BUMP Festival & Event Coordinator

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BUMP Festival & Event Coordinator

The successful candidate will work with the BUMP festival and events manager to plan and promote the BUMP Festival with a focus on community activations. With assistance from the executive directors and board of directors of the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, the festival and event coordinator will make murals and events accessible to a broader audience safely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is a community driven initiative transforming the centre of Calgary, into an expansive open-air art gallery since 2017. The 2022 BUMP Festival runs from August 1 to 28, 2022.

Key Responsibilities

  • With guidance from the festival and events manager plan, manage, and promote the execution of the 2022 BUMP Festival, with a focus on ensuring accessibility to the public while adhering to current AHS guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Connect and collaborate with local partner businesses.
  • Lead the development of artist welcome packages and local resources.
  • Assist festival manager with the execution of all BUMP Festival events.
  • Plan and organize media relations with artists without interfering in painting schedules,
  • Plan and organize artist panel talks, artist interviews, and mural tours working around artist painting schedules.
  • Plan and organize artist and staff events with mural coordinators.
  • Lead and organize volunteers for events and activations as necessary.
  • Connect with mural coordinators to ensure artists are represented authentically.
  • Contribute to BUMP’s overall strategies as an enthusiastic, collaborative and supportive team member.
  • Participate as a team member by taking on administrative and logistical tasks to ensure delivery of seamless service.

Experience Requirements & Competencies

  • Experience in event planning and organization.
  • Competency in creating Google documents and spreadsheets.
  • Friendly and outgoing presence in the community.
  • Experience soliciting and building new business partnerships.
  • Exceptionally strong communication, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to process and interpret critical feedback into work.
  • Passionate about bringing visual arts into the community.
  • Handles challenges and complexities with grace and positivity.
  • Ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and effectively manage priorities.
  • Remote work at event and mural sites is required. Personal transportation is an asset.

Outcomes for youth include gaining experience in visual arts events, promotion and community building. Building relationships with project stakeholders, and practical experience working as part of a team in creating community and cultural experiences in Calgary. Developing skills in receiving and interpreting feedback, mentorship, coordinating amongst a team, and communication. Goals for staff will be outlined with team leaders at the beginning of the contract and monitored throughout.

An Empowering Work Environment

BUMP is operated by a small but mighty, close knit team of art enthusiasts and advocates who are always ready to roll up our sleeves to make things happen. We value and expect respectful communication, different perspectives and experiences, collaboration to achieve goals and a team environment where many hands make strong work. We get together when solving problems and share in the celebration of our team’s successes.

Our headquarters are located at the historic McHugh House Community and Arts Hub centrally located at the heart of the city on the corner of 17 Ave. and Centre St. SW Along with plenty of office space, we offer the opportunity for hybrid work from home or around town through a fully cloud-based environment.

Our Offer

All summer roles are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and applicants must be 18 to 30 years of age as of May 1, 2022, to qualify. We offer a minimum of 30 hours/week at $20/hour with 4% vacation. This is a contract position from May 2 to September 16, 2022, with potential for further extension.

Core work hours are business hours Monday to Friday. During the BUMP Festival and at other events hosted by the BNA, weekend and evening availability will be required.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter via BUMP Staff Applications before 5:00pm MT on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Applicants can submit for more than one role, but please state your preferred position.

Your cover letter must answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this role with BUMP?
  • Why is public art important in Calgary?

For more information, visit yycbump.ca.

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.

BUMP Honours the Land of Moh’kins’tsis.

BUMP is committed to seeking truth and reconciliation. Our values are centered around community, diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression. We strongly invite and encourage all members of Indigenous and racialized communities, people with disabilities, LGBTQIAS+ and women to apply.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, BUMP honours and acknowledges the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy (including the Siksika, Kainai, Piikani First Nations), as well as the Îyâxe (Stoney) Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), an Tsuut’ina First Nation.

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