Freeze Frame Seeking Executive Director

avril 26, 2016

Executive Director Media Arts Centre for Young People and International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages

Are you passionate about film, new media and opportunities for young people?

Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre for Young People is a dynamic Manitoba non-profit that produces an annual international film festival in March with a northern tour in fall and winter as well as special projects and programs in video production and media literacy throughout the year. All of our programs are offered in French and English and are primarily aimed at young people (ages 3 to 18).

The Board of Directors of Freeze Frame is seeking bilingual candidates for the position of Executive Director with a minimum of five years experience in the administration and management (with supervisory functions) of a cultural organization. This position requires superior communication skills in both English and French.

Please send your resume with a letter of motivation attention Hiring Committee, Freeze Frame c/o no later than May 30, 2016.



The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, management, planning, administrative, financial operations, and human resource management of Freeze Frame. The ED works within the framework established by the Board of Directors to whom he or she reports. The ED is expected to network within the community and with other organizations across Winnipeg and Manitoba and elsewhere in connection with promotion and fundraising.


  1. Leadership and Planning
  2. Administration
  3. Promotion
  4. Fund Development

Leadership and Planning

  • Ensure the development and implementation of a Strategic and Business Plan.
  • Lead the team of program, administrative staff and volunteers to ensure effective delivery of programs.
  • Attend all board meetings and provide regular financial and Strategic Plan progress reports to Board.
  • Network with the film industry, corporate sector and government officials to enhance Freeze Frame’s community presence.
  • Act as ex-officio member of committees as required.


  • Oversee the development and management of all budgets and financial transactions.
  • Establish and maintain effective information and administrative systems.
  • Develop and manage the logistics plan for the Festival, Freeze Frame on the Road and all special events. Manage all necessary financial operations.
  • Manage and hire staff and volunteers in collaboration with the Artistic Programmer.
  • Develop and manage all employment agreements and contracts.
  • Develop timelines for all operations.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings to report on programming activities.
  • Act as ex-officio member of committees as required.


  • Develop and implement the promotion plan for all programming.
  • Act as primary spokesperson for Freeze Frame – conduct media interviews during festival and special events, or assign to appropriate parties.
  • Develop key relationships in the multicultural, rural, northern Manitoba and school sectors to promote Freeze Frame programs.
  • Translate and write promotional material as required.


  • Oversee the development corporate fundraising campaign. This entails developing the strategy and written materials required, directing the research and contact of all organizations, as well as carrying out a portion of the approaches.
  • Ensure sufficient resources are available to fulfill the annual goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of proposals for funding and evaluation reports.
  • Research new sources of funding and manage the corporate fundraising campaign, advertising sales in program guide, ticket sales and fundraisers.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with ongoing funders and potential new funders.


  • Minimum 3 years experience managing an arts organization.
  • Fully bilingual (French and English).
  • Others languages an asset.
  • University degree or experience in a field pertinent to the position such as business or arts management, public relations, media studies, film, communication, or fine arts.


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