Report: Production Manager

Liaise with: Festival Director, Managing Director, Production, Accounts, Volunteers, Marketing, Administrator, Production, Publicity, Hospitality

Contract: Venue Managers must be available to work the following schedule: 24th February 2020 to 8th March 2020, all dates inclusive


  • Manage screenings, events, receptions and the load in and out of production equipment in assigned venue
  • Train and manage festival volunteers in venue with support from the Volunteers Co-ordinator
  • Oversee run-of-show. Ensure screenings run strictly to schedule and there is timely turnover between screenings
  • Coordinate with the Print Traffic Manager and Cinema Technicians to facilitate film checks for filmmakers prior to screenings
  • Intro films and stage manage Q&As with filmmakers
  • Manage ticket lines and keep venue space orderly
  • Manage the audience award in venue – ballot distribution, collection and tallying votes
  • Meet and greet filmmakers, Q&A hosts and special guests
  • Act as on-site point person for communication with cinema management, DIFF staff, filmmakers, audiences, volunteers, and festival guests
  • Ensure health and safety and emergency procedures are being adhered to
  • Ensure technical difficulties that may arise are addressed promptly and effectively
  • Provide stellar customer service

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience working in an events or festival environment
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to liaise confidently and calmly, in a fast paced and high-pressure environment, with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Previous experience working as an effective and positive part of a cohesive team
  • Extensive experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Demonstrated experience in positive and constructive dispute resolution and the ability to solve problems in a timely and professional manner
  • Experience working with large crowds and working to tight schedules
  • Ability to uphold and adhere to health and safety standards and guidelines

Salary: €500 per week

Closing date for applications , 14 January 2020 5pm

Send cover letter and cv to Orla at