We’re Hiring!

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is hiring a full-time Director of Development. This staff member will be responsible for coordinating and implementing sponsorship and charitable giving campaigns, while also assisting with grant writing and other duties connected to development.

Some responsibilities will include:

  • managing all press relations
  • procuring and stewarding sponsorship
  • procuring and stewarding charitable donors
  • assisting with grant writing and reporting

KCFF operates as a small team throughout the year, with increased staffing during the festival season. At various points, staff may be required to take on responsibilities and efforts outside of the scope of their job description to contribute to the success of the Festival.

Work Conditions

KCFF staff work from our offices at the Broom Factory, at 305 Rideau St. in Kingston, Ontario. The typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, with some evening and weekend events. Typically, the winter season is much busier as the Festival approaches, and the summer season is slower, with the idea that the 35-40 hours per week will average out over the course of the calendar year.


Salary is $55,000 – $70,000 based on experience for this full-time (35-40 hour/week) position. This includes a solid benefits package, RRSP matching, and two weeks paid vacation.


  • post-secondary degree or diploma, ideally in communications, fundraising/development, or minimum 5 years work-related experience
  • knowledge and experience in non-profit, film, arts, or festival environment
  • self-starter and strong team player who is able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • superior writing and communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • comfortable with software tools such as MS Office, Google Suite, social media, Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc
  • keen interest in film, arts, and entertainment

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Director of Development” to [email protected] no later than June 30, 2024.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is committed to increasing the representation of historically marginalized groups. Those who would like to self-identify in their cover letters are welcome to do so, however it is voluntary and not required.