Programming Manager, InterAccess

Job Posting: InterAccess Programming Manager

Title: Programming Manager
Salary: $40,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience
Employment Type: Full-time (35 hrs/wk), permanent, Tuesdays to Saturdays
Employee Benefits: Health Benefits Plan, Paid Vacation, Lieu Time
Proposed Start Date: Monday, January 9, 2023

Applications Due: Sunday, November 27, 2022 by 5PM

About InterAccess
Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology.

InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art and technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.

Annually we execute multiple exhibitions, a full curriculum of skill-building and critical theory workshops, and a broad range of discursive events that explore the impact of technology on the social, political, and cultural aspects of contemporary life. Our studio space facilitates the circulation of skills and techniques required to produce the work we exhibit in our gallery space.

Job Description
InterAccess seeks a motivated and experienced arts professional to step into the role of Programming Manager. This is a full-time permanent role scheduled from Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 35 hours per week, and can require working evenings depending on programming.

The Programming Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for leading the coordination of year-round exhibition programming, art events (talks, screenings, etc.), and special projects including the annual Vector Festival.

The successful candidate is expected to begin on Monday, January 9, 2023.

For more information, visit: interaccess.org/opportunities-interaccess

Image: Polina Tief

Responsibilities

Public Programs (50%)

  • Develop and communicate a dynamic vision for the annual exhibitions program to support and enhance InterAccess’ strategic priorities and goals
  • Implement all aspects of artistic programming, including but not limited to:
    ◦  Produce a multi-year schedule of exhibitions from local, national, and international artists
    ◦  Conduct artist studio visits
    ◦  Facilitate annual and special calls for submissions
    ◦  Coordinate public events, receptions, talks, tours, and screenings
    ◦  Coordinate installation and shipment of artworks
    ◦  Ensure adherence to technical rider specifications and health and safety regulations
    ◦  Produce written materials for web and print related to artistic programs
    ◦  Support sponsorship efforts for exhibitions and related programming, in-kind donations, and special programs
    ◦  Contract artists, curators, writers, designers, and technicians
    ◦  Maintain communication with artists and programming partners

Publicity and Design (25%)

  • Develop and implement a web and social media strategy to promote exhibitions and related programming
  • Coordinate production of exhibition signage, didactic materials, and publications (web and print)
  • Coordinate seasonal calendar of activities for publication; generate copy and images, work with designer
  • Produce promotional materials
  • Support and maintain visual branding of organization
  • Produce press releases and maintain up-to-date media list for exhibition promotion

Financial and Administration (20%)

  • Track exhibition and event attendance
  • Maintain up-to-date statistical records
  • Keep files on past programming and publicity
  • Assist with the programming portion of funding applications
  • Track and monitor budget components related to program expenditures

Facilities (5%)

  • Maintain gallery and office in good state of cleanliness and repair
  • Track gallery equipment and supply inventory
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BA/BFA/BDes sought, MA/MFA/MDes an asset, commensurate experience considered
  • Administrative experience in a gallery or museum setting
  • Understanding of contemporary art practices, experience with new media arts preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (knowledge of a second language an asset)
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented
  • Brings a high level of self-direction and initiative with strong time-management abilities
  • Ability to provide direction and work with a diverse staff, board, and membership
  • High capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • A clear understanding of contemporary art practices, galleries, and the public and non-profit sector
  • Basics skills in copywriting, communications (social media, print, etc.), and advertising related to exhibitions
  • Basic graphic design abilities
  • Experience installing a variety of exhibitions
  • Experience presenting new media art

Technical Qualifications:
Although contract technicians are hired to support exhibition installations and professional development and on-site training is provided, an ability in at least some of the following is required:

  • Mac and PC proficiency
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere
  • Knowledge of common CMS systems, like Drupal and WordPress
  • Working knowledge of web languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript an asset
  • Familiarity with common programs such as Arduino and TouchDesigner
  • Basic understanding of electronics and electronic fabrication
  • Understanding of video codecs, resolutions, and projector/monitor requirements
  • Experience installing and routing cabling
  • Basic construction and fabrication abilities
  • Experience setting up sound and P.A. systems

Work Location + COVID-19 Considerations
In acknowledgement of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all InterAccess staff have been operating on a hybrid model, combining on-site and remote work. One of the primary responsibilities of the Programming Manager is exhibition and program oversight meaning the successful candidate is expected to be on-site several days of the week. When sharing space and/or working with the public all staff wear masks/face coverings.

Compensation
This position is salaried. The salary range is $40,000–$45,000 commensurate with experience, plus 14 days paid vacation. Employees receive time off in lieu for any overtime hours worked.

Following a three-month probation period, the incumbent is eligible to enroll in a health benefits program, the employee’s choice of either a Healthcare Spending Account or a monthly contribution to the employee’s personal health insurance plan.

Statement on Equity
InterAccess is committed to equity and strongly encourages applications from equity-seeking communities, including individuals who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ-identified, Gender Diverse, Two-Spirit, and Persons with Disabilities.

We regret that at this time InterAccess does not currently have a wheelchair-accessible entrance.

How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter (as a single PDF) by Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 11:59PM to:

Ginger Scott
Executive Director
InterAccess
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2
E-mail: careers@interaccess.org

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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