YFS News

Aug. 12

Employment Opportunity : Marketing/ Distribution Coordinator

Marketing/ Distribution Coordinator Job Description Aug. 12, 2019

The Yukon Film Society (YFS) is seeking a dynamic and social media savvy individual to coordinate media relations and marketing for Yukon Film Society activities and for YFS’ new Available Light On-Demand (ALD) digital distribution service.

Background Information:

The Yukon Film Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing filmmakers and film lovers by implementing the following mandate:

  1. To exhibit independent and alternative moving picture, audio, multi-disciplinary and digital media art works to Yukon audiences.
  2. To support the production and distribution of Yukon independent moving picture, audio and new media art works.
  3. To provide training, and access to production equipment for Yukon moving picture, audio and digital media artists.

About Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) 2020

Taking place Jan 31 to Feb 9, the 18th annual Available Light Film Festival will feature 50+ screenings of contemporary International and Canadian cinema in Whitehorse, Yukon. ALFF programming includes a special focus on cinema and screen content from Northern Canada and Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe.

About Available Light Cinema

Available Light Cinema provides Yukon audiences with opportunities to see independent fiction and documentary features not typically available in local theatres, and often not readily accessible through on-line platforms.  Between September 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020 YFS will present Available Light Cinema screenings every other Monday with state-of-the-art projection and sound at the Yukon Arts Centre. We anticipate a total of approximately 35 screenings in this series.

About Available Light On-Demand (ALD)

Available Light On-Demand is a strategic initiative to digitally distribute Yukon films and media art. This service gives Yukon films a new online home on an on-demand platform available to audiences around the world. Available Light On-Demand is a space for building a filmmaker’s audience and demographics through analytics and exhibition opportunities, and is designed to be a one-stop shop for diverse, artist-driven Yukon content.

Marketing/ Distribution Coordinator Duties:

Social media and communications for Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) 2020/ Available Light Cinema/ YFS:

Approx. 300 hours between October 2019 and March 2020. 180 of these hours over January and February.

Media coordination for ALFF 2020:


Available Light On-Demand (ALD) Marketing

Approx. 280 hours between September 2019 and March 2020 (average of 40 hours/month with Sept. 2019 being very busy)

Education, Experience and Skills


This is a part-time term position September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, at $24/ hour.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, résumé, and names and contact info for three references to gm@yukonfilmsociety.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review beginning after August 20, 2019. For more information please call/email YFS Administrator Karen Baltgailis, at 867-393-3456, gm@yukonfilmsociety.com

This position is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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