Job Posting: Outreach Assistant

We are seeking an Outreach Assistant to work with our programming coordinator to ensure the smooth running of programming across the org.

April 27, 2022

Application deadline: May 11, 2022

DMG is a grassroots, community-driven not-for-profit videogame arts organization founded in 2012. We create space for communities that are often marginalized in tech and games spaces to make, play and critique videogames within a cultural context. This role will be working across a number of our current projects including: Damage Labs & our upcoming 6-week new game maker intensive.

We are seeking an Educational Programming Assistant to work with our programming coordinator to ensure the smooth running of programming across the org.

Job Details:

  • Hours: ~24 hours per week
  • Length: 8 weeks, starting May 18, 2022
  • Compensation: is a flat rate of $7000 for the duration of the contract
  • Location: Anywhere in Canada
  • Deadline: May 11, 2022
  • Contract dates: May 18, 2021 - July 8, 2021

This is a contract role, so you will set your own hours and use your own equipment About you

This job is a part of the Canada Summer Jobs program and is meant to be a learning opportunity for youth in Canada. There are no prerequisites though applicants need to be under 30.

A few assets to the position would be:

  • An enthusiasm for games and/or media arts organizations and/or creative communities in Canada
  • Strong written communication skills – you’ll be sending a lot of emails!
  • Interested in working in a collaborative and critically engaged atmosphere
  • Has some prior experience with project administration or coordination
  • Understands the barriers people with intersecting marginalized identities face in accessing tools, resources, networks and support in games

About the contract

There are two priorities for this role, both in service of our goal to solicit a diverse pool of participants in our programming that represent a broad scope of geographical regions, identity groups, and backgrounds.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Research and update contact list of non-profit organizations, studios and relevant community groups
  • Share information about our new social finance toolkit and upcoming programs with the broader community.
  • Create press releases for launch of new programming and toolkit.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATION

  • Write copy, produce shareable graphics using our assets and schedule content publication
  • Monitor and respond to comments and questions on primary platforms
  • Grow our audiences by connecting with relevant groups and individuals

Applicants will be notified by May 14th, 2022.

Apply here with a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role and a resume.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application please email us at info@dmg.to