The IFI has a vacancy to be filled under the FAS Jobbridge Internship Scheme. The vacancy is for a Document Archive Assistant.

The IFI Irish Film Archive is a part of the Irish Film Institute, and aims to acquire, preserve and make available Ireland’s moving image heritage. The paper collections supplement the Archive’s large moving image collection, and consist of material such as scripts, storyboards, stills, posters, production notes and correspondence.

The intern will work on a variety of tasks in the Archive, including listing material, cataloguing collections and digitising stills. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: using an archive database, archival theory and practice, care of special collections. On completion the intern will have attained skills in: managing digital collections, handling of documents and photographs, basic preservation, research methods, cataloguing and Library systems. The placement will provide a good background in cataloguing and archival standards.

Skills Requirements
The candidate should ideally have an interest in the work of archives. Previous experience with databases or cataloguing would be an advantage. Accuracy in the work is essential; so, candidates should have excellent attention to detail. They should be able to work methodically, both on their own and as part of a team, and they should have excellent writing, communication and computer skills. The position is ideal for candidates hoping to work in an archive, library or other cultural institution.

Please Note:
This is an Internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. See eligibility criteria here.


The organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship.

9 Months

Number of Positions

Days, Hours & Start Date
Days per week: Mon-Fri
Hours per week: 40
Start Date: TBC

Education Requirements
Third-level qualification in a related area.

Contact: Apply with CV and cover letter.

Closing date for applications: 5th May 2015

Irish Film Institute

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