The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival, a small but growing festival that showcases films from young local artists in the city, is going into its 3rd year and is seeking four enthusiastic interns to be a part of the festival planning committee in the roles of Outreach Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator and Technical Coordinator. These positions allow for flexible scheduling and are perfect for students and fresh graduates! The positions may be applicable to those requiring an internship for course credit (inquire through email).
Application deadline is January 3rd, 2011. Those who are interested should email a cover letter and resume stating which position you’re applying for to Henry Wong, Festival Director at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.torontoyouthshorts.com.
- OUTREACH COORDINATOR: The festival is looking for someone with an academic background or experience in arts administration, communications or film studies to be our Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator will initiate contact with the local film and video community, soliciting festival participation via communication with university and college faculty and other community groups. The OC will assist the Festival Director in soliciting community partners and co-presenters. The OC will also sit as a member of the programming committee, reviewing all film submissions and assisting the committee in creating the festival lineup. The OC will be one of the primary creative forces behind the T-24 Project (a 24 hour film competition for youth). Previous experience in an outreach role for community projects and a strong knowledge of the arts and cultural sector as well as the post-secondary education system for the arts is a major an asset as is any knowledge and experience with film theory, criticism and production.
- MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: The festival is seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, who will work alongside the Festival Director in implementing the festival creative for the year, including but not limited to designing all marketing materials to be distributed in print and online. In addition to managing the online communication for the festival, the MCC will also be the primary contact for media and will assist the Festival Director in soliciting media participation at the festival. The MCC will also work with the Special Events Coordinator in organizing the festival launch event and will be one of the photo-documenters for the festival. Photoshop skills are a must and an education in marketing, communication studies or journalism plus a strong working knowledge of current social media applications an asset.
- SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR: The role of the Special Events Coordinator will be to manage all the planning and on-site operations of the festival awards ceremony gala and act as the primary contact for any hospitality/food and beverage related tasks during the festival. Previous experience in organizing and hosting community events, such as festival after parties are an asset. We are looking for a creative strong team player with a willingness to work in all aspects of hospitality as required. A good knowledge of the Toronto bar and restaurant scene will also be considered an asset.
- TECHNICAL COORDINATOR: The Technical Coordinator will act as the primary liaison for the festival to the festival screening venues and will be working with the Festival Director in digitizing and rendering of all screening and promotional video materials. During the festival itself, the TC will act as primary show-runner during screenings, managing all in-theatre aspects of the screenings, including ensuring the smooth functioning of screening materials. In addition, the TC will work with Outreach Coordinator in executing the T-24 Project (a 24-hour filmmaking competition for youth). Previous experience in working with audio visual equipment in a public event capacity as well as a working knowledge of and access to a non-linear video editing suite such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Sony Vegas is necessary.