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Job Call: Canada Summer Jobs Employment Position I returning students only

SUMMER PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
Deadline: 5:00 PM I May 15, 2017
 
Located in Calgary, Alberta, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art.
 
The SUMMER PROGRAMS ASSISTANT reports to the Director and works closely with gallery staff. The position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the research, development, and implementation of TRUCK’s public programs during the summer months. This summer position will focus on the development and presentation of programming with TRUCK'S mobile project space CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig). CAMPER’s mandate is to investigate the places where art, the road, education, and recreation meet, and to explore these intersections in an inclusive, participation-oriented manner that fosters public engagement and appreciation of contemporary art practices.
 
Tasks include liaising with participating artists and partner organizations, assisting with the development of a schedule of dates and communication strategy, assisting with budget and resource development, and providing support during the presentation of summer programs. 
 
This position also assists in day-to-day gallery operations including: exhibition facilitation, installation, promotion of events, and communication with gallery visitors, participating artists, and the media. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Applicants must currently be in a Bachelors' Degree program or equivalent in the Visual Arts or Arts Administration with a strong understanding of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture. Applicants must be comfortable and confident working with artists, the public, and have a keen interest in bringing art to the public through arts education. Skills required for this position include, excellent writing and speaking skills, research and organizational skills, the ability to work individually or as part of a team, a working knowledge of electronic distribution networks, and basic knowledge of Macintosh software. A driver's license will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will have a flexible schedule as the position will require some evening and weekend hours. This position is subject to the availability of funding through Canada Summer Jobs Employment Program. 
 
Eligible applicants must be:
  • between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
This position is for approx. 30 hours per week for 9 weeks commencing May 30, 2017. The rate of pay is $15 per hour. Late applications will not be accepted. 
 
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  
 
Submit applications including resume and cover letter to director@truck.ca
ATTN: Hiring Committee | Summer Programs Assistant
  

JOB CALL: Non-profit Internship for Alberta Post-Secondary Students
Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP)

Programming Assistant
Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED


The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students. Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions. Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The Programming Assistant works directly with permanent gallery staff and has a working relationship with artists and community partners. Providing assistance with the presentation of all aspects of our public programs and engagement activities, the Programming Assistant will assist with the installation and strike of exhibitions, research, development, and implementation of public programming; 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.
 
Ideal for someone with course work in:
  • Arts and Cultural Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Studies
  • Trades (Vocational)
  • Arts Administration/Management
Some specialized skills required:
  • Basic knowledge of power tools and painting
What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:
  • Develop knowledge relating to non-profit and artist-run culture
  • Experience working with exhibiting artists and program leaders
  • Develop understanding of gallery maintenance and exhibition preparation
ELIGIBILITY CRITERA:
  • You must be a post-secondary student living in Alberta.
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an international student with appropriate authorization as may be required from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to participate in SCiP. Currently, this is a valid study permit. (Up to 10% of SCiP internships can be filled by international students.
  • You must be currently enrolled at one of the 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta.
  • You must be a part time or full time certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student at an eligible institution. Open studies, non-credit, upgrading, or continuing education students do not qualify.
  • You must be registered in and attending at least one class at an institution during the academic year in which you begin your internship (August 1st – July 31st) and you must be able to provide proof of enrolment indicating this. Please note, an acceptance letter, either conditional or full, either conditional or full, from a post-secondary institution does not qualify you for the program until you have begun attending at least one class.
  • You are only able to receive one SCiP award per academic year (August 1st – July 31st).
  • You may not receive compensation other than the SCiP award for a SCiP internship. This includes a wage or honorarium.
  • You may not use a SCiP internship to meet an academic requirement or receive school credit. This includes using a SCiP internship for a course placement or practicum.

Interested applicants may apply directly through the SCiP website http://www.joinscip.ca/internships or you may apply directly to TRUCK by sending a cover letter and current resume to director@truck.ca