Location: Guelph, Ontario
Employee Benefits: flexible work hours, hybrid work model, health insurance, professional development, annual wage increase
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Focus: Administrative, Creative
Career Level: Emerging to Mid-Level professional
Date posted: Jun 15, 2022
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2022, 5pm EDT
Anticipated Interview Dates: Jul 22 to Aug 1
Anticipated Start Date: Sept 1, 2022
Ed Video Media Arts Centre is looking for a Program Director to lead artistic programming across digital and physical platforms, that promotes and engages with independent media art in Canada.
The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate a minimum of six public programming events per year that reflect a diversity of media arts practices and artists across Canada. Working in collaboration with current staff, and community partners the Programming Director will seek out exciting and diverse media artworks for presentation as a cohesive programming season. The Program Director’s expertise, experience and knowledge of contemporary Canadian media arts will assist Ed Video in presenting diverse and provocative examples of media arts practice that will generate dialogue and stimulate the practice of Canadian artists.
- Curating or supervising the curation of a minimum of six public programming events per year that reflect a diversity of media arts practices and artists across Canada.
- Finding locations, partners and artists for exhibitions, locally, nationally and internationally
- Supervising installation and take down of exhibitions
- Assisting artists and curators with event preparation
- Supervising the set-up of any tech for shows
- Promoting Ed Video to artists
- Documenting exhibitions for future promotion and to meet grant requirements
- Being the OAC Exhibition Assistance program recommender for Ed Video
- Assisting with supervision of the Equipment Residency Program
- Coordinating calls for submissions
- Writing programming grants (with Executive Director, as necessary)
- Managing programming budget
- Determining volunteer needs for events
- Promotion of events through social media and traditional forms of promotion (press releases, posters, flyers, etc.)
- Coordinating with other artists run centres, galleries, and exhibit spaces, as well as liaising with other local arts organizations and artists
- Preparing artist contracts, expense reports, and other administrative tasks of exhibitions
- Submitting receipts for all expenses in a timely manner
- Preparing reports to the Board
- Preparing documentation materials of Ed Video shows – photo galleries, catalogues, etc
Shared duties for all Ed Video Staff Members
- Answering phone and taking messages
- Maintaining office cleanliness
- Supervising co-op student (with Executive Director)
- Assisting members with the sign out of equipment (with Technical Director)
- Invoicing or receiving payments from members, virtually, in person and by phone, for equipment rentals or other services
- Checking and responding to email regularly
- Promotion Ed Video through press releases, community interaction and social media
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking someone with combined artistic, managerial and administrative experience, flair, inclination and aptitude. The ideal candidate has a strong background in contemporary media arts and would thrive in a work environment that combines flexibility, structure, self-direction and collaboration.
The following qualifications would be helpful:
- 2+ years of experience working in roles of responsibility and leadership in media arts or a related field, including substantial experience in creative, managerial and administrative areas:
- Understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion practices and policies
- Background and interest in media arts, interdisciplinary, visual arts and/or curatorial practices
- Success in writing arts grants and knowledge of arts funding
- Experience managing staff, artists, learners, and volunteers
- Experience providing mentorship and guidance to emerging artists,
- History and evidence of a compelling artistic and/or curatorial practice
- Substantial education or learning background in a relevant field
- Strong written and verbal skills in English, with other languages an asset
- Strong computer skills
- Ability to assume leadership and take initiative, as well as collaborate and support others.
- Available for occasional evenings and weekend commitments
Ed Video is situated on the traditional lands of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabek, and Haudenosaunee Peoples and the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Ed Video’s full-time home base presence is at 404 York Road in Guelph, ON. Note that we do not have a gallery at this location, so work will be required at other work sites relevant to Ed Video projects and activities, including potentially international exhibitions.
While we are interested in your education and qualifications, we are also interested in your life experience in the art world. Ed Video believes that we all have different paths, and that passion is a great driver in the arts. We value diversity, are committed to providing an inclusive workplace for all and especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Please consider applying, even if you aren’t able to check every box above.
Ed Video is an equal opportunity employer. We value the blending of diverse peoples and ideas. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodations, to apply to join our team. We are a caregiver, family and child friendly organization. We appreciate and will acknowledge receipt of all applications, though we will only follow up with those who are short-listed. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Please forward a cover letter, resume and/or CV to Elizabeth Dent, Executive Director, [email protected]