Date Posted: Mar 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 05, 2020
Start Date: Apr 06, 2020

Salary From: 40K To 40K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Reelworld Film Festival

Founded in 2001, Reelword is the oldest initiative in Canada dedicated to creating more opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) Canadian filmmakers, content creators and all talent, in front of and behind the screen. 

Job Description

This position is based on a grant; the candidate MUST identify as from a First Nation, Métis or Inuit background.

We are seeking a creative, detailed and organized individual to join our team as an Events Project Coordinator Trainee. This job is a wonderful opportunity to learn about how a film festival works.  You will get an opportunity to polish your project skills and learn about marketing, sponsorship, and programming – all aspects of events development. You will work on the creation of our critical path, strategic planning, and learn how we execute our events.  The Events Project Coordinator Trainee will help with programs, provide admin support, create project schedules and plans, prepare materials, assist with setup and tear down at events, and undertake project tasks as required, including program evaluation. This role will also support smooth office operations by helping to organize and digitally file documents, assisting with recruitment when necessary, scheduling meetings, and helping to develop and maintain culturally sensitive organizational policies and procedures.

Events Project Coordinator Trainee Duties:
  • Overseeing the critical path
  • Helping to execute events
  • Assisting with recruitment of volunteers for events
  • Learning how to execute social media posts
  • Learning how to update website content
  • Creating graphics and simple video editing content
  • Collecting marketing materials from our sponsors
  • Working with publicist to promote the festival and year-round events
  • Researching additional In-kind Sponsors
  • Helping to prepare monthly newsletters
  • Providing admin support
  • Helping with setup and tear down at events
  • Creating project schedules with the help of Director of Development.
  • Responding to our clients’ questions and requests.


  • The candidate MUST identify as from a First Nation, Métis or Inuit background.
  • Interest or experience in
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to prioritize.
  • Must be comfortable working a wide range of industry players, including colleagues, senior executives, audience members, partners, or artists.
  • Strong interest in film, screen-based media, and social advocacy
  • Available to work during normal business hours and on evenings / weekends as required.
  • Drivers License an asset

Additional Info:

This position is based on a grant; the candidate MUST identify as from a First Nation, Métis or Inuit background.

How to Apply:

1. Please email your resume AND a cover letter to:
2. Please state in your cover letter that you identify as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
3. Please indicate in the subject line the title of the job position to which you are applying.

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