Multimedia Coordinator
The National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada
11d ago

Department : Multimedia

Working Hours : Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Employment Tenure : Indeterminate

Classification : Band 5

Salary $56,314 - $66,229 / Year

Number of Positions : 1

Language Requirements : English BBB / French BBB (reading, writing, oral)

Job Summary

As departmental Coordinator, Multimedia Services, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers, the movement and handling of artworks to and from the storage vaults to the MM temp storage.

  • Prepares artworks to ready them for photography and monitors the requests made of the AV section, thus ensuring quality and efficiency in delivery to internal and external clients;
  • these services being digitization of collections, the supply of printed or digital product, the installation, de-installation and documentation of time-

    based works or art (those with audio-visual components and related technologies), and to maintain the inventory all photographic materials, and of audio-

    visual and related equipment for various requirements, including equipment that is dedicated to, or that comprises, time-

    based works of art. The position has oversight over and tracks the departmental budget, processes variance reports, prepares budgets.

    The position also interfaces with IT, Copyright, and Collections Management on the Digitization Project, and understands the functioning of the object database (MimsyXG) and the Digital Asset Management System (Piction) in detail.

    Main Duties

    1. Overall Coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers separate to fulfil the Mandate.

    2. Budgeting, costing & forecasting for two distinct Multimedia units assessing daily and annual production needs.

    3. Coordinates the completion of requests for digitization of works of art.

    4. Coordinates and / or carries out movement of works of art to and from Multimedia Services.

    5. Responsible for the safe handling, movement and preparation of works of art for photography.

    6. Maintains the inventory of material and equipment that is the responsibility of the section, including equipment that may comprise a part or a whole of a work of art.

    7. Represents MultiMedia on the Digitization Committee, and contributes a critical role to Digitization.

    Education :

    Do you have a post-secondary degree or diploma in art history or museum studies OR an equivalent combination of 3 years or more of related work experience?

    Work Experience :

  • 2 years minimum working knowledge of different forms of photography, as well as an in-depth understand of digital studio production including the various photographic services supplied in a Museum.
  • 2-3 years experience handling fragile, complex objects of various media and materials in a museum environment.
  • 2 years experience with some form of Database knowledge including photographic file labeling conventions and storage, management and retrieval of images for digital archives.
  • Good experience using a financial system, bookkeeping and variance reporting.
  • Abilities / Skills :

  • Ability to safely handle fragile equipment manually, alone or with another person;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to work in an ever changing environment that has multiple priorities;
  • Excellent ability to evaluate internal requests, make recommendations and ensure goals are achieved;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement, integrity, reliability and team player with a positive attitude;
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    Condition of Employment

    Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.

    Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

    Additional Information

  • A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and / or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment.
  • Alternative selection tool methods and / or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.

  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.
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