Poster Cataloguing Co-op

Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Oct 01, 2023
Start Date: Oct 10, 2023

Hourly From: $10/hr To $10/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Co-op placement
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

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.  
We encourage you to reflect on the land that you are on, who the traditional keepers of the land are. TIFF is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee. We are grateful to work on this land.

Job Description

Film Reference Library

Reporting to the Collections and Services Manager, the student will assist with inventorying, assessing, and cataloguing TIFF’s extensive collection of film posters. They will be responsible for rehousing and cataloguing internal donations of recent festival and film circuit film posters as well as cataloguing posters from our backlog. This project will serve to preserve, fully document, and enhance access to the over 20,000 posters in our care.

  • Responsible for safely rehousing posters and noting any condition issues in existing catalogue records.
  • Responsible for physically unrolling and flattening recently donated posters for storage in poster cabinets.
  • Required to follow RAD and internal cataloguing standards when entering information in excel docs for upload to database.
  • Responsible for accurately recording accession / reference numbers on objects and in catalogue records
  • Required to verify the location of materials to create or update location records
  • Responsible for search of online and internal databases for film titles, dates and directors

  • School Course Credit

  • October 10th to December 15th

  • Office Location: 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5


  • Experience handling and cataloguing archival materials
  • Experience implementing cataloguing standards, established classification systems and controlled vocabularies
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research
  • Ability to follow instructions and receive feedback
  • Interest in cinema is considered an asset

How to Apply:

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; however, TIFF considers and welcomes individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position. For consideration to those on time-limited Visa status, your Visa must allow you to complete the full contract.

Please send any questions via e-mail only to

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. As such, we welcome and encourage applicants who identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation and/or assistance during the application process, please contact us in advance at We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.

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