Executive Director

Halifax, NS

The Atlantic International Film Festival is one of Canada’s premier film festivals and a year-round celebration of the artistry, education and industry of independent film. FIN, a non-profit organization, facilitates opportunities to come together throughout the year to celebrate and recognize excellence in filmmaking, foster interest in film as a creative medium for storytelling and creative expression and  promote economic and cultural development in Atlantic Canada through the film festival and its other programs, including:

  • FIN Partners, Canada’s top international co-production/co-financing market, focusing on film, television and digital fiction.
  • FIN Kids Festival Tour & Youth Film Competition, which actively promotes equity, cultural and social awareness through its touring curriculum-compatible film program, hands-on media workshops with regional film professionals and the FIN Kids Youth Film Competition.
  • FIN Outdoor, comprising free summertime screenings of movies in Halifax’s Public Gardens.
  • FIN Atlantic Cinematheque, an initiative to promote, preserve and provide access to Atlantic Canada’s moving-image heritage.

We are proud to partner with FIN to recruit an Executive Director to join their team. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for continuing the legacy of FIN’s success through strong relationships with the film industry, government, corporate and community partners. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts and well-established acumen in business development and marketing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall leadership and growth of the FIN film festival and its annual programs 
  • Lead, develop and direct a team of full time and contract-based industry professionals
  • Oversee the mobilization of ~ 200 volunteers annually 
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with FINs key external stakeholders and sponsors, including the international film industry, government, corporate and community partners
  • Marketing of the organization’s activities to stakeholders and the public. 
  • Manage and direct the organization’s budget, including oversight and compliance with all funding arrangements

As the successful candidate, you are passionate about the arts. You have experience leading a team with diverse skill sets towards a common goal through teamwork and empowerment. As the ambassador of FIN, you engage meaningfully with the public, and pride yourself on building collaborative and trusting relationships. You have proven fundraising experience and can manage multiple stakeholders. Your communication and organizational skills are second to none and you have experience managing budgets through strong financial acumen and attention to detail. Your ability to execute vision and strategy will play an essential role in the continuing success of the Festival and its other programming.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

Interested candidates are asked to please forward along their resume to Shaq Smith via shaq@venor.ca

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