Call For: Programme Delivery Officer @ IFI


The Irish Film Institute wishes to appoint a Programme Delivery Officer to work in their busy Irish Film Programming (IFP) Department on a part-time three year fixed term contract. The successful applicant will have a Film Editing / Post-production qualification; experience in project delivery within tight production deadlines; and a strong interest in Irish Film – both contemporary and archival.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday October 26th, 2015

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Job Description : Programme Delivery Officer

Reporting to:                         Head of Irish Film Programming

Key Relationships:     IFI Director, Head of Irish Film Programming, IFI International Coordinator, IFI Irish Film Archive Staff, Projection Staff, Exhibitors, Filmmakers

Purpose of Role:        To assist the IFI Curator and the IFI International Coordinator in facilitating access to Irish film for Irish and international exhibitors; to deliver programmes of Irish material (both contemporary and archival) for presentation through IFI International , IFI National and other Irish Film Programming strands in IFI and further afield; to provide technical support to the IFP department; to catalogue and maintain IFP collections; to assist with other activities of the IFP Department as required.



Key Tasks and Responsibilities:


Programme Delivery Officer will be responsible for:


  • Liaising with IFP colleagues to identify, source, digitise and create Irish film programmes for presentation in IFI and elsewhere.
  • Delivering programmes in a range of formats as required by exhibitors to include digi-beta, Blu-ray, DVD, DCP and other digital formats.
  • Compiling programmes using IFI’s digital editing system
  • Complying with Archive’s Collections Management and Access Procedures
  • Maintenance of IFP Collections Database using Inmagic CS/Textworks 10
  • Liaising with exhibition partners to ensure format and equipment compatibility
  • Liaising with filmmakers to source materials for IFP programme
  • Managing schedule of work in an efficient manner.
  • Identify IFP equipment needs and advising and supporting members of IFP team with their exhibition-related technical requirements.
  • Actively engage with developments in Digital Media Acquisition and Management systems within the Archive, embracing relevant in-house and external training opportunities where appropriate;
  • Contributing to programming activity within IFP Dept. as required
  • Providing administrative support to IFP colleagues as required
  • Communicating formally and informally with IFP, Archive and IFI Projection colleagues to ensure efficient management of activity.



  • Promote the IFI’s position as national agency with responsibility for promotion of Irish film through maintenance of excellent standards in film presentation.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of national and international practice in digital editing and best film presentation practise.
  • Contribute to a positive working environment through teamwork, skills sharing and open communication
  • Undertake various administrative duties as required


An ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A qualification and experience in use of Final Cut Pro, Avid or equivalent filming editing tools
  • Film or Media Studies qualification and/or experience
  • Meticulous organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong literacy
  • Familiarity with computer database systems




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