Reports To: Managing Director

Direct Reports: Production assistant, Duty Managers Volunteer Manager

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

Flexible mix of working in Dublin office and working remotely

Duration: 22nd November 2021- March 11th 2021

Salary: €9,750


  • Manage the festival’s production requirements for all events taking place including launch, galas, parties and screenings as well as pre-production equipment elements.
  • Work with Managing Director to ensure all events are fully compliant with Health & Safety Legislation
  • Manage the production budget as agreed with the Managing Director and ensure that production costs remain within the agreed budget.
  • Work closely with the Festival Director and Programme Co-ordinator at venue programming time, to ensure adequate spread of resources with regard to equipment and facilities.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to deliver the festival’s launch and festival related gala parties (e.g. opening and closing events)
  • Delivery of daily schedules and call-sheets, event management plans and risk assessments through our Health & Safety software.
  • Work closely with the Hospitality Manager to ensure the guest itineraries are in tandem with the call sheets.
  • Communicate all access issues and strobe lighting effects to Box Office Team to ensure safety for customers
  • Work with host venue/cinema management to ensure that DIFF Duty Managers are fully up to speed in their venues with all areas of production and health & safety.
  • Inform the relevant management if there are any issues in any of the venues which may have knock-on for box office, marketing etc.
  • Source festival awards and organise awards ceremonies
  • Liaise with suppliers in advance of festival to procure all necessary technical equipment to ensure the best quality in screenings.
  • Liaising with venue partners to ensure that the venue can deliver a high standard event and to maximise the cohesive spirit between festival staff, volunteers and full-time venue staff.


Please send your CV and a brief cover letter to [email protected]. Please add Festival Production Manager in subject line.

Closing date for application Friday 8th October @ 5pm.

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all  backgrounds and ethnicities.

Interviews will be held online

Download Festival Production Manager job description here.