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We're Hiring! Production Coordinator

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Position: Production Coordinator

Details: 18 hours per week, permanent position

Salary: $24/h

Location: Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland St, K'jipuktuk (Halifax) Nova Scotia

Starting Date: September 12th, 2023

Applications due by: August 13th, 2023


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Production Coordinator ensures that the Centre’s production and facilities and equipment are accessible to the membership and public. The position works as a liaison between artists and the centre by keeping resources up to date and in good working order, maintaining proper records of rental requests, memberships and gear. The Production Coordinator works collaboratively with the Programming Coordinator and any relevant contract staff to work as a technical advisor for upcoming events and programs.


The Production Coordinator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that all equipment is kept in good working order and damaged equipment is repaired in a timely fashion

  • General equipment upkeep ex. Software updates

  • Keeping in house facilities in an organized, cleanly and inviting manner

  • Using an online booking system to book equipment for members and keeping accurate records of those bookings

  • Advising the Executive Director and Board of Directors on needed purchases or improvements to the equipment and facilities.

  • Enforcing policies regarding proper equipment and space use

  • Managing invoices and receiving payments for rentals

  • Working collaboratively with the programming coordinator to plan equipment needs for upcoming programming

  • Researching technical needs for grant applications

  • Reporting production related expenses to the Executive Director

  • Maintaining membership records and relationships, advising members on membership structure

  • Collecting feedback from membership and public on how the facilities could serve them better.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high level of computer literacy in both PC and MAC environments (Mac is our dominant operating system and would require more regular use)

  • Experience with media production equipment, (HD cameras, lighting and sound recording equipment, editing software etc.)

  • Excellent research capabilities and the capacity to be self-directed both in achieving tasks and finding solutions to problems

  • Ability to research and troubleshoot high level technical problems

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Works well collaboratively

  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn and grow in a fast changing media landscape

  • Knowledge of contemporary media arts and a genuine interest in local arts


CFAT is an artist-run centre that prioritizes supporting their staff in their artistic practice. Our benefits are designed with that goal in mind:

  • Optional subsidized health plan

  • 5 weeks paid vacation

  • 2 weeks paid ‘studio leave’ designed to be time for you to dedicate to your practice.

  • Unlimited free access to our facilities and equipment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

All applicants will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of application. If you do not receive a response within five business days, please contact 902-422-6822

‍‍About CFAT

CFAT is an inclusive artist-run centre that supports artists who use video, audio, and electronic media to express ideas and stories that are under-represented in mainstream culture. CFAT is devoted to the exchange of ideas among diverse artists through experimentation, mentorship, presentation, and research.

‍CFAT supports artists working with media technologies by providing subsidized public access to professional equipment, facilities, technical expertise, educational resources, mentorship, and other forms of professional and creative support. Through its organizational structure and its activities, CFAT strives to put marginalized artists into the centre of discourses and practices of media art. CFAT is transparent and accountable in its decisions, governance and finances.‍

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