- Posted by Beakerhead on January 25th, 2013
Beakerhead Creative Society is the organizing team at the heart of an annual movement that culminates in a five-day spectacle bringing together the arts and engineering sectors to build, engage, compete and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment. The society’s activities at the provincial, national and international level are coordinated by a core secretariat located in Calgary, Alberta.
Beakerhead is preparing the launch the first major event in September 2013.
Under the general direction of the President, the Marketing and Communications Lead will create and implement comprehensive marketing and communications plan for Beakerhead. The newly created role is designed to proactively support the goals of the organization through strategic, original and courageous communications.
Beakerhead’s Marketing and Communications Lead will be a master at creating and implementing marketing, communications and engagement strategies. He or she will be a leader and team-builder.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Beakerhead’s Marketing and Communications Lead will be a highly creative and methodical individual seeking the unique opportunity to create a culture, brand a unique movement, and build and foster a network of world-class creative people. The person in this position will:
- Lead the development of and implement year-round marketing, advertising, media and communications plans
- Create and implement promotional, branding and community-building campaigns
- Build and maintain relationships with marketing partners, from large-scale tourism institutions to community-based promotional partners
- Manage relationships with third-party agencies involved with marketing strategy, creative development and distribution
- Manage the development of Beakerhead marketing collateral, including pieces and publications for tourism marketing partners, campaign elements, program guides and calendars, including design, copy writing and editing of both programming and fund development materials
- Manage the creation and dissemination of media and social media materials
- Oversee the annual report and advise on stewardship reports
- Oversee website design and content
- Manage the annual marketing and communications budget
- Coordinate with Beakerhead programming and fund development teams to ensure sponsor and partner recognition benefits are met in all relevant marketing and communications materials
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum eight years of work experience in a dedicated marketing and/or communications role
- Willingness to act with creativity, courage and sound judgment in developing Beakerhead’s unique brand marketing experience with national and international reach
- Significant media relations experience
- Track record in empirically testing and assessing communications impact, and familiarity with best practices in evaluation processes and metrics
- Event or tourism industry experience is an asset
- Being a quick study is essential
- Experience with Google Apps, WordPress, Photoshop and social media platforms
- Ability to learn software applications as needed
- Highly attentive to details
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to plan and implement with notable talent, creativity and accuracy
- Ability to work within a fast-paced, results-oriented environment of an ambitious new initiative
- A desire to build amazing-ness!
**Full profile attached**
- Posted by newzones on January 24th, 2013
Position: Part-Time Gallery Assistant / Technician
Address: 730 11th Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 0E4
Terms: 16 - 20 hours per week
Wage: Determined Upon Experience
Successful candidates will:
• Possess a degree in Art or Museum Studies
• Have a Driver’s License and clean driving record
• Have a broad understanding of Canadian contemporary art and contemporary issues relevant to the visual arts
• Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Be competent in PC programs such as Outlook, Word, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat.
• Have practical knowledge of digital photography
• Be confident with use of power tools
Duties include but not limited to:
• Daily maintenance of gallery: cleaning of surfaces, floors etc.
• Handling and unpacking of artwork while ensuring the safety and security of artwork at all times
• Inventory Control
• Assist gallery with events as necessary
• Website maintenance
• Handling inquires via telephone and email.
• Performing a variety of administrative tasks
• Gaining comprehensive knowledge of gallery artists to interact with visitors
Please forward cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2013.
- Posted by MoMo Mixed Abil... on January 21st, 2013
Position: Artistic Director, MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Position Term: Permanent to commence Spring 2013
Situated in Calgary, Alberta, MoMo Dance Theatre is Western Canada’s first integrated dance theatre company. Founded in 2003, MoMo brings together professional artists and prospective artists, with and without disability to explore movement, voice, theatre, dance, and improvisational disciplines. The company creates and commissions new work of dance and theatre performed in company shows and local theatre and dance festivals. MoMo offers weekly classes for adults and youth of all abilities through its community class program in addition to guest instructing workshops for other organizations and events. The company has a staff of three (Artistic Director, Administrator and Artistic Associate) and an annual operating budget of $130,000.
