Organization: Out On Screen
Deadline: Apr. 13, 2020
Out On Screen
Apr. 13, 2020
The Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society is a registered charity and professional queer arts organization dedicated to celebrating queer lives through film, education and dialogue.
Our vision: An equitable society where gender and sexual diversity thrives
Our team: committed staff, engaged board, and invested members who care deeply about film, art, and making significant, positive impacts in diverse local and global queer and trans communities.
Fun and celebration
Respect and equitable inclusion
Intersectionality, anti-oppression & social justice
Currently we deliver on our mission with two core programs:
The annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second largest film festival in Vancouver, BC, showcasing cutting-edge films from throughout BC, across Canada, and around the world alongside discussion panels, artist Q&As, multidisciplinary performances, parties and more.
Impact: A dynamic showcase of emerging and accomplished queer cinema that pushes artistic boundaries and fosters a sense of belonging, affirmation and connection with other community members and to social movements.
Out In Schools facilitators use LGBT2Q+ films in schools and communities throughout BC to combat homophobia and transphobia, making schools safer and more inclusive for all students.
Impact: Innovative and compelling educational experiences that deepen students’ intersectional knowledge and promote inclusive behavior.
The Community Outreach and Events Coordinator works under the supervision of the Marketing Manager and is responsible for shaping the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s (VQFF) presence at community events and developing community partnerships to drive engagement with the festival.
This is a youth placement position. Candidates must meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories – the Community Outreach & Events Coordinator is a 16 week full-time (37.5 hours per week) contract position, running from May 11 to August 29, 2020. This position pays $20.17 per hour.
Due to the on-going nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the details of this job posting may change or shift as necessary.
Outreach: Act as ambassador in the community, seek our partnerships and coordinate presence at Pride/LGBT2Q+ and local community events, highlighting our focus on films for youth (2/3 of screenings), films with ASL-interpretation or subtitles for the Deaf community ( 1/3 of screenings) and annual film spotlights series aimed at diverse communities from Black, Indigenous, people of colour, refugees, and immigrants. Working with the Marketing Manager to coordinate the distribution of marketing materials (posters, etc.) and VQFF film guides.
Community Partnerships: Build partnerships with local community organizations for the purposes of mutually reciprocal relationships such as film pairings and cross promotion.
Collaboration: Attending and participating at bi-weekly festival meetings. Creating a strategy and work plan for community events that is shared with and involves other team members. Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline. Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity.
Festival: Coordinate festival events focused on community and social engagement and participation, including performances and parties. This position will work in collaboration with the Artistic Director and programming team to execute two of VQFF’s largest events: The Opening Gala Party and Closing Gala Party. This includes logistical tasks associated with events planning as well as programming duties and liaising with performing artists. Serve as a key Festival staff person and ambassador of Out On Screen to our community.
Post-Festival: Produce a final report with your experiences and recommendations for the future.
Eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program as outlined above
Outgoing; exceptional interpersonal communication skills
Organized self-starter with an eye for detail
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment- Involved in or committed to film or arts presentation and queer communities
A natural story-teller who embodies the values of our team and organization
How to Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume (or an equivalent of these), in either PDF or Word format, to email@example.com – closing date: April 13, 2020 at 4PM PST. Please indicate “COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EVENTS COORDINATOR – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age, and abilities are encouraged to apply.
We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.
$20.17 per hour
Contact Name: Stephanie Goodwin
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (604) 844-1615
- Address 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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