Two Job Opportunities at Toronto Queer Film Festival (TQFF)

Toronto Queer Film Festival (TQFF) is hiring 2 new positions for our upcoming festival!

Job Positions:

Location: Remote/Online
Start Date: September 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

The Toronto Queer Film Festival is a nonprofit arts collective which launched in 2016 in response to an urgent need for exhibition space in Toronto for work by, and about marginalized queer and trans people.

TQFF serves the LGBTQ+ community through five primary mandates:

  1. to exhibit queer independent and experimental film/video art;
  2. to support the production of alternative queer film and video art through community based arts education;
  3. to foster community development and engagement by making our programming accessible to all;
  4. to decolonize artistic and curatorial practices and advocate for decolonizing queer art and activism in particular
  5. to program work made by and for queer and trans Indigenous people, people of color, and people living with disabilities.

TQFF distinguishes itself from other Toronto cultural events that serve the LGBTQ+ community by focusing on experimental time-based media 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 foremost goal as an organization is community building: creating space for queer and trans filmmakers and audiences to come together in the spirit of art and activism.

Lead Programmer

The Toronto Queer Film festival is looking for a Lead Programmer who specializes in curating, making media, or writing about Indigenous and/or Black cinema, especially queer/trans/2 Spirit film and video.

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Lead Programmer is responsible for furthering TQFF’s mission and programming.

Development Manager

The Toronto Queer Film festival is looking for a Development Manager who specializes in small donor campaigns and other ways generating revenue beyond corporate sponsorship. TQFF is mandated to not accept or solicit corporate sponsorship.

Reporting to the Artistic & Development Director, the Development Manager is responsible for furthering TQFF’s mission by leading fundraising and donor development efforts.

For detailed job descriptions please visit our website.

Please submit all materials by Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT to, as well as any requests for accommodation during the hiring process.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

In recognition of the work involved in preparing for an interview, everyone invited to interview will be paid $150.