Digital Content Assistant

Number of Positions: 1
Length of assignment: 2022-09-12 – 2023-03-17
Hourly wage: $20.00
Deadline to apply: August 19, 2022
Please apply via Young Canada Works

The Art Gallery of Guelph seeks a dynamic, competent, highly detail-oriented post-secondary graduate who will support the gallery’s digital platforms, strategy and interpretive goals, as well as digital planning and development. Post-secondary training in museum management, curatorial studies, visual arts, or art education is an asset, as well as experience in digital platform development, strong critical thinking, and superior written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative and deadline-driven environment. Confidence and ability to speak to individual members of the public (all ages) as well as in front of small and large groups of people is an asset.

This position reports to the AGG’s Director and works closely with the gallery’s Community Engagement Coordinator and Curator as well as other staff.

Field of Study: Digital Humanities / Museum Studies / Curatorial Studies / Art & Art History / Art Education: University graduate
Computers/Equipment: Digital skills (web and mobile platform development as well as general word/image processing software, social media tools, web-based research), printer, POS (point-of-sale) systems, digital A/V equipment, digital camera/scanner.

The ideal candidate will:
– be a university graduate, having completed studies in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Art or Art History, or Arts Education
– have experience with HTML5, CCS, and CMS systems, as well as PC and Apple operating systems and Android and Apple mobile platforms
– be proficient with video editing and in using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
– have excellent oral communication skills, including an ability to address individuals and groups
– have excellent written communication skills, including an understanding of differences in writing for child, youth, and adult audiences
– feel comfortable engaging children and youth in age-appropriate and enthusiastic conversations about art, culture, and heritage
– preferably have experience developing and delivering arts-based and/or exhibition-related programs for child and/or youth audiences

Start Date: September 12, 2022
End Date: March 17, 2023

The AGG is committed to an employment equity program that includes measures to achieve diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from qualified Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. We will only interview candidates that meet the eligibility criteria for participation in the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program.

Terms: This is a 26 week, full-time, contract position starting September 12, 2022. The rate of pay is $20 per hour, based on 35 hours per week. Orientation and training are provided.

All applicants must create a profile at Young Canada Works and express interest in the position through the site.

We would like to thank all candidates for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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