Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. 

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator

Call for Applications - Xpace Programming Coordinator
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:15am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

RATE: $18 /hour for 35 hours/week

TERM: Full-time, three year contract starting June 4, 2019

DEADLINE: Monday, May 20, 2019

Xpace Cultural Centre welcomes applications for the Career Launcher position of Programming Coordinator. The Programming Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director and second Programming Coordinator to manage, plan and execute workshops, events and exhibitions for Xpace’s exhibition spaces. The Programming Coordinator acts as a liaison between the OCAD U student body, local and national arts organizations, artists and the general public for all information pertaining to Xpace.

Xpace Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union. We are dedicated to providing emerging and student artists, designers, curators and art writers with opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. Our programming responds to contemporary issues, and the interests and needs of our membership and community.  Xpace is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, welcoming marginalized, racialized and Indigenous folks.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director, the Programming Coordinator:

  • Coordinates the planning and installation of exhibitions in consultation with the Programming Committee;
  • Coordinates the planning, promotion and implementation of workshop and event programs;
  • Coordinates web and print promotional material;
  • Edits exhibition essays and writes exhibition essays as needed;
  • Outreaches to student populations at OCAD University and other Toronto institutions;
  • Leads occasional art tours for classes and other arts organizations;
  • Creates press releases and disseminates programming information to media, Xpace membership and relevant arts organizations;
  • Ensures that the vision, mandate and objectives of Xpace are carried out through all programming initiatives;
  • Manages the planning, organization and execution of special projects;
  • Oversees interns in collaboration with the second Programming Coordinator and Director;
  • Maintenance and organization of space, supplies and storage;Co-manages and updates the Xpace website and social media as needed;
  • Acts as an ambassador for Xpace and the OCAD Student Union at class visits and OCAD U events. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCAD University in 2018 or 2019 (undergraduate or graduate);
  • Excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art, design and art writing;
  • Comfortable working in a Mac environment;
  • Comfortable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Wordpress;
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Able to work occasional evening shifts for Xpace events;
  • Experience in exhibition installation, art writing/editing, arts education, media arts skills and/or grant writing will be considered an asset. 

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current resume
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background
  • A short writing sample

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Alexandra Hong at ahong@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers website

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue Unit 2, Main Floor
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2019-xpace-cultural-centre-programming-coordinator
Email: 
ahong@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 3708
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Images Festival Programming Assistant

Call for Applications - Images Festival Programming Assistant
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:45pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION 

DEADLINE: Friday, September 28, 2018

North America’s largest exhibitor of independent and experimental moving image culture is currently seeking a part-time Programming Assistant. This position will work in a collaborative environment to put together a festival including: screenings, exhibitions, performances and events. Images Festival is a dynamic workplace and annual forum for excellence and innovation in contemporary media art. 

The Programming Assistant reports directly to Artistic Director and works closely with AD and Programming Coordinator in all areas relating to the production of the 32nd Images Festival (April 11-18, 2019). Experience is key, but a strong interest and passion to learn more will be a strong asset. 

RATE: $16/ hour for 20 hours/ week 

TERM: Part-time, October, 2018 - May, 2019 (32 weeks)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrate programming database with organizing and pre-screening submissions 
  • Support technical and logistical aspects of screenings, exhibitions, and live performances 
  • Organize contacts and artist related information in database 
  • Communication with participating artists, exhibition venues, and community partners, and organize artists’ participation in exhibition openings, receptions, parties and talks 
  • Assist the programming team with assembling content, images, biographies and logos for festival catalogue production 
  • Coordinate travel, accommodation, hospitality, arrival/ departure, and support for guests at the festival, and assistance with coordination of artist fees 
  • General festival administrative assistance and working with festival staff, interns and volunteers as required 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must have graduated from OCAD U in 2017 or 2018. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Technical knowledge of film, video, and media installation is an asset 
  • Strong organization skills to multitask and meet deadlines 
  • Experience in administrative support with data entry and email correspondence at festivals, art galleries, and artist-run-centres is an asset 
  • Demonstrated interests in contemporary moving image arts and experimental art practices 
  • Must be familiar with basic software (Microsoft Word and Excel) and various Content Management Systems 
  • Class G Drivers License is a strong asset 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and a current CV 
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION 

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
Images Festival
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5647522-2018-images-programming-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 877-600 x361
Cost: 
N/A