WE’RE HIRING! Program Lead – Kenora

Call for Applications: Program Lead
Digital Creator North, Kenora ON

Date Posted: Aug 22, 2019
Application Deadline: September 16th, 2019
Start Date: October 15th, 2019
Wage: $35,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Northern Ontario
Location: Kenora Public Library
Term: Full-time (1 year contract with potential of renewal), 15 days paid vacation

Organization Description
The Near North Mobile Media Lab actively promotes media arts access for all
artists regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, race, or ability. We
provide the tools that artists, students, and audiences in Northern Ontario need
to produce, present, and enjoy all forms of contemporary media art. We envision
a thriving media arts community in Northern Ontario that produces innovative
work, has access to contemporary presentations, and is an active participant in a
national discourse by overcoming regional limitations.

Project Description
The Digital Creator project has established low-barrier media arts based creator
spaces for youth and emerging artists in six partner communities across Northern
Ontario. These spaces operate as drop-in, out-of-school learning environments
for youth to develop skills in digital media using a participatory culture model.
These spaces inspire creative experimentation, peer networking/collaboration,
civic engagement, and hands-on learning using various media arts disciplines.
These disciplines include video production, audio recording, 3D printing, graphic
design, and coding/programming. This project is aimed to have a positive cultural
impact on the community of Kenora and surrounding area by increasing
participation of youth in digital media creation.

Job Description
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Library CEO/Head
Librarian at City of Kenora Public Library, the Digital Creator Program Lead will
be responsible for coordinating and executing the Digital Creator North project in
Kenora, Ontario. The project offers structured and unstructured learning
environments in digital and media arts for youth and emerging artists. Program
Leads will be required to create a welcoming space and develop responsive
media arts programming for their community.


  • Develop responsive programming in various media arts disciplines,
    including workshops
  • Help to develop and maintain a low-barrier digital space for teens and
  • Maintaining, updating, and evaluating equipment when necessary
    Preparing regular written reports and recording program data for
  • Plan and coordinate with Near North Mobile Media Lab and Community
    Partners to reach goals
  • Work with community partners to develop strategies for local marketing
  • Maintain ongoing marketing and communication of programming to local
  • Assist in maintaining the website through social media, blogs, behind-the-
    scenes documentation and event postingsEligibility
  • Unemployed or underemployed youth (under the age of 30) who have graduated
    with a degree, diploma or certification from an accredited post secondary
    institution within the last three years, are legally entitled to work in Canada, and
    have not been previously employed under a FedNor Youth Internship funding
    agreement, or other federal or provincial internship with pay for a period of six (6)
    months or more.Core Requirements
  • Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited post-secondary degree, diploma
    or certificate granting program in Media or Digital Arts, Community Development,
    Non-Profit Administration, Arts Administration, Education or related field.
    Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work independently and within defined timelines
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Well-organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • Self-motivated to learn and research new models and methods
  • Community-minded and able to facilitate outreach strategies
  • Knowledge of Northern communities
  • Curiosity in learning new technologies and software used in media and digital arts
  • Comfortable communicating via various social media platforms
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of film and video equipment, digital and media technologies and software with willingness to expand knowledge based on teen interest
  • Work experience in any related field a benefit
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and technologically current with web-based programs and social media
  • Personal interest or active artistic practice in digital media discipline an asset
  • Previous experience with teen/young adults in education an asset
  • Experience in community outreach an asset
  • Previous experience with teen/young adults in an educational setting an asset
  • First Aid Training or willingness to get certified

How to Apply:   

Please send your resume, CV, and cover letter (in a PDF attachment) to
[email protected] and CC [email protected] . Please reference
“Digital Creator North Program Lead Kenora Application” in the subject line of
email. No phone calls please.

Contact Info:
Name: Sharon Switzer
Title: Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.n2m2l.ca + www.digitalcreator.ca