This position has been created to develop skills and provide practical experience related to festival management and general arts administration. Tasks and responsibilities include: assistance with the festival call for submissions process and database; tabulating results of audience surveys and analytics; tracking and filing festival press coverage; updating databases, distribution and communication lists; researching sponsorships and development opportunities; and researching outreach strategies to diverse communities.
This position will include remote work throughout the duration of the contract. As such, candidates from outside of Toronto will be considered.
The main duties for the Festival Assistant include:
Skills and Experience:
We are open to a wide range of applicants for this position. Individuals with training and expertise in the cultural sector and media arts will be given preference. Experience working in artist-run centres will be considered an asset. People of various levels of experience—lived, educational, and professional—who feel they have the skills and competencies required to meaningfully contribute to this project are encouraged to apply. Given the remote nature of our current working conditions, applicants from outside of Toronto will be considered.
Equity and Access:
Images Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an accessible festival and workplace, and continue to work to reduce the barriers to participation in our events and employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Racialized, and/or LGBTQ2S+. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact us at email@example.com.
This is a reporting to the Web and Submissions Manager. Hours for the position are 28 hours per week from July 5 to September 10, 2021. The compensation for this position is
Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter outlining their relevant experience. We ask that you please include your pronouns in your application.
This position is supported by . As such, candidates must meet the following program requirements to be eligible for this position:
The deadline for applications is June 18, 2021 at 5PM.
Applications can be addressed to the Hiring Committee and sent to:
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Please include where you saw this posting in your letter of interest.
* We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In situations with several qualified candidates, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.*
North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking applicants to join our Board of Directors as Treasurer!
Images Festival is a leading presenter of independent film and media culture in dialogue with contemporary art. We are an artist-driven festival that expands traditional definitions and understandings of media art by experimenting with a multiplicity of artistic forms. We aspire to elevate conversations between artists, scholars, and the public about the politics of the moving image.
Images collaborates with a diverse range of organizations, locally, across Canada and abroad, and we prioritize building relationships with organizations and communities that respect our values and share our vision.
The Treasurer is a volunteer position that will work in a collaborative environment to provide financial oversight and direction to the Images Festival’s staff. The Treasurer will work together with other members of the Board and Images Festival’s Executive Director.
Directors oversee the governance and strategic direction of the organization. The Board is made up of artists, arts administrators, and other professionals who contribute experience in fundraising, financial management, human resources, administration, and technical expertise to our successful operation.
Images Festival’s Board currently consists of five members who meet regularly and have been recruited based on their skillset, experience, and connections within the artistic community. The board drives Images’ three-year Strategic Plan cycle, and is guided by the organization’s history, incorporation papers, by-laws, committee guidelines, staff structure, and consensus building. In addition, Images’ Governance Handbook, Equity policies, and Employee Handbook stipulate roles and responsibilities, internal processes, conflicts of interests, personnel policies, and decision-making principles.
● Guidance and oversight to advance Images’ mission and strategic plan
● Monthly meetings at the Images Festival office (approx. 2-3 hours)
● Responsible for assessing the overall financial health of the organization
● Quarterly review of Images Festival budgets and finances, with support from the Executive Director
● Oversees review and approval of audited financial statements (annually, October-November)
● Reviews financial policies, controls, and investment proposals
● Approves expenditures
● Provides support and education to other Board members on how to read and understand budgets and financial statements
● Participates in annual Board Retreat (approx. 8 hours per year)
● Assists with hiring Images Festival leadership positions (as needed)
● Contributes to Images Festival Board of Directors development and organizational transition planning
Expertise / Interest Images is Seeking:
● Governing artist-run centres and/or not-for-profit charitable organizations
● Financial oversight
● Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Governance and Planning
● Fundraising, Development, and/or Grass-Roots Organizing
What to Submit:
● A 75-100 word bio outlining your relevant experience
● A brief statement of interest that describes your relevant experience and
what you expect to get out of the experience (maximum 1 page).
● A resumé/curriculum vitae
Where to Submit:
Board of Directors
Address: 309-401 Richmond Street, Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
Email: executivedirector @ imagesfestival.com (*PDF files only)
Phone: 1 416 971 8405
If you have any questions, need assistance with your application, or have an accommodation request, please come see us, email us, or give us a call.
Images is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We employ personnel without regard to age, class, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geography, indigeneity, physical or mental ability, financial ability, race, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, and statehood. We strongly encourage women, queer, trans and non-binary persons, racialized peoples, indigenous peoples and people living with disabilities to apply and share opportunities with their networks.
Images is one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as an alternative to the only other Toronto film festival at the time, Images has spent the last 32 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. Images showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political herstories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition, and representation. The festival includes screenings, exhibitions, performances, events, and educational initiatives, and is attended annually by more than 30,000 people.