Opportunities at InterAccess
Employment & Volunteer

Our current employment and Volunteer opportunities are posted below. 

Employment Opportunities

Vector Festival Assistant 

Organization Description
InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging artistic practices that engage technology. InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art and technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.

Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. Established in 2013, Vector celebrates its 6th anniversary in 2018 and takes place July 12-16, 2018. 

Job Description
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) contract position expected to begin May 22nd 2018 and end August 27th 2018. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work. This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program and is open to eligible secondary and postsecondary students. 

Reporting to the InterAccess Programming Coordinator, the Festival Assistant will work closely with staff, curators, and volunteers to support the administration, planning, and execution of festival events. 

Responsibilities include assisting with festival coordination and website maintenance during the lead up to the festival. The Festival Assistant will support festival sponsorship and partnership efforts. During the festival, the incumbent will assist with exhibition and event set up, monitoring exhibitions and events, and will provide a high level of customer service to festival attendees. 

Key duties
• Working with InterAccess’s Programming Coordinator on festival administration and logistics in the lead up to and during the execution of the festival;
• Coordinating Vector Festival’s website including copy editing, data entry, and web database maintenance;
• Updating the Vector Festival website archives;
• Working with the contracted design team and assisting with print production to ensure timely delivery of print and design materials;
• Managing current and new community partners and co-presenters including event sponsors and reciprocal relationships (ad space, hospitality, travel, etc.).

Requirements

To meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements, applicants must:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
• Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
• Superior verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills;
• A high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities;
• Excellent organizational skills; 
• The ability to take initiative and manage deadlines and a diverse set of responsibilities; 
• Previous experience working with and leading volunteers;
• Basic IT and/or AV skills;
• Comfort working with Adobe Photoshop and familiarity with social media platforms;
• Be currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline.

Hours of Work 
This position is a based on a 35-hour workweek, Tuesday - Saturday. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required, with overtime during the weekend of Vector Festival.

Compensation
$14.00/hour

How to Apply
Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by May 8th 2018 at 5pm to: 

General Manager
InterAccess
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
E-mail: admin@interaccess.org

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

InterAccess is an equity employer and encourages applications from students with disabilities, Indigenous students, students who are a member of a visible minority, and students who are a new immigrant/refugee. 

We regret that at this time InterAccess does not currently have barrier-free access. 

 

Community Outreach Coordinator

Organization Description
InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging artistic practices that engage technology. InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art and technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.

Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. Established in 2013, Vector celebrates its 6th anniversary in 2018 and takes place July 12-16, 2018. 

Job Description
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) contract position expected to begin May 22nd 2018 and end September 1st 2018. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work. This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program and is open to eligible secondary and postsecondary students. 

Reporting to the InterAccess General Manager, the Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with staff, curators, and volunteers to support festival outreach, sponsor and partnership development, and contribute to digital marketing. 

The incumbent will work closely with volunteers, developing a team to do outreach and promotion during the lead up to the festival. During the festival itself, the Community Outreach Coordinator will oversee festival volunteers, who will support exhibition and event set up and monitoring of exhibitions and events, and will provide a high level of customer service to festival attendees.

Key duties
• Assisting with festival logistics including ticket sales, volunteer coordination, venue set-ups, providing information to the general community and responding to requests and inquiries about the festival;
• Contribute to sponsor and partnership development;
• Lead a volunteer team to promote Vector Festival at community events in advance of the festival;
• Coordinating the Vector Festival website including copyediting, data entry and web database maintenance;
• Coordinating IA & Vector Festival social media accounts;
• Assisting with the distribution of all Vector Festival communications including website, email list, marketing materials and correspondence;
• Working with contracted design team, assisting with print production to ensure timely delivery of print and design materials;
• Managing current and new community partners and co-presenters including sponsors and reciprocal relationships (ad space, hospitality, travel, etc.);
• Researching new corporate, foundation, and public funding opportunities.

Requirements

To meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements, applicants must:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
• Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
• Superior verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills;
• A high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities;
• Excellent organizational skills; 
• The ability to take initiative and manage deadlines and a diverse set of responsibilities; 
• Experience installing exhibitions, making or presenting new media art;
• Basic IT and/or AV skills;
• Working knowledge of web languages (HTML and CSS) and Wordpress, and comfort working with Adobe Photoshop;
• Be currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline.

Hours of Work 
This position is a based on a 35-hour workweek, Tuesday - Saturday. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required, with overtime during the weekend of Vector Festival.

Compensation
$14.00/hour

How to Apply
Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by May 8th 2018 at 5pm to: 

General Manager
InterAccess
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
E-mail: admin@interaccess.org

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

InterAccess is an equity employer and encourages applications from students with disabilities, Indigenous students, students who are a member of a visible minority, and students who are a new immigrant/refugee. 

We regret that at this time InterAccess does not currently have barrier-free access. 

Workshop Instructors 

InterAccess is seeking workshop proposals from members of the art and technology communities. In recent years, our workshops have focused on building skills in contemporary new media art techniques including electronics, robotics, microcontrollers, and creative coding. For a larger list of recent programming, see InterAccess’ past events here. InterAccess aims to to offer educational programming that is timely, relevant, comprehensive, and delivered by excellent instructors.

About Our Workshop Formats: 

Most of our workshops assume that students have minimal prior knowledge of the tool or subject being taught. Where workshops require prerequisite knowledge, we generally offer that knowledge in a separate workshop or workshop series offered prior to the advanced level workshop.

Workshop proposals may be one of the following formats: 

  • Weekday evening workshops are 3 hours long 
  • Weekend workshops can run on either/both Saturday/Sunday, and are can range from 3 - 6hrs per day
  • Longer, multi-week courses may be proposed as well

InterAccess’ base instructor pay is $40/hr, with a 3-hour minimum workshop format.

Workshop pricing varies according to number of hours of instruction and materials required. For instructors, InterAccess provides support in the course development process and in-class. Instructors are contracted under InterAccess’ hiring policies.

Ideal Workshop Proposals:

  • Will focus on a contemporary skill set in new media or electronic art
  • Allow for hands-on instruction
  • Make use of the facilities, tools, and equipment already available to InterAccess
  • Require minimal equipment purchase by individual students
  • Compliment programming already offered by InterAccess
  • Have a qualified instructor with relevant experience in the subject matter being taught

Workshops in any topic will be considered. However, InterAccess is currently actively seeking instructors with experience in:

  • Mobile App development
  • Audio and sound techniques
  • Robotics, kinetics
  • Networked art projects

Please send an outline of your proposed workshop and a CV to our Education department. PDF format is preferred. 
 

Volunteers

Interested Volunteers for short-term or special projects may send an introductory email to our Programming Coordiantor

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