Canada’s Top Ten Coordinator, Festival Programming

Date Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2017
Start Date: Oct 30, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto, ON
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a charitable, not for profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

Job Description

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers in our home TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Our aim is to become a creative community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film. 
TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the position of:
Canada’s Top Ten Coordinator, Festival Programming

Reporting to the Canadian and Short Film Manager, the Canada’s Top Ten Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing various administrative tasks around the programming, planning and execution of the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.

Shall include but not be limited to…
  • Research and track eligible titles, soliciting screening material as required;
  • Update film records in Artifax;
  • Complete detailed research projects for Canada’s Top Ten eligible films and special events, including In Conversation With events;
  • Complete weekly Production Committee meeting minutes;
  • Create Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival invitations;
  • Assist with schedule notification processes;
  • Liaison for external stakeholders, including National Touring Partners, film stakeholders;
  • Programming liaison re: representation of festival in print and on the website;
  • Create Festival presentations (ex. staff presentations);
  • Solicit and track festival statistics;
  • Prepare guest list and track R.S.V.P. for Canada’s Top Ten programming events;
  • Assist with the management of;
  • Assist department with other administrative tasks, including Festival tracking clean up, as required;
  • Write a detailed post-mortem report.



  • 2-3 years work experience in arts and culture administration;
  • Knowledge of the film industry and demonstrated enthusiasm for Canadian film;
  • Detail and process oriented with excellent administrative and organizational skills;
  • Excellent phone manner, communication fluency and interpersonal strengths;
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment;
  • Proficiency with computers and applications (including Microsoft Office Suite and relational databases);
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  • Fluency in French considered an asset;
  • Previous festival experience considered an asset;
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Additional Info:

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.
TIFF is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs. TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.
TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

How to Apply:

  • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website
  • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

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