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Production Director

Calgary’s EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is seeking a Production Director.

EMMEDIA is a non-profit arts centre that responds to the needs of the media arts/cultural sector and the public, in Alberta and across Canada by providing affordable access to high-quality media arts production tools, education and services. It also maintains public media arts exhibition programs, archives and other resources. EMMEDIA has established ongoing support from all levels of government, as well as its own self-generated revenues. Building on a proud 35 plus year history, EMMEDIA looks confidently towards a dynamic future and seeks someone to lead its Production department.

Job Information

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society’s Production Director is responsible for all aspects of media arts production and post-production at EMMEDIA, including equipment management and upkeep, attending to the needs of artist affiliates, additional support for programming’s technical needs, administering ongoing production access programs, facilitating special projects, workshops, and grant writing.

Term: Full-time position at 35 hours per week. Regular working schedule is sven hours per day, Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am to 6:oopm. Due to the nature of the position, the Production Director is expected to work some evenings due to meetings and events, with the opportunity to take time off in lieu.

Compensation: $38,000 with a salary review after six months probation. This also includes attractive health benefits and health spending account, 10 days vacation annually, 10 additional paid days off during winter holiday closure (last two weeks of December), professional development opportunities, and equipment/facility access benefits.

Start date: June 19, 2018, or negotiable

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain a professional and creative environment, providing technical and other production assistance to members for a variety of media art production and presentation.
  • Research, purchase and maintain A/V production and studio equipment, post-production suites, and Mac computer systems.
  • Perform and/or supervise facilities maintenance.
  • Research technical advancements and determine members’ present and future technical needs.
  • Supervise support staff, volunteers and/or interns.
  • Coordinate with all other departments regarding all technical and facility operations.
  • Research, develop and implement media arts workshops with contract instructors.
  • Manage all aspects of the administration of the production department, including timesheets, equipment, budgets, grant writing, technical support, training programs, and facilities access.
  • Work closely with EMMEDIA’s Production Committee to meet departmental goals and organizational vision.


  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills. Must be able to work alone and as a team player to be an effective part of the organizational team.
  • Is self-directed and has excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of, and experience with media production, post-production and exhibition technology and implementation.
  • Excellent knowledge of, and experience with Mac-based programs, including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut X, MS Office, and other media production and post-production software operation and configuration. Demonstrating the ability to quickly learn unfamiliar software is important.
  • Strong knowledge of A/V presentation equipment and installation.
  • Strong knowledge of live sound, lighting, projection, and media art installation and performance.
  • Good understanding of computer networking and maintenance on Mac systems.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations is an asset. Especially experience in artist-run production centres, collectives or community-based organizations.
  • Experience working as a media artist or in the film/tv/video production and post-production industry is an asset.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018

Email cover letter and CV/Resume to, subject line: Production Director Application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No telephone calls please.