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10 Dec 2021

Full-Time Coordinator, Event Production

TIFF Careers – Posted by TIFF Careers Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Coordinator, Event Production


Event Production

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:

Coordinator, Event Production

Reporting to the Manager, Event Production, this position is responsible for producing and executing TIFF’s internal and 3rd party events and is accountable for:

  • Successful production and execution of events (in-person and digital) in accordance with best-in-class operating procedures
  • Proposal and ideation of event experiences following TIFF’s strategic priorities and Programming initiatives
  • Representing the best interests of TIFF Bell Lightbox clients (internal and external parties)


Shall include but not be limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of production for events (physical and digital) as assigned, including run of show/itinerary, audiovisual/technical requirements, front of house, food & beverage/catering, facility/security services and other services as required
  • Proposal and ideation event experiences following TIFF’s strategic priorities and Programming initiatives
  • Lead the production, set up, and close out of in-person and digital events 
  • Manage and lead the communication for internal and external event information, collection, and dissemination for TIFF Bell Lightbox 3rd party events as well as TIFF internal events
  • Liaising with relevant departments as pertains to Event Production processes and procedures
  • Maintaining and fostering returning or new client and partner relationships throughout the planning and execution of their events
  • Responsible for the experience of visitors, patrons and attendees throughout the planning and execution phases for internal and external events at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
  • Coordinate all aspects of building facilities support required for events (i.e. security, cleaning)
  • Oversee the preparation of materials and inventory required for events to be efficiently executed
  • Coordinate site visits and tours of facilities with third party clients.
  • Related administrative tasks, including administering purchase order requests, filing regular event reports, and working collaboratively with the Event Sales department to ensure timely and accurate processing of estimates and invoices and reporting
  • Other related duties as required and assigned


  • Start date: February 14, 2022


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the area of event planning and event production of cultural or corporate events. 
  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with festivals an asset
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project and people management skills
  • Dynamic and outgoing personality with sound judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage concurrent duties
  • Professional manner and “can-do” attitude. Ability to both take direction and show initiative
  • Ability to both work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail, budgets, timelines, and objectives
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Products and database software is an asset
  • Creativity to develop innovative solutions; knowledge of special events trends within the cultural sector
  • Understanding and commitment to superior client servicing
  • Well developed interpersonal and public relations skills to interface with senior corporate personnel, TIFF staff, volunteers, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high pressure environments
  • Adaptable to flexible work 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, January 17, 2022 
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. 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: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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