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Community Access and Education Manager - Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC)

Oct 11, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

Digital Arts Resource Centre seeks a Community Access and Education Manager to lead the development and execution of DARCs education programs, membership services and community access activities both in person and online.

The Community Access and Education Manager will develop annual educational and artistic professional development opportunities that engage with DARC membership and the artistic public. The Community Access and Education Manager will be responsible for providing a diverse range of educational opportunities that focus on technical skill building in digital media (with a focus on film/video production (pre-production, production and post-production) , sound and animation). The Community Access and Education Manager will be responsive to the needs of the community by developing new outreach programs while also delivering tenured outreach programs like Video Camp for Girls+.

The Community Access and Education Manager is responsible for managing DARC’s membership base and membership services. The Community Access and Education Manager is responsible for stewarding positive member relations, liaising with our membership and providing exciting membership opportunities. The Community Access and Education manager will steward our strong community ties and engage in forging new relationships with partners/stakeholders on behalf of the centre. 

This position welcomes an individual who is enthusiastic about the arts community and who has an adventurous approach to educational programming and pedagogy. This position is a good fit for an individual who is collaborative, organized and has excellent time management/communication skills. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A degree in education and or equivalent demonstrated experience in public education and community programming; 
  • Experience in a management or supervisory role;
  • Knowledge of artist-run centres, media arts landscape and non-profit/charity organizational structures; 
  • Strong administrative skills, organizational skills and excellent time management; detail oriented; 
  • Strong communication skills; confident in speaking with members and the public in person, by phone and by email;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently but also work collaboratively with colleagues and partners; 
  • Strong inclusion, diversity and equity awareness and ability to perform duties with care and consideration through these lenses; 
  • Ability to work in English; ability to communicate in French or another language considered a strong asset. 

COMPENSATION

Salary: Full-time position (37.5 hours per week), $40,000 a year

Benefits: Health/Dental (option to sign into plan)

3 weeks of paid vacation (plus two non-negotiable weeks of paid vacation during the holiday closure)

Generous professional development opportunities (including comped DARC workshops), free access to DARC equipment, opportunity to travel and artistic leave available to full-time employees 

This position is available as a hybrid remote-onsite role. The Community Access and Education Manager will be required to work onsite on days they have onsite courses, events, etc., and must be onsite to perform/oversee set up and or installation. All staff must make themselves available to be onsite as requested by management. Occasional after hours, weekend and offsite attendance will be required as necessary for programming events as well as some staff travel and development opportunities that may take place remotely on evenings and or weekends. The Community Access and Education Manager will hold a Monday-Friday schedule.  

Digital Arts Resource Centre is an intersectional feminist organization and employer that is eager and active in breaking down barriers for our community through our programs and resources. We respect everyone who works here, volunteers here or visits here and treats them with thoughtfulness and kindness akin to how we treat our friends. We respect our physical spaces as we would our own home or other cherished space(s). DARCs working culture prioritizes joy, self-determination, pragmatism, reflection, flexibility, accountability to the organization and accountability to each other.

HOW TO APPLY  To apply, please submit a PDF of your cover letter and CV by email to Jenna Spencer, Chief of Staff, at operations@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca. Applications are being reviewed as they are received and applicants will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis (aiming to fill this position by mid to late October). We strongly encourage BIPOC, queer, trans, and nonbinary applicants to apply.

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