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Creative BC is an independent, not-for-profit organization created by the Province of British Columbia to strengthen and promote B.C.’s creative sector which includes the motion picture, digital and interactive media, music and sound recording, and magazine and book publishing industries. The organization’s programs, services and investments act as a catalyst to help these sectors realize their economic and creative potential and thereby contribute to the future prosperity of our province.
Creative BC’s mandate includes administration of B.C.’s motion picture tax credits, delivering provincial film commission services and providing grants to creators and creative companies in the sector. The organization’s programs, services and expertise support the creative sector to expand and diversify, they stimulate inward investment and employment, and promote B.C.’s creative content and production capabilities both at home and in the global marketplace. The organization has an immediate opening in the role of:
INDIGENOUS LEAD AND PROGRAM ANALYST
Reporting to the Vice President as a member of Creative BC’s funding team, the Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst will be responsible for the Rogers and Creative BC Indigenous Fund, leading consultation, design and delivery of all programs under the new $1M fund. In addition, this individual will be part of the funding team taking on special projects to support Indigenous-owned and B.C.-based companies, creators, and the overall ecosystem, driving the advancement and growth of this province’s creative industries with a focus on Indigenous creators.
The successful individual will collaborate with partners at the Indigenous Screen Office, the CMPA BC, and be intent on strategically increasing, tracking and promoting the production, marketing, distribution, and export of Indigenous creative content that is B.C.-owned and controlled intellectual property.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: The Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst administers grant programs, analyzes the impacts of program scopes, budgets and funding decisions and applies proactive design and strategic thinking to maximize outputs and outcomes from Creative BC investments. The Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst studies the market, understands trends, identifies gaps and incorporates this knowledge into recommendations for program adjustment, improvement in strategic investments through programs, and the implementation of new channels and opportunities for creators in the province. The Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst consults regularly with the Vice President regarding Development programs and budgets, delivers service excellence to applicants and ensures programs are accessible, deadlines are met and funding cycles are smooth and successful.
COMMUNICATION AND TRACKING: The Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst collaborates with the Funding Team and the Operations team, including the Marketing and Communications function, to leverage Creative BC’s tools and systems for the efficient management and real-time communication of program and recipient progress. The focus is on clean data, quality reporting and the effective transfer of information through these systems to others in order to identify opportunities for announcements, government participation and the overall promotion of the sector and its creators as recipients of these programs.
EXPERTISE AND RECOMMENDATION: The Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst is expected to stay abreast of the market and industry context within which they operate and reports regularly on program progress, outputs, outcomes, relevance and opportunity for further partnership, collaboration and engagement with industry. This role requires strong connections within the IBPOC creative and film community to have a great level of understanding of what marginalized artists in the creative sector need.
STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT: Importantly, the Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst champions the integration of Creative BC’s strategic pillars, goals, objectives and values into the design and delivery of programs – from the writing of guidelines to the promotion of opportunities to new applicant pools.
MARKET PRESENCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: While most day-to-day activities center on program delivery (from program design to applicant management to the assessment of program impacts and project trajectories), the Indigenous Lead and Program Analyst is required to represent Creative BC in this client-facing role, both in-house and at speaking engagements and relevant industry events – interfacing with applicants and industry partners alike, from association leaders to creators and creative entrepreneurs.
Select responsibilities as they relate to Creative BC’s values include:
INSPIRING CREATIVE COURAGE
FOCUSING ON CLIENT NEEDS
SHOWING SERVICE LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPING A UNITED VISION
BEING TRUSTED TO ACT
The individual who will succeed in this role is:
Priority will be given to qualified applicants who identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.
Applicants must possess:
Applicants must be Canadian residents of BC and eligible to legally work in Canada on a continuous basis. The organization applies relevant, inclusive and balanced hiring practices, reflecting our organizational values and the BC Human Rights Code. Creative BC is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Creative BC’s interview process will begin immediately, and submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity at Creative BC. We regret that we cannot respond to all applications so only candidates who meet the requirements and are selected for an interview will be contacted. If you have questions about this opportunity, please send them directly to [email protected].