September 24, 2021
Multimedia Archivist - Internship
As part of the programme “Digital Skills for the Youth” coordinated by Communautique, image+nation is looking for a Multimedia Archivist whose mission will be to set up a useful and practical archiving system on our server so that they can be accessible online as well as digitizing all our physical archives (i.e. VHS, DVD , catalogues, flyers, promotional material).
**About image+nation ** A pioneer of LGBTQ cinema for more than 30 years, image+nation is the oldest festival of its kind in Canada. The films presented aim to preserve the authenticity and diversity of LGBTQ voices while reflecting the ongoing evolution of queer cinema. The festival explores New Queer Storytelling – its uniqueness and universality – by offering a contemporary representation of what it means to be LGBTQ today. image+nation is a queer film festival (LGBTQ2S+) that celebrates its 34th anniversary in 2021.
During these years, many films and catalogs were produced. The films we collect in our physical archives are rare and for the most part could only be seen by a small number of people over the years. Our mission is to allow as many stories and queer voices as possible from around the world to be seen and shared in order to consolidate a sense of humanity in the viewer, and make this world a space more accepting of LGBTQ+ people. This is why we need these films and catalogs to be accessible in the time we live in: that of digital and technology. We expect candidates to be autonomous, curious and driven, in order to help our expansion as well as a tremendous gain in experience for you, and for us.
Rolling deadline: open until filled
At image+nation, we value diversity and support underrepresented queer perspectives, whether in culture, sexuality, gender, way of thinking or abilities, so we encourage you to apply whoever you are!