Airport Guest Liaison (Multiple Positions)
Date Posted: Mar 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 24, 2017
Start Date: Apr 26, 2017
Region: Metro Toronto Area
Term: Festival/event work
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is a not-for-profit organization and North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market.
Held in Toronto each spring, the Festival presents approximately 200 Canadian and international films to audiences exceeding 210,000. For documentary professionals, Hot Docs offers a dynamic slate of industry events and initiatives, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum and Hot Docs Deal Maker pitch meeting service, as well as a full roster of professional development opportunities and networking occasions. The 24th annual Hot Docs will take place April 27 - May 7, 2017.
Additionally, Hot Docs also operates the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, a 650-seat, century-old screening venue in Toronto, and is the event organizer for the annual World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, an international, member-run industry event.
As the first face of the festival, Airport Supervisors will oversee a group of Volunteer Airport Greeters as they welcome incoming guests of Hot Docs 2017—including filmmakers, subjects and industry guests—at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Supervising a team of 2-4 volunteers
Liaise with Guest Relations Coordinator and Airport Drivers regarding any flight changes
Greet incoming guests and usher them to their assigned driver
Provide guests with information on festival industry benefits and events
OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Volunteer
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: April 26 – May 3, 2017 (plus training)
REPORTS TO: Guest Relations Coordinator
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2017
Excellent communication skills (access to a cell phone is required)
Ability to be flexible and quick-thinking when faced with changes in itinerary
Ability to remain calm in fast-paced environment
Customer service experience considered an asset
Interest in documentary or film industries
Access to all Festival events and screenings, as well as special industry events and services
Opportunity to gain valuable experience, knowledge, skills and contacts
How to Apply:
Please forward a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2017. Interviews will be held the week of April 3.