HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send resume to: info@criticalmassart.com

Application deadline:
Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

The term of this contracted position is from December 7, 2020 to February 12, 2021

This is a 9-week youth contract position, totalling 270 hours. 30 hours a week @ $15/hour.

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm (with some flexibility). 

Some evening or weekend work may be required for special events or workshops.

Opportunity to work from home.


For more information contact:
Debbie Beattie
Program Director
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
p. 905-269-2120
e. info@criticalmassart.com 

 

 

 

 

We’re Hiring!

Join our team! We have 2 opportunities for youth employment.

These opportunitis are temporary youth employment contract positions funded through a Canada Summer Jobs Program grant. 

POSITION 1: Communications Specialist


ROLE OVERVIEW

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is looking to hire a Communications Specialist. This position is made possible with funding from the Canada Summer Jobs/Summer Work Experience Program, which has been extended into youth employment opportunities for Fall/Winter 2020/2021.

The Communications Specialist will primarily be responsible for assisting with all Critical Mass communications initiatives including: the development and execution of a communications plan; developing, writing and editing website and social media content; providing assistance with other core communications documents; workshop and event support; and other admin tasks, as directed.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands a collaborative approach.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is a Port Hope based not-for-profit arts organization that believes that art is for everyone! It shapes our individual and collective experiences by stirring our feelings and redefining how we see ourselves in the world. Critical Mass brings contemporary art to the community so that anyone can have the opportunity to see the beauty Port Hope has to offer. Using contemporary art, Critical Mass curates, presents and creates engaging experiences for our community that redefine and expand the cultural vibrancy of Port Hope.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chair and Directors of the Board through the Program Director, the Communications Specialist will be an integral member of the Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art team.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, write, and edit promotional content for website, social media, press releases, and other core communication documents such as postcards, brochures, impact reports
  • Develop a content management strategy; Archive digital and other media
  • Present internal communications strategies to the communications committee and Board of Directors
  • Increase accessibility of social media, including event descriptions, SEO approaches like alt text
  • Research in local archives historical events of significance for future art projects by the organization
  • Begin cataloguing significant historical stories that can be used in planned local art projects
  • Assist Artist-in-Residence Program Director with additional communications tasks as required
  • Research for art related content and future projects
  • Assist with office set up, some printing/filing and related admin tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in communications, public relations, arts administration, journalism, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications; proficiency with Adobe Creative suite would be an asset
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Experience uploading digital content to online platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 18 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Experience with live stream features of social media platforms
  • Experience in editing video files
  • Photography skills
  • Experience creating marketing or promotional material
  • Valid Ontario drivers license with access to a vehicle


POSITION 2: Research Archivist


The Research Archivist will primarily be responsible for assisting with research local historical events of significance, and collecting, cataloguing and archiving oral histories for future art projects by the organization. This role will also assist the Program Director with keeping up to date project records and organizing project resources. 

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands a collaborative approach. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research in local archives historical events of significance for future art projects by the organization
  • Begin cataloguing significant historical stories that can be used in planned local art projects
  • Liaise with community partners to research potential Port Hope stories and identify participants to interview for oral histories
  • Oversee logistical planning of meetings, interviews, and workshops as required
  • Engage participants from community and organizations through workshops, surveys, interviews; organize and analyze information obtained
  • Synthesize collected oral histories and integrate that information obtained into a series of stories (written and visual) about Port Hope
  • Keep up to date project records and organize project resources to ensure deliverables meet scope, schedule, and quality requirements
  • Develop engaging documents or presentations for the project
  • Facilitate meetings, interviews, and workshops
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with Critical Mass team, community partners, and participants
  • Additional arts administration support as required

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in communications, technical writing, library and information studies, history, public relations, arts administration, journalism, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications; proficiency with Adobe Creative suite would be an asset
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Experience uploading digital content to online platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 18 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Experience with live stream features of social media platforms
  • Experience in editing video files
  • Photography skills
  • Podcast experience
  • Experience interviewing community members to collect oral histories
  • Valid Ontario drivers license with access to a vehicle



For more information contact:
Debbie Beattie
Program Director
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
p. 905-269-2120
e. info@criticalmassart.com