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 VQFF Program Coordinator works with the Artistic Director to ensure all ensure the day-to-day activities that are the responsibility of the Film Festival programming office, such as film acquisition and shipping, program design and printing, and artist and guest relations.
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 VQFF Program 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.
Programming: Assists the Artistic Director (AD) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of selected programs and services; Manage submissions intake, maintain film submissions and assist in solicitation of promotional materials; Write and edit film synopses; Coordinate festival community partner tickets; Coordinate shipping and receiving of all festival films; Arrange A/V equipment and logistics; Coordinates Festival venues; Coordinates all aspects of Film Classification requests and approvals; Assist with online Festival film trailers, as needed.
Artists Liaison & Guest Relations: Coordinate and compile all festival artist biographical and travel profiles; Coordinate Artists’ Festival Passes and the VIP Artists’ mail-out; coordinates artist hospitality and travel; Coordinate festival accreditation for film industry professionals; Assists with local artists’ experiences during the festival.
Communications: Coordinate film dubs for media outlets, as needed; Maintain an up to date Bookings doc with film information for festival staff; Update film, artists and special programming information; Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline; keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity.
Accessibility: Coordinate venue accessibility audits and ensure they are available to view by the public. https://queerfilmfestival.ca/venues-accessibility/
Collaboration: Attending and participating at bi-weekly festival meetings.
Post-Festival: produce a final report.
Eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program
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 cover letter and resume (or an equivalent of these), in either PDF or Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org – closing date: April 13, 2020 at 4PM PST. Please indicate “VQFF PROGRAM 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: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (604) 844-1615
- Address 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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