JOB CALL – National Director, IMAA

Application deadline: Fri, November 5, 2021

Anticipated start date: end of November, 2021

$52,000-$58,000 per annum plus benefits, 32 hours per week, 6 weeks paid vacation.

Years of experience: 5 to 10 years

Location: Canada* 

Benefits include: 4 weeks paid holidays + 2 weeks during the winter season, health-care spending account, work-from home allowance and annual cost-of-living adjustment to wages. 

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. 

Our organization is strong and dynamic, anchored in its diverse membership from all regions of the country, and supported by a small but dedicated staff. We are innovative, forward-thinking and inclusive in our commitment to serve independent media arts communities in all their diversity from coast to coast to coast.

For more information about IMAA, its members and activities, visit

IMAA’s National Director is responsible for initiating and coordinating IMAA’s projects and activities. Candidates must have experience with grant writing and working in a non-profit arts environment, have comprehensive knowledge of the independent media arts in Canada, and demonstrate a strong understanding of arts funding and the political landscape in Canada.


  • Chart a course for the Alliance, responding to challenges, seizing opportunities and achieving buy-in and consensus for projects and initiatives with IMAA’s Board and membership;
  • Work with colleagues and partners in the arts sector to prioritize and pursue advocacy efforts on behalf of the independent media arts;
  • Research and prepare all operating & project grants for submission to funding agencies; 
  • Promote and maintain communication among IMAA’s membership, staff and Board; 
  • Encourage participation and development of committees among the board and membership; 
  • Develop partnerships within the Media Arts community (in both the private and public sectors); 
  • Ensure sound financial and administrative stewardship; 
  • Support and supervise permanent and temporary staff; and
  • Respond to any other related tasks and duties that are required.
  • Work with the IMAA Board of Directors to continue advocacy activities and develop and implement new advocacy campaigns; 


  • 5 – 10 years experience in related field
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in both English & French
  • Experience in grant writing & budgeting
  • Understanding of non-profit Board governance
  • Excellent organizational skills and practices
  • Experience in project management and supervising personnel
  • Commitment to responding to the needs of the independent media arts community
  • Willingness to develop new links and partnerships
  • Bilingualism 

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. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please provide details in your application.

We strongly encourage applicants from equity-seeking groups to apply. If you are comfortable self-identifying as such, we ask that you do.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV (in English or French) by email to the IMAA Hiring Committee:

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.


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