Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) is Ireland’s first and largest film festival. Our mission is to present Ireland’s most exciting, diverse, and ambitious annual film festival, connecting and stimulating audiences and artists through a carefully curated selection of the best films, to create a unique shared cultural experience, rooted in Cork, open to the world.  In accordance with our governing constitution, the purpose of CIFF is to promote the advancement of education in the arts, through film.

CIFF is a local, national and international celebration of cinema, running for twelve days in November each year in Cork City, and online via our new Digital Festival Platform. CIFF is a concentrated curated offering of the latest and best international and Irish feature, documentaries and shorts, and includes programmes for schools, families, a focus on film and mental health (Illuminate), and specialist Industry Days, including Doc Day, providing training and professional development for the film sector. Cork International Film Festival is now recruiting an experienced, dynamic Development Manager to join its team.


The Development Manager will be responsible for growing, broadening and sustaining revenue to support the strategic ambitions of Cork International Film Festival. They will be a confident communicator with excellent networking and relationship management skills and have experience delivering significant corporate partnerships and engaging with high value individual donors. The successful candidate will establish new fundraising opportunities and represent CIFF to external stakeholders, acting as an exemplary ambassador for the organisation.

To succeed in this role, you will be a self-motivated, creative, strategic thinker with a proven track record in the practical side of fund development: researching key prospects; securing introductions; developing and delivering compelling pitches; working with and influencing individuals at senior levels; and building and fostering long-term relationships. You will be passionate about film and have a good knowledge of the arts.

If you’re an ambitious, creative, forward-thinker with excellent relationship building skills, a passion for film, and a flair for thinking outside the box, this could be the role for you!


Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the job title and name of the organisation you’re interested in as the subject of your email. 

The recruitment campaign for the role of Development Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Cork International Film festival by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 3pm on Monday, 29th March



Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest film festival, which celebrated its 65th edition in November 2020. We welcome applications to join our Board from enthusiastic individuals with a passion for the arts and with a keen interest in film as an art form. In particular, we welcome professionals with the following knowledge, skills or experience: legal, HR, not-for-profit governance, strategic planning and delivery, marketing and sponsorship, and film practitioners.

If you need any more information about Cork International Film Festival before applying for a Board position, please contact Fiona Clark, CEO, who would be delighted to talk further:


An Introduction
to Board Membership,
Information Pack


To formally apply for a Board position, please submit an application letter for the attention of our Chair, Barney Whelan, c/o the Chief Executive:, with the subject line ‘Board Member Application’. Your application should outline why you feel you would be a positive addition to the Cork International Film Festival Board. Please provide details of relevant experience, any service as a Board Director, Trustee or any other arts/voluntary/community organisation or any commercial organisation, together with your CV & provide two references.