Employment Opportunities: TIFF, Trinity Square Video, LIFT

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Trinity Square Video (TSV)

Trinity Square Video is looking for a dynamic Programming Director to envision, lead and manage the implementation of programming at TSV, one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres dedicated to the creation, exhibition and educational possibilities of Video Art.

Trinity Square Video’s Programming Director is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the vision and focus of the organization through exhibition initiatives both on site and off. The Programming Director plays a leading role in creating a programming vision for the centre and has a strong and demonstrated background in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of Video Art and gallery installation. The Programming Director ensures that the programming reflects the values of the organization.

The Programming Director is responsible for selecting and working with artists in TSV Gallery’s exhibitions, the Themed Commission Program, Master Classes, Artist Talks and Panels with the support of the Programming Committee. TSV’s scope in the arts community and public is enhanced by the Programming Director’s ability to connect to other arts organizations to build TSV’s audience. Dedicated to creating skilled artists, TSV offers workshops throughout the year which the Programming Director will take a lead role in developing.

Trinity Square Video is a not-for-profit centre that provides artists and community organizations with video production/post-production support and services at accessible rates. Here since 1971, TSV is committed to providing a broad spectrum of services related to video: workshops, screenings, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies festival sponsorships and community partnerships.


  • A Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited university program or the equivalent combination of arts education and experience and formal training in arts/cultural management.
  • Proficiency in technologies needed for Video production/installation (Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere).
  • Curatorial experience.
  • Writing skills.
  • Exhibition installing experience.
  • Familiarity with Canadian art scene, particularly Video Art.
  • Experience in design software: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • French and/or other languages an asset.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with public and staff and to represent Trinity as a dynamic resource to the community.

TSV opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 to 6pm. Meetings, events and duties outside gallery hours contribute to a work week of 28 hours.

Renewable, 10-month contract + health and dental benefits.
Trinity Square Video is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from qualified individuals who reflect Toronto’s diversity. TSV thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter and resume along with the names of three references to roy@trinitysquarevideo.comwith “Hiring Committee re: Programming Director in the subject line.

Applications can also be dropped off or mailed to

Trinity Square Video – HIRING COMMITTEE

401 Richmond St. West, Suite 376
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

DEADLINE: June 15, 2013, 5PM.



Employment Opportunity

$13.50 per hour
30 hours / 6 week contract
July 8 to August 16, 2013

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally.

LIFT requires a highly organized film and digital video technician to join the LIFT staff and to work in cooperation with members. The summer technical assistant will work directly with our current technical coordinators on all aspects of LIFT’s equipment maintenance, rentals, expendable sales and supporting access to and understanding of the resources available at the centre.


  • Maintenance and administration of film and video production equipment and post-production facilities
  • Preparation of Regular 8, Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film and HD video camera packages, lighting and grip, location sound, exhibition equipment and other equipment for rental by LIFT members
  • Assisting with the coordination of equipment for LIFT workshops and courses
  • Arranging orientations for LIFT members who wish to rent equipment and facilities
  • Technical Support for digital and traditional film production and editing equipment

This position requires the ability to multitask and take on multiple responsibilities. LIFT has a very small number of staff providing services to over 500 members, visiting artists and artists in residence. LIFT staff may be called upon to assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operations.

The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Macintosh platform
  • Fluency in digital post-production software for video such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, ProTools, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, etc.
  • Knowledge of database software (Filemaker Pro)
  • Excellent knowledge of motion picture production requirements in all department
  • Knowledge of: Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and HD cameras; knowledge of production lighting and grip gear; experience working with and understanding of projection equipment for Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and video
  • Knowledge of Oxberry Animation Cameras; Optical Printers; flatbed editing equipment; darkroom processes
  • Experience working with interactive platforms such as Pure Data, MAX/MSP and Arduino is also an asset


  • Between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • A full-time student in the previous academic year and returning to school full-time in the next academic year
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
  • Does not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)

If you wish to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter (including 2 references) to liftjobs@lift.on.ca as a word document or pdf attachment. Please indicate Technical Assistant – June 2013 in the subject line.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5:00PM

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LIFT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all its forms.

This opportunity with LIFT is made possible through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.