[Frameworks] Reminder CSIF Job Call

From: CSIF Programming (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 25 2011 - 08:51:37 PST


The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is seeking applications for the position of Production Coordinator.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2011 at 12pm (noon).


The Coordinator will be responsible for the following major duties:

Monitoring the production needs of the CSIF membership and overseeing the purchase, maintenance, repair, upgrading and rental of CSIF Film Production Equipment and Post-Production Facilities as well as providing technical assistance to CSIF members using the CSIF Film Production Equipment and Post-Production Facilities.



The Production Coordinator acts with the mandate of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers to administer the production needs of the society and its membership. Applicants must have strong knowledge of film and video production equipment, its use and maintenance, also knowledge of post-production and the management of these facilities, strong administrative abilities including bookkeeping/accounting, budgeting, strong oral and written communication skills with a proven record of successful grant writing. Applicants must have knowledge of the Canadian media arts, filmmaking and/or artist-run centres. Applicants must also be able to work independently as well as a part of a team.



Ensuring CSIF Film Production Equipment and Post-Production facilities are up-to-date and reflective of current advances in filmmaking technology, while also maintaining older technologies.

Ensuring the CSIF membership has access to CSIF Film Production Equipment and Post-Production Facilities through the administration of booking schedules and the CSIF Project Approval Policy

Creating, developing, and implementing a Workshop Program that provides CSIF members with the opportunity to develop proficiencies in their artistic and technical practices.

Managing and administering the CSIF “FISH Fund” including the call for submissions, coordination of the selection committee, and follow-up reporting to the CSIF Board and funding agencies

 Working with the CSIF Operations Coordinator to ensure equipment, production, and workshop related administrative tasks are accomplished, including: record keeping, databases, sub-ledgers, and workshop documentation

                        Researching and initiating fundraising activities and sponsorship opportunities

                        Grant writing and follow-up reporting to funding agencies

Acting as a contact for general inquiries from the CSIF membership and the larger community

Performing general administrative duties in cooperation with the CSIF Staff such as: answering telephones, responding to e-mail, general reception, event planning, and member services

Assisting with the supervision of part-time contract workers and internships

Assisting with the coordination of volunteers to perform tasks for CSIF activities such as workshops

Assisting with the development of special projects in collaboration with the CSIF Board of Directors, CSIF Staff, and CSIF Membership

Working with the CSIF Board of Directors to develop strategies for achieving the organization’s mission and making recommendations to the CSIF Board of Directors for developing and implementing policies

Providing written activity reports stating requirements and any concerns to the CSIF Board of Directors at the regular monthly meetings of the Board


The position is permanent, full-time (35 hrs / week) with a starting annual salary commensurate on experience. There is an expectation that incumbents will be available to work on Saturdays, and will attend and support events held outside of regular business hours as needed. Health benefits are a possibility to be discussed with the successful applicant.


As CSIF evolves to meet changing needs, so will the roles required of its staff. Accordingly, applicants should be aware that this document might not necessarily represent the full role that the occupant will perform in the long term. This document is intended to provide an overview of the incumbent's role at the date of advertisement.


All applications must include a cover letter, a current resume, writing sample and three letters of reference.


Applications will be accepted until Tuesday February 1, 2011 at 12pm. They can be delivered to the CSIF at Building J2, (Currie Barracks) during open hours of 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, or mailed to J2, 2711 Battleford Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7L4.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted.


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