Digital Media Assistant

The Digital Media Assistant works closely with the Joan Mitchell Center’s Programs team to manage the Center’s media lab, providing the program’s Artists-in-Residence (AIRs) with technical support in the utilization of the Center’s media equipment and design software as well as related technical advice and assistance. The Digital Media Lab Assistant reports to the Artist-Centered Program Manager and works closely with the Studio Assistant and the Artist-Centered Program Associate. This position is for an immediate start, through July 30, 2021 at 20 hours per week.

Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. The Center, an operating site of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is an artist residency center developed to offer both time and space for artists to create work in a contemplative environment. In addition to the Artists in Residence program, the Center curates and produces public programming that serves the broader community of New Orleans, and endeavors to serve as an incubator, conduit and resource for partnerships in the arts.

Job Location

Joan Mitchell Center
New Orleans, LA


Part-time, Seasonal

Reports To

Artist-Centered Program Manager

Key Responsibilities Will Include

  • Staff the Digital Media Lab during regular studio hours, which includes tracking inventory, ordering materials, activating and closing out of equipment, and being available to help artists use the Center’s media equipment and design software for their projects and research
  • As needed, coordinate with the Center’s staff and partners to arrange artist access to digital tools, facilities, and support for needs that exceed the Center’s inventory/capacity
  • Support residency documentation by arranging and taking photos and video footage of the program’s AIRs, their studios, and work during each residency session, possible video documentation and editing of content for use on the Center’s social media channels and website as well as the AIRs’ self-promotion
  • Support the production of the Center’s virtual programs by facilitating public and private presentations by the AIRs via the videoconferencing platform Zoom, including managing breakout rooms, sharing visual and audio content, and troubleshooting technical issues
  • Coordinate with artists and prepare their audio/visual presentations for Center-initiated events
  • Coordinate scheduling and troubleshoot any day-to-day issues with the Artist-Centered Program Associate
  • Work with the Studio Assistant to provide cohesive support for the AIRs and their projects
  • Participate in specific JMC-related meetings including program staff meeting and select events to help provide an overall high-quality quality AIR experience

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skill Required

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with operating and troubleshooting large format printer
  • Photography and film production/video experience
  • Zoom video conferencing experience (including setting up meetings, running breakout rooms and video/slideshow/live presentations)
  • Proactive and solution-driven
  • History of relationship building with artists
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose, and core values
  • Flexible schedule (availability to work some evenings and/or weekends)
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic


To be qualified, an individual must have the requisite skills, experience and education for the job and must also be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants upon request.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual (s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the Subject Line: JMC - [Position Title].

About Joan Mitchell Center

To complement its grant programs and deepen its relationships with artists, the Foundation opened the New Orleans-based Joan Mitchell Center in 2015 to host artist residencies, providing working and living spaces on the Center’s two-acre campus.