Deadline to Apply: November 3, 2020
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance and welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. The impressive gallery spaces, across two levels, are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection (MCAC) has a robust digital presence and integrated platforms with a range of offerings for different audiences. While the Marketing and Communications team, in conjunction with Creative Learning and Programs, has creatively pivoted to bringing increasingly more programs and content online during the COVID-19 period, a part-time Digital Content Support is necessary if the institution is to continue to grow these programs sustainably and reach new digital audiences.
Reporting to the Website & Social Media Coordinator, with oversight from the Director, Communications, Marketing and Sales, the Digital Content Support will be tasked with conceptualizing, coordinating, producing, editing and posting digital content to the McMichael’s website, YouTube and social media platforms. Such content includes short and longform videos with curators and artists, artist interviews, digital exhibition tours, webinars, creative learning programs, activities for kids and events on the website. This is a 6-month part-time contract position requiring approximately 21 non-consecutive hours per week with the possibility to renew. Most of the work can be executed off-site but some on-site filming will be required, including occasional evenings and weekends.
The role of Digital Content Support will be to coordinate, produce, edit, circulate for review and post online digital content on behalf of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on a regular basis. The position will work in conjunction with the Website and Social Media Coordinator and the department Director to develop and execute the digital components of the monthly content calendar and assist in the development of digital content strategy.
The Support role will assist in coordinating live online events as requested, working inter-departmentally to generate the required content, and coordinate schedules with participants in the Curatorial and Creative Learning/Programming departments in particular, while implementing McMichael branding across all products. The support role will be involved in monitoring and reporting on evaluation metrics and engagements on digital products, adjusting as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in filmmaking, digital production, or a related area of study, with 3+ years of experience in digital content production and/or filmmaking with a proven track record of generating client-based content of different lengths for different audiences and platforms. An advanced proficiency in film editing software and pre- and post-video production including Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Adobe creative suite apps (Illustrator and Photoshop), and experience filming with a DSLR camera are required.
A familiarity with video best practices and formats for uploading to YouTube, WordPress and social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), as well as cross-browser compatibility and mobile responsiveness with Excellent writing, filming, presentation and communication skills.
The ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities, and to plan and monitor own work plan in a fast-paced changing environment are sought. Experience working in in the visual arts and/or cultural sector(s) and French bilingualism are assets.
Hours of work will be approximately 21 hours per week, being a mix of remote and on-site work including some evening and weekends. The McMichael will provide access to Adobe Creative Cloud and in-house filming equipment (DSLR camera, tripod, lighting, microphone). The incumbent will need to have a home computer (Mac/PC) capable of editing video.
Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by November 3, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.