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Chief Executive Officer

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Dedicated to developing, recognizing, celebrating, and advocating for Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is seeking an inspiring, strategic, creative, and bold leader as its next Chief Executive Officer.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional media arts organization in Canada, with a membership of more than 4,000 emerging and established industry professionals. The Canadian Academy strives to foster industry growth, knowledge, inclusion, and mentorship through a series of professional development programs, talent activation initiatives, and networking opportunities. Aimed at creating a more equitable and diverse Canadian screen-based industry, it is committed to discovering and nurturing all levels of talent through professional training and guidance. The Canadian Academy also produces the Canadian Screen Awards, bringing together the screen-based industry annually to celebrate the country’s top talent in the film, television and digital sectors at Canadian Screen Week.

As the Chief Executive Officer, you report to a Board of Directors and lead a team of professionals that are passionate about the Canadian film, television and digital content industry. You are a strategic leader and visionary that will guide the Canadian Academy with clarity, enthusiasm, and vision, building on the strengths of its robust programming, talent development programs and events/awards agenda. Externally, you will be the face and voice of the Canadian Academy, overseeing strategic membership relationships, partnerships, and media and government relations, while scaling its operations, and driving business development and revenue generating opportunities across all sectors.

As the ideal candidate, you are an engaging team leader and trusted partner with the strategic foresight and entrepreneurial spirit to position the Canadian Academy for ongoing success and impact. You are a compelling spokesperson and respected authority on the film and television industry who can credibly articulate the importance of the Canadian Academy’s mission to a broad and varied audience including partners, members, and the media.

As a leader, you personify rigour, integrity, compassion, and objectivity. You exemplify a deep commitment to dismantling barriers to inclusion and engaging humbly and authentically with equity-deserving communities. Your connections to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, the film and television industry, and the media would be definite assets, as would your experience generating new business and revenue opportunities for a national not-for-profit organization. You communicate effectively in English and French or demonstrate a willingness and commitment to improving your language proficiency.

If interested, or to learn more, please email Nick Chambers and Alain Pescador ( The Canadian Academy is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment. The Canadian Academy invites applications from all qualified individuals and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Graduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
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