Women’s Film Festival Hiring

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is seeking to fill the following positions for its upcoming film festival – October 18-22, 2011. Candidates must be EI eligible. Please email your resume to info@womensfilmfestival.com.

FILM FORUM COORDINATOR: September 12, 2011 – November 4, 2011 (8 weeks) Salary: $3,744

Responsible for the coordination, implementation and promotion of the Film Forum – a series of film industry workshops, seminars and panel discussions that takes place in conjunction with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. Activities include:
- Assist the Director with Film Forum design, content, scheduling and final reporting
- Coordinate, market and promote the Film Forum workshop series (in cooperation with Marketing and Publicity Coordinator)
- Arrange one-on-one meetings between filmmakers and industry representatives
- Coordinate/create networking opportunities for Film Forum delegates and local industry
- Secure venues and equipment for workshops (in conjunction with the Event Coordinator)
- Work closely with the Event Coordinator and Technical Director to ensure that all Film Forum venue preparations are completed in a timely and efficient manner;
- Work closely with the Hospitality Coordinator to ensure that Film Forum delegates and attendees’ needs are met

VOLUNTEERS COORDINATOR: September 12, 2011 – October 28, 2011 (7 weeks) Salary: $3,276

Responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers for the 22nd annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. Activities include:
- Recruit volunteers through public service announcements
- Work with Festival staff to determine volunteer scheduling requirements
- Update/improve volunteer handbook for the Festival
- Train volunteers (rules, regulations, protocol, etc.); set up two meetings
- Coordination/scheduling of volunteers before, during and after the event
- Design and coordinate volunteer t-shirts
- Make sure volunteers’ needs are met
- Organize a post-event party to celebrate the efforts of volunteer staff

SPONSOR / PUBLICITY COORDINATOR: September 12, 2011 – November 4, 2011 (8 weeks) Salary: $3,744

Responsible for the development and implementation of an “offline” or print media and marketing plan that will enhance the event through the disbursement of information and high-quality promotional materials. The Coordinator will also be responsible for publicity and sponsor relations before, during and after the event, liaising between filmmakers, film industry players and members of the media, as well as sponsor relations and benefits. Activities include:
- Implement an offline, or print, marketing and publicity plan with associated budget, advertising targets, objectives (ie. attract media, enhance festival, increase attendance, etc.)
- Compile media/publicity packages for press, advertisers and sponsors
- Supervise required personnel
- Coordinate press conference, other activities to generate media interest before, during and after festival
- Arrange interviews/publicity for filmmakers and delegates
- Coordinate distribution of marketing materials
- Evaluate marketing and publicity operations and prepare report/recommendations for Festival Director
- Ensuring all sponsorship requirements are met (including signage, advertising, other benefits)

GUEST / HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR: September 12, 2011 – November 4, 2011 (8 weeks) Salary: $3,744

Responsible for coordinating travel, accommodations and activities for visiting filmmakers, sponsors and industry delegates. The Coordinator is also responsible for guest relations including travel and accommodations. Activities include:
- Coordinate guest services for Festival and Film Forum delegates and visiting filmmakers, including delegate packages
- Coordinate accommodations and travel arrangements for Festival and Film Forum delegates and visiting filmmakers
- Compile comprehensive delegates list for Festival Director
- Ensure appropriate signage is used at Festival and Film Forum venues

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