Contract @Toronto International Film Festival in Creative Arts/Heritage
  • Post Date : June 20, 2022
  • Apply Before : July 1, 2022
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Executive Office


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 Coordinator to the CEO, Executive Office, the Executive Office Festival Intern will work in a fast-paced environment, assisting with Festival preparation and execution, day-to- day office tasks and short-term projects. Applicants should have a specific interest in Arts Administration or Film. This internship is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate of an applicable degree or diploma programme.



Shall include but not be limited to: 

  • Provide support in administrative duties, including scheduling meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaise with different departments when building out the Festival schedule for the Executive team
  • Organize and print necessary materials for the Executive team during Festival presentations (e.g. intro cards, etc)
  • Assist with the management of Executive and Board chair schedules during Festival
  • Assist with building mailing list to send invitations and managing RSVPs for special events 
  • Assist with guest/VIP stakeholder relations and act as liaison for managing guests’ tickets during Festival
  • Assist with the maintaining and drafting of materials for the Board of Directors
  • Manage the Executive Office Festival critical path, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Create and manage Executive Office festival event grid and work collaboratively with different teams to confirm accuracy of logistics and information flow 
  • Assist with ticket orders from Executive Office patrons for Festival
  • Seat & greet TIFF Board Members & other guests at Festival venues if needed
  • Assist Executive Office staff in the stewardship of the Board of Directors, attending Board related functions as necessary
  • Creating research profiles
  • Attend internal meetings, as assigned



  • $ 15.90/Hourly



  • July 18, 2022 to September 30, 2022



  • Graduate of a post secondary or equivalent programme in arts or cultural management, or business / project management is preferred
  • Superior oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent judgment, in planning and ability to troubleshoot 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well individually and with a team
  • High computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, MailChimp)
  • Familiarity with TIFF and its activities
  • Strong research skills that may require lots of time spent on internet searches
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines



  • All applications must be submitted online through TIFF’s Career Centre.
  • Please upload your cover letter and resumé as one PDF, before the deadline FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022. 



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.

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