• Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth

Lighting and Projection Designer

4-6 hours / weekly
6 months minimum
What does ATTA stand for?
The Activism Through Technology and Art (ATTA) Society is a registered non-profit in British Columbia. We currently have 20+ enthusiastic members across B.C. and Ontario from various disciplines including engineering, architecture, digital art, data science, and commerce. We are currently based out of the eatART Foundation lab space in Vancouver.
What does ATTA do?
We are a community of individuals united in the belief that art and technology have the power to transform people's minds and hearts, and the world we live in. Together, we work on creative projects that amplify voices, share stories, and raise awareness for a diverse range of issues rooted in sustainability and social justice. Through artistic freedom and collaboration, we seek to nurture individuality, inspire compassion, and mobilise generations of thinkers, dreamers, creators, and advocates. You can learn more about us via our website: attasociety.org
What is “When Air Take Shape”, our current project?
Currently, our team of 20 members is building a large-scale, kinetic, and interactive sculpture that focuses on the impact of air quality. It explores a new way of artistic activism and impact measurement - evoking empathy through emotionally resonant experiences with art. 
Our work is also backed by data and science. To ensure this, we are working with Canada Research Chair and leading air quality researcher, Dr. Naomi Zimmerman from UBC’s Integrated Research in Energy, Air, Climate and Health (iREACH) Lab.
This installation will be exhibited publicly across Canada and internationally. 
We have just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign in October 2022:
-214% funded in 31 days
-Selected for "Projects We Love" by Kickstarter after Day 1
-Featured on Kickstarter's official Instagram page

We were also featured by several major media channels including  Daily Hive, North Shore News, Squamish Chief, Pique News Magazine, VancouverisAwesome, Prince George Citizen, and CityNews.

Up until today, we have raised over $15K in total through the support of over 100 donor organizations and individuals. 
Learn more about our project on our Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attasociety/when-air-takes-shape-global-air-quality-interactive-art/description 
You can also read the DailyHive article about our project here: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bc-air-pollution-breathing-art 
Why should you join ATTA?
If any, or multiple, of the following, resonate with you - we encourage you to apply! 
-You enjoy art and/or technology and are excited by their intersections
-You want to make a difference in our society in unconventional ways
-You are hoping to create new connections within Vancouver’s creative and technology community
-You are hoping to build a portfolio
-You have an interest in social justice, data science, education, digital creation, or research

Role Description:
We are looking for a driven and creative Lighting and Projection Designer to join our Digital Design Team as part of the “When Air Takes Shape” project. The volunteer(s) will play an important role in the following aspects:
-Conceptualize, design, and implement the lighting and video projection for the sculpture to accentuate the “breathing” movements and represent air quality-related concepts. The lighting can be on the “breathing” origami itself or around the installation. The projection will mainly be on the origami piece.
-Closely collaborate with the Digital Design Team Lead and the Mechanical Team.
We are excited to see your creative freedom in using lighting and projection to bring our sculpture to life!

-Enthusiastic about ATTA's mission and vision
-Interest in working on lighting and projection design and learning about the field of environmental sustainability
-Previous experience in visual arts is preferred but not required
-Ability to work independently
-Ability to test conceptual designs with models/prototypes
-Feeling ready to embrace an awesome and supportive community of creators!

Timeline and Location: 
Starting in January 2023, this is a 6-month volunteer position with an average time commitment of approximately 3-5 hours per week (flexible). It is preferred if you can attend in-person sessions at the eatART lab space (in Vancouver, BC) occasionally to work with our prototype, but we can also accommodate enthusiastic candidates from outside of the Lower Mainland to get involved remotely. 

How to apply:
Please fill out the following volunteer application form: 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at attasociety@gmail.com
Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
Position Duration: 6 months minimum
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
You will be able to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to create a meaningful piece of artwork and receive mentorship and professional development opportunities from the community of creators.
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth