Human Rights DocFest Film Festival Coordinator Call Out (application deadline: November 1st)

jhr McGill is seeking two coordinators for DocFest. DocFest is a human rights documentary festival that showcases Canadian films that highlight both national and international human rights issues. The festival will take place in March 2011. Coordinators will be responsible for all aspects of the festival, including liaising with the venue, seeking submissions, seeking adjudicators, publicity, and sponsorship.

Skills relevant (though not strictly necessary) to the position include prior event planning experience, prior work with city-wide events, familiarity with promotion and advertising, and an ability to spearhead large-scale events. Familiarity with the film industry is preferred, but not required.

The coordinators will be assisted both by jhr McGill and by the national Journalists for Human Rights office.

Qualified applicants should submit a CV and concise letter of intent to before 5:00pm on November 1st, 2010. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email Dave at


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