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25 Apr 2022

Temporary MANAGER, INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

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

Job Description

MANAGER, INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Contract 

Full-time  

Industry

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: 

MANAGER, INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

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
  • Research and identify trends in the industry and panel topics that elevate, inform and equip the film community
  • Overseeing the invitation process, with support from the Industry Programming Coordinator and Film Office, as well as ensuring all guest materials are received
  • Scheduling of Industry Conference sessions with programmers, guests and their representatives
  • Overseeing budget for guest speakers, travel and hospitality and event production
  • Compiling notes from programmers as well as drafting content (panel titles, pitches, times, venues etc.) for print and digital materials
  • Drafting press releases, session descriptions, and other materials; working with editorial, social media and web teams to ensure review of communications and marketing plans
  • Working closely with partnership teams on presenting partners and sponsors acknowledgement
  • Managing content and materials for web and print materials 
  • Managing daily events of the conference, including team and introduction schedules
  • Greeting, hosting guest speakers and introducing sessions during the Conference 
  • Collaborating with Industry team on expanding and delivering meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • Managing the Industry Programming Coordinator
  • Writing a detailed post-mortem with recommendations on improving processes as well as updated critical path to be delivered before the end of the contract

JOB GRADE & RATE OF PAY

  • Job Grade 3
  • $23.86/Hourly

TARGET CONTRACT DATES: 

  • June 6, 2022-September 23, 2022

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in the Canadian or international film industries
  • Previous experience in film festival environment an asset
  • Exceptionally strong administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to provide high quality work within strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in live event production, festival and conference programming 
  • Able to facilitate events via digital platforms or in person
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, and experience with G Suite applications

How to Apply

HOW TO SUBMIT & APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
  • 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 6, 2022
CLOSING:  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 or 416-599-8433 x2013. We strive to  provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.

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

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