Distribution Co-Manager (Education), Winnipeg Film Group

Distribution Co-Manager (Education)

Full-time/Permanent
Distribution Department
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday, with occasional evening work and flexible remote work options.
Salary: $36,400, with a raise expected in the first year.
Application Closing Date: August 5th, 2022 by 5:00PM
Start Date: ASAP

We encourage all applications from disabled, Indigenous, Black, racialized and Queer/trans/2 Spirit persons. Applicants can self-identify in their cover letters. We welcome all applicants with a wide range of experience to apply as well.

Contact leslie@winnipegfilmgroup.com with any requests for accommodation during the hiring process.


ABOUT THE WINNIPEG FILM GROUP

The Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) is an artist-run, non-profit media arts organization. Operating as a unique and dynamic media arts centre for nearly 50 years the WFG supports filmmakers and audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. Learn more at www.winnipegfilmgroup.com

DISTRIBUTION CO-MANAGER (EDUCATION) ROLE

The Winnipeg Film Group is looking for a permanent, full-time Distribution Co-Manager (Education) to lead the promotion and distribution of films from the Winnipeg Film Group’s catalogue to educators in K-12, Colleges and Universities. The Distribution Co-Manager (Education) will be the main education liaison who will strategize and develop film packages, negotiate package fees and seek ongoing education related opportunities for the WFG’s catalog.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Distribution Co-Manager (Education) will work with the Distribution team to strategically develop acquisitions to build the WFG’s catalog, and promote it more broadly via film festivals, film markets, broadcast and online initiatives, curated programs, special initiatives, and partnerships. The incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance and preservation of both the physical and digital assets of the collection.

The ideal candidate will have strong outreach and communication skills, and will strive to maintain relationships with educators, artists, programmers, curators, institutions, festivals, and platforms. They will enjoy being part of a collaborative, creative and enthusiastic team, working to carry out the mission of the organization and the Distribution Department.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing the day-to-day and strategic high-level activities of the Distribution Department.
  • Liaising with educators from K-12, Universities and Colleges in the promotion of films from the WFG catalog, licensing and sales of film packages and DVDS.
  • Negotiating fees with educators and other clients, working to achieve maximum revenue for the artists we represent.
  • Ensuring all artist fees are paid to filmmakers.
  • Managing submissions and communications with clients from various screening venues including the subsequent delivery of screenings, copies and all film info to clients.
  • Engaging in ongoing communications with filmmakers and artists in a timely manner.
  • Seeking out new catalogue acquisitions locally and from across Canada, keeping diversity and equity at the forefront while selecting works that fit within our established and evolving oeuvre.
  • Attending film festivals and conferences, as they relate to the mandate of the Distribution Department.
  • Effectively co-managing Distribution staff including the Distribution Assistant and occasional contract staff to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
  • Engaging in research to enhance and evolve the operations of the Distribution Department.
  • Ensuring Distribution’s media vault and digital archive are catalogued and maintained.
  • Processing and shipping online DVD orders, and re-ordering of DVDs through our vendors.
  • Updating our internal film database, website, social media, VUCAVU, online catalogue.
  • Contributing to grants, reports, and budgets as required.
  • Working collaboratively with other staff on special projects.
  • Evaluating gaps in Distribution Department and working to fix them.
  • Initiating and leading special projects and endeavors for the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in the independent film and/or visual arts sectors is desired but not mandatory.
  • Experience in the education sector with an understanding of distribution within this sector.
  • A strong attention to detail with administrative experience and good organizational habits.
  • Demonstrated work ethic and history of resourcefulness.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with occasional public speaking appointments.
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion working to address systemic oppression and racism in our organization / sector.
  • The ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
  • The ability to lead a team and work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • The ability to represent the WFG in the local, national and international community with maturity and professionalism.
  • The ability to negotiate financial deals and advocate for artist’s rights.
  • Proficiency working within both PC and MAC computer systems is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with arts and culture distribution, film and video archives or preservation is an asset.
  • Proficiency in French and/or an Indigenous language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of other languages or connections to any cultures or communities is an asset.
  • Knowledge of design / editing software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere or Final Cut Pro is an asset.
  • Knowledge and competency in the technologies used in media arts is an asset.

BENEFITS

The WFG provides a Comprehensive Benefits Package that includes sick time, 3 weeks’ vacation to start, extra time off at Christmas, access to group benefits package (after 3 months), and access to a matching RRSP plan (after one year). Travel and Professional Development opportunities will be available.

RELOCATION

The WFG will contribute up to $1,000 for relocation costs for someone moving from out of province, provided they are able to begin working remotely as soon as possible and are committed to move to Manitoba no later than September 30, 2022.

APPLY TO

Please email a single document with your cover letter & resume to leslie@winnipegfilmgroup.com with the job title as the subject line.

Thank you for your interest. Due to the volume of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y3