There’s a F/T job opportunity for someone interested in interactive media arts and movement and performance. The Movement Lab up at the Barnard College Dance Department is looking to hire a F/T coordinator / technologist / creative researcher. It’s a space that is fully decked out with surround projection, black and white box, dance floor, grid, multi-channel speaker system, cameras, etc etc.
Coordinator / Creative technologist / Researcher Movement Lab
The Lab operates as a collaborative, process-focused, creative space with a modular structure
that empowers everyone at the Lab (staff, students, faculty, guest artists, etc.) to help shape its
organization and outcomes. As such we encourage lateral creative exploration in our own
staffing practice, and collaborative research with whoever engages the Lab. The Lab is driven by
creative insight and input from staff in all project engagements. Generally speaking, we do not
engage work that does not seek to enhance the Lab and our own practice / research.
The Barnard College Movement Lab is seeking a full-time Coordinator to support the Lab’s mission and
the continued development of its services and programs. This position will be central to supporting the
operational logistics of running the Movement Lab. This includes: assisting with administration and
scheduling, Artists in Residence liaison including contracting and payment, supporting Lab staff and
students in technical and creative endeavors, and assisting the Associate Director and Post-
Baccalaureate Fellow with on hand staffing when rehearsals and workshops are running. Additionally, the
Coordinator must have the ability to pilot their own creative movement/technology practice with a keen
interest in actively developing best practices in the field and sharing these in creative work and
This hire will assist with both the development and implementation of long-term goals and the day-to-day
logistics of running the Movement Lab. This includes strategizing to increase accessibility and reduce
barriers of entry to the Lab, co-facilitating Artist in Resident and Student Artist in Resident engagement,
fielding emails, scheduling hours, and managing the Lab’s calendar. This hire will also supervise the
opening and closing of the space for classes, workshops, creative sharing and collaboration, when other
staff are not available.
Essential Duties Summary
1). Daily Operations: the Coordinator will:
Provide front-facing support for Lab users during designated “Open Lab” periods, as well as
agreed upon off hour ‘rehearsals/ explorations’, emphasizing safe and responsible equipment use
throughout the space. This includes keeping inventories updated and the smooth running of
Supporting Artists in Residence and student artists while on-site, should they run into
troubleshooting issues or user questions they need help answering. Assisting with technical and
creative mentoring of Student Artists in Residence and Post-Baccalaureate Fellow.
Co-facilitate Movement Lab programming with the rest of the staff, including programming
development, production, and promotion.
Assist the Associate Director in providing course-related support to faculty and students.
Assist the Associate Director in collecting and analyzing Center usage data and generating
reports that communicate key data points to Center stakeholders.
Share administrative tasks with other Movement Lab staff members, including but not limited to:
setting agenda and running Lab team meetings, fielding emails, writing contracts, scheduling,
payment processing, attending BLAIS and all-staff meetings.
2). Community Building: the Coordinator will
Contribute to inclusive and welcoming creative space, and help ensure that users adhere to
similar practices when interacting with others throughout the space.
Assist in updating lab media feeds and updating website content when needed.
Build connections with the other Milstein Centers as well as with BC/CU Departments and
Offices, keeping an eye towards collaboration and mutual development.
Act as a Movement Lab liaison when engaging with artists outside of BC/CU.
3). Additional job responsibilities and duties as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Interact with students, staff, faculty, artists, and workshop leaders in a collaborative manner. Understand
and be willing to engage with the needs of experimental laboratory work in the arts and sciences as
relates to the study of human movement, creative technology, film and theatrical production, and
collaborative inter-disciplinary work which may require non-standard hours of engagement.
Reference and be aware of best practices within the field and to assist in translating these into practice in
the Lab. Understand broadly, and be willing to engage with cross disciplinary purposing of technology,
artistic practice, and scientific investigation as relates to movement and cognition. Have an understanding
of workflow and time management and the skills in any software required to facilitate this effectively. Have
the capacity to pick up and quickly master new technologies as they develop.
The Coordinator will also the have the opportunity to explore, research and engage in creative work for
their own projects. In fact, this is required with the aim of working in a horizontal collaborative structure towards deep creative practice and skill sharing.
Required Qualification Summary
Proficiency with multiple of the following: Adobe Creative Suite. Microsoft Excel. QLab. Projection
Mapping software. ETC Lightboard. Digital Audio Board. Prototyping. Choreography. DaVinci Resolve.
Pro. Audacity. Max MSP/JITTER. Isadora. Data Analysis. AutoCAD. Arduino. UX/UI Design. Front-end
At least 1 to 3 years of related work experience, or a combination of education and related experience.
Preferred Qualification Summary