Jobs at the Festival
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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (613) 232-8769.  Our offices are downtown at 2 Daly Ave. 

Upcoming Jobs

This spring, the Ottawa International Animation Festival will be seeking a number of contract personnel to work on our upcoming film festival, taking place from September 17 – 21, 2014. Be a part of the team that runs this non-stop showcase of animation that features screenings, workshops, trade events and parties.

Currently seeking:

Programming Assistant

Job Summary: Assist with festival screenings and films including, but not limited to, intake of all competition submissions, print traffic and venue coordination.

Reporting Relationship: Reporting to the Technical Director. 

Duration: 26 weeks

START DATE: April 28th, 2014
END DATE: October 24th, 2014


  • Process entries and maintain submission databases and records
  • Correspond with filmmakers, producers and distributors regarding entries and material
  • Handle entry print traffic and organization, pre- and post-festival
  • Assist with venue logistics and organization
Assist with various administrative, technical and audio-visual tasks, including:
  • Authoring DVDs and slideshows
  • Setting up and breaking down audio visual equipment


Skills and Abilities:
  •  Excellent communication and people skills
  • Other languages an asset.
  • 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 (DVD, video, BETA, projectors)

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.)

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