Development & Marketing Manager

Job Ref: Dublin International Film Festival
Type: Full-time, (2-year contract as part of RAISE programme)
Location: Dublin 8
Salary: €50,000 (FTE)
Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2019.

Full Description

BACKGROUND: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film event and has built a formidable reputation for delivering the very best in international film and film talent to Irish and International audiences each year.

The festival is now seeking a Development & Marketing Manager to devise and lead fundraising and brand awareness.

THE ROLE: Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, the Development & Marketing Manager will set the development and fundraising agenda for the Festival and lead all fundraising efforts with a specific focus on major donor and corporate engagement. The ‘Sustainability & Development’ priority from the DIFF’s strategic plan will belong to the Manager.

This is an initial two year contract as part of the Arts Council RAISE programme, however, there may be an opportunity for longer term employment thereafter. Also, please note that while this is a full-time role, there is potential for a flexible working arrangement for the right candidate.

The core function of this role is to generate income for DIFF, therefore, it is essential that the successful candidate has previous fundraising experience. The Development & Marketing Manager will use their skills and experience to expand DIFF’s fundraising from ad-hoc activities to a more strategic level through the development and implementation of a 3-year fundraising plan.

As well as possessing excellent communication, planning and organisational skills, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in the practical side of fundraising: researching key prospects; securing introductions; developing and delivering compelling pitches; working with and influencing individuals at senior levels; and building and fostering long-term relationships.

To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about film and you will have knowledge of the cultural space within which the festival operates. If you’re an ambitious, dedicated fundraiser who is full of ideas and initiative, we’d love to hear from you!

APPLICATION DETAILS: The recruitment campaign for the role of Development & Marketing Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of DIFF by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2019