EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

APRIL 28, 2022

Employment Opportunity (deadline has passed)

Struts Gallery – Programming Coordinator

Deadline for Applications:  The deadline for this opportunity has passed (Monday, May 23rd)

 

Located in Sackville, New Brunswick, the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, Struts Gallery is a dynamic artist-run centre presenting a year-round program of exhibitions, artist residencies, workshops, youth programs and cultural events.

 

Position Summary

  • Starting annual salary of $30,000 - Full-time (4-day work week + some evenings and weekends)

  • 4 weeks paid vacation with additional unpaid leave possible as approved by the Director/Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis

  • Health benefits through a group insurance plan (after 3 month probationary period)

  • one-year term, renewable dependent on funding.

  • Preferred Start Date: June 14th (negotiable)

  • Short-term accommodations may be available depending on start date.

 

Job Outline

Reporting to the Director, the Programming Coordinator works collaboratively with the Director, Production Manager, and board of directors to support the day-to-day programming at the gallery. Responsibilities include website updates and web-shop management, social media strategy and content creation, communications, intern training, and a variety of day-to-day and administrative tasks related to our ongoing programming and facility.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Programming: Support and coordinate public programming in collaboration with staff, committees, community partners and participating artists. Tasks could include: logistics, volunteer recruitment, artwork installation and research.

  • Website updates, Social Media Management/Content Creation, Communications: Effectively promote Struts activities and engage audiences through community outreach and publicity.

  • Administration: Contribute to grant writing/reporting, budgeting, operations and attend board meetings.

  • Membership & Fundraising work with staff to maintain and engage membership and support our fundraising initiatives.

  • Public Outreach: Represent Struts Gallery at public events and meetings as appropriate, both regionally and nationally, in collaboration with other staff.

 

Qualifications

  • An evident commitment to and enthusiasm for contemporary art practices, artists, and inclusive community-engaged programming.

  • