5 January

Looking for Work Experience in Festival Management? Interested in Film?

Festival Manager Required for the 5th Silk Road International Film Festival which takes place 8th-12th March 2017

Silk Road International Film Festival Dublin is now inviting applications from Fitzwilliam Institute students and graduates in  Event Management or Festival Event Management, who are interested in gaining work experience for the position of Festival Manager, to promote, organise and develop the festival for its 5th edition.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest or has some experience in event management including social media, be highly motivated, capable of working on their own initiative and have excellent administration, organisation, communication and IT skills.  A background in digital media as well as social media is highly desirable.

This position is until festival end of March 2017, which will include a period of part-time commitment and then full-time during the festival period of 8th-12th March.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and expression of interest to Carla Mooney, Festival Director: carla@silkroadfilmfestival.com


Manage individual events during the festival and oversee the running of the SRFF.

Oversee all SRFF event staff and volunteers.

Develop and maintain media publicity and marketing relationships for SRFF including the Opening and Closing Night Galas and all festival events.

Liaise with publicists and marketing companies.

Broker relationships between SRFF, filmmakers, and key Industry players.

Develop, implement and fulfill all marketing initiatives for the festival.

Work with the SRFF Directors to identify and secure festival sponsors.


A proven track record in event management helpful, but not necessary

Excellent administration, organisation and prioritisation skills

Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal

Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Be highly motivated, practical and resourceful

Experience in marketing and PR with knowledge of all social media platforms and tools

Accuracy and attention to detail

Professional manner, with ability to act as a spokesperson for the organisation at all times.