Ontario Film Review Board Member Position
Ontario Film Review Board Member Position Advertisement
Are you interested in becoming part of an organization that provides consumers with sufficient
information to make informed viewing choices for themselves and their families? The Ontario
Film Authority is seeking to hire members of the public to join its Ontario Film Review Board
The Ontario Film Authority (OFA) is a not-for-profit corporation that administers the Film
Classification Act, 2005 on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The
OFA is responsible for licensing film distributors, exhibitors and retailers, and overseeing the
operations of the Ontario Film Review Board (OFRB).
Summary of the Position
This position reports to the Chair of the OFRB. As a member of the OFRB, you will be reviewing
and classifying (rating) and/ or approving films in accordance with the Film Classification Act,
2005, established OFRB guidelines, and prevailing community standards.
The work involves visual and auditory demands and sitting for periods of time to screen films in
a simulated cinema viewing environment.
The position entails regular exposure to film content that could be perceived as disturbing or
offensive, therefore, you must be comfortable with the concept of screening/ viewing all film
and video formats as well as a wide variety of genres (includes adult sex films).
This is a casual fixed-term position with a flexible work schedule providing an average
commitment of three business days per month. The office is located in North York and is
accessible by public transportation (the closest subway station is the Yonge-Shepherd station).
Screens films and reviews applications by documentation to determine film classification.
Makes fair, consistent and reasonable classification and approval decisions, either
independently or as part of a panel.
Participates actively in panel discussions to determine film ratings which may also
include content advisories and observations.
Takes detailed notes while reviewing films of all genres and submits summary reports.
Ensures that classification decisions are consistent with established OFRB guidelines, and
in accordance with relevant legislation and principles of procedural fairness.
Maintains an awareness of current public opinion and evolving community standards
and social issues to ensure that OFRB classification and approval decisions are reflective
of community standards.
Identifies emerging or complex classification issues and participates in the drafting
and/or amending of classification guidelines and procedures to address them.
Adheres to internal administrative policies and processes.
Participates in OFRB related and organizational professional development.
Qualifications and Abilities
have an interest in film
post-secondary education is preferable
ability to speak and understand other languages (particularly French) would be an asset
have excellent conceptual and analytical thinking and interpersonal skills
ability to learn, understand and apply legislation, policies, the OFRB guidelines and
have strong oral and written communication skills
ability to be objective while viewing a wide array of film product without prejudice or
bias, reflecting community standards
ability to clearly articulate rationale for rating decisions, both verbally and in writing, and
be open to discussion when there is a need for consensus
ability to learn new skills and adapt as the external environment and the organization
ability to handle confidential information, maintain confidentiality and recognize conflicts
of interest situations
ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with minimal
general knowledge and understanding of film classification used in entertainment media
would be an asset
have experience with the use of email, Internet, Microsoft Office and be willing to learn
basic data entry
Training on how to review and classify film product will be provided to successful candidates.
Please be advised that only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
To Apply: Please visit www.ofa.hrassociates.ca for additional information and to apply. All
applications must be received by December 29, 2016.
Please note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
The Ontario Film Authority is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code.