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Want to work on TCAF 2023? We are Hiring!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is hiring for two lead positions within the festival! More positions will be posted in the near future.


We will be accepting applications until October 24, 2022, with interviews scheduled for the week of October 24-28.


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!


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 2022 - June 2023

Compensation: $7,500 total


Lead Programming & Partnerships Officer Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director and other departments,the Lead Programming & Partnerships Officer is accountable for activities relating to the overall planning, programming and execution of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and other programming initiatives, overseeing the development of all programming streams for the festival and ensuring that all programming initiatives align with the vision and values of the festival.

The Lead Programming & Partnerships Officer will need to work an average of 10 hours per week, though these hours will fluctuate up as the festival approaches.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Completing background work for and executing internal elements of programming plans and new programming initiatives for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival - Leading internally-focused new programming initiatives - Support the development and programming plans - Cultivate and manage external partnerships with cultural agencies and other programming stakeholders - Liaise with programmers throughout the festival curation process - Oversee internal relationships with key departments and personnel - Day-to-day management of festival programming

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 Social media platforms, Google Drive (Docs, Sheets) and MS Office

- Experience in film, theatre, or literary festivals

- Knowledge of Comics and publishing industry a plus


Festival Employee, on a 8-month contract. November 2022 - June 2023

Compensation: $7,000 total


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



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