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Funding and Development Officer

MUTEK is a non-profit organization dedicated to the diffusion, promotion, production, and development of emerging forms of digital creativity and electronic music. Its main activity is the annual presentation of the MUTEK Festival and its Professional Forum held in Montreal in August, while the rest of the year is led by various occasional activities. Driven by humanist values such as equity, equality, and inclusion, MUTEK is committed to supporting and promoting the diversity of creative expression in its industry.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the MUTEK Funding and Development Officer is responsible for researching, depositing, following up and reporting on all of the organization's public funding in the fields of digital arts, music and creative industries, etc. He/she actively collaborates with the various department heads, under the supervision of the General Management, in order to complete MUTEK's financial structures, for regular operations as well as for special projects, within the framework of the Festival, but also for all the punctual initiatives that participate in the consolidation and influence of the organization. He or she will actively participate in the positioning of MUTEK as an essential leader in the support, awareness and promotion of digital creators.

Particular attention will be paid to employment equity in the hiring process to address gaps in the representation of groups considered minorities, including women, non-binary, Black, Aboriginal, racialized minorities and/or LGBTQIA2+ communities, and/or people with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • With the assistance of General Management, to contribute towards the elaboration of the annual financing plan for MUTEK activities;
  • Gather information and collect data from different departments for various grant files;
  • Rassembler les informations des divers départements pour les dossiers de financement;
  • Write, revise, edit, and file all of the organization's public funding applications (scripts, schedules, budgets, etc.);
  • Coordinate the filing of applications and reports by involving the necessary people and resources;
  • Ensure regular follow-up with funding agencies throughout the project cycles;
  • Oversee the implementation of public funding partnership agreements within communication tools, online platforms and in the field;
  • Write and submit reports to funds upon completion of projects or at the end of operating funding cycles;
  • Maintaining relationship with funders (program terms and conditions, changes to projects once the grant is received, justification for postponing the report, etc.);
  • Master all the eligibility criteria for the various MUTEK public funds;
  • Identify, with various department heads (strategic development, finance, communications, content, etc.), additional public funding opportunities;
  • Constantly monitor the various public funding options to support MUTEK's regular activities and special projects at the municipal, provincial and federal levels;
  • Ensure exemplary organization and archiving of application files;
  • Draft contracts with private and public partners and ensure that all commitments are met with internal teams;
  • Assist in the writing of MUTEK presentation documents and end-of-year reports for various projects;
  • Follow up on wage subsidies;
  • Participate in relevant industry professional associations;
  • Act as an ambassador for MUTEK, both in professional events and on social platforms;
  • Any other related duties in connection with the position;
  • Interest/sensitivity to digital creation and music;
  • Understanding of the Quebec cultural environment;
  • Knowledge of the Quebec digital arts and creative industries;
  • Knowledge of the Canadian and international digital arts and creative industries is an asset;
  • Experience in the event industry (festivals) is an asset;
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a similar or related position;
Skills required
  • Excellent command of French (communication and writing);
  • Good communication and writing skills in English;
  • The ability to communicate in Spanish is an asset;
  • Ability to analyze and structure information in complex contexts;
  • Autonomy, initiative, versatility, good management of priorities;
  • Reliability, thoroughness and sense of responsibility for the work delivered;
  • Good ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
Working conditions
  • Start date: September 6;
  • Full-time position;
  • Permanent position;
  • Position based in Montreal;
  • Salary to be discussed based on previous work experience;
To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to by August 12th, 2022.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Volunteer roles

Join the team of volunteers | Take part in the 23rd edition from the sidelines by applying for the different positions available now!

Everyone has a place at MUTEK and the missions assigned to volunteers are as varied as they are exciting:
  • Receptionist
  • Accreditation
  • Ticketing
  • Store / Merchandising
  • Green Brigade
  • Cultural and environmental mediation
  • Assembly / Dismantling
  • Surveyor
To join the 2022 volunteer team, follow the form:


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Thank you for your interest in MUTEK and see you soon!