Our current employment and volunteer opportunities are posted below.
Call for Applications: Programming Manager
InterAccess seeks a motivated and experienced arts professional to step into the role of Programming Manager. This is a full-time permanent role scheduled from Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 35 hours per week, and can require working evenings depending on programming.
The Programming Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading the coordination of year-round exhibition programming, art events (talks, screenings, etc.), and special projects including the annual Vector Festival.
The successful candidate is expected to begin on Monday, January 9, 2023.
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 artistic programming, including but not limited to:
- Produce a multi-year schedule of exhibitions from local, national, and international artists
- Conduct artist studio visits
- Facilitate annual and special calls for submissions
- Coordinate public events, 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 artistic programs
- Support sponsorship efforts for exhibitions and related programming, in-kind donations, and special programs
- Contract artists, curators, writers, designers, and technicians
- 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
- Maintain gallery and office in good state of cleanliness and repair
- Track gallery equipment and supply inventory
- Other duties as assigned.
- 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, experience with new media arts preferred
- 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
- Basics skills in copywriting, communications (social media, print, etc.), and advertising related to exhibitions
- Basic graphic design abilities
- Experience installing a variety of exhibitions
- Experience presenting new media art
Although contract technicians are hired to support exhibition installations and professional development and on-site training is provided, an ability in at least some of the following is required:
- Mac and PC proficiency
- Knowledge of Adobe CC, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere
- Knowledge of common CMS systems, like Drupal and WordPress
- Familiarity with common programs such as Arduino and TouchDesigner
- Basic understanding of electronics and electronic fabrication
- Understanding of video codecs, resolutions, and projector/monitor requirements
- Experience installing and routing cabling
- Basic construction and fabrication abilities
- Experience setting up sound and P.A. systems
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. One of the primary responsibilities of the Programming Manager is exhibition and program oversight meaning the successful candidate is expected to be on-site several days of the week. When sharing space and/or working with the public all staff wear masks/face coverings.
This position is salaried. The salary range is $40,000–$45,000 commensurate with experience, plus 14 days paid vacation. Employees receive time off in lieu for any overtime hours worked.
Following a three-month probation period, the incumbent is eligible to enroll in a health benefits program, the employee’s choice of either a Healthcare Spending Account or a monthly contribution to the employee’s personal health insurance plan.
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.
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter (as a single PDF) by Sunday, November 27, 2022 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.