Treasurer - Board of Directors

Discovery Category: Board Members
Start Date: Jan 04, 2021
End Date: Dec 03, 2021
Format: Online
Venue Name: Toronto (Online)
Address: 309 - 401
Provider: Northern Visions Independent Video & Film Associat
WebSite Address: www.imagesfestival.com/opportunities

Description:

Images Festival is seeking a new Treasurer 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 as Treasurer!

Images Festival is a leading presenter of independent film and media culture in dialogue with contemporary art. We are an artist-driven festival that expands traditional definitions and understandings of media art by experimenting with a multiplicity of artistic forms. 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:
The Treasurer is a volunteer position that will work in a collaborative environment to provide financial oversight and direction to the Images Festival’s staff. The Treasurer will work together with other members of the Board and Images Festival’s Executive Director.
 
Directors oversee the governance and 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 five members who meet regularly and have been recruited based on their skillset, experience, and connections within the artistic community. The board drives Images’ three-year Strategic Plan cycle, and is guided by the organization’s history, incorporation papers, by-laws, committee guidelines, staff structure, and consensus building. In addition, Images’ Governance Handbook, Equity policies, and Employee Handbook stipulate roles and responsibilities, internal processes, conflicts of interests, personnel policies, and decision-making principles.

Primary Responsibilities:
Guidance and oversight to advance Images’ mission and strategic plan
Monthly meetings at the Images Festival office (approx. 2-3 hours)
Responsible for assessing the overall financial health of the organization
Quarterly review of Images Festival budgets and finances, with support from the Executive Director
Oversees review and approval of audited financial statements (annually, October-November)
Reviews financial policies, controls, and investment proposals
Approves expenditures
Provides support and education to other Board members on how to read and understand budgets and financial statements
Participates in annual Board Retreat (approx. 8 hours per year)
Assists with hiring Images Festival leadership positions (as needed)
Contributes to Images Festival Board of Directors development and organizational transition planning
Expertise / Interest Images is Seeking:
Governing artist-run centres and/or not-for-profit charitable organizations
Financial oversight
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Governance and Planning
Fundraising, Development, and/or Grass-Roots Organizing 

What to Submit:
A 75-100 word bio outlining your relevant experience
A brief statement of interest that describes your relevant experience and what you expect to get out of the experience (maximum 1 page).
A resumé/curriculum vitae

Where to Submit:
Board of Directors
Images Festival
Address: 309-401 Richmond Street, Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
Email: executivedirector @ imagesfestival.com (*PDF files only)
Phone: 1-416-971-8405

If you have any questions, need assistance with your application, or have an accommodation request, please email us or give us a call.

Images is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We employ personnel without regard to age, class, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geography, indigeneity, physical or mental ability, financial ability, race, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, and statehood. We strongly encourage women, queer, trans and non-binary persons, racialized peoples, indigenous peoples and people living with disabilities to apply and share opportunities with their networks.
 
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 34 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.
 

Contact Info:

Email: executivedirector@imagesfestival.com