MoMo is seeking an Artistic Director to take responsibility for the overall artistic direction and administration of the company
- Season planning and implementation
- Developing and directing programming, artistic focus and long-term vision
- Planning and contracting artistic, technical and production staff
- Developing a marketing and publicity strategy for classes, workshops and performances
- Acting as a leader of the organization
Finance and administration
- Developing season and project budgets in consultation with the Administrator, Artistic Associate and the Board of Directors taking into consideration that the budget cannot incur a deficit for the company
- Researching, writing and preparing all operating grants and project grants available from the federal, provincial and municipal funders (including final reports where necessary) in order to sustain the company’s activities
Community connections and outreach
- Developing and maintaining strong connections with staff, contract teachers, performers, board members, consultants, collaborators, local artists or colleagues and other Calgary disability arts organizations
- Participating in all special projects and workshops
- Developing MoMo’s visibility and reputation in the local and national arts and disability communities
- Promoting MoMo’s programs and events
- Mentoring ensemble artists and teacher trainees
- Attending all board meetings
- Choreographing and directing rehearsals of performances pieces towards productions
- Commissioning local choreographers and directors to create work on the performance ensemble
- Overseeing staff on the publicity for each show including development of posters, press releases, invitations, show programs, etc.
- Organizing costumes, props, music and other production elements
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- A post secondary degree in dance, theatre or community dance (or equivalent experience) and 2-3 years experience in dance education with diverse populations
- Strong studio practice as both a teacher & choreographer with a CV and portfolio of professional work
- Proven effectiveness in fundraising and grant writing
- Exceptional organization and communication skills
- The ability to lead a small staff and contract teachers
- Experience in overseeing company productions and events
- The ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a board of directors as well as independently
- Familiarity with the local, national and international dance and integrated arts scene
- An established reputation within the artistic community built on previous success
- Excellent understanding of not-for-profit policies and funding requirements
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2013. Please submit your letter of interest and a CV in PDF format to: email@example.com
For more information on MoMo Dance Theatre please see www.momodancetheatre.org
- Posted by gbouckley on January 21st, 2013
Theatre Junction GRAND is searching for a new Head of Lighting to join our team. Please see the attached file for details.
Director of Production
- Posted by NMC Chad on January 21st, 2013
Annual Giving Officer
Location: National Music Centre, Calgary
Reporting to: Director of Development
We are looking for an organized, experienced annual giving specialist for a full-time position on our fund development team at the National Music Centre. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Officer is responsible for leading the National Music Centre’s efforts to develop and maintain a successful annual giving program.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to
• Assist the Director of Development in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating annual fundraising plan.
• Securing sponsorships for the National Music Centre Annual Gala.
• Develop and implement a ticket sales plan for the National Music Centre Annual Gala.
• Overseeing the planning and execution of two direct response appeals annually, measuring and reporting outcomes, and developing recommendations for increasing success of direct response appeals.
• Tracking annual gifts and donors, measuring the success of various appeals and creating reports, invite lists and mailing lists from Raiser’s Edge
• Leveraging social media strategies to engage constituent communities and convert subscribers/audience members to donors.
• Write and manage annual grant applications for all three levels of government, public and private foundations and corporations.
• Director of Development
• Stewardship Officer
• Senior Development Officers
• Fund Development Coordinator
• Database Administrator
• Marketing Coordinator
The Annual Giving Officer is a critical role in the success of the National Music Centre’s fundraising program. The successful candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• 5-7 years experience in non-profit fund development, specifically in annual giving.
• Passion for music essential
• Bilingual is an asset
• Superior relationship building and stewardship skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
If you’re a music lover who is innovative, inclusive, supportive, focused, catalyzing, genuine and love to work with disciplined spontaneity, we encourage you to apply by Friday February 15th, 2013 to:
Jeni Piepgrass, Director of Development
National Music Centre
134 - 11th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 0X5
or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by jacqueline@ever... on January 17th, 2013
Evergreen Theatre in Calgary, Alberta is seeking an Artistic Producer to join our team. For over 20 years Evergreen Theatre has been creating distinctive, dynamic theatrical programming that explores pertinent topics through the arts, and leaves our audience feeling connected, inspired and empowered by science and the natural world. The successful candidate must have a passion for Theatre for Young Audiences and environmental education. The position of Artistic Producer is to commence in September 2013.
Since its inception in 1991, Evergreen has grown from a small, grass roots organization into a widely respected Theatre for Young Audiences company that tours across Alberta and internationally. Evergreen produces curriculum-based musical theatre touring shows and artist-in-residency programs for schools, as well as public programs, custom workshops, presentations, and activities for conferences and organizations nation wide. In addition the organization operates the Evergreen Studios, a multi-use arts facility.
Evergreen Theatre is entering an exciting 2013/14 season, with stable operating funding and a strong business model. Evergreen offers employment to over 40 emerging and mid-career artists each season and reaches over 112,000 people a year with our diverse programs.
