Summer Job at Modern Fuel

MODERN FUEL ARTIST-RUN CENTRE is now accepting applications for New Media Workspace Coordinator , a unique and dynamic summer job opportunity in the field of contemporary art and new media!

As the New Media Workspace Coordinator (NMWC) for Modern Fuel, the selected applicant will work 30 hours per week for 13 weeks from June 1 to the end of August 2010.
Note: This position is funded by the Young Canada Works program. All candidates must be between the ages of 18-30 and returning to full time studies in the fall. For more information on eligibility go to

Job Description:
The New Media Workspace Coordinator (NMWC) will be responsible for the promotion and operation of Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace, including its equipment rentals, and organizing orientation sessions and workshops on the use of said equipment as well as the development and promotion of Square Pegs, a free, annual public screening of artist video shorts submitted to Modern Fuel. The Coordinator will also assist in the day to day operations of Modern Fuel.

- Experience working in or knowledge of new media art forms and technologies, including maintenance of equipment and programs.
- Must be familiar with new media equipment such as video cameras and editing software including Final Cut Pro
-BA degree in Art History, Fine Art, or related field, or be enrolled in upper years of a similar program.
- Exceptionally strong writing, organization and communication skills.
- Knowledge of both PC and Mac computer platforms.
- Knowledge of design software including the Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs.
- Internet and basic web skills required.

Ideal applicants should have a passion for, and an understanding of, contemporary new media art practices. Enthusiasm for learning about alternative art practices and willingness to participate in collaborative art projects is greatly appreciated, including motivation to pursue a career in the arts and culture sector. Experience working in or knowledge of artist-run centres, particularly new media organizations, would be an asset.

Deadline: May 15th, 2010(applications postmarked for May 15th, 2010 will be accepted)

Please submit: a C.V with a cover letter, two references, and examples of your work
Send applications to: NMWC application
c/o Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen Street,
Kingston, ON K7K 1A1