Digital Arts Coordinator

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Posted
September 22, 2021
Part Time
Austin, TX
Remote
$20/hr

The Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) is looking for a Digital Arts Coordinator!

Application Deadline: Dec 31st, 2021

This new position will assist with Digital Arts Programming and Fantastic Arcade in partnership with Fantastic Arcade, IRL, Welcome to my Homepage as well as tech related projects at MoHA.

About The Museum of Human Achievement, Fantastic Arcade, IRL, Welcome to my Homepage

The Museum of Human Achievement cultivates forward-thinking new work, community, and vibe. We provide radically affordable arts space to support artists and audiences in the creation of new ideas. We value experimentation, accessibility, respect, artist support, collaboration, vibe and critical thought.

  • Fantastic Arcade celebrates, amplifies, and supports the unique and underrepresented within indie games and beyond.
  • Welcome to my Homepage is an international online residency program that offers artists a no-cost, low-stakes opportunity to expand their practice in new directions, explore the web as a site for creative production, and reach a new audience.
  • IRL serves as a space for tech-based artists and is outfitted with virtual reality, motion tracking, video projection, and other new media equipment. Additionally, IRL hosts tech-based or futurist-themed art shows and a monthly salon for digital artists to meet and talk about their work.

Responsibilities

  • Production needs for all organizations
  • Updating digital arts websites
  • Assist with installation and troubleshooting of tech-based artworks, as well as the ability to show and talk about them with visitors.
  • Assist with organizing and promoting monthly meet-ups.
  • Assist and welcome digital resident artists on Welcome to my Homepage.
  • Document and archive shows and events
  • Festival coordination support
  • Support Community Board in active participation on Discord
  • Write marketing copy and create online events
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • General Fantastic Arcade programmatic responsibilities
  • Facilitation of 4 annual media jam
  • Facilitation of 6-8 community meetups

Qualifications

  • An interest in new and emerging media, including games, VR and browser-based art
  • Good with computers and people
  • Experience with web design, coding, or DIY electronics are preferred but not necessary

Location:

We are looking for a candidate located in the Central Texas area who is able to occasionally commute to Austin and MoHA for events. Work location and hours are flexible, with expected availability for on-site meetings and events. Office space will be provided at MoHA if desired. Some local travel for meetings and events will be required.

Compensation:

MoHA is able to offer a beginning hourly salary of $20/hr commensurate with experience. MoHA offers a progressive, collaborative work environment, and a flexible workweek, with some required evening and weekend hours for events and exhibitions. Availability for occasional evening or weekend hours in addition to weekday office hours, scheduled with advanced notice. 10-15 hours per week typical. Access to reliable transportation is helpful.

Application Materials Requested:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 References

We will respond to every applicant, but this may take some time. References will not be contacted until after the first interview.

We're also hiring a Director of Digital Arts. Click here to view (and share) all of our openings.

MoHA ~ The Museum of Human Achievement

Diversity and Inclusivity at the Museum of Human Achievement

The Museum of Human Achievement was founded in 2012 with the explicit intention of fostering an inclusive community where artists and audience members would feel welcome, valued, and respected, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, age, ability, religion, or political affiliation. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We’re committed to modeling equity, diversity and inclusion for the entire arts industry of the nonprofit sector, and to maintain an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

MoHA is committed to promoting diversity and accessibility in the arts by:

  • Building and maintaining meaningful partnerships with existing organizations that advocate for marginalized groups.
  • Serving as a platform for emerging artists, curators, and organizations to develop new work, projects, and initiatives that enhance diversity in the arts.
  • Renting affordable studio, performance, and rehearsal spaces to artists lacking significant financial resources or institutional support.
  • Presenting the majority of MoHA programming completely free of charge.
  • Presenting, promoting, and commissioning work by artists from underrepresented groups.
  • Serving as a meeting ground for thoughtful engagements and conversations among diverse communities and groups.
  • Acknowledging and dismantling inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually updating and reporting organization progress.
  • Commiting time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, committee, and advisory bodies.
  • Challenging systems that create inequity, oppression and disparity, both inside and outside of our organization.

MoHA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

MoHA is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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