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

outreach programming.

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

and member-services.

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

late applications.


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



E: [email protected]

T: 403.205.4747