FILM TRAINING MANITOBA is looking for Board members to be Elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) is conducting an election at our annual general meeting (AGM) on June 30, 2020. We are encouraging applicants to put their name forward for consideration to our board of directors.

If you wish to put yourself forward for a board of directors’ position, submit a cover letter and resume no later than June 25th, 2020 at 4pm to with the subject line: FTM board recruitment 2020.

Experienced professionals working within post-secondary, business, the MB film industry, organizational finances, legal or labour matters are considered assets as potential FTM board members.

FTM’s goal is to develop a highly skilled and adaptable workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community. With this information we can offer practical, skill-based training that is targeted where labour gaps occur.

FTM strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all. We strongly encourage applications that are members of underrepresented groups, such as: woman, indigenous peoples, or people of colour; diverse gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+); people living with dis/ability, etc – your leadership and voice is needed.

All Directors are elected for terms of two or three years and may be re-elected to serve a maximum of nine years of FTM’s Board of directors. Directors will be elected to a position by our board member at our AGM. Following the AGM, the board will choose its Executive Officers, as per FTM’s Bylaws.

FTM is committed to equitable recruitment practices. In order to be considered for equity-based recruitment, please include a note in your email stating, “I’d like to be considered for recruitment equity.” While you are welcome to elaborate further, it is not required.

Please consider carefully whether you can fulfill the responsibilities set out below. If you are not selected for nomination this year by our committee, we will keep your interest on file for future years.

Responsibilities and Duties of FTM’s Board Members:

Service as a member of FTM’s Board of Directors requires time, dedication and commitment to FTM’s mission and mandate. Board members must participate fully in their roles and functions. The Directors of FTM are responsible for setting goals, defining organizational policies and priorities, and approving plans to achieve our goals.

FTM Board members are required to act in good faith and in the best interests of FTM, to formally sign a document declaring any real or apparent conflicts of interest, and to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Part of the due diligence required of Directors is attending Board training, meetings and keeping yourself informed about the affairs of FTM by reading the materials prepared as well as FTM’s newsletters, and e-mail bulletins. The board typically meets in-person five times yearly, with additional board and committee teleconferences, as required.

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