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Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers: Communications & Programming Coordinator (Student)

June 1 - Aug 8, 2014 | Application Deadline: May 10, 2014

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to encourage film making as art, reflecting and challenging our changing cultural landscape through production and exhibition of the Filmmaker.
Under the supervision of our Programming and Communications Director, the Communications and Programming Coordinator will provide a student in the fields of Communications, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, or Public Relations the opportunity to work and learn in a professional environment.

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
COMMUNICATIONS:
- Overseeing and collaborating with the summer intern
- Editing, research and assigning writers for our quarterly publication Answer Print
- Writing and distributing CSIF’s weekly e-newsletter
- Researching new online platforms for journal publishing
PROGRAMMING
- Researching local and international film programming opportunities and organizational collaborative prospects
- Overseeing planned local and national programming events
- Availability to assist with evening film screenings and CSIF events (set up, take down and volunteer coordination)

REQUIREMENTS
- Applicants should be entering their final year of undergraduate or first/second year of graduate study, with interest in pursuing a career in cultural programming or communications.
- Must be self-directed and a fast learner with the ability to direct interns and volunteers
- Advanced research and planning skills; proven report writing ability
- Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Excel and Word; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; Experience with Joomla is an asset
- Strong understanding of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Vimeo)
- A connection to and passion for the local, national and international arts & cultural community

HOURS/PAY
300 hours total (30 hours a week)
$17.50 per hour

Applicants MUST be returning to post-secondary school in the fall. Email a cover letter, resume, one writing sample and two references by May 10 to Nicola Waugh, Programming Director programming@csif.org

Glenbow Museum: Production Technician, Term Casual

See attached.

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society: Executive Director

Application deadline, Thursday, May 1st

Shape your future while shaping the future of a dynamic organization. Working closely with the provincial media arts community, this is an opportunity to grow and learn as you take a hands-on role in media arts advocacy, education and support. This is a half-time position, with a salary of $28,000/annum plus benefits. Applicants from across Alberta are welcomed. Details: http://amaas.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ED_AMAASJobcall_201...

School of Alberta Ballet: Development & Communications Officer

THE POSITION
The School of Alberta Ballet Development and Communications Officer will work pan-provincially to give the School of Alberta Ballet a consistent brand, strong market presence, and gold-standard parent communication.

The Development and Communications Officer is responsible for all school marketing and communication for the School’s Professional Division, Alberta Ballet II, and Open Divisions in both Calgary and Edmonton while supporting Development fund-raising initiatives.

The Development and Communications Officer will have a positive attitude and strong understanding of the importance of his/her position and how it contributes to the overall success of the School. The Development and Communications Officer demonstrates the core values of the organization with particular emphasis on professionalism, innovation, sound judgment, integrity, and fiscal responsibility.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• A University degree or diploma in communications, public relations, marketing, or arts administration, or equivalent experience
• 2 – 3 years directly related experience in marketing, communications, and/or development
• Experience with web content management programs (MadeSimpleCMS, Drupal, Constant Contact)
• Experience leading marketing projects from creative brief through to approval stages, working with a variety of cross-functional partners
• Demonstrated familiarity and achievements with social media channels
• Strong communications and organization skills
• Embrace accountability for performance within an assigned portfolio

KEY RESPONSIBILIITIES & DUTIES
Marketing
• Strategize, create and execute marketing and communication campaigns to support the School of Alberta Ballet’s 5 year Strategic Plan across Alberta
• Work in partnership with the marketing team to ensure all campaigns are managed effectively and data is accessible for analysis and reporting efficiently
• Assist in the development and management of School marketing project budgets for the marketing department, which will include monitoring expenses and analyzing the benefits versus costs for each
• Provide detailed reports about the progress of projects and ongoing work to the Manager, Marketing & Communications and the Director of Development and Communications
• Maintain a proactive, creative partnership role in the marketing department and assist with all marketing areas as required
• Manage the development of all School of Alberta marketing materials and see them from creation to production with support from the marketing team
• Work with box office team to ensure smooth sales execution for all School of Alberta Ballet ticketed events
• Plan and execute front of house activities at School of Alberta performances/monitor the performance of all marketing campaigns and sales targets for performances and class registration
• Assist with Alberta Ballet performances in support of School initiatives, including School promotions
• Assist with the stewardship of the Alberta Ballet brand

