Monday, August 11, 2008

Job posting, Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Job Title: Festival Coordinator
Terms:Approximately 25 hours/week for 30 weeks (possibility of extension and renewal)
Closing Date: August 20, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Salary: $11,000 + bonus structure for sponsorships

Reporting to the Festival Director and working in partnership with staff, interns, volunteers and board members, the Festival Coordinator will be the primary public contact for the festival and provide administrative, business and sales support to:
• Research, cultivate and negotiate new cash and in-kind sponsorships and renew existing sponsors
• Invite and secure attendance of film industry guests, arrange travel and accommodation
• Manage hospitality suite and guest relations throughout festival
• Assist with recruitment, coordination and management of volunteers and interns
• Assist with promotion, marketing and community outreach
• Author reports and correspondence, create and maintain databases and records

• Degree or diploma in communications, marketing or liberal arts
• Minimum 2 years' experience in special event planning, project management, marketing or fundraising; successful fundraising experience a strong asset
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Superior organizational abilities, capable of meeting tight deadlines for multiple and competing priorities
• Ability to work independently without regular supervision
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
This is a work from home position. The successful candidate must have home access to a computer with high speed internet, a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. Position requires regular availability during business hours.
The successful candidate will be expected to work all five days of the 2009 Kingston Canadian Film Festival.
Position is dependent on securing the necessary funding.
Please apply by email only with cover letter and résumé to:
No phone calls please


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