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Yukon Film Society – General Manager

Now Accepting Applications


Yukon Film Society
June 21, 2022
In-person & Online
Whitehorse, YT

Do you have a passion for film, cinema and media arts? Are you a creative and strategic leader? Do you want to be a part of an evolving community hub in the North? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you! The Yukon Film Society (YFS) is hiring a General Manager to be a part of our energetic and dedicated team. YFS intends to conduct the first round of interviews in the last week of June and will continue to accept applications until we find the candidate who best compliments the organization. Individuals are encouraged to apply before June 21.

Job Description

This is a permanent senior staff position (30 to 35 hours per week), reporting to the YFS Board of Directors. In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the General Manager is responsible for managing and planning the operations of YFS to provide regular services and special projects for its members and the public, and to promote exhibition, education, distribution and production activity. Core responsibilities include:


Plan and implement annual programs that help YFS achieve its mission. Programs currently include the growth and operation of the Yukon Theatre Cinema, workshops, Available Light Film Festival and Industry conference, year-round Available Light Cinema, Yukon48 Hour Film-making Challenge, equipment rentals, Available Light on Demand VOD service, Jenni House Artist Residencies (with the Jenni House partners) and the ongoing expansion of a cinema library;

Help plan and implement special programming such as media arts commissions and production support programs.

Fundraising and Sponsorship

  • Prepare grant applications, manage relationships with funding agencies, and submit reports and other information as required;
  • Monitor and adjust applications and respond to potential funders’ requests;
  • Take the lead on sponsorship and fundraising for the Available Light Film Festival;
  • In partnership with the YFS Board, assist with annual plans and fundraising programs for annual giving, endowment giving, planned giving, grants and sponsorships, and explore new fundraising opportunities.


  • Contribute to regular staff meetings;
  • Report monthly to the Board of Directors about projects, fund-raising and budgets;
  • Work with the Artistic Director to produce and update organizational and project budgets;
  • Support the Board of Directors in the development of new policies, advising on organizational development, and the creation of committees;
  • Take the lead on hiring and managing staff and contractors;
  • Co-manage 4 to 6 staff including summer students and program staff by providing orientation, training, creating work plans, and providing performance evaluations;
  • Oversee financial management and budgets.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Proven ability to take initiative and work in a self-directed manner;
  • Experience working in the film, cinema or media arts sector;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including familiarity with social media;
  • Experience with funding proposals and reports, and sponsorships;
  • Experience working with diverse communities;
  • Strong administrative, financial management and record-keeping skills;
  • Proven event organizing abilities;
  • Proven ability to work positively and constructively with staff, funders, Board, and volunteers;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to assist with new projects, challenges and technologies as they arise;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft software (Word and Excel) and Mac computer;
  • Experience working with web-based event management software and virtual cinema platforms an asset;
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector an asset;
  • Valid driving license an asset.


30 to 35 hours per week at $27 to $31/hour depending on experience. YFS has a modest health benefits plan.

To Apply

If you are a self-directed team player who loves film, cinema and media arts, with experience organizing events, writing grants and raising sponsorships, and you are ready to help move the Yukon Film Society to the next level, please send a cover letter and resume to

The Yukon Film Society is committed to developing an inclusive work environment and a diversified workforce. In support of this goal YFS will consider the following criteria as non-essential asset qualifications for this position: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, however we encourage applicants from these groups to include this information in their applications for our consideration.

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