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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: 


The Associate Industry Programmer will collaborate with a small programming team to deliver world class programming for international and Canadian filmmakers and industry professionals. Working with colleagues and external partners, the position plays a vital role in researching, planning and executing a number of Industry Initiatives. They will provide onsite support at TIFF Industry Conference.


Shall include but not be limited to: 

  • Conduct research on relevant panel topics to be programmed at the Conference and Labs  
  • Collaborate with internal teams, presenting partners and sponsors to identify relevant guest speakers for Conference, Labs and other industry events
  • Liaise with invited speakers and internal teams to coordinate schedules, guest travel and accommodation logistics
  • Draft copy for press releases, session descriptions, project books and announcements for Conference, Labs and other Industry activities
  • Provide the events and tech teams with schedules and tech requirements for sessions
  • Provide consistent and accurate reporting to the guest and to internal TIFF departments when required
  • Responsible for creating detailed and comprehensive database records for Industry Conference 
  • Update Industry Conference websites with panel descriptions as well as biographies for guest speakers
  • Maintain confidentiality of guest information and integrity of programming
  • Oversee cost reports – in conjunction with Producer
  • Onsite hosting at the Conference, including introducing sessions and conducting Q&A’s if needed
  • Collaborating with Industry team on expanding and delivering meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • Provide a detailed post mortem and recommendations on the critical path
  • Other programming and coordination tasks and duties as assigned


  • Job Grade 2
  • $22.16 / Hourly


  • June 13 – September 16, 2022


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Canadian or international film industries
  • Intermediate knowledge of both Canadian and international cinema and film industries considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian and international film landscapes with a working knowledge of trends, emerging and established  filmmakers, and key players
  • Experience working for a film festival or large scale event an asset
  • Strong communication, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent phone manner and written communication skills, as well as a knack for relationship building
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated, and open to working in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with extreme attention to detail, diligent record-keeping and the ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Enjoys fast-paced, multi-tasking work environment, with a willingness to adapt to shifting priorities and circumstances
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy, and ability to handle confidential information
  • Able to handle difficult situations and people with a positive, problem-solving attitude 
  • Ability to both work independently and in a team environment
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends to meet deadlines, as well as during Festival
  • Additional language(s) an asset
  • 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 16, 2021. 
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 22 days.

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