Development & Events Intern - Volunteers

2489 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON, M2L 1A8

Start Date
January 08, 2020

Reports to
Manager, Events & Director, Partnerships & Events

Application Deadline
October 28, 2019


End Date
March 27, 2020

Job Description

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace.

Compensation: $14.00/hour

Hours of Work: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (37.5 hours per week)


Under the direction of CFC Events Manager & Director of Partnerships & Events, the Development & Events Intern - Volunteers duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

Volunteer Recruiting & Management (GALA):

  • Supervise and manage a volunteer network (e.g., recruitment, screening, interview, placement, training, orientation retention and recognition)
  • Participate in the development and delivery of orientation and training programs for volunteers
  • Promote volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment, publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Interview and recruit volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for their position
  • Prepare all volunteer information and commitment forms
  • Create reports and update volunteer manual post-events

CFC Events:

  • CFC Annual Gala & Auction
  • Circle of Supporters screenings (when available)
  • Program Showcases and Events
  • Internal meetings, lunches etc.
  • Other external and internal events as required


  • Research potential sponsors
  • Create proposals (cash and DIK)
  • Draft Corporate Communication documents and liaise with sponsors
  • Draft contracts and invoices
  • Organize all administrative documents
  • Post event reporting
  • Liaise with Marketing Department

Provide departmental support to the Development and Events team including:

  • Database entry
  • Events guest lists
  • Administrative support, filing, and taking meeting minutes
  • Sponsorship management support, researching new potential sponsors, proposals, invoicing
  • Compilation of sponsorship reports post event
  • Tax receipts

Other duties:

  • Attend all departmental meetings and events listed above
  • Event support as required
  • Front desk reception duties as required
  • Other duties as required



  • Fundraising experience
  • Event planning experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with attention to detail
  • Exceptional at multitasking, problem solving, meeting deadlines and working under pressure
  • Must be organized, resourceful and motivated, with strong team-building skills


  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce (or similar database)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat an asset

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to interact, liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of internal and external people in a professional and ethical manner
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to be a proactive, determining new tasks and department efficiencies
  • High level presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope with high pressure situations and competing deadlines
  • Patient, amiable and good humoured

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by October 28, 2019 and indicate “Development & Events Intern-Volunteers” in the subject line.

The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls please.