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Social Media & Community Engagement

Board of Directors

Grand River Film Festival

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is an incorporated non-profit entering its 14th 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 until it is appropriate to hold in-person meetings again.

GRFF is seeking a Director of Social Media & Community Engagement to join the Board of Directors. This position provides key assistance to the organization’s goals of growing community awareness and audience attendance for year-round film programs and the annual festival through social media exposure. The board meets monthly year-round (via virtual meetings due to COVID), with additional discussions happening via email.

Social Media Team (content creation, automation/scheduling and engagement) pre-festival and during the festival:
- Build and execute a social media strategy to support GRFF programs
- Generate, edit, publish and share content across the various GRFF social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Working with the Director of Communications and Programming, promote creative partnerships, including ticket giveaways, raffles, contests, events, eblasts, etc.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Training will be provided by the GRFF Chair of the Board and Director of Communications
Working Conditions: The board meets monthly from year-round (via virtual meetings due to COVID), with additional discussions happening via email.

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 social media background.

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Duration: 2 years. Timing: Anytime plus attendance at monthly Board meeting.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations
Skill(s): Written Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Creative Thinking
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Jaylene Houde
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