The IFI is seeking to appoint a Head of Programming to join its management team in this senior role.
The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. At the IFI’s historic home in Eustace Street, Temple Bar, our diverse audiences and loyal members enjoy our 3 cinemas, IFI Irish Film Archive’s research and access facilities, IFI Film Shop and IFI Café Bar.
The IFI has developed strategic objectives around three core activities:
The IFI is seeking to appoint a Head of Programming to join the management team in this senior role. The successful candidate should possess the energy and acumen to build on what has been achieved and lead the IFI into the next exciting phase of its cultural programming policy. This is a unique opportunity to develop and shape, in consultation with the IFI Director, the IFI’s programme and artistic vision.
This job description provides an outline of the key day-to-day and strategic responsibilities of the role.
Key Job Purpose:
Exhibit. The IFI delivers a challenging and diverse programme of the best of international and Irish film culture through a programme of new releases, curated seasons, festivals and events. The IFI is committed to providing its audience with access to the best of new Irish film, including a number of films that would not otherwise have a theatrical release, and many films that would not otherwise be seen in Ireland.
The Head of Programming with work with the IFI Director to ensure that the IFI delivers a diverse, critically engaging and distinctive programme of film exhibition.
Communication and Public Affairs:
Finance and Operations:
The IFI requires that the successful candidate be able to demonstrate strong examples from their past experience highlighting that they have both the capability and desire for this role. Specifically, it is seeking someone who has:
Experience and Knowledge
Personal Qualities / Attitudes
Terms and Conditions of Employment
The Head of Programming is a senior role and reports to the IFI Director. The IFI is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. It operates a model of cultural enterprise, using its Arts Council subsidy to procure diverse income streams, which are then invested back into its 3 core activities, EXHIBIT, PRESERVE, EDUCATE.
The position is offered as a fixed term contract with a six month probationary period and is based primarily in the IFI flagship venue on Eustace Street in Dublin. The Terms of Contract and remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence, with the subject line ‘Head of Programming’, addressed to:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is essential that the covering letter addresses in a reasonably concise way:
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 12 noon.
Interview Dates and Selection methods
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council