Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts: VACANCY: OUTREACH COORDINATOR, Application Deadline November 15

VACANCY: OUTREACH COORDINATOR

TERMS: 17 hours per week (24 month contract) part-time position, must be able to work some Saturdays and evenings, comes with a basic benefits package and paid holidays/artistic leave
SALARY: $18 per hour
DEADLINE: 4 PM CST, 15 November 2019 – late applications will not be considered
APPLY TO: by email to director@platformgallery.org with the subject: Application – Outreach Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

PLATFORM is seeking an organized, efficient, and cheerful individual who has experience with and supports artist-run centres and contemporary lens-based art. This role is self-directed; requiring one who has the ability to effectively prioritize tasks and thrives working in a small, enthusiastic, and friendly environment.

Reporting to the Director and to PLATFORM's Board of Directors, the Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing and building the Centre's membership and services, darkroom management and maintenance, outreach programming (workshops, lectures, etc) and other basic day-to-day administrative operations of the gallery. In this capacity, the Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Director to ensure that PLATFORM fulfills its mandate and serves both its membership and community to the fullest.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCES

- experience, education, or training in office administration, preferably a background in arts administration
- experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations
- familiarity with basic Adobe design software and Wordpress
- excellent communication, writing and time management skills
- familiarity with darkrooms and darkroom practices
- the ability to work independently in a small and collaborative environment and work some irregular hours
- a background in contemporary art including education, production, writing, and/or dissemination
- a completed post-secondary degree in Fine Art or relevant

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want the position (two pages maximum) along with a resumé (two pages maximum). Email to the above addresses by 15 November 2016 at 4 PM. Late applications will not be accepted. PLATFORM is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.

TIMELINE

DEADLINE: 15 November 2019 at 4 PM CST
INTERVIEWS: 30 November 2019
START DATE: January 8th 2020

ABOUT PLATFORM

PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. We are a multidisciplinary centre that supports and showcases local, national, and international artists. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, production facilities and publications, we are committed to fostering and sustaining a critically engaged community.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

- manage membership database and services/assist with membership drives
- plan, promote and implement special events (launches, lectures and exhibition openings)
- act as gallery ambassador/attend relevant events (launches, lectures and exhibition openings)
- manage centre's social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc)
- document special events and exhibitions
- act as a liaison between the Centre, the media and the general community
- manage and maintain darkrooms
- develop and manage relevant and engaging professional workshops
- develop and manage outreach activities (studio visits, salon nights, lectures)
- preparation of relevant reports to the Board
- liaison with gallery visitors and give ongoing tours of the gallery and exhibitions
- general office administration
- other duties as required by the Director and the Board