BIPOC Outreach Coordinator

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BIPOC Outreach Coordinator

Untitled Art Society and Stride Gallery are seeking a BIPOC outreach coordinator on behalf of the Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres (AAARC).

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020
Interviews: October 1 & 2, 2020
Position Start Date: October 5 – 13, 2020

Job Description

The outreach coordinator will work closely with Untitled and Stride staff and the AAARC equity committee to assist in organizing a series of internal and public-facing initiatives around equity in artist-run culture and the arts sector broadly, in the fall of 2020.

As an advocacy organization for artist-run centres in Alberta, AAARC is currently developing internal work, best practices, field reports and various formats of public forums and plenary sessions. In the next year, AAARC will create communication channels for artist-run centres and the communities we serve to integrate equity and accountability frameworks, as well as support for artists from equity-seeking communities.

The outreach coordinator will work with the equity committee as we create the initial blueprints for these conversations; they will assist in organizing these initiatives in the fall through sharing the responsibility for internal and external communications, including marketing and digital communications and advertising, and are expected to attend weekly meetings with support staff, monthly meetings with the organizing committee, and in-person or virtual meetings with local project partners in Mohkinstsis/Calgary.

The outreach coordinator will assist with operations as needed. Alongside the administrative and planning responsibilities, there are contract hours earmarked for self-directed research of the employee’s choosing.


Untitled Art Society, Stride Gallery, and AAARC recognize the unique qualifications of applicants from BIPOC communities, and acknowledge that skills learned from living in those communities are integral to equity work. As this position is created around equity work, we are seeking applications from BIPOC candidates.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Dedication and investment in equity work in the cultural sector.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Office; experience with database entry an asset.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Fluent in English, a second language would be an asset.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector an asset.
  • Experience working with art galleries and artist-run centres an asset.
  • Experience with the execution of events an asset..

Under the terms and conditions of Canada Summer Jobs, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 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


This role will be a full-time position, 30 hours/week, from October 2020 to January 2021, at $25/hour. If full-time hours present a barrier for applicants, we are open to considering alternative ways of organizing working hours. There is an opportunity to continue this employment opportunity beyond the contract end date.

Support for the Position:

  • UAS and Stride staff for day-to-day mentorship will be available to provide assistance as well as for regular check-ins as desired.
  • AAARC equity committee mentorship.
  • Dedicated BIPOC HR liaison.

To apply, please send:

  • One-page cover letter or five-minute video or voice recording (link or actual file)
  • Outline of independent research interests for self-directed projects (optional)
  • CV or resume (optional)

Send these by email to before September 28, 2020, with the subject line reading ATTN: Hiring Committee.

The hiring committee will be comprised of staff from each of the two ARCs as well as a member of the AAARC equity committee.


UAS, Stride and AAARC are committed to accommodating applicants with barriers to the recruitment process as well as throughout their contract. The Untitled Art Society office is wheelchair accessible, has two single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms and is located near public transit in downtown Mohkinstsis/Calgary. We are also able to accommodate remote work if commuting daily to the office is a barrier for applicants. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the hiring process or the employment opportunity, please email We will work with you to meet your needs.

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