Communications
• Create School of Alberta weekly updates, monthly updates, Raising the Barre, and other parent communications
• Under the direction of Manager, Marketing and Communications, develop content and manage production of School of Alberta Ballet and Alberta Ballet II Playbills
• Maintain and update the School of Alberta Ballet website
• Maintain and develop content for School of Alberta Ballet social media accounts
• Conduct market research as it relates to the School’s programming
• Liaise with the Marketing Department’s media relations team to support School initiatives
• Arrange and attend strategic public events to increase overall School awareness
• Develop key networks within the community to build overall School awareness
• Execute all community-based marketing, such as listings on community calendars and posting on community boards

Development
• Proactively work with the Development team developing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and corporate prospects
• Administer overall relationship management and growth of individual and corporate gifts in assigned portfolio
• Meet and strive to exceed agreed targets including dollars raised, number of moves, number of asks and portfolio size
• Prioritize project management, ensuring the most effective use of time and resources
• Assist in the management and reporting on portfolio budgets, both revenue and expenses
• Actively develop, manage and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors, sponsors and partners using proven relationship management methods and practices to advance Alberta Ballet’s overall mission
• Assist with fundraising activities and special events
• Support Special Events Manager at all School of Alberta Ballet events

REPORTS TO
The Development and Communications Officer reports to the Manager, Marketing and Communications and the Director, Development and Communications

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Meran Currie-Roberts, Manager, Development and Communications by email at merancr@albertaballet.com

Application deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014

No phone calls please.

We thank all interested applicants, but only those moving forward in the recruiting process will be contacted.

Alberta Ballet: Senior Supervisor, Box Office & Customer Service

THE POSITION
Using their exceptional Tessitura knowledge, the Senior Supervisor, Box Office and Customer Service works to provide exceptional customer service to a diverse audience for subscription and individual performance sales of more than $5 million annually throughout Alberta.

The Senior Supervisor, Box Office and Customer Service is responsible for all areas of box office ticket sales, customer service and is an active participant with the Marketing Management team.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Must have Tessitura knowledge and experience in delivering exceptional customer service
• Must be able to work with the box office team through collaboration and clear communication
• Must be able to add to a team environment through proactively providing sales strategy
• Previous experience in financial reporting functions, monitoring and reconciling data

KEY RESPONSIBILIITIES & DUTIES
• Works with external consultants as needed on customizations, troubleshooting and training
• Process and manage incoming subscriptions and single ticket purchases from initial sales entry until to the performance date
• Deliver the highest degree of customer service
• Help build subscription season, packages and oversee rollover
• Oversee regular database clean up including reviewing constituent record structure, duplicate record management, annual clean-up of price maps as directed by the
• Assist with the management of seat inventory, reserved seats, sponsor tickets and other inventory related functions
• Updates performances in Tessitura with new price types and reserve seat when required
• Executes dynamic pricing strategy to reflect market trends on an on-going basis
• Reconciles individual batches, (including checking of floats as needed, issued and collected) and to investigate all batch differences as part of the reconciliation process to ensure accurate, timely, efficient financial returns
• Serves as one of the primary staff experts on Tessitura ticketing functions and is responsible for the maintenance of the ticket database and all functions supporting single ticket and subscription sales
• Works with external consultants as needed on customizations, trouble shooting and training
• Support Development and Marketing cross-functional partners with ongoing training and reporting
• Participate in all box office meetings and briefings between Calgary and Edmonton, including Group Sales on a regular basis as directed by the Manager of Box Office & Customer Service
• Assist in the creation of events, venues, price charts, and performance charts in Tessitura
• Assists with Tessitura data management, list pulls and analysis
• Works weekends and evenings on the phone, at the theatre, or other event venues as needed
• Works closely with the Alberta Ballet Front of House Manager during shows and at other times to ensure seamless delivery of customer service between box office and front of house staff

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Kyle Russell, Marketing & Communications Manager, by email at kyler@albertaballet.com

Application deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

No phone calls please.

