Thanks for your interest in working with Out On Screen and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Throughout the year we post for talented, passionate, organized movers and shakers needed to join our team. Check out available positions and their respective requirements and application deadlines in the listings below.

About the Position

  • Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Festival Programming Coordinator position is an 18-week full-time contract position, May 8 to September 8, 2017, assisting the Artistic Director in the day-to-day activities that are the responsibility of Programming, including Film Festival, and all other year-round programming, supporting development, implementation, and evaluation of selected programs and services.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:

Reports directly to the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities of the Festival Programming Coordinator include:

Programming:

  • Assists the Artistic Director (AD) in the day-to-day activities that are the responsibility of Programming, including VQFF and all other year-round programming, supporting 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 for the festival guide and website
  • Coordinate festival community partner tickets and programming under the supervision of the AD
  • Coordinate shipping and receiving of all festival films
  • Arrange A/V equipment and logistics for panel discussions and workshops films
  • Coordinates Festival venues, in collaboration with AD
  • Coordinates all aspects of Film Classification requests and approvals
  • Assist with online Festival film trailers, as needed
  • Leads Festival venue accessibility audits

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 on Festival website in collaboration with Communications Officer

General Duties:

  • Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
  • Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
  • Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity
  • Assist in coordinating Programming Team, under the supervision of the AD
  • View film submissions only as assigned (not to deter from other duties)

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Experience with film/arts festival a plus
  • Sense of humour a must

Employment terms:

  • Seasonal position with dates May 8 to September 8
  • Full-time based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Compensation of a gross annual salary of $39,312 per annum

To Apply:

Please indicate “Festival Programming Coordinator – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Please submit a resume and outline your experience and connection with our mission in a cover letter. Email, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.comclosing date: rolling intake until April 7, 2017 (apply early as we will consider applications at the time we receive them)

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, 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.

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Community Events Coordinator position is a 16-week full-time contract position, May 8 to August 25, 2017, assisting the Artistic Director with shaping VQFF’s presence at community events and developing community partnerships to drive engagement with the festival.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:

Reports directly to the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities of the Community Events Coordinator include:

Outreach:

  • Act as ambassador in the community, coordinate and lead presence at Pride/LGBT2Q+ and local community events (especially Canada 150 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 indigenous, new migrants and visible minorities
  • Coordinate Festival guide and print marketing distribution throughout Metro Vancouver in accordance with the Festival marketing and distribution plan.

Collaboration:

  • Creating a strategy and work plan for community events that is shared with and involves other team members

Festival:

  • Organize and coordinate festival events focused on community and social engagement and participation, including performance
  • Coordinate all logistics for receptions and post-film parties including (Opening Gala Party, Centrepiece Gala Party, Closing Gala Party + Procession)
  • Work with the Artistic Director to program an exciting array of performing artists to activate spaces and create lively, interactive special events and parties; Ensure clear communications/expectations in scheduling and booking artists and service providers
  • Assist in soliciting select in-kind sponsorships to ensure parties needs are met
  • Ensure all Hospitality and Event sponsor recognition needs are met at all events; liaise with Director of Development to solicit and steward key sponsors

Post-Festival:

  • Produce a final report

General Duties:

  • Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
  • Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
  • Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity

Qualifications:

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (aged 15-30, full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school full-time in the next academic year)
  • 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
  • Experience in event coordination and/or team leadership
  • Sense of humour a must
  • Must have valid BC driver’s license (and access to own vehicle is a definite plus).

Mileage is reimbursed

Employment terms:

  • Seasonal position with dates May 8 to August 25
  • Full-time based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Compensation of $20.16 per hour plus vacation

To Apply:

Please indicate “Community Events Coordinator – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Please submit a resume and outline your experience and connection with our mission in a cover letter. Email, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.comclosing date: rolling intake until April 7, 2017 (apply early as we will consider applications at the time we receive them)

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, 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

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Volunteer Coordinator position is a 12-week full-time contract position, June 5 to August 25, 2017, that is responsible for recruiting and managing our fabulous team of VQFF volunteers, including folks who are trans and gender non-conforming, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous people, newcomers to Canada, international students, and allies.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:

Reports directly to the Operations & HR Coordinator.

Responsibilities of the Volunteer Coordinator include:

Coordination:

  • Recruit, train, coordinate, supervise, and support 250+ LGBT2Q+ & allied volunteers under the supervision of the Operations & HR Coordinator. Recruitment will include outreach to diverse network of Community Partners including ESL schools, and outreach at community events

Training:

  • Conducting volunteer orientation sessions, ensure volunteers are trained on relevant community event and Festival duties (including front of house and customer service), community service, accessibility practices, and sexual orientation and gender identity

Scheduling:

  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and filling online volunteer database schedule based on an assessment of the organization’s needs. Ensure Accessibility Volunteers scheduled for each screening

Collaboration:

  • Creating a strategy and work plan that is shared with and includes other team members
  • Support the distribution of Festival materials

Festival:

  • Assisting Front of House team and at parties and events, supervising and managing volunteers
  • Foster a fun and organized environment that enhances the festival experience

Post-Festival:

  • Hosting volunteer appreciation event, produce a final report

General Duties:

  • Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
  • Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
  • Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity
  • Communicate regularly with the entire Festival team, ensuring all are apprised of on-going tasks

Qualifications:

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (aged 15-30, full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school full-time in the next academic year)
  • 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
  • Experience in event coordination and/or team leadership
  • Sense of humour a must
  • Must have valid BC driver’s license (and access to own vehicle is a definite plus).

