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Executive Director

Job Posting
DMG is a grassroots, community-driven not-for-profit video game arts organization founded in 2012. We create space for communities that are often marginalized in tech and games spaces to make, play and critique video games within a cultural context. This role will be working across a number of our current projects including: , & developing our founders support fund.

We are seeking an Executive Director to work beside our Programming Director to ensure the smooth running of DMG. This role will be a co-directorship with our Programming Director. This person will be responsible for more general community outreach as well as partnerships with community orgs, industry folks and funders.

Job Summary

24-30 hours a week
Compensation: $47,000/year
Vacation: 3 week minimum vacation
Location: Anywhere in Canada
Deadline: September 22, 2022
Start date: ASAP, with flexibility based on selected candidates' needs
Hours at DMG are flexible though the office tends to be most active Wednesday - Saturday 11:00-7:00 EST. Since we run events regularly it is assumed you will be working evenings and weekends semi-regularly. Sunday and Monday are reserved for DMG’s weekends to ensure staff have 2 days off in a row.

About you

Is familiar with games and/or media arts organizations or creative communities in Canada
Has strong communication skills both written and spoken. You will be the main initial point of contact to those interacting with the organization.
Has some prior experience managing multiple projects running at the same time
Understands the barriers people with intersecting marginalized identities face in accessing tools, resources, networks and support in games
Interested in creating a work environment which supports the health and well being of its workers

About the contract

There are two priorities for this role, first ensuring existing programs run smoothly and secondly working with the Programming Director to create a roadmap for future DMG activities.
Community Engagement
Ensuring members' needs and experiences are reflected in DMG activities.
Creates space for the community to gather and support one another
Support community outreach to diverse communities nationally.
Facilitating and maintaining connections with academic, community and industry partners
Organization Management
Financial management of the organization. Collaborate with our accountant to ensure we are spending within our means.
Manage and expand sponsor relations
Work with our grant writers to create a plan for ongoing funding of the org and its projects.
Future Planning
Ensuring the financial sustainability of the organization
Working with our programming director to develop plans for growing DMG programming
Work with the board to ensure DMG activities are in line with our for the org.
Added bonus
Industry experience and connections in interactive media and games
Experience building community centred technology
Experience with funding for non-profit and artist run centres
Interest in social impact measurement
Interest in community design and collaboration


Please submit your application
If you don’t fit all of these skills or experiences but think you would bring a new perspective to the role we still encourage you to apply!
Include in the application your resume as well as a cover letter. The cover letter should include why you are interested in the role, a summary of the experience you will bring to DMG as well as, what you are hoping to learn in the role. There is also an optional url & text explainer. This can be used for your website or any link that represents you and your work. Feel free to use the text if you want to add some context to the hiring team.
We encourage you to in order to better support your application. They are open for any conversations about the position, answering any questions you might have about the position as well as giving you feedback on your application.

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