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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.

Alberta Ballet: Ballet Master/Mistress

ALBERTA BALLET
POSITION PROFILE: BALLET MASTER/MISTRESS

THE POSITION
Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Ballet Master/Mistress is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of all company programming. This is a full time 44 week contract, renewable annually with benefits and a competitive salary.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The following responsibilities are the key job requirements of the Ballet Master/Mistress:
• Teach company class
• Staging ballets
• Assist in scheduling and casting as required
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Must be willing to tour extensively with the company

Skills and Qualifications
• Past experience as an accomplished professional dancer in wide-ranging repertoire is essential
• Extensive experience in teaching professional, classically-trained dancers
• Extensive experience in rehearsing classical, neo-classical, and contemporary repertoire
• Experience in assisting choreographers during creation
• Experience in teaching master classes to dancers of all ages
• Extremely positive attitude and inspiring presence
• Understanding of, and experience of working within a union agreement
• Sound interpersonal and team building skills
• Knowledge of dance history
• Sound basic computer skills (Microsoft suite of programs)
• English required, additional languages an asset

To Apply
Please submit via email a cover letter, resume and three references to samanthaj@albertaballet.com by May 16, 2014.

No phone calls please

For a full job description and to learn more about Alberta Ballet please visit http://www.albertaballet.com

CJSW Radio: Student Summer Jobs

CJSW Radio has applied for grants for a number of summer positions this year through the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

These positions are limited to students who were enrolled in school over the past year, are between the ages of 18 and 30, and are returning to school full-time in the fall. The positions are as follows:

  • Festivals Coordinator
  • Multicultural Coordinator
  • Community News Coordinator
  • Archivist
  • Programming/Promotions Coordinator
  • Multicultural News Coordinator

Full details on all of these positions are posted below.

These positions are scheduled to start Monday, May 6, 2014. The rate of pay is $13.00 per hour and the length of term is 16 weeks of full-time employment at 37.5 hours per week.

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining why you want to work at CJSW this summer to CJSW’s Station Manager via email: cjswadm@ucalgary.ca. Alternatively, you can drop off or mail in your application to:

CJSW Station Manager
Rm 312, MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Interviews will be conducted in late April.

Application deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

FESTIVALS COORDINATOR

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with summer festivals to coordinate CJSW’s participation as sponsor. CJSW sponsors over 25 festivals each summer including Carifest, Blues Fest, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Greek Festival, Afrikadey!, Sled Island and many more.
  • Work with the CJSW Station Manager, Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator to plan and finalize sponsorship contracts with the organizations running festivals in Calgary.
  • Ensure the implementation of on air and print advertisements associated with sponsorship agreements and the Production Coordinator.
  • Schedule and train volunteers to be at festival booths and provide community outreach.
  • Coordinate and create CJSW promotional materials such as brochures, program guides, etc. to enhance the festival experience.
  • Organize CJSW’s own annual charity street hockey tournament, the Slurpee Cup.
  • Work with the CJSW Station Manager, Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator to plan and finalize sponsorship contracts with the organizations running festivals in Calgary.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Strong leader able to train volunteers and get other motivated.
  • Prepared to balance a number of priorities against tight deadlines.
  • Open minded and prepared to work with culturally diverse groups, organizations and volunteers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large numbers of volunteers.
  • Problem solving, setting timelines and following up with phone and email correspondence is an important part of this multi-project-based position.
  • Experience with computers, graphic and/or art design is an asset.

MULTICULTURAL COORDINATOR

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Meet with multicultural program hosts and volunteers to assess needs.
  • Work closely with the CJSW Program Director to further improve and promote the multicultural programs on CJSW.
  • Produce promotional material - creating spots to be aired promoting each show, gathering and posting show info to the CJSW website, and, if necessary, developing any appropriate print material.
  • Assist in writing and producing advertisements for cultural festivals and events.
  • Assist multicultural programmers in developing newsworthy content and arranging interviews and guests.
  • Produce stock content for yearly cultural events, such as Black History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Develop outreach initiatives for multicultural communities to increase community involvement.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational and delegation skills.
  • Open minded and prepared to work with culturally diverse groups, organizations and volunteers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large numbers of volunteers.
  • Self-starter and finisher of projects.
  • Strong understanding of the sound of non-commercial radio.

