Opportunities at InterAccess
Employment & Volunteer

Our current employment and Volunteer opportunities are posted below. 

Programming Coordinator

Job Description
InterAccess seeks a motivated arts professional to step into the role of Programming Coordinator. This is a renewable 1-year contract.

The Programming Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for coordinating year-round exhibition programming, art events, and special projects. This is a full-time position.

This is a one-year full-time (35 hours/week) contract position expected to begin late September 2018, with the possibility of renewal. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work.

Responsibilities

Public Programs (50%)
• Develop and communicate a dynamic vision for the annual exhibitions program to support and enhance InterAccess’ strategic priorities and goals
• Implement all aspects of the art program, including but not limited to:
• Produce a schedule of exhibitions from local, national and international artists
• Conduct artist studio visits
• Facilitate annual and special calls for submissions
• Coordinate public events and receptions; talks, tours and screenings
• Coordinate installation and shipment of artworks
• Ensure adherence to technical rider specifications and health and safety regulations
• Produce written materials for web and print related to art programs
• Support sponsorship efforts for exhibitions and related programming, in-kind donations, and special programs
• Contract artists, curators, writers, designers and technicians (with approval of ED)
• Maintain communication with artists and programming partners

Publicity and Design (25%)
• Develop and implement a web and social media strategy to promote exhibitions and related programming
• Coordinate production of exhibition signage, didactic materials, and publications (web and print)
• Coordinate seasonal calendar of activities for publication; generate copy and images, work with designer
• Produce promotional materials
• Support and maintain visual branding of organization 
• Produce press releases and maintain up-to-date media list for exhibition promotion

Financial and Administration (20%)
• Track exhibition and event attendance
• Maintain up-to-date statistical records
• Keep files on past programming and publicity
• Assist with the programming portion of funding applications
• Track and monitor budget components related to program expenditures

Facilities (5%)
• Maintain gallery and office in good state of cleanliness and repair
• Track gallery equipment and supply inventory
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• BA/BFA/BDes sought, MA/MFA/MDes an asset, commensurate experience considered
• Administrative experience in a gallery or museum setting
• Understanding of contemporary art practices
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (knowledge of 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 contemporary art practices, galleries, and the public and non-profit sector
• Knowledge of managing publications and print projects
• Basic graphic design abilities
• Experience installing a variety of exhibitions
• Experience presenting new media art

Technical Qualifications

• A technician will support activities. Professional development and on-site training is provided. An ability in at least some of the following is required:
• Good working knowledge of web languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (PHP an asset)
• Experience with MySQL and FTP programs
• Knowledge of common CMS systems, Drupal, WordPress
• 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

Hours of Work and Compensation

This position is a based on a 35-hour workweek, Tuesday - Saturday. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required, with overtime at certain times of the year. 

This position is salaried. The salary range is $30,000-35,000 commensurate with experience. The Programming Coordinator may be requested to take on additional hours to support special projects and compensation for this work is to be negotiated separately from this contract.

The Programming Coordinator is entitled to a basic health and dental package.

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by Tuesday September 4th, 2018 at 5pm to: 

Executive Director
InterAccess
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
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. 

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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