Part-Time @Toronto International Film Festival in Creative Arts/Heritage
  • Post Date : March 13, 2023
  • Apply Before : March 24, 2023
  • Salary: $17.00 - $17.00 / Hourly
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  • Job ID 22535

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Film Reference Library

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:


Assist the Librarian or Library Assistant with delivery of high quality in-person and virtual reference services to staff and external patrons, including high school students, TIFF members, and graduate students, etc. 

Provide additional administrative and technical support to maintain the library collection, including data-entry in MIMSY XG, creating cataloguing excel spreadsheets, maintenance of collection through shelf-reading, shifting material, and weeding, and other collections and reference duties as assigned. 


  • Greets library patrons and is part of the front-line of reference services
  • Provides in-person and virtual reference services for external and internal patrons
  • Retrieves and shelves library materials.
  • Tracks daily statistics on technical and user services.
  • Assists with maintenance of the collection through shelf-reading, shifting materials and processing selected incoming materials.
  • Catalogs new items and updates records in the library database, and creates spreadsheets to assist with collection maintenance.


  • $17/hourly


  • April 1st until December 31st 2023


  • Some customer service experience required
  • Previous experience working in a library as a page or clerk preferred.
  • Strong interest in cinema
  • Completion of a Library Technician Diploma or Masters degree in Library or Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent; or, currently completing a relevant MLIS professional programme, or equivalent training and experience an asset.
  • Technologically proficient; skilled in data entry. Database experience an asset. 
  • Exemplary telephone and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Must be customer focus 
  • Requires attention to detail 
  • Time Management and organization an asset
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and the occasional weekend (ie: Doors Open Toronto)
  • Available 9-5 Thursday, Friday, 
  • Occasional weekend events such as Doors Open Toronto.


  • 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 March 24, 2023). 


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

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 We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.

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