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: Creative & 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

The FRL has a collection of roughly 3,000 Film Soundtracks on LP that we’ve been collecting since 1990. Many of these LP’s are only partially catalogued and require full cataloguing in order to be published to our online database.
Reporting to the Senior Manager Film Reference Library, the student will assist with rehousing, numbering, assessing condition, and cataloguing our collection of LP’s. 

  • Responsible for safely handling archival materials and rehousing in appropriate archival enclosures.
  • Required to follow Library of Congress Subject Headings and internal cataloguing standards when entering information in excel docs for upload to database.
  • Responsible for accurately recording accession numbers on objects and in catalogue records, and tracking object locations.
  • Responsible for search of online and internal databases for film titles, dates, and relevant people and places.

  • School Course Credit
  • October 10th to December 15, 2023
  • Office Location: 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5


  • Experience handling and cataloguing archival materials
  • Experience implementing cataloguing standards, classification systems and controlled vocabularies
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research
  • Ability to follow instructions and receive feedback
  • Interest in / knowledge of 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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