- Posted by kristopher.bonnett on March 25th, 2013
The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities.
Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada, Alberta and Calgary’s cultural community, offers four year bachelor’s programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.
ACAD welcomes applications for the following regular part-time position:
Assistant Curator (Competition 1213-MR-AP-29)
Reporting to the Director/Curator of Exhibitions, the Assistant Curator assists in the research and development of Gallery exhibition programming, and facilitates exhibitions, publications, gallery website, and off-site projects. In addition, the Assistant Curator overseas the Gallery Technician in the shipping, receiving, installation, and de-installation of artworks secured for exhibition purposes, and maintains and conserves the permanent art collection, inclusive of storage, cataloguing and installation. The incumbent responds to inquiries with respect to Gallery on-site and touring exhibitions, gathers gallery-related information for ACAD web posting, and coordinates catalogues and educational outreach programs. The Assistant Curator supports the staging of exhibition openings, distribution of promotional material and other duties as assigned by the Director/Curator of Exhibitions.
1. Four Year Diploma, BA/BFA or comparable accreditation.
2. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of curatorial and/or administrative experience in an art gallery or museum. The successful candidate will have experience with exhibition preparation and installation; art storage, handling and conservation.
3. Knowledge of contemporary art history, practices and art installation, inclusive of various media and methodologies.
4. Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006) this position is under classification level six (6). The starting range of pay will be a pro-rated amount of $50,272 - $53,867, annually, dependent upon skills, education, and experience***.
***This is a regular part-time position, with the successful candidate's actual salary being prorated based on a ten (10) month recurring appointment. Typical appointments run from September through June and equate to a full time equivalent (FTE) of 0.82.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2013.
Please submit cover letter, current resume/CV, and the contact information for three professional references via our careers page at https://acadcareers.silkroad.com/.
Further information about the College and this position is available on our website at www.acad.ca. ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. This competition and the filling of this position are subject to final budgetary approval.
- Posted by epcor on March 21st, 2013
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that welcomes over 600,000 Calgarians annually into our facility. The mission of EPCOR CENTRE is to ignite imagination, provide the public with cultural experiences that exceed expectations, assist artists in realizing their visions and to enable the artistic expression of all citizens. We are interested in like-minded individuals who will help us achieve our goals.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and inclusive team player to fill the position of Building Operator and Facilities Coordinator.
Leading a team of four Building Operators and reporting to the Facility and Operations Manager, the Building Operators and Facilities Coordinator provides support to both staff and management teams. General duties include (but are not limited to):
• maintaining the facility comfort, temperature and humidity for staff and patrons while observing all safety rules and regulations
• the safe and efficient operation of HVAC and plant equipment
• performing daily inspections, equipment checks and meter readings
• performing required fire pump and emergency generator testing
• maintaining all plant equipment through a preventative maintenance program
• supervising contractors performing work within the building related to the engineering department
• general maintenance and cleaning of the plant and equipment including painting
• maintaining an accurate record of boiler and pressure vessel tests and inspections
• maintaining accurate service records of equipment replacement and repairs
• monitoring and maintaining plant piping system through water testing and chemical treatment
• Assist the Supervisor with the planning and coordination of all facilities and operations projects including cost controls, scheduling, supervision and estimating
• Provide shift coverage for Building Operators
As part of a Facility Engineering team your primary focus is to maintain facility comfort, temperature and humidity for staff and patrons while observing all safety rules and regulations in support of our mandate.
Applicants will hold a valid 4th class power engineering certificate and have a minimum 5 years of experience. The successful candidate will have highly developed organizational skills and an ability to pay attention to detail.
This position is based on 40 hours per week, predominately daytime shifts with evening and weekend shift coverage required. A competitive compensation package is offered.
To apply, please forward your resume in confidence to:
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
205 - 8th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9
Deadline for all applications: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Please state the position you are applying for. No phone calls please. We thank all interested applicants in advance, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.
