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Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival, operating in Ottawa since 2004, is seeking board members to help us grow our independent film festival Board. Digi60 was founded on the principle that new and emerging filmmakers would be encouraged to create short films, and be able to screen them in a setting that provided a real world film festival experience, complete with jury evaluation, awards, and gala. We have seen many Digi60 Alumni filmmakers go on to become professional members of the film and television industry. The festival also aims to promote Ottawa as a sustainable film industry destination with desirable cast and crew available for hire. We are a film festival for filmmakers by filmmakers.
What do we look for in our employees & volunteers?
Flexibility, adaptability, ethical endurance, diversity, ability to work in a team & remotely, excellent written and oral communication abilities, a go-getter attitude, someone who loves film and can connect with the Ottawa film community.
Immediate Festival Job Openings & Volunteer Opportunities
Festival & Event Volunteers
- General event helpers
- Greeting and serving guests
- Set-up & tear-down
- Box Office and ticket takers
- Smart Serve bartenders
- Social Media
- Translations (Eng-Fr)
- Note-takers (on as needed basis)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Digi60 Volunteer" in the subject line if you want to be part of Ottawa's longest running catch festival!
Post-Secondary Students (Ontario College, B.A. or M.A.) - Fall Semester only
Are you looking for a post-secondary internship credits with an arts and culture organization that works toward a fantastic annual event celebrating independent filmmaking in the Ottawa-Gatineau communities? Send us a query if your school supports post-secondary internships and you are you a student in:
- Arts Administration
- Film Studies
- Event Management
- Digital Media or Broadcast
Email email@example.com with "Digi60 Intern" in the subject line if you want to be part of Ottawa's longest running catch festival!
Immediate Board Member Opportunities - Volunteer, Not-for-profit
Are you looking to get involved as a volunteer with a vibrant and progressive arts organization in Ottawa? Do you have a self-starter attitude? Are you able to commit a couple hours every month to grow an arts organization? If you can answer yes to these questions, then we want to speak with you!
Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival, operating in Ottawa since 2004, is seeking Volunteer Board Members to help us grow our independent film festival. Digi60 was founded on the principle that new and emerging filmmakers would be encouraged to create short films, and be able to screen them in a setting that provided a real-world film festival experience, complete with jury evaluation, awards, and gala. We have seen many Digi60 Alumni filmmakers go on to become professional members of the film and television industry. The festival also aims to promote Ottawa as a sustainable film industry destination with desirable cast and crew available for hire. We are a film festival for filmmakers by filmmakers.
Who are we looking for?
Digi60 is looking for a core group of people who care about the independent filmmaking community in Ottawa and want to continue to provide opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers to grow professionally in their careers right here in the Nation's Capital.
Are you the person who wants to bring Digi60 in to its next phase as a long standing grassroots community arts and culture organization?
We are looking for people with the following backgrounds:
Treasurer, Bookkeeping, Financial Officer
Fundraising, Grant Writing & Sponsorship Outreach
Volunteer & HR Coordination
PR and Marketing
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Board Member Application" in the subject line if you want to be part of Ottawa's longest running catch festival.
Board Member Recommended Knowledge and Abilities
- College diploma or degree in relevant area depending on role
- Up to 2+ years of working experience with a not-for-profit organization
- High energy and ability to work under pressure
- Volunteer Board experience would be considered a strong asset
- French would be considered a strong asset
Board Member Recommended Competencies
- Creativity: Develop new initiatives to improve Digi60 as an organization.
- Ethics: Understand ethical behaviour and practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Relationship Building: Maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Team player: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Film: An appreciation for or work in the film sector is a significant asset.
Board Member "Working Environment"
- Fast paced, collaborative, entrepreneurial team-based environment
- Ability to work flexible hours when needed to meet deadlines.
Board Member "Perks"
- Flexible environment
- Attendance to industry events, workshops and learning opportunities
- Networking with industry members and professionals
Digi60 is an inclusive workplace that is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supporting diversity in its work environments, and ensuring that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered, including and not limited to LGTBQ+, Indigenous, Francophone persons, women and persons of colour. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our festival are encouraged to apply.
Just as for any corporation, the board of directors has three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”
Duty of Care: Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will;
Duty of Loyalty: Ensure that the nonprofit's activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission; Recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; Make decisions that are in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).
Duty of Obedience: Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission.