Halifax Black Film Festival

Festival Coordinator

We are HIRING! Halifax Black Film Festival and Halifax Black Summer Festival!

The Festival Coordinator will support and facilitate various festivals and production teams, working in conjunction with our executive and management teams, in carrying out the day-to-day activities and logistical duties of both Halifax festivals and various year-round initiatives and programs.

  • Work with production, social media, graphics, publicity, and logistics teams to provide support for all aspects of festival production and virtual/onsite event execution
  • Assist in all event preparation, including reports, panel development, scheduling, coordinating travel and hotels for VIP and guests
  • Budget management
  • Provide supporting documentation, track costs, assure timelines and schedules are met
  • Act as the main point of contact for various communications with partners and sponsors.
  • Community engagement
  • Creative development and implementation of new programs with Executive Team
  • Work with programming team to ensure all local, national, and international films and filmmakers are promoted accordingly
  • Handle all event and program inquiries
  • Help hire contract employees and coordinate volunteer efforts
  • Compile guest lists and send invitations for all special events.
  • Assist in onsite event management for fund raising initiatives.
  • Work with social media manager to help maintain the festival’s social media presence across key platforms.
  • Develop short- and long-term objectives with help of Executive Team
  • Track and measure program performance, with input on competitive analysis
  • Prepare itineraries for executives, panelists, hosts, speakers and festival participants.
  • Some travel required

For HBFF year-round business and structural establishment

  • Work with executive team to find suitable business location
  • Help staff it accordingly
  • Negotiate facility rental, equipment purchases etc.


● 3+ years’ experience in a coordinator or administrative role
● Post-Secondary degree, preferably in event and project management, business, marketing and communications

  • Experience and comfort with social media across all major platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube)
    ● Excellent oral and written communication skills
    ● Previous experience with festivals and events, preferably in Film/TV industry, entertainment, arts and/or non-profit sectors a strong asset
    ● Awareness and sensitivity towards various ethnic, cultural and other diverse backgrounds
    ● Candidate must be flexible and agile in terms of working in a fast-paced job with tight deadlines
    ● Bilingual (French) not required but considered an asset
    ● Google Suite and Microsoft Expert

    Contract Term: Full Time

Start date: October 2021

Salary: TBD

Email Resume and Cover Letter to:


Subject Line: HBFF Festival Coordinator

COVID-19: Temporary remote “Work from Home” conditions. Regular “In-Office” hours to resume at the Halifax location according to the local and provincial public health guidelines.

We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC professionals.
HBFF is governed by, employs and serves diverse community members. Self- identification by applicants does not guarantee employment but we want you to know that we understand that lived experiences of racialization, Indigeneity, DisAbility and gender diversity are their own knowledge and expertise. We value this expertise and consider it as we discern who to interview.

About the Halifax Black Film Media Festival:

The Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) celebrates African Heritage Month and Black Culture in Nova Scotia. This Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. HBFF is a dynamic, refreshing, audacious, bold out reaching Festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of Black people locally and from around the Globe.

The Halifax Black Film Festival is glad to celebrate diversity within the black communities through films that matter. Films illuminate, entertain, and invite audiences to see the world from another person’s experience. When connecting black films with viewers all colours and ethnic origins we recognize the differences that make us unique and celebrate the shared values that bring us together. Coming together through art allows members of all cultural communities to better understand one another.
For more information on HBFF see here à Halifax Black Film Festival