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Design Exchange, a registered charity and not-for-profit organization funded by its members and donors, is Canada's only cultural institution dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

In 2017, DX will launch EDIT: Expo for Design Innovation and Technology, a 10 day biennale world-scale international design festival, that will explore the intersection of design, architecture, innovation, and technology in shaping our future for the better.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, EDIT DIVISION

 

Summary

Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time contract position of Development Manager who will provide fundraising and development services for EDIT. The Development Manager will report to the Director of Development, work closely with full-time members of the DX team and outside service agencies, and manage part-time staff, interns, and volunteers. 

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

 

Job Responsibilities

Plan, implement, and evaluate a biennale integrated development program to generate funds from public and private sources including but not limited to:

Corporate Sponsorships

  • Identify corporate sponsorship opportunities
     
  • Develop custom proposals and pitch
     
  • Secure and activate sponsorships
     
  • Liaise with sponsors and complete sponsor reports
     
  • Specifically, secure and activate $150,000 in sponsorship for EDIT Opening/VIP Party

Other

  • Prepare custom pitch documents/packages for the President + CEO, as required.
     
  • Provide support to Director of Development, EDIT Division, as required.
     
  • Support and collaborate with EDIT team.
     
  • Identify and establish community partnerships.
     
  • Represent DX as required and oversee stewardship activities.
     
  • Assist in strategic planning and budgeting process.
     
  • Generate sufficient fundraising to implement EDIT.
  • Other duties as assigned from time-to-time as is consistent with a small team within a design museum
     

Job Requirements

  • A passion for the mandate and work of DX and strong knowledge of the design sector.
     
  • Related post-secondary degree / diploma in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of five years of sponsorship sales and/or business development experience, ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors.

  • A solid understanding of the interrelationship between content, marketing, and sales.
     
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills.
     
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
     
  • The ability to manage, prioritize, and adapt to multiple and changing priorities.
     
  • Detail oriented with a positive attitude.
     
  • Strong working knowledge of Apple computers, Microsoft Office Suite.
     
  • An existing network of relationships and contacts is beneficial.
     

This job requires cold calling.


 

How To Apply

Please reply with salary expectations to Laura Levy (laura@dx.org) before Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 5pm. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR, EDIT DIVISION

 

Summary


Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Programming Coordinator,EDIT Division. The Programming Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation and execution of EDIT programming. The Programming Coordinator will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies. 

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

 

Job Responsibilities

Research

  • Conduct research as directed and assist in developing program aids for 
    staff/public.

Execution

  • Coordinate all EDIT programming including but not limited to: exhibits, symposium/speakers program, award show/design competition, etc.
     
  • Facilitate group visits and provide tours, as required.
     
  • Lead design-based programs/workshops and facilitate programs/workshops led by  EDIT programming partners.
     
  • Procure required supplies and materials, as directed.
     
  • Setup/takedown of all programming areas.
     

Administration

  • Prepare and deliver program information packages.
     
  • Assist with processing registration, as required. Compile guest lists.
     
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive Programming Schedule.


Working with Youth/Volunteers

  • Diligent supervision of individuals under 18 years of age.
     
  • Coordination of volunteer staff.
     

Community Outreach/Marketing Support

  • Conduct outreach to cultural & educational institutions across Canada.
     
  • Conduct outreach to potential speakers (i.e. speaker’s program/symposium).
     
  • Conduct outreach to jurors (i.e. awards show/design competition).
     

Job Requirements

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX.
     
  • Strong knowledge of the design sector and the ability to be creative and work in a 
    variety of mediums.
     
  • Degree or diploma in a post-secondary design or education related program.
     
  • Experience working with children in an educational and/or supervisory role.
     
  • Strong problem solving skills, resourceful, and takes initiative.
     
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a small team.
     
  • Organized. Time management skills.
     
  • Candidates with previous experience in a classroom setting, volunteering or working in the non-profit and/or cultural sector are preferred.
     
  • Technologically savvy and/or a quick learner. Strong working knowledge of Apple computers, Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint.
     
  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
     
  • Flexible with working location. Programs occur both onsite and offsite.
     