- Posted by quick on March 19th, 2013
Quickdraw Production Coordinator Posting
DEADLINE April 8, 2013
The Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation. Quickdraw celebrated its 29th anniversary in 2013 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 resourceful Production Coordinator who:
a. will develop and manage an equipment and technology plan including digital equipment purchases and installation; review and research digital and film needs and requirements.
b. assist members with digital and film animation production concerns.
c. coordinate course and workshop digital and film equipment use with instructors.
d. technical assistance for Quickdraw Programming events as required.
e. proactive maintenance of Quickdraw’s equipment, including the development of systems for backups, barcodes, file-management and server maintenance.
f. general shared day-to-day activities such as answering phones, tours, course and workshop registration.
This position reports to the Executive Director.
Excellent knowledge of a wide range of contemporary animation production technology/processes including but not necessarily limited to animation and media arts related computer software and hardware (experience with Toon Boom, Final Cut, Adobe Production Suite, TVP Animation, Dragon Stop Motion, Maya, Blender, 3D Studio Max, Istopmotion is an asset)
Excellent knowledge of data management systems such as networks/servers and databases
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and animation experience from beginner to expert
Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills
Demonstrated good judgment and initiative, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively to complete objectives and tasks
Knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international animation and animation history, passion for animation and other media arts as independent art forms, and completion of at least one personal animation project will be considered assets
Highly organized team player able to work with other staff and volunteers in a flexible environment
Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills
At least 2 years experience is preferred
Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and a current resumé plus three references.
Please send your application before April 8, 2013 (email preferred), to:
The Quickdraw Animation Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
n.b. subject line: QUICKDRAW ANIMATION P.C. 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 obcalgary on March 18th, 2013
ENGAGE IN THE FUTURE OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HISTORY IN ONE OF CANADA’S MOST DYNAMIC CITIES
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Glenbow Museum is a gem in the heart of Calgary, offering a museum, art gallery, library and archives under one roof. Featuring more than a million artefacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections, the Glenbow is one of the largest museums in Canada. Its purpose is to enhance our knowledge of the human race, its arts, its history and the nature of the world in which it lives, in the manner that best serves the educational and cultural needs of the peoples of Alberta.
While the last 46 years of programming and exhibitions have demonstrated a commitment to showcasing heritage, arts and culture for Albertans and visitors to the Province, the Glenbow Museum must continue to evaluate and refine its role as a flagship artistic and cultural institution in one of Canada’s great cities and regions.
Working with a distinguished Board of Governors, you will infuse enthusiasm and foster relationships with Glenbow management, staff and volunteers as you create successful and innovative exhibitions and projects and identify and realize upon key and rewarding partnership opportunities. As chief advocate and financial steward of the Glenbow, you will raise funding from public and private sources and garner support from the members of a vibrant community that places a premium on philanthropy. You will exhibit boldness of spirit by maximizing museum sponsorship and attendance through the development of relevant, novel and engaging programming.
As President and CEO you will harness the dynamism, youth and energy of the communities the Glenbow serves as you engage citizens, members, patrons, industry partners, governments and educators in setting and executing an inspired plan for the Glenbow’s future. You will challenge and entice the Glenbow’s members of today and its visitors of tomorrow by positioning the museum as a focal point for arts, culture and an understanding of those communities and their history.
A respected leader working in a complex multi-stakeholder, museum or gallery environment, you are skilled in community engagement, partnership development, change management and operational execution and have a reputation for turning possibility into reality. This is your opportunity to challenge the status quo and move the Glenbow Museum to another level as Calgary’s hub for history, art and culture.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Odgers Berndtson at 403-410-6700 or email@example.com. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume online at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11469.
- Posted by kathi sundstrom on March 13th, 2013
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Development & Communications Associate
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.
Position Summary: The Development & Communications Associate will manage the implementation of
our annual fundraising and sponsorship programs and assist with DJD’s marketing.
Reports to: General Manager (GM)
Resource Development Assistance
• Coordinate and steward relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors and
• 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
• 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 and cover letter by March 25, 2013 to
Kathi Sundstrom General Manager
1514 4 Street S.W. Calgary Alberta T2R 0Y4
- 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.