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Job Title: Digital Programs Coordinator
Term: Full-time, two-year non-renewable contract
Compensation: $40,000-$50,000/annum plus benefits (dependent on experience)
Location: Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba
Application Deadline: August 19, 2018


Position available

The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (AGSM) is seeking an individual who is passionate about spreading their love of digital art practices to rural and Indigenous communities in Brandon and the larger Southwestern Manitoba region. The Digital Programs Coordinator would be charged with developing and implementing the AGSM’s Rural and Indigenous Media in Manitoba (RIMM) program under the guidance of the Executive Director and the RIMM advisory group. The Coordinator will be based out of the Digital Studio at the AGSM but will travel across Southwestern Manitoba, visiting Arts Councils and First Nations, seeking input on the creation of a sector-wide education program in order to promote literacy in the digital arts. The Coordinator will identify the training needs for the region and will help identify instructors and assist with their curriculum development and training. The coordinator will also oversee the creation of a mobile media lab for workshop delivery, and will help build networks within the community who will be able to access the training programs developed by the Coordinator and their network of instructors.

This is a two-year, non-renewable term contract funded by the Canada Council Digital Strategy Fund.


Our organization

We are the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, a community engaged and inclusive contemporary art gallery located in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. We have a national reputation for the excellence of our culturally diverse exhibition and education programming. We believe art is an essential element of what defines community, culture, and nation. As such, we are committed to the artists and deep art history of this land as we collectively work towards the betterment of our shared community, and towards rebuilding and strengthen relationships between Indigenous communities and the many divers peoples who now make up Southwestern Manitoba. The AGSM is a leading advocate for cultural development, the revitalization of downtown Brandon, and the creative economy in the region. Its 22,000 square foot facility attracts more than 22,000 people per year and nearly 3,000 children and adults take part in our over 250 onsite public programming activities.


Candidate profile

  • Excellent literacy in digital technologies and able to teach and communicate with others
  • A demonstrated passion for community-based education
  • A commitment to working with First Nations and rural communities.
  • Experience teaching new media with special consideration given to those with experience managing media arts training programs
  • Interest and familiarity with contemporary art
  • Open-minded and willing to adjust plans based on community feedback
  • Sensitive to cultural needs
  • Strong organizational skills, able to self-motivate, prioritize goals, and lead the development of new educational programming in response to the needs of the area
  • Excellent time management skills (planning travel, communication, documentation, organizing feedback, research, and implementation of programs to ensure their success and sustainability)
  • Ability to work with learners of all ages and skill levels
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive to remote communities


The AGSM is committed to being an inclusive environment within all aspects of our operations. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.


To apply:

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your cover letter outlining your interest in this position and relevant experience, C.V., and relevant support material including up to three writing samples/exhibition brochures/catalogues to director@agsm.ca, Subject: Digital Programs Coordinator

Deadline: August 19, 2018


Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
710 Rosser Avenue Unit 2
Brandon, MB
R7A 0K9

3048

 

 

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