  • A criminal background check is required.
     
  • CPR and first aid certification is required.
     
  • Ability to communicate in French is an asset.
     

How To Apply

Please reply with salary expectations to Elizabeth Pagliacolo (elizabeth@dx.org) before Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 5pm. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, EDIT DIVISION

 

Summary


Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Graphic Designer, EDIT Division. The Graphic Designer will report to and work closely with the Director of Marketing Communications, EDIT Division and be responsible for producing for the day-to-day design, brand, and communications collateral required across multiple print, digital, and spatial output. The Graphic Designer will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies.

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct and execute multifaceted research and design work.
     
  • Lead Graphic Designer on execution of EDIT.
     
  • Design on-brand artwork and graphics for short-term digital and print communications products including, but not limited to:
    • Day-to-day social media shareables and graphic emails,
    • Digital and newspaper advertisements
    • Programming collateral and exhibits, and
    • Internal documents and forms.
       
  • Develop an understanding of, and aid in, the planning/resourcing of EDIT.
     
  • Build strong relationships with relevant clients and vendors through direct and sustained contact over the course of EDIT
     
  • Manage time and hours with respect to EDIT budget and responsibilities across multiple tasks and activities.
     
  • Establish conceptual frameworks to solve complex initiatives.
     
  • Create sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, finished designs, and presentations.
     
  • Facilitate internal meetings and creative sessions.
     
  • Promote the consistent use of EDIT brand across all platforms.
     
  • Other duties as required.
     

Job Requirements

  • A university or college design degree (graphic design, fine art, communications, graphic design, industrial design, or a related field).
     
  • 2-4 years of professional Graphic Design experience.
     
  • The creative design capacity, expressed through respective education and work practice, to iterate and execute across a multitude of design projects.
     
  • A demonstrated personality as a team player, with a collaborative nature.
     
  • The capacity to drive to beautiful and efficient solutions.
     
  • A proven combination of design capabilities and technological expertise.
     
  • A pulse on a broad range of local and global issues and a cultural awareness.
     
  • The ability to structure and articulate an argument, and to craft narratives (written, verbally, and visually)
     
  • Superior communication skills.
     
  • The ability to work under leadership, as well as to lead smaller projects and initiatives.
     
  • Proven organization and production capabilities.
     
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS.
     
  • Front-end development (HTML5 / CSS3) experience an asset.
     
  • Motion Graphic animation (Adobe AfterEffects CC) experience an asset.
     
  • Candidates with practical understanding of Javascript, Jquery, 
    Responsive, Wordpress are preferred.
     

How To Apply

Please reply with salary expectations to Mo Ghoneim (mo@dx.org) before Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 5pm. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, EDIT DIVISION

 

Summary

Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Marketing & Communications Coordinator. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications and be responsible for the execution of marketing and communication services. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will work closely with full-time members of the DX team, outside service agencies, and manage part-time staff, interns, and volunteer 

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

 

Job Responsibilities

Digital Marketing & Social Media

  • Primary coordinator for all EDIT social media platform.
     
  • Social media platforms include but is not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, SnapChat, Instagram, & Tumblr.
     
  • Respond to and resolve all patron inquiries received via our social media platform.
     
  • Create social content in line with our mandate and current events.
     
  • Schedule posts and post engaging social media dialogue/conversation.
     
  • Grow and foster engaged social media communities.
     
  • Assist with social media campaigns and sweepstakes, tracking and reporting results, and contributing to weekly status reports and partner calls.
     
  • Monitor other festivals and cultural institutions.
     
  • Stay current on social media trends, tracking key competitors, and reporting findings.
     
  • Be onsite for the run of the 11 day event and provide appropriate live online content.
     
  • Fulfill commitments to sponsors and partners.

 

Marketing & Communications

  • Execute marketing and communications plans as directed.
     
  • Secure media partners and manage partnerships.
     
  • Develop and implement specific strategic promotions and partnerships including cross-promotion with third parties.
     
  • Implement admission generating strategies for EDIT.
     
  • Develop copy for email communications, memos, flyers, websites, and other marketing and communications collateral, as required.
     
