Summer Employment Opportunity: Outreach and Membership Coordinator Details: $15.00 per hour 35 hours per week 9 weeks
About UAS: Situated in downtown Calgary, UAS supports emerging art through public exhibitions, workshops and educational programming, the provision of production resources, and opportunities for discourse. UAS exhibitions showcase early emerging artists as an important aspect of critical engagement in local, provincial and national contemporary art.
Roles and Responsibilities: The Outreach and Membership Coordinator will work to develop and realize a multi-faceted plan for outreach and membership for Untitled Art Society. Working closely with the Director, the Coordinator will develop, communicate and realize a vision for outreach and membership that aligns with our organizational mandate to provide opportunities for learning related to contemporary art. This includes identifying publics and audiences to engage with through gallery programming, establishing routes to communicate the gallery’s activities with such communities, outreach to such communities, and the planning and implementation of outreach activities.
The Coordinator will conduct research on membership and outreach in similar organizations; compile various strategies for outreach and community engagement; prepare plans; coordinate public events and receptions, talks, and screenings; and produce written material related to art and outreach programs. These activities encompass local priorities including education, women’s support, forging relationships with other community organizations, and post-secondary communities through the cultural, educational and social events that will ensue.
Throughout the development and realization of an outreach and membership plan, the Coordinator will develop a strategy for reaching and collaborating with local community groups.
The Coordinator will also be responsible for the development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies related to outreach as well as for maintaining proper records and documentation of all such outreach activities.
Qualifications and assets: · At least two years of post-secondary education in Visual Arts, Art History, Arts Administration, or related fields. · Experience with artist-run centres and non-profit organizations is an asset. · Understanding of contemporary visual culture. · Proficient in Word, Excel, and social media platforms. · Excellent written and verbal communication skills. · Dedicated to a high standard of work and attention to detail. · Demonstrated ability to take the lead on tasks and projects and work independently.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is supported by funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Under the terms and conditions of this funding, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations.
To apply: Please send a short cover letter (1 page max) and CV (3 pages max) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM, Friday, June 2, 2017.
Visit Untitled Contemporary Art Main Space: 343 11th Ave SW, Calgary AB - T2R 0C7 Wednesday to Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Admission is free and all are welcome