AFCOOP - Communications Coordinator

POSITION: Communications Coordinator

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

DATES: April 3rd - July 7th 2017

DURATION: 14 weeks

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The HIFF Communications Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and marketing plan for the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival in June of 2017. In this position, the coordinator will be responsible for the creation and distribution of press releases; updating social media; researching and connecting with other organizations and groups; and scheduling and booking ad space.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate should have experience with and knowledge of social media platforms, website software (such as WordPress), bulk email client applications and basic office tools such as Word, Excel and Photoshop. A background and/or interest in the film industry will be viewed favorably but is not necessary. This a learning position and the successful applicant will work with support and supervision from other HIFF and AFCOOP staff and committees.


This job is funded through the Job Creation Partnership Program of Employment Nova Scotia. To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the program. Details about eligibility are below:

To be eligible for participation in Job Creation Partnerships, you must be an unemployed individual (“insured participant”) as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:

  • an unemployment benefit period has been established or has ended within the three years prior to the date of requesting assistance;

  • or a benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the five years prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.

SALARY: $15/hr based on a 35hr work-week.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter as one PDF titled with your first and last name via email to Martha Cooley: with the subject line “HIFF Communications Coordinator”.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 20th, 5pm, 2017

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