IFI Education Coordinator

The IFI wishes to appoint an Education Coordinator to work within the Education team.Overview of IFI The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. At the IFI’s historic home in Eustace Street, Temple Bar, our diverse audiences and loyal members enjoy our 3 cinemas, IFI Irish Film Archive’s research and access facilities, IFI Film Shop and IFI Café Bar; and our four digital streaming platforms. The IFI has developed strategic objectives around three core activities: EXHIBIT Providing audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema PRESERVE Preserving and promoting Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive EDUCATE Providing opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film through IFI Education

The Education Coordinator is a key role in IFI Education, working with the Education Programme Manager and Head of Education, supporting the department in the coordination of all education events, at IFI or partner venues.Purpose of JobThe Education Coordinator will support the Education Programme Manager in the delivery of the schools programme and other education/youth and family events. They will contribute to the programme development and delivery, liaising with distributors and agents to source appropriate and available film content, in a range of formats to comply with IFI and venue requirements.

They will be the main contact for file sourcing, ingesting and delivery, liaising with partner venues and with relevant personnel across IFI, ensuring films are ready to play, in a prompt and efficient fashion. They will liaise with the Education Programme Manager in maintaining accurate records and carrying out administrative duties regarding the schools database, programme and bookings. They will coordinate the smooth running of theIFI@Schools streaming platform, with the Education Programme Manager and Head of Department, to compliment all IFI Schools events. They will work closely with the Education team to achieve agreed departmental goals and work closely with the Education Programme Manager to identify areas for future development of the Schools Programme.

The Coordinator will work with partner venues to ensure their smooth delivery of IFI Schools Programme, theatrical and online. They will also develop an understanding of the wider education and arts environment.

Key Responsibilities•

Ensuring the delivery of all files and formats to IFI Projection and partner venues in a timely and efficient fashion.

• Securing relevant file formats from agents and distributors, negotiating screening fees, in conjunction with the Education Programme Manager

• Coordinate and process as required incoming programmes of short films for screening in IFI cinemas.

• Utilise the Media Shuttle system for incoming and outgoing elements for IFI Schools, Family and other Education events, liaising with cinemas department and projection teams as appropriate.

• Liaise with IFI Projection team to ensure timely provision of Education materials for testing and exhibition.

• Building excellent communication networks with IFI colleagues and partner venues,

• Delivering IFI Schools events internal and external, with the Education Programme Manager

• Contributing to the development of new schools programme, from research, to finalising agreements, to promotion and delivery.

• Assist and support in the delivery of regular IFI Family programme including annual Family Festival.

• Maintaining schools streaming platform with HOD and Education Programme Manager, ensuring relevant content complimentary to Schools programme. Candidate competencies and skills

• Demonstrable practical experience with digital asset management is essential.

• Excellent communication and interpersonalskills, record keeping and reporting

• Interest in and experience of working with young people

• Understanding of arts education policy and programmes is desirable.

• Experience in planning, recording keeping and delivery of projects.

• Ability to deliver a range of events, communicating with diverse audiences.

• Passion for film and interest in film education

Contract: Two year fixed-term contract (with a 6 months’ probation period) Reporting to: Education Programme ManagerSalary scale:

Starting salary will depend on experience and will be according to the following pay scale Levels:

L1 27,000; L2 27,675; L3:28,366; L4: 29,076; LT1 0093; LT2 31,146

(LT = Long-Term Service Increment, after 3 further years and 6 years respectively. Other Benefits: Hybrid working options, bike to work scheme, café discounts, enhanced sick pay, film store discount & free cinema tickets. Please send CV and covering letter to Alicia McGivern, Head of Education, amcgivern@irishfilm.ie.Closing date: April 20th, 5pm)

Job Description
Date Posted: 22 March 2024
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