Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Summer Employment Opportunity:
Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is currently
seeking applicants for the position of Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator
Contract 13 Weeks (35-hrs/week) position, $11/hour
The CSIF is looking for a self-motivated person who enjoys working in
a collaborative environment and is interested in filmmaking. This is
an excellent employment opportunity for someone interested in a
future career in the non-profit arts sector.
The Duties of the coordinator will include:
Program Development: Create new production and exhibition
opportunities for Aboriginal people in the media arts by developing
an outreach program focusing on the programming of technical
workshops and the exhibition of independent Canadian media artwork.
This position will require a final report of the Coordinator's
activities with recommendations for future activities.
Community Outreach: The Outreach Program will focus on developing and
implementing programs & programming for Aboriginal communities so
making linkages with these communities will be an essential element
of this position.
Database Management: Assist the staff with the maintenance of a
database of outreach contacts. These contacts will be useful in
maintaining relationships with these groups, as well as for future
Fundraising and Sponsorship: Assist the Senior Staff with writing
programming grants and developing relationships with potential
sponsors and donors to support the outreach program.
Public Relations and Marketing: Coordinate CSIF programming publicity
and ensure that public service announcements and press releases
related to the program are sent out in a timely fashion.
Office Administration: Assist in the day-to-day operations of the
CSIF office by answering phones, general reception, event planning
The Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator will gain valuable skills
including: office experience in an active non-profit arts
organization, networking skills, programming experience, multi-
cultural skills, experience writing press releases and developing
media contacts, fundraising expertise, public relations, and
financial management skills.
This position will begin June 5, 2021 and end Sept. 1, 2006 (13 weeks).
The successful candidate for this position will be interested in
First Nations culture and history. He or she has prior experience
with computers, be familiar with word processing and database
programs and have experience or a strong interest in the media arts.
The candidate will be interested in cross-cultural relations and
possess excellent research and communication skills. Applicants for
this position must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and be
planning to return to school in the fall.
Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter and resume.
Applications will be accepted until May 26, 2021 and can be mailed
to: Summer Hiring Committee; CSIF, Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW;
Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7L4. No faxed or e-mailed applications and no
Established in Oct. 1978, The Calgary Society of Independent
Filmmakers (CSIF) is a member-driven media arts cooperative that
encourages and supports the production and exhibition of independent
film. The CSIF is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will
be given the same consideration for the position based upon their
qualifications. The CSIF maintains a safe work place. A safety
orientation on the first working day is mandatory.
CSIF is grateful for the involvement of its members, the network of
artist-run cooperatives throughout Canada and for the financial
assistance of its funders: The Canada Council for the Arts; The
National Film Board; The Alberta Foundation for the Arts; The Calgary
Region Arts Foundation. This position was made possible by funding
by the Human Resources Development Canada's Summer Career Placement
Melody Jacobson, Operations Coordinator
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF)
Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 7L4