Whistler Film Festival – Manager & Coordinator Roles

Whistler Personnel Solutions


Company :  Whistler Personnel Solutions
Location :  Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
 

Whistler Film Festival is Canada's 'coolest' film festival - Every December it screens many world premieres and the hottest films and attracts up to 20,000 attendees annually including 1,000+ industry insiders and celebrities. And the very BEST way to experience the WFF is to work it!

PERKS of working the Whistler Film Festival, in addition to getting a front row seat on all of the excitement, include movie tickets, great swag and a ticket to their exclusive wrap-party.

The WFF requires a large cast of passionate, fun-loving coordinators, workers and volunteers in order to pull off this awesome event . We are currently recruiting for 3 of their key leadership roles that will be starting in the next couple of weeks.

Volunteer Manager *required immediately

About this Position: Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Volunteer Manager is responsible to for managing the volunteer program. This includes 1) coordinating a volunteer needs assessment with all festival departments; 2) recruiting, soliciting and selecting volunteers; 3) maintaining electronic database of volunteers; 4) developing Information and best conduct manuals for both staff and volunteers; and 5) scheduling 125+ volunteers into shifts for festival activities.

Qualifications: Friendly and outgoing; This is a front line position and the candidate must be professional, extremely personable and have effective verbal and written communication skills; Must be extremely organized, able to work in a high-pressure environment; Experience with database software an asset; Must be willing to work extensive hours leading up to and during the event; Ability to work well in a team and independently required; Prior experience supervising and training volunteer staff an asset.

Dates & Wages: Oct16 - Dec15. 8 weeks - 4 weeks part time and 4 weeks full time - $18/hour

Guest Service Coordinator

About this Position: Reporting to the Guest Service Manager, the Guest Service Coordinators will assist to coordinate transportation, accommodation and accreditation arrangements for all festival guests and staff ensuring an enjoyable and productive festival experience. Various responsibilities include coordinating travel and accommodation, working with key suppliers and team members, and communicating with filmmakers, guests, sponsors, industry, media and staff. The Coordinator(s) will also be coordinating the Guest Service Centre, including overseeing hosts and volunteers during the Festival.

Qualifications: Experience working in a film festival/event environment and familiarity with registration procedures; Hospitality/Travel/Accommodation experience a huge asset; Resort and property knowledge required. This is a front line position and the candidate must be professional, extremely personable and have effective verbal and written communication skills; Must be extremely organized, able to work in a high-pressure environment; Experience with database systems and excel required; Must be willing to work extensive hours leading up to and during the event; Ability to work well in a team and independently required. Prior experience supervising volunteers an asset.

Dates & Wages: Nov 20 - Dec 6 . 3 weeks full time - $16/hour

Box Office Coordinator

About this Position: Reporting to the Box Office Manager and Controller, this position works closely with the ticket agents and general public, selling tickets and merchandise, redeeming passes and providing Whistler Film Festival information and outstanding customer service to all patrons of the Festival. This position requires out-going and experienced sales person who is a master with numbers, technically competent and administratively proficient.

Qualifications: This is a front line position and candidates must be professional, extremely personable and have effective verbal and written communication skills; Box Office/Ticketing Experience required; Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends; Familiarity with Sales and Ticketing Software, and previous box office or retail sales and customer service experience as well as supervising staff an asset.

Dates & Wages: Nov13 - Dec 8, 4 weeks full time - $16/hour

About the Whistler Film Festival:

The Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) is a charitable organization dedicated to celebrating and advancing the art of film through the annual Whistler Film Festival and Summit complimented by year-round programming and events for artists and audiences. http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/

FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO:

www.whistler-jobs.com/job/WFFS-Event-Coordinators/

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To apply, please submit a resume care of Whistler Personnel Solutions at www.whistler-jobs.com/apply-for-work. Applications received via email will be redirected to the website. ABOUT

WHISTLER PERSONNEL SOLUTIONS:

Whistler Personnel is the premier employment agency in the Sea to Sky Corridor. We have been helping talented professionals find their dream jobs for over 20 years. www.whistler-jobs.com/about-us

Job Type: Contract

Job Location:

  • Whistler, BC

Required experience:

  • MANAGEMENT: 1 year
 
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