Job Posting: THIRD SHIFT Digital Media Associate

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.

Do not hesitate to send us an email if you have any questions! tiersespace@gmail.com

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: THIRD SHIFT Selections Committee

Fill out this form by March 8th at 11:59 AST to express interest in joining the committee: https://forms.gle/h29R35WPci9EYuq8A

Time commitment: – 5-6 hours reviewing artist applications (at your leisure) March 26 – April 9- Zoom meeting with the Committee on Thursday, April 22 from 6 pm-8:30 pm

After the Expressions of Interest deadline, the THIRD SHIFT Steering Committee chairs will review the responses and create the THIRD SHIFT Selections Committee. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by March 12th. We’re looking for lots of variety in this group so that we can hear from many perspectives to make sure we’re bringing in the best and most engaging artists for THIRD SHIFT 2021! We encourage applications from those who identify as women, trans or gender diverse, Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or Persons with Disabilities.

We look forward to hearing from you! ?

Members Helping Members

We are looking to bring together the Third Space community together with this new, ongoing, low-commitment program called “Members Helping Members”.

How does it work? We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate 1-2 hours of their time to help out another Third space member in need. If you volunteer to help out, you may be contacted by our Executive Director if another member is seeking help with a specific task. If any of our members are struggling with something, such as writing an artist statement, getting high-quality photos of their work, or if they just want to speak with a more experienced artist about pricing, framing, printing, or anything else, please let our Executive Director know and they can reach out to one of the members who has volunteered to help out.

If you’re interested in having your name on our internal directory of Helping Members, please get in touch and let us know what skills or knowledge you would be willing to offer! 

Some helpful skills may include:

  • Writing
  • Budgeting
  • Photography (for artwork documentation, for instance)
  • Grant writing
  • Website development
  • Or anything else a fellow creative person may want help with!

Some areas of knowledge may include:

  • Provincial and Federal granting programs
  • How to price artwork
  • Where to get high-quality prints
  • Marketing or social media experience
  • Advice about getting gallery representation
  • Or if you’re just willing to chat with another artist or maker about their work!

Anyone can become a Helping Member and anyone can ask for help at any time – this will be an ongoing community-building initiative within our organization. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Contact:
Kathleen Buckley tiersespace@gmail.com