The Artistic Producer works in partnership with the Executive Director to both manage the daily operations of the company and oversee the execution of the company’s artistic vision and mandate. Major areas of responsibility include:
• Collaborating with the Executive Director on all aspects of company planning, programming, fundraising, budgeting, grant proposals at all levels, facility operations, and board development.
• Producing 3-5 shows each year, selecting artists and creative teams, and developing new work.
• Managing existing programs, marketing programs and cultivating audience development initiatives that support revenue development and fiscal sustainability.
The successful candidate will have:
• Strong leadership qualities, team-building experience, excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
• The ability to motivate and build strong relationships with staff, artists, clients, educational institutions, and board members.
• An understanding of the complex relationship between financial management and artistic integrity, and how to create and implement a strategy that marries the two components, ensuring the artistic excellence, future growth and sustainability of Evergreen Theatre.
Assets to the position include:
- Experience directing Theatre for Young Audiences
- Experience producing professional theatre
- Experience working as a theatre educator
- Accreditation from a professional theatre training program (or equivalency)
- Experience working as an interpreter
- A background in science or environmental education
- Experience managing a professional theatre company.
NOTES TO APPLICANTS:
- This is a full time salaried position with health benefits
- Please email a current CV, with cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position and two professional references, as well as salary expectations by March 1, 2013 to email@example.com
- All applications will be confidential
- Only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted
- Posted by kathi sundstrom on January 17th, 2013
Position Summary: The Development & Communications Associate will manage the implementation of
our annual fundraising and sponsorship programs and assist with DJD’s marketing.
Organization profile: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) enriches lives by engaging people in exploring,
evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance. Based in Calgary, we reach local and national audiences
with world‐class performances and engage aspiring jazz dance artists with workshops, professional
training and teacher training. We bring jazz dance into people’s lives and nurture the creativity of our
community by operating Calgary’s largest recreational dance school and bringing dance education into
Alberta schools. DJD is in the final stages of fund raising $25M for a new facility to open in 2015.
Reports to: General Manager (GM)
Resource Development Assistance
• Coordinate and steward relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundation donors
• Manage the expenses and revenue goals for fund raising programs
• Maintain donor database in Filemaker Pro
• Participate in the implementation of fund raising strategies
• Contribute to the coordination and support of specific fundraising initiatives or special events including participation on event committees, and at occasional Board meetings
• Provide administrative support for all aspects of our fund raising
• Build meaningful new partnerships and strong relationships in the community
• Manage communications activities related to fundraising including donor relations and events
• Implement strategies to support growth of our Jazz Roots Club and individual giving program
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research annually, analyze findings and make recommendations for necessary adjustments to the plan
• Set annual schedule for all Jazz Roots events, plan and execute events
• Manage the Send a Kid to Camp program, plan and execute the donor appeal, stewardship and renewals. Identify partner agencies in the community, manage process of inviting applicants, in conjunction with the Dance School Manager
• Design and conduct training sessions for development volunteers
• Maintain individual donor records, prepare tax receipts and thank you letters
• Track and distribute donor benefits
Corporate and Foundation Donations & Sponsorships
• Maintain corporate and foundation donor information in master files
• Prepare sponsorship proposals
• Prepare sponsor reports
• Track and distribute donor/sponsor benefits
• Research and approach foundations for support
Capital Campaign – $25M for a new facility and expansion
• Provide administrative support to Capital Committee
• Complete research as required
• Provide assistance in the development of grants and proposals
Marketing Communications Assistance
• Assist in execution of marketing activities to enhance DJD’s local, national and international profile
• Research new outlets for listings, postings, and stories about DJD
• Manage social media activities such as blog and broadcasts on facebook and Twitter
• Perform website maintenance and updates
To apply for this position please send resume by January 30, 2013 to
Kathi Sundstrom General Manager
1514 4 Street S.W. Calgary Alberta T2R 0Y4
- Posted by Theatre BSMT on January 17th, 2013
Theatre BSMT has two Stage Management positions available:
War by Dennis Foon
Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons beginning February 3
Show runs in the EPCOR CENTRE's Motel from March 27 - April 6, 2013
Badger by Andrew Torry
Rehearsals will be in the evenings and weekends beginning in early March
Show runs in the EPCOR CENTRE's Motel from May 8 - 18, 2013
Payment is an even cut of the box office intake. Interested applicants please email your resume to Amy Dettling at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by stridegallery on January 16th, 2013
The Stride Art Gallery Association
Full-time position (30-40 hours per week)
$27,000 per year plus benefits and professional development support
February 1, 2013
PROJECTED START DATE
March 1, 2013
APPLY IN WRITING TO:
Stride Gallery Hiring Committee
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M7
**Emailed, late, or faxed applications will not be considered.
Stride supports artistic pursuits that combine innovative creative expression with informed critical discourse and promotes recognition of emerging, mid-career and established artists by providing opportunities for community engagement with contemporary art practices.
