Do you have a love for comedy paired with a passion and experience in producing events and festivals? Then we have the job for you! Just for Laughs is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and hard-working individual to join our team as Associate Producer for Just for Laughs Toronto.

This position will work closely with the Festival Producer on all aspects of the successful planning, delivery and execution of our annual Festival in Toronto. This includes managing schedules and timelines, producing individual aspects of the festival (such as specific shows or events) and liaising with other teams such as marketing, logistics and production to deliver a successful festival.

The successful applicant must have strong organizational and communication skills, be able to multi-task and function in time-sensitive and high-pressured situations and be great at working with people. The applicant should be prepared to work long hours when necessary, in the lead up to and during the Festival.

Duration: This is a full-time permanent position, starting December 2021/January 2022.

Location: Montreal, QC (potential to be based in Toronto for part of the year for the right candidate)

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the Festival Producer on all aspects of the planning, delivery and execution of the Just for Laughs Toronto festival;
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support to the festival, including implementing and maintaining strong processes;
  • Prepare artist offers, circulate artist confirmations and maintain all details within the Festival database;
  • Maintain key Festival documents including programming schedule, programming reports, critical path, task lists etc.;
  • Work with web developers to update website and Festival app including inputting all programming data into the website backend;
  • Plan, write and send out Festival Newsletters and E-blasts before, during and post Festival;
  • Work closely with Ticketmaster for Pass/Credit/Purchasing setup, Marketing and Customer Service;
  • Copywriter for FAQs, artist bios, show descriptions and news updates on Festival website;
  • Ensure all Festival’s sponsorship deliverables are met;
  • Assist with the training and onboarding of staff including customer service team, volunteers and other temporary festival positions.
  • Liaise with the Marketing Department on requirements, including approving artwork, proofing press releases, website, and on creating the Festival look and feel;
  • Liaise with the Production Department on requirements for shows booked;
  • Liaise with the Logistics Department on artist requirements, including dates, travel, immigration, etc.;
  • All related administrative tasks needed by immediate supervisor, including but not limited to, answering calls, preparing emails, creating purchase orders, organizing the filing system, and completing expense reports.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years of experience in comedy, including producing comedy events;
  • Experience working in festivals and events;
  • College Degree is an asset but not essential;
  • Bilingual (English, French);
  • An understanding of the North American comedy scene;
  • Ability to work with multiple team members across the organization and complete projects in a timely manner;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple projects open at one time;
  • Excellent time management, organizational and administrative skills, with an ability to think proactively and prioritize work;
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a broader organizational team;
  • Outstanding writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading skills;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Capacity to work long hours, as needed;
  • Professionalism, maturity, and sensitivity to confidential information;
  • Expert level skills in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Microsoft Word;
  • Overall love of comedy!