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JOB: Education Coordinator – Satellite Video Exchange Society – VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver, British Columbia)
October 17, 2012

* Please note that the deadline for this listing has now passed *

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Education Coordinator – Part-time
Satellite Video Exchange Society – VIVO Media Arts Centre

Salary: $18,564 per annum / 21 hrs/week + 6 weeks paid vacation (May be increased to 28 hrs/wk dependant on funding)

The Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre) seeks a self-directed, motivated individual for the position of Education Coordinator. This is a part-time position created to develop our media arts education strategies and outreach. The Education Coordinator works closely with the Technical and Events+Exhibitions departments and is responsible for managing and promoting VIVO’s workshops and education programs in video production, editing, sound design, electronics, programming, and other multi-media techniques, and further utilizing and promoting our new digital multi-workstation classroom facility. The coordinator will also continue to evolve VIVO’s SLAB series, a community of practice for electronic media artists and technology enthusiasts.


Working within the parameters of VIVO’s mandate and mission, key responsibilities of the Education Coordinator are:

• Develop educational programs and special projects
• Coordinate and facilitate education-related public events
• Coordinate public access workshops, including class and instructor scheduling, and necessary equipment booking
• Create and manage departmental and project budgets
• Create and implement departmental policies and procedures
• Research educational funding opportunities and write project grants as needed
• Perform outreach activities to maintain and establish new partnerships with institutions and organizations
• Provide reports and departmental statistics as needed
• Update and maintain education information on VIVO’s website
• Manage Education publicity and outreach through online advertising and dissemination of printed materials. Work with designers in the creation of publicity materials
• Coordinate distribution of workshop fliers and posters
• Manage the dissemination of information to the VIVO membership and general public through email lists, website and social media
• Manage and coordinate instructors, including fees and accompanying administration
• Register students and handle payments
• Participate in the VIVO Management Collective through weekly meetings, committee involvement and other collective duties.


• Post-secondary education in communications, education and/or media arts (or equivalent)
• Strong commitment to community development and principles of social justice. Knowledge of diverse cultural and social practices
• Working knowledge of media arts production and current technologies
• Strong interest in experimental media arts
• Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
• Proven ability to write project budgets, reports, grants and proposals
• Experience with public relations
• Experience working in an administrative capacity
• Experience working with artist-run centres, collectives or community based organizations
• Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, set and meet deadlines, work under pressure and exercise sound judgment in setting priorities
• Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets
• Graphic design skill an asset

The Satellite Video Exchange Society (www.vivomediaarts.com) is a Vancouver-based, charitable, non-profit, artist-run media arts centre that encourages and directly supports the creation, production, education, exhibition, distribution, and appreciation of media works by independent artists and alternative, community-based producers and activists. We provide a dynamic artistic program that includes exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, residencies, historical archives and access to contemporary research materials. We are dedicated to exploring the potential of new technologies in art and examining current technological evolutions in a critical context.

The Satellite Video Exchange Society is an equal opportunity employer. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume and cover letter before 5PM, November 3rd to:

VIVO Media Arts Centre
Attn: Hiring Committee – Education Coordinator
1965 Main St Vancouver BC V5T 3C1

Or by email to admin@vivomediaarts.com
Please use the subject heading: Hiring Committee – Education Coordinator

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