Reports To: Managing Director

Direct Reports: Production assistant, Duty Managers Volunteer Manager

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

Flexible mix of working in Dublin office and working remotely

Duration: 22nd November 2021- March 11th 2021

Salary: €9,750


  • Manage the festival’s production requirements for all events taking place including launch, galas, parties and screenings as well as pre-production equipment elements.
  • Work with Managing Director to ensure all events are fully compliant with Health & Safety Legislation
  • Manage the production budget as agreed with the Managing Director and ensure that production costs remain within the agreed budget.
  • Work closely with the Festival Director and Programme Co-ordinator at venue programming time, to ensure adequate spread of resources with regard to equipment and facilities.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to deliver the festival’s launch and festival related gala parties (e.g. opening and closing events)
  • Delivery of daily schedules and call-sheets, event management plans and risk assessments through our Health & Safety software.
  • Work closely with the Hospitality Manager to ensure the guest itineraries are in tandem with the call sheets.
  • Communicate all access issues and strobe lighting effects to Box Office Team to ensure safety for customers
  • Work with host venue/cinema management to ensure that DIFF Duty Managers are fully up to speed in their venues with all areas of production and health & safety.
  • Inform the relevant management if there are any issues in any of the venues which may have knock-on for box office, marketing etc.
  • Source festival awards and organise awards ceremonies
  • Liaise with suppliers in advance of festival to procure all necessary technical equipment to ensure the best quality in screenings.
  • Liaising with venue partners to ensure that the venue can deliver a high standard event and to maximise the cohesive spirit between festival staff, volunteers and full-time venue staff.

    Please send your CV and a brief cover letter to Please add Festival Production Manager in subject line of email. Closing date for application Friday 8th October @ 5pm.Interviews will be held online

    Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and ethnicities.  

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Date Posted: 9 September 2021
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