MANAGER, FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING

Date Posted: Oct 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2019
Start Date: Nov 04, 2019

Salary From: 50K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
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Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home - TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film. 

TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.  

Job Description

MANAGER, FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING (Lead Candidate Identified)
Permanent
Full-time
Festival Programming
 
TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home - TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film. 

TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.  

We are currently hiring for the position of:
 
MANAGER, FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING
 
Work with the Senior Manager, Festival Programming on the overall planning and programming operations of the Toronto International Film Festival and other departmental programming initiatives, including oversight of independent contractors on an as-needed basis.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Film tracking, including researching films and directing data entry;
  • Liaise with a designated group of external film stakeholders re: film submissions and selection status;
  • Assist with Festival preview screening schedule, including prioritizing and assigning individuals/committees to preview screenings;
  • Update materials for Festival Prog List/Big Film meetings;
  • Screen films and provide notes as part of different selection committees when relevant;
  • Vet solicited international feature reject letters;
  • Assist Senior Director, Film with maintenance of the Festival guest budget in conjunction with Film Office & Event Production;
  • Write programme notes, as directed;
  • Promote the Festival Programme to internal and external TIFF stakeholders;
  • Introduce screenings and moderate extended Q&As, as required;
  • Oversee recruitment, onboarding and ongoing performance assessments and career conversations for team members;
  • Programme for the Festival and year-round as assigned;
  • Assist the department with other administrative work, as necessary.
 
PREFERRED START DATE:
November 4, 2019
 

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated passion for film and cinema culture;
  • 5+ years of work experience in arts and culture administration;
  • 3+ years experience managing multiple staff reports;
  • Proven ability to provide high quality work within strict deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for detail;
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy;
  • Able to handle difficult situations and people with aplomb and grace;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency with computers and applications (including Microsoft Office Suite, relational databases and the Google Suite);
  • Desire and ability to take initiative and manage projects;
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high pressure environments with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Verbal and written fluency in French or a second language considered an asset


How to Apply:

HOW TO SUBMIT & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Please submit a cover letter and resumé as one PDF or Word document, by 5pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  
All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website tiff.net/careers.
 
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. TIFF regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.
 
Please send any questions via e-mail only to careers@tiff.net.
 
TIFF is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application and/or hiring process, please contact us in advance at humanresources@tiff.net or 416-599-8433 x2001, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
 

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