Images Festival is seeking an Executive Director!

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a significant leadership role in one of the most unique and forward thinking arts organizations in Canada. The Executive Director will work with an energetic, passionate and dedicated staff to plan and carry out an extensive festival of contemporary moving images each spring. The ED oversees human resources, development, financial management, organizational planning, community profile, and reports to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time position based in Toronto, and includes working collaboratively in a fast-paced and community-oriented environment.

Images Festival is North America’s leading presenter of contemporary and experimental moving images, and one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition of Canadian and international screenings, installations and live performances. Created in 1987, Images presents work that counters dominant mainstream narratives and provides alternative ways of thinking and seeing that expand the understanding of moving image culture through programming and education-based initiatives. In April 2019, the 32nd edition of the Images Festival included 50 artists in attendance, 19 venues across Toronto, 13 exhibitions, 73 on-screen works, 5 live performances, 14 outreach events (talks, tours, workshops), and an audience of approximately 25,000 people.

Required Qualifications and Experience in:


Human Resources 


Financial Management

Organizational Planning and Sustainability

Marketing, PR, Outreach and Community Profile

Additional Info:

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your interest in the position and highlighting your relevant experience,  as well as three references to employment @ (*please attach PDF files only), addressed to:

Hiring Committee

Images Festival 

309-401 Richmond Street

Toronto Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada

Please include where you saw this posting in your cover letter.

The deadline to apply is July 2, 2019 @ 5 PM

For more information about our organization please visit our website at

*The Images Festival is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In situations with several qualified candidates, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.