Job Opportunity: Network Development Officer with Young Irish Film Makers

Young Irish Film Makers are seeking to hire a Network Development Officer to join their team.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 3 December.

The Network Development Officer (NDO) is responsible for the coordination and development of an existing national network of youth film and animation leaders, clubs and regional hubs across Ireland. Working to support an established community of youth leaders and young creatives who are not currently involved with or served directly by existing YIFM programmes. Fostering working relationships and creative partnerships with relevant youth film leaders, young creatives and youth arts organisations. The network acts as a resource and support system for the practice of filmmaking and animation with all young people in Ireland.

The role also involves the coordination and mentorship of the Young Critics Programme for young people (18-24yrs) interested in cinema, and critically engaging with creative writing and reviewing film and/or animation.

YIFM staff uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and empowerment for the young people they serve in all aspects of their work.

This role is renewed annually based on performance and available funding.

Person Specification

  • Experience of non-formal youth arts/youth work practice and landscape in Ireland.
  • Proven capacity to engage with young people (16-25 years) towards a developmental goal.
  • Knowledge and experience of report writing.
  • Commitment to the values of Youth Work.
  • A knowledge and appreciation of film and animation as art forms.
  • Full Driver’s licence and access to own transport. (desirable)

Position Details

  • 12 month contract (subject to probationary period).
  • Salary €30,000 (Gross), paid weekly.
  • Full time position (37.5 hours per week, flexible hours, the ability to work remotely in Ireland with some face to face meetings at head offices in Kilkenny)
  • Position will involve travel and some evening and weekend work.
  • Position subject to Garda clearance.

Young Irish Film Makers is a specialised youth arts organisation founded in 1991 with the aim of bringing together the methodologies of youth work and the youth arts practice of film making. YIFM delivers a variety of specialised programmes in both film and animation in various locations nationwide; engaging young people in the artistic process of writing and producing film and animation. YIFM work with youth organisations to target young people from marginalised communities and historically disadvantaged backgrounds, in schools to engage with primary and secondary students, and a number of partnerships and collaborations which deliver programmes locally and nationally.

As a specialist organisation member of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), YIFM has become recognised for their unique and valuable contribution to the youth arts landscape in Ireland. Working with key stakeholders in the youth arts sector, third level organisations and the screen industry.

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Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 3 December.