Job Opportunities: Images Festival – 2021 Programming Collective

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POSTING POSITION:
2021 PROGRAMMING COLLECTIVE – PROGRAMMERS

Images Festival is seeking curators, interpreters, activists, artists, to join its 2021 Programming Collective!

The 2021 Programming Collective is a group of four people responsible for organizing the ON SCREEN and EDUCATION programs and reviewing proposals for OFF SCREEN and LIVE presenting partnerships for our annual festival, scheduled for April 2021.

The Collective is an experiment in remote curatorial cooperation. Programmers will be tasked with reviewing submissions from our call for entries, conducting independent research to identify and solicit works from artists, and digging through the past to identify historical media artworks that complement the contemporary work we present. The Collective will work to support one another in evaluating works in consideration and shaping programs in a way that responds to (or challenges, or critiques) Images Festival’s artistic mandate. As such, interested applicants should be prepared to work collaboratively with other Collective members.

The main duties for the Collective members include:

  • Review ON SCREEN submissions for the 2021 festival: single channel film and video work from local, Canadian and international distributors, artists/directors/producers
  • Conduct independent research of other festival programs, distributor catalogues, studio visits, etc. to identify artists/programs of interest
  • Participate in the collective development of 12 to 15 ON SCREEN programs 5-6 EDUCATION programs with the Programming Collective
  • Host Q&As with artists for ON SCREEN programs. Host or identify moderators and participants for EDUCATION programs
  • Report to the Executive Director and Facilitator on progress on a regular basis
  • Communicate with participating artists and distributors to confirm selections and establish booking/presentation terms
  • Work alongside the Festival Coordinator and Operations Director to arrange scheduling and delivery of program notes
  • Work alongside the Technical Coordinator and Operations Director to identify technical, accessibility, and logistical requirements
  • Recommend potential community partner organizations and assist with outreach
  • Participate in the Festival post-mortem in May 2021

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.

Compensation:

This is a temporary contract position reporting to the Executive Director. Hours for the position will fluctuate, from full-time between early November 2020 – January 2021 to part-time between February 2021 – May 2021. The compensation for this position is $21 CAD per hour for approximately 750 hours, plus 4% vacation pay.

To Apply:

Please visit our website for more details on this opportunity and how to apply.

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2020 at 5PM.

Applications can be addressed to the Hiring Committee and sent to:
employment@imagesfestival.com (*please attach PDF files only)

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POSTING POSITION:
2021 PROGRAMMING COLLECTIVE – FACILITATOR

Images Festival is seeking a Facilitator to join its 2021 Programming Collective!

The Facilitator plays an important role in the Programming Collective, acting as a neutral source of support for the group. They will guide the group’s deliberation and decision-making process, and are ultimately responsible for upholding the Collective by involving, supporting, and empowering all participants, promoting active listening and honest communication, and helping its members achieve consensus in their decisions.

The main duties for the Facilitator include:

  • Work with the Executive Director to understand the Collective’s goals and to design the facilitation model
  • Attend and facilitate all Programming Collective meetings
  • Schedule and prepare agendas for Programming Collective meetings, with input from the Collective members, Festival Coordinator, Operations Director, and Executive Director
  • Adapt facilitation methods in response to the Collective’s needs and group dynamics
  • Ensure actions and decisions are clearly stated and recorded by the Festival Coordinator
  • Introduce facilitation tools in meetings, as needed
  • Propose solutions while maintaining neutrality
  • Ensure that Collective members’ accessibility requirements are met
  • Help the Programming Collective address and resolve conflict when it arises, adhering to Images Festival’s Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Prepare and submit a project evaluation of the collective programming process, to be presented at the Images Festival 2021 Post-Mortem

Skills and experience:

We are open to a wide range of applicants for this position. Individuals with training and experience in grassroots organizing, community engagement, and group facilitation will be given preference. Experience working in the arts or 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.

Compensation:

This is a temporary, part-time contract position reporting to the Executive Director. The Facilitator is expected to work between 8 – 12 hours per week from November 2020 – May 2021. The compensation for this position is $21 CAD per hour for approximately 300 hours, plus 4% vacation pay.

To Apply:

Please visit our website for more details on this opportunity and how to apply.

The deadline for applications is October 14, 2020 at 5PM.

Applications can be addressed to the Hiring Committee and sent to:
employment@imagesfestival.com (*please attach PDF files only)

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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 please contact us at employment@imagesfestival.com.

For more information about our organization please visit our website at www.imagesfestival.com

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