Opportunities at InterAccess
Employment & Volunteer

Our current employment and Volunteer opportunities are posted below. 

Interim Education and Outreach Coordinator

Job Description
InterAccess seeks an experienced administrator for a part-time three-month contract position. 

The Interim Education and Outreach Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for coordinating and implementing InterAccess’s education strategy, ensuring a high quality of educational content. 

Key responsibilities during the contract will include: administering the fall 2018 workshop program, planning InterAccess’s winter 2019 workshop slate, facilitating partnerships, oversight of production facilities, and liaising with members. 

Responsibilities
Program Development (40%)
• Coordinate and execute the fall 2018 educational program, including weekly courses, workshops, and weekly Open Studio events.
• Plan and launch the winter 2019 educational program;
• Contribute to the development of educational sponsorship and partnership opportunities;
• Support the achievement of monthly and annual revenue targets;
• Support existing educational partnerships with school boards and community groups.

Outreach (30%)
• Implement all aspects of the production facilities / studio membership program, including, but not limited to: facilitating renewals, and producing communications materials (web and print) related to studio and educational programming, and communicating with members;
• Facilitate member access to InterAccess production studio, and tool training;
• Using online social media and established advertising standards, promote educational programs, increase audience engagement, and reach new audiences;
• Provide active engagement with members at Open Studios;
• Maintain up-to-date subscriber database and mailing lists.

Financial and Administration (20%)
• Track enrollment, attendance and payments; support bookkeeping procedures;
• Maintain up-to-date statistical records of attendance and enrolment;
• Maintain equipment and inventory lists;
• Produce regular activities reports for stakeholders;
• Assist with the programming portion of funding applications;
• Keep internal files on past programming and publicity;
• Track and monitor budget components related to education program expenditures;
• Process Membership and Studio Pass applications and payment;
• Liaise with Studio and Education Committees;
• Supervise contract instructors.

Facilities and Equipment (10%)
• Identify and prioritize equipment needs;
• Monitor studio supplies and inventory; create purchase orders;
• Maintain facility in good state of cleanliness and repair;
• Maintain security system in good working order;
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• BA/BFA/BEd required, MA/MFA/MEd an asset, or commensurate experience;
• 2-3 years progressive administrative experience in public/private sector;
• Strong organizational and analytical skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (knowledge of a second language an asset);
• Ability to provide direction and work with a diverse staff, board and membership;
• The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is crucial;
• Familiarity with electronic media art, with related technical skills;
• Knowledge of digital media, design, art, education/curriculum design, UX, web, etc.;
• MS Word, Excel, Quickbooks, basic Adobe CS or CC, HTML.

Hours of Work and Compensation
This position is a part-time (24 hours/week) contract position expected to begin Tuesday September 4th 2018. 

Standard weekly hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00pm – 10:30pm, and Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm. Additional hours may be added as required. 

Standard rate of pay is $17/hourly.

How to Apply
Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by July 31st, 2018 to: 

Executive Director
InterAccess
9 Ossington Ave
Toronto ON M6J 2Y8
Fax: 905.577.6940
E-mail: admin@interaccess.org

If you are submitting an application electronically, please send both your résumé and cover letter combined in one file as a .pdf.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Police Information check. 

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

Studio Technician

Job Description
InterAccess seeks a studio technician for a part-time (1 day/week) three-month contract position.

The Studio Technician is responsible for providing technical and project support to community members while fostering a friendly and inclusive studio environment. The incumbent is will support the maintenance of studio and gallery equipment, support gallery installations, and work closely with the Programming Coordinator and Interim Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Responsibilities
• Supports the Education and Outreach Coordinator in the operation of the studio;
• Provides training and guidance in the use of equipment and materials as required; 
• Assists in teaching tool operation and general workshop skills;
• Educates and supervises membership and community users regarding material and equipment safety and appropriate housekeeping practices; 
• Maintains machinery and equipment in good working order;
• Maintains safety equipment in good working order;
• Supports general maintenance and studio upkeep;
• Maintains inventory control; creates purchase orders for new equipment and materials as required;
• Exercises fiscal responsibility in the use and replacement of materials, tools, and equipment; 
• Assists as required with exhibition installation in the gallery;
• Other general duties as assigned.

Working Conditions
• Occasional heavy lifting required;
• Occasional ladder work required;
• Regular use of stationary and portable power tools.

Qualifications
• BA/BFA/BEd or commensurate experience required;
• Familiarity with electronic, digital, and technological media art; has related technical skills, including experience in analogue electronics, VR/AR, coding, audio, Arduino/raspberry pi, PC and Mac based computing, and projection mapping. 
• Strong organizational and analytical skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills;
• Ability to provide direction and work with a diverse staff, board and membership;
• The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is crucial.

Hours of Work and Compensation
This position is a part-time contract position; standard hours are Wednesday 1:00pm – 10:30pm (9 hours/week). The position is expected to begin Wednesday August 30th, 2018. 

Additional hours may be added as required. 

Standard rate of pay is $17/hourly.

How to Apply
Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by July 31st, 2018 to: 

Executive Director
InterAccess
9 Ossington Ave
Toronto ON M6J 2Y8
Fax: 905.577.6940
E-mail: admin@interaccess.org

If you are submitting an application electronically, please send both your résumé and cover letter combined in one file as a .pdf.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Police Information check. 

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

InterAccess Digital Artist-In Residence Program

InterAccess currently seeks proposals for a digital artist-in residency program. For this digital residency individual artists and collectives are invited to propose a project that will make creative use of digital platforms. Projects may take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, an online performance, a generative project, live digital coding, a social media takeover, a website or website plug-in, an AR/VR project, software, open-source platform, etc. InterAccess welcomes new ideas and projects that test the limits of the platform.

The selected artist-in-residence will be invited to give a public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to art@interaccess.org with the subject line “Artist In Residence 2018.” We thank all those who apply, however, we will only contact shortlisted applicants.

Applications are due Friday, July 20th  2018 (6pm)

For more information about the Digital Artist-In Residence Program click here.

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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