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

Educational Content 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. 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 Educational Content 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:
Design the educational content on air quality and social, economic, and political issues related to air pollution and climate change for the project website and interactive user experience for the installation. This is a crucial piece of the interactive experience as it equips our audience with the basic knowledge of air quality and a toolkit to take action after learning about / experiencing our installation.
Conducts further research/review on scientific content related to air quality and environmental initiatives (if required) to supplement the educational content. Note that preliminary research has already been completed by the team.
Closely collaborate with the Digital Design Team Lead.
Work with the Data Science and Development Lead on the team to create an interactive interface for the user to select a country/region for the sculpture to manifest air quality data.

Qualifications:
Enthusiastic about ATTA's mission and vision
Interest in exploring innovative ways of communicating scientific facts to the public and convincing the audience to take action
Interest in educating the public through art and learning about the field of environmental sustainability
Ability to review scientific articles and resources and summarize findings in an easy-to-understand manner
Experience/proficiency in graphic design is strongly preferred
Experience in content creation (e.g. infographics) or education is preferred

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). You will be working mostly remotely. Occasional in-person attendance at the eatART lab space (in Vancouver, BC) is welcomed but not required for this position.

How to apply:
Please fill out the following volunteer application form: 
https://forms.gle/VWTYf6GguSSjLcjLA 
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