Vtape Seeks Distribution Coordinator

Deadline for applications: July 28, 2014

Vtape, Canada’s largest distributor of independent video art, is seeking a dynamic Distribution Coordinator. Working closely with Vtape’s Distribution Director and other staff, the Distribution Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • adding new artist and video information to the Vtape collection and managing an inventory of over 5,000 works
  • meeting with artists to provide an introduction to the organization and how we operate, discuss contracts and inventory needs, etc.
  • learning about the material in the distribution catalogue and providing previews of works for festivals, educators and curators
  • assisting the Distribution Director in meetings with artists to develop distribution strategies for their works, and in the creation of promotional materials and festival packages
  • updating and maintaining Vtape’s artist and client information database and updating the organization’s website
  • acquiring and maintaining artists’ contracts and materials, such as video files and master tapes, stills, CVs, reviews, etc.
  • interacting with the public: orientations for curators and programmers, academics, students and visiting school groups

You are:

  • interested in a career in the arts and the not-for-profit media arts sector
  • self-motivated, very well-organized, able to work towards multiple deadlines
  • a person with strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Mac savvy
  • quick to learn new skills and applications
  • comfortable working in a cooperative environment, within a small staff structure

The following would be assets in this position:

  • familiarity with video art and media arts
  • familiarity with or experience in a not-for-profit arts organization
  • knowledge of video tape and digital video file formats
  • fluency in French and/or other languages in addition to English
  • familiarity with FileMaker Pro and other common Mac applications
  • familiarity with web-based applications and social media platforms such as WordPress, Facebook, Dropbox, WeTransfer and MailChimp

This is a 4-day (28-hour-per-week) permanent position, beginning August 11, 2014. Salary begins at $24,000 per year, with a benefits package and potential for professional development.

Send CV and cover letter (PDF attachments only) to admin@vtape.org with “Distribution Coordinator Application” in the subject line.

No phone calls or email inquiries please. Applications must be received by July 28, 2014.

Vtape is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural equity and non-discrimination. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Posted on: July 10, 2014, by : Doyali