Marketing & Development Officer

Cork Film Festival


Salary: 30,000 euro

Cork Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest annual film festival: a local, national & international ten-day celebration of film in November in Cork. Our mission is to connect people through great film, engaged conversation and a shared cultural experience, with the best global and Irish features, documentaries, shorts, titles for schools, families, a mental health focus, classics, special events and Industry Days. Two of our eight Awards are Oscar qualifying.

The 63rd Festival (9th-18th November 2018) will showcase 250 films and events (90% premieres) to 15,000 people, and nurture local artists, creating a major cultural event of international status in Cork. In 2018, we begin the implementation of a new three year Strategic Plan leading to our 65th anniversary in 2020.

Cork Film Festival is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced, and highly motivated professional to fulfil a new full-time two-year contract role of Marketing and Development Officer. This new position has been created with the support of Business to Arts and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme. The successful candidate will participate in a structured programme of mentoring and development activities delivered by Business to Arts and their partners. The Fellowship aims to provide training and professional development to enhance long-term careers in fundraising and development for the Irish cultural sector.

The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing and delivering the Festival’s marketing and development strategy, contributing to the ongoing strategic development of the Festival. The Marketing and Development Officer will work closely with the Festival’s Producer, Programming Team, Marketing Consultant, and Board Development Committee, in a tight-knit and supportive environment. The Festival’s Chief Executive is a fundraising specialist, most recently as Head of Development and Fundraising at the Irish Film Institute (2014-2016). She will provide the direct and day-to-day support for the Marketing and Development Officer.

The Marketing and Development Officer will deliver year-round programmatic and institutional marketing activity. Deliver the Festival’s Development and Fundraising initiatives. The key focus of this role is revenue generation – through targeted audience development (marketing campaign delivery), bespoke engagement initiatives (Friends’ and Corporate Membership Scheme, etc.), and excellent relationship management (Corporate Sponsorship and Partnerships). The Festival has ambitious plans to grow over the next three years and central to our plan is an increase in self-generated resources. We envisage a period of intense and sustained capacity building in the next 24 months.

Click here to download a full job description and details of how to apply.

The closing date for this position is 08/05/2018 at 23:59

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