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Canadian Film Centre
North York, ON

Senior Manager Talent Development

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace.

Hours of Work: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (37.5 hours per week)


The CFC is looking to bring on board a Senior Manager, Talent Development to deliver on the execution of the core program activities and play a key leadership role within the department.

Working closely with the CPO, Associate Director of Content and Supervising Producer, this role is responsible for the selection, development, administration and execution of the CFC’s core program offerings (includes the Norman Jewison Film Program, CBC Actors Conservatory, Slaight Music Residency and Bell Media Prime Time Television Program). 

A senior member of the CFC programs department, this role will work in a fast-paced team environment, working to deliver on inclusive, innovative and high-quality professional development programming for creative screen talent.  This is an outward facing position, engaging with the industry-at-large, and responsible for cultivating relationships that further the CFC’s program goals and increase the caliber of the program experience for current and future artists.

The Senior Manager, Talent Development is responsible for leading the selection process and executing on strategic program and curriculum development across these core programs in association with the CPO. This position will work closely to support the artists/creators throughout each program

The CFC is seeking applications from individuals who have a strong knowledge of the Canadian media sector, experience championing artists/creators and who have demonstrated experience planning and delivering on inclusive and accessible programming.


  • Strategize with the CPO, Associate Director of Content and Supervising Producer on program design and delivery, identifying new opportunities to incorporate best practices across the CFC’s core program offerings: Norman Jewison Film Program, CBC Actors Conservatory, Slaight Music Residency, Bell Media Prime Time Television Program
  • Manage program critical paths, delivery and curriculum for these core programs and ensure that the CFC programs are operating at an advanced artistic and professional level.
  • Work closely with the Content, Production and Post teams to ensure that clear communication and processes are in place to meet program activity deliverables.
  • Identify, cultivate and manage the engagement of national and international workshop leaders, guests and mentors to play key roles in the CFC’s core program activities.
  • Provide direction to the Programs Manager and programs admin team on the weekly design and implementation of program training/curriculum for core programs.
  • Provide direction and performance management to the department admin team (Programs Manager, Programs Coordinator, Programs Assistant) as it relates to managing priorities, delegating effectively, maintaining high standards and working with CFC talent and all engaged in programs in a supportive and professional forum
  • Oversee and participate in the talent development selection process for the CFC’s core programs.
  • Oversee and support all external communication with potential applicants and shortlisted candidates.
  • Work closely with the Programs department staff and extended mentor and guest pools to identify how best to support the talent and meet their individual needs.
  • Provide ongoing guidance to all talent participating in core programs, ensuring they get the most out of their CFC experience.
  • Contribute to program reporting and sponsor/partner stewardship as required.
  • Represent the CFC Program’s department at key industry and marketplace events as determined by the CPO.

Required Qualifications:

  • A passion for talent development, equity and inclusion in the arts and working with a team focused on helping artists achieve their goals
  • 5+ years experience working in talent development or programming within the film industry, community arts and/or public programming
  • Experience leading and guiding a team, including experience with direct reports
  • Working knowledge of the screen industries and current industry trends
  • Strong understanding of the collaborative and the creative process required to bring stories to the screen
  • Experience relationship building within the global screen-based industry
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills working with creators and stakeholders in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to work both independently as well as within a team to accomplish deliverables
  • Experience working in a non-profit work environment is considered an asset
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills (including Google Suite, cloud database software, Microsoft Office)
  • Strong ability to work efficiently on many projects with varying deadlines, and anticipate priorities
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends depending on program activity schedules
  • Remote work from home is currently in place, however the candidate must be able to work on site at the CFC (2489 Bayview Ave) when a return to work directive is in place.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by June 14th, 2021 and indicate “Senior Manager, Talent Development” in the subject line.

The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls please.


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Additional Details

Category: Film / Video
Canadian Film Centre
2489 Bayview Ave
North York, ON, CA
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Posted: Jun 02, 2021
Closing: Jun 30, 2021
Type: Full-time
Experience: Intermediate

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