Call for Board Members

Discovery Category: Board Members
Start Date: Nov 21, 2022
End Date: Nov 21, 2023
Format: Online
Venue Name: Images Festival
Provider: Images Festival
WebSite Address: www.imagesfestival.com

Description:

Images Festival is seeking new members for our Board of Directors! 

North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking applicants to join our Board of Directors. Images Festival is a leading presenter of independent film and media culture in dialogue with contemporary art. We aspire to elevate conversations between artists, scholars, and the public about the politics of the moving image. Images collaborates with a diverse range of organizations, locally, across Canada and abroad, and we prioritize building relationships with organizations and communities that respect our values and share our vision. 

Board Position Summary: 
This volunteer position will work in a collaborative environment to provide oversight and direction to the Images Festival’s staff. Board members work together with other members of the Board and Images Festival’s Executive Director and Programming Director to oversee the strategic direction of the organization. The Board is made up of artists, arts administrators, and other professionals who contribute experience in fundraising, financial management, human resources, administration, and technical expertise to our successful operation. 

Images Festival’s Board currently consists of four members who meet regularly and have been recruited based on their skillset, experience, interests, and connections within the artistic community. The board contributes to the Festival’s Strategic plan with on-going development of the organization's Governance Handbook, Employee Handbook, and HR policies and procedures. The Board manages the festival’s executive team, and provides guidance and support on internal processes, conflicts of interests, policy development, and decision-making principles. We also work towards preserving Images history, and maintaining the Festival's financial sustainability, by-laws, advisory and committees, and community relations, all in accordance with the organization's stated values.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Guidance and oversight to advance Images’ mission and strategic plan
  • Attend monthly Board meetings online or at Images Festival office (approx. 2-3 hours per month)
  • Quarterly review of financial statements from Executive Director 
  • Annual review of Images Festival’s HR and Governance policies
  • Hiring Images Festival Executive staff (as needed) 
  • Contributing to outreach for potential candidates to join Images Festival Board of Directors
Expertise/Interest Images is Seeking: 
  • Governing artist-run centres and/or not-for-profit charitable organisations 
  • Artistic planning, practice, and/or programming 
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Governance and Planning 
  • Fundraising, Development, and/or Grass-Roots Organizing 
  • Human Resources, Policy Development, and Legal 
  • Communications and Public Relations 
  • Finance
While professional experience in the arts sector may be an asset, we strongly encourage individuals from other sectors who  share our enthusiasm for independent, experimental moving image culture to apply.

How to Register:

What to Submit:
  • A short statement of interest (maximum 1 page, PDF file please) outlining:
    • your relevant experience
    • interest in joining the board
    • what you expect to get out of the experience 
  • A resumé/curriculum vitae (PDF file please)

Where to Submit: 
Email: board@imagesfestival.com and executivedirector@imagesfestival.com

Board of Directors 
Images Festival 
309-401 Richmond Street
Toronto, Ontario 
M5V 3A8 Canada

Equity and Access:
Images Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an accessible festival and workplace, and continue to work to reduce systemic barriers to participation in our events and employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Racialized, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact us at board@imagesfestival.com if you have any questions.

About Images: 
Images is one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as an alternative to the only other Toronto film festival at the time, Images has spent the last 35 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. Images showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political herstories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition, and representation. The festival includes screenings, exhibitions, performances, events, and educational initiatives, and is attended annually by more than 30,000 people. For more information about our organization, please visit our website at: www.imagesfestival.com

Contact Info:

Email: board@imagesfestival.com