Position: Digital Content Associate, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Location: Brandon, MB
Salary: $17.00/hr | Up to 20 hours per week
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is a community-engaged and inclusive contemporary art gallery located in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. The AGSM is Manitoba’s largest arts organization outside of Winnipeg, and serves the broad and diverse population of Southwestern Manitoba for over 112 years. We have a national reputation for the excellence of our culturally diverse exhibition and education programming.
The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter with a strong interest in media and communication studies (Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, Art or Art History or related field.) This candidate is willing and eager to join a team-based workplace that requires creative problem solving and a positive attitude. The candidate has some experience with working with media programming and a willingness to learn on the job and adapt to (and potentially improve) virtual exhibition design pipelines. Media Art creation experience is an asset.
The candidate should be computer literate. Experience with HTML5, CCS, and CMS systems, as well as PC and Apple operating systems and Android and Apple mobile platforms, is relative to this opportunity.
We will encourage applicants from priority groups facing employment barriers to apply, including people with disabilities, of the Official Language Minority groups, and First Nations/ Métis applicants.
Application Deadline: Friday, Feb 3, 2023
The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba seeks an energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of digital arts programming. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Digital Content Associate will work closely with staff in researching, developing and implementing programming initiatives for the gallery and other media platforms that provide accessible and engaging artistic content. The Digital Content Associate will help
design, brand and market forthcoming AGSM programs by creating illustrations, animations and other forms of integrated media. Daily administrative tasks include: assisting with the planning, coordination, and management of AGSM programs, as well as managing and reporting the results of various digital analytical tools. This position also includes a research component in which the candidate will research development and innovation within the following sectors: UI/UX, web and mobile development, technology and design, branding, marketing and publishing.
The Art Gallery operates with a mandate to provide a virtual space where artists working in the field of new media/new genres are able to create, experiment and develop new work; and where conversation and dialogue between artists, activists and creative media users, is encouraged and documented. Our commitment to the intersection of social justice and artistic practice is central to the mandate of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.
The Digital Content Associate will work alongside the Curator and Visitor Services Coordinator who oversee the digital programming at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.
The candidate must be passionate about digital and contemporary art and willing to research the development of community-based events to broaden the gallery’s commitment to Manitoba-based emerging artists. This position requires an employee who is fluent in the English language.
The preferred candidate will provide support to the Curator through gallery projects with a focus on community-based programs that help visitors look at art in new ways, connect art with other disciplines,and foster social and informal interaction among participants. S/he will attend to social media logistics for summer/fall exhibitions; and broaden the audience for virtual programs at the AGSM through proactive and strategic digital content. In addition, the Digital Content Associate will facilitate virtual events, as needed.
-Completed a degree in Media Studies, Graphic Design Computer Science / Digital Humanities/
Art & Art History / Museum Studies or equivalent.
Description of tasks:
-Attends AGSM administration two days/week, attending weekly staff meetings, programming meetings,
and one-on-one meetings with the Curator
-Assist with ongoing tasks, such as program coordination, proposal development, general administrative
duties, and program delivery.
-Conduct ongoing research into topics that relate to new media/new genres, as well as topics of
importance to community and arts organizations both nationally and internationally.
-Research and assist with redesign proposals to the AGSM website and social media,
-Research website platforms for new AGSM programs,
-Test workflow charts for website page design,
-Illustrate and animate promotional content for upcoming AGSM initiatives and programs, to be shared
on various social media platforms,
-Create weekly analytical reports on the performance of all social platforms, including AGSM website,
-Research and develop materials for new AGSM virtual initiatives, including digital publications,
-Assist in the development and delivery of virtual programs associated with summer exhibitions.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation experience
•Excellent organizational and research skills
•Ability to multi-task and work well independently and within a team
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Proficiency in the use of: Standard Microsoft Office software (such as Word and Excel) as well as
Communications / document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)
•Proficiency with Computers/Equipment: Digital skills (web and mobile platform development as well as
general word/image processing software, social media tools, web-based research), printer, digital A/V
equipment, digital camera/scanner.
•Proficiency in the use of: Wordpress, Instagram, Twitter, and any other recently developed social media
•Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite
•Experience with SEO, Google Analytics and other digital marketing tools is an asset
The AGSM requires a criminal reference check as a condition of employment.
2 references are required. One reference may speak to your experience and interest in studying digital
media, communications or art history.
Submit your cover letter, resume and 2 references by email to: [email protected] by February 3rd @ midnight.