Apply: XR Coordinator

XR Program Coordinator 2023-24

Job Opportunity - Call for Applications

Sep 30, 2023

New Works is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that provides dance artist support and presentation opportunities, and is dedicated to developing communities through accessible art engagement. The organization hosts an annual presentation season, alongside education and development initiatives, and artist management and support. New Works has been an active member of the Vancouver contemporary dance community for almost 30 years.

About: New Works XR advances creative digital literacy of Canadian dance artists. It is a multi-faceted project supporting dancemakers and companies working with or in early stages of exploring creation involving XR technologies. Designed by artists and XR technicians, the project provides dance artists with catered support: residency, mentorship, community workshops, access to equipment, and peer-to-peer learning.

Project Goals: Over the course of the season the XR Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to hone their skills as a program designer, gain confidence overseeing a team, and develop expertise negotiating and stewarding valuable partner relationships. "Program development will include identifying and implementing community support, artist support and educational and skill building opportunities. In addition, an essential part of this role is planting seeds, building relationships and researching resources to continue building the program into our next season."

Schedule or Required Hours:
300 - 360 hours to be agreed upon and scheduled as mutually agreed over the 6 month period by New Works and the successful candidate. The role is currently envisioned as 50 - 60 hours per month, but these hours may flex as per the candidate’s schedule and needs of the job. New Works has a physical office space and the majority of work will be done in-person with flexibility to work remotely as needed.

Description of Duties of Position:
- Collaborate with New Works staff on project review and planning.
- Program strategic visioning for project year and longer term.
- Manage budget and team building for project year.
- Oversee artist and technologist outreach, and develop partnerships with community organizations.
- Work with New Works staff to advise and execute contract review and project team hiring.
- Liaise with New Works for program cross pollination opportunities, and source and book venues and studios where necessary.
- Coordinate and set up workshops, and provide reports to staff on all mentor workshops.
- Review Artist research projects and mentor relations.
- Oversee permissions and direct the collection of archival materials.
- Review feedback with the New Works team and make recommendations for future seasons.

- You are a current student, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
- You study in an artistic or technological field directly related to this role.
- Experienced with VR environments and using multiple virtual platforms.
- Personal experience as a dance/movement artist or a strong knowledge of dance arts.
- Experience in self-directed research or creative work, and skilled in project management and setting deadlines.
- You thrive in a learning environment, and demonstrate strong conceptual skills and the ability to learn quickly in new environments.
- Excellent computer and digital systems literacy with high attention to detail.
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment, work independently, and build strong interpersonal relationships with individuals at all levels.
- Ability to take in, apply, and adapt to project constraints around ongoing projects.
- Excellent and creative problem solving skills.
- You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and legally entitled to work in Canada.

Additional Qualifications (ideal, but not required):
- Personal passion and value for community building.
- Experience working with digital creation, screen-based design, AR and VR technologies and software.

Please email with your resume and cover letter.

Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

New Works strives to be an equitable and inclusive workplace. We value an open and diverse community that fosters the inclusion of many different voices. We encourage applications from members of communities that have been marginalized based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, or identity as an Indigenous person. We welcome self-identification in your application. Please also note any accommodations or accessibility requirements in your cover letter.

$28 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Contact Name: Charlotte Newman
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 893-8807


Photo: Carla Alcántara