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 features, 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.


As a participant in RAISE Accelerate, an Arts Council initiative designed to build arts organisations’ capacity to generate significant new private investment, Cork International Film Festival is now seeking a Development Officer.

The Development Officer will work closely with CIFF’s CEO and Management team. The role will focus on researching and supporting acquisition of new corporate and individual supporters; stewarding and developing our existing public, corporate and individual supporters; writing and managing grant applications and reports; and contributing to the development of new digital fundraising campaigns. This person will have an affinity for the vision, mission and values of CIFF, will be an effective fundraiser and will build on their previous experience within the cultural sector.

To succeed in this role, you will be a self-motivated, creative, strategic thinker with strong communication and relationship management skills. You will be comfortable researching new opportunities, drafting grant applications and report writing. The successful candidate will maintain and build upon donor engagement through effective communication and will give creative support to new digital and fundraising campaigns.

If you’re a creative, confident, and resilient forward-thinker with excellent relationship building skills, a passion for film, and ambitious about developing your skills to achieve big results, and are eager to grow your fundraising experience, this could be the role for you!


Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details. Please use ‘Development Officer – Cork International Film Festival’ 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: 5pm, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021


Cork International Film Festival is Ireland’s first and largest festival, celebrating its 66th edition in November 2021. We welcome applications to join our Board from enthusiastic individuals with 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:

  • Commercial / Business Management
  • Digital (metrics, monitoring, promotion, customer experience)
  • Tourism / Hospitality
  • Advanced not for profit experience
  • Media
  • Sustainability

We are looking for proactive individuals with a passion for film, and enthusiasm for contributing to Cork’s cultural life, and who support our values and endorse our principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.


An Introduction
to Board Membership,
Information Pack



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

To formally apply for a Board position, please submit an application for the attention of our Chair, Barney Whelan, c/o the Chief Executive:, with the subject ‘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 and provide two references.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, 25th June 2021