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Community Fundraising Representative - Shinsedai Cinema Festival

Job Description

Founded in 2009, The Shinsedai Cinema Festival is Canada's only annual film festival dedicated solely to presenting the work of independent Japanese filmmakers. Called “one of the city’s youngest and most original movie events” by the Toronto Star, the Shinsedai Cinema Festival's continuing goal is to work with Japanese filmmakers and distributors to present the cutting edge of Japan's indie film scene to Toronto audiences. The Shinsedai Cinema Festival is a registered not-for-profit organization operated by a dedicated team of Japanese film and culture lovers, and is the perfect environment for anyone seeking entry into both Toronto's and Japan's independent film community.

Community Fundraising Representative - Part-Time

The Shinsedai Cinema Festival is currently seeking a Community Fundraising Representative who will work under the direction of the Festival Director to raise both public and private funds, as well as oversee individual giving campaigns, leading up to the festival's 5th offering in July of 2013.  The successful candidate will be compensated on a commission basis on funds raised.   Duties include:

 - Liaising with established sponsors to further foster valued community relationships
- Actively seeking new funding partnerships in both the public and private sectors
- Researching public funding opportunities and writing public grant applications
- Promoting advertising opportunities to local businesses
- The creation and implementation of the festival's annual IndieGoGo online fundraising campaign


- Background in not-for-profit arts administration
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills when interacting with established and potential donors
- A proven background in coordinating and executing successful grant proposals
- Self-starter, ability to work independently while adhering to outlined duties and fundraising goals
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
- Flexible schedule
- A passion for film and arts a must
- Japanese language skills an asset but not required

How to apply

Applications, including cover letter and resume should e-mailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Community Fundraising Representative" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is September 7th, 2012.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.       

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