Irish Film Institute -IFI seeks Public Affairs and Marketing Director

IFI seeks Public Affairs and Marketing Director

The IFI is seeking to appoint a new Public Affairs & Marketing Director with the energy and acumen to drive its public affairs and marketing strategies across its core activities: Exhibit, Preserve and Educate.

Key Attributes:

• Proven experience and success in devising and implementing dynamic marketing & communications campaigns.
• A proven track record in customer service management and audience development with measurable results.
• A thorough knowledge of all marketing and PR disciplines.
• Proven results in meeting financial target.
• Sound commercial acumen.
• A natural capacity to facilitate productive relationships with external partners in the public and private sector, and experience in the relationship management of funding agencies, sponsors etc.
• Significant arts experience including at least 3 years working at management level.
• A broad knowledge of contemporary culture and film, and the Irish arts sector.

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to

By email:     (preferred option)
Or by post:          Public Affairs Position, IFI, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.

It is essential that the covering letter addresses in a reasonably concise way: –

•             What particular skills and qualities you would bring to the role of Public Affairs and Marketing Director of the IFI?
•             How you feel that your experience has prepared you for the key challenges of this role?

The closing date for applications is April 23rd, 2012 at 12 noon. A full job description is available here.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong examples from their past experience highlighting that they have both the capability and desire for this role.


Personal Qualities / Attitudes

  • Possesses the flair and creativity to devise dynamic public affairs, marketing and communications strategies.
  • A natural capacity to facilitate productive relationships with external partners in cultural agencies, education, government, and corporate supporters / sponsors
  • Someone who combines vision with the ability to make things happen
  • Sound financial acumen and an ability to work to budgets
  • An effective communicator who can make a personal impact with individuals and groups in a range of different scenarios

Terms and Conditions of Employment

The Public Affairs & Marketing Director reports to the 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 IFI flagship venue on Eustace Street in Dublin. The Terms of Contract and remuneration will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with experience.

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland