OPPORTUNITIES

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CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

TRUCK is currently seeking Board members to serve a two-year volunteer term (renewable) who will bring dedication, energy, and experience to the organization. We are seeking folks with a broad range of knowledge and skills, including accounting, fundraising and development, human resources, communications and marketing, and who have a strong interest in contemporary art practices. We especially welcome applications from artists, writers, curators, cultural workers and those with previous board experience.

TRUCK values diversity and inclusivity in our communities. We highly encourage applications from visible minority group members, Indigenous 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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • An interest in contemporary art & commitment to the work of the organization

  • Willingness to serve on committees

  • Attendance at monthly board meetings, committee meetings

  • Support of, and participation in, TRUCK activities (fundraising, programming activities, etc.)

  • Ability to contribute specific skills and attributes in one or more areas of Board governance

GENERAL DUTIES

Board directors are fully informed on organizational matters and participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in the matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy, including:

1.      Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received from the Board, its standing committees and staff
2.      Monitor all Board policies
3.      Review the bylaws and policy manual and recommend bylaw changes as appropriate
4.      Review the Board’s structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
5.      Participate in the development of TRUCK’s organizational plan and annual review
6.      Approve the annual budget
7.      Approve hiring and release of staff, and develop appropriate job descriptions and contracts for staff
8.      Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, staff members and the community to enhance TRUCK’s ability to achieve its goals

If you feel like TRUCK might be a good fit for you, please send a statement of interest (max. one page) and resume to TRUCK Executive Director, Ginger Carlson, at director@truck.ca. Potential applicants are invited to contact the TRUCK Director in advance of submitting their applications if they have any questions regarding TRUCK and/or Board member requirements and duties. Nominations will be evaluated by the current Board and Staff and successful candidates will be invited to interview. The deadline for nominations is June 7, 2019. Successful applicants will be nominated to the board at TRUCK’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2019.

TRUCK is committed to accommodating applicants with barriers to the recruitment procedures outlined above. Please notify us if you require accommodation in respect to the materials or procedures used at any time during this process, and we will work with you to determine how to meet your needs.

JOBS

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

 

INTERNSHIPS

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