Employment Opportunities

We’re Hiring!

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival are now hiring two full-time, 52-week contracts for the role of Executive Assistant and Industry Liaison.

Please read the following for more details. People of all genders are welcome to apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a cover letter and CV in person to the Festival Office or via email to Jenn Brown, Executive Director at: jenn@womensfilmfestival.com. Applications must be received by 5pm, November 15, 2016.

Thank you in advance to all applicants.


Executive Assistant

Date Posted: November 8, 2016
Application Deadline: November 15, 2016 (5pm)
Start Date: December 1, 2016

Reporting to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Executive Assistant will provide administrative and bookkeeping support to the Executive Director, and assist in the production coordination of the Festival’s Opening and Closing Events, amongst other Festival events. This is a full-time, 52-week contract with optional health and dental benefits. This position is funded in part by JCP and certain conditions apply. Read details at the link below.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

– Bookkeeping duties: these include liaising with the Festival Bookkeeper and preparing monthly financial and cashflow statements for the Board of Directors
– Event management: oversee the Festival’s Opening and Closing Night Galas with assistance from the Festival’s staff
– Assist the Communications & Submissions Coordinator with print traffic coordination and handling film submissions and payments
– Film solicitation: contact directors, distributors and producers and coordinate screening fees and contracts
– Selection committee support: research submitted and/or solicited films, manage film selection database and library of submitted films in DVD and through Withoutabox
– Fundraising: assist with grant writing and collection of support materials
– Board meeting coordination and reporting: arrange regular Board meetings, take minutes, and prepare notes
– Program Coordination: oversee the Festival’s annual Films On The Go film tour
– Logistics scheduling and other data management: create forms, memos, informational paperwork and compile detailed informational spreadsheets on screening information and Festival staff organization
-Work with film festivals to organize co-screenings of films across Canada, as needed

Read the complete Executive Assistant Job Details and Eligibility


Industry Liaison

Date Posted: November 8, 2016
Application Deadline: November 15, 2016 (5pm)
Start Date: December 1, 2016

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Industry Liaison will research, plan and organize all of the Festival’s industry events, including the annual [Interactive] Film Industry Forum, the annual Scene & Heard Film Industry Conference, or other master classes and events. The Industry Liaison is the Festival’s contact person for industry development and, as such, they are required to maintain an up to date knowledge of the local film, television and interactive industry. This is a full-time, 52-week position with possibility of renewal and optional health and dental benefits.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

– Maintaining relationships with key members of the local film and television industry and assessing the professional development and networking needs therein
– Researching potential guests, speakers, and workshop leaders for the Festival’s industry events
– Writing funding applications for the Festival’s industry events, with the help of the Executive Director
– Developing budgets for industry events, with the help of the Executive Director
– Booking flights, accommodation, and travel arrangements for industry event delegates within budget constraints
– Booking venues, technical equipment, and catering for industry events within budget constraints
-Managing the FRAMED film education series
– Updating the website and assisting with industry event marketing and communications, including newsletters
– Writing final reports on industry events for funders and sponsors
– Researching funding and partnership opportunities to expand the Festival’s industry-related events and programs
-Maintaining a current knowledge of Canadian films in the Festival circuit directed by women

Read the complete Industry Liaison Job Description and Eligibility