- Posted by Chelsey Kehler on March 11th, 2013
The Leighton Art Centre has a rich history as a place for creative expression and artistic endeavor. Situated on 80 rural acres of magnificent foothills landscape just 15 km southwest of Calgary, the Leighton Art Centre features the historic home of renowned artist and architect A.C. Leighton and his wife Barbara, an accomplished artist in her own right.
Reporting to the Director, Executive Office & Administration this position is an integral member of the Leighton Art Centre Team. The position encompasses diverse responsibilities including, but not limited to, assisting with the development and implementation of an integrated and comprehensive marketing strategy that includes the Leighton Art Centre’s audience development through electronic (including social media) and print publications, advertising, media relations, public relations and promotion as well as event marketing with a compelling brand proposition. The Coordinator will assist Senior Management develop annual plans and budget for the Marketing and Communications department. The Coordinator will assist with the upkeep of the membership database and donor and fundraising database as well as other office duties. The Communications Coordinator will also coordinate the regular update and maintenance of the Leighton website.
For a complete job description please visit http://leightoncentre.org/contact/career-opportunities
Please submit resume by March 22, 2013 to:
Director, Executive Office & Administration
Leighton Art Centre
Site 31, Comp # 9, RR# 8
Calgary, AB T2J 2T9
- Posted by Beakerhead on March 10th, 2013
Position: Volunteer manager & community builder
Duration: Six month contract (part-time from April to June, full-time for July to September )
Closing Date: March 25th, 2013
Beakerhead (www.beakerhead.org) is an annual flashpoint at the crossroads of creativity and engineering that brings these sectors together to compete, build and exhibit interactive works of art and entertainment.
Starting September 2013, and annually after that, Beakerhead will be a five-day citywide highly participatory event that explodes in Calgary’s major educational institutions, arts and culture venues, on the streets and, most importantly, in communities. Beakerhead is a non-profit society whose activities at the provincial, national and international level are coordinated by a core secretariat located in Calgary, Alberta.
Roles and Responsibilities:
As Volunteer manager you will have the unique opportunity to build and foster a network of world-class creative people including artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, educators, inventors and more. You’re a natural team-builder, your personality is magnetic, you roll up your sleeves and have a ‘get-it-done’ work ethic that supports the people around you.
• Coordinate all areas of the volunteer cycle (including recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, training, recognition and evaluation)
• Identify and pursue potential volunteer recruitment opportunities within the community, including in diverse communities
• Ensure volunteer records are up-to-date and accurate through data entry or by training others in data entry (while adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies)
• Provide regular progress updates and identify successes, issues and challenges
• Develop and maintain relationships with community groups
• Assist in the development and implementation of an artist and engineer match-making database/ community service strategy
• Coordinate with Beakerhead colleagues to support community programs that culminate with events, installations, competitions, etc. during the annual Beakerhead festival
• Liaise with Beakerhead’s fund development team to identify creative community partnership opportunities with our sponsors
• Engage in public presentations regarding Beakerhead, volunteer opportunities, and related activities and community workshops
Experience and Qualifications:
• Volunteer recruitment, planning and management experience is essential.
• 3-5 years (or seasons/festival cycles) in a direct volunteer coordination/lead role
• Minimum 5 years of event management or communications, team-building experience
• Understanding of Calgary’s arts, science and engineering, and/or educational communities.Existing contacts within these institutions is an asset
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Familiarity with basic office software. Experience with Google Apps, WordPress and social media is recommended
• Highly organized and detail-oriented. Meets deadlines
• Reliable, resourceful, and hard-working
• Ability to lead and motivate a team, and work well within a team, as well as individually
• Creativity and problem-solving skills; ability to work within a fast-paced environment of a newly launched organization
• Ability to work flexible hours and capacity to work under pressure
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• A desire to build something great
Compensation is based upon the successful candidate’s experience and is within range of the salary levels within educational and non-profit sectors.
Join Us! How to Apply:
Beakerhead is only as creative as its people, so show us your personality.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Jasmine Palardy, Program and Fund Development Director, Beakerhead
Or by post to:
101-1615 10th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J7
- Posted by admin on March 7th, 2013
Alberta Theatre Projects is one of Canada’s most prolific and successful producers of contemporary theatre. Inspired by three pillars of programming, Alberta Theatre Projects strives to Celebrate Creativity by producing a season of award‐winning contemporary theatre from across Canada and around the globe for the enjoyment of Calgary audiences; to Advance Innovation while playing a national leadership role in the development of new Canadian plays and playwriting talent through the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays; and, to Build Capacity by engaging in collaboration and mentorship, by offering new perspectives and a deeper appreciation to our existing audiences, and by inviting, encouraging and educating new audiences through the delivering of our LEGACY (Lifelong Education and Growth for Artists, Community and Youth) Program.
Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Corporate Partnerships Coordinator is responsible for:
• Coordination and execution of sponsor deliverables
• Planning and executing corporate stewardship events
• Assist with prospecting, cultivation and solicitation of corporate partnerships
• Develop and manage the in-kind sponsor and corporate donor portfolios
• Overall database management, records keeping, reporting and filing
• Some evening and weekend hours
• Other duties as required
• 1-2 years experience in client relations and/or sales
• Strong organizational, interpersonal and project management skills
• Strong initiative, self-starter, ability to work with little supervision
• Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
• Strategic and action orientated and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, Wordfly, html, Adobe creative suite and Tessitura an asset
• Passion and knowledge of theatre and the arts an asset
• Related post-secondary degree, preferably in theatre and/or business
Please ensure your letter of interest and résumé is received by Alberta Theatre Projects by email no later than 5pm on Friday March 15, 2013.
Alberta Theatre Projects
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website, www.atplive.com.
- Posted by quick on March 7th, 2013
Quickdraw Executive Director Posting
DEADLINE April 3, 2013
Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation. Quickdraw celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2012 and offers facilities, resources, programs and events to support, celebrate and appreciate independent animation. Quickdraw strives to be a leading organization, locally, nationally and globally.
Quickdraw seeks a dynamic, visionary and resourceful Executive Director. The Executive Director plans and manages the ongoing operations and future development of the Society. Working closely with the Board of Directors and staff, this position will:
• Develop and strengthen the internal operations including production, programming, education and outreach initiatives.
• Maintain and expand diversified funding sources.
• Foster a culture of experimentation, collective creativity and excellence in animation.
• Raise Quickdraw’s profile with various public and key stakeholders.
• At minimum, you will have four years of experience leading teams and managing an annual budget greater than $400,000.
• You are a wide-ranging thinker, you grasp issues quickly and can articulate issues clearly.
• You are effective with boards and can empower, motivate and develop staff members and volunteers, often working together towards a shared goal.
• You are an excellent delegator and mentor.
• You have an understanding of artist-run culture and familiarity with their funding environments at municipal, provincial and national levels.
• Your training/educational background (preferably including a degree) will include arts administration, public administration and/or business.
Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability, a current resumé, a writing sample of 1 – 2 pages (grant, report, and/or published non-fiction) and three references.
Please send your application before April 3, 2013 (email preferred), to:
The Quickdraw Animation HR Committee care of the Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
n.b. subject line: QUICKDRAW ANIMATION E.D. Position
Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified parties.
We thank you for your interest. All applications will be confidential.
- Posted by Lindsay Bowman on March 6th, 2013
imagiNation 150 (www.i150.ca) is a group of Calgarians incorporated as a Part 9, non-profit company. They want to play a role in making Canada’s Sesquicentennial a milestone anniversary in the history of our nation – a time for citizens to collectively raise the bar of our aspirations for the future of Canada and take the lead in embodying a spirit of generosity for 2017. i150 is currently conducting a search for an Executive Director who, under the guidance of the i150 Board of Directors, will oversee the work of imagNation 150 leading to the Sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017. The details of this role are provided for potential applicants in the attached posting.
- Posted by MaudSalvi on March 5th, 2013
Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Term: full-time (40h/week), 3-month contract
Start date: April 1, 2013
Sled Island is seeking a highly organized and dedicated individual for the position of Volunteer Coordinator.
• Work in cooperation with the festival staff to assess volunteer needs for the festival;
• Recruit and schedule volunteers to fill the festival’s volunteer requirements;
• Plan and host volunteer recruitment and orientation sessions and ensure clear communication of position expectations;
• Plan and host volunteer appreciation activities;
• Update and maintain volunteer database;
• Coordinate all communications and follow-up with festival’s volunteers;
• Create documentation
• Other duties as required.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
• Experience with and knowledge of volunteer recruitment & coordination for other non-profit organizations required;
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Proven interpersonal and leadership skills;
• Strong organizational skills, with a strong ability to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work flexible hours and capacity to work under pressure;
• Reliable, hard-working and resourceful;
• Basic computer literacy (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel)
• Experience with volunteer-run organizations an asset;
• Knowledge of the local artistic community an asset.
Submissions should include a cover letter and resume and be addressed to the attention of Sled Island’s Executive Director, Maud Salvi (email@example.com).
Submissions must be received by end of day, March 17, 2013.
Only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.
For more information on the festival, please visit www.sledisland.com.
