Irish Film Institute -Library & Special Collections Manager

Library & Special Collections Manager

Purpose of Job

The IFI wishes to appoint a Library & Special Collections Manager working within the IFI Irish Film Archive. The position of Library and Special Collections Manager (LSCM) is a key position within the Archive department. This busy area of the Archive requires a highly motivated candidate, who is committed and enthusiastic. They will have excellent time & project management skills, and be able to successfully juggle the demands of running a specialist library with the task of managing and providing access to the Archive’s analogue and digital document & image collections.

Full job description can be read HERE

Candidate requirement

The successful candidate must have a postgraduate qualification in Archiving or Librarianship or digital information management ( or in a related area) and/or equivalent experience in cultural archives and/or libraries. A proven knowledge of Irish history, culture, and society, and of indigenous film production are desirable.

They will be an enthusiastic, flexible person, with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, who will be able to work effectively on their own or as part of a dynamic team. They will also have excellent IT, metadata creation and cataloguing experience and be familiar with the management analogue collections and of digital assets and the use of databases. They will have an interest and knowledge of film and film culture, particularly Irish film.


  • A recognised post-graduate qualification in Archival Studies; library studies or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Irish film/ film industry
  • Knowledge of Irish copyright/ rights management
  • Experience of digital preservation & a good understanding of collections management;
  • Familiarity with curation and collections management models such as OAIS Spectrum, Trac
  • Familiarity with descriptive standards such as (ISAD(G) and EAD) as well as general database vocabularies skills;
  • Familiarity with metadata generation and annotation tools
  • Ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team;
  • A proven ability to work on collaborative projects and to deliver results on time.

Applications by email (cover letter and CV) to by noon on 27thof January 2016.Interviews will be held the first week of February .



The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland