Social Media Coordinator + 2024 Open Call Exhibitions at CONTACT Photography Festival

Installation view of Mark Sommerfeld, 8155, at Coolican & Company, Toronto. Part of CONTACT’s 2023 Open Call Exhibition program. Courtesy of the artist and Coolican & Company.

Job Posting: Social Media Coordinator, CONTACT Photography Festival

Application Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2023
4-month contract, Mar 1–June 30, 2024
$30/hour, 16 hours/week

Apply with your cover letter and resume to info@scotiabankcontactphoto.com

CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May throughout Toronto and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery. CONTACT embraces an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, and cultivates collaborations with and among artists, curators, institutions, and organizations.

CONTACT is currently seeking a Social Media Coordinator to work alongside the Festival Manager to develop strategies and produce assets for social media and e-newsletters to promote the Festival’s exhibitions, programs and events, both onsite and online. Work hours are self-directed and will vary over the course of the contract.

CONTACT is committed to equity, diversity and accessibility in the workplace and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, persons with disabilities, and or from persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities.

Responsibilities

  • Create an engaging, accessible, and valuable content experience for CONTACT’s social media audience across multiple platforms (including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and video platforms)
  • Develop and schedule content, build community, and provide customer service on social media platforms to increase followers and awareness
  • Audit and report on social media metrics
  • Maintain brand consistency across marketing materials, presentations, and program collateral
  • Support email marketing program
  • Help coordinate and expand cross-promotional partnerships with partner arts organizations, sponsors, and other community-based organizations, and support community outreach efforts

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-year experience coordinating content for several social channels simultaneously in a business or organizational environment
  • Superior knowledge of and experience using all social platforms and in-depth understanding of current social media landscape, trends, and tools
  • Knowledge of inclusive and accessible design (descriptive captions and alt text for images and video)
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign (able to crop, resize, export, colour-correct, and create text-based content effectively)
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and/or interest in the arts

Assets

  • Photography, videography and video editing experience
  • Experience with grassroots community outreach
  • Experience engaging with diverse publics
  • Direct experience working in with contemporary visual art organizations, entertainment, or non-profit environments

2024 Open Call Exhibitions

Register your exhibition by January 14, 2024

Emerging and experienced photographers are encouraged to register their Open Call Exhibition in the 28th edition of CONTACT, taking place May 1–31, 2024.

The Festival’s Open Call Exhibitions embody a broad range of lens-based practices, and bring together the photographic community with innovative presentations at galleries and alternative spaces across the Greater Toronto Area.

Before registering, all artists/organizers must secure a venue in which to hold the exhibition. Artists and organizers are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition’s production and presentation.

Registration is free of charge. Please note that this program is non-juried and CONTACT does not review submissions – if you register your fully organized exhibition by the deadline, you will be part of the Festival. For full details, visit our website.


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival logo

On now at the CONTACT Gallery:
Kayla Ward
I Am Easy To Find
On view through December 9

The Photobook Lab
CONTACT’s bookstore and reading room features selected photobooks by local and international artists and publishers.

80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205, Toronto, M5V2J4
Open Wed—Fri 11am—5pm; Sat 12—4pm

CONTACT is generously supported by Scotia Wealth Management, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Toronto Image Works, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Saman Design, The Globe and Mail, British Journal of Photography, Hyperallergic, Contemporary &, CBC Toronto, and Art Papers.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of Experience Ontario, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.