Mileage is reimbursed

Employment terms:

  • Seasonal position with dates June 5 to August 25
  • Full-time based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Compensation of $20.16 per hour plus vacation

To Apply:

Please indicate “Volunteer Coordinator– YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Please submit a resume and outline your experience and connection with our mission in a cover letter. Email, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.comclosing date: rolling intake until May 5, 2017 (apply early as we will consider applications at the time we receive them)

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, 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.

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Community Box Office Assistant position is a 10-week part-time (0.8 FTE) contract position, June 19 to August 25, 2017, that works with the Box Office Coordinator to ensure all ticketing for the festival works smoothly and efficiently with a focus on community tickets and partners and accessible ticketing.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:

Reports directly to the Operations & HR Coordinator.

Responsibilities of the Community Box Office Assistant (Box Office Assistant) include:

Ticketing:

  • Support the Box Office Coordinator with all box office tasks including tracking tickets and passes, fulfilling comp ticket requests, compile Will Call lists, assist with preparation of daily box office forms and reports, handle ticketing queries from the public

Community Ticketing & Partners:

  • Work with our Community Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator to increase accessibility and to fulfill our commitment to free tickets to LGBTQ and local community groups

Accessibility:

  • Oversee our honour-based discounted tickets aimed at youth, seniors and the underemployed including our recent Youth 6-pack initiative. Assist patrons without internet access to purchase tickets

Community Events:

  • Fulfill ticketing requests for sale at local community events, train outreach team on ticketing processes

Festival:

  • Assist with front-of-house duties during the Festival

Post-Festival:

  • Produce a final report

General Duties:

  • Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
  • Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
  • Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity
  • Communicate regularly with the entire Festival team, ensuring all are apprised of on-going tasks

Qualifications:

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (aged 15-30, full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school full-time in the next academic year)
  • 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
  • Experience with ticketing systems and box office a major asset

Employment terms:

  • Seasonal position with dates June 19 to August 25
  • Part-Time (0.8FTE) based on 30 hours per week
  • Compensation of $20.16 per hour plus vacation

To Apply:

Please indicate “Community Box Office Assistant” in the subject line.

Please submit a resume and outline your experience and connection with our mission in a cover letter. Email, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.comclosing date: rolling intake until May 19, 2017 (apply early as we will consider applications at the time we receive them)

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, 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.

About the Position

Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – The Artist Liaison & Guest Relations Coordinator is an 8-week full-time contract position, July 3 to August 25, 2017,  that works with the Festival Programming Coordinator under the direction of the Artistic Director and is responsible for artist travel and accommodation, artist and performer hospitality, panel and talk back coordination, ensuring an accessible Festival, Festival activity reporting, and supporting other team members with administration of film bookings.

Working with us, you will benefit from access to wellness and professional development funds, competitive vacation time, and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community.

Accountability:

Reports directly to the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities of the Artist Liaison & Guest Relations Coordinator include:

Artists Liaison & Guest Relations:

  • Coordinate and compile all festival artist biographical and travel profiles
  • Coordinate Artists’ Festival Passes and the VIP Artists’ mail-out
  • Hospitality Lead: Coordinate logistics for artists receptions, networking events and volunteers
  • Coordinate hospitality for visiting guests: assist with meet-and-greet receptions, activities and compile gift bags
  • Manage travel needs for visiting filmmakers; including rides to and from airport, hotel bookings, arranging billeting as required and helpful information for visitors to Vancouver
  • Coordinate festival accreditation for film industry professionals: send out invitations, confirm guests and assist with travel arrangements as necessary
  • Coordinate logistics and guests for panels and artist talkbacks

Reporting:

  • Document details of all performances and outreach presentations during the Festival that include artists
  • Document all presentation partners (community partners, educational institutions etc.)
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of all artists with detailed information about visiting artists and hospitality activities, including budgets
  • Generate and report out on statistics on artists involved with the Festival
  • Prepare final report

General Duties:

  • Update and fulfill the milestones set out in the central timeline
  • Attend bi-weekly Festival Staff Team meetings
  • Keep easily accessible records of all work to ensure organizational continuity
  • Communicate regularly with the entire Festival team, ensuring all are apprised of on-going tasks

Qualifications:

  • Meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility (aged 15-30, full-time student in previous academic year and intend to return to school full-time in the next academic year)
  • 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
  • Experience with film/arts festival a plus
  • Sense of humour a must

Employment terms:

  • Seasonal position with dates July 3 to August 25
  • Full-time based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Compensation of $20.16 per hour plus vacation

To Apply:

Please indicate “Artist Liaison & Guest Relations Coordinator – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Please submit a resume and outline your experience and connection with our mission in a cover letter. Email, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.comclosing date: rolling intake until June 2 (apply early as we will consider applications at the time we receive them)

Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous people, 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.