Opportunities at InterAccess
Employment & Volunteer

Our current employment and volunteer opportunities are posted below. 

 


Education and Studio Coordinator

 

Organization Description

Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, InterAccess is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to new media and emerging practices in art and 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.

Annually we execute multiple exhibitions, a full curriculum of skill-building and critical theory workshops, and a broad range of discursive events that explore the impact of technology on the social, political and cultural aspects of contemporary life. Our studio space facilitates the circulation of skills and techniques required to produce the work we exhibit in our gallery space.

 

Job Description

InterAccess seeks an experienced arts professional for a full-time (35 hours/week) 18-month contract position (with the possibility of renewal).

The Education and Studio Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for coordinating and implementing InterAccess’s education strategy, ensuring a high quality of educational content, as well as overseeing InterAccess’s studio program.

Key responsibilities during the contract period will include: planning and administering the 2022–23 workshop program, facilitating studio-focused partnerships, oversight of production facilities (including post-COVID re-opening), and liaising with members.

 

Statement on Equity

InterAccess is committed to equity and strongly encourages applications from equity-seeking communities, including individuals who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ-identified, Gender Diverse, Two-Spirit, and Persons with Disabilities.

We regret that at this time InterAccess does not currently have a wheelchair-accessible entrance.

 

Responsibilities

Program Development (40%)

  • Plan, coordinate and execute the educational program, including workshops starting in the Winter 2022 through to the Summer 2023 season;
  • Assist in the implementation 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.

Studio Outreach (30%)

  • Implement all aspects of the production facilities/studio membership program, including, but not limited to: facilitating renewals, 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 for our studio program;
  • 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 or commensurate experience;
  • 2-3 years progressive administrative experience in the non-profit or arts 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);
  • The ability to work independently and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment is crucial;
  • Familiarity with electronic media art, with related technical skills;
  • Comfort with MS Word, Excel, basic Adobe CS or CC, and HTML.

 

Hours of Work

This position is a full-time (35 hours/week) contract position expected to begin in February 2022. The contract is for a term of 18 months, with the possibility of renewal.

Standard weekly hours are based on a Tuesday– Saturday schedule. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required, with overtime at certain times of the year. Employees receive time off in lieu for all overtime hours worked.

 

Work Location

InterAccess is currently transitioning back to in-office work after the lifting of certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this position may be a mix of remote and in-office work. InterAccess will continue to monitor the situation, and when it is safe to do so, will increase in-office activities and programming, at which time this position will transition to either full-time or increased in-office hours.

 

Compensation

This position is salaried. The salary range is $35,000–$40,000 commensurate with experience plus two weeks’ paid vacation.

Following a three-month probation period, the incumbent is eligible to enroll in a benefits program, the employee’s choice of either a Healthcare Spending Account or a monthly contribution to the employee’s Personal Health Insurance plan.

 

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by Friday, January 7, 2022 to careers@interaccess.org.

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


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’s past events here. InterAccess aims 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: 

  • Online Workshops (on Zoom)
  • Weekday evening workshops are 2 to 3 hours long 
  • Longer, multi-week courses may be proposed as well

InterAccess’s base instructor pay is $50/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.

Ideal Workshop Proposals:

  • 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 at InterAccess
  • Require minimal equipment purchase by individual students
  • Compliment programming already offered by InterAccess
  • Delivered by a qualified instructor with relevant experience in the subject matter being taught

Workshops in any topic will be considered. However InterAccess is currently seeking instructors for online or in-person workshops that explore the following areas of media arts practice:

  • Code-based/generative platforms
  • Video game/machinima
  • Bio art
  • Machine learning
  • Experimental sound
  • Interactive storytelling
  • 3D mapping

Please fill out this form to provide us with more details on your workshop idea. If you have any questions, please contact our Education & Outreach Coordinator.

 

Volunteers

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

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