Audience Engagement Coordinator

Date Posted: Sep 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2020
Start Date: Nov 02, 2020

Hourly From: $20/hr To $30/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Southwestern Ontario
City: Windsor
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Art Gallery of Windsor
The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery. 

Job Description

The Art Gallery of Windsor is currently seeking an Audience Engagement Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) to join our organization for a central role in encouraging audience engagement with AGW programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head, Programs and Collection, the Audience Engagement Coordinator is responsible for generating excitement around AGW programming. The incumbent will encourage public involvement in programs through story-telling, community connections, and effective communications, primarily through use of digital tools.

Requirements:

  • University of college degree in digital production, communications, film journalism, or multimedia storytelling;
  • Minimum five-years of experience working with image, sound and video editing software;
  • Two years of demonstrated experience in community engagement with demonstrated experience collaborating with community and creators to execute creative projects;
  • Knowledgeable about web design and user experience;
  • Comfortable interacting with the public (in person and online) with respect and enthusiasm;
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a broad public about art, artists, and other creators;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and carry out assigned duties and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the public, staff and external agencies and to work as a member of a team;
  • General knowledge of the visual arts is an asset;
  • Excellent communications and time management skills;
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, as needed.


Additional Info:

Note: At the present time, this role will be largely remote to comply with public health guidance. Onsite work will be required when the AGW re-opens to the public.
 
Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
 
COMPENSATION
Start After 6 Months After 1 Year
$23.98/hr $25.18/hr $26.39/hr


How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest by October 16, 2020 to:
Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca
 
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
 
The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.
 

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