Program Lead

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
Start Date: Jan 07, 2018

Salary: $22.85/hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Northwestern Ontario
City: Sioux Lookout
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Near North Mobile Media Lab

The Near North Mobile Media Lab actively promotes media arts access for all artists, regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, race or ability. We provide the tools that artists, students, and audiences in Northern Ontario need to produce, present and enjoy all forms of contemporary media art.

We envision a thriving media arts community in northern Ontario that produces innovative work, has access to contemporary presentations, and is an active participant in a national discourse by overcoming regional limitations.

Job Description

Project Description The Digital Creator project has established low-barrier media arts based creator spaces for youth (ages 14-19) in six partner communities across Northern Ontario. These spaces operate as drop-in, out-of-school learning environments for youth to develop skills in digital media using a participatory culture model. These spaces inspire creative experimentation, peer networking/collaboration, civic engagement, and hands-on learning using various media arts disciplines. These disciplines include video production, audio recording, 3D printing, graphic design, and coding/programming. This project is aimed to have a positive cultural impact within the community of Sioux Lookout and surrounding area by increasing participation of youth in digital media creation. Job Description Under the supervision of the Digital Creator North Program Coordinator, the Sioux Lookout Public Library CEO, the Digital Creator North Program Lead will be responsible for coordinating and executing the Digital Creator North project in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The project offers structured and unstructured learning environments in digital and media arts for teens aged 14-19. Program Leads will be required to create a welcoming space and develop responsive media arts programming for teens in the community.

• Develop responsive programming in various media arts disciplines
• Help to develop a low-barrier digital space for teens
• Maintaining, updating, and evaluating equipment when necessary
• Preparing regular written reports and recording program data for evaluation
• Plan and coordinate with Near North Mobile Media Lab and Community Partners to reach goals
• Work with community partners to develop strategies for local marketing
• Assist in maintaining the website through social media, blogs, behind-thescenes documentation and event postings
• Maintain and facilitate a safe space for all


Core Requirements

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Willing to relocate to Sioux Lookout
  • Be a university or college graduate who has graduated from an accredited college or university in the Degree or Diploma program in Media Arts, Community Development, Non-Profit Administration, Education or related field

Additional Requirements
• Ability to work independently and within defined timelines
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Well-organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
• Self-motivated to learn and research new models and methods
• Community-minded and able to facilitate outreach strategies • Knowledge of Northern communities
• Curiosity in learning new technologies and software used in media and digital arts
• Comfortable communicating via various social media platforms
• Public speaking and presentation skills
• Working knowledge of film and video equipment, digital and media technologies and software with willingness to expand knowledge based on teen interest
• Work experience in any related field a benefit
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and technologically current with web-based programs and social media
• Personal interest or active artistic practice in digital media discipline an asset
• Previous experience with teen/young adults in education an asset
• Experience in community outreach
• Previous experience with teen/young adults in an educational setting an asset
• First Aid Training or willing to get certified

Additional Info:

5 month contract with possibility of renewal.

How to Apply:

How to Apply: Please send your resume, CV, and cover letter (in a PDF attachment) to and CC Please reference “Digital Creator North Program Lead Application” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

Contact Info:
Name: Alexander Rondeau
Title: Program Coordinator