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Job Call: Operations and Public Programs Manager

Term: Full-time, permanent. Workdays are regularly Wednesday - Saturday; evening and weekend work is required for committee meetings and events.
Compensation: $25/hour, 30 hours/week. Two weeks of paid vacation per year.
Benefits: Employer-paid health benefits following a three-month probationary period.
Start Date: May 24, 2022
Application Deadline: May 6, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT

Location: This position works on-site in the CFDMC space located in downtown Toronto.

Established in 1967, CFMDC is a not-for-profit, non-commercial media arts distributor. We specialize in independent, artist-made work on film and video, including works from historically underrepresented communities. CFMDC is currently looking to hire an Operations and Public Programs Manager. 

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Organizing new and ongoing public programs;
  • Directly managing the Programming Assistant to develop and extend community partnerships and outreach programs that help dismantle structural barriers and introduce equitable models for access and engagement;
  • Working with the Social Media and Communications team to help to develop communications strategies that engage numerous audiences;
  • Maintaining the CFMDC.org and CFMDC.tv website;
  • Directly managing the Membership Coordinator developing membership and positive member-relations, including overseeing membership benefits;
  • Leading volunteer recruitment, training, and retention;
  • Supporting ongoing marketing activities including writing text, preparing press packages, liaising with the media, designing print and online promotional materials, updating press and mailing databases as needed;
  • Event coordination for the CFMDC exhibition space, exhibitions, installations, and public programming;
  • Assisting the Special Events Committee with the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives;
  • Assisting with the organization’s day-to-day operations, including exhibition installation, administration, and liaising with the general public as needed;
  • Adhering to the mandate of CFMDC, as well as to the critical path and administrative processes (data management, contact management, approvals, project tracking, reporting, contracts, payments, invoices);
  • Representing the CFMDC at relevant meetings and events and creating strong relationships with organizations, curators, artists, and collectives for future opportunities.
     
Operations:

  • Facilitating operational needs across the organization, which may include but are not limited to: triaging inbound mail/email/phone communication; identifying equipment/material suppliers, and preparing partner or client contracts;
  • Supporting management in the preparation and submission of funding proposals and reports;
  • Maintaining organizational spaces, including storage and space cleanups; 
  • Working with the Technical Department to maintain equipment inventories, arranging for the maintenance of organizational space and equipment as needed, anticipating equipment/supplies needs;
  • Ensuring staff have access to equipment, software, and tools needed to perform their duties.
     

Programming:

  • Maintaining detailed notes on programming, planning and implementation. Delivering a full report on each program and participating in a post-mortem at the end of each program;
  • Developing, planning and delivering year-round programming including for CFMDC.tv;
  • Developing programming partnerships and working with community organizations, filmmakers, artists, industry professionals, and partners to deliver programming;
  • Meeting with partners to discuss thematic programming, logistics, budgeting, and scheduling. Assisting with overall project outcomes as they arise;
  • Developing a programming strategy, in conjunction with Management staff;
  • Introducing programs, as well as organizing and facilitating select talkbacks and Q & A sessions;
  • Coordinating and managing the development of promotion, publicity, and marketing materials by writing program descriptions, artistic statements, and coordinating related content on schedule;
  • Working with the Social Media Coordinator to develop and deliver online and social media promotions;
  • Providing input on marketing and outreach strategies for programming;
  • Participating in relevant media/publicity opportunities related to programming;
  • Training and supervising part-time and intern staff working on projects and tasks related to programming and operations;
  • Working with Management staff, participating in hiring and the development of training materials. 
     

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A willingness to develop new job-related skills through mentorship or other professional development opportunities;
  • Experience in building and facilitating relationships with various community groups with sensitivity and care;
  • A commitment to centring equitable, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist frameworks in all aspects of their work;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong critical thinking, attention to detail, and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in an office environment, organize and prioritize work effectively;
  • Experience working with artists, interns, volunteers, donors, and/or the general public;
  • Computer skills (PC), Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, GSuite and social media platforms. 

    The following skills are considered assets:
     
  • Event planning experience such as with fundraisers or other community programs;
  • Knowledge of Canadian contemporary art practices and artist-run culture;
  • Experience working within the non-for-profit or gallery sector;
  • Knowledge of a second language, including ASL;
  • General knowledge of cinema-based technologies, analogue and digital. Familiarity with projectors, media players, audio systems, live audio consoles, lighting projection routing / setup and live-streaming.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and names and contact information for three references. Please combine all files into ONE single PDF and email to hiring@cfmdc.org with Operations and Public Programs Manager Applicant in the subject line by 6:00pm EDT on May 6, 2022. 

CFMDC is committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organization. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in your application.

We strongly encourage applicants from equity-seeking groups to apply. If you are comfortable self-identifying as such, we ask that you do.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to the high volume of applications we receive only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725