite contact at events, administrative and other duties. Previous experience within the hospitality/events sector is required.

Application Deadline: 12th August
To assist the Guest Services Manager in supporting guest services and event delivery for the Festival, assisting with the smooth running of guest bookings, logistics, etc., alongside assisting with the smooth delivery of a variety of events e.g. talks, panels, workshops, exhibitions, etc. Previous experience within the hospitality and/or events sector desired.

VENUE MANAGERS (1-2 weeks Nov)
Application Deadline: 19th August
Responsible for the smooth running of Festival venues, managing a team of volunteer Front of House staff, and liaising with the production and marketing teams to ensure the timely and smooth running of a busy screening schedule, whilst maintaining an excellent customer service to festival guests and audiences.

BOX OFFICE/CUSTOMER SERVICES STAFF (4 weeks Oct-Nov)Application Deadline: 19th August
The Festival requires Box Office and Customer Services staff to work pre-and during the festival in a busy multi-site environment to maximise sales opportunities and deliver a high level of customer service. Knowledge of Eventive an advantage.

Application Deadline: 19th August

The Production Assistant will assist the Production Manager in the physical and logistical delivery of the Festival, including scheduling, event management, and liaising with venues and volunteers.

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