Seeking: Social Media Coordinator (Volunteer Position VSFF2023)

Attention short film fans! We’re looking for a skilled and passionate Social Media Coordinator to join our team!


Working as part of the Marketing and Publicity Team, this role will coordinate VSFF's online presence through managing social media accounts, curating our online content, and fostering community engagement with our festival. Our ideal candidate is creative, organized, collaborative, and an excellent communicator with a passion for film.


Sound like you? Read more below:


About Us


Since our inception in 2005, the Vancouver Short Film Festival has been committed to celebrating Canada’s vibrant community of short filmmakers, documentarians, and animation artists. Our goal is to foster that community by elevating local talent, connecting filmmakers to audiences, and building ties between emerging and established filmmakers nationwide.


Each year the festival programs over 50 films and awards over $15,000 in cash and prizes to Canada’s best short films. Since 2009, screenings and events have taken place at the VIFF Centre Cinema in downtown Vancouver. In 2021 VSFF held its very first online edition via Eventive Virtual, screening 61 films and holding three days of special events.


The 13th Vancouver Short Film Festival will be held in June 2023. We are currently looking for committed volunteer staff members to join our stellar team.


Work Hours


Position Duration: July 2022 - July 2023


The time commitment for this role varies based on the festival cycle. Generally, the anticipated time required is 2-5 hours per week. During the lead-up to the festival the time commitment is an estimated 5-8 hours a week, with work increasing as the festival draws nearer. We expect the candidate to actively share festival updates on our social media accounts during the festival period (typically a 3-day event).

Duties


The Social Media Coordinator will work as part of the Marketing and Publicity team to help develop messaging and branding for our 2023 Festival. Besides helping the team with tasks as needed, the Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for:


  • Working with the Marketing team and Festival Co-Directors to come up with new content ideas for social media, generating basic graphic and written content for our channels.

  • Managing, posting, and uploading media to our social media accounts, which currently consist of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. This includes:

  • Sharing festival news as assigned by the Marketing Director

  • Sharing news and promotions from sponsors, community partners, and other third parties on our accounts at the direction of the Marketing Director and other staff members

  • Fostering engagement with community members and filmmakers on social media accounts

  • Responding to inquiries sent via social media

  • Drafting social media updates for our community partners to share, and communicating important festival deadlines via our social networks

  • Recording relevant statistics such as growth of account followers and video views, for use in our year-end Marketing Report

  • Managing our social media account on-site at the festival including content sharing, community engagement, replying to messages, etc.

  • Exploring new social media platforms and opportunities as they arise.

  • Attending staff meetings as required

  • Attending networking events or other film festivals, if desired

  • Contributing to the year-end Marketing Report following the festival


Qualifications


You…

  • Are passionate about the film industry and knowledgeable about the local arts community

  • Possess a strong working knowledge of social media best practices and trends, and are excited and driven when it comes to building social media presence

  • Are organized, have great written communication skills, and love to connect with people

  • Are a fast learner who is great working both alone and with a team

  • Are graduating or have recently graduated with a Marketing, Film, or Arts (or have equivalent experience)

  • Have access to the Internet and smartphone.

  • Prior experience managing social media accounts on behalf of an organization is considered an asset

  • Connections to networks such as social media influencers is considered an asset


Benefits


In exchange for your work, you will receive:

  • A pass to the Vancouver Short Film Festival

  • A reference letter from the Board of Directors, Festival Co-Directors, or Marketing Director, if requested

  • Recognition in the official VSFF program and website


To apply:

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2022.

Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to marketing@vsff.com.


VSFF thanks all applicants for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information about VSFF, please visit www.vsff.com.

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