Job opportunity: join our team as program coordinator

Now Hiring: Program coordinator

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Are you passionate about equitable storytelling on and off screen? Do you have a genuine interest in developing authentic voices, and serving the training and mentorship needs of Indigenous storytellers?

The National Screen Institute is seeking a highly organized and compassionate Indigenous, Black or Person of Colour as program coordinator to support the faculty and participants of the CBC New Indigenous Voices training program, working collaboratively with the program manager.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week program for Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries through full-time classroom training, short film production and an industry internship. Training is delivered online and in person.

As the ideal candidate, you value equity, diversity and inclusion, 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.

Job title: Program Coordinator

Organization: National Screen Institute – Canada

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Status: Full-time, contract, April to August 2023

Reports to: Senior Programs Manager

Application deadline: Friday, March 31 @ noon, Central Time

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. 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.

Job overview

The program coordinator provides essential support to the program manager in the selection of training participants and organization, management and delivery of curriculum. They help create a positive learning experience for participants and ensure timely delivery of the program to meet funder expectations.

There is some flexibility with remote working during the first few weeks of the program when training is delivered online.

During in-person classroom training, the program coordinator will be on the ground at the venue for four weeks working closely with the program manager to troubleshoot and organize all aspects of learning. This can be a fast-paced environment and requires a candidate who is proactive and can think quickly under pressure.

In week five, participants will work together on their short film. The program coordinator is required to be on-call and available to support and assist the group at this time.

Responsibilities and duties

Participant selection and interviews

Participant and program support


Organizational support

The National Screen Institute is committed to supporting individuals from underrepresented communities including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas and various religious groups. Please let us know if you identify with any of these on your application.

We encourage you to review the National Screen Institute website prior to applying.

Please submit a resume indicating relevant experience and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to ca*****@ns********.ca.

Application deadline: March 31 @ noon, Central Time.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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