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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

March 11, 2010

Timeframe: 52 weeks, commencing May 1, 2010

Salary: $45,000

Application Deadline: April 9, 2010

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is currently accepting applications for a one-year maternity leave Executive Director position starting May 1st, 2010 (52 weeks, F/T contract position).

Now in its 21st year, the Festival (a registered charitable organization) is dedicated to the celebration, exhibition and advancement of women filmmakers through an acclaimed international film festival, cross-provincial screening tour, youth workshops and other satellite events. Held annually in October at various venues throughout St. John’s, NL, the Festival itself is a week-long screening series of 80-90 works by women directors, producers and writers and also features a workshop/seminar series, galas, receptions and

other networking events. Our generous supporters range from government organizations, corporations and foundations to individual donors and attendees. Please visit

www.womensfilmfestival.com for more information.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director oversees all aspects of Festival operations and finance, including development, communications, partnerships, and planning/programming of year-round activities, under the guidance of a dynamic and involved Board of Directors. Duties include grant writing and reporting; corporate fundraising; program development and implementation; management of financial records and budgets; communication with audience, filmmakers, media, government officials and other arts organizations; hiring and management of a staff of 2-7 full/part-time employees and volunteers; regular reporting to the Festival’s Board of Directors; coordination of board meetings; and general office duties.

This position requires a highly motivated, professional and experienced individual with strong oral, written, organizational and managerial skills; knowledge of the provincial film industry; experience with financial recording and budgets; keen attention to detail; and significant computer proficiency. The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is critical.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 9th, 2010. Please send your C.V., a cover letter and three references to

info@womensfilmfestival.com (subject heading: Executive Director Hiring Committee) or mail/deliver to:

Executive Director Hiring Committee

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

P.O. Box 984, Stn. C, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M3 (mail)

28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101, St. John’s, NL, A1C 3L3 (courier)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those to be Interviewed will be contacted.

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