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[Volunteer] Industry Research & Event Planning Volunteer

We’re looking for candidates with a strong passion and bold ideas in creating exciting events. Let’s work together to bring more awesome films and talents to Vancity!

This year’s GPIFF runs from December 4-10, 2017. Major events include a four-day Public Screening at Vancity Theatre; a full-day Industry Forum followed by a high-end Industry Party at Four Seasons Hotel and Vancouver Art Gallery on December 9. The Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony will be held at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on December 10.

* Volunteers will be rewarded with a festival pass for screenings and events, including the Awards Ceremony.



  • Event planning, design and production while managing all project delivery elements within time limits
  • Conduct industry research, gather information and negotiate contracts
  • Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote events
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
  • Conduct pre- and post–event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest


  • Proven experience as an event planner or organizer
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Proven communication skills
  • Able to handle pressure


Please send your resume to should you be interested in applying for this position.