Images Festival is seeking a Festival Assistant to join its team!

June 8, 2021

This position has been created to develop skills and provide practical experience related to festival management and general arts administration. Tasks and responsibilities include: assistance with the festival call for submissions process and database; tabulating results of audience surveys and analytics; tracking and filing festival press coverage; updating databases, distribution and communication lists; researching sponsorships and development opportunities; and researching outreach strategies to diverse communities.


This position will include remote work throughout the duration of the contract. As such, candidates from outside of Toronto will be considered.


The main duties for the Festival Assistant include:

  • Assist with the archiving of festival documents
  • Assist with the administration of the call for submissions
  • Assistance with database administration
  • Assistance with compiling and delivering social media, advertising, and press coverage
  • Communications Database support
  • Digital copy filing
  • Assist with grant reporting and analytics
  • Administrative and planning support to the festival Web and Submissions Manager


Skills and Experience:

We are open to a wide range of applicants for this position. Individuals with training and expertise in the cultural sector and media arts will be given preference. Experience working in artist-run centres will be considered an asset. People of various levels of experience—lived, educational, and professional—who feel they have the skills and competencies required to meaningfully contribute to this project are encouraged to apply. Given the remote nature of our current working conditions, applicants from outside of Toronto will be considered.


Equity and Access:

Images Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an accessible festival and workplace, and continue to work to reduce the barriers to participation in our events and employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Racialized, and/or LGBTQ2S+. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact us at


To Apply:

This is a temporary contract position reporting to the Web and Submissions Manager. Hours for the position are 28 hours per week from July 5 to September 10, 2021. The compensation for this position is $17.50 CAD per hour for approximately 280 hours, plus 4% vacation pay.


Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter outlining their relevant experience. We ask that you please include your pronouns in your application.


This position is supported by Canada Summer Jobs. As such, candidates must meet the following program requirements to be eligible for this position:

  1. be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  2. be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  3. be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.


The deadline for applications is June 18, 2021 at 5PM.


Applications can be addressed to the Hiring Committee and sent to: (*please attach PDF files only)


Please include where you saw this posting in your letter of interest.


* We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In situations with several qualified candidates, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.*