Position: THIRD SHIFT Digital Media Associate
Location: Saint John, NB
Details: Part-time, 25 hours/week
Hourly wage: $15/hour, flexible hours
Position start and end dates: June 14 – September 3, 2021
Application deadline: May 18th at 11:59pm AST
Submit all applications electronically through the Young Canada Works Portal: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=12425&showBackToSearch=true
About THIRD SHIFT: THIRD SHIFT is a contemporary arts festival presented by Third Space, a not-for-profit artist-run centre in Saint John, New Brunswick, that includes temporary installations, interventions, performances, projections, and events. The festival spans four days in August and includes a public art exhibition throughout Uptown Saint John as well as a variety of presentations and workshops in-person (where possible) and online.
About the Position: The THIRD SHIFT Digital Media Associate will be the main support for the digital needs of the festival. The Executive Director will defer to the Digital Media Associate on all matters related to web development, video streaming, and digital accessibility measures. The purpose of this position is to help Third Space better support artists working in digital media and to help our festival be as accessible as possible in the digital sphere.
The tasks will include but will not be limited to:
- Updating and maintaining the THIRD SHIFT WordPress website
- Working with artists to find the best way to present their artwork on our website and beyond (i.e. helping them choose between Livestream platforms, video hosting sites, and video conferencing software)
- Researching and implementing digital accessibility measures where possible, including closed captioning, ASL interpretation, and/or translation software
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Their capability as an independent worker
- Experience with WordPress websites
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of a variety of live streaming and video sharing platforms
- Knowledge of the Saint John community and contemporary art is an asset
Who is eligible to apply?
A student may be eligible for employment if they:
- are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
- are legally entitled to work in Canada;
- are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
- will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
- have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
- intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.
How to apply
To apply, students are required to:
- visit the Young Canada Works login page;
- create an account by clicking on the “Sign up” link, then complete and submit a candidate profile;
- browse job opportunities via the “Search for a job” link in their account; and
- express their interest in a position by clicking on the job title and then on “Express interest in this job”.
More details about the Young Canada Works application process here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html
Notes on Access:
Third Space recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme, or any other community that is important to their identity. If you have specific accessibility needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.
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