Interested in entertainment law? The Just for Laughs Festival is seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to work as Contracts Coordinators for the 2019 Montreal Festival!

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in intellectual property and contract law, strong communication skills, and the ability to negotiate and function under pressure in time-sensitive situations.


Duration: 3 months, starting mid-May 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
English is essential; bilingualism is an asset.


Responsibilities include the following:
  • Draft, issue, and send contracts – complete with cover letters and all pertinent forms – to artists and their representatives;
  • Ensure that artists and their representatives have all pertinent documentation and materials (i.e. tax forms, ACTRA, visa information sheets, etc.) and that Just for Laughs receives all necessary documents in a timely manner;
  • Distribute payment to artists and act as a liaison between the accounting department and artists;
  • Negotiate terms and conditions and follow through to full execution of each artist contract;
  • File all completed documentation and summarization of the intellectual property rights obtained from each performer;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all departments.

As well as everything logically, implicitly and incidentally related thereto.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and administrative skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines;
  • Computer literacy (including Microsoft Office);
  • Outstanding writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to work with multiple team members across the organization in order to complete projects in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Professionalism, maturity, and sensitivity to confidential information;
  • Capacity to work long hours, as needed.


Deadline for applicants is Friday, April 5th, 2019 
Please send your CV and cover letter to with your name and the job title in the subject line. 
No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.