Near North Mobile Media Lab Digital Creator North — Program Lead Contract in Timmins, ON

Near North Mobile Media Lab

Branch Timmins ON CA

Digital Creator North — Program Lead
Timmins, ON

Curiosity in learning new technologies and software used in media and digital arts. Working knowledge of film and video equipment, digital and media…

Organization Description

The Near North Mobile Media Lab actively promotes media arts access for all artists, regardless of age, class, gender, sexual orientation, race or ability. We provide the tools that artists, students, and audiences in Northern Ontario need to produce, present and enjoy all forms of contemporary media art. We envision a thriving media arts community in Northern Ontario that produces innovative work, has access to contemporary presentations, and is an active participant in a national discourse by overcoming regional limitations.

Project Description

The Digital Creator project will establish low-barrier media arts based creator spaces for youth (ages 14-19) in six partner communities across Northern Ontario. These spaces will operate as drop-in, out-of-school learning environments for youth to develop skills in digital media using a participatory culture model. These spaces will inspire creative experimentation, peer networking/collaboration, civic engagement, and hands-on learning using various media arts disciplines. These disciplines include video production, audio recording, 3D printing, graphic design, and coding/programming. This project is aimed to have a positive cultural impact on the community of Timmins, Ontario and surrounding area by increasing participation of youth in digital media creation.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Director/Curator at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, the Digital Creator Program Lead will be responsible for coordinating and executing the Digital Creator North project in Timmins, Ontario. The project will offer structured and unstructured learning environments in digital and media arts for young users. Program Leads will be required to create a welcoming space and develop responsive media arts programming for teens in the community. Program Leads will also be required to conduct consistent off-site structured programming in collaboration with the Timmins Public Library on a regular basis.


  • Develop responsive programming in various media arts disciplines
  • Help to develop a low-barrier digital space for teens
  • Maintaining, updating and evaluating equipment when necessary
  • Preparing regular written reports and recording program data for evaluation
  • Plan and coordinate with Near North Mobile Media Lab and Community Partners to reach goals
  • Work with community partners to develop strategies for local marketing
  • Assist in maintaining the website through social media, blogs, behind-the-scenes documentation and event postings

Core Requirements

Please Note: Due to this position being supported through the NOHFC’s Northern Ontario Internship Program the successful applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a university or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university in the Degree or Diploma program in Media Arts, Community Development, Non-Profit Administration, Education or related field. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
  • This position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study.
  • Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and within defined timelines
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Well-organized, self-starter who is attentive to detail
  • Self-motivated to learn and research new models and methods
  • Community-minded and able to facilitate outreach strategies
  • Knowledge of Northern communities
  • Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Curiosity in learning new technologies and software used in media and digital arts
  • Comfortable communicating via various social media platforms
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of film and video equipment, digital and media technologies and software with willingness to expand knowledge based on teen interest
  • Work experience in any related field a benefit
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and technologically current with web-based programs and social media
  • Personal interest or active artistic practice in digital media discipline an asset
  • Previous experience with teen/young adults in education an asset
  • Experience in community outreach
  • Previous experience with teen/young adults in an educational setting an asset
  • Have a current passport by Spring 2017 and willingness to travel
  • First Aid Training or willing to get certified

The Near North Mobile Media Lab in its ongoing efforts to prevent, identify and remove barriers for people with disabilities will provide work-related accommodation for

employees with disabilities, upon request. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will require a “Police Records Search Certificate” intended for the Vulnerable Sector.


Job Type: Contract

Salary: $34,125.00 /year

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required language:

  • French

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s Licence

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Timmins, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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