Stride provides gallery exhibition spaces and presentation opportunities for diverse art projects that stimulate a reconsideration and reframing of conventional points of view.
Stride envisions a curious and engaged society that recognizes contemporary artists for their commitment to critical discourse and creative expression and their contributions to community and culture.
The Assistant Director reports to the Gallery Director, and supports the gallery’s main activity: exhibitions in our three spaces. Key duties include exhibition installation and striking, promotion of gallery programming via the website social media and advertising, recruitment and coordination of volunteers, and assistance with the gallery’s fundraising initiatives. The Assistant Director supports the Gallery Director with day-to-day operations, preparing submission packages for review by the Board, providing requested assistance with grant applications and other projects, and providing information to gallery visitors. The Gallery Director and the Assistant Director share responsibility for programming Stride’s +15 Window Space.
This position provides an excellent growth opportunity for a motivated artist with a strong interest in artist-run centres, gallery operations, and contemporary art practices.
/MAIN JOB TASKS
• Assisting with the installation and striking of exhibitions
• General maintenance of exhibition spaces and equipment
• Maintenance of the gallery website and promotional activities
• Preparing submission packages for review meetings
• Coordination of volunteers for major gallery events and day-to-day support.
/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND ASSETS
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History, or equivalent post-secondary visual arts education
• Basic knowledge of and interest in non-profit, artist-run centres, and Stride in particular
• Experience with the care & handling, installation & striking of artwork in diverse media
• Facility with Mac platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, and Dreamweaver
• Excellent research, communication and writing skills, and a pro-active, positive attitude
• Solid understanding of contemporary visual arts and related disciplines and concerns.
Submit a cover letter (one page maximum), curriculum vitae, and up to two writing samples (500 words maximum, combined) in confidence to the address listed above. Please include contact information for two suitable employment references. Emailed, late, or faxed applications will not be considered.
Stride is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in the position however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Posted by NMC Chad on January 16th, 2013
Reporting to the Director of Organizational Development, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager is a critical role on the National Music Centre team. This position offers the rare opportunity to launch a new national cultural institution. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional marketing strategist, with superb media relations skills and sound instincts for driving brand development. Creativity, flexibility, vision, happiness in a fast and dynamic environment, and exceptional relationship skills are critical for success in this role.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement overall strategic marketing plans, including media, advertising, and communications
• Foster exceptional media relations, in both traditional and new media, and develop media partnerships as appropriate
• Foster relationships with marketing partners, including large-scale tourism agencies, peer cultural institutions, and music industry partners
• Create and implement promotional, brand and community-building campaigns
• Manage the design and production of all communications collateral, as required by all NMC departments
• Manage nmc.ca and all social media channels
• Manage the Marketing Communications Coordinator role
• Manage relationships with third-party agencies related to delivering marketing/communications materials
Specific responsibilities related to the opening of the new NMC in 2015:
• Work with the fund development team to implement marketing and communications strategy for NMC capital campaign and to recognize supporters
• Develop and manage marketing communications strategy for the opening of the new NMC in 2015 (date TBC), including launch events and media liaison
• Manage the redevelopment of nmc.ca as part of NMC’s integrated technology strategy
• Director of Organizational Development
• President and CEO
• Marketing Communications Coordinator
• Media (regional, national, international) Experience and qualifications
• A minimum of 8 years experience in a dedicated marketing and/or media relations role
• Willingness to act with creativity, courage and sound judgment in driving NMC’s unique brand
• Exceptional ability to develop a vision and work collaboratively to achieve it
• Significant media relations experience
• Strong ability to build constituency and strong relationships
• Familiarity with best practices in communications evaluations processes and metrics
• Ability to drive ambitious timelines, establish deadlines, and meet them
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• A sharp eye for detail, including copyediting and art direction
• Experience in the music industry, non-profits and/or museums or cultural institutions an asset
• University/post-secondary education
• Passion for music essential
• Bilingualism an asset
How to apply
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Additional considerations include a flexible work environment, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity to be part of building Canada’s home for music.
Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter on or before February 8, 2013 to:
Naomi Grattan, Director of Organizational Development
National Music Centre
134 11th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 0X5