Call For: Animation Director

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Igloo Animation are looking for an Animation Director that has experience working on Pre School TV series.

For further details please email


The IFI is looking for an Education Officer

The Irish Film Institute wishes to appoint an Education Officer to work in their busy and progressive Education Department which operates from the IFI in Temple Bar. The successful applicant will have extensive teaching experience and knowledge of the education sector, and a particular interest in film and moving image and working with young people.

Closing date for Applications: September 2nd, 2011.

Please send letter of application and CV to:

Education Officer: Job Description

Purpose of Job: To design and develop the IFI schools’ programme in conjunction with the Education Officer for delivery at the IFI and around the country.

To assist the Head of Education in developing and delivering continuing professional development to teachers in the areas of film, moving image education and media literacy.

Working with the Education Department, to consolidate the IFI’s position as leader in film education and media literacy in schools, and to build on relationships with other arts and educational organisations and statutory bodies.

To contribute to the development of IFI Education audiences both in and out of school through related programmes and an annual Family Festival.

To support the Head of Education and Education Officer in developing the IFI’s educational strategy, with particular reference to Film Focus, and to ensure its positioning in relation to Europe-wide developments in media literacy.

To maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of national and international practice in this area.

To support all activities of the Education Department.

Reporting to: Head of Education

Key Relationships: Head of Education, Education Officer, IFI Director, IFI Marketing, formal education sector, arts and community organisations, exhibitors, festivals, other IFI staff.

Essential Requirements:
Extensive teaching/classroom experience in relevant subject area (eg. English/Art/Media Studies/Humanities/Modern Languages) and knowledge of education sector

Experience of working with young people
Good knowledge of and interest in film, enthusiasm for arts
Proven ability to work as part of a team and show leadership
Excellent interpersonal skills, experience of facilitating workshops & making presentations
IT literacy
Detailed understanding of the Irish education sector
Initiative and ability to develop and deliver programmes and events
Willingness to travel to venues around the country for IFI Education events

Desirable Requirements:
Higher Diploma in Education or other education qualification
Film or Media Studies qualification and/or experience
Knowledge of digital filmmaking
Knowledge of arts in education in Ireland

Experience of creating teaching resources and/or schemes of work
Possession of full & clean driver’s license
Working proficiency in Irish language

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
The key tasks and responsibilities of the Education Officer will be to meet curricular requirements in the area of film, moving image education and media literacy, to support teachers and students in this area and to further the work of IFI in all related research and policy development, in conjunction with the Education Officer.

This will be achieved by:
Initiating, planning, developing and delivering appropriate programmes for students and teachers in particular at secondary level, with the Education Officer and according to IFI strategy

Supporting the Education Officer in delivering primary programme and out of school film education activities

Maintaining thorough records of IFI Education activities

Delivering the IFI Education programme to as wide a range of students as possible

Producing and publishing materials in relation to the above

Consolidating research of IFI Film Focus research project and contributing to the implementation of related findings

Delivering teacher training programmes in conjunction with Head of Education

Consolidating relationships with arts and education providers, statutory agencies and cultural organisations

Contributing to debate on curriculum development in line with IFI policy

To further own skills and learning in this area

Promoting and raising awareness of IFI, its activities and relevance for schools, teachers and general public

Supporting all activities of IFI Education

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Radharc Trust Seeking Preservation Assistant

The Radharc Trust is an independent charitable organisation working to promote Christian and positive human values in the media. It has responsibility for managing the Radharc Archive of 400 documentaries produced by the Radharc production team between 1961 to 1997. The Radharc Trust wishes to contract a preservation assistant to under take a preservation assessment and documentation project for the Radharc Collection at the Irish Film Archive resulting in a detailed collections management report.

The Preservation Assistant will be employed on a 12-month contract by the Radharc Trust and will work under the day-to-day direction of the Head of the Irish Film Archive at the Irish Film Institute.

The successful applicant is expected to have a relevant qualification (preferably, a postgraduate degree in Film Studies, in Archives, or in a related area) and/or equivalent experience in cultural archives and/or libraries. A proven interest in and knowledge of Irish history, culture, and society, and of indigenous film production (preferably of the genre covered by the project) and a technical knowledge of film and some experience of film handling are essential.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of collections management and information systems. They will be flexible and able to work both independently and in a team, will have good keyboard skills, experience using databases, and the ability to work with precision and accuracy. The position will involve some manual handling and lifting. A full job description can be found at

Radharc is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications (C.V. and cover letter) to by Friday 25th of September to the

The Head of the Irish Film Archive
Irish Film Institute,
6 Eustace Street


DTS Creating 50 New Jobs

Up to 50 new jobs have been announced for Limerick. They are being created by the entertainment technology company DTS which is to establish its European headquarters at the National Technology Park in the city.

The new Limerick company, DTS Licensing Limited, will have responsibility for licensing, management, administration, business development, marketing, sales, finance and potentially research and development and gaming.

DTS first introduced its audio technology in 1993 with the release of the Jurassic Park film. Since then many major film studios adopted the DTS format for use in cinemas around the world.