Throughout the year the OIAF and its parent organization the Canadian Film Institute are always looking for enthusiastic persons who want to learn about all aspects of organizing a film Festival.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is currently seeking a student to be our Design Assistant for the summer. Build your portfolio as you lay out the OIAF Program Book, create designs for merchandise, work on advertisements and more. We are looking for a student studying graphic design or a related discipline. You should have advanced knowledge of Indesign and other Adobe products.
Start Date: June 4
End Date: August 31
To be eligible you must be:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActFootnote2 for the duration of the employment
have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
To apply: Send a pdf resume and a link to your portfolio to
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 18, 2018
Through the Ontario Job Creation Program:
Special Event Assistants (via the Job Creation Program) - We are currently seeking applicants to work on Media / Guest Services / Special Events / The Animation Conference
Send your resume and cover letter to
Every year the OIAF brings on staff through the Job Creation Program. These positions offer an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your resume, work in a fun environment and meet new contacts.
"Working at the Ottawa International Animation Festival through the Job
Creation Program was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was
without a doubt, the most fun I have ever had at work. It challenged me
and was hard work, but simply put, it was the best work experience I
have ever had. The staff at OIAF are like family and I still miss
working there. but I was fortunate enough that the experience I gained
there lead to a career change and a wonderful job - a job that I would
not have secured if I had not joined this program.
If you are seeking work, looking to switch careers or simply looking
to challenge yourself or would love to have fun at work OIAF is for
The OJCP program is designed to provide work experience opportunities to those who have established an Employment Insurance (regular) benefit claim within the last three years, or to those that established a maternity/parental leave Employment Insurance claim within the last five years and are returning to the workforce. For more information about OJCP: http://www.ottawafestivals.ca/jobs/jcp-overview/
Job Summary: Join our team and get some quality experience working on media and marketing for the Ottawa International Animation Festival and other events.
Duration: 26 weeks
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent communication and people skills
- Knowlege of the Adobe Suite is a plus
- Spoken French would be great.
- Good organizational skills / able to work in a busy environment
- Attention to detail and accuracy are a MUST
- Strong computer skills - Microsoft Office, database and Internet programs
- Experience working with Audio/visual equipment could be useful
Candidates must be a resident living in Ontario
Candidates may not leave employment to participate in JCP. Part time employment can coincide with the JCP program participation
Candidates may not be full time students. Part time students may apply
In addition, candidates must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
Paid Employment Insurance (EI) premiums (through payroll deductions) in at least 5 of the last 10 years, or
Established an Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefit claim within the last 3 years, or
Established an Employment Insurance (EI) maternity or parental benefit claim within the last five years and are re-entering the labour force
Note that some exceptions apply.
Salary: You will be paid via Job Creation Program (apr. $423) for a 30 hour work week.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to
High School Internship
Ever dream of interning at a world-class film festival, where you can partake in all aspects of event management while in a fun and action-packed work environment?
If your school has a coop program - come work for us. You will learn office and event management skills plus so much more! Tell your teacher to contact Managing Director, Kelly Neall at
or call (613) 232-8769. Our offices are downtown at 2 Daly Ave.