Want to join our team? We want to hear from you! Check out the available positions for the 2017 Mosquers Board and drop us a line via the application form below! If you're interested in applying for multiple positions, please submit separate applications for each role you apply to. Good luck!
External Events Director
This exciting new position will allow you to expand the Mosquers in ways we’ve previously only dreamed about! Working with our Global and Campus Ambassadors, you’ll coordinate and plan events at our partner locations all around the world. You’ll also be the Director in charge of our official after-event, “Popcorn!”. Alongside your dedicated Coordinator, you will: curate a theme for Popcorn, determine venue and ticketing, and ensure that our objective of continuing the conversation while showcasing more diverse creative talents at Popcorn is being met!
As a Director, you will also be involved in all strategic decision-making for the Mosquers Film Festival and all organizational matters that require board level voting and input. Time commitment for Directors is significantly more than that of a Coordinator.
Subcommittee members will work with our Directors on their individual portfolios. While these members meet less frequently (one full board meeting a month, and separate portfolio meetings as needed), they are no less important than any other position on the Mosquers and still require substantial involvement and commitment.
Main Event Coordinator
The Mosquers Film Festival Awards night is the reason we are all here! Working closely with the Operations Director, it will be your job to ensure smooth coordination of the Event Night. You will also be working closely with other board members and patrons to coordinate details of the event such as booking an entertainer/host(s), securing awards and trophies, facility layout and set up, coordination of the event program on the night of (you get to wear a headset - cool guy emoji) and other event logistics.
Is your favorite part about a movie the Popcorn? This may be the role for you. Working with our External Events Director, you will be responsible for all aspects of our official after-event, “Popcorn!”. This is a unique opportunity for us to show off the further creative talents of our community and for guests of the main Film Festival to interact, exchange ideas, and discuss the phenomenal films they’ve just watched! Specific responsibilities, under the guidance of the External Events Director, include:
Sourcing a venue for Popcorn
Coordinating any catering required
Curating a list of creative individuals who could partake in the event
Managing the ticketing and entry
Creating a unique theme and social mixers for the event
Technical Production Coordinator
Smooth execution from a technical standpoint ensures a great Awards Show! As Technical Production Coordinator, your main focus will be to develop promotional digital content, as well as ensuring high-quality visual and auditory content during the Awards Show and throughout the year, all in alignment with the Mosquers brand and messaging. Possessing digital/technical literacy is important as you will be working closely with the Marketing Director to create our promotional content.
Social Media Coordinator
We are looking for a talented Social media coordinator to create and maintain a strong online presence for The Mosquers Film Festival. Your role is to maximize the organization’s positive use of social media to build its image. Managing a Twitter feed, a Facebook page and the Mosquers Instagram account are all vital ways to connect with possible new submitters and audiences. Monitoring public comments and communications about the organization on the internet will also be managed by the coordinator. If you are a tech-savvy professional with an interest in communicating with clients through online channels, we would like to meet you.
As a Social media coordinator, you will develop original content and suggest creative ways to attract more customers and promote our festival. Ultimately, you should be able to increase web traffic and customer engagement metrics aligned with broader marketing strategies.
Treasurer (Finance Coordinator)
Money! Money! Money! Money!
If you’re a big fan of numbers, dollars, or excel, this is the role for you! This person will ensure the timely tracking of all Mosquers’ expenses, revenues, AR, and AP. They will also work closely with the Director of Finance & Partnerships to create a budget for all aspects of the Mosquers Film Festival and approve corresponding expenses. They will also be a main liaison for our bank and ensure timely submissions of financial statements.
So basically, you’d be a pretty big deal.
AKA the “Rainmaker”.
More than 50% of our total revenue comes from partnerships with local, national, and international corporations that see us as a unique advertising opportunity, or who want to support our initiatives. The Partnerships Coordinator will be focused on renewing and growing our existing partnerships while simultaneously seeking new partners for the Mosquers. They will also try to source and successfully apply for grants that we may be eligible for.
Without you, there’s no us.
