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Xpace Cultural Centre believes that everyone should be paid for their labour.  If artists and cultural workers do not begin to value their own labour then no one else will.  Institutions that can afford to pay interns must do so as changes to employment policies won’t happen as long as people continue to accept unpaid labour as a necessary part of being an artist and designer. For this reason we do not offer unpaid internships at any time.

The OCAD Student Union and Xpace are committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that we will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with a disability during the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation.

Xpace Cultural Centre

Job Position: Digital Media Coordinator

Application deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020

Start date: Wednesday, October 20, 2020

Rate: $16.15/hour

Term:  October 20, 2020 – May 4, 2021. 

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. 

We approach our programming as a form of world-building: providing exhibitions, events, panels and workshops. Expanding notions of theory and aesthetics, we seek to hold space for thought-provoking and experimental collaborations and work on short timelines, which allow us to respond directly to what is going on in our communities. 

Xpace Cultural Centre is committed to maintaining an anti-oppressive, queer positive environment, prioritizing marginalized, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

Position 

The Digital Media Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director and Programming Coordinators to develop and manage digital content and archiving for Xpace’s workshops, event and exhibition programming. 

This position is a part-time, 7-month contract commencing October 20, 2020. Compensation is $16.15/hour at 10-12 hours per week, which can be worked remotely if needed.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, the Digital Media Coordinator will:

  • Develop and publish monthly press releases and newsletters
  • Create and schedule social media content for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Assist Programming Coordinators with archiving exhibition, workshop and event documentation on Xpace’s website
  • Plan and execute one virtual public program (content TBD upon hiring)
  • Assist Xpace staff with virtual workshop production and formatting exhibition essays as needed.

Qualifications

  • Is currently enrolled in a post-secondary design and/or art program at OCAD University, and qualifies for the IWSP program;
  • Goal-oriented, quick learner and able to work in a team 
  • Comfortable working remotely 
  • Possesses excellent administrative, communication, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Has a knowledge and interest in contemporary visual art and design practices;
  • Comfortable working in a Mac environment;
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter scheduling and content management
  • Comfortable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of / Experience with WordPress, Later, Trello and HTML coding will be considered an asset.

This position is partially funded by the Institutional Work Study Plan and students must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons 
  • are Ontario residents and have submitted an error-free OSAP application for 2020/21 (out-of-province students receiving funding through their provincial student assistance program)
  • are registered in full-time studies (as defined by OSAP)
  • demonstrate financial need via a 2020/21 OSAP application (or out-of-province student assistance assessment)

IWSP Student Approval Letter: Students must submit an OCAD U Work Study Application Form for the summer semester to the Financial Aid & Awards in order to verify their eligibility under the program. Students will receive a response via email within 5 business days. 

Please email resume and cover letter (PDF format) with a digital design portfolio or sample (optional) to [email protected] with the subject heading: ATTN Hiring Committee (Digital Media Coordinator). Applications must be received by Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 11:59 PM. No phone calls please.