Senior Coordinator, Community Initiatives, TIFF

(1 Year Maternity Leave Contract)


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 are currently hiring for the position of:

Senior Coordinator, Community Initiatives

Reporting to the Manager, Youth and Community Initiatives, this role will work in a fast-paced environment designing and delivering inclusive, innovative, and engaging community programming at the Lightbox and in community settings, working in close collaboration with community partner stakeholders. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest and experience working in film, community arts, mental health outreach and/or public programming.

Shall include but not be limited to…

  • Serve as Lead Programmer for TIFF’s Mental Health Outreach, overseeing curation and facilitation of screenings, talks, and workshops across the GTA, and associated inclusion and access programming at TIFF throughout the year
  • Oversee programme design and execution of Make Well drop-in workshop series (six sessions plus internal collaborations throughout the year)
  • Create resources to support co-creation of access programmes with guests and community partners, including workshop outlines, discussion guides, and training toolkits
  • Draw upon knowledge of film, arts and well-being to amplify and broaden the reach of film programming at TIFF, collaborating with internal stakeholders (Film Programmes, Editorial, Events, Corporate Partnerships) and community partners to deepen audience engagement through accessible and inclusive discussion and activities
  • Curate, support and supervise a roster of artists who participate in programmes as guest speakers and workshop facilitators
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners across the GTA to ensure ongoing engagement with TIFF, including but not limited to hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), community-based health programs, and peer-led organizations
  • Support community inclusion at TIFF through accessible ticket offerings, tours, talk-backs, in-cinema events, and partnerships
  • Coordinate budget forecasts for events within the Mental Health Outreach portfolio
  • Maintain tracking documents and statistics for various internal stakeholders
  • Work together with new and ongoing partners to measure the impact and capacity of inclusion and access programming at TIFF, including Mental Health Outreach
  • Mentor Youth and Community Initiatives staff on community arts program design, with emphasis on adult mental health and widened access


  • January 6, 2020 – December 18, 2020


  • 3-5 years working in film, community arts, and/or public programming
  • Previous experience designing and facilitating inclusive and accessible programming for community audiences
  • Previous experience with project management, event planning and execution
  • Experience working with mental health populations an asset
  • Knowledge of and interest in film, contemporary arts, culture and social justice
  • 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


  • Please submit a cover letter and resumé as one PDF or Word document, by 5pm on MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website

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; however, TIFF considers and welcomes individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position. For consideration to those on time-limited Visa status, your Visa must allow you to complete the full contract.

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. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application and/or hiring process, please contact us in advance at or 416-599-8433 x2001, and we will work with you to meet your needs.