About the Position
This position is funded by a program operated by Miziwie Biik. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must be:
- Registered or eligible to register at Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
- Must be First Nation, Inuit or Metis
- Must reside within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
To register with an employment specialist with Miziwie Biik, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an entry-level position, meaning you don’t need job experience to apply.
The Toronto Queer Film Festival was launched in 2016 in response to an urgent need for exhibition space for work by, and about marginalized queer and trans people.
TQFF serves the 2SLGBTQ+ community through five primary mandates:
1) By exhibiting queer independent and experimental film/video art;
2) By supporting the production of alternative queer film and video art through community-based arts education;
3) By fostering community development and engagement through making our programming accessible to all;
4) By decolonizing artistic and curatorial practices and advocating for decolonizing queer art and activism;
5) By programming work made by and for queer and trans Indigenous people, people of colour, and people living with disabilities.
TQFF distinguishes itself from other Toronto cultural events that serve the 2SLGBTQ+ community by focusing on art that challenges and expands social, political, and artistic conventions. Our curatorial mandate is to centre the programming of work by and about queer and trans people of colour, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities, as well as the work of local artists, low-income, DIY filmmakers, and emerging artists.
Our goal is community building: creating space for queer and trans filmmakers and audiences to come together in the spirit of art and activism.
Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the communications coordinator will be in charge of co-developing our existing social media, publicity and web assets and overall web presence and synergy across portals.
For the upcoming TQFF 2022 Festival and Symposium, the key role of the communications is to ensure timely delivery and development of our festival/symposium social media, public relations outreach, and communications marketing campaigns and deliverables.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
- Synergize and develop a publicity and promotion plan for TQFF’s various programs, including the annual festival
- Write and circulate press releases promoting upcoming events, including reaching out to publications to write reviews of TQFF films and the annual festival
- Research and place effective advertisements online and off to promote TQFF programming
- Manage and produce content for TQFF’s social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
- Work with the Director of Communications to release and promote TQFF videos and other visual documentation of TQFF programming
- Monitor news and social media to identify emerging issues and discussions that
TQFF should be aware of and/or contributing too
- Delivering day-to-day community management on TQFFs social media channels
- Reporting on performance of social posts and channels to inform long term planning strategies
- Background in Media / Communications / Public relations / Journalism / Marketing, demonstrated through education, experience, or some combination of both
- Willingness to learn new skill sets on the job
- Basic understanding of social media portals, how to leverage best of social media strategies, a high aptitude and inclination for analytics and social media and digital monitoring
- Experience with popular CMS such as WordPress is an asset
- Experience with Google ads is an asset
- Passion for design, social media marketing and a desire to develop new bold ideas.
The Communications Coordinator will be paid $22/hour.
Hours/length of contract:
One year contract, full time (35 hrs/week).
All staff at TQFF work remotely from home.
The Lead Programmer, Jess Murwin, is indigenous (Mi’kmaw) and TQFF works with organizations like the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, Miziwe Biik and others to create strong bonds with the larger Indigenous community in Tkaronto and beyond.
This position includes occasional nighttime or extended hours during scheduled events, such as the annual festival and year-round screenings.
COVID-19 info: TQFF operates remotely and will not be holding any in-person activities or events until the pandemic is no longer a public health risk and it is demonstrably safe to meet indoors again. As many on our team are disabled and/or immunocompromised, our standards for reopening and operating again in public will be stringent, and all procedures will be adopted by staff consensus.
TQFF is an equal-opportunity employer. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and additional support for staff with disabilities is available.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest outlining their relevant experience and why they are interested in this position. Applicants must also fill out the Miziwie Biik employment form and submit a resume for the Miziwie Biik application process. Please submit all materials by October 12th, 2021 5 PM EST to email@example.com, as well as any requests for accommodation during the hiring process.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.