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Sponsorship and Sales Committee

Grand River Film Festival

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is an incorporated non-profit entering its 15th season with a mission to celebrate and inspire community through the shared experience of film. Through both an annual festival and year-round events, GRFF hosts local, Canadian, and international films with a programming mandate to explore diverse and unique perspectives and an aim to inspire community engagement. GRFF recognizes the power of film to connect people and works in partnership with organizations across the region to deliver impactful programming that builds relationships and encourages meaningful conversation.

While our work is focused on bringing the community together, we also have a commitment to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, guests and community. Our current volunteer positions listed will remain virtual through Zoom, email and phone calls during the winter months and move to a hybrid of virtual/in-person meetings in the spring.

This role will involve assisting the Director of Sponsorship and Sales to seek out new sponsorship opportunities for GRFF and will also involve interacting with existing and past sponsors.

The Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
Provide assistance in stewarding and identifying local sponsors and in-kind donations to the film festival.
Act as a touchpoint for GRFF sponsors in the community.
Build relationships with businesses and organizations that align with the festival.
Work with the design and marketing committee to revise the sponsorship deck.
Maintain consistent use of branding.
Drafting routine correspondence.
Reaching out to new and existing sponsors
Minor administrative duties such as preparing and maintaining a sponsorship database, recording sponsorship money received and tracking and diarizing key deadlines.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 16+

Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Boards/Committees, Fund Development

Skill(s): Collaboration, Written Communication, Verbal Communication, Fund Development, Strategic Thinking

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Training through on-boarding and throughout the year leading up to festival. Supported by the Director of Sponsorship and Sales.
Working Conditions: The committee meets monthly year-round (via virtual meetings due to COVID), with additional discussions happening via email.

- The ability to work independently.
- Strong time management and organization skills.
- The ability and willingness to communicate (both in person and through correspondence) directly with potential sponsors.
- Previous experience in the field of sponsorship or development
- An interest in film and in particular, independent films would be assets.

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact [email protected] with your resume and a letter of interest expressing why you are interested in the position. Please include details about yourself and your background.
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Duration: 1 years minimum
Timing: Anytime plus attendance at monthly committee meeting.

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Jaylene Houde
Waterloo Region,
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual
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