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Job Details

Job Number:  53573
Out In Schools Programmer
Job Posted: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019
(67 days ago)
Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: 44,000 pro-rated

About Us

The Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society is a registered charity and professional queer arts organization dedicated to celebrating queer lives through film, education and dialogue.


Our vision: An equitable society where gender and sexual diversity thrives


Our team: committed staff, engaged board, and invested membership who care deeply about film, art, and making significant, positive impacts in diverse local and global queer and trans communities.


Our values:


●  Fun and celebration

●  Art

●  Respect and equitable inclusion

●  Intersectionality, anti-oppression & social justice

●  Community Engagement


Currently we deliver on our mission with two core programs:

  • The annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second largest film festival in Vancouver, BC, showcasing cutting-edge films from throughout BC, across Canada, and around the world alongside discussion panels, artist Q&As, multidisciplinary performances, parties and more.


Impact: A dynamic showcase of emerging and accomplished queer cinema that pushes artistic boundaries and fosters a sense of belonging, affirmation and connection with other community members and to social movements.


  • Out In Schools facilitators use LGBT2Q+ films in schools and communities throughout BC to combat homophobia and transphobia, making schools safer and more inclusive for all students.


Impact: Innovative and compelling educational experiences that deepen students’ intersectional knowledge and promote inclusive behavior.


About the Position


Located in our office in Downtown Vancouver – the Out In Schools Programmer is an almost full-time (4 days/30 hrs per week) permanent position that will develop content, curate films, and create experiences and curriculum that deepen peoples’ knowledge of Indigenous understandings of sexuality and gender, and in particular, two-spirit traditions, expressions, and practices. In addition, the Programmer will be responsible for delivering and facilitating this content and other Out In School’s educational programming to a diverse variety of audiences across British Columbia.


Working with us, you will benefit from a comprehensive salary package that includes extended health benefits, access to wellness and professional development funds and the ability to be a visible ambassador in our community. The salary for this position is $44,000 per year (prorated for 4 days per week). This position will have a flexible work schedule based upon the demands of the time of year as per the school calendar and also with particular emphasis on the lead up and during the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.




Reports directly to the Out In Schools Manager.




  • Work with the Out In Schools Manager to set strategic priorities.
  • Review current Out In Schools curriculum and develop and implement a plan to decolonize existing programming and practices.
  • Leads the research, consultation, development, and preparation of Two-Spirit and Indigenous content for Out In Schools “LGBT2Q+ competency” presentations for youth, educator, community, and corporate audiences.
  • Leads the research, consultation, development, and preparation Two-Spirit and Indigenous content for Two-Spirit specific presentations for youth, educator, community, and corporate audiences.
  • Train others on program changes.
  • Facilitate Out In Schools film-based dialogues on LGBT2Q+ issues with youth and adults.
  • Be a positive resource and role model for LGBT2Q+ and allied communities.
  • Uphold professional standards as outlined in Out On Screen’s employee handbook and be proactive regarding any real or perceived potential conflicts of interest.
  • Liaise with educators and school administration.
  • Be available for regular training and professional development.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Share reflections and learning assessments after each presentation in the facilitator feedback survey.
  • Participate at Out In Schools special events and fundraisers and appear on behalf of Out In Schools at other select events.
  • Build relationships with relevant communities and organizations.


General Duties

  • Provide weekly updates on activities and progress to the Out In Schools Manager and provide status reports at staff meetings.
  • Work with the Out In Schools Program Coordinator to maintain accurate records of expenses and revenues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Vancouver Queer Film Festival-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist with coordination and promotion of youth activities (including the Youth Gala) at VQFF.
  • Act in various festival-related roles during the VQFF.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with youth and/or organizations that support youth or equivalent experiences.
  • Knowledge of LGBT2Q+ language, issues, and tools for inclusion through an intersectional lens.
  • Deep knowledge of a range of Indigenous histories, politics, and perspectives, and in particular diverse Indigenous traditions on gender and sexuality, with demonstrated attention to cultural protocols and contexts for those traditions.
  • Confident and experienced public speaker and presenter.
  • Comfortable with presentation technology and software, including projectors, sound, PowerPoint, etc.


Other qualifications that are considered an asset:

  • Recent high school experience.
  • Teaching or other relevant experience working in the field of education.
  • Artistic practices (eg. Film, spoken word, painting, etc.).
  • LGBT2Q+ and community-based sector work experience.
  • Knowledge of film and media.
  • Successfully built relationships and worked with Indigenous people in a matter that is in right relations.
  • Additional languages spoken.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or willingness to obtain).
  • Committed to the values of creativity, courage, respect, intersectionality, and anti-oppression.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


Out On Screen strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Indigenous, people of colour, and people across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities are encouraged to apply.


We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please look to our website for employment updates.

How to Apply
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Email cover letter and resume, in either PDF or Word format, to
Please indicate “Out In Schools Programmer - YOUR NAME” in the subject line.
Contact Details
Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society
207 West Hastings St.
Suite 405
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7

Tel: (604) 844-1615
www:   www.outonscreen.com

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