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December 1, 2022 - December 16, 2022

Job Opportunity: Project Manager

Project Manager, Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts

Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2022 Remote work with a flexible schedule. You can live anywhere in Canada. Anticipated start date: January 9, 2023 Conditions: $36,000 lump sum contract (estimated at 60 weeks, 14h-28h/week, 30$/hour)

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada.

From April 1 2022, to March 31, 2024, The IMAA will undertake “Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts” a capacity-building initiative for member organizations across Canada to develop and implement tailored strategies for equity within their organizations, leading to measurable change in the areas of staffing, governance and/or programming.

The Project Manager will lead the project and see it through all its phases from visioning, to initiation, delivery and assessment.

Reporting to the National Director, you will work closely with the IMAA team and Project Advisory to implement the project in accordance with sectoral needs, EDI principles, and IMAA’s mandate. The Project Manager will also be called upon to maintain relationships with IMAA’s partners and build new strategic relationships.

Responsibilities

  • Manage project budgets in collaboration with the IMAA Director
  • Lead the selection of participating organizations
  • Lead the recruitment of participating consultants 
  • Vision and execute outreach strategies to ensure the reach and relevance of the CSMARI project to relevant communities
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues providing information regarding the research, outreach, participant selection, hiring, interview, and communications phases of the project
  • Lead community consultations with stakeholders to inform project deliverables
  • Communicate with and prepare reports and updates for public sector funders
  • Produce public reports at key milestones in the development process
  • Engage in active ongoing evaluation of the project, measuring its impact and making recommendations for immediate improvements and future changes
  • Respond to project related tasks and duties as required.
  • Support: The Project Manager will be the primary support for project participants, ensuring their successful engagement with the initiative.
  • Liaise with and between the consultants and the participating organizations
  • Support the development of initiative plans, learning timelines, procedures

  Qualifications

  • Aptitude working within and critical engagement with anti-oppression and equity frameworks
  • Experience in project and budget management 
  • Experience working in artist-run, DIY, and/or independent organizations and collectives
  • Excellent organizational skills and practices
  • Experience working independently and juggling multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of national funding bodies and experience working within the Canadian granting system
  • Strong communication skills and experience with remote work and project management
  • Bilingualism in English and French
  • Facilitation and community building (or consensus building) experience is an asset

Please send your CV and a cover letter with the following elements:

  • Your interest and qualifications for the role, please mention your experience relevant to the position and your relationship to the independent arts.
  • A brief note on your language skills. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: All proposals should be sent to hiring@imaa.ca by **December 16, 2022. **Applications should be submitted in either English or French with the subject line “Application, Project Manager – [your name]”.

Accessibility

Access supports will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. 

If you have any questions or accessibility needs regarding the submission of an application, please contact (in French or English) Barbora Racevičiūtė (she/her) at hiring@imaa.ca.