Job Posting 86449

Festival Technical Support
Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
closes in 3 days (Fri, 12 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $4,450 Contract

Job Title:                      Festival Technical Support

Reports to:                   IT & Facilities Coordinator

Duration:                          Sept 12th through Oct 14th, 2022

Location:                      Vancouver International Film Centre

Scope:                          Vancouver International Film Festival 2022

Remuneration:             $4,450 Contract


The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the Vancity Theatre, located in the VIFF Centre. We produce screenings, talks and events as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen.


The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is dedicated to accessible employment practices and committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace that is reflective of our community and encourage applications from members of communities that have been marginalized based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, or status as an Indigenous person. Please feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.


Reporting to the IT & Facilities Coordinator, Festival Technical Support is responsible for assisting with the cleaning, testing, configuration and set-up of box office equipment (pin pads, Boca printers, laptops, Internet Smart Hubs), the set-up of internet and computer equipment at VIFF’s ancillary office, and basic level 1 user end technical support. This position is approximately 4 days a week for pre and post festival, must be fully available for support during festival operating hours between Sept 29th and October 9th.





  • Proven experience working in a technical support role;
  • Basic understanding of TCP/IP protocols, port-forwarding, and LAN configuration;
  • Experience working in a festival or event-focused environment;
  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, and repair issues;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work evenings / weekends and extended hours as scheduled.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift somewhat heavy equipments.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Testing and configuring festival laptops, iPads, cell phones, smart hubs, and printers;
  • Coordinating installation of equipment at festival venues and ancillary offices;
  • Coordinating software installation for festival tablets, phones, laptops and workstations;
  • Arranging for installation of ad-hoc internet connectivity;
  • Assisting with basic end-user technical support;
  • Liaising with the appropriate external support teams and escalating issues in a timely manner.
  • Troubleshooting and researching solutions for basic technical issues;
  • Establishing and maintain an inventory of festival technical equipment and ensuring all is returned to storage appropriately at the end of the festival;
  • Supporting festival venues with IT troubleshooting and solutions;
  • Manage equipment inventory; ensure all equipment is returned, cleaned, and properly stored post-festival.
  • Become well-familiarized with festival venues and their respective box office, network setups, hours of operation etc.
  • Completing a final report to include report on activities in the current year and recommendations for the future


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