Continuing Volunteer Opportunity: TIFF

TIFF‘s Sponsorship Department is looking for a Prospect Research Volunteer to assist with the upcoming RAJ KAPOOR EXHIBITION. Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until a qualified applicant is selected, please apply ASAP.

A Continuing Volunteer is a volunteer with an interest in making a substantial contribution of time and skills to the organization. The volunteer will have an ongoing relationship with a particular department, volunteering on a regular basis for no more than 20 hours per week for an indefinite or a defined period of time. Continuing volunteers are selected on the basis of their availability, skill set and volunteer history with TIFF.

SPONSORSHIP DEPARTMENT
Prospect Research Volunteer: Raj Kapoor Exhibition
Term: This volunteer position is to begin in January or February 2011 and continue for at least eight weeks, but not to exceed twelve weeks.
Dates: One to two days per week (Mon-Fri only, no weekends), dependant on the availability of
volunteer.
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm all dates
Duties: Reporting to Sponsorship department staff, the Prospect Research Volunteer: Raj Kapoor Exhibition will assist with tasks associated with identifying major businesses in the Asian Indian community that may be interested in potentially partnering with TIFF to launch an exhibition related to the work of actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema Ranbirraj “Raj” Kapoor.
Specific duties may include sourcing information about potential organizations and businesses to approach as well as working with Sponsorship department staff to make initial phone or email contact.

Required Skills:
• Excellent organization skills
• Keen attention to detail, especially for names and for formatting
• Pleasant and friendly phone manner
• Knowledge or familiarity with TIFF programming and/or familiarity with the work of actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema Ranbirraj “Raj” Kapoor
• Experience or interest in researching/working with Ontario’s Asian Indian community
Rewards: Two Volunteer Reward Vouchers (Which, coincidentally, bear the image of Raj Kapoor!)
per shift, plus valuable working experience in the TIFF Sponsorship department. This position is ideal for anyone interested in and arts administration, sponsorship, cultural research and community outreach.

How To Apply: If you are available and interested in this continuing volunteer position, please email volunteers@tiff.net with ATTN: SPONSORSHIP VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until a qualified applicant is selected, please apply ASAP
*Please submit a cover letter outlining your availability for the position, previous experience with TIFF or similar organizations and any relevant professional experience along with your resumé in Word, RTF or PDF format.