Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Multiple Positions, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa

Ottawa International Animation Festival Employment Opportunities:
Position: Various Titles
Do you enjoy a challenging and unpredictable work environment, where each day brings excitement and a chance to learn something new?

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently seeking a number of contract personnel 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 positions are 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:
You must currently be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) payments or have received EI payments within the last 3 years (Reach back status)
Live in the Ottawa area
You must not leave employment to participate in JCP
You must not be a current full-time student
You must have your Employment Insurance status verified
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.)

We are looking for people to excel in the following positions:
Receptionist (May 4th – October 30th)
Special Events Coordinator (May 19th – November 13, 2009)
Box Office Coordinator (May 19th – November 13, 2009)
Programming Assistant (May 19th – November 13, 2009)
Guest Services Coordinator (May 19th – November 13, 2009)

Your responsibilities may include:
Processing pass orders and ticket sales;
Simple bookkeeping using Quickbooks software;
Answering emails and phone calls;
Handling guest travel arrangements;
Writing correspondence;
Updating the contact database;
Watching cartoons;
Working with sponsors;
Coordinating volunteers;
Fighting chaos.

Skills and Abilities:
Clear communication (written and oral);
English essential (French and other languages an asset);
Exceptionally organized;
Work well under pressure in an open-concept office;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, database and Internet programs;
Work independently and as part of a team with all kinds of people;
Meet deadlines;
Pay close attention to detail;
Impeccable customer service.

You will be paid the maximum EI earnings ($423) per week.

How to apply:
If you have a sense of humour and love film and animation, please send us your resume and cover letter and let us know which position(s) interest you.

For more information regarding job descriptions, or to submit your resume, please contact Jennifer Noseworthy at: jennifer@animationfestival.ca, or call 613-232-8769.

The closing date for Receptionist applications is Monday, April 3, 2009. Applications for all other positions must be submitted by Monday, April 13, 2009. Only those participants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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