The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is currently accepting applications for the

following role:


A rare opportunity to work at one of Canada’s leading arts organizations celebrating its 18th year October 17-22, 2017

Application Deadline: April 14th 2017

(NOTE: late applications will not be accepted)

Temporary, trainee position (26 weeks), 32 hrs/week

Rate: $16.50 CAD per hour

May 15th, 2017 – Nov. 10, 2017

Send your C.V./Resume along with a cover letter by email, with the job title in the subject

heading, to

You may address the cover letter to:

Daniel Northway-Frank, Industry Director

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

401 Richmond St. West, Suite 446

Toronto, ON M5V 3A8


The annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival – the largest Festival of its kind in the world – is seeking a dynamic, detailed-oriented, media-savvy individual who wants to learn more about multi-platform communications and executing marketing projects. Now entering its 18th year, imagineNATIVE is an international showcase for Indigenous film, video, audio, digital media, and installation art. Located in a beautiful arts-focused building at 401 Richmond Street West in Toronto, imagineNATIVE is a community-based festival and charity committed to the development and promotion of Indigenous artists and their work. This is an amazing opportunity to join one of Canada’s most successful arts organizations and learn from leaders in Toronto's vibrant independent film festival scene.

This position is funded through Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and subject to government funding through Service Canada. Applicants must meet requirements for employment as determined by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training, including: all applicants must be Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit), must be a registered client of Miziwe Biik, must be legally eligible to work in Canada, and must be currently unemployed or underemployed. We strongly encourage you to contact Miziwe Biik for complete details prior to applying.



(Temporary, trainee position, contract staff)


REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Industry Director, The Industry Trainee provides support to the Industry Director in the coordination and

execution of imagineNATIVE’s Industry series. The Industry series is an integral part of imagineNATIVE’s annual festival and provides opportunities for Indigenous media artist to participate in professional development, labs, workshops, pitch sessions, and meeting with buyers/distributors.


The duties and responsibilities of the Industry Trainee include but are not limited to:

Industry Department

• Assist the Industry Director with organizing Industry Programs such as:

o Doc and Drama Pitch

o Panels, Workshops

o Micro Meeting Networking Event

• Administrative intake of Industry programme applications for review by Selection Committee

• Ensure all relevant data and deliverables are received for Industry events, programming and initiatives

• Liaise with Industry Director to ensure Industry-related sponsorship collateral is acquired and utilized

• Assist with supplementary reporting requirements for grants/sponsorships

General tasks:

• Assist as a team-member with basic administrative duties to ensure the office environment is professional and efficient.

• Participate in job-related training activities as necessary.

• Participate in job-evaluations, as necessary.

• Prepare monthly position-related reports for Board of Directors.


• Strong attention to detail

• Friendly, professional demeanor

• Works well in a team and without supervision

• Strong written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills;

• A demonstrated interested in the arts, film, and Indigenous communities;

• An ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-past environment that requires multi-tasking and ability to think creatively on-the-spot;

• Good computer skills (Microsoft Office) and a willingness to be trained;

• Video production/post production skills and experience are not necessary but will be considered an asset


Should you have questions regarding this posting contact (416) 585-2333.