The Fabienne Colas Foundation is searching for a Production Coordination Assistant for its’ Being Black In Canada (BBIC) program, the largest filmmaking training, mentorship, and creation program in Canada exclusively for emerging Black filmmakers.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FABIENNE COLAS FOUNDATION
The Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF) is a non-profit arts organization. FCF’s mission is to advance arts education and to support the creation, production, promotion, and distribution of film, arts, and culture throughout Canada and abroad. The FCF organizes the Youth and Diversity program Being Black In Canada, as well as ten annual arts and cultural festivals: Montreal International Black Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival, Haiti en Folie Festival in Montreal & New York City, Fade to Black Festival in Montreal, Quebec Film Festival in Haiti, Halifax Black Film Festival, the Halifax Black Summer Festival, the Calgary Black Film Festival, and the Ottawa Black Film Festival. The FCF positions itself as a space for discussion of the major current artistic, cultural, social, and social-economic issues of our time. For more details, please visit: www.fondationfabiennecolas.org
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE BBIC PROGRAM
Participants are given technical training from industry professionals while they develop, shoot, and post-produce a short 10-minute documentary, receiving mentorship and the opportunity to build industry connections throughout the process. The participants then travel to FCF Black film festivals in Canada to premiere their documentaries. In 2022 BBIC will take place in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.
SEE BBIC HERE Being Black In Canada
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRODUCTION COORDINATION ASSISTANT
- Work under the supervision of the Production Coordinator of Being Black In Canada
- Plan and general coordination of the annual program
- Help to establish and follow the program schedules
- Coordinate and facilitate communication within the team
- Act as a liaison between internal and external partners
- Follow up with regional coordinators
- Maintain planning tools
- Help plan candidate selection and training
- Monitor compliance with copyright and image rights for each documentary produced
- Coordinate post-production for all cities at the national level
- Unify official Being Black In Canada documents
- Any other tasks that will be requested in relation to the progress of the program, as well as other work and projects within the eco-system
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Resourcefulness and the ability to deal with the unexpected
- Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and facilitate decision making
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Key personality traits include: versatility, rigor, autonomy, dynamism, team spirit, initiative and motivation
- Ability to have a long-term vision
- Demonstrable proficiency of Microsoft Suites and Google Docs
- Interest in the arts, particularly films and filmmaking
Hours: Full Time- Work remotely
CLOSING DATE & HOW TO APPLY
All interested candidates should submit their CV before the 21st of October 2021.
Submit your CV and cover letter as a single document by emailing to: Vanessa@beingblackincanada.com with the subject line: “Application for Production Coordination Assistant of Being Black In Canada.”
Please forward your CV with a cover letter answering these questions:
- Why are you an excellent candidate for this position and how would you be an asset to the organization?
- What is the greatest achievement of your career?
- What are the strengths that make you the best candidate for this job?
- Where did you find out about this job-opening?
We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.