We thank all interested applicants, but only those moving forward in the recruiting process will be contacted.

The New Gallery: Gallery & Residency Assistant

Gallery & Residency Assistant

Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Term: 35 hours per week, 14 week contract
Wages: $15 per hour

The New Gallery (TNG), a pioneering not-for-profit centre for contemporary art in Calgary, is seeking applications for the position of Gallery & Residency Assistant. At TNG, we strive to provide opportunities and venues for artists that foster social, political and critical creative practices while engaging and educating our local, national, and international communities on contemporary art.

The role of the Gallery & Residency Assistant is to support permanent TNG staff in the Gallery’s programs and operations, and to assist the professional artists participating in the organization’s residency program. The Gallery & Residency Assistant reports to the Administrative Director and will work with all permanent staff, visiting artists, and volunteers. Training specific to the role will be provided.

Qualifications:
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. Applicants must meet the following four CSJ requirements to be eligible:

• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and,
• be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualified candidates will be enrolled in one of the following programs: Studio Arts, Curatorial Studies, Art History, Art Education or the equivalent.

The successful applicant will be passionate about the Calgary visual arts sector, have a strong interest in and knowledge of contemporary art, and will be familiar with artist-run culture.

Priority will be given to individuals who have experience in assisting with and facilitating the projects of others, and can support of research and production in contemporary art practices. Additionally, the successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, and have strong communication and writing skills.

All candidates must also be comfortable working on a Mac OS and be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and various social media platforms.

Basic responsibilities include:

- Facilitate and support each resident artist’s project and public programs
- Maintain the John Snow House facility in support of the residency program
- Assist in fund development and sponsorships for residency program
- Volunteer Coordination for all events and fundraisers
- Assist in the installation and striking of exhibitions, as well as ongoing maintenance of the gallery
- Assist in the documentation of all exhibitions and events
- Assist in administrative and office tasks, i.e. filing, responding to public inquiries
- Promotion of organizational activities and programs via e-Newsletter, social media, and word of mouth
- Adhere to all current policies and procedures
- Provide accurate monthly reports concerning the Gallery & Residency Assistant’s activities
- Attend meetings, visioning sessions, events and workshops as required

Application Guidelines:

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and CV electronically to the following address. Paper submissions will not be reviewed.

E-mail: info@thenewgallery.org
Subject: Gallery & Residency Assistant Application

The cover letter should include a brief outline of the applicant’s knowledge of our organization and interest in artist-run centres. The letter should also demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the position and specifically address relevant qualifications and experiences.

Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society, operating as The New Gallery, is an equal opportunity employer. We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of Alberta’s diversity. Due to large application volumes, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fairy Tales Presentation Society: Festival Assistant (Contract)

Fairy Tales Presentation Society
Contract Position: Festival Assistant
Posted: April 11, 2014
Application closing date: April 23, 2014
Position Starts: May 5, 2014 and ends June 13, 2014 (6 weeks)

The Fairy Tales Presentation Society is looking for an energetic and career-minded student to join our team as Festival Assistant for six weeks for our 2014 Film Festival (http://www.fairytalesfilmfest.com). The ideal candidate will be interested in film presentation and be committed to the ideals of GLBTTQ diversity and inclusion.

Working with the Fairy Tales team, the Festival Assistant will be an integral part of the upcoming Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival and in charge of shipping and receiving, film tracking and reporting, and transportation, as well as assisting the Technical Director and programming. A background in communications, arts admin/business, film/arts, or event planning is an asset for this short-term contract, as well as technical savvy.