- Posted by Deidre Martin on March 5th, 2013
POSITION TITLE: Manager, Gallery Event Logistics
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Managing Director
Reporting directly to the Managing Director, The Manager, Gallery Event Logistics is responsible for assisting and coordinating the Gallery Event Rental program to ensure monthly and annual sales targets are met or exceeded.
A Bachelor degree in marketing, business, communications, fine arts or social sciences, and must have or be working towards a certificate in Event Management or a minimum of 2 years work experience in the events industry. A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment qualifications listed above, providing the required knowledge and abilities.
The Manager, Gallery Event Logistics is a professional with:
• Exceptional written, verbal communication skills.
• Experience in supervising and training new employees.
• Highly competent and proficient computer skills i.e. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel.
• High energy and is a team spirited individual who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Ability to negotiate and work with a variety of different issues and priorities in efficient manner.
• Demonstrated experience in event management.
• Excellent judgment and is ethical.
• Professional customer relations and excellent interpersonal service skills.
• Perspective and is focused on performance.
• A successful track record in coordinating and executing events.
• Demonstrated ability to handle pressure and balance priorities in a fast paced environment within time and resource constraints.
• This position will have a flex schedule and may require working some evenings and weekends.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for all Gallery Event Rental Logistics; lead liaison in co-coordinating all event logistics with clients, caterers, suppliers, vendors, Event Associates & Security and volunteers.
• Responsible for providing support by assisting and taking direction from the Manager, Gallery Event Rentals with the Gallery Event Rental program and clients as needed.
• Responsible for ensuring that Gallery Event Rental program support is provided including operational setup and takedown, floor plans, timelines and that excellent customer service is provided to all Gallery Event Rental clients.
• Assist Manager, Gallery Event Rentals in promoting the Gallery Event Rentals program through advertising, marketing and promotional opportunities.
• Responsible for communicating appropriate event logistics within The AGC.
• Responsible for interviewing, training, supervising, recognizing and evaluating the performance of all Event Associates & Security.
• Book and act as point of contact for the Event Associates and Security Services.
• Responsible for the receipt of Event Associate & Security invoices.
• Maintain and update the Event Associate & Security Schedule and communicate last minute bookings.
• Maintain and update Training Manual binder for Event Associates.
• Responsible for working Gallery Event Rental events when needed or when there are not enough Event Associates.
• Assist on occasion, the Project Manager, with the execution of fundraising events.
• Other duties as required.
• Responsible for ensuring all of the information is up to date and correct on the Events Calendar.
• Communicate with cleaning company in regard to additional cleaning/things to watch out for in the gallery, etc.
• Complete any tasks given by Manager Gallery Event Rentals in a timely manner for the Gallery Event Rental program
• Correspond with booked clients regarding their event needs.
• Coordinate Deliveries and Pick-Ups with Event Suppliers and Clients, and ensure the loading dock is tidy following events.
• Ensure all AGC event equipment is put away in its appropriate location ie: AGC tables in Gallery school etc.
• Attend any events with or in replacement of Manager, Gallery Event Rentals for networking opportunities—approval must be given prior to purchase of any tickets by the Managing Director.
• Complete the Building Maintenance Checklist and once filled, give to Manager Office Admin
• Review the cleaners schedule and ensure Cleaners are in after every event. Correspond with Cleaners as needed (ie. extra cleaning required of special items, like Red Carpet, etc.)
• Check the red carpet after it has been used for events and communicate with Cleaners if needed.
• Download photos from events cameras and maintain the Gallery Event Rentals image gallery. Ensure cameras are always charged.
• Prepare Event Timelines and Floor Plans for each upcoming event, and share them 1-2 days in advance of the event with Associates and Visitor Services.
• Notify Administrative Staff of Upcoming Events and special requirements needed of staff (ie. no parking, deliveries to watch out for, etc.)
• Coordinate moving of artwork, or Curatorial Tours with the Curator.
• Send Thank you cards to all clients that used the Gallery in the previous month
• Attend Sales Meetings with Manager, Gallery Event Rentals
• Maintain and update Associate schedule and communication with Associates’ about last minute bookings
• Work any events where Associates are not scheduled or call in sick with no replacement Associate
• Book security for events as needed
• Book event volunteers for events as needed through the Manager, Admin
• Print new Gallery Event Rentals photos and keep photo albums updated and fresh.
Email your resume and a short cover letter to: Brenda Leatherland, Manager, Gallery Event Logistics at event @ artgallerycalgary.org. Hiring immediately, please submit ASAP.
