Job Posting: WIFT-T Project Coordinator

Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is now accepting applications for Project Coordinator, an eight-month contract position created to assist with the update and delivery of their 2011 industry research report. Deadline: March 16, 2011 at 5pm EDT.

Founded in 1984, WIFT-T supports women in all areas of screen-based media and aims to advance the careers of women nationally and internationally so they can become significant decision-makers in the industry.

Nature and Scope of Position:
The successful candidate will update the WIFT-T commissioned study on employment trends in Canada’s screen-based media industry, Frame Work: Employment in Canadian Screen-Based Media – A National Profile. The Project Coordinator will assist in updating this study to reflect recent technological, structural and regulatory shifts as well as general administrative duties. The successful applicant will work full-time, five days per week from the WIFT-T office. Occassional early morning, evening and weekend hours are required. The applicant must be available to attend the WIFT-T International Women in Digital Media Summit in Stratford, Ontario on October 23-25, 2011.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
-Liaise with various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of materials, including coordinating Advisory Committee meetings
-Take formal minutes on Advisory Committee conference calls and other meetings associated with the Industry Study
-Organize and oversee all administrative procedures related to the Industry Study
-Assist consulting firms in making necessary connections with our membership and industry partners and stakeholders
-Provide on-site support and coordinate potential speakers for the presentation of the study at the International Women in Digital Media Summit (October 23-25, 2011)
-Work closely with Communications Officer on the distribution and dissemination of the results of the Industry Study

Qualifications:
-Undergraduate degree with demonstrated interest or experience with cultural/arts-based policy, research, film, television and digital work
-At least 3 years of administrative experience
-Experience working with research consultants is an asset
-Knowledge of the Canadian film and television industry, including key organizations and emerging digital practices
-Organizational skills
-Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
-Bilingualism is an asset (French / English)

Applications are due Wednesday, March 16 at 5pm EDT. The contract term is April 11 – December 31, 2011. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references as attachments to jobs@wift.com to the attention of the Hiring Committee. Click here for the online posting.