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2 May 2022


TIFF Careers – Posted by Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description





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, what the treaty relationship is, or if it’s unceded territory. 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.

We are currently hiring for the position of:

Assistant, Industry Services

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator, Industry Services, the Assistants will be responsible for the administrative implementation of the Industry teams accreditation and delegate services initiative prior to and during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.


  • Process and troubleshoot industry registration requests in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Provide forward facing customer service over email and phone to industry professionals in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Process and troubleshoot payments including credit card transactions, invoices, refunds, and group payments through TIFF’s e-commerce tool 
  • Support outreach to industry partners, guilds, colleges, universities
  • Provide assistance for the timely and accurate production of industry passes
  • Provide onsite assistance to industry professionals during TIFF
  • Support administrative tasks related to complimentary passes for contractually obligated stakeholders both internal and external. 
  • Support transfer of data and organization to internal production teams teams managing online platforms
  • Administratively support various initiatives across the services vertical including but not limited to, copy generation, financial reporting and reconciliation, hospitality and travel support and communications.
  • Provide general assistance to the Senior Coordinators, Industry Services, as needed
  • Write a detailed post mortem 


  • Job Grade 1
  • $18.98/Hourly


  • June 13, 2022 – Sep 16, 2022
  • Jun 27, 2022- Sep 1, 2022


  • Proficient in Google suite and Excel
  • Strong professional communication and client relationship skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Quick learner of new technology and complex workflows
  • Proven strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Fluency in foreign languages considered an strong asset
  • Previous film industry, festival, or hospitality experience considered an asset
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adjust to changing client needs
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Available for work every day of the Festival (September 8 to 18 inclusive)
  • This position requires being in office on a regular basis, aligning with our Flexible Work from Home Policy.

How to Apply

  • All applications must be submitted online through TIFF’s Career Centre.
  • Please upload your cover letter and resumé as one PDF, before the deadline of May 20, 2022
CLOSING: 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 or 416-599-8433 x2013. We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 23 days.

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