Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Production and Professional Development Manager oversees Wapikoni's audiovisual productions, artistic development and training activities and supports Indigenous creators and interns in their professional development objectives. The Production and Professional Development Manager builds fruitful partnerships with clients, Indigenous organizations and organizations in the cultural landscape.


  • Ensure the growth of the production and professional development department
  • Supervise and coordinate in-house productions, possibly including virtual reality projects
  • Respond to requests from external partners
  • Prepare and follow up on budget estimates, quotes and schedules
  • Negotiate agreements and contracts with clients, partners and production teams
  • Participate in the development of concepts and content according to the needs of the partners (message, target audience) and make the necessary follow-ups and adjustments to achieve the desired results
  • Hire external resources, including producers, production managers, and participate in the creation of teams
  • Prepare working meetings with partners and contractual teams
  • Ensure that projects run smoothly and that deadlines, production budgets and partners' visions are met and respected o Write follow-up reports and keep Wapikoni's management team informed on the progress of projects
  • Ensure the archiving of projects in collaboration with the post-production manager o Carry out administrative follow-ups required in connection with the position


  • Ensure the integration and accompaniment of Indigenous trainees within productions according to their interest and skills
  • Assessment of each production in order to evaluate the experience of the participants
  • Propose and elaborate training courses to develop their skills
  • Provide and oversee mentoring opportunities in the film and audiovisual industry
  • Monitor opportunities for the professionalization and development of participants within the industry.


  • University degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience in production OR more than 5 years of relevant experience in the film industry
  • Training experience (asset)
  • Great knowledge of Indigenous, cultural and film environments
  • Interest in the professional and personal development of First Nations, Inuit and Métis
  • Conceptual skills and great artistic sensitivity
  • Independent, creativity and excellent organizational skills, flexibility
  • Polyvalence, teamwork, leadership
  • Management capacity for both administrative, logistical and creative components
  • Experience in XR projects and digital art, knowledge of software - Premiere Pro, Blender, Unity, TouchDesigner (asset)
  • Fluent in both French and English (spoken and written)

WORKPLACE: The workplace is located in Montreal, but the person may be required to travel occasionally.
SCHEDULE: 5 days per week (37.5 hours)
HOURLY RATE: according to the current salary scale
ENTRY: August 2020

Please submit your resume and cover letter to no later than July 30th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; a call may be received prior to the end of the posting for this position.
Per Wapikoni policies, with equal qualifications, Indigenous candidates will be prioritized.