Programming and Mentorship Coordinator
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is seeking a part-time Programming and Mentorship Coordinator for a 6 month contract with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate would need to be based out of Treaty 4 Territory/Regina for a combination of remote and in-office work.
The Programming and Mentorship Coordinator will support the ongoing needs of the organization through bringing innovative ideas to our collaborative team. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a past or present member of an Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) organization, preferably the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.
The Programming and Mentorship Coordinator will ensure that current initiatives are properly managed while also reviewing how the organization approaches mentorship and programming based on self-directed evaluative methods. Program evaluation will be a key component of the role.
The successful applicant will support the organization’s growth in ways that meet the accessibility needs of our current and future members while striving towards a decolonial, anti-racist, queer positive, feminist and underrepresented gender affirming framework.
With mentorship as a core component of the role, the successful applicant will work alongside the current staff and board while we continue the work of redressing gaps in who the organization has served in order to create a supportive and welcoming environment.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Program Delivery and Evaluation: 40% of hours worked or 6 hours a week
Lead event delivery including the annual Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards (November 25th) and monthly workshops often occurring during evenings and weekends
Develop an evaluation model for program outcomes using a participatory action research framework with support from the Executive Director
Assist with online promotion of events in collaboration with the Member Innovation Coordinator
Co-lead the development of a wholistic inclusion strategy for underrepresented demographics alongside of the Executive Director
Mentorship Facilitation: 30% of hours worked or 4.5 hours a week
Work alongside the Executive Director to redress the historically ‘settler first’ context of film production centres
Spearhead a mentorship strategy for members in collaboration with Filmpool staff
Lead the development of innovative approaches to mentorship with the support of Filmpool staff
Develop a roster of mentors from a broad range of demographics for Filmpool members to engage modeled after MAWA’s Mentors on the Fly program
Coordinate our annual Trudy Stewart Prize with support from the Production Coordinator
Accessibility: 15% of hours worked or 2+ hours a week
Ensure a range of access considerations are planned for alongside event delivery (booking ASL interpreters, etc.)
Develop ways of dismantling barriers to access for current and future membership and programming alongside Filmpool staff
Additional Tasks: 15% of hours worked or 2+ hours a week
Quarterly meetings with programming committee chair
Quarterly programming committee meetings
Engage with research and training on decolonization, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression alongside Filmpool staff
Other duties as assigned
Experience with program design and delivery (screenings, zoom/virtual delivery, workshops, etc.)
Experience in program evaluation (systems thinking, decolonial, holistic, etc.)
Experience with or interest in analog film technologies/processes
Bilingual or multilingual proficiency desired
Educational and/or experiential qualifications expected
$23 per hour at 15 hours a week
Perks of Working at the Filmpool
Comprehensive benefits package including vision and dental
Equipment rental privileges
Pension @ 2%
The opportunity to work with unique and interesting people in a collaborative team
Application Deadline: Friday, September 29th, 2023
Tentative Start Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Please submit a single PDF application comprised of:
a cover letter (one page max)
resume (three pages max)
references (three references max)
to: Hagere Selam “shimby” Zegeye-Gebrehiwot (they/them + she/her), Executive Director - Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative: executivedirector (at) filmpool (dot) ca
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative is a non-profit artist-run centre supporting and assisting independent visionary film and video production in Saskatchewan. We are located at 301 - 1822 Scarth Street - in the heart of downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, situated on Treaty 4 Territory, the original lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.
The Filmpool is committed to developing an awareness and appreciation of independent film that reflects the individual and collective cultural expression of Saskatchewan people. We provide our members with film and sound editing facilities, 16mm production equipment, and regular funding opportunities.
To serve our mandate, the Filmpool provides programming in five key areas; Production, Workshops, Exhibition, Communications and Outreach. We strive to develop audiences for moving image art and independent cinema and maintain alliances with other cultural organizations.