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Summer Facilitators

This is a temporary opportunity, 30 hours per week, May 16 through August 26, 2022.

Location: Calgary

This position is on site but requires the ability to work remotely based on COVID-19 restrictions during the work period.

Who We Are

The National accessArts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and present opportunities for artists with disabilities. As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, we blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents and place in our communities.

Who You Are & What You Will Do

A highly motivated creator with an established creative skill set in 2D arts, 3D arts, or performing arts, and a desire to work with the disability community. You are passionate about helping artists achieve their arts goals, in all elements of the artistic process, and are committed to ensuring that creative decisions made by our artists are theirs and theirs alone. You will support the artists’ learning of specific mediums or styles while accounting for their unique abilities. As part of our creative team, you will assist with the development of digital/online facilitation while ensuring proper safety protocols, participating in team planning sessions, and supporting the National accessArts Centre at events and community programming.

Reporting to the manager, studio, you will work as part of a team committed to the advancement of our artists in our self-directed studios, both in-person and online, and seek to deliver outstanding opportunities.

Artist Support: Participate in artist assessment, goal planning, workshop development, understand and support
artists’ needs, guide artists to identify goals and conceptualize new works/styles, assist with individualized artist
training plans.

Studio Operations: Share responsibility of ensuring a clean and safe studio equipped to meet the needs of our
artists and their projects or practices; ensure any suspected mental or physical health challenges are appropriately
reported.

Assist with Exhibitions & Events: Provide the necessary support for all of the NaAC exhibitions and events,
including set up/tear down, hanging art works, set prep, etc.

Experience & Skills You’ll Bring
  • Established creative skill set in any of 2D mediums, 3D mediums, performing arts, or other relevant experience.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail.
  • Mature attitude, ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities (asset).
  • Strong team player, able to adapt to the differing needs of their environment.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Zoom facilitation.
 Pay Rate & Working Hours
  • $18.00/hour (+4% vacation pay)
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm + possible evenings or weekends
Eligibility

We are seeking to fill three of our summer positions under the Canada Summer Jobs grant. As per CSJ regulations, all candidates must be: 15 to 30 years of age at the start of employment, legally entitled to work in Canada and Alberta and a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment.

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter to Raewyn Reid, at raewyn.reid@accessarts.ca no later than Friday, April 22, 2022.

The National accessArts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Our employment decisions will be based on our organization’s needs for this position and the successful applicant’s qualifications.

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