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May 4, 2019

Position: Programming and Communications Summer Student

Wage: $15/h, 30 hours per week. May 21st – August 31st.

Deadline to submit: Friday, May 3rd @ Midnight

The Centre for Art Tapes is hiring a Programming and Communications Summer Student through the Young Canada Works Program. This position will work closely with the Programming Director to carry out CFAT’s summer programming and support the organization with its general programming needs.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of contemporary art, being enrolled as a full-time student working towards a degree or diploma with a focus on contemporary art, writing, media, filmmaking or a related field of study. Prior familiarity or volunteer work with Artist-run Centres will be considered an asset.

Candidates should have strong skills in writing, reading comprehension and communications. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of computers including the ability to work with word processing programs, cloud storage and shared files, and social media. Experience with design tools such as Adobe InDesign and WordPress will be considered an asset.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative group environment is required. Candidates should be self-starters with the ability to set their own goals and deadlines and ask for feedback and support when needed. Candidates with experience participating in or creating safe/brave spaces and trauma-informed spaces will be given priority.

The key responsibilities of this position will be:

  • Supporting CFAT’s summer artists in-residence with their logistical, communication and production needs.
  • Helping artist in-residence plan and promote public presentations
  • Document public presentations and residencies with the support of CFAT’s Production Director
  • Supporting CFAT’s general communications needs, including social media posts, website updates and press releases
  • Supporting the Programming Director with exhibition planning and marketing as needed

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong reading comprehension skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a collaborative environment and conduct themselves professionally at after-hours work events
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to use word processing programs and social media
  • The ability to work independently and prioritize multiple ongoing projects

Interested applications should submit a CV or Resume detailing relevant work experience and a cover letter outlining your skills and interest in this position. Applications and any questions can be directed to Tori Fleming, Programming Director at tori@cfat.ca.

This position is funded by Young Canada Works. Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and be enrolled as a full-time student in the semester prior to this work term and immediately following this work term. This position is only open to students that are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Students on temporary study and work permits are not eligible for this position. For more information on the YCW program please visit their website.

About CFAT:

CFAT is an artist-driven media art presentation and production centre; our aim is to support the enjoyment, creation and preservation of experimental contemporary media art practices. Our members and collaborating/exhibiting artists are working in media such as video art, experimental sound, animation, filmmaking, electronic and digital art, and media/interactive installation. We take a broad interpretation of the term “media art” aligning ourselves with its genesis from visual art as opposed to film. CFAT values presentation and research in tandem and places an emphasis on programming that furthers the professional development of its exhibiting artists.

Notes on Access:

CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. Our Core Staff are happy to work with people with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.

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