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network 25/09/2017 - 03:00PM

Job offer: Project Coordinator - The Next 150

Cinema Politica (CP) is seeking to hire a part-time Project Coordinator for The Next 150 – Documentary Futurism project. The Project Coordinator will oversee the development and execution of the project and in particular, will support the work of participating artists, coordinate the jury and their selection process, oversee the organization of participant events, workshops and training, screening events and activities, and assist with related operations. The Project Coordinator will also work closely with the CP Executive Director and will be responsible for select administrative tasks in addition to their primary duties. We are interested in applicants who have a specific interest in project management, film production, Indigenous and/or Afro Futurism, speculative fiction, political art, activism, media arts, and/or documentary. This position is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate of an applicable degree or diploma programme who is interested in gaining experience at a small but dedicated media arts organization committed to creativity, equity, community and social justice.

This is a part-time contract position (approximately 10-12 hours per week) and the duration of the position is 18 months. Remuneration is between $15 and $18 per hour and commensurate to experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will start work mid-October 2017 at our Montreal (Quebec) office.

We are especially encouraging applications from those identifying with the following five groups: (i) Indigenous; (ii) Black and Racialized; (iii) Women and Queer Identifying; (iv) Disabled, and (v) Newly Arrived (Migrants and Refugees) with a valid work visa.

Continue reading for more details.


Project Coordination

• Act as a primary contact for project applicants and participants and respond to queries in a timely fashion
• Organize project applications and request missing/additional documentation
• Act as a primary contact for jury members, organize and guide jury deliberation
• Initiate project participants, communicate timelines, guidelines and deadlines for project delivery and exhibition
• Seek out production and post-production partnerships on local and national levels
• Organize meetings and workshops with participants
• Facilitate the recruitment of mentors when needed
• Track the progress of projects and provide project support when needed
• Research grants or useful resources to participants
• Manage participant database and track progress
• Receive and organize completed project works
• Spearhead social and networking activities for participating artists and their work
• Organize and execute the launch and exhibition tour of produced work and seek out additional exhibition opportunities

Outreach and Communication

• Assist with the production of project-related promotional and interpretive materials
• Manage project-related social media
• Connect and liaise with community and media arts partners and organizations
• Maintain and update community partner database
• Assist with the creation and management of a project page on the CP website
• Facilitate creation of related blog content
• Liaise with communication staff with regards to promotional activities and press relations


• Provide project related administrative assistance to the CP Executive Director
• Gather, track and interpret deliverables
• Prepare interim and final reports for grant-funding organisations
• Manage project invoices and receipts
• Assist with data collection, research and grant writing
• Maintain internal project-related calendar of events and deadlines
• Work closely with the CP team to complete time-sensitive tasks


• A degree in Media, Film Production and/or Communication or relevant work/volunteer experience
• Experience working in film production or on set
• Excellent language skills in both English and French
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong knowledge of social media and proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong project management and organizational skills, and a talent for multi-tasking
• Experience with managing databases
• Familiarity with Cinema Politica and its activities
• 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 and knowledge in documentary, and social justice issues and activism
• Interest and knowledge of Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction
• Good knowledge of activist networks, student/labour unions and/or community organising
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule

How to Apply

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

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 identify as belonging to one of these groups and would like to indicate that, please do so in your cover letter.

Deadline to Apply: October 5, 2017. The position is set to begin mid-October 2017.

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


Header image: Wakening by Danis Goulet.


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