Job Posting: Executive Director, Regent Park Film Festival

The Regent Park Film Festival is looking for an energetic person with strong administrative skills to fill the role of Executive Director. For the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to take a young ambitious film festival to its next stage of growth.  Application Due Date: April 15, 2011

Now in its 9th year, the Festival is an annual community-based event that serves Regent Park and its neighbouring communities. The Festival spans five days in early November where people attend screenings, installations, workshops and panel discussions. Films are produced locally, nationally and internationally and reflect inner-city themes such as immigration, dislocation, cultural identity and multicultural relationships. Admission is free of charge. During the year the Regent Park Film Festival organizes and mounts a number of community and school-based screenings, seminars for young filmmakers, and educational and volunteer programs. The Festival strives to provide Regent Park youth with opportunities to express their views and vision through film, enhance a sense of community among participants and contribute to the health and well being of the Regent Park community.


In collaboration with the Festival Manager, seasonal staff, volunteers and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director ensures the successful execution of the annual Festival and manages year-round programming by:

Developing and executing a work plan for the Festival

Applying for, and reporting on, grants from federal, provincial and municipal bodies

Planning and leading fundraising activities that support membership, sponsorship and foundation initiatives

Maintaining financial accountability by managing the festival budget and cash flow and reporting regularly to the Board of Directors

Representing the festival in the Regent Park community and the city’s cultural environment

Supervising staff, seasonal interns and volunteers

Developing, implementing and maintaining a profile for the Festival that reflects the mission, goals and values of the Festival.

Building relationships with community partners

Executing the Festival’s three-year strategic plan in collaboration with the Festival Manager and Board of Directors.

Enhancing the educational, outreach, and volunteers programs of the Festival

Working with the assistance of volunteers, develop and implement marketing, publicity and promotional initiatives for the Festival

Supporting the Chair of the Board of Directors by assisting with agendas and materials for Board meetings

Skills Required

Previous experience in the not-for-profit media arts sector, event coordination or film festivals

Demonstrated administrative strengths (high degree of organization, ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines)

Background in community work preferably with diverse and/or immigrant groups.

Familiarity with working in and with non-profit boards and board development initiatives

Grant writing and fundraising experience

Strong oral and written communication skills

Computer literacy (word processing, email, web, spreadsheets, accounting programs)

Experience in Regent Park an asset

Position: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Comparable to similar positions in the sector. Benefits. Schedule: Office hours Monday-Friday and some evenings and weekends. Reports to: Chair, Board of Directors

Closing Date: April 15, 2011

If you’re interested and believe that you’ve got what it takes to take the Festival forward, please email your resume and a letter of interest to Attn: Hiring Committee. Refer to Executive Director Position in your subject line.