Job - Programming Coordinator, InteraccessPosted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, November 20. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Interaccess: Programming Coordinator
Deadline December 2
Position Type: Regular 30 hours/week, evenings and weekends as required
Salary: $26,500 - $30,000 starting salary
Years Experience: 2+
A benefits package is available after a three-month probation period is completed. Four weeks paid vacation, in addition to statutory holidays, offered. InterAccess provides professional development opportunities.
InterAccess seeks a motivated arts professional to step into the role of Programming Coordinator.
InterAccess was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit, artist-run access centre, under the name Toronto Community Videotex. Today, InterAccess is Ontario's only gallery and production facility devoted exclusively to electronic media art. From its early incarnations as a non-profit, artist-run access centre in the mid-1980s to its current role as a global participant in electronic media art curation and exhibition, InterAccess has ambitiously explored artistic practices associated with interactivity; networked and remote connection; and experimental interfacing between the physical and virtual.
InterAccess has a mandate to present new media art by local, national and international artists. Currently the program promotes experimentation with conceptual models and contexts for visual art that have allowed the program to expand beyond gallery exhibitions to include cross-disciplinary works, site-specific and Internet projects, and co-productions.
The Programming Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for:
Developing and communicating a dynamic vision for the Exhibitions Program
Research, studio visits, soliciting and reviewing submissions
Identifying international artists to complement local work
Curating exhibitions and all associated programming
Writing and editing publications (including web and media releases)
Coordinating public events and receptions, talks, tours and screenings
Installation of exhibitions; coordination with artists and exhibition partners
Assisting with grants and seeking opportunities for sponsorship
Tracking and monitoring budget components related to program expenditures
BA/BFA required, MA/MFA an asset
Understanding of contemporary art practices
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Knowledge of French or a second language an asset)
Strong organizational skills ; detail oriented
Brings a high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities
Ability to provide direction and work with a diverse staff, board and membership
High capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure
A clear understanding of Canadian artist-run centres
Knowledge of managing publications and print projects (Graphic design experience an asset)
Experience installing a variety of art exhibitions
Experience making or presenting new media art
A technician and skilled volunteers support activities. Professional development and on-site training is provided. The following would be considered assets:
Experience with MySQL and FTP programs
Knowledge of common CMS systems, WordPress etc.
Knowledge of Internet Protocols, setting up local networks, setting up Internet connections for artworks
Working knowledge of common programs such as Arduino, Processing, Pure Data, and Max/MSP
Basic understanding of electronics and electronic fabrication
Advanced experience in Mac OSX and Windows (Linux an asset)
Experience with Adobe CS
Understanding of video codecs, resolutions, and projector/monitor requirements.
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, FFMPEG (Other conversion and production programs an asset)
Experience installing and routing cabling
Basic construction and fabrication abilities
Experience working with sound and P.A. systems
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
“Programming Coordinator Position”
c/o Laura Berazadi, Executive Director, InterAccess
info -at- interaccess.org
Please apply no later than Friday, December 2.
Include cover letter, CV, and a writing sample.
InterAccess is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applicants to self-identify.