Development & Marketing Manager

Reports To: Managing Director & Board Development Subcommittee.

Direct Reports: Festival Marketing team

Works directly with: Festival Director, Festival Administrator, Publicist, Marketing team(Festival Time).

Flexible mix of working in Dublin office and working remotely

Duration: 3 years Full-Time Contract

Salary: €45k


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.

Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, the Development & Marketing Manager will lead the development and marketing agenda for the Festival and lead all fundraising efforts.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the delivery of a 3-year fundraising and development plan in consultation with the MD, Board, and consultant where required.
  • Meet the development and fundraising targets, metrics and key delivery dates
  • Initiate contact and build relationships with potential donors/sponsors
  • Ensure that the relationships with key funders and sponsors are managed to the highest of standards.
  • Schedule fundraising events liaising with programming and management
  • Ensure that support from funders and sponsors is accurately acknowledged across all PR, advertising and communication campaigns, and in line with agreements
  • Create strong visual assets, presentations, advertising campaigns and sales tools.
  • Be fully aware and up to date with all grants and schemes as they arise throughout the year
  • Prepare and submit strong applications to funders and trusts and advise on areas which require strengthening
  • Oversee and deliver proposals for trusts, foundations and sponsors
  • Identify new sources of income and strategies to achieve them
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of up-to-date databases of clients, sponsors, charities and fundraising bodies
  • Prioritise relationship cultivation and management
  • Ensure all sponsors and funders are fully up to date on all events across the year and during the festival season
  • Lead the Marketing team during Festival Season, recruiting and managing staff
  • Follow the Audience Development strategy in place and work with consultant to ensure continued success
  • Update the website, creating new and exciting content
  • Manage all social media accounts, mailchimp and newsletter
  • Working with the Marketing Manager, create a festival brochure
  • Carry out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the MD and Board

Essential skills

  • Proven ability to deliver on targets.
  • Strong experience of maintaining successful funders and sponsor relationships.
  • Understanding of funding for film and arts/culture or charity registered organisations.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills,
  • Be deadline driven
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to create dynamic presentation and design assets
  • A team player with strong collaborative skills, a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, common sense and flexibility.
  • Ability to respond flexibly and in a timely manner to the particular demands of working in a festival context.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven experience of working in development, sponsorship and fundraising
  • Experience/Understanding of working in a driven high-speed environment (desired)
  • Understanding of design software and applications (desired)
  • Relevant degree in Marketing or Development
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) Microsoft 365 Outlook, Teams and Zoom, Project Management software
  • Excellent working knowledge of all social media platforms, google analytics,

Preferred Experience

  • Working in the arts or charity sector
    • Please send your CV and cover letter to Closing date for application Friday Aug 6th 5pm.Interviews will be held online
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Date Posted: 19 July 2021
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