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October 1, 2021

Programming Manager

DOXA is hiring a Programming Manager to join our non-hierarchical management team! Could it be you, or someone you know?

The Programming Manager will work closely with the Development & Communications Manager and the Business & Finance Manager to provide organizational leadership and strategic planning and direction. This individual is responsible for executing artistic programming and public initiatives while working within the mission, vision and values of DOXA. An ideal candidate possesses strong leadership qualities, is proactive, collaborative, self-motivated, organized and invested in the strengthening of Vancouver’s media arts community. 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and sociable individual who is passionate about the arts to join our small team. This is a unique opportunity to learn and expand your skills within an open-minded mid-size festival that operates in a collaborative, horizontal management style. This means that core/senior staff carry out organizational aims and make major decisions as a collective, without the top-down management of an Executive or Artistic Director. The incumbent will be supported by the core leadership staff, in addition to contractors, a volunteer Board of Directors and additional volunteers.  

If working for DOXA and being a part of international film festival leadership excites you, we want to hear from you! We realize the following list of responsibilities is vast, and so we do not anticipate that candidates will have experience in every area on this list. When applying, please share where your experience lies, your vision for DOXA and where best we can support your learning. We are willing to adjust the job description and/or offer mentorship for the right candidate.

Deadline to apply is October 1, 2021.


DOXA works hard to cultivate an equitable, accessible and respectful environment both in our organizational day-to-day and in festival offerings. One of DOXA's founding principles is to engage with a diversity of curators, filmmakers, academics and activists to illuminate the intersections of social, economic and environmental injustice. We believe that documentary cinema holds power within moments of social momentum and change, and is a valuable tool in interrogating unjust systems. We also believe in anti-racist education, increased mental health services, income and housing security, harm reduction services, accessible rehabilitation, public arts and cultural programs, decriminalization, transformative justice, and other vital community-based systems. We believe that an investment in documentary film should be informed by a parallel investment in these tools for change.

We strongly encourage applicants with lived experience, from Indigenous communities, people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations and genders to apply. Your lived experience, as it relates to our work, will be valued. All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.