Check our mandate and vision HERE to see if you think Digi60 is the right place for you to volunteer!

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.

 

Immediate Festival Job Openings & Volunteer Opportunities - WE'RE HIRING!

Festival Coordinator - Contract position with the festival from October to December 2017. Do you have event, not-for-profit, arts or festival experience? Help bring our signature Fall Festival to life! Find the job description and application portal on Indeed HERE.

Technical Assistant - Contract position with the festival from October to December 2017. Are you technically savvy with digital media experience? Help bring our signature Fall Festival to life! Find the job description and application portal on Indeed HERE.

Festival & Event Volunteers

  • General event helpers
  • Greeting and serving guests
  • Set-up & tear-down
  • Box Office and tickets takers
  • Smart Serve bartenders
  • Social Media
  • Translations (Eng-Fr)
  • Note-takers (on as needed basis)

Email info@digi60.org with "Digi60 Volunteer" in the subject line if you want to be part of Ottawa's longest running catch festival!

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 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 few 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.

Funding and Partners Engagement

The Funding and Partners Engagement Coordinator is responsible for funding applications and developing and growing partnerships that generate revenue opportunities for Digi60 Spring and Fall Festivals and special projects. They will work in tandem with the Marketing and Business Development position in a joint committee.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator will work in tandem with the other board members and directors to work with and build membership with the community, past and future participants, festival alumni, industry members and sponsors. They are responsible for our newsletter, media communications and outreaching to new members of the festival.

Email info@digi60.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.