Call for Applications: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival

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Call for Applications: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival

Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-DoctoralFellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park FilmFestival.

Activating Canada's Moving Images Heritage is a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories. The project's research is committed to finding solutions for safekeeping Canada's audiovisual heritage. We seek to research and remediate audiovisual heritage that is most vulnerable to disappearance and inaccessibility, fostering a community and network dedicated to creating best practices and cultural policies.

We invite applications from interdisciplinary scholars who have earned a doctorate in communications, media studies, public history, or archival and information studies and have expertise in such fields as Canadian immigration history, city studies, urban development, policy and community planning, and/or community archives. The position requires that the candidate has a familiarity with arts administration, strong skills, and experience in visual archival research practices, project management skills, oral history/interview experience, online outreach/engagement experience, knowledge of various audiovisual formats, familiarity with film production and media arts resources and service providers in Toronto, and a general understanding of copyright clearance.

Required skills include a strong understanding of anti-oppression, communication skills, managing project budgets, a collaborative working style particularly online, good time management, problem-solving, organizational and relationship management skills, and adaptability. Experience working in a community arts setting or in film festivals, and an understanding of Regent Park's communities and context through work, study, and/or lived experiences will be a strong asset.

This Post-Doc position will include opportunities to produce publications, participate in conference presentations and directly contribute to the /Regent Park Made Visible /project through organizing online and in-person screenings, artist talkback panels, and writing-related materials/. /It is expected that the candidate will work remotely as well as divide their time between York University and the recent Park Film Festival, and other spaces as the work dictates.

*How to apply*

Applicants should forward a cover letter, a brief research statement(maximum 1 page), curriculum vitae, as well as the names and email contacts of three academic references in one PDF document to Dr. SaraMacdonald, Archive/Counter Archive Project Manager at

All correspondence should be addressed to:Professor Desirée de Jesusc/o Dr. Sara Macdonald, Project ManagerSSHRC Partnership Grant, Archive/Counter-ArchiveYORK UNIVERSITY | 2001F Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building4700 Keele Street · Toronto ON · Canada · M3J 1P3

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