OPPORTUNITIES

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JOBS

 

INTERNSHIPS

Operations Coordinator, National Biennial ARCA Conference

Call extended until position is filled

Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres (AAARC) is seeking an Operations Coordinator to aid with the planning and organizing of the national biennial artist-run conference, to take place in Summer 2020. Following discussion at a board level, the call has been re-opened with a wage increase. This position will receive $21 - $24 per hour commensurate with experience. The call for applications will remain open until the position is filled.

About the Position

The Operations Coordinator, in conjunction with AAARC’s Board of Directors, will create the foundation for the upcoming national biennial conference, co-hosted with Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA), and taking place in Summer 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for the conference’s financials, including fund development, grant writing, drafting contracts, managing budgets, and reporting; internal and external communications, including marketing and digital dissemination planning, and liaising with participating organizations and conference artistic directors/curators (presenters/delegates); and logistics, including delegate needs such as registration, programming venues, accommodations, catering, technical setup, et cetera. This role will initially be a part-time position with the opportunity to transition into a full-time, 1-year contract after 6-months.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.aaarc.ca/opportunities

 

TRUCK SUPPORTS INTERNSHIPS THROUGH THE SERVING COMMUNITIES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SCIP), PROVIDING VALUABLE EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXHIBITIONS, EDUCATION, AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS & SUPPORTS OUR ADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATIONS.

 

SCiP brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities & offers a framework for post-secondary students to gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

*Please note: SCIP intern calls will be posted each September. Please contact director(at)truck.ca if you have questions about this program.

Communications Intern

Duties include: researching online communication strategies and streamlining digital engagement tools; updating and maintaining website and social media in concert with the Engagement Coordinator; organizing, integrating, and consolidating online archive and video interviews; and providing other assistance as required.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a keen attention to detail, be highly organized and willing to learn, and have strong problem-solving and communication skills. Training specific to the role will be provided.

Some specialized skills required:

  • Have strong problem-solving and communication skills

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Familiarity with online promotional tools, social media, and wordpress website management

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Develop knowledge relating to non-profit and artist-run culture

  • Experience working with various aspects of the development and delivery of visual arts promotion and communications

  • Contribute to the successful development and integration of TRUCK's online communication tools

Programming Intern

The Programming Assistant works directly with permanent gallery staff. The Programming Assistant will assist with the installation and strike of exhibitions, and will communicate with the general public, gallery visitors, and partner organizations.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in and knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture. Skills for this position include experience working with power tools, and experience with Mac OSX software. Additionally, the candidate will exhibit a keen attention to detail, be self-motivated and willing to learn, and have strong problem-solving and communication skills. Training specific to the role will be provided.

Some specialized skills required:

  • Experience working with artists

  • Knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture

  • Basic knowledge of power tools and painting

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Communicate with gallery staff, volunteers and patrons about exhibits and programs

  • Assist with the installation and strike of exhibits

  • Develop understanding of gallery maintenance and exhibition preparation

  • Develop knowledge relating to non-profit and artist-run culture

Fundraising Intern

The Fundraising Intern supports TRUCK's fundraising activities, including managing the administration and coordination of our annual spring auction fundraiser. The Fundraising Intern will manage communications with artists and partners, support permanent staff with securing donations and sponsorship, and develop and execute event publicity.

This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about non-profit fund development while developing relationships with artists and arts organizations in Calgary.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a keen attention to detail, be highly organized and willing to learn, and have strong problem-solving and communication skills. Training specific to the role will be provided.

Some specialized skills required:

  • Experience with InDesign and Illustrator considered an asset

  • Familiarity with online promotional tools and social media

  • Strong communication skills

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Contribute to the successful development of a major fundraiser

  • Assisting with various aspects of the development and delivery of visual arts promotion and communications