Managing Director

Job Ref: Dublin International Film Festival
Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Dublin 8
Salary: €72,500
Closing Date: No longer Accepting Applications

Full Description


Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) 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. This year, DIFF celebrates its 20th Anniversary, bringing exciting thrilling and diverse cinema to cinemas and venues across Dublin as well as directly into thousands of homes with its online screening platform.

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Managing Director to lead and shape the future of this iconic Festival.


Reporting to the Board, the Managing Director will be responsible for the stability and growth of the Festival, through sound financial management, a commercially focused strategy and excellent organisational skills.

Integral to the success of the annual Festival, the Managing Director will be experienced in running a fast - paced organisation, with experience of working in the charitable sector, or the equivalent transferable skills to step into this role easily. You will be suitably qualified by experience or other, to work with multiple budgets and manage financial operations on a daily basis. You will be strategic in your approach to managing key stakeholders, including sponsors and partners, funders and public bodies. In addition, you will enjoy the diverse operational aspects of the role across HR, finance, marketing and fundraising and will invest time to retain and recruit annual Festival staff.

If you are a flexible, innovative and resilient senior manager experienced in managing multiple budgets and you have an excellent understanding of what it is like to work in a fast- paced charitable organisation … and of course you have a love of the Arts and film, this could be the role for you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Managing Director is being managed exclusively on behalf of Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival by specialist not-for-profit sector, recruitment consultancy, CCI Executive Search.

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

Deadline for Applications: 9am on Monday 28th February 2022