Our current employment and volunteer opportunities are posted below.
Festival Coordinator – Vector Festival 2023
Type: Contract, part-time transitioning to full-time
Contract Dates: March 6 - August 19, 2023
Compensation: $14,250.00 salaried, paid bi-weekly
Application Due Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 11:59PM
Reporting to the InterAccess Programming Manager and Executive Director, the Festival Coordinator will work closely with staff, curators, and volunteers to support the administration, planning, and execution of InterAccess’s annual Vector Festival 2023.
During the lead up to the festival (March – April 2023), the Festival Coordinator will work part-time to support all aspects of festival coordination, preparation, and administration.
Key activities will include:
- advertising and sponsorship outreach
- initiating programming, media, and venue partnerships
- coordinating communications, including managing Vector’s email address, social media, and website
- artist and event venue contracting.
From May until August 2023 the Festival Coordinator will transition to full-time, working to solidify partnerships, continue outreach initiatives, and coordinate festival activities. During the festival (July 6-16, 2023), the Festival Coordinator will oversee volunteers, support exhibition and event set up, and serve as the main point of contact for festival partners and sponsors. The Festival Coordinator will also participate in the post-mortem and reporting process following the festival.
InterAccess will hire a Festival Assistant from June-August 2023 with support from the Canada Summer Jobs program. The Festival Assistant will serve as a direct report to the Festival Coordinator and will assist with communications roll-out, on-the-ground event logistics, and festival administration.
- Work with InterAccess’s Programming Manager on festival administration in the lead up to and during the execution of the festival;
- Conduct development outreach to potential partners and sponsors to generate cash or in-kind contributions;
- Plan and book advertisements (online, print, podcasts, etc.), investigate media discounts and/or partnerships;
- Working with the Festival Assistant, develop promotional content for social media and administer posts;
- Assist with festival logistics including ticketing, volunteer coordination, venue management;
- 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;
- Follow all outlined health and safety protocols;
- During exhibition and festival periods, share gallery sitting duties, establish a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, and answer general queries;
- Other general duties as assigned.
- Occasional heavy lifting required;
- Occasional ladder work required.
- BA/BFA/BDes (completed or in-progress), commensurate experience considered
- Superior verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills;
- A high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities;
- Experience in development, including generating sponsorships and/or partnerships, donation campaigns, and grant-writing;
- Experience in communications, including creating and scheduling content on social media and newsletters, writing press releases, and creating sponsorship packages;
- Working knowledge of Drupal, and Wordpress, additional web languages (HTML and CSS) an asset;
- A high degree of familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere, with past experience editing and captioning video files;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- The ability to take initiative and manage deadlines and a diverse set of responsibilities.
Work Location + COVID-19 Considerations
In acknowledgement of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all InterAccess staff have been operating on a hybrid model, combining on-site and remote work. During the lead up to the festival (March-April), the Festival Coordinator is welcome to work remotely. In direct lead up to the festival (May-July), the Festival Coordinator may need to be on-site for installation and event logistics planning. During the festival (July 6-16, 2023) the Festival Coordinator needs to be available on-site every day.
Hours of Work
This position is a 24-week contract (March 6 – August 19, 2023), working part-time (14 hrs/wk) from March to April 2023, transitioning to full-time (35hrs/wk) from May to August 2023. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required during the immediate lead up to the festival and during the festival.
Anticipated start date is March 6, 2023.
This is a salaried position for a total of $14,250.00 for the 24-week contract, paid bi-weekly. Employees receive time off in lieu for any overtime hours worked.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter (as a single PDF) by February 1, 2023 at 11:59PM to:
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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
Interested Volunteers for short-term or special projects may send an introductory email to our Programming Coordinator.