Job Opportunity: Editor

The Polygon Gallery is seeking an editor to lead the production of a multimedia digital space, Parallelogram. Working with The Polygon’s curatorial team, you will lead project management and delivery; assist in initiating, coordinating, and realizing content in visual, text, and audio formats; make thematic links between content on the interactive site; and collaborate on the design of the site.

Parallelogram is an online platform expanding on The Polygon’s artistic program. Encompassing text, images, sound, and other media developed specifically for the interactive site, Parallelogram takes diverse and exploratory approaches to the notion of “presence”: what it means to situate oneself, assert agency, and hold space.

You will have:
• knowledge of contemporary art, media, writing;
• understanding of current cultural discourses;
• experience working with artists, writers, or content from underrepresented groups;
• ability to facilitate collaboration with Gallery staff and a variety of cultural producers;
• editorial, publishing, writing, and text management skills;
• initiative, vision, attention to detail, and administrative proficiency.

Experience working with web design and development would be an asset. The editor will attend meetings as required, and can operate in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid work model.

Application review will begin May 6
Anticipated start date May 30
Temporary contract: $17,000 – $20,000
Delivery within 2022

Please include cover letter, resume, and up to three examples of recent work. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Applications should be submitted in PDF format and sent to: v.wright@thepolygon.ca.

As an organization open to the public, we are committed to the well-being of staff and patrons. The Polygon requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as determined by the Office of Public Health against COVID-19. Any exemptions will be examined on a case-by-case basis and in keeping with the laws and authorities of BC.

We invite applicants from diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Photo: Ema Peter