Development Officer

Job Ref: Cork International Film Festival
Type: Full Time, with an initial 2 year contract
Location: CIFF is based in Cork City and currently there is flexibility to home working
Salary: €35,000
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

● Work closely with senior management ● 2 year contract, initially ● €35,000 annual salary


Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) is Ireland’s first and largest film festival. Our mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world. In accordance with our governing constitution, the purpose of CIFF is to promote the advancement of education in the arts, through film.

CIFF is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running for twelve days in November each year in Cork City, and online via our new Digital Festival Platform. CIFF is a concentrated curated offering of the latest and best international and Irish features, documentaries and shorts, and includes programmes for schools, families, a focus on film and mental health (Illuminate), and specialist Industry Days, including Doc Day, providing training and professional development for the film sector.


As a participant in RAISE Accelerate, an Arts Council initiative designed to build arts organisations’ capacity to generate significant new private investment, Cork International Film Festival is now seeking a Development Officer.

The Development Officer will work closely with CIFF’s CEO and Management team. The role will focus on researching and supporting acquisition of new corporate and individual supporters; stewarding and developing our existing public, corporate and individual supporters; writing and managing grant applications and reports; and contributing to the development of new digital fundraising campaigns. This person will have an affinity for the vision, mission and values of CIFF, will be an effective fundraiser and will build on their previous experience within the cultural sector.

To succeed in this role, you will be a self-motivated, creative, strategic thinker with strong communication and relationship management skills. You will be comfortable researching new opportunities, drafting grant applications and report writing. The successful candidate will maintain and build upon donor engagement through effective communication and will give creative support to new digital and fundraising campaigns.

If you’re a creative, confident, and resilient forward-thinker with excellent relationship building skills, a passion for film, and ambitious about developing your skills to achieve big results, and are eager to grow your fundraising experience, this could be the role for you!


Please email [email protected] for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details. Please use ‘Development Officer - Cork International Film Festival’ as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of Development Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Cork International Film Festival by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search. Closing Date: 5pm on Wednesday, 23rd of June