Term: Fixed-term contract, 16 months
Hours: 35 hours per week, possibility for flexible work arrangements
Wage: $25 per hour
Benefits: Health and dental benefits, 4-weeks vacation
Application Deadline: May 20, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PDT
Interviews: Week of May 30, 2022
Start Date: mid-June
Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres located on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1973, Western Front delivers a multidisciplinary program that supports artists to produce and present work, and to foster public exchange at a local, national, and international level. We do this through new work commissions, exhibitions, performances, concerts, publishing, residencies, and workshops. Western Front also preserves and provides access to an ever-growing archive that documents the organization’s history of artistic programming and production of media artworks.
Western Front has recently undertaken a major multi-year archival database and website development project. With developer Whirl-i-gig, we have created a custom and open-source CollectiveAccess build to improve our archive’s administrative, digital preservation, and descriptive needs, and to provide public access to these holdings on our organizational website. Concurrently, Western Front is also in the process of digitizing the entirety of its analogue tape holdings.
The Content Writer & Editor is a fixed-term position that will report to Western Front’s Executive Director and work alongside our Archivists and graphic designer, to provide editorial oversight and manage the publication of archival records on Western Front’s website. The impact of this position is paramount for Western Front in providing increased accessibility and researchability, and administrative functionality, preservation, and institutional memory of our archives.
Western Front actively supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equitable place. We encourage, among others, Indigenous people, people from racialized communities, women, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your cover letter.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply, however Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those who hold a Canadian work permit will be given priority.
Western Front is partially accessible. We are currently conducting feasibility planning to improve the accessibility of our beloved but challenging heritage building. If you have specific questions relating to accessibility, please email:
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