Start & End Date: May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Hourly Wage: $25.00 per hour + 4% benefits, paid bi-weekly
Hours/Week: 21 hours per week
Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2020
McGill University’s Faculty of Science is offering an Artist-in-Residency (CCAiR) to transform Quebec-specific climate change research, science and data into an interactive new media exhibit and educational workshops at the Redpath Museum. This is the first year of this unique CCAiR, generously subsidized through the Sustainability Projects Fund, Redpath Museum, Adaptable Earth Observation Systems (AEOS) research group, and the McGill Office of Sustainability.
For this residency, we are specifically interested in artists working in multimedia, data visualization and/or using technology in art. The final exhibit produced from the residency will be immersive and engaging, creating a unique way for visitors to be inspired and motivated by climate science and widening the dialogue on the climate crisis.
• Bachelor degree
• 1 year of demonstrated experience in transformation of data into interactive and/or artistic formats
• Experience with several of: coding, programming, algorithm development, data visualization, database management, UI/UX development, multi-dimensional data transformation, hardware expertise, graphic design, video editing
• Experience in explaining technical concepts and processes in an accessible way
• Experience with public outreach and/or role as an educator is desirable
• Bilingual (English & French) is desirable
Additional Information: The artist will have full access to the intellectual communities of the Museum, the AEOS group, and the Office of Sustainability. Applicants chosen for an interview should come prepared with proposal ideas, are welcome to specify whether any specific equipment or materials are required, and comment on foreseen costs associated with their project proposal. For international applicants: a) must have the appropriate visa to work in Canada/Quebec; b) guarantee presence in Montreal from May 2020 – April 2021; c) fluency in English, with French fluency an asset
How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and an e-portfolio including finished projects blending data, technology & art, with descriptions of how these were created. Applications should include the names, position and contact information for two individuals who can act as a reference related to the experience & projects highlighted in the application. We will only contact references for those applicants chosen for the interview stage.
Please submit your application to science.outreach [at] mcgill.ca by March 24, 2020. Use the subject “Climate Change Artist in Residence – Application”. Documents should be provided as Word or PDF files using the following format: “CCAiR_Cover Letter_[first initial]_[last name]” and “CCAiR_CV_[first initial]_[last name]”.
INQUIRIES: Please contact Ali Rivers, Climate Officer at the Office of Sustainability at aileen.rivers [at] mcgill.ca.