Massy Arts Society hiring a Community Arts Coordinator!
Massy Arts Society is a community hub dedicated to supporting the practices of Indigenous and over-excluded artists. Our programming is extensive in multiple forms: open talks, debates, book launches, art shows, performances, concerts, fairs, and many others.
The Community Arts Coordinator will be responsible for developing and building upon the Massy Voices Salon Series pilot project, and assisting in everyday activities at our art gallery in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The ideal candidate must be comfortable with public speaking, hosting events, and have interest in / experience with setting up exhibitions and events, recording and archiving shows, and assisting with researching grants and copywriting for communication purposes.
This position is perfect for students enrolled in, or previously graduated from, a publishing program, as well creative writing, visual arts, curatorial practices, or similar. Going back to school in the fall is not a requirement.
Please read the position description thoroughly.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
– Work with staff and Board to develop and enhance contacts within our identified communities.
– Assist in creating strategies for outreach and active community development.
– Coordinate between participating artists/authors and the community to ensure residents’ goals are met.
– Assist in setting up shows and events.
– Assist in recording and archiving of shows in our online archival system.
– Assist with researching grants and copywriting of event and gallery showing text
– Be comfortable with public speaking and hosting events
Skills youth will develop during this placement:
Client service: Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.
Teamwork: Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.
Communication: Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges.
Digital skills: Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smartphones and other digital devices.
Leadership: Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.
Community Arts Coordinator
Start: June 28th,2022
Ends: August 27th, 2022 (approx.)*
*Position may lead to a permanent position once the contract ends in August
Applications end May 31st at 11:49 pm
We have committed to hiring an Indigenous, Black, or racialized person.
Please indicate your application if you identify as such.
(a) is between 21 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
(b) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
(c) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations;
(d) identifies as Indigenous, Black, or a racialized person.
*International students are not eligible.
Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.
To apply, interested students should send a resume, experience with cultural events + archiving, and availability to: [email protected]