COMMUNITY NEWS COORDINATOR

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the full-time News Director to produce, present, and promote at least one hour of CJSW’s news and spoken word content per week. This process will include, but is not limited to:
    • Performing the necessary research into a subject
    • Contacting interview subjects, publicists or event organizers to arrange an interview or to arrange recording of a lecture
    • Writing a proper question line
    • Conducting an engaging interview
    • Editing the interview or lecture for broadcast
    • Writing and recording narration
    • Preparing the segment for broadcast with appropriate music beds
    • Promoting the segment via CJSW’s website and social media
  • It will be the responsibility of the Community News Coordinator to ensure that all content aligns with CJSW’s news and spoken word department mandate which strives to cover local issues and events not given adequate coverage by mainstream media.
  • All coverage will be local in nature with additional emphasis given to issues with a focus on:
    • The arts community
    • First Nations and Metis Canadians
    • Newcomers to Canada
    • The environment
    • Homelessness
    • Community building
    • Calgarians living with disabilities
  • Operate as a leader within the news department, regularly communicating with the News Coordinator and assisting in the coordination of volunteer programmers.
  • Become familiar with CJSW’s in-house news and spoken word educational materials (guides, tutorials, policies) and suggest updates where appropriate.
  • Maintain CJSW’s news and specialty programming contact database.
  • Establish, manage and maintain accounts for various social networking programs with a goal of community outreach and promotion of spoken word programs.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of broadcast journalism, a desired candidate would already have a base knowledge of how to provide CJSW listeners with a fair, accurate, and balanced account of events and issues.
  • A familiarity with local cultural, environmental, and community organizations here in the City of Calgary.
  • A technical education relating to recording, editing and producing radio here at CJSW will be provided, however prior knowledge of sound production facilities and technology would be an asset.
  • Ability to train and work with new volunteers looking to produce news and spoken word content here at CJSW.
  • An understanding of social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress, as well as the Adobe Design Suite.
  • Ability to work closely with the News Director and Program Director to develop new initiatives for creating and publicizing spoken word content.

ARCHIVISIT

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop a plan to digitize CJSW’s culturally valuable physical archives of radio interviews, musical performances and historic moments from the past 28 years.
  • Digitally archive, catalogue and tag materials for future access and use, and potentially make these materials available to the public based on cultural relevance.
  • Coordinate and train volunteers alongside CJSW’s Production Coordinator to help with the actual digitization.
  • Create a plan to better archive and catalogue future on-air interviews and musical performances.
  • Coordinate special projects such as live recordings and live studio sessions (recording bands and musicians).
  • Work with CJSW’s Engineer and News Director to maintain, repair and troubleshoot CJSW’s production facilities and equipment.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of sound production facilities and technology, including Logic Pro and ProTools, digital recorders, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and strong leadership.
  • Good decision-making abilities to solve problems.
  • Creative and open to ideas.
  • Desire to develop technical and practical (“hands on”) skills through experience.

PROGRAMMING/PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Create and design CJSW promotional materials such as brochures, info packages, pamphlets, program guides, etc. for distribution at local music, art and cultural festivals. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the diversity of CJSW’s programming.
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan to promote the diversity of CJSW’s programming, with a particular emphasis on the variety of musical genres and cultural groups represented on our airwaves.
  • Work with Festivals Coordinator to actively develop CJSW’s participation as a sponsor of the summer festivals including Carifest, Greek Festival, Afrikadey!, Aboriginal Awareness Week, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Sled Island and more with CJSW staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate special events, projects and promotions for internal and external audiences, such as CJSW’s fundraising events and live “on-location” broadcasts.
  • Organize CJSW’s own annual charity street hockey tournament, the Slurpee Cup.
  • Recruit, train, and organize CJSW volunteers for sponsored events.
  • Work with the CJSW staff to create and implement outreach campaigns to promote the station and the diverse programming found on CJSW.
  • Provide creative graphic design assistance for the CJSW website and other social media networks.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of marketing and public relations, a desired candidate would already have some experience with computers and graphic design programs and software.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking and planning skills.
  • Possess excellent communication and delegation skills.
  • Marketing knowledge and experience.
  • Education or a strong interest in art design is an asset.

MULTICULTURAL NEWS COORDINATOR

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance of the full-time News Director to produce, present, and promote at least one hour of CJSW’s news and spoken word content per week. This process will include, but is not limited to:
    • Performing the necessary research into a subject
    • Contacting interview subjects, publicists or event organizers to arrange an interview or to arrange recording of a lecture
    • Writing a proper question line
    • Conducting an engaging interview
    • Editing the interview or lecture for broadcast
    • Writing and recording narration
    • Preparing the segment for broadcast with appropriate music beds
    • Promoting the segment via CJSW’s website and social media
  • It will be the responsibility of the Multicultural News Coordinator to ensure that all content aligns with CJSW’s news and spoken word department mandate which strives to cover local issues and events not given adequate coverage by mainstream media.
  • All coverage will be local in nature with additional emphasis given to issues with a cultural focus.
  • Operate as a leader within the news department, regularly communicating with the News Coordinator and assisting in the coordination of volunteer programmers.
  • Become familiar with CJSW’s in-house news and spoken word educational materials (guides, tutorials, policies) and suggest updates where appropriate.
  • Maintain CJSW’s news and specialty programming contact database.
  • Establish, manage and maintain accounts for various social networking programs with a goal of community outreach and promotion of spoken word programs.

