The application deadline is Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT.
Interviews will take place during the week of November 8th, 2021.
Who are we?
VIVO Media Arts Centre (vivomediaarts.com) is an agent for emergent experimental media arts practices and a steward of critical history. VIVO plays a unique role in facilitating and fostering artistic practices in the region. VIVO builds engaged audiences through production support, distribution, artist workshops and residencies, performances and exhibitions, as well as curatorial and archival research. We are also the caretakers of a significant repository of media art history. We are dedicated to nurturing past, present and future media arts discourses and communities through equitable and public access to resources for preservation, production, and distribution.
Where are we?
VIVO Media Arts Centre is located on the sacred and stolen territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, in an East Vancouver warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street off Broadway near Renfrew Skytrain Station.
The Operations Manager supports VIVO’s day-to-day operations and is a key member of the core management team. Working closely with and reporting to the General Manager, the Operations Manager will support the organization's financial and non-profit society administration, facilities/venue management, and programming services. The Operations Manager will also support and contribute to VIVO’s membership and community engagement, volunteer coordination, and occasional co-production partnerships and fundraising activities. We are looking for someone who brings a passion for independent media arts, an aptitude for navigating the complexity of non-profit operations, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills to join our team. The successful candidate will demonstrate self-motivation in the coordination of administrative systems as well as commitment to working both independently and with a broad range of people and perspectives in a highly collaborative work environment with care for relational accountability.
Continue below for more detailed tasks and responsibilities.
Start Date: Late November 2021
Contract length: Permanent position with a 6-month probationary period
Hours: 32 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Possibility for some flexible work arrangements.
Benefits: Health and Dental Coverage (50% paid by employer), 6 weeks vacation (pro-rated), VIVO Producer Membership
VIVO’s Current Context:
You will be joining a team of 7 other staff members in:
Working for VIVO during COVID:
VIVO works out of an open office environment in East Vancouver. We are continually adapting our practices to support and protect employees in their work in the context of COVID. For staff working from home, VIVO will provide computer equipment if necessary and support other home office costs as needed. If you have questions about the current state of these practices, please contact the Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
VIVO Media Arts Centre is making ongoing efforts to improve the accessibility of 2625 Kaslo St. A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. Washrooms have a 33-inch entrance with handrail. As we are in a shared building, we cannot guarantee a scent-free space, however, we aim to have a scent-reduced space. We approach accessibility as an ongoing, relational practice and dialogue: if you have questions relating to the accessibility of our space or working conditions or if you would like to communicate specific needs, please contact the Hiring Committee at 604-872-8337 x 4 email@example.com
At VIVO, we recognize the value of both paid and unpaid work experience as well as transferable skills and knowledge. We encourage applications from candidates who meet some or all of the following, or other relevant, qualifications:
Tasks and Responsibilities:
If you wish to be considered for employment equity:
VIVO values the contributions of individuals who identify as belonging to communities that experience marginalization and structural oppression. We strongly encourage, among others, Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people identifying as 2SLGBTQI, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, recent (im)migrants, and people from working class backgrounds to apply. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. If you wish to be considered for employment equity, you can let us know in the application form. Please note that it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for employment equity. Preference may be given to applicants self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the groups identified above.
In lieu of a cover letter, all candidates are asked to fill out this form https://forms.gle/dchHpbfQBdrS3bW99. The form will also ask you to include your CV in a PDF format. The deadline to submit this form is 5:00 PM PDT on November 5th, 2021. If you have any problems with the form, please contact the Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. Those contacted will receive further details and opportunity to communicate about the process. Interviews will take place during the week of November 8th.
Workshop Instructor (ON-GOING)
Interested in being an instructor at VIVO? We are always accepting proposals for media arts workshops in technology, theory, process, or whatever might be relevant to media artists in Vancouver. Please email VIVO’s education coordinator (email@example.com) with the subject: Workshop Proposal to find out if there is a potential fit.
VIVO is committed to providing training opportunities in the various aspects of media arts as it relates to artist-run culture. We are always in need of loyal volunteers to work in specific departments. Volunteers that commit to a regular weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 months earn Video Bucks (transferable for equipment and suite rental costs) and a Basic Producer Membership.