Out On Screen

For 28 years, Out On Screen has proudly showcased films that illuminate the transformative moments in the lives of queer people – telling stories of the journeys we have taken to find ourselves, each other and our place in the world. Every time we take a seat at the Festival, we are experiencing the difference we are making: creating social change through film, education and dialogue.

We are honoured to celebrate you and to celebrate with you the unique, strong and splendid Vancouver queer communities that make us who we are.

Out On Screen Vancouver, BC, Canada
Feb 09, 2018
Festival Manager | Vancouver, Downtown About the Position The Festival Manager occupies a key role during the lead up to and the Festival itself. They are responsible for ensuring appropriate overall project management of the Festival, training and coaching where needed for new staff, and supporting all staff in the fulfillment of their duties as the need arises. The position is located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Festival Manager is a management role in our team that is responsible for ensuring the 2018 Festival is a success from a staff transition and community experience perspective. Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories – the Festival Manager is a part-time contract position. The salary for this position is based on $42,000 per year full time, prorated to time worked and partial year of service. Out On Screen is a certified Living Wage Employer .   Accountability : The Festival Manager reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the Artistic Directors and Operations and HR Coordinator. The Festival Manager supervises the Marketing and Distribution Coordinator and the Public Events Coordinator.   Commitment : April-May 0.6 FTE – 3 days per week. June-July 0.8 FTE – 4 days per week August-September 1.0 FTE – 5 days per week, averaged over the term of the contract Additional hours as approved by Supervisor.   Job Description Overall, this role is to ensure that the Festival organizing and the Festival itself runs smoothly by having an experienced Manager on hand who can project manage the Festival, identify gaps, provide support to staff and volunteers. Ensure detailed project plans for each Festival area are created and shared with the team. Ensure a Festival timeline and overall project plan are created and shared with all staff. You don’t need to create them yourself, just ensure they are created and accurately reflect our goals. Organize and oversee Out On Screen’s 30th birthday party. Be responsible for implementing Festival logistics, such as creation of staff schedule, averaging agreements, Festival timeline, staff kits, food and vans during festival. Supervise the Marketing Coordinator and Public Events Coordinator, ensuring they are supported and have detailed project plans. Ensure the Festival is well promoted in Metro Vancouver, troubleshoot were necessary. Assist with hiring and on boarding of festival staff where requested. Provide training and mentoring to staff where necessary. Organize and facilitate regular face to face meetings with Festival and all staff to ensure coordination and problem solving occurs. Meet with festival staff regularly to ensure tasks are being completed. Regularly communicate, through email blasts and in person meetings, with all staff for the purposes of ensuring proper communication with and amongst the team. Provide oversight and direct support to the box office. Ensure the Operations Coordinator is fully trained on all matters related to box office. Communicate box office sales regularly and lead on solutions for events and films that have weak sales. Organize team development opportunities, such as Festie Fridays. Support Artistic Directors and Operations Coordinator, including work planning, historical information, where files are located, and general support working through ideas, relationships and problems. Report to the Executive Director on progress and any issues that require their assistance or direction. Other duties as assigned.   You are Experienced with working in various Festival capacities, with particular familiarity with the Vancouver Queer Film Festival An event planner. You’ve organized individual events for 500 people An organized and detail oriented person at heart that gets satisfaction from seeing a big project come together An expert at project management, meaning you are effective at making, sharing, and tracking plans, and you know how to motivate others A facilitator at heart. You know how to communicate clearly with others and can set up a collaborative work environment. Committed to the values of creativity, courage, respect, intersectionality, and anti-oppression Capable of understanding and negotiating the intricacies of relationships Adaptive, resourceful, and forward-thinking; your colleagues can and do look to you for good ideas, solutions, and quick action Clear and expressive in both written and verbal communication; able to demonstrate and model tact and discretion   It’s also nice if you are A natural story-teller who embodies the values of our team and organization Proficient with Microsoft Office / Windows Operating Systems Involved in or committed to film or arts presentation and queer communities   Email cover letter and resume, in either PDF or Word format, to employment@outonscreen.com Please indicate “Festival Manager – YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 2, 2018.   Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities are encouraged to apply. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. http://outonscreen.com