Getting involved with WIFT-AT

Can you help us to increase representation and gender equity in the screen industry in Atlantic Canada?

Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is a non-profit professional association that has been advancing gender equity for those working in screen-based media in Atlantic Canada since 2009. 

In our hiring, as in all of our operations, we seek diverse perspectives and are intentionally inclusive. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse individuals who are African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, racially visible, 2SLGBTQIA+, or living with disability dynamics. If you are equity-deserving (experiencing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources due to disadvantage and discrimination based on sex, age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or creed) you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter and/or resume.

The Community Builder will be responsible for supporting the WIFT-AT member experience with engagement practices and systems. The Community Builder will evaluate recent recommendations of possible platforms, systems, events and practices to support the WIFT-AT member experience, in order to prioritize recommendations to prototype and test over a trial period.

Working conditions

  • Location | Virtual (Individual can work remotely from home anywhere in Nova Scotia)
  • Length of Contract | 26 weeks, Oct 31-Apr 28
  • Hours | 35 hours per week (variable hours, occasional evenings and weekends) 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate should possess very good written and verbal communication skills, experience with member engagement, experience in Zoom’s back-end, Google Workspace, and community building platforms like Mighty Networks. Familiarity with inclusive design principles and accessibility considerations is an asset. Experience with membership management systems such as Wild Apricot is an asset. Experience with administration of Slack or Discord servers is an asset. Experience with project management principles and tools (eg Asana) is an asset. Experience with email newsletter tools like Mailchimp is an asset, but is not necessary. A background and/or interest in the film industry is also an asset, but is not necessary. This is a learning position and the successful applicant will work with support and supervision from the WIFT-AT Executive Director.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with WIFT-AT community on and offline (as possible)
  • Evaluate recommendations for supporting member experience to identify priority recommendations
  • Create prototype structures or mechanisms required by prioritized recommendations
  • Support member experience via prototypes for a trial period
  • Evaluate and report on trial
  • Implement approved recommendations from trial

Communication

Corresponding with WIFT-AT members and community as well as the WIFT-AT Executive Director, in person (as possible) and by video conference, phone, email, and other messaging systems. Communicating to manage collaborations, solicit input, build relationships, and other related purposes.

Evaluation

Reviewing the recommendations on supporting member experience via communication systems, practices and platforms, working with the Executive Director to establish an evaluation framework (eg resource needs in terms of time, budget, staffing; change management needs; etc) and completing evaluation of recommendations.

Content Design and Creation

Identifying any communications, processes, prompts, or other structures needed to implement the recommendations around WIFT-AT member experience, and designing then creating them. Structures impacting member experience may range very widely, from how passwords are reset in a community platform, through to how a networking event feels to attend. In the example of an event, content design and creation could mean designing the event for easy networking by making choices relating to agenda, timing and atmosphere, and then creating that agenda, timing, and atmosphere.

Project Planning and Management

Preparing a critical path for the implementation of recommendations, identifying and making necessary adjustments to the critical path, reporting on progress.

ELIGIBILITY:

This job is funded through the Job Creation Partnership Program of Employment Nova Scotia. To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the program. Please do not apply if you do not qualify.  For full information about the program, (CLICK HERE).

Equity goal/intentions

Priority is given to women and gender diverse individuals from equity deserving populations, in keeping with encouraging justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our operations.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please email joanne@wift-at.com with the job title Community Builder in the subject line by Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 5:00PM AST. 

Please include your CV, cover letter (max one page), and two professional references in a single PDF document as an attachment. Please indicate in the cover email that you have reviewed the criteria of the Job Creation Partnership and are eligible.

Connect with members while supporting WIFT-AT’s work! There are often opportunities, big and small, and you can sign up for them here, or drop a line to let us know you’ll be interested in future opportunities. Volunteer activity is credited, available to offset WIFT-AT fees and registrations.

WIFT-AT’s sponsors are the best in the business. 

They play a vital role in supporting WIFT-AT’s work to create equitable and inclusive access for all people in the film industry. Our sponsors’ support allows our members access to professional development opportunities, industry mentoring, workshops, programs, pitch competitions, and a supportive professional network.

Would your company like to support a dynamic organization that creates tangible and ongoing benefits for the community? Become a WIFT-AT sponsor. 

Contact our Executive Director today to explore our sponsorship tiers: joanne@wift-at.com

Can you help us to increase representation and gender equity in the screen industry in Atlantic Canada? Donate here.

ANY AMOUNT IS VERY WELCOME, THANK YOU!