Are you thinking of applying for our Manager of Operations position?
Do you think you might be the right fit for RPFF?
Here are some things to consider, from our current Manager of Operations, David Osubronie.
1. What are some highs and lows of being the operation Manager of RPFF?
There will be long days, but knowing how our work intentionally and thoughtfully prioritizes the communities we serve, makes it all worth it. My favourite memories here have been watching young Black and Brown children see themselves represented compassionately and portrayed on screen without negative stereotypes. Whether it was Sister Act or Into The Spiderverse during Under The Stars or short films like Pick and Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls during our school program, it’s incredibly special to witness positive affirmations in real time.
2. What is the best piece of advice you could give to our next Operation Manager?
With so many moving parts to this job, you must be able to remain calm during high-pressure situations. Running events while managing multiple departments can be stressful, but you have to find ways to take moments to breathe and enjoy the impact of our programming on the community. Also, being able to logistically create programming from a lens that focuses on making everything accessible is an asset and part of what makes this team unique and so remarkable.
3. What skills are needed for this position?
Being adaptable and resourceful are important, but being able to prioritize the community members and organizations in Regent Park is essential. Regent Park still has incredibly strong community-oriented foundations, so continuing to foster long-lasting relationships that were built by previous Executive Directors like Ananya Ohri and Chandra Siddan should be a focus to preserving the film festival’s legacy.