Festival Programming Assistant

Closing on: Jun 21, 2024

Job Detail:

Company Name: Toronto International Film Festival
Job Role: Festival Programming Assistant Jobs in Canada
No. of Vacancies: 5
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary: CAD 28 – CAD 48/Hour, depend on your performance & experience
Job Type: Full-Time / Part-Time
Experience: 1–2 Years in related field
Nationality: Any
Benefits: As per Canadian labor Law
Country: Canada

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Job Description:

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is seeking a detail-oriented and passionate individual to join our team as a Festival Programming Assistant. The Festival Programming Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the programming team in the planning and execution of film screenings and events during the festival.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of film submissions, screenings, and schedules.
  • Communicate with filmmakers, distributors, and industry professionals regarding submissions and programming.
  • Assist with the selection and evaluation of films for inclusion in the festival program.
  • Coordinate logistics for screenings, including venue bookings, equipment setup, and technical requirements.
  • Provide administrative support to the programming team, including data entry, filing, and correspondence.
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of festival materials, such as program guides and schedules.
  • Attend screenings and events as needed to provide on-site support.
  • Assist with post-festival evaluations and reporting.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, arts administration, or related field.
  • Previous experience in film programming, festival management, or event coordination preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management.
  • Knowledge of the film industry and familiarity with film festivals.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Employee discounts on festival passes and merchandise.
  • Opportunities for networking and professional development.
  • Vibrant and creative work environment.


Joining Toronto International Film Festival as a Festival Programming Assistant offers a unique opportunity to be part of one of the world’s premier film festivals. If you are passionate about film and events, and possess strong organizational skills, we encourage you to apply for the Festival Programming Assistant position today.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to [email address] with the subject line “Festival Programming Assistant Application – [Your Name]”. Please include your contact information and availability for an interview.


Q: Is previous experience in film programming required?
A: Previous experience in film programming or event coordination is preferred, but not required. Passion for film and strong organizational skills are essential.

Q: What are the working hours during the festival?
A: Festival Programming Assistants may be required to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends, during the festival period.

Q: Are there opportunities for career advancement at Toronto International Film Festival?
A: Yes, TIFF offers opportunities for career development and advancement within the organization.

Toronto International Film Festival is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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