Cork Film Festival Seek Staff

Cork Film Festival requires a number of staff to help deliver this year’s festival, taking place from 11-20 November. See below for job roles and descriptions. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 September, except where specified.

Production Manager

Duration: October – end of November

The Festival requires a production manager to oversee all aspects of non standard screenings/events.


  • Production planning of all events during the festival (excluding standard screenings);
  • Liaising with Festival Producer, Tech Manager and relevant staff regarding events;
  • Working with Technical Production team, developing creative solutions to meet technical and budgetary requirements;
  • Presence at and oversight of all Industry events;
  • Creating documentation and communicating same of all production details;
  • Coordination and scheduling of equipment, technicians and production schedules for projection and sound set-up of Festival venues;
  • Technical logistics for special events including coordination of equipment, technicians, rehearsals, deliveries, rentals, and the timely creation of production schedules;
  • Procurement of equipment where necessary;
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Closing date for Production Manager applications: 24 August, 5pm with interviews shortly thereafter. (Skype interviews also possible.)

Protocol/Guest Services Manager

Duration: Aug/Sept (PT) – end of November

The Festival requires a Protocol Manager who will oversee all guest bookings and movements; along with hospitality liaison and other protocol issues as they arise.


  • Book all travel and accommodation for guests;
  • Liaise with hospitality partners to secure good Festival rates;
  • Act as first point of contact for all attending guests;
  • Organising guest itineraries and other activities;
  • Other duties as they arise.

Closing date for Protocol Manager applications: 2 September, 5pm with interviews shortly thereafter. (Skype interviews also possible.)

Box Office Manager

Duration: October – end November

The Festival requires a Box Office Manager to oversee the financial management, staffing and general operation of the box office. This role would suit someone with financial and human resource management experience, as well as being able to work long hours in a high-pressured environment. Knowledge of Ticketsolve would be a distinct advantage.  


  • Staffing: create staff roster each week pre- and during the Festival, ensure the box office team are motivated to provide a high level of customer service and provide clear communication and training where needed to the team.
  • Finances: oversee all financial management. Arrange floats each morning, balance finances with appropriate accounting procedures and organise cash lodgement at end of day.
  • Liaise with all relevant personnel (Festival Producer; Creative Director; Marketing Manager) where necessary.
  • Other duties as needed.

Advertising Sales Coordinator

Duration: September/October (approx 4 weeks)

Responsible for contacting Cork city and county businesses to coordinate and sell advertising for the Festival brochure. Must have proven previous sales experience and friendly outgoing manner.

Closing date for Protocol Manager applications: 2 September, 5pm with interviews shortly thereafter. (Skype interviews also possible.)

Venue manager

Duration: 11-20 November

The Festival requires a venue manager, a role for someone with knowledge of venues, front of house, event planning and people management.


  • Ensuring that all technical elements of each screening are communicated to cinema staff;
  • Oversee volunteers in the venue are located and fulfilling the daily plan;
  • Festival guests and customers have the best experience of that venue during the festival.  

Volunteers Coordinator

Duration: Mid-October / November

The volunteers manager oversees all 100+ volunteers of the Festival, allocating shifts and positions pre- and during the Festival itself.


  • Organising and addressing volunteers at the volunteer introduction evenings;
  • Creating schedules and assigning tasks and positions to volunteers in accordance with their availability and task preferences;
  • Monitoring of volunteers to ensure scheduling is maintained;
  • Point of contact for volunteers including availability on the volunteer mobile phone;
  • Liaison between Festival staff, venue staff and volunteers;
  • Overseeing the allocation and processing of volunteer tickets in conjunction with relevant.


Box office staff

Duration: October – November

The Festival requires Box Office staff to work pre- and during the festival. Knowledge of Ticketsolve an advantage as well as an ability to work in a busy environment with high levels of customer service.

Production assistant

Duration: 11-20 November, with a small amount of prep pre-festival

This role is an assistant to the Production Manager in implementing the full production plan.

Protocol/Guest Services Assistant

This role is an assistant to the Protocol Manager in implementing the protocol strategy for the festival.

Festival Assistants x 2

Duration: Oct/Nov

General assistants to help with the delivery of the Festival, covering all departments.

Festival interns x 2 (unpaid)

Duration: Oct/Nov

General interns to help with the delivery of the Festival, covering all departments.

To apply please email, with the job title CLEARLY MARKED in the subject heading. Please send a short covering letter explaining how you would suit the position, along with a short CV.

Please note that due to the large number of applications, we will only be able to contact those successful for the interview shortlist.

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