Required Skills

  • Although this position is designed to directly develop career-experience in the field of broadcast journalism, a desired candidate would already have a base knowledge of how to provide CJSW listeners with a fair, accurate, and balanced account of events and issues.
  • A familiarity with local cultural organizations, issues and events here in the City of Calgary.
  • A technical education relating to recording, editing and producing radio here at CJSW will be provided, however prior knowledge of sound production facilities and technology would be an asset.
  • Ability to train and work with new volunteers looking to produce news and spoken word content here at CJSW.
  • An understanding of social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Wordpress, as well as the Adobe Design Suite.
  • Ability to work closely with the News Director and Program Director to develop new initiatives for creating and publicizing multicultural content.

Dance On Edge: Dance Teacher (Part Time)

Dance On Edge is looking for an organized and reliable dance instructor to teach part time at their well established studio in North Central Calgary. Must be willing to teach all ages and abilities. RAD and/or ADAPT certification is an asset, but not a requirement. The applicant must have a strong knowledge of ballet technique and terminology.

Dance On Edge provides quality instruction in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and preschool dance. Applicants must be able to teach ballet and one or more of the above disciplines. Position to start September 2014. Please submit all resumes by email to danceonedge.inc@shaw.ca – no phone calls.

Calgary Folk Music Festival: Executive Director

CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Position: Executive Director
Employer: The Folk Festival Society of Calgary

Since 1979 the Folk Festival Society of Calgary has produced the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park, as well as related events at other venues throughout the year. In 2013 the Society opened Festival Hall in Inglewood, which added another exciting dimension to the continuing evolution of the Society as one of the premier arts organizations in Calgary. The Society operates as a not-for-profit entity and a registered charitable organization with an annual budget of over $4 million, nine full-time and six-part time staff and 2000 volunteers.

The Society is currently seeking an Executive Director who will work closely with senior management to maintain a thriving Festival that enhances the quality of life in our community through the celebration of music from diverse cultures. The successful candidate for the Society’s key leadership role will be accountable to the Board of Directors for the success and long-term sustainability of the Folk Music Festival and Festival Hall. S/he will be familiar with the funding and financial challenges common to such organizations, will have an excellent track record creating and meeting budgets, will have an understanding of facility operations, and will possess the financial acumen and strategic organizational and planning skills to lead the Society while engaging and motivating staff. This special person will give direction and leadership to provide the vision and implement the Society's strategic goals and objectives.

The search committee will begin consideration of candidates in April 2014. Please send one PDF file containing a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and salary expectations in confidence to: cfmfed@gmail.com. We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Quickdraw Animation Society: Animation Intern

Quickdraw is looking for an Animation Intern
DEADLINE April 25, 2014

A not-for-profit artist-run centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Quickdraw Animation Society is a place for people who love animation. We encourage animation production, dissemination and appreciation through screenings, workshops, courses, camps, and other events designed to ignite the public’s passion for the medium, including our GIRAF animation festival held each November.
Quickdraw is celebrating its 30th year in 2014, and we’re pretty darned excited. We’ve got a lot planned, and one of those things is to help someone spend their summer making one sweet animation. Seriously, that’s it. This is a full-time (37.5 hour/week) contract position, reporting to the programming director, and pays $13/hr for the 14-week contract ($6,825). This position is for a returning post-secondary student between the ages of 18 and 30.

Responsibilities
• Spend 14 weeks getting paid to make your own animated short
• Make sure that the short is awesome
• Receive weekly mentorship from an instructor with years of animation experience

Qualifications
• Strong artistic abilities and a unique aesthetic
• Familiarity with animation software such as Toon Boom, Dragon Frame, iStopMotion, AfterEffects etc. is a major asset—we will be providing support, but candidates with solid fundamentals are preferred
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to follow through and complete a project are essential

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability along with an idea of the project that you would like to complete, a current resumé or CV and a portfolio of your work.
Please send your application including resume and cover letter before 5pm on April 25, 2014 to director@quickdrawanimation.ca
Subject line: “QUICKDRAW ANIMATION Summer Office Administrator”
Or apply in person to #201, 351 11 Ave SW during office hours.
Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified parties.
We thank you for your interest. All applications will be confidential.

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