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08 May 2017

PRESENTED BY National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition & Near North Media Mobile Lab
MENTORSHIP DATES: July 24  to November /4, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 7, 2017* extended

Are you interested in working for a film festival? Are you an emerging Indigenous filmmaker/programmer/administrator/student living in and around North Bay, ON? Consider applying for the Festival Assistant position at the North Bay Film Festival (NBFF) in North Bay, ON. This hands on paid mentorship is presented in partnership by the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and the Near North Media Mobile Lab (N2M2L).


Reporting to the Director, the Festival Assistant will work in a fast-paced environment, assisting in all aspects of the North Bay Film Festival from pre to post festival operations. We are interested in emerging Indigenous media arts cultural workers who would like to develop their arts career through a paid mentorship. The ideal applicant has a specific interest in developing their experience in film and media art, arts administration, and festival programming. *varying degrees of experience are warmly welcomed


  • NIMAC and N2M2L will work with the participant to design a internship work plan that best serves both the participant and the NBFF
  • Gain insight and work experience in film festival coordination and artist run culture
  • Receive one on one mentorship and support through a series of meetings with NIMAC and N2M2L
  • Enhance skill set in areas such as: programming/curation; festival/event coordination; administration/financial management; and media arts production/post production through on site job shadowing
  • Assist with the daily function of the NBFF, supporting the festival with various administrative tasks
  • Communicate with media and conduct outreach on communications-related matters, as required
  • Work closely with team members to complete time-sensitive tasks
  • Assist with coordination and on-site execution of various events


  • An interest and passion for Indigenous and/or contemporary film and media art is an asset
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well individually and with a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Openness to developing skill-set through on site specific training
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends


  • $2,000 honorarium per month for 30 hours/week
  • Travel subsidy and cost of living are NOT covered by this mentorship


  • Please send a one page letter of interest that includes your personal interest and bio, a resume, and list of two references by July 7, 2017
  • All applications must be addressed to the NIMAC hiring committee with the subject line Festival Assistant to info (at)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are confidential.

About NIMAC:
MANDATE: The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition’s priority is to support, promote, and advocate for Indigenous media artists and arts organizations within the context of Canadian media arts practices. We connect Indigenous artists to not-for-profit arts organizations on a national scale.   

Miikwehc to the Ontario Arts Council for funding this program through the Arts Service Project Grant and to the Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support to NIMAC.