Employment Opportunities

We’re Hiring!

We have two positions open right now. Please read the following for application information and deadlines.

Assistant Festival Director

Application deadline: June 22nd, 2015
Start Date: TBD

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, our Assistant Festival Director will provide administrative and bookkeeping support to the Executive Director, and oversee the coordination of the Festival’s Opening and Closing Night Galas. Please note that this position relies on funding from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Applicants must be presently unemployed or under-employed.

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 Hospitality Coordinator

– Print traffic coordination: organize and handle film submissions and screening copies of films

– 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 help: assist with grant writing and collection of support materials

– Board meeting coordination and reporting: arrange regular Board meetings, take minutes, and prepare notes

– Logistics scheduling and other data management: create forms, memos, informational paperwork and compile detailed informational spreadsheets on screening information and Festival staff organization


– Must have experience working with accounting software, and experience preparing financial statements and cashflow reports

– Must have experience in event management and working within budgetary limitations

– Must be a friendly, confident, and effective communicator, both verbally and written

– Must be organized and detail-oriented

– Must have extensive experience with Microsoft Excel and other database systems

– Must have extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Google Docs

– Must have related training in from a college diploma or university degree, or have equivalent experience in a comparable position

– Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends during peak Festival activity time

– Experience working in film, for film festivals, or for feminist organizations an asset

– Leadership experience is also an asset

People of all genders are encouraged to apply.

Email applications to sarah@womensfilmfestival.com.


Student position – Archival Assistant

Date posted: June 9th, 2015

Application deadline: June 30th, 2015

Contract duration: 7 weeks

Start date: July 13th

Organization Information

At 26 years old, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is one of the longest-running women’s film festivals in the world. We support women in film and television in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world with our annual five-day Film Festival and Film Industry Forum; our annual Scene & Heard Film Industry Conference; our year-round FRAMED Film Education Series; our cross-provincial Films On The Go tour; our one-off screenings; and our new SHIFT Documentary Series.

Job Description

We have 25 years worth of films to celebrate, and we’re looking for an Archival Assistant to help us! Working with the Executive Director and Communications Coordinator, the Archival Assistant will create an archive of past Festival programs on our website.

Our Archival Assistant is also invited to write for our blog and help out with other Festival projects over the summer.


This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must have been full-time students in the Winter 2014 – 2015 semester, and be heading back into full-time studies this Fall.

The ideal candidate for this position is friendly, flexible, motivated and independent, with an interest in writing, film and women’s issues. Knowledge of WordPress and basic HTML is required.

People of all genders are encouraged to apply.

Email applications to sarah@womensfilmfestival.com.