TD Educational Coordinator

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TD Educational Coordinator

Contemporary Calgary is excited to announce the creation of a new position in our organization, the TD educational coordinator. Funded by a generous contribution from the TD Ready Commitment, this new position will help grow Contemporary Calgary’s educational programming while tangibly advancing our efforts to be welcoming, inclusive, engaging and relevant. This position is a tremendous opportunity for both Contemporary Calgary and the chosen candidate, offering the chance to dramatically expand our current and future educational programming while building the candidate’s career.

Job Title: TD Educational CoordinatorLocation: Contemporary Calgary, 701 11th St. SW, CalgaryFull or Part Time: Full TimeHours of Work: 40 hours/week. Weekend and evening work is required. Regular/Temporary: 2-year fixed term contract with possibility of extension subject to funding.Salary: $62,400/yearClosing date: Thursday, July 20, 2023

About this Position

This position is funded by the TD Ready Commitment and seeks to support an early-career educator who is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPOC). Early-career means within the first five years following graduation from a relevant program.

Because this position involves working with children, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search or share a recently completed PIC with Vulnerable Sector Search (completed in the last six months). Any offer of employment will be contingent on the outcome of the PIC.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of current first-aid training or undertake training in the first 30 days of the job.

About Contemporary Calgary

Contemporary Calgary provides Calgary and its visitors with a significant visual arts destination dedicated to modern and contemporary art. We believe that art can foster conversation, encourage the exploration of new ideas, and ultimately transform the places we live and the lives we lead.

Contemporary Calgary is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment that is reflective of the community we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates for this position.

Job Description

With the support of the curatorial department, the educational coordinator will research and develop an educational programming framework based on Contemporary Calgary’s exhibitions, public programs and artistic vision. The Coordinator will create inclusive, age-appropriate arts-focused learning programs and activities that will be delivered in the gallery at no cost to participants. The coordinator will assist in program delivery and supervise program facilitators.

The Educational Coordinator will:

  • Work with the curatorial team to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts and themes explored in Contemporary Calgary’s upcoming exhibitions, public programs and artistic vision.
  • Use their knowledge of age-appropriate learning outcomes to design arts-based programming that compliments Contemporary Calgary’s artistic direction and connects to the Alberta Learning Curriculum.
  • Research current contemporary arts education discourse and direction, and assess for implementation in our own program.
  • Build meaningful, long-term relationships and networks with a range of communities in order to understand and meet their needs for educational arts programming and promote their participation in our programs.
  • Provide leadership in the development of a short/long-term arts education strategy that complements the overall organizational goals and visions at Contemporary Calgary.
  • Develop strong lines of regular communication with Contemporary Calgary staff, as well as with key stakeholders (schools, teachers, parents, organizations, etc.).
  • Reduce barriers to access.
  • Coordinate and schedule all youth programming.
  • Procure art supplies required for youth programming.
  • Deliver programming with assistance from the educational facilitators and fill-in for facilitators when required.
  • Thoroughly train and supervise educational facilitators in program delivery.
  • Manage volunteers who provide program support.
  • Regularly evaluate educational programming and make adjustments as required.
  • Track program attendance and outcomes.
  • Develop clear outcomes, policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the success of Contemporary Calgary’s educational programming. This includes research and implementation of best practices for operating safe, inclusive, informative and appropriate programs.
  • Be an ambassador for Contemporary Calgary and its programs.
  • Undertake other relevant duties as required.

The ideal candidate:

  • Graduated from a recognized degree-granting educational program within the past five years.
  • Is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour.
  • Is passionate about the arts and is excited to share that passion with children ages 5 to 18.
  • Has previous experience working with children and delivering programming to youth.
  • Is willing to work on weekends and evenings as required.
  • Is creative, innovative, and enthusiastic.
  • Is kind, patient, open-minded and empathetic.
  • Works independently but will ask for assistance as needed.
  • Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Is fastidious about record keeping and adhering to safety rules.
  • Is dependable, punctual, and flexible.
  • Has the ability to travel within Calgary and provide their own transportation (preferred but not required).

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter and resume by July 20, 2023 to careers@contemporarycalgary.comSubject Line: TD Educational Coordinator

Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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