Irish Film Institute -IFI International Coordinator

IFI International Coordinator

IFI seeks to appoint an International Coordinator. 

Job Description: IFI International Coordinator


Nature of work:     This is a full-time position for a 2 year fixed contract. 


Purpose of job:  To take primary responsibility for administration of IFI International programme and facilitation of cultural festivals of Irish film in Ireland and abroad .


Reporting to:              IFI Curator


Key Relationships:    Cultural Exhibitors & Festival Coordinators in Ireland & Abroad

                                    Culture Ireland

                                    Cultural Section, Dept Foreign Affairs

                                    Cultural Attachées, Embassy & Consular Personnel

                                    Irish Film Archive personnel                          


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:


The IFI International Coordinator will be responsible for the facilitation of Irish film exhibition programmes in Ireland and abroad through distribution of new and archival programmes of feature, documentary and short work. The programme is conducted in line with strategies agreed with Culture Ireland, the key programme funder.

Working closely with the IFI Curator within the Irish Film Programming Department, the role involves:

  • Identification and securing film material for the programme
  • Liaising with Irish and international exhibitors to provide programme advice
  • Liaising with film producers, distributors and sales agents to clear screening rights
  • Providing to exhibitors films, screeners (for preview and translatory purposes), dialogue lists, stills etc
  • Coordinating access of prints from IFI Irish Film Archive collection and elsewhere
  • Coordinating print transport
  • Liaising with designers and marketing personnel to create and disseminate publicity about IFI International in Ireland and abroad.
  • Liaising with IFI Marketing department to maintain IFI International pages on IFI web-site
  • Liaising with film laboratories and post-production houses to generate screening copies
  • Keeping accounts of income and expenditure and preparing reports for quarterly claims for grant aid.
  • Meeting and reporting regularly to IFI Curator
  • Where possible, carry out other duties that are necessary and deemed appropriate.

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with outstanding inter-personal and organisational skills. They will be capable of dealing efficiently and diplomatically with a range of Irish and international partners. They will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Experience with budget management desirable. Candidate will be flexible and will be able to work as part of a small team or under own their initiative to meet pre-determined targets.

A qualification in the arts or arts management will be a distinct advantage.

Experience in arts administration  and a working knowledge of Irish cinema is desirable.


All applications should be made by email – Subject line IFI International Coordinator, with a covering letter and curriculum vitae to by 12.00pm Monday 7th January 2013. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.




The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland