Employment Opportunities

Position: Technical & Production Coordinator

Deadline for applications: May 19th, 5pm
Start Date: June 2021
Contract: Full-time permanent
Rate of Pay: $33,670 per year (plus benefits listed below)
Location: AFCOOP Office, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax/Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia

AFCOOP is looking to hire a full-time Technical and Production Coordinator to lead the co-op’s busy equipment and facilities rental operations and to support the production of independent films through training and mentorship. The Technical and Production Coordinator will work with other staff and AFCOOP’s Production Committee to oversee AFCOOP’s technical and production related activities and to help bring those resources to our community of independent filmmakers and media artists.

Job Components:
The Technical and Production Coordinator role will involve the following: equipment and facilities bookings, returns and testing; equipment repair management, inventory tracking and ordering; committee coordination and facilitation; research and preparation of technical related grants; supporting the technical needs of AFCOOP’s programs; working with filmmakers to design equipment packages; providing technical advice, instruction and troubleshooting; assistance with AFCOOP’s presentation activities; upkeep of AFCOOP’s post-production facilities; administration and record keeping; workshop planning, coordination and implementation.

Looking for someone who has:
– A passion for filmmaking;
– Experience with filmmaking production equipment, (HD cameras, camera support, lighting and sound recording equipment);
– Experience or basic familiarity with analog filmmaking technologies (Super 8, 16mm, etc);
– Experience with digital editing software;
– Willingness to aid others in learning and mastering the tools of cinematic production;
– Excellent research capabilities and the capacity to be self-directed both in achieving tasks and finding solutions to problems;
– A genuine enthusiasm in analog filmmaking technologies, ie: Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film, film projectors, hand editing with Steenbeck flatbed editing tables, methods of transferring film-captured imagery to a digital platform and;
– A desire to learn and grow as an artist and technician.

AFCOOP offers:
As a full-time staff person the successful candidate will have access to AFCOOP’s free staff equipment rental policy, five paid days off per year to work on their own film, four weeks of vacation (two weeks during the Holiday office closure in Dec./Jan and two weeks of their choosing), professional development opportunities and health benefits.

Hours of work:
The Technical and Production Coordinator will be employed in the AFCOOP office five days per week (Monday – Friday), 9am – 5pm.

*COVID-19 note: This position is based in the AFCOOP office in downtown Halifax. AFCOOP’s other staff are currently working part-time in the office and part-time from home. Mask wearing and proper hand sanitization will be required when interacting with the public.

To Apply:

Please fill out this application form which will include the submission of a resume and cover letter as PDFs by May 19th, 5pm.

AFCOOP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities within our organization to those who come from under-represented and equity seeking communities. There will be an opportunity for self-identification on the application form.

Any questions please contact Executive Director Martha Cooley: director@afcoop.ca

Position: Summer Programs Assistant

Deadline for Applications: May 17th, 5pm, 2021
Time-line: 13 weeks June – Aug. 2021 (dates are flexible)
Hours: part-time (approximately 21hrs / week)
Pay: $6,500 flat rate for the duration of the contract (no payroll deductions)
Location: AFCOOP Office, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax/Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia* 

AFCOOP is looking to bring on board a Summer Programs Assistant to help with our summer training initiatives and programs. This position is funded through a partnership and the successful candidate must be 30 years of age or under as of June 1st 2021. 

Job Components:
The Summer Programs Assistant will work with AFCOOP’s Programs and Outreach Coordinator to plan, coordinate, promote and facilitate AFCOOP’s summer training initiatives and programs. Tasks will include: sourcing instructors; communicating with participants; assisting with the creation of promotional material; social media promotion; registration coordination; online workshop set up and hosting; feedback gathering and final reporting. 

AFCOOP is looking for someone who has an interest in and/or background in filmmaking or media art. Additional preferred qualifications include strong communication skills and experience working with google drive. Skills not required but will be considered favourably include: graphic design, video editing, website design and experience using online training and communication platforms like Zoom. 

*COVID-19 note: This position is based in the AFCOOP office in downtown Halifax, however, AFCOOP staff are currently working primarily from  home. Depending on Provincial guidelines in June this position may be remote or in the office. Mask wearing and proper hand sanitization will be required when interacting with the public. 

To Apply:
Please fill out this application form which will include the submission of a resume and cover letter as PDFs by May 17th, 5pm.

AFCOOP is committed to providing equal employment opportunities within our organization to those who come from under-represented and equity seeking communities. There will be an opportunity for self-identification on the application form.

Any questions please contact Executive Director Martha Cooley: director@afcoop.ca

Places to look for film/arts related jobs include:

Independent Media Arts Alliance

The Coast

Canadian Heritage Information Network 

Cultural Human Resource Council 

Playback Careers

Kijiji Halifax