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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is hiring!

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

We will be accepting applications on two positions until October 20, 2023, with interviews scheduled for the week of October 23-27.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to contact@torontocomics.com with the job title in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, but we appreciate your interest in working with us!


Any questions? Please reach out to contact@torontocomics and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Marketing & Communications Manager

The Marketing & Communications Manager is a lead position of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). They are responsible for the management and execution of the Festival's marketing, social media, and external communications.


The Marketing & Communications Manager reports directly to the Executive Director, and will work closely with the entire Festival staff.


The Marketing & Communications Manager will need to work on average 8 hours per week; with a lower amount of hours worked at the beginning and end of the contract, however these hours will ramp up as the festival approaches. These hours would be near full time for the three to four weeks surrounding the festival.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Develop & execute an annual marketing plan for the organization that incorporates strategies for TCAF and any other ongoing initiatives or events, in consultation with the Executive Director

- Develop advertising and promotional strategies in line with departmental budget, working closely with in-kind partners to increase scope and reach

- Responsible for communication strategies and execution of TCAF website, Social Media feeds, and e-newsletters in partnership with applicable departments

- Monitoring and reporting the results of all marketing and advertising campaigns

- Project managing the printed Festival Guide

- Coordinate the development of key organizational messages and brand voice across in-person and digital platforms with the Executive Director, staff team and Marketing Committee

- Develop the creative brief in alignment with the strategic direction and in partnership with the ED and programming team for external designers

- Approve brand alignment and visibility at all organizational events to maximize the Festival and event experiences

- Maintaining consistent use of brand guidelines for by all internal and external stakeholders and festival partners Communications: - Develop publicity plans, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Programming Department, which includes developing, reviewing and approving press releases and press outlets

- Manage festival volunteers, including social media team, photographers and videographers to assist with the documentation of all Festival events


Qualifications:

- Excellent communication & record keeping skills

- Detail-oriented, team-player, and able to work under multiple deadlines

- Command of contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts, paradigms and issues highly desirable, including, but not limited to, anti-oppression and intersectional approaches

- Experience supervising staff positions

- Fluency in Google Drive (Docs, Sheets) MS Office, and Adobe Suite

- Experience in film, theatre, or literary festivals

- Knowledge of Comics and publishing industry a plus


Festival Employee, on a 8-month contract. November 2023 - June 2024

Compensation: $7,500 total


Festival Administrator

The Festival Administrator is a lead position of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). They are responsible for working with all artists attending TCAF to ensure that they have a positive and productive experience with the Festival. This position is part administrative, part customer service, and part logistical coordination.


The Festival Administrator reports to both the Executive Director and the Festival Producer , and will work closely with the entire Festival staff. General duties include facilitating communication with TCAF’s exhibitors, company management for all the Festival’s guests, and supporting the Executive Director with general correspondence and scheduling


The Festival Administrator will need to work at least 5 hours per week during business hours, though these hours will ramp up at key moments in the festival timeline. We expect that you would work approximately 5-8 hours per week consistently before the festival, ramping up to 12-15 hours during the final weeks leading up to the Festival.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Manage all communications with TCAF exhibitors

- Manage exhibitor admin, including fees, floorplanning, etc

- Communicate with other departments about exhibitor needs (Production, Marketing, etc)

- Manage hospitality and events for guests of the festival (hotel and flight bookings, airport pick ups, schedule communication, etc)

- Manage scheduling and correspondence


Qualifications:

- Excellent communication & record keeping skills

- Proven project management skills and experience

- Detail-oriented, team-player, and able to work under multiple deadlines

- Command of contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts, paradigms and issues highly desirable, including, but not limited to, anti-oppression and intersectional approaches

- Fluency in Google Drive (Docs, Sheets) MS Office, and Adobe Suite

- Knowledge of Comics and publishing industry a plus


Contractor, on a 7-month contract. November 2023 - May 2024

Compensation: $5,000


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