CFAT We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

JOB CALL – DIGITAL STRATEGY RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Deadline: September 15th, 2018 @ 11:59PM
Submit all applications electronically to sally@cfat.ca

The Centre for Art Tapes is seeking applications for a short-term contract position supported by Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Operations and CFAT’s Digital Strategy Advisory Committee to develop and implement consultation with artist-run and media arts organizations across the country on their use of digital and mobile platforms. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for developing a research method and framework with support from the Operations Director and Advisory Committee, conducting phone, skype and in-person interviews, and compiling and analysing their findings.

The ideal candidate should have past experience and sound knowledge on artist-driven organizations in Canada and a particular interest in how mobile technology has shaped how we interact with these organizations and art in general. Particular consideration will be given to those with an expressed interest and prior experience working with remote, rural or historically marginalized communities. Prior experience with sector consultation, including providing research and consultation to Arts Service Organizations will be considered an asset. CFAT’s primary language of operation is English, but the ability to reasonably converse in both English and French is important to the nature of this work.

The Research Coordinator will be tasked with:

  • Working with CFAT’s Digital Strategy Advisory Committee to develop a methodology and framework for national consultation, including key questions identifying desired data
  • Develop a research plan with CFAT’s Operations Director
  • Carry out research and consultation over the phone, Skype, surveys and in-person
  • Make regular reports to the Operations Director on their activities
  • Amalgamate data and produce a report for the Advisory Committee on their findings
  • Work with the Operations Director and other contractors for the development of the mobile app to produce a template and mock-up


The contract will run from October 2018 until May, 2019. CFAT will provide guidance and support from the Operations Director and Digital Strategy Advisory Committee on the overall vision and deliverables of this project. CFAT will provide travel funds and administrative resources (cell phone, mobile plan and laptop), as well as use of our office. A Halifax-based applicant will be preferred, but this position is open to all locations in Canada. The Programming Director will be available to support this position with disseminating any marketing materials and surveys. This temporary part-time position is for 28 hours per week, with a total remuneration of $18,000.

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2018. Those wishing to apply should submit a cover letter detailing their interest and relevant experience along with a CV or resume to Sally Raab-Wolchyn, CFAT’s Director of Operations at sally@cfat.ca. Questions about this position or the application process can also be directed to Sally at the same email address or to our office at 902-422-6822.

About CFAT’s Digital Strategy Project
CFAT is beginning Phase 1 of a four-phase project to produce an outreach and presentation mobile application. The contract position will span phases 1 and 2. CFAT is partnering with the Film and Video Arts Association of Alberta (FAVA) to build a mobile app for Artist-run and Media Art Centres to connect with each other and their audiences through interactive mapping and social media amalgamation. This app will function as a presentation platform, where organizations can upload and share digital work that is made for exhibiting on a mobile platform (such as 360* video and audio walking tours). This project will involve intensive consultation, which will be made available to other organizations and will be a mobile module of FAVA’s larger Association Management Software (ASM).

Notes on Access:

CFAT 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. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. Our Core Staff are happy to work with people with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.