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Employment Opportunity

Program and Communications Coordinator

Centre for Art Tapes

Terms: 28 hour/week, 4-day a week, 1-year contract position, 21,500$ / per year

Start date: immediately

Application Deadline: October 14th, 2015, 5pm

Interviews will be scheduled for the following week

The Centre for Art Tapes is a not for profit, artist-run, charitable organization that facilitates and supports artists at all levels working with electronic media including video, audio, and new media. We provide services to a diverse membership, and the general public, that include production facilities, ongoing exhibitions and screenings. As well we provide programs that offer, through training and in-house residencies, opportunities for individuals to critically engage with cultural and social issues. The Centre is a creative environment for individuals as well as groups to pursue independent work at the highest level of artistic practice. The Centre is designed to provide artists with access to a broad range of production facilities and foster training and mentoring programs for members of the community. For more information, about CFAT, please visit

Reporting to and meeting short-term and long-term goals set by the Director and the Board of Directors, the Program and Communications Coordinator will coordinate CFATs’ programs, lead coordination of communications and assist with office administration. The Program and Communications Coordinator will coordinate all programs including, but not limited to, the CFAT Media Art Scholarship Program, artist residencies, artist talks, exhibitions/screenings/presentations and the Programming Committee. The incumbent will also coordinate newsletters, website, social media and promotions. The Program and Communications Coordinator will draft and coordinate all communications to media, public and members. They assist with the office administration and general office maintenance.

This position requires a highly motivated and organized individual with a keen attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills; a person who manages multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent must possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff, board, committees and volunteers in a shared work environment.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, have completed a related post-secondary program or gained equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, research, and copy editing skills (verbal and written). They will have basic office skills and be proficient with the Mac platform, (email, database, spreadsheet, word processing software). Experience coordinating arts programming is essential, including participant registration and logistical support. A strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, website maintenance (WordPress) would be highly regarded additional assets.

The Program and Communications Coordinator will receive three weeks of paid vacation per year, access to health benefits, access to all workshops and equipment at the Centre, opportunities to travel to conferences and professional development activities, as well as opportunities to propose curatorial projects. Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be prepared to work overtime, which is compensated in time-off in lieu, as described in CFAT’s Personnel Policy.

Please email your C.V. and a cover letter to (subject heading: Program and Communications Coordinator Hiring Committee), by October 14th, 2015 at 4pm.

Centre for Art Tapes is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to inclusivity and our employees reflect the diversity of our community. We thank all applicants, but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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