— CSMARI: Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts
The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.
From April 1 2022, to March 31, 2024, The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) will undertake “Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts” a capacity-building initiative for member organizations across Canada to develop and implement tailored strategies for equity within their organizations, leading to measurable change in the areas of staffing, governance and/or programming. The process will actively engage one cohort of five to six organizations and pair each participating organization with consultants in anti-racism and anti-oppression training and organizational change to conduct self-assessments, identify priorities and determine goals. This framework will involve stakeholders at all levels of each participating organization (staff, board, members, and broader community). Activities will be supported by the creation of peer affinity groups to share learnings between participating organizations.
Preliminary Project Timeline
January 2023: Start of Position
January to February 2023: Research, Consultation, Project Conceptualisation
March to April 2023: Selection of participating organizations
May to December 2023: Project Delivery
December 2023 to March 2024: End of the Project
The Project Manager will lead the project and see it through all its phases from visioning, to initiation, delivery and assessment.
Reporting to the National Director, you will work closely with the IMAA team and Project Advisory to implement the project in accordance with sectoral needs, EDI principles, and IMAA’s mandate. The Project Manager will also be called upon to maintain relationships with IMAA’s partners and build new strategic relationships.
Lead: The Project Manager will lead the CSMARI project from January 2022 — March 2024
Support: The Project Manager will be the primary support for project participants, ensuring their successful engagement with the initiative.
Please send your CV and a cover letter with the following elements:
All proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2022. Applications should be submitted in either English or French with the subject line “Application, Project Manager – [your name]”.
IMAA is strongly 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. Access supports will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. Any personal information shared as a part of your application will be kept strictly confidential. Applications will only be shared with the hiring committee, and will be deleted from IMAA’s private cloud storage once the Project Manager position is filled.
November 9, 2022: Application process opens
December 1, 2022: Deadline for applicants to submit applications
December 14, 2022: Selection of successful candidate / Notification to unsuccessful candidates
January 9, 2023: Anticipated start date
We thank you for your interest. Due to volume only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
*IMAA’s National Office is located in Montréal, but we will consider applicants based elsewhere in Canada. We are currently observing work from home protocols. The successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their functions.
This position is funded through the department of Canadian Heritage