Apply Now: Digital Creator North Programming Research Facilitator in North Bay, Ontario!

Call for Applications: Programming Research Facilitator, Digital Creator North in North Bay, ON

Date Posted: June 1, 2022
Application Deadline: June 15, 2022
Positions: 2
Start Date: July 15, 2022

Hours/Wage: 16 hrs/wk @ $23/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Northern Ontario
Location: Capitol Centre, 150 Main St E, North Bay, ON P1B1A8
Term: 1 year contract with potential of renewal, 10 days paid vacation in December

Organization Description

The Near North Mobile Media Lab envisions 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. We actively promote media arts access for all artists regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, race, or ability. 

Project Description

The Digital Creator North project has established low-barrier media arts based creator spaces for youth and emerging artists in six partner communities across Northern Ontario. The North Bay space will operate as a drop-in, creative learning environment for youth and emerging artists to develop skills in digital media using a participatory culture model. This space will inspire creative experimentation, peer networking/collaboration, and hands-on learning using various digital/media arts disciplines. These disciplines include video production, audio recording, digital art, graphic design, and coding/programming. This project aims to have a positive cultural impact on the community of North Bay and the surrounding area by increasing participation of youth in digital media creation.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Programming Research Facilitators will be responsible for working together to coordinate and execute the Digital Creator North project in North Bay, Ontario. This includes offering structured and unstructured learning opportunities in digital and media arts for youth and emerging artists. Programming Research Facilitators will be required to create a welcoming space, offer creative mentorship and develop responsive media arts programming for their community.

Duties

  • Develop responsive programming in various media arts disciplines, including workshops
  • Help to develop and maintain a low-barrier digital space for teens and emerging artists
  • Maintain equipment when necessary
  • Prepare written observation reports and record program data for evaluation
  • Plan and coordinate with Community Partners to reach programming goals
  • Work with team at Near North Mobile Media Lab to develop strategies for local marketing
  • Assist in maintaining the program’s social media presence, including posting behind-the-scenes documentation and event postings

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be a graduate of, or enrolled in, an accredited post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate granting program in Education, Visual Arts, Media or Digital Arts, Community Development, Arts Administration, or a related field. 

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and within defined timelines
  • Well-organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • Self-motivated to learn and research new models and methods
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Community-minded and able to facilitate outreach strategies
  • Previous experience with teens/young adults in an education setting
  • 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
  • Experience in community outreach an asset
  • Knowledge of Northern communities an asset
  • First Aid Training or willingness to get certified
  • A Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of successful candidates

How to Apply:
Please send your resume, CV, and cover letter (in a PDF attachment) to [email protected].
Please reference “Digital Creator North Program Lead” in the subject line of email. Application without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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