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Call for Applications

Date Posted: September 5, 2017
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017
Start Date: November 1, 2017
Salary: $34,125.00
Province: Ontario
City: Timmins
Location: Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
Term: Full-time (1 year contract with potential of renewal)

 

Project Description

The Digital Creator project will establish low-barrier media arts-based creator
spaces for youth (ages 14-19) in six partner communities across Northern
Ontario. These spaces will operate as drop-in, out-of- school learning
environments for youth to develop skills in digital media using a participatory
culture model. These spaces will inspire creative experimentation, peer
networking/collaboration, civic engagement, and hands-on learning using various
media arts disciplines. These disciplines include video production, audio
recording, graphic design, and coding/programming. This project is aimed to
have a positive cultural impact on the community of Timmins, Ontario and
surrounding area by increasing participation of youth in digital media
creation.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Director/Curator at the
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, the Digital Creator Program Lead
will be responsible for coordinating and executing the Digital Creator North
project in Timmins, Ontario. The project will offer structured and unstructured
learning environments in digital and media arts for young users. Program Leads
will be required to create a welcoming space and develop responsive media arts
programming for teens in the community. Program Leads will also be required
to conduct consistent off-site structured programming in collaboration with
the Timmins Public Library on a regular basis.

Duties

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

Core Requirements

Please Note: Due to this position being supported through the NOHFC’s
Northern Ontario Internship Program the successful applicant must meet the
following requirements:
Be a university or college graduate who has graduated within the last
three years 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.
This position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of
study.
Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
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)
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • Community-minded and able to facilitate outreach strategies
  • Knowledge of Northern communities
  • Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Comfortable communicating via various social media platforms
  • 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
  • Personal interest or active artistic practice in digital media discipline an
    asset
  • Previous experience with teen/young adults in an educational setting an
    asset
  • First Aid Training or willing to get certified

    The Near North Mobile Media Lab in its ongoing efforts to prevent, identify and remove
    barriers for people with disabilities will provide work-related accommodation for
    employees with disabilities, upon request. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
    EMPLOYER.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be
    contacted. The successful candidate will require a “Police Records Search Certificate”
    intended for the Vulnerable Sector.

    How to Apply:

    Please send your CV and cover letter (in a PDF attachment) to
    mobilemedialab@gmail.com. Please reference “Digital Creator North Program
    Lead” in the subject line of email. No phone calls please.
    Contact Info:
    Name: Kirsten Kosloski
    Title: Program Coordinator
    Email: mobilemedialab@gmail.com
    Website: www.n2m2l.ca

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