Executive Director

The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario (DGC Ontario) – a provincial labour organization – represents more than 2,800 creative and logistical personnel working in the screen-based industry, and in areas that include direction, assistant direction, design, production management, locations, and more. DGC Ontario secures work opportunities for its members; represents their interests through the negotiation and administration of collective agreements; and, engages in extensive industry advocacy and lobbying activities at the provincial and municipal levels. DGC Ontario is seeking a passionate, hardworking, and seasoned individual for the role of Executive Director – someone who will be “an active leader for members in the screen-based industry” – to advance the vision and overall mission of the organization.

Reporting to the DGC Ontario Executive Board, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operations and business activities for the organization. Working in partnership with a strong staff complement, the Executive Director effectively positions the Guild as the hub for director and production talent while providing valuable resources and services to its members. The Guild is building a custom facility, slated to open in early 2021, where members can come together and build a more vibrant and united membership. For a skilled leader who likes to make their mark, this is truly an auspicious time to join an organization experiencing exciting change.

The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the Film and Television industry along with several years of leadership experience, preferably gained in a unionized environment. Experience serving a member-based organization, accountable to a Board, will be considered an asset. The new Executive Director speaks with clarity and confidence, and possesses a style of leadership that inspires support from Guild membership and stakeholders from the larger community. Collaboration, team building, and a passion to engage and relate to all members – equitably and fairly – are core to the role, as is a deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms. The Executive Director will be a vocal advocate for the future of the Film and Television industry in Canada, and will stimulate a fresh, bold, and exciting new chapter for the Guild.

The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons. DGC Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and DGC Ontario throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The Directors Guild of Canada Ontario and Odgers Berndtson are also partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to further strengthen the diversity of the candidate pool.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts at Odgers Berndtson at 1 866-962-1990 or submit your resume and letter of interest online to https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16813 by December 18, 2020.