AB3-FIlm Operations Assistant-Ottawa International Animation Festival

Position: AB3 – Film Operations Assistant – Ottawa International Animation Film Festival

Contract Term: 26 Weeks Start Date: May 6, 2024 End Date: November 1, 2024

Work Schedule: 4 business days / 32 hours per week Work Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave

Job Summary: This position is funded through Ontario’s Job Creation Partnerships (see more details below). The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the leading events of its kind in the world with an annual attendance of 28,000 and attracts artists, producers, students, and animation fans from around the world. This is a unique opportunity to work on a major international event! This position reports to the Director of Film Operations.


  • Corresponding with filmmakers, producers and distributors regarding films and material
  • Handling print traffic and organization
  • Assisting with event logistics and organization
  • Editing of film summaries and copywriting
  • Assisting other team members as needed
  •  Assisting with various administrative, technical and audio-visual tasks, including:
  1. Video editing
  2. Installation and takedown of VR and video projections.
  3. Archival management of photo and video content.
  4. Basic stage management for in-person screenings.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong technical experience and skills in video editing, film and video screening, digital media production (knowledge of Adobe Suite, HTML and web design, A/V equipment, and virtual reality)
  • Strong written English skills; French and/or other languages
  • Strong organizational skills with file management and email / attention to detail and accuracy are a MUST
  • Knowledge of basic archival practice for photo and video is an asset.

Learning Opportunities and Additional Benefits

  • Work behind the scenes of a dynamic, local film festival
  • Learn and/or level up your proficiency in platforms like Airtable, Eventive, Quickbooks, Stripe, Eventival, and more
  • Dedicated in-house seminars to learn about all aspects of event management
  • Meet people within the local, Canadian, and international film industry

Additional Qualifications Required:

Eligible to participate in Ontario’s Job Creation Partnership (JCP) program by meeting the following criteria:

  • An unemployed job seeker or those employed less than 20 hours per week (part-time students and graduates may apply)
  • Live in Ontario
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Have one, or both, of the following criteria:
  1. Established an Employment Insurance (EI) benefit claim (regular or maternity/parental benefits ONLY)
  2. Paid employee payroll premiums, i.e., employed in Canada, in five of any of the last ten years.


$662 (gross) per week for 32 hours ($20.6875 average per hour) provided by the Province of Ontario.

What’s Next? Forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please note, only selected candidates who meet the JCP eligibility criteria will be contacted for an interview; applicants must indicate how they meet the eligibility in their email and/or cover letter. To learn more about the JCP program, please visit: https://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/jcp-overview/. Ottawa Festivals welcomes and encourages applications from all eligible individuals.