Coordinator, Public Spaces, TIFF

Opening Night of TIFF Cinematheque series Summer of Seoul, featuring artist activations by Korea Town Acid and Jieun Kim (a.k.a June).

TIFF is a charitable, cultural organization dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds in our home – TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our mission: To transform the way people see the world, through film.

TIFF is committed to embracing diversity and treating all individuals with respect, dignity and fairness by removing physical, social and economic barriers to participation.

We encourage you to reflect on the land that you are on, who the traditional keepers of the land are, what the treaty relationship is, or if it’s unceded territory. TIFF is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee. We are grateful to work on this land.

We are currently hiring for the position of:


Audience & Community

Reporting to the Manager, Community Impact, this role will work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment contributing to and supporting the Audience & Community team in the ideation, development, execution, and evaluation of Public Spaces programming. This portfolio encompasses a range of innovative and engaging public programming — art exhibitions and installations, artist talks, workshops, and live performances — aimed at dynamically boosting the TIFF Bell Lightbox year-round environment, encouraging dialogue with TIFF’s film programming, and welcoming new audiences. Serving as a liaison between departments, artists, and other key stakeholders, this role will support the team in the design and execution of activations in line with established budgets, scope, and deadlines. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest and experience working in film, community arts, and/or public programming.


  • Coordinate TIFF’s Public Spaces programming portfolio, contributing to conceptualization and execution of public programming at TIFF throughout the year
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Community Impact, internal stakeholders and partners to research and ideate new audience engagement initiatives within TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Grow, support, and supervise a roster of artists who participate in public programmes
  • Consult with internal Production teams to ensure public programming meets technical and logistical requirements, including timelines and budgets, building requirements, and installation processes
  • Coordinate guest bookings and support guests in their participation in programming
  • Build events in event management system and liaise with relevant departments to ensure visibility of programming on TIFF’s internal and public-facing channels
  • Cultivate collaborative and reciprocal relationships with new and existing programming and community partners across the GTA to elevate public programmes
  • Provide on-site support for events, artwork installation and deinstallation
  • Work together with partners and internal stakeholders to document and measure the impact of public engagement, including collecting testimonials from participants and artists and creating post-event impact reports
  • Support financial administration across Audience & Community team, including requesting and managing Purchase Orders and invoices
  • General administrative support as part of Audience & Community portfolio, including managing critical paths and tracking sheets, building slide presentations and proposals, registration/feedback forms, use of Trello, Artifax, and updating key dept. tracking documents
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Job Grade 2
  • $50,000-$65,000/Annually


  • March 20, 2023


  • 2-3 years working in film, community arts, and/or public programming
  • Previous experience designing and coordinating inclusive and diverse arts programming
  • Previous experience with project management, artist relations, and event planning
  • Experience working with diverse communities and equity-deserving groups an asset
  • Knowledge of and interest in film, contemporary arts, culture, and public programming
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional computer skills and database management (including Google drive, database software)
  • Strong ability to work efficiently on many projects with varying deadlines, and anticipate priorities
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends


  • All applications must be submitted online through TIFF’s Career Centre.
  • Please upload your cover letter and resumé as one PDF, before the deadline of February 21, 2023.


We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time. TIFF regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas.

Please send any questions via e-mail only to

TIFF is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. As such, we welcome and encourage applicants who identify as racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation and/or assistance during the application process, please contact us in advance at We strive to provide reasonable accommodations whenever requested.