Call for Applications: Digital Creator North Program Lead
Date Posted: September 7th, 2018
Application Deadline: September 21st, 2018
Start Date: October 1st, 2018
Wage: $19 hourly for a 7 month contract, 35 hours weekly
Region: Northern Ontario
Location: Timmins Public Library & Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre
Term: Full-time (7 month contract with potential for extension)
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.
The Digital Creator project has established low-barrier media arts based creator spaces for youth (ages 14-19) 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 city of Timmins and surrounding area by increasing participation of youth in digital media creation.
Under the supervision of the Digital Creator North Program Coordinator, the Timmins Public Library CEO, and the Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre Director/Curator, the Digital Creator North Program Lead will be responsible for coordinating and executing the Digital Creator North project in Timmins, Ontario. The project offers structured and unstructured learning environments in digital and media arts for teens aged 14-19. Program Leads will be required to create a welcoming space and develop responsive media arts programming for teens in the community.
Develop responsive programming in various media arts disciplines
Help to develop a low-barrier digital space for teens
Maintaining, updating, and evaluating equipment when necessary
Preparing regular written reports and recording program data for evaluation
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
Assist in maintaining the website through social media, blogs, behind-the-scenes documentation and event postings
Maintain and facilitate a safe space for all
Be a university or college graduate who has graduated from an accredited college or university in the Degree or Diploma program in Media Arts, Community Development, Non-Profit Administration, Education or related field. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
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
Previous experience with teen/young adults in an educational setting an asset
First Aid Training or willing 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” in the subject line of email. No phone calls please.
Name: Alexander Rondeau
Title: Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]