Job Post: Guest Services Coordinator, OIAF, Ottawa

By Mike Valiquette

rooster_combo_bwThe Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently seeking a Guest Services Coordinator to work on our upcoming film festival, taking place from October 14 – 18th, 2009. Be a part of the team that runs this non-stop showcase of animation that features screenings, workshops, trade events and parties.

The position is staffed through Employment Ontario’s Job Creation
Partnership Program (JCP). It’s a work-training program that gives you a chance to upgrade your skills and put current work experience on your resume – while you get paid.

Eligibility Criteria:
o You must currently be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) payments or have received EI payments within the last 3 years (Reach back status)
o Live in the Ottawa area
o You must not leave employment to participate in JCP
o You must not be a current full-time student
o You must have your Employment Insurance status verified
o You may only participate in the JCP once in a 2 year period

(Applicants that do not clearly indicate their ability to meet these
criteria in the cover letter will not be considered.)

Job Summary: Assist the management team by performing administrative tasks related to Animation Festival guests including, but not limited to, making travel and hotel arrangements, handling communications with filmmakers and guests and coordinating festival driver schedules.

Reporting Relationship: Reporting to the Managing Director and
Television Animation Conference Director

Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 26 weeks

Responsibilities:
o Handle all communications with VIP guest and filmmakers
o Coordinate hotels for festival guests and visiting groups.
o Organize travel for VIP guests
o Create a driver’s schedule and supervise drivers during the festival
o Work with other staff and take on other appropriate projects

Skills and Abilities:
o Strong verbal and written communication skills in English; French and/or other languages are an asset
o Professional demeanor is essential
o Superior organizational skills
o Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database systems (e.g., Navicat, Joomla, etc.)
o Ability to work under extreme pressure; positive stress management skills essential

Industry Contacts:
o Animation industry professionals
o Artistic Director of the Festival
o Members of the hospitality industry

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Noseworthy
Director of Outreach and Administration
Canadian Film Institute / Ottawa International Animation Festival
jennifer@animationfestival.ca
Tel: 613-232-8769
Fax: 613-232-6315
www.animationfestival.ca
www.cfi-ifc.ca

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