Call for New Board Members

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Due to term limits, Cinema Politica is saying goodbye to several wonderful board members, and is therefore recruiting new positions on our Board of Directors.

We are looking for individuals committed to a movement towards a just, equitable and diverse society and with a passion for activist nonfiction media that are a crucial motor of that transformation.

At this time board members will be required to support fundraising and organizational development as priorities.

Cinema Politica’s Board of Directors aspires to be a working board, and for this recruitment cycle we are looking for individuals with the following qualifications, identities and skill sets:

  • lived experience and/or connections and/or expertise in independent arts and media constituencies, whether as makers, users or distributors
  • lived experience and/or connections to the spectrum of diverse communities living in Canada, including Indigenous, immigrant, racialized origins.
  • our working language is English, but, based in Quebec, we prefer board members with a knowledge of French.
  • expertise in non-profit management; educational and community programming and exhibition; arts administration; media law, fundraising, and finances; Canadian, Quebec and Indigenous documentary and film festival cultures; international media activist networks; digital media ecosystems.

Among the new members, Cinema Politica hopes to represent different generations; cultural origins; genders and sexualities; and regional cultures.


Q: I may not have the requested skill sets. Will I still be considered?

A: Cinema Politica will review and consider every submission. However, stronger consideration will be given to applicants with at least one of the skill sets as defined above for this recruitment cycle.

Q: Can I submit a video or audio application?

A: Yes! Applicants can submit either written or audio/video applications.

Q: How long are board terms?

A: Members serve a first term lasting a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years, with an opportunity to be renewed for an additional term.

Q: What are the expected time commitments?

A: Since the CP Board is a working board, members are expected to commit two to three hours every month for committee meetings or for a specific task and/or as required. Members are also expected to attend quarterly board meetings. Meetings range from three to five hours via Zoom or in person in Montreal. Board Retreats may take place every two years over the span of two days, including travel.

Q: Are expenses covered for travel?

A: Cinema Politica will cover or reimburse all reasonable travel and meal expenses.

Q: Is this a volunteer position?

A: Yes. All members of Cinema Politica’s Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers.

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We are accepting applications for a deadline of July 15, 2022, together with

  • a full c.v.
  • a statement of intent, including your motivations for applying, your areas of expertise, and your expected contributions to the organization.

We will continue to accept applications on an ongoing basis.

Please email us with your documents at: Board_recruitment AT cinemapolitica DOT org.