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3 Apr 2023


TIFF – 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:


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Industry Programming, the Manager, Industry Conference will play a key role in the planning and delivery of compelling talks for accredited press, industry and creative professionals. 


Shall include but not be limited to: 

  • Working with internal teams and external partners on production of live sessions, including the development of production and technical protocols and ensuring key dates and delivery milestones are met 
  • Collaborating with internal teams and colleagues, including presenting partners and sponsors, to identify and track possible sessions and guests who will amplify films and notable talent at the Festival
  • Interdepartmental liaison for the Industry Conference, representing the team at Production and other meetings as required
  • Scheduling of Industry Conference sessions with programmers, guests and their representatives
  • Working closely with Editorial, Social Media and Web teams to ensure review of communications and marketing plans
  • Overseeing timely and accurate content and materials delivery for web and print
  • Overseeing budget for guest speakers, travel and hospitality, and event production
  • Working closely with Partnership team on presenting partners and sponsors acknowledgement
  • Managing daily events of the Conference, including team and introduction schedules
  • Greeting and hosting guest speakers and moderators, and introducing sessions during the Conference 
  • Managing a team of one Senior Coordinator and two Coordinators and their workflow
  • Writing a detailed post-mortem with recommendations on improving processes, as well as an updated critical path, to be delivered before the end of the contract


  • $26.25/Hourly


  • June 5, 2023 – September 22, 2023


  • 3-5 years of experience in film festivals and/or event production
  • Experience producing high-level screen industry events is an asset
  • Experience managing and motivating a small team
  • Exceptionally strong administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to provide high quality work within strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, and experience with G Suite applications
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • This position requires being in office on a regular basis.
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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 April 30, 2023. 
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 careers@tiff.net. 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 careers@tiff.net. We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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