Opportunities at InterAccess
Employment & Volunteering

Our current employment and volunteer opportunities are posted below. 


Festival Assistant


Organization Description:

InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity 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.

InterAccess is an equity employer and encourages applications from individuals who are recent immigrants or refugees, Indigenous, members of a visible minority/racialized, LGBTQ2 youth, women or non-binary, and youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience.

Job Description:

Reporting to the InterAccess Programming Coordinator and Executive Director, the Festival Assistant will work closely with staff, curators, and volunteers to support the administration, planning, and execution of InterAccess’ annual Vector Festival. 

During the lead up to the festival, the Festival Assistant will support all aspects of festival coordination and administration. Key activities will include advertising and sponsorship outreach, coordinating social media and communications, event support, and artist contracting. The Festival Assistant will support outreach initiatives, helping to promote festival activities and artists within the community and beyond.

During the festival, the Festival Assistant will oversee volunteers, support exhibition and event set up and monitor exhibitions and events, and provide a high level of customer service to festival attendees.

Key duties

  • Work with InterAccess’ Programming Coordinator on festival administration in the lead up to and during the execution of the festival;
  • Develop promotional content for social media and administer posts;
  • Assist with festival logistics including ticket sales, volunteer coordination, venue set-up;
  • Support exhibition installations, including but not limited to, painting and retouching walls, moving plinths and furniture, installing wall labels and text panels, and adjusting gallery lighting;
  • Support sponsorship outreach efforts for programming, in-kind donations, and special programs;
  • Follow all outlined health and safety protocols;
  • During exhibition periods, monitor the gallery, establish a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, and answer general queries;
  • Other general duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional heavy lifting required;
  • Occasional ladder work required.

Requirements:

To meet Canada Summer Jobs requirements, applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • 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.
  • Please note, international students are not eligible.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline, or have recently completed undergraduate studies (with a BA/BFA/BDes or related);
  • Superior verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills;
  • A high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities;
  • Working knowledge of web languages (HTML and CSS), Drupal, and Wordpress;
  • A high degree of familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier; past experience editing and captioning video files;
  • Experience creating and scheduling content on social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
  • Excellent organizational skills; 
  • The ability to take initiative and manage deadlines and a diverse set of responsibilities.

Work Location:

InterAccess is currently operating with reduced hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this position will begin with a mix of remote and in-office work. InterAccess will continue to monitor the situation, and when it is safe to do so, may increase in-office activities and programming, at which time this position would transition to increased in-office hours.

Hours of Work:

This position is a 12-week contract, working 30 hours/week. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required. Anticipated start date is Tuesday, May 24th, 2022.

Compensation:

$16.00/hour

How to Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter (as a single PDF) by Sunday, May 8th, 2022 by 11:59pm to careers@interaccess.org. Please include ‘CSJ Application’ in the email subject line.

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

 


Call for Applications: IA Current Curator

Application deadline: May 19, 2022

Send applications to: art@interaccess.org

 

InterAccess seeks an emerging curator to join the organization under the auspices of the IA Current Program, which supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic arts practices. The IA Current Curator will use their unique vision and critical perspective to research, develop, and execute the 21st annual IA Current Exhibition. 

The exhibition will be presented in-person in InterAccess’s gallery from September 7 – October 8, 2022.

The IA Current Curator will receive a total fee of $1500 upon the public launch of the exhibition.

Eligibility Criteria

+ InterAccess welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students in a related field of study, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with fewer than four consecutive years of related professional experience.
+ The IA Current Curator must be available for key dates between May 31, 2022 – October 12, 2022.

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. 

Submission Requirements

+ Statement outlining your curatorial interests (250 words maximum)
+ Exhibition proposal including the name of at least one emerging artist you would like to work with (250 words maximum)
+ CV
+ One reference

Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to art@interaccess.org with the subject line “IA Current Curator Application.” We thank all those who apply, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

IA CURRENT

The InterAccess Current (IA Current) program supports the professional development of emerging curators and artists interested in new media and electronic practices. Each year, InterAccess selects an emerging curator, who works closely with InterAccess staff to conceptualize and execute an exhibition of works by emerging artists. “Current” refers to the now, but it is also an energetic charge that causes light, heat, and all manner of electronic life—an apt metaphor for emergent creative practices within the ever-expanding field of new media. 

 


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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