Coordinator, Reel Comfort Programme

  • Position Type : Contract
  • Start Date : May-27-13
  • End Date : December-27-13


May 6, 2013

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the contract, part-time position of:


This will be an exciting year for TIFF as we present unique programming in our new home and the world's premiere centre for film, TIFF Bell Lightbox.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be part of a new era in Toronto's cultural history.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Family & Youth Programmes, the Coordinator, Reel Comfort Programme, will oversee this unique TIFF community programme that reaches out to adult patients in the Mental Health/Psychiatric Units at Toronto General Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital. Reel Comfort provides engagement, entertainment and education to patients through film presentations, special guest visits, discussions, and film craft workshops.


• Coordinate and attend bi-weekly Reel Comfort workshops and screenings across 2 locations
• Maintain Reel Comfort film libraries and guest rosters, researching new films and guests on an ongoing basis
• Develop and plan film-craft workshops, in conjunction with artists and filmmakers
• Coordinate and book guests, equipment rentals (where necessary) for all Reel Comfort activities
• Facilitate discussion and patient interaction at Reel Comfort events
• Maintain relationships with on-site hospital staff, and collect regular feedback on programme operations
• Promote and create awareness of Reel Comfort
• Prepare programme reports as requested

Contract Dates:  May 27, 2013 – December 27, 2013
The Coordinator will be expected to work 15 hours per month, with 8-10 hours scheduled at set times within hospital locations. Remaining hours will be flexible to the Coordinator’s discretion, while adhering to programming and planning deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

• Enrolled in or completed a post secondary degree as related to the position
• Experience working in a health care setting and/or knowledge and sensitivity to the field of mental health
• Project planning and event production experience required
• Understanding of, and passion for, cinema-related programming
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Experience and ease with public speaking
• Exceptional interpersonal skills; a pleasant and polished demeanour; the ability to work well with other staff and with external clients
• Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.

Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs),  by 5pm on Monday, May 13  BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Hiring Committee: COORDINATOR, REEL COMFORT PROGRAMME

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We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.