The WFG is seeking applicants for the position of a permanent, full-time Executive Director.
The WFG is an artist-run, charitable, non-profit organization that has been at the centre of independent cinema in Manitoba since 1974. Through education, production, exhibition, and distribution services; the WFG has championed the creation, appreciation, and advancement of independent cinema and the moving image locally, nationally, and internationally in support of the art, the artist, and the audience.
The WFG is seeking an Executive Director that is a positive mentor, collaborative leader, independently motivated, and tireless advocate for the art of independent cinema in Winnipeg and beyond. The responsibility of the Executive Director will include strategic planning, financial management, human resources, operations management, policy compliance, organizational grant writing, and program development. The Executive Director is the primary liaison between industry, funding, and government partners.
The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience in successful management of not-for-profit organizations, alongside an understanding of the cultural and political issues relevant to the Canadian artist-run milieu and Canadian film landscape. The candidate will be practically skilled at interpersonal relations, consensus building, negotiation, and creative problem solving. The candidate is flexible and comfortable overseeing multiple departments, projects, and community partnerships (public and private), and excels in public communications. The candidate must have a proven record of building meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion into workplace settings and dynamics, including: reconciliation and anti-racism; class, disability, gender, sexuality, and age equity.
The Executive Director is a permanent full-time position averaging 35 hours/week. This may include evenings and weekends for scheduled events.
The starting salary will be between $56,000 - $ 60,000, based upon the chosen applicant’s level of experience and skillset.
The WFG also offers competitive benefits. Relocation expenses associated with this role may be considered.
Interested individuals are invited to apply by submitting:
Applications can be sent by mail or e-mail or dropped off. No faxes, please.
Hiring Committee, Board of Directors
David Knipe, Interim Executive Director
Winnipeg Film Group
304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg MB R3B 1H3
Qualified candidates from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, physical abilities, and divergent thinkers are encouraged to apply and self-identify.
Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please provide details in your application.
We thank applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted by the Winnipeg Film Group.
Taken from the Federal Public Service’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion, the WFG recognizes that leadership in community arts organizations must be more diverse. Unless intentional prioritization occurs, we will fall short on effectively serving our community. We have an obligation to our employees, and to our community, to do better by ensuring that we are putting the full capacity of our entire pool of talent at the service of filmmakers and cinema goers.
We actively seek applicants with a diversity of perspectives. We prioritize amending the historic underrepresentation of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour within arts organisations generally, and the WFG in particular.
As per the Federal Public Service’s Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion, The WFG will be offering transparency on reporting the following data publicly.
How many Indigenous employees and Black and other racialized employees:
Persons who wish to have their employment equity status considered at the time of interviews should self-identify in their applications.
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