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Digital Programs Coordinator

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Deadline: July 31, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Contact

Name: Jackie Martin

Phone: (306) 584-4250 ext. 4275

E-mail: jmartin@mackenzie.art

Website: http://mackenzieartgallery.ca/

Deadline

August 16, 2019

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is seeking an individual who is passionate about spreading their love of digital art to youth and adults in Regina and across rural Saskatchewan.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Digital Programs Coordinator will oversee the implementation of a new digital programs strategy, the management of a new digital studio, and the implementation of a digital training curriculum for provincial outreach created in consultation with community partners.

The Digital Programs Coordinator will work primarily within the Programs department at the MacKenzie Art Gallery alongside community partners but will also work alongside all departments of the MacKenzie Art Gallery to ensure properly engage and assist all departments in this push towards advancing digital literacy initiatives and infrastructure. The DPC must be knowledgeable about computer hardware, digital arts software, and emerging technologies, curriculum development, project planning, and contemporary digital arts trends.

This position will supervise the Digital Studio and will involve interactions with the general public, both adults and youth. The DPC will participate in Education and Data Pacing meetings, will organize and chair bi-monthly community consultation meetings, and makes recommendations on all matters related to the digital studio and digital literacy initiatives to the office of the Director of Programs.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, and working with other staff to:
 Provide recommendations on digital arts literacy strategy and initiatives
 Manage the digital studio at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and help develop a mobile media lab for conducting training in rural communities
 Help develop a regionally relevant digital arts curriculum and plan that can be utilized both within the gallery as well as carried out through mobile modules delivered in coordination with community partners
 Undertake consultation with community members, First Nations, school partners, and arts councils to determine regional needs and opportunities.
 Undertake sectoral research: Research what digital arts offerings are available to the target communities and create complimentary offerings that build on regional strengths without completing. Research best practices for similar initiatives across Canada.
 Work alongside Programs team to develop public programming that serves our communities, and inspires creative exploration of new technologies through open studio times, artists-inresidence, Thursday night events, etc.
 In collaboration with MAG staff, maintain financial, statistical, and activity records for future reporting needs.
 Work alongside education staff to integrate digital training into larger education strategy and programs
 Develop community partnerships for programming and education initiatives
 Research and explore new technologies and software, share your passion for these tools
 Work alongside communications team to help ensure a cohesive and effective communications strategy for programming initiatives
 At all times, maintain a high level of professionalism with a focus on surpassing standards of customer service when interacting with Gallery members, donors, sponsors, and visitors.
 Performs other position-related duties as assigned.
 Think and work creatively — Approach your position with a spirit of experimentation think outside the box. Achieving the greatest impact on digital arts literacy across the sector should be your chief motivator.

Qualifications - Education: Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent
education and experience.

Qualifications - Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience in digital arts creation and/or education. Experience with coding or scripting environments, photoshop, video editing software, game development engines, VR/AR, or other related environments. Familiarity with contemporary and digital arts.

Skills: Excellent literacy in digital technologies. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to teach youth and the general public; excellent time management; ability to show initiative working both independently and cooperatively in a team environment under multiple deadlines and in high pressure situations; passion for and knowledge of art and art galleries; experience teaching new media with special consideration given to those with experience managing media arts training programs; experience working with First Nations and/or rural communities; 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.

Term: Full-time, two-year contract, non-renewing
Salary Information: $50,000 / year
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive benefits package.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the Canadian workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply no later than Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:30 PM.

Email: jmartin@mackenzie.art

Please include “Digital Programs Coordinator” in the subject line of all applications sent via email.

MacKenzie Art Gallery
Attn: Jackie Martin, Director of Finance and Operations
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 6X6

The successful candidate must submit a satisfactory Criminal Record Check prior to employment.