Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
Start Date: May 15, 2023
Salary From: 45K To 45K
Region: Halton Region
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate
Art Gallery of Burlington
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is an award-winning, public gallery located in the heart of the city. It hosts as many as twenty exhibitions per year and is home to an acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics.
An interactive and creative space, the AGB welcomes creative thinkers and artists. It offers public tours and art education programs for all ages. Seven guilds create within the AGB, using studios dedicated to photography, hand-weaving, spinning, sculpture, woodcarving, fine arts, pottery and hooking craft.
DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER
REPORTS TO: Suzanne Carte, Senior Curator
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, 2-year contract, working days would be Monday to Friday with flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
COMPENSATION: Annual Salary $45,000, free onsite parking
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is looking for an innovative and experienced producer to collaborate on new digital initiatives with the Programming team. The Gallery is guided by our vision to create valuable connections by inspiring curiosity through transformational artistic experiences. The position is key in facilitating meaningful experiences and learning opportunities with the public around the gallery’s exhibitions, programs, artist-led projects, and collections. The Digital Content Producer is critical in engaging and supporting in person and virtual visitor experiences. They initiate and supervise content creation by working with public facing departments, creators, designers, and external contractors. The producer oversees the development and production of content including audio, video, and web-based applications to ensure accuracy and tone across all media and platforms.
- Produce and manage digital media programs with an emphasis on education and interpretation, such as smartphone applications, audio stops, microsites, videos, social media, touchscreen interactives, and distance learning initiatives. Special focus on online learning platforms.
- Develop strategies and partnerships for online and distance learning, including the use of social media for content delivery.
- Leverage new and pre-existing content for online delivery.
- Create media treatments, production plans, and schedules for digital projects.
- Support Programming team’s project management system.
- Strategize with the Programming team on digital programs to support upcoming exhibitions, permanent installations, and lectures. Represent the interests of gallery in relevant gallery-wide digital projects.
- Support the concept phase of the media production process with creative workshops and brainstorming sessions for team members. Employ a proven creative process, such as design thinking to conceptualize new ideas and move the team towards identifiable goals and milestones.
- Work to improve the digital experience of our website.
- Manage and introduce new media and software and support and advise team members or contract instructors using digital media or technology for their programs.
- Strengthen relationships with external partners and stakeholders for digital projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Work to further the goals and objectives of the AGB and participate actively in the institution’s life. Act in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.
- Demonstrate a positive professional presence, inspiring and building confidence both within the AGB and outside the institution among a broad range of constituencies.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the AGB’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion priorities, ensuring that diverse audiences are represented, promoted, and engaged.
- Bachelor’s degree in art history, education, communications, or digital humanities.
- Minimum 2-5 years’ experience producing multimedia, preferably with a cultural focus.
- Excellent project management, production planning, and leadership skills required. Experience with online learning platforms preferred.
- Production management experience with both linear and non-linear media. Video production experience, including treatment-writing, editorial supervision, and freelance coordination.
- Interactive production experience with content development and software production management and knowledge of the design-development process.
- Skilled writer and editor with a strong grasp of grammar, style, and on-brand writing.
- Deep knowledge of technology and media applications for educational purposes. Must be keyed into emerging technologies and ready to share new ideas with staff.
- Experience with a variety of content management systems. Experience with usability testing and quality assurance. Comfortable testing and evaluating new media with a diversity of audiences.
- General understanding of Adobe design applications preferred. Fluency with videography and photography skills a plus.
- General appreciation and knowledge of game-based learning, design, physical computing, and maker spaces.
- Familiarity with a wide variety of media file formats and best practices for archival and web publishing purposes.
- Office working environment.
- Most of the work is performed in a Gallery environment with an attendant noise level.
About the Art Gallery of Burlington:
As a charitable non-profit cultural and educational organization, we focus on the exhibition, collection, conservation, and research of Canadian ceramics and the production of inclusive programs that foster awareness of contemporary art, craft, and related thought. As a gathering place for experiences, ideas, and learning, we commit to delivering programs that engage critically with contemporary art and craft practices. Our learning opportunities push the boundaries of traditional arts education and support artists, youth, and the broader community in their personal, professional, and artistic development. Boasting the world’s most extensive collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics, we lead Canadian clay production’s study, preservation, and circulation. As a hub of creative activity, our studios are open to artists and makers at all levels of skill and achievement.
Art Gallery of Burlington is proud to acknowledge that the land where it is located is part of the ancient Dish With One Spoon Treaty and the Brant Tract Purchase, Treaty No. 3 3/4 of 1795, and it is grateful to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River for sharing this territory.
The AGB is committed to fostering an organizational culture embodying an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment where every one of its board directors, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We welcome applications from interested and qualified candidates who represent our diverse community, including those from ethnic and Indigenous communities and from across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as persons with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation at any stage of the process.
1333 Lakeshore Road Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume that clearly indicates your relevant work experiences, a cover letter that describes your interest in the position at the AGB and your qualifications in one pdf. Send to [email protected] by 5:00pm on April 28, 2023. The email subject line should read <title of position applied for> <followed by applicant’s last name>.
Kindly note that we will accept no phone calls or walk-ins. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled with selected applicants at mutually agreed times to ensure candidates do not experience undue hardship.