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Convening Technology Producer (part-time)
Due Apr 23 2021

Term: June - December 2021
Type: part-time

Hours: 20 hours/week leading up to program with overtime in advance and during the Convening
Rate: $20/hour
Reports to: Convening Program Director
Location: This position is remote and does not require travel.

Position Summary:

Common Field’s Convening Technology Producer serves as the primary digital producer for the 2021 Online Convening project. This individual – reporting to the Convening Program Director – provides integrated tech support for the virtual gathering, overseeing multiple online platforms while ensuring a navigable and accessible user experience for all stakeholders.

About the Convening:

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant gathering that brings together organizers nationwide to share resources, knowledge, and methods for artist-led, -run, and -centered projects, spaces, and practices since 2015. In 2020, the Convening transitioned to an online program, and will continue to be online in the 2021 iteration.

About Common Field:

Common Field is a national network of independent visual artists’ organizations and organizers that connects, supports, and advocates for the artist-centered field. Founded in 2013 and launched in 2015, the Common Field network has nearly 700 members across the US. Common Field organizes as a field in order to strengthen one another through collective action, shared information, and mutual support. Common Field’s vision is to build platforms and advance thinking that support diversity in identity, geography, history, orientation, perspective, and circumstance and create space for many people to enter and shape the field. Read CF’s Core Values here.

About Common Field’s Employment Practices:

Common Field is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. We value equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Common Field values perspectives from people of diverse cultural backgrounds and is committed to building a culturally diverse staff.

Roles & Responsibilities

Digital Infrastructure Management

  • Research and recommend online assembly platforms that best meet constellation of Convening needs and serve as primary point-of-contact with digital service providers

  • Develop and implement robust accessibility and safety protocols for attendees

  • Create comprehensive trainings and technology user guides that include best practices and relevant access points for various stakeholders

  • Coordinate integration of registration pathways and Convening visual identity in virtual space with the Communications & Operations Manager and Registration & Attendee Coordinator

Technological Production

  • Manage run-of-show for all Convening programs with consistency and care

  • Prepare for potential pitfalls and technical challenges for multiple concurrent sessions

  • Serve as primary liaison for digital production staff, including session pilots, co-PAs, and in coordination with captioners, ASL interpreters, etc.

Archival Coordination

  • Facilitate archival recordings and material transfer of session programs where applicable

  • Liaise file management alongside video producer and Communications & Operations Manager

Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with online conferences, ideally within the arts and culture sector

  • Previous experience and strong working knowledge of virtual platforms and technologies

  • Significant capacity for organizing logistics, anticipating challenges, and tracking detailed information

  • Thoughtful demeanor with strong communication skills

Job Specifications

  • Contractor must be able to provide their own computer and a reliable internet connection

  • Common Field has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy

Job Schedule

Weekly hours throughout the planning process will be 20hrs/week. In the weeks leading up to the Convening in October and throughout the Convening in early November, additional hours will be required, at times beyond 40hrs/week. These overtime hours (beyond 40hrs/week) will be billed at time and a half rate.

Application Procedure

To apply, please email one PDF including a letter of interest, resume/cv, and one personal reference to apply [​at​] commonfield.org with the job title in the subject line. Applications due by April 23,2021. Position open until filled.