We’re hiring an executive director

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Position: Executive Director

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Reports to: NSI Board of Directors

Direct reports: Director of Operations, Director of Partner Support, Business Support Manager, Controller

Application deadline: January 28, 2024

All enquiries: NS*@se**********************.com

The organization

Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, staff and board, the National Screen Institute supports diverse creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, our vision is that storytellers create a culturally equitable world; they allow us to enter unfamiliar lives and landscapes, create understanding and show us how our world can be better.

We work relentlessly to remove barriers so underrepresented creators from anywhere in Canada can access our film and television training.

Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media, our students and alumni find their voice and place on the global stage, inspiring us to shape a better world.

The position

We are seeking a leader with a demonstrable passion for film, television and emerging forms of interactive and immersive storytelling. You are a proven and influential communicator with the ability to conceive and articulate both a vision and a strategy for the future success of the National Screen Institute. You possess the skill and passion to inspire and motivate all those connected with our organization including staff, students, the board, private and public partners and other stakeholders.

The executive director is responsible for leading the direction of the organization and its overall management. They are a public ambassador for the National Screen Institute and its role in training and developing new creators and storytellers. Reporting to the board, the executive director leads the implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s vision, mission and business plan.

As the ideal candidate, you are passionate about storytelling and storytellers; and you value equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and are knowledgeable about these issues. You are a supporter of the values which guide the work of the National Screen Institute, have experience working cross-culturally and are committed to serving storytellers from underrepresented communities.



Strategic planning


Financial management

Human resources


Board relations



A competitive compensation package including base salary (range between $125,000 to $145,000) and benefits will be provided, commensurate with experience.

The National Screen Institute prioritizes the well-being and flexibility of our employees by offering a remote work/hybrid policy, empowering them to work from their homes. While this role includes partial hours at our downtown Winnipeg location every week, the executive director will have the flexibility to work remotely for the remaining hours. In addition, to provide a good work/life balance the board has approved a four-day work week for all staff, including the executive director.

How to apply

Please apply by email to NS*@se**********************.com with your cover letter and resume no later than January 28, 2024. Note that all enquiries about this position should be directed to this email address.

We are committed to contributing to reconciliation in all our work by co-creating a shared future built on rights, equity and well-being. As an employment equity employer, we actively seek Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities and additional diverse identities for our workforce. We will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please contact us at the email address above.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

The National Screen Institute office is located on Treaty One Territory – we acknowledge and honour the lands we occupy and their traditional keepers: the Anishnaabe, Cree, Dakota and Métis. We acknowledge the ancestors of this land and commit to honour their vision and uphold our Treaty responsibilities as a settler organization occupying these lands.

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