Policy Analyst - 6-Month Maternity Leave Cover (Remote Position, open to anyone in Canada)

Date Posted: May 04, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 04, 2021
Start Date: Jun 14, 2021

Salary From: 40K To 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Remote
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Canadian Independent Music Association
CIMA is the collective voice of the English-language, Canadian-owned independent sector of the Canadian sound recording industry, with a mandate to secure and develop a strong and economically stable music industry. CIMA has more than 160 members from coast to coast in Canada, representing nearly every sector of the music business.

Job Description

  • Conduct research and analysis on music industry issues and trends in Canada and around the world
  • Conduct research and analysis on relevant government and agency legislation, regulations and policies
  • Prepare research content for position papers, briefs, presentations, submissions, website, media and membership communiqués
  • Assist in the advocacy efforts of CIMA’s and MusicOntario’s policies and positions
  • Help resource CIMA’s Government Affairs Committee and other ad hoc committees/task forces as required
  • Create and edit content for CIMA’s electronic newsletters, bulletins, websites and social media
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of periodic online surveys
  • Prepare speeches and presentations for CIMA’s president
  • Fulfill other communications and research related duties as required
  • Prepare and support the President for meetings with external stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Other duties, as assigned



  • A degree in a relevant field, such as political studies, public policy, music policy, or economics
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a policy focused role
  • Understanding of public policy and government relations
  • Excellent analytic and critical thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to handle complex issues
  • Exceptional research and writing skills, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team while meeting challenging organizational goals and deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High level of discretion, professionalism and flexibility
  • Able to work overtime and attend industry events if required (time off provided in lieu of overtime) 


  • Knowledge and/or experience within the music industry
  • Public speaking experience
  • French language proficiency

Additional Info:


A competitive compensation package including base salary, health and dental benefits, vehicle and cellular phone allowance will be provided.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé to no later than June 4th, 2021, to: cima@cimamusic.ca with the subject "Policy Analyst Application".

CIMA is an equal-opportunity employer and committed to fair and accessible employment practices. We strongly support and value diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

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