Duties Include:

Shipping & Receiving Films:
• Track shipping and receiving of all films and videos and work with shipping companies
• Timely delivery to and pick up from Festival venues
• Maintain shipping costs within Festival budget
• Work with the Technical Director to maintain updated schedule

Film Tracking & Condition Reporting:
• Maintain print tracking database and spreadsheet
• Continual reporting of film status and usage during film festival
• Provide condition reports on all video, hard drives and film before and after shipping
• Liaise with projectionists at the Festival venue, filmmakers and distributors on as-needed basis

Programming & Technical Support:
• Maintain condition of BluRays and DVDs
• Assist with house and projection operations during festival as needed
• Assisting with technical set-up and documentation of all panel talks, galas, and artist events.
• Rental, pickup and return of equipment.
• Assisting with Visiting Artists, including transportation.
• Assisting the Executive Director with other logistical and administrative tasks as needed.
• Assisting the Executive Director with Festival wrap duties and providing exit report/suggestions
• Working with Administration and Director for communications and programming related tasks
• Customer service skills to assist patrons with purchases and inquiries as required

Skills Required Include:
• High level of communication skills
• Able to positively represent Fairy Tales as an ambassador of the organization
• Work well under tight deadlines and manage time effectively
• Work effectively with a team and independently
• Technically strong to work with video formats and technical assistance
• Valid driver’s license is required; access to vehicle for week of festival May 23-31 is an asset
• Physically able to life and move equipment

This contract pays $15/hour for 6 weeks; the work is approximately 40 hours per week, with some weekend work required. Hours may be concentrated around the Festival May 23-31, 2014.

Application Deadline: 4pm Wednesday April 23, 2014 No Phone Calls Please. Please email your resume and cover letter addressed to James Demers to admin@fairytalesfilmfest.com.

Fairy Tales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, focusing on celebrating local and national queer artists of all artistic mediums including but not limited to film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture. While the term queer often refers to people who are LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning), Fairytales understands queer to also include those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically, and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society. We see queer as a vista, a way of looking at the world differently- with an eye towards diversity, criticality and inclusion.

Fairy Tales Presentation Society: Volunteer Coordinator (Contract)

Fairy Tales Presentation Society
Contract Position: Volunteer & Social Media Coordinator
Posted: April 11, 2014
Application closing date: April 23, 2014
Position Starts: May 5, 2014 and ends June 13, 2014 (6 weeks)

The Fairy Tales Presentation Society is looking for an energetic and career-minded STUDENT to join our team as Volunteer Coordinator for six weeks for our 2014 Sweet Sixteen Film Festival (http://www.fairytalesfilmfest.com). The ideal candidate will be interested in film presentation and be committed to the ideals of GLBTTQ diversity and inclusion.

Working with the Fairy Tales team, the Volunteer Coordinator will be an integral part of the upcoming Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival responsible for volunteer management as well as social media. A background in communications, arts admin/business, film/arts, or event planning is an asset for this short-term contract, as well as social media savvy. Fairy Tales provides an exciting and dynamic work environment with a supportive team.

Duties Include:

Volunteer Coordination:
• Working with staff to formalize a work plan and timeline for volunteer program
• Creating information package for new volunteers, set training schedules, and hour tracking procedures
• Ensuring volunteers follow policy and procedures, representing Fairy Tales in a professional manner with general public, partners, sponsors and staff
• Working with staff to address issues of conduct or conflicts should they arise
• Receiving and processing volunteer applications
• Organizing schedule and filling all volunteer shifts during the festival
• Executing a Volunteer Orientation event mid-May
• With Fairy Tales staff, training volunteers for various positions and being reasonably available to the volunteers to answer questions and address concerns
• Acting as a liaison between volunteers and Fairy Tales
• Providing a report at the completion of the Festival with overview of suggestions/summary
• Updating and maintaining the organization’s database

Social Media:
• Social Media coordinator for Festival – developing and executing content schedule of messages, photos, and videos including on Facebook and Twitter
• Assisting in office and with customer service (phone sales/inquiries) as required

Skills Required Include:
• Organization skills and ability to manage volunteers
• High level of communication skills
• Ability to positively represent Fairy Tales as an ambassador to the organization
• Social Media skills, especially Facebook and Twitter, including creativity
• Access to personal smart phone or mobile device (i.e. iPad) is required; access to laptop is an asset.