  • Coordinate with Graphic Designer to implement all printed and online material, including but not limited to brochures, flyers, signage, advertising materials, newsletters, posters, editdx.org (website) updates, content management, social media, e-blasts, web ads and other promotional materials.
     
  • Oversee volunteers and co-ordinate distribution of advertising and promotional materials (i.e. posters, flyers, vouchers, etc.)
     
  • Assist programming team with invite distribution, guest list coordination, and event coordination.
     
  • Coordinate advertising and promotional spend under supervision of the Director of Marketing & Communications.
     
  • Analyze, measure, and report on campaign effectiveness post-event.
     
  • Benchmark performance against design-related institutions and other festival.
     
  • Build a unified view of EDIT visitor journey.
     

Other

  • Remain informed with respect to current design programming and 
    events - both locally and internationally.
     
  • Update/manage contact lists.
     
  • Other duties as assigned from time-to-time.

 

Job Requirements

  • Creative self-starter, innovative, detail-oriented, and has a passion for social media.
     
  • A passion for the mandate and work of Design Exchange.
     
  • Knowledge of the design market and relationships with the design industry and of the contemporary culture landscape in general.
     
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to write well.
     
  • Related post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline (i.e., Communication, Journalism, Marketing)
     
  • Previous social media management experience preferred (minimum of 1 year)
     
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. and management tools (Hootsuite)
     
  • Basic photo editing skills (Photoshop)
     
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work independently
     
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and task management.
     
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and react quickly to trends and opportunities.
     
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
     
  • Innate knowledge of what is engaging and ‘shareable’.
     
  • Strong working knowledge of Apple computers, Microsoft Office
     

How To Apply

Please reply with salary expectations to Mo Ghoneim (mo@dx.org) before Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 5pm. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

 


Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Programming Coordinator. The  Programming Coordinator will report to a Programming Supervisor and assist the Programming Manager as required. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation and execution of assigned DX programs. The Programming Coordinator will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies.

 

Job Responsibilities

The Programming Coordinator is the Primary Coordinator for assigned programs and services.


Reception

  • Open and close DX lobby and current exhibitions 

  • Receive patrons and clients in a warm and welcoming manner 

  • Provide information to visitors about ongoing and upcoming programming

  • Promote and process membership and donations

  • Process payments

  • Answer inquiries or direct to relevant staff member.

  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls.

  • Receive and sort daily mail, deliveries, and couriers.

  • Maintain employee directory.

  • Ensure reception area is tidy.

 

Research

  • Conduct research as directed and assist in developing program aids for staff and public.


Execution

  • Procure required program supplies and materials as directed

  • Room set-up and take-down

  • Facilitate group visits and provide tours, as required


Administration

  • Prepare and deliver program information packages.

  • Assist with processing registration, as required. Compile guest lists.

  • Database input and maintenance.


Working with Youth/Volunteer

  • Diligent supervision of individuals under 18 years of age.
     
  • Coordination of volunteer staff


Community Outreach/Marketing Support

  • Conduct outreach to cultural & educational institutions across Canada
     

Other Duties​

  • Assist in the execution of fundraising events.
     
  • Other duties as assigned from time-to-time commensurate with a small operating team.

 

Job Requirements

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX.

  • Strong knowledge of the design sector and the ability to be creative and work in a variety of mediums.

  • Degree or diploma in a post-secondary design or education related program.

  • Experience working with children in an educational and/or supervisory role.

  • Strong problem solving skills, resourceful, and takes initiative.

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a small team.

  • Organized. Time management skills.

  • Candidates with previous experience in a classroom setting, volunteering or working in the non-profit and/or cultural sector are preferred.

  • Technologically savvy and/or a quick learner. Strong working knowledge of Apple  computers, Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint.

  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Flexible with working location. Programs occur both onsite and offsite.

  • A criminal background check is required.

  • CPR and first aid certification is required.

  • Ability to communicate in French is an asset.

  • Sewing skills are considered an asset.

 

How To Apply

Please reply to brigitte@dx.org by Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 5pm.

No phone calls, mail submissions, or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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