Reports To: Managing Director & Board Development Subcommittee. 

Direct Reports: Festival Marketing team 

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

Flexible mix of working in Dublin office and working remotely 

Duration: 3 years Full-Time Contract  

Salary: €45k  




Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier film event and has built a formidable reputation for delivering the very best in international film and film talent to Irish and International audiences each year.  


Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, the Development & Marketing Manager will lead the development and marketing agenda for the Festival and lead all fundraising efforts.  



Key duties and responsibilities:  
  • Lead the delivery of a 3-year fundraising and development plan in consultation with the MD, Board, and consultant where required.  
  • Meet the development and fundraising targets, metrics and key delivery dates   
  • Initiate contact and build relationships with potential donors/sponsors  
  • Ensure that the relationships with key funders and sponsors are managed to the highest of standards.  
  • Schedule fundraising events liaising with programming and management  
  • Ensure that support from funders and sponsors is accurately acknowledged across all PR, advertising and communication campaigns, and in line with agreements 
  • Create strong visual assets, presentations, advertising campaigns and sales tools. 
  • Be fully aware and up to date with all grants and schemes as they arise throughout the year 
  • Prepare and submit strong applications to funders and trusts and advise on areas which require strengthening 
  • Oversee and deliver proposals for trusts, foundations and sponsors  
  • Identify new sources of income and strategies to achieve them 
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of up-to-date databases of clients, sponsors, charities and fundraising bodies  
  • Prioritise relationship cultivation and management  
  • Ensure all sponsors and funders are fully up to date on all events across the year and during the festival season 
  • Lead the Marketing team during Festival Season, recruiting and managing staff 
  • Follow the Audience Development strategy in place and work with consultant to ensure continued success 
  • Update the website, creating new and exciting content 
  • Manage all social media accounts, mailchimp and newsletter 
  • Working with the Marketing Manager, create a festival brochure  
  • Carry out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the MD and Board   


Essential skills 
  • Proven ability to deliver on targets. 
  • Strong experience of maintaining successful funders and sponsor relationships. 
  • Understanding of funding for film and arts/culture or charity registered organisations. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills,  
  • Be deadline driven 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills, and strict attention to detail. 
  • Ability to create dynamic presentation and design assets  
  • A team player with strong collaborative skills, a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, common sense and flexibility. 
  • Ability to respond flexibly and in a timely manner to the particular demands of working in a festival context. 


Qualifications & Experience: 
  • Proven experience of working in development, sponsorship and fundraising 
  • Experience/Understanding of working in a driven high-speed environment (desired) 
  • Understanding of design software and applications (desired) 
  • Relevant degree in Marketing or Development 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) Microsoft 365 Outlook, Teams and Zoom, Project Management software and Wordpress 
  • Excellent working knowledge of all social media platforms, google analytics,  


Preferred Experience 
  • Working in the arts or charity sector 


Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Closing date for application Friday Aug 6th 5pm. 

Interviews will be held online.

Download job description here.