IFI Library and Special Collections Manager, Irish Film Institute, Dublin

The IFI wishes to appoint a Library & Special Collections Manager (LSCM) working within the IFI Irish Film Archive.The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00, 1 May 2019.

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) is Ireland's national cultural institution for film. At the IFI's historic home in Eustace Street, Temple Bar, our diverse audiences and loyal members enjoy our 3 cinemas, IFI Irish Film Archive's research and access facilities, IFI Film Shop and IFI Café Bar.

The IFI has developed strategic objectives around three core activities:

EXHIBIT Providing audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema

PRESERVE Preserving and promoting Ireland's moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive

EDUCATE Providing opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film through IFI Education

The position of LSCMis a key position within the Archive department. This busy area of the Archive requires a highly motivated candidate, who is committed andenthusiastic. They will haveexcellent time andproject management skills, and be able to successfully juggle the demands of running a specialist library with the task of managing and providing access to the IFI Irish Film Archive's analogue and digital document andimage collections.

The successful candidate must have a postgraduate qualification in Archiving or Librarianship or digital information management (or in a related area) and/or equivalent experience in cultural archives and/or libraries. A proven knowledge of Irish history, culture, and society, and of indigenous film production are desirable.

The successful candidate will bean enthusiastic, flexible person, with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, who will be able to work effectively on their own or as part of a dynamic team. They will also have excellent IT, metadata creation and cataloguing experience and be familiar with the management analogue collections and of digital assets and the use of databases. They will have an interest and knowledge of film and film culture, particularly Irish film.

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