The most important part about any film festival is its films! As the Submissions Coordinator, you will work closely with the Submissions Director to source as many top-caliber short film submissions as possible. Communication is key! You will be tasked with communicating with filmmakers both well known and just starting out locally from Edmonton as well as from around the globe! You will be responsible for ensuring that the best and brightest are submitting high quality films that meet and adhere to the guidelines and objectives of the Mosquers Film Festival. You will also assist in determining the judging panel and reviewing judging processes and criteria. For this reason, as Submissions Coordinator, you will not be able to submit an entry into the Mosquers Film Festival.
Public Relations Coordinator
The Public Relations Coordinator is our liaison with external media and special guests. You will answer questions from media outlets, participate in or arrange for interviews with key individuals within our organization, and write press releases to make the media aware of our achievements. It will be your responsibility to keep the general public updated regarding our event, via various avenues of media coverage. These could include, newspaper articles, radio talk shows, and television morning shows. You will also have the opportunity to connect with notable members of our community, as you compile the special guests lists for the Film Festival and encourage dignitaries to attend.
Community Relations Coordinator
If you are enthusiastic an enthusiastic individual and want to help further our objective of bringing people of all opinions together, to celebrate diversity and talent, then this position is for you! The Community Relations Coordinator will advocate for the Mosquers externally by developing relationships with like-minded organizations, and seeking new ways to leverage our existing relationships, to help further our outreach to both Muslim communities and Non-Muslim communities. Responsibilities will include:
Bringing forward creative collaboration opportunities with organizations that share similar objectives
Proactively maintaining a calendar of all potential outreach opportunities throughout the year
Arranging for the representation of the Mosquers Film Festival at local events
Mosquers Campus Ambassadors
Want to be the face of Mosquers at your campus? We are looking for Mosquers Campus Ambassadors currently attending Post Secondary institutions across Edmonton. (U of A, NAIT, Grant MacEwan, etc).
You role as a Campus Ambassador will be to engage in outreach with students at your campus about the Mosquers Film Festival. Campus Ambassadors report to the Outreach Director, helping craft a campus communication strategy for student outreach.
Our Campus Ambassadors:
Promote the Mosquers by creating a club/student group within their campus community
Host creative outreach sessions on their campus to raise awareness of the Mosquers
Liase with other student groups to develop relationships that will support the Mosquers
Help drive ticket sales in the time directly leading up to the 2018 Film Festival
This position is best suited for an individual who plans to return to their campus September 2018.
Are you the most organized person you know? ...Are you at least pretty well organized and excited at the opportunity of joining the Mosquers in a very unique position?? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we’d love for you to consider the Board Coordinator position. This new member of our team will work directly with the chair to administer and oversee all Board functions. This includes:
Assisting in running meetings (both Director and full Board meetings), including minute taking and time-keeping
Setting up venues for meetings and other internal functions
Ensuring task management tools are being utilized and portfolio objectives are being met (Action Trackers)
Assisting the Chair with certain administrative tasks
Managing the ticketing for the event, keeping track of attendees and assisting with the organization of ticket sales
Helping to organize all the printing that needs to be done for the event, as well as printing for any promo materials that we may need throughout the year
The Board Coordinator will be a vital member of our team and will be the Coordinator with the most exposure to the inner workings of the organization. While they will not have the voting rights of a Director, they will still be expected to attend all Director meetings.
Not from Edmonton? Looking to support local filmmakers? Join our team as a Global Ambassador! We’re looking for enthusiastic ambassador’s that believe in our mission of providing a platform to showcase the talents of Muslim filmmakers and dispel any misconceptions and stereotypes about Muslims and Islam through film. Global Ambassador’s work alongside our Chair in creating outreach efforts that are aimed towards your local community.
Outreach efforts include:
Connecting with local filmmakers
Partnering with local organizations that share the same message as the Mosquers
Coordinating/Attending local events on behalf of The Mosquers
Looking for local sponsorships/partnerships that support our mission
Connecting and collaborating with local influencers
As a Global Ambassador, it is important to have excellent communication skills and a desire to network/meet new people. You are the face of Mosquers!
*If you have any issues submitting this form, please contact Sikandar Atiq at Sikandar@TheMosquers.com