Ambassador-projectionnists | Cinema on Wheels Tour

2 JOB OFFERS

Ambassador-Projectionists

Wapikoni’s Cinema on Wheels Tour

Do you dream of hitting the road this summer?

Wapikoni needs help to set its Cinema on Wheels tour in motion and is looking for 2 close friends or 1 couple to drive its RV and host screenings. A unique opportunity to explore our wonderful land for two months (July and August) and host around 30 screenings in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Québec. Our ambassador-projectionists will be driving a fully-equipped RV that will allow them to move from one screening to the next.

Are you a fan of Indigenous expression? Are you passionate about cinema and Wapikoni’s works and eager to share them with diverse audiences?

Do you like Wapikoni’s activities? Would you also enjoy sharing the stories of how the films were made and letting the talent behind the images shine brightly?

Do you have a driver’s licence, some audiovisual skills, and a friend/partner with whom you’d like to go on this adventure?

Together with your travel buddy, you’ll make a solid, versatile, persevering, resourceful, inquisitive and independent team that enjoys exploration, meeting others in a respectful and sensitive fashion, and can deal with surprises that may arise along the way without losing your cheerful disposition?

Are you highly adaptable, full of initiative, and looking forward to overcoming challenges as a team?

Does at least one of you enjoy public speaking both in French and English, dialoguing/exchanging/sharing your passion with the public as you develop relationships with members of various Indigenous Nations and different audiences?

Do you agree that observing public health measures is important for the health and wellbeing of members of the communities/towns you’ll be visiting?

Is your team in perfect harmony? Are your smiles contagious?

Then, apply now to embark on this adventure!


IDEAL PROFILE

Organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; open-mindedness, leadership, autonomy, resourcefulness, team spirit, sense of responsibilities; knowledge of Québec and Canada’s Indigenous communities.

CONDITIONS

Salary: $900/week + $1,500 after submitting your final report

$50/day per diem
1 overnight stay at a hotel/week
Type of employment: temporary (early July to late August 2021)
Full time (non-standard)

About Wapikoni’s Cinema on Wheels Tour

Hitting the road in July 2021, Wapikoni’s Cinema on Wheels will be traveling across Québec for a fifth year. The tour allows Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences to watch brand-new programs of short films that have screened at the best national and international festivals (Sundance, Cannes Film Market, Montreal Documentary Film Festival , and TIFF). French and English programs will be curated by members of Wapikoni’s collective mentored by professional film curators. Wapikoni’s whole collection of audiovisual works is made up of films directed by emerging Indigenous filmmakers from Canada. These programs combining unique stories and visually striking images are calling cards for Indigenous cultures, voices, unique points of view and talent coming from various communities. This project has been made possible thanks to the Canada Arts Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Public health measures will be enforced at all times in collaboration with designated regional/community Covid committees.

Check out the Cinema on Wheels trailer !

TO APPLY

Please send us your resume along with an application letter/video by June 13, 11:59 pm at recrutement@wapikoni.ca. Make sure that you include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be continuously analyzed. Therefore, selected candidates could be convened before the end of the posting period. Interviews will be held by videoconference.

Please note that while Indigenous applications are preferred*, we value cross-cultural perspectives. We also recognize that access to professional experience is still difficult for many—most staffing, integration and job retention policies are still disadvantaging Indigenous, black, racialized, deaf and disabled people—and we believe in decolonizing the notion of excellence. We understand that skills can be developed with personal motivation and community experience. 

*Do you like this job offer, but are unsure whether you have all the necessary skills? Don’t hesitate to apply! All Indigenous applications will be examined to see how the candidates could contribute to our organization’s mandate. Who knows, maybe Wapikoni will serve as the springboard you need to hone your skills!