This contract pays $15/hour for 6 weeks; the work is approximately 40 hours per week, with some weekend work required. Hours may be concentrated around the Festival May 23-31, 2014.

Application Deadline: 4pm Wednesday April 23, 2014
No Phone Calls Please. Please email your resume and cover letter addressed to James Demers to admin@fairytalesfilmfest.com.

Fairy Tales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, focusing on celebrating local and national queer artists of all artistic mediums including but not limited to film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture. While the term queer often refers to people who are LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning), Fairytales understands queer to also include those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically, and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society. We see queer as a vista, a way of looking at the world differently- with an eye towards diversity, criticality and inclusion.

WP Puppet Theatre Society: Educational Content Writer (Contract)

Imaginative/creative/ work independently/excellent writing skills/knowledge of k-7 Alberta Education curriculum/understanding of interests and abilities of children aged 4 – 12/passionate about water and other environmental issues.

WP Puppet Theatre Society is looking for a technical writer to finish the Study Guide that accompanies our puppet production ‘Pigs in a Canoe and Other Watery Stories’. This online document builds on the excitement generated by the show and provides further learning opportunities for the audiences of both schools and general public, to understand the issues and subjects mentioned in the production. There are interactive activities, links, graphics and background information. At a minimum we would like to add a bibliography as well as additional interactive content, make it mobile-phone friendly, test it with children, and edit the existing document.

Applications should not be more than 6 pages and include:
1) Samples of past writing related to this project
2) A brief proposal of how you would improve the current on line study guide found at http://www.wppuppet.com/fun-guide.htm
3) Current resume
4) Proposed budget summary for the contract, up to a maximum of $4,000
5) Work to be completed by September 2014
6) The puppet production can be seen on May 2nd and 1st week of June in Calgary.

Submit to: wppuppet@telus.net with the subject heading PIC Study Guide
Background information on WP Puppet Theatre – www.wppuppet.com
Deadline for applications May 15, 2014

The Banff Centre: Sculpture Studio Facilitator

Please note: this is a termed position from June 16 to December 19, 2014.

The Visual/Digital Arts department is looking for a Sculpture Studio Facilitator to provide support for artists in creative residencies at The Banff Centre. Residency programs are generally 6 weeks in length and provide professional development, practice-based research, and focused production time for visual artists.

Responsibilities will include:
- Provide demonstrations in the use of all equipment and machinery in the wood, metal, mold-making, digital fabrication and foundry facilities. Ensure that all users can competently work safely with all equipment and hazardous materials.
- Coordinate the use of shop facilities between resident artists and the Walter Philips Gallery preparatory team.
- Act as project manager, consultant, or production person as determined from project to project.
- Assist resident artists who need technical help with their projects including advice in the selection of materials and help with special fabrication processes.
- Supervise and ensure the day-to-day maintenance and inventory of the Visual Arts Sculpture Studio and related equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Act as liaison between the resident artist and Banff Centre departments, especially as it pertains to use of other facilities, equipment, and services in accordance with program objectives and needs. Provide mentorship to participants in the Visual Arts Work Study program.
- Maintain and develop a personal art practice

The Ideal Candidate:
- Possesses, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in visual arts and experience as a practitioner and educator of sculpture processes.
- Brings experience operating and maintaining studio tools and equipment including woodworking and metalworking, and has knowledge and experience with mould-making, casting and digital fabrication techniques. Some foundry experience required.
- Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an aptitude for assisting and training artists.
- Is successful at prioritizing and is able to work effectively on multiple projects with minimal supervision.
- Is proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Special Requirements
- Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.
- From time-to-time, the Facilitator's responsibilities will require working irregular hours and weekends.

Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, termed, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probationary period.

This position pays $3425.50 per month increasing to $3807.38 per month after probation, working 37.5 hours per week.

Application Process
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website via www.banffcentre.ca/careers.

We are accepting applications for this position from April 15th to April 28th, 2014.

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