Program Manager

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Program Manager

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Come work with us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture.

At the AUArts Students’ Association, you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution.

Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

The AUArts SA program manager is a 0.75FTE position that supports the development of students by identifying and providing accessible resources, ensuring the successful operations of our programming initiatives, and acting as a liaison between community partners and the student body.

Core Objectives

The program manager contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • To create and manage long term goals that develop our programs and support the organization’s strategic direction.
  • To identify and provide accessible resources for the student body to support their growth as leaders in the creative industry.
  • To supervise assigned team members and support their ability to achieve the objectives of their role.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Programming:
    • Support the program planning process by providing input on program goals and action plans.
    • Build and enhance working relationships with community partners.
    • Identify potential resources and opportunities that support program and student development.
  • Human Resources:
    • Provide oversight and direction to employees in the operating unit in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
    • Monitor employee performance and provide regular effective feedback.
  • Communications:
    • Work with the communications team to ensure all programs are promoted to all relevant audiences.
  • Finance:
    • Support the development of programming budgets and operating plans.
    • Monitor financial reports to ensure budget targets are being met.

Who You Are

Here at the AUArts SA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too.

Equity & Diversity

Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at AUArts, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment

Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation

Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.


  • Education background with a focus on the arts, non-profit studies, business administration and management, or other related areas considered an asset.
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist-run culture, program development, youth empowerment, and business or arts administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities.
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, implement goal setting strategies and monitor progress.
  • Experience in implementing evaluation methods and reporting on outcomes.
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills.
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset.

The Perks

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule and ability to occasionally work from home.
  • Shorter working hours during the summer months.
  • Professional development opportunities covered by the association.
  • Staff appreciation events.
  • Competitive salary and benefits coverage.
  • Paid time off during the winter holidays, and plenty of vacation and flex days.

Apply Now

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better. Please also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for, and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to Sarah Grodecki, AUArts SA Executive Director, by email at

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2019, at 4:00pm. Interviews are planned to take place between May 20 and 24, 2019, and the anticipated start date for this position are June 1, 2019.

The AUArts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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