Calling all Filmmakers! Hot Shoe is Hiring!

Job Posting:  Social Enterprise Manager, Hot Shoe Productions



·         7-month employment contract (ending Aug 31, 2020) with possibility of extension

·         14 hours per week (equivalent of 2 days)

·         Some evening and weekend work required

·         Salary of $50,000 per year prorated to 2 days per week

This is a seven-month employment contract with possibility of extension subject to funding and successful performance evaluations.


Background and Context

Hot Shoe Productions (HSP) is a successful social enterprise providing training and employment opportunities for young people in the filmmaking and videography industries.  Clients include a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and businesses across the Ottawa region.  HSP provides meaningful employment for up to 25 talented and passionate young people at any given time.  Youth play a leadership role in all aspects of the business, with the support and guidance of an experienced videographer.  See:

Hot Shoe Productions, and its sister-program Youth Active Media, are a partnership between the Social Planning Council of Ottawa and Youth Ottawa.


Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will manage the Social Enterprise, Hot Shoe Productions, including duties such as:

·         Growing the Social Enterprise through business development, developing new client segments, partnerships and seeking other new opportunities

·         Primary point of contact for clients and partners

·         Supporting youth in their learning process and their professional development

·         Scheduling youth videographers, editors and other administrative/coordination tasks

·         Transporting equipment and accompanying youth videographers on film shoots

·         Overseeing video editing and delivery of video to clients

·         Advising the team on equipment purchases and maintenance

·         Implementing a central project logging system for video footage

·         Leading marketing campaigns and market research

·         Participating in program evaluation and funds development

·         Working collaboratively with the Youth Active Media Coordinator in the delivery of the videography training program



·         Direct experience in video production including camera, sound and lighting equipment

·         Strong working knowledge of Adobe Premiere and/or other post-production software

·         Experience working with youth in a facilitation capacity, including at-risk youth populations

·         Proven ability to work in a professional manner with clients and partners

·         Ability to develop and cultivate professional working relationships with community organizations, schools and other groups

·         Entrepreneurial skills including experience running a business or freelancing, and marketing

·         Project management experience

·         Strong speaking, writing and presentation skills

·         ‘Out of the box’ problem solving abilities

·         Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

·         Enthusiasm, fortitude, patience and passion

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team

Note: The successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle for transporting equipment. Mileage will be reimbursed at $0.36/km.



·         Second language ability (French or other language)

·         Experience with website development (wordpress, weebly, etc)

·         Experience with photography and/or graphic design


Method of Application:

Please send cover letter and resume by Friday, January 19th 2020, 5:00 pm by e-mail to:

We regret that we cannot answer inquiries or phone calls about this position.


The Social Planning Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups