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PLATFORM is seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join our team as an Education and Outreach Coordinator. In this role, you will play a crucial part in advancing our mission by developing and implementing innovative educational programs and outreach initiatives that engage diverse audiences within lens-based practices.

The Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing and building and maintaining the Centre’s darkroom and digital suite services, outreach programming (workshops, lectures, etc), other basic day-to-day administrative operations of the gallery. In this capacity, the Education & Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Co-Directors to ensure that PLATFORM fulfills its mandate and serves both its membership and community to the fullest.

PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. We are a multidisciplinary centre that supports and showcases local, national and international artists and are committed to supporting marginalized and BIPOC voices. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, production facilities and publications – we aim to foster and sustain a critically engaged community of artists.

TERMS: 12 hours per week (12 month contract) part-time position, must be able to work some Saturdays and evenings

SALARY: $21.50 per hour



  • experience, education, or training in office administration, preferably a background in arts administration

  • experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations

  • Experience with Adobe design software, WIX, MailChimp and Google Suite

  • excellent communication, writing and time management skills

  • familiarity with darkrooms and darkroom practices

  • the ability to work independently in a small and collaborative environment and work some irregular hours

  • a background in contemporary art including education, production, writing, and/or dissemination

  • a completed post-secondary degree in Fine Art OR relevant experience equivalent to 



  • Develop and oversee educational programs to various age groups and experience levels, including workshops, lectures and tours

  • Collaborate with exhibiting artists, educators and community partners to design engaging and relevant public programming that speaks to contemporary lens-based artistic landscape

  • Coordinate outreach efforts to expand our reach and enhance community involvement

  • Plan and execute special events, public programs, darkroom drop-in in tandem with Artistic Director

  • Manage and maintain the Centre’s social media presence including creating promotional materials

  • Maintain accurate records of program participation, feedback and outcomes for reporting 

  • Maintain darkrooms and digital suite 

  • Work closely with Artistic Director to maintain the Centre’s vision and find opportunities for programming that extends current and upcoming exhibitions 

  • Attend exhibition openings and board meetings 

  • Report to Co-Director’s and Board of Directors 



  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within the organization 

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment dedicated to contemporary lens-based practices and community impact

  • Basic health benefits package and paid holiday



Please submit a cover letter (2 pages max), resume (2 pages max), all as a single PDF to by 27 April, 2024 at 5PM CST. In your cover letter, please address your qualifications, relevant experience and why you are passionate about joining our team at PLATFORM.


PLATFORM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Please reach out about any barriers and/or access needs during this application process.  We will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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