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network 10/04/2018 - 10:00AM

Cinema Politica is hiring a Network Coordinator-Administrator!

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2018.

The Cinema Politica Network is a worldwide non-profit network of community and campus locals devoted to the exhibition of independent political film and video made by Canadian and international artists working mostly in the documentary genre.

Cinema Politica (CP) is seeking to hire a Network Coordinator-Administrator who will recruit and support the work of Cinema Politica local chapters (currently around 100), coordinate network-wide events, campaigns and activities, and assist with related day-to-day operations at the CP main office in Montreal. The Network Coordinator will work closely with the CP Executive Director and will be responsible for specific administrative tasks in addition to their primary duties of coordinating with local chapters. We are interested in applicants who have a specific interest in membership development, community outreach, activism, media arts, and/or documentary, and who are as keen to tackle administrative tasks as they are creative work. This position is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate of an applicable degree or diploma program who is interested in gaining experience at a small media arts organization with a global reach that is committed to creatively and critically-minded community empowerment and social justice.

This is a permanent position at 28 hours a week. Remuneration is between $15 and $18/hour and is commensurate to experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will start work in May 2018. Read more below.


Membership Development
• Act as a primary contact for local organizers in the CP Network and respond to local queries in a timely fashion
• Research and recruit new CP local organizers in diverse communities and universities in Canada and abroad
• Initiate local members, track and ensure fulfillment of membership agreements
• Support new and existing local chapters with their day-to-day operation, programming, problem-solving and event organization
• Assist individual locals with event organizing, outreach and programming, and encourage resource sharing
• Optimize and maintain the CP Network membership database
• Manage membership invoices and receipts
• Disseminate films, promotional and interpretive materials to local chapters, handle shipping
• Gather, track and interpret results from Annual Network Questionnaire and prepare annual reports

Special Projects, Outreach and Communication
• Encourage and facilitate local participation in special projects and campaigns
• Liaise with locals and community organizations interested in working together
• Track special film requests and liaise with programmers to ensure their fulfillment
• Connect local members with community and media arts partners and organizations, and act as a liaison when necessary
• Maintain and update community partner database
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of local pages on the CP website
• Facilitate creation of blog content by member locals
• Gather and record interpretive and promotional materials created by local members for online archive
• Liaise with local members and communication staff with regards to promotional activities and social media outreach

• Provide administrative assistance to the CP Executive Director
• Assist with data collection, research and grant writing
• Maintain internal calendar of events and deadlines
• Assist with general office management
• Act as a liaison between CP locals and staff
• Work closely with the CP team to complete time-sensitive tasks


• A degree in Media, Film and/or Communication, Community/Organizational Development, Social work, or relevant work/volunteer experience
• Excellent language skills in both English and French
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong knowledge of the Internet and proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong project management and organizational skills, and a talent for multi-tasking
• Strong familiarity with Cinema Politica and its activities is a must
• Good understanding of the non-profit and media arts sectors
• Ability to meet tight deadlines
• Ability to work well autonomously as well as in a collaborative environment


• Interest, experience and knowledge in documentary and social justice activism fields
• Good knowledge of activist networks, student/labour unions and/or community organizations
• Experience with managing databases
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule
• Ability to communicate in both activist and film industry settings

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter (maximum one-page please) describing why you’d like to work with us, your CV highlighting your relevant experience, and the names and phone numbers of three references. Please submit both documents as PDF files.

Employment equity

Cinema Politica is dedicated to diversity and employment equity, and as such we encourage applications from individuals from diverse, under-represented and marginalized communities. If you would like to be considered for employment equity, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2018. The position is set to begin in May 2018.

Send your applications to and include Network Coordinator – Administrator Job Application in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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