Job Post: digiPlaySpace Coordinator, Toronto International Film Festival

Reporting to the Director, Youth Learning, the digiPlaySpace Coordinator will provide administrative support for digiPlaySpace, a 7 week interactive exhibition where children, families and educators will engage with emerging creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences!


  • Supervision of digiPlaySpace facilitators and volunteers
  • Liaise regularly with all of the Facilitators to ensure that the daily staffing needs of the exhibition are met and that each installation is properly staffed/supervised and supply inventory is met, based on the daily requirements
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring of digiPlaySpace facilitators and corresponding paperwork
  • Ensure that the schedule is updated regularly throughout the exhibition to meet the demands and requirements of School Group bookings
  • Create an orientation manual and schedule an orientation session for digiPlaySpace facilitators
  • Liaise with other departments such as Front of House, Volunteers and Ticketing Services to provide updates on scheduling
  • Fill in as a Facilitator, as necessary
  • Purchase supplies and/or handle petty cash
  • Ensure maintenance of stations and troubleshoot where necessary in communication with Exhibitions and Technical Production Services team
  • In digiPlaySpace, first point of contact for public inquiries
  • Write a detailed postmortem
  • Other duties as required

Contract Dates:  February 1, 2016 to April 29, 2016

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous administrative and scheduling experience
  • Exemplary telephone and inter-personal communication skills
  • Detail and process oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to handle difficult situations and people with aplomb and grace
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small team environment
  • Desire and ability to take initiative and coordinate projects with energy and enthusiasm
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high pressure environments with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable with Technical troubleshooting
  • Successful applicant will be expected pass a vulnerable sector check
  • Experience speaking in front of an audience
  • French fluency is an asset
  • Experience working with children and youth an asset


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