- Posted by janice.schaalje... on March 5th, 2013
Engage! Support! Communicate! The Calgary Girls Choir is seeking an energetic, organized individual with professional customer relations and superior service skills to take on the position of Administrative Assistant in our dynamic working environment. The Administrative Assistant is the link between the Choir’s administrative procedures and the families, patrons and friends of the choir. This individual uses excellent customer service and organization skills to provide support to our stakeholders, making all aspects of their choir experience smooth and efficient. The Administrative Assistant works closely with the Program Coordinator to engage, track and support volunteers in all aspects of the program.
Reporting to the Executive Director, this is a permanent, part-time position up to 20 hours per week. Some flexibility and availability on evenings and weekends is required.
• Excellent organization, and time management skills
• Strong attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
• Professional customer relation and superior service skills;
• Highly competent and proficient computer and document management skills (ie: Microsoft Office suite);
• A team spirited self-starter with high energy who enjoys a positive fast paced work environment;
• Positive perspective and is focused on achieving a consistently high level of performance and quality work;
• Excellent judgment and high ethical integrity;
• Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills;
• Ability to excel under pressure and balance priorities in a fast paced environment within time and resource constraints;
• Appreciation of music, particularly choral music is an asset;
- Posted by NMC Chad on March 4th, 2013
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer is an integral part of the National Music Centre Campaign team. Working with volunteers and staff, the candidate will raise funds in support of the $150 million National Music Centre Campaign. The candidate will implement strategies and processes to engage in the development of long-term relationships with people and corporations who have the interest and capacity to provide significant financial support.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Participation in and providing leadership for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and leadership gifts from individuals and corporations across Canada;
- Managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects, developing customized strategies and implementing key actions to increase revenue using all of NMC’s development programs;
- Participating in fund development programs with a consultative approach to the concerns of multiple stakeholders;
- Establishing and maintaining professional and productive work relationships with high profile volunteers and donors, providing strategic advice and support as required;
- Coordination of prospect identification, review and evaluation;
- Adherence to ambitious timelines, while maintaining flexibility in approach;
- Preparing and delivering proposals, presentations and other communications materials;
- Maintaining open lines of communication and coordinate activities with colleagues, volunteers, and Campaign Counsel to facilitate a team environment;
- Managing information on activity through The Raiser’s Edge software;
- Managing the implementation of appropriate donor recognition and stewardship strategies, policies and procedures.
- Director of Development
- President and CEO
- Senior Volunteers
- Development Staff
The successful candidate for Senior Development Officer will have:
- A minimum of 5 years of fund development or related experience, preferably with experience on a major campaign
- University/post secondary education
- Passion for music essential
- Bilingual is an asset
- Superior relationship building and stewardship skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- A high degree of comfort working in a Mac environment, adaptability to new and evolving technology, and familiarity with Raiser’s Edge.
This position is a full-time, permanent position.
Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter on or before April 1, 2013 to:
Director of Development
134 - 11th Avenue SE Calgary AB T2G 0X5
or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by sledfilm on March 1st, 2013
Job title: FILM PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT
Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is seeking a Student Intern for the position of Film Programming Assistant to support in the coordination and promotion the 2013 film program. Working with Festival staff and the film team in place, the Film Programming Assistant will contribute to the following duties and tasks:
• Participation in the research, review, and selection of films for exhibition
• Promotion of events via social media under the direction of the Marketing Director
• Working with the Web and Print Coordinator’s to establish and promote programming content such as synopsis, trailers, and artist profiles
• Develop a method of film submission with the Film Committee for future festivals
• Work with community partners and artists to organize events
• Assist the Film Coordinator in general event and organizational tasks
The expected time commitment is 6+ hours per week (to a maximum of 15 hour per week) with a more active role closer to the festival dates (June 19 – 22, 2013)
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain applicable skills and mentored experience in programming and coordinating film events and working in a festival environment. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in film and be willing to work in a team environment; prior experience in organizing events is welcome. Sled Island Music and Arts Festival is a music and interdisciplinary arts festival in Calgary, Alberta entering its seventh festival year.
Ideal for someone with course work in:
- Art, Art History, Film Studies, Broadcasting/Media Studies, Communications Studies, Marketing
Some specialized skills required:
- Competence with Twitter and Facebook applications
What we will accomplish at the end of the internship:
- Ability to assess film programming needs for Festival purposes
- Ability to seek and acquire films for cultural purposes
- Ability to communicate effectively with community partners and artists
- Develop familiarity with local, national, and international film markets and submission processes
- Gain an understanding of coordinating complex cultural events
Application Deadline: Monday March 11, 2013.
Position Start Date: March 21, 2013
Position End Date: July 1, 2013
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter using the online application found here: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=590#.UTABQevuXCr (you must register to apply). Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
***ATTENTION: This is a paid student internship position; you must be currently registered as a post-secondary student at an applicable institution to apply