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We Recruit! Come and join GAZE as the Programming Intern.

The 2021 edition of GAZE: Dublin International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is recruiting a Programming Intern to assist with the pre-selection process, contribute to programme curation and to gain an opportunity to learn and develop their knowledge of film curation and film festivals.

The Programming Intern will primarily support the Creative Director.


  • First viewing of a specific number of Short and Feature Films submitted to the festival

  • Writing programme copy for specific short and/or feature films

  • An opportunity to introduce the film(s) at the 2021 festival,

  • Vital ad hoc support to the Creative Director when appropriate

Person specification:

  • A demonstrable knowledge of LGBTQ+ cinema

  • Familiarity with film and cinema vocabulary

  • Familiarity with LGBTQ+ feature, short and documentary cinema

  • Skills to evaluate diverse forms of cinema and make appropriate judgements

  • A candidate with good time management and ability to balance workloads and meeting deadlines

  • An ability to write engaging and concise programme copy (see below)

  • A willingness to learn


  • Previous writing experience

  • A background in Film Studies

Time frame:

The bulk of the work will be from April - August 2021. This time includes viewing submissions and writing programme copy. The Programming Intern may also have the opportunity to introduce films at the festival, which takes place from September 29th - October 3rd 2021.

Work pattern:

This work will be done part-time and remotely, and it is intended to be managed around the candidate’s other commitments such as work or study. There will be regular check-ins with the Creative Director.

Application guidelines. Please submit:

  • A CV and short covering letter

  • A 150-200 word programme summary of any short or feature LGBTQ+ film

  • A maximum 25-word programme summary of the same film

GAZE is Ireland’s national LGBTQ+ film festival, and we welcome applications by candidates from a diversity of backgrounds (including, but not limited to, Asian, Black, Traveller and minority ethnic, refugees, people with disabilities, and from working-class backgrounds, as well as those who identify as LGBTQ+). The ideal candidate is someone who seeks to contribute to the programming of the festival, and to further develop their knowledge of film, cinema exhibition and international film festivals.

This is a paid role with a fixed fee of €1000 for the work involved. Please email your applications to Seán McGovern,

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 26th of March, 2021. Virtual Interviews will take place shortly after.

GAZE is proudly supported by Accenture and the Arts Council of Ireland

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