Board of Directors

Date Posted: Jun 21, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: unpaid
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Hamilton
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Other
Career Level: Executive/board member

Organization Description

Factory Media Centre

Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms. Our mission is to develop and support a vibrant, sustainable, creative, and diverse community of Members within Hamilton and its surrounding region. In addition to our mission, we also provide access to facilities, equipment, peer resources and educational initiatives to the community. Through our programming we hope to encourage the development and appreciation of all related visual art forms through an ongoing program of screenings and events.

Job Description

Factory Media Centre (FMC) is seeking dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. Serving on a board is a challenging and rewarding way to support your local arts community.
FMC is Hamilton’s artist-run resource centre for film, video, new media, installation, and sound art. The Factory advances the discourse of contemporary media arts locally and nationally through exhibitions, screenings, workshops, educational and community-based programs, as well as, access to multimedia equipment, editing software, and studio space.

Board Responsibilities:
  • Attend monthly board meetings, and the annual general meeting.
  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports or other relevant documents.
  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mandate and programs.
  • Discuss and vote on important issues pertaining to the governance of the organization, including strategic focus in the form of short and long-term goals.
  • Implement policies and procedures in line with the current strategic plan, help run committees, and advise and assist FMC staff when needed.
  • Lend experience and expertise by actively participating in meetings and at least one committee (programming, finance, communications, equipment, fundraising).
  • Keep up-to-date on standards in the artist-run and non-profit sectors, attend professional development opportunities when necessary.
  • Ensure the organization is meeting all its legal and financial responsibilities.
  • Inform the executive of any potential conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality.



Ideal candidates are practicing media artists and/or community-minded persons who have a strong interest in arts and culture. Professional training in the arts is not required.

Additional Info:

Please note that serving on the board is a volunteer commitment. Board terms are two years and the time commitment is approximately 5-8 hours per month. 

FMC is committed to equity in all aspects of its operations. We encourage applications from indigenous people, persons with disabilities, ethnic or racial minorities, immigrants and refugees, Francophones, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all socio-economic walks of life.

How to Apply:

Interested parties should submit their CV and letter of intent to with the subject line “FMC BOARD APPLICATION.”

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