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9 May 2022


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

Job Description




People & Culture

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 Senior Manager, People & Culture and in collaboration with department colleagues, the Human Resources Generalist will be responsible for planning and delivering human resources services and programs at TIFF along with coaching and counselling managers and employees to positive and productive outcomes.


Shall include but not be limited to: 


  • Coordinates recruitment & selection services for all internal/external staff vacancies including intern/co-op opportunities in accordance with recognized best practices, legislated requirements, and respective collective agreements
  • Coordinates the intern/co-op placement program including recommending processes and procedures to promote learning/engagement opportunities. Addresses/processes placement opportunity requests from managers including reviewing suitability/applicability or placement descriptions. Develops contacts with prospective university, community college and secondary school participants
  • Identifies and recommends new processes and procedures to improve program and service-delivery effectiveness and efficiency
  • Maintains and develops recruitment & selection tools/resources (e.g. offer letters, employment contracts, etc.)


  • Coordinates and facilitates new hire orientation and drives internal buddy system program
  • Manages all communications and data collection around performance management program and supports employees and people managers with process
  • Investigates and resolves employee complaints in consultation with Senior Manager, People & Culture
  • Conducts exit interviews and presents findings and recommendations as required
  • Develops and coordinates wellness week program and wellness related initiatives
  • Provides support with policy development and rollout


  • Maintains and answers queries in the HR email account 
  • Processes purchase orders and other expenses through finance/accounting system and submits for approval
  • Coordinates disability management process and liaises with employee, managers, payroll, HR, and Sunlife/WSIB
  • Conducts research and data collection on People & Culture projects and initiatives as assigned. Compiles information, researches and sources materials/resources
  • Coordinates training events and assists with the development of training materials and content from identified training needs
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Participates in departmental committees and teams as required. Collaborates with internal service departments and external vendors as People & Culture designate in the absence of departmental colleagues


  • Grade 2
  • Minimum Salary: $60,000/Yearly


  • July 4, 2022 


  • 2+ years demonstrated recruitment and selection experience with hard to fill roles, high volume searches, unique positions, internship programs, student funded opportunities
  • 2+ years experience with developing and implementing HR programs, processes, and initiatives including full cycle recruitment, onboarding, orientation, performance management, etc.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, diplomacy, emotional intelligence and customer focus, to service staff and provide an excellent employee experience
  • Well-developed knowledge and skills in databases including applicant tracking systems, Google Suite and Microsoft Office; experience with HRMS systems
  • Resourceful and able to work well independently and in a small team environment
  • Superior administrative skills with a keen eye for detail to ensure data accuracy and consistent processes/practices
  • Project coordination skills to deliver on HR related events 
  • Ability to stay organized (and keep others organized) and meet deadlines in a face-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet manner 
  • Basic knowledge of HR best practices and provincial legislation in order to provide sound HR support
  • 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. 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.

Job expires in 36 days.

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