PROJECT COORDINATOR – DIGITAL ARTS – DURHAM

 

Your role is to enable students (Grades 7 to 12 regular classes and/or special education classes) to develop creative and conceptual skills in digital arts. With weekly workshops held mainly in class and in close collaboration with the teachers, you introduce the students to contemporary art and to different artistic techniques such as video, photography, audio, interactive installations and immersive experiences. You support them in the creation of a digital collection of their work and guide them in the development of an online artistic portfolio. At the end of the year, an exhibition of the students’ work is displayed for the school community.

 

TERMS

  • Part-time: up to 10 hours per week, per project. It’s possible to combine several projects.
  • Salary: $17.92 per hour.
  • Contract duration: September of the current year to June of the following year.
  • Location: In partnership with Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB).
  • Schedule: Flexible and regular schedule based on availability of coordinator and school site.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop activities that enable students to acquire digital arts skills and abilities using computer software
  • Accompany and help students complete all stages and tasks related to the creation of the final works
  • Develop and build an artistic portfolio with students

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Having the students benefit from your expertise by putting forward projects that are integrative, stimulating and diverse;
  • Working closely with the school’s teachers and administrators, and Youth Fusion officials, in order to maximize the project’s impact and awareness within the school;
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with the school (diligent attendance, communications, adherence to the culture and rules of the school environment, etc.);
  • Taking initiative, being creative and a self-starter, in order to effectively contribute to the project’s execution and success;
  • Attending team and progress meetings;
  • Supervising the students and looking after their safety;
  • When needed, representing Youth Fusion, the sponsoring post-secondary institution or the project itself before our partners;
  • Drafting the appropriate reports (midway progress and final reports) as scheduled;
  • Prepare for and participate in the year-end events to showcase the students’ success.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Academic

  • Currently pursuing a university or college education in a field related to digital arts, multimedia or virtual arts.

 

Experience

  • Experience working and interacting with youth;
  • Ability to organize an exhibition or a gallery opening.

 

Will be considered as an asset

  • Any experience working with children with learning or behavioural difficulties;
  • Volunteer work or any other tangible experience working with youth (day or vacation camps, tutoring, etc.);
  • Must have a strong desire to be a role model for the school’s students, and act as an agent of social change.

 

Language(s)

  • Spoken and written English.

 

Computer skills

  • Office Suite;
  • Adobe Premiere Pro or equivalent.

 

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

A vulnerable sector screening is required for this position. The process is subject to a confidentiality protocol between Youth Fusion and the local police.

 

APPLICATION

To apply, send your resume to recruitmentONT@youthfusion.org. Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitmentONT@youthfusion.org