Jump Cuts/TIFF Next Wave Festival Coordinator

  • Position Type : Contract
  • Start Date : January-07-13
  • End Date : May-31-13


November 28, 2012

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting
  applications for the contract position of:


This will be an exciting year for TIFF as we present unique programming in our new home and the world's premiere centre for film, TIFF Bell Lightbox.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be part of a new era in Toronto's cultural history.

The Jump Cuts/TIFF Next Wave Festival Coordinator will provide administrative and event management support to the Learning/Public Programmes department for the TIFF Next Wave Festival and Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase


•Oversee Jump Cuts submissions & pre-screening, including data entry
•Update and distribute Jump Cuts information to internal departments
•Oversee  Jump Cuts Pre-screeners
•Liaise with Jump Cuts Jury and attend Jury Meeting
•Update Jump Cuts Finalist Package and notify all finalists
•Plan and programme workshops/Talent Lab for TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Finalists
•Ensure the creation of awards and certificates.
•Plan and execute a reception for TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Finalists
•Act as on-site contact for Jump Cuts at both TIFF Kids Festival and TIFF Next Wave  Festival
•Ensure all information is entered into Artifax (TIFF database)
•Other duties as required

•Update and distribute Battle of the Scores information
•Update Battle of the Scores finalist package and notify all finalists
•Liase with Technical & Event Services Department regarding presentation elements of Battle of the Scores, Next Wave Film Slam and Opening party
•Liase with internal departments on publication, marketing and media materials for TIFF Next Wave and provide copy as needed
•Scheduling and administration tasks for TIFF Next Wave Public film programme
•Scheduling and administration tasks for TIFF Next Wave Bootcamp
•Facilitate OFRB Requests Forms for all films in TIFF Next Wave (including Jump Cuts)
•Supervise on-site volunteers for TIFF Next Wave Festival
•Co-host visiting filmmakers & guests for TIFF Next Wave Festival
•Facilitate post-film discussions and panels as necessary
•Ensure all information is entered into Artifax (TIFF database)
•Attend select Next Wave Committee meetings (Tues. evenings) as required
•Additional support as required.
•Both components involve supervising and working with volunteers

Contract Dates:  January 7, 2013 – May 31, 2013

Minimum Requirements

• Previous event production experience.
• Exemplary telephone and inter-personal communication skills.
• Experience speaking in front of an audience.
• Above-average ability to multi-task and proven organizational abilities, with an exceptional eye for detail.
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some weekends and evenings.
• Willingness to work with a small team that strives for excellence.
• Experience working with children and youth an asset

Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs),  by 5pm on Thursday, December 6, 2012  BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Hiring Committee: JUMP CUTS/TIFF NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

TIFF Email:  humanresources@tiff.net *Please note the position in the subject line*

Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

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 an equal opportunity employer.

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.