Cork Film Festival is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running for ten days in November each year in Cork City. The 62nd edition will play from 10th to 19th November, showcasing the best fiction feature, documentary and short films from 2017. We are now recruiting for a number of roles to help deliver a successful Festival.
To apply, please email a short covering letter explaining your suitability to the position, together with a short CV, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the job title clearly marked in the subject heading. Application deadline is 12pm on Monday 18th September.
Please see below for job roles and descriptions.
PROGRAMME AND EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR
The Festival requires the services of a Programme and Events Co-ordinator to assist the Producer and Programme Director in the delivery of the Festival programme. The role involves: co-ordinating key programme strands and partnership projects, such as Industry Days and Illuminate; liaising with cultural partners; researching guests for panel discussions; co-ordinating the Schools screenings; and managing the Festival schedule. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable project/event management experience in an arts organisation, ideally a festival, a good knowledge of film, and strong organisational and administrative skills. To start immediately.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record in technical management at a senior level, preferably in a multi-arts or festival environment. The role includes planning and overseeing the technical requirements for film screenings across multiple venues in Cork City. The Technical Manager will have experience working in a range of venues, preparing specifications for equipment hire and installation, liaising with projectionists, venue managers and third-party providers, and working as part of a busy team. In consultation with the Production Manager, the Technical Manager will ensure strict adherence to budgets and Health and Safety compliance. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in October.
BOX OFFICE MANAGER
The Festival requires an experienced Box Office Manager to oversee a busy multi-site Box Office operation, supervising the sales team and maintaining the highest standards of customer care. The Box Office Manager is responsible for the configuration of events and pricing structure, maintaining the ticketing system, order processing and ensuring that customer records are maintained. The Box Office Manager will work closely with the Marketing team to implement the sales strategy and maximise sales opportunities, produce daily sales reports, and ensure that the Box Office takings accurately balance at the end of each shift. Financial and human resource management experience required; knowledge of Ticketsolve desirable. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in October.
The Volunteer Manager will oversee all 100+ volunteers of the Festival, allocating shifts and roles pre-and during the Festival itself. Responsible for inducting and co-ordinating volunteers, supervising tasks and positions in accordance with volunteer availability and suitability. The Volunteer Manager is the main point of contact for volunteers, liaising between Festival and venue staff to ensure a smooth running operation. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in October.
GUEST SERVICES MANAGER
The Festival requires a Guest Services Manager who will oversee all guest bookings and logistics. Responsible for guest hospitality, liaising with accommodation partners, acting as first point of contact for all attending guests and other protocol issues as they arise. Previous experience within the hospitality sector essential; festival experience desirable. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start end of September.
The Marketing Officer will work closely with the Marketing Manager to implement the festival marketing strategy. Duties include compiling and collating all copy, advertisements and film and event assets for the Festival brochure and website, working with graphic designer, printer, external suppliers and media partners in the management and production of all marketing a promotional collateral, and liaising between the Festival and media/PR partners. The Marketing Officer will be responsible for maintaining the Festival website and liaising with the Digital Co-ordinator, ensuring consistency of message and presentation across all platforms. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in September.
GUEST SERVICES ASSISTANT
To assist the Guest Services Manager in implementing the protocol strategy for the festival, supporting the smooth running of guest bookings and logistics and other protocol issues as they arise. Previous experience within the hospitality sector required. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in October.
VENUE MANAGER X 3
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. The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in November.
BOX OFFICE STAFF
The Festival requires Box Office 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 Ticketsolve an advantage.The role is offered on a short-term contract basis, to start in November.
MARKETING ASSISTANT X 2 ( Intern / Unpaid)
The Marketing Assistants will assist the Marketing Manager and Marketing Officer with the execution of the Festival marketing strategy. To start end September/early October.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT ( Intern / Unpaid)
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. To start in November.
FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT X 2 (Intern / Unpaid)
General assistant to help with the delivery of the Festival, covering all departments; previous events and administrative experience an advantage. To start in October.