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4 Jul 2022


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

Job Description




Theatrical & Non-Theatrical


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:


Reporting to the Programme Manager, Non-Theatrical, The Booker, Film Circuit is responsible for liaising with designated Film Circuit groups across Canada and guiding them in expanding, promoting, and troubleshooting their series and festivals, as well as national exhibition and distribution partners, to program films in a professional and timely manner, and ensure the successful execution of all bookings.



  • Programming in consultation with Film Circuit groups.
  • Liaising with distribution partners to confirm film bookings, rates, and availability.
  • Maintain relationships with Film Circuit groups to determine their ongoing needs and research individual group needs to assist with location growth.
  • Troubleshoot new industry/financial/operation/local challenges with Film Circuit organizers.
  • Previewing Canadian and international films for programming in consideration and inclusion in Film Circuit’s Release Schedules including attending off-site trade screenings, on-site preview screenings leading up to Festival, and previewing screeners.
  • Liaising with exhibition partners to confirm theatre availability, film clearances, and rates, and book dates on behalf of Film Circuit location.
  • Liaising with distributors, Film Circuit groups and our Film and Digital Print Services department to help ensure the on-time delivery of films, and if applicable, KDMs.
  • Contribute writing to Film Circuit publications.
  • Curate and write film synopses, programme notes, and key details for the Release Schedule.
  • Assist in overall planning and production of the Film Circuit Summit.



  • $27.00 / Hourly



  • August 15, 2022 – December 30, 2022



  • Film Studies degree or equivalent film industry experience, an asset;
  • Demonstrated passion for film and cinema culture;
  • In-depth understanding of the film industry in Canada;
  • 3+ years of work experience in arts and culture administration;
  • Desire and ability to take initiative and manage projects;
  • Ability to work within a dynamic environment and balance multiple priorities, ability to meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to provide high quality work within strict deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy;
  • Able to handle difficult situations and people with aplomb and grace;
  • Highly motivated, adaptable and open; performs well under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, previous customer/client services an asset;
  • Strong coordination skills, proficiency in schedule management and event production;
  • Proficiency with computers and applications (including Microsoft Office Suite, relational databases and the Google Suite);
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high-pressure environments with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

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 MONDAY, JULY 11, 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 We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.  

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

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