Job Title: Workforce Strategy and Development Officer
Reports To: Executive Director
Employment Status: 12 month full-time contract
Salary: 60-70K (competitive, based on experience)
The Workforce Strategy and Development Officer will work with the Screen Nova Scotia Executive Director, staff and Screen Nova Scotia’s workforce development committee to develop the Nova Scotian screen industry’s workforce and support resources.
The Workforce Strategy and Development Officer will develop and execute a strategy that will assess the screen industry’s growth trajectory and identify any knowledge and/or skills gaps needing to be filled in order to respond to current and future workforce demands provincially. Working in collaboration with industry, unions and guilds, as well as government and education institution stakeholders they will develop and execute roadmap tactics to respond to the growing demand for an increased film and television workforce in the province.
Screen Nova Scotia is a membership-based industry association and film commission, dedicated to building a strong and sustainable future for the province’s production sector. The organization is guided by a volunteer board of directors and an active membership that works in all areas of film, television, and animation. As we expand our team and our offerings, all employees will assist with general office support as needed and understand that flexible work hours are sometimes necessary.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of all Nova Scotians, at all job levels. Screen Nova Scotia has a mandate to increase diversity in the screen industry, and we welcome applications from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, persons with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+. If you are a member of one or more of these communities, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.
Who we are looking for: The successful candidate will be passionate about growing Nova Scotia’s screen industry. A history either directly with, or adjacent to, the film & television industry is required. Past experience in education, curriculum development and grants/funding administration will be considered an asset.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The Workforce Strategy and Development Officer is required to demonstrate the following abilities/knowledge base:
The Workforce Strategy and Development Officer will be responsible, in conjunction with SNS Management, for overseeing and reporting on budgets related to those programs that fall under their areas of responsibility.
Interaction with Clients and Public:
The Workforce Strategy and Development Officer will be required to interact with SNS’s film industry client base, including unions, guilds, film crew, film vendors, and other industry stakeholders, and respond to external inquiries.
There are no day-to-day physical demands associated with the Workforce and Strategy Development Officer position. From time-to-time there will be setup related to various activities that SNS is involved in that may require the Workforce Development Officer’s physical support.
In general, SNS operates on a 35-hour work week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (with an hour for lunch). Due to the nature of SNS’s activities, the Workforce Strategy and Development Officer can expect to very occasionally work unusual hours, mainly evenings and weekends as required. We offer a hybrid working schedule, three days per week in the office and two days per week outside of the office.
To apply: Interested candidates can apply with a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 p.m. AST on Friday, January 5th, 2024. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.