Job Posting

Distribution Coordinator

Deadline for applications: July 28, 2014

Vtape, Canada’s largest distributor of independent video art, is seeking a dynamic Distribution Coordinator. Working closely with Vtape’s Distribution Director and other staff, the Distribution Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • adding new artist and video information to the Vtape collection and managing an inventory of over 5,000 works
  • meeting with artists to provide an introduction to the organization and how we operate, discuss contracts and inventory needs, etc.
  • learning about the material in the distribution catalogue and providing previews of works for festivals, educators and curators
  • assisting the Distribution Director in meetings with artists to develop distribution strategies for their works, and in the creation of promotional materials and festival packages
  • updating and maintaining Vtape’s artist and client information database and updating the organization’s website
  • acquiring and maintaining artists’ contracts and materials, such as video files and master tapes, stills, CVs, reviews, etc.
  • interacting with the public: orientations for curators and programmers, academics, students and visiting school groups

You are:

  • interested in a career in the arts and the not-for-profit media arts sector
  • self-motivated, very well-organized, able to work towards multiple deadlines
  • a person with strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Mac savvy
  • quick to learn new skills and applications
  • comfortable working in a cooperative environment, within a small staff structure

The following would be assets in this position:

  • familiarity with video art and media arts
  • familiarity with or experience in a not-for-profit arts organization
  • knowledge of video tape and digital video file formats
  • fluency in French and/or other languages in addition to English
  • familiarity with FileMaker Pro and other common Mac applications
  • familiarity with web-based applications and social media platforms such as WordPress, Facebook, Dropbox, WeTransfer and MailChimp

This is a 4-day (28-hour-per-week) permanent position, beginning August 11, 2014. Salary begins at $24,000 per year, with a benefits package and potential for professional development.

Send CV and cover letter (PDF attachments only) to with “Distribution Coordinator Application” in the subject line.

No phone calls or email inquiries please. Applications must be received by July 28, 2014.

Vtape is an equal-opportunity employer, and is committed to cultural equity and non-discrimination. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 28, 2014
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
By E-Mail

Employer Details


Chris Gehman
401 Richmond Street West
Suite 452
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Vtape is a vibrant distribution organization that represents an international collection of contemporary and historical video art and media works by artists. We make this collection accessible to curators and programmers, educators, scholars and public audiences worldwide. In addition to providing a distribution framework for established and emerging artists, Vtape is committed to establishing video art preservation and exhibition standards, and strives to support hybrid practices in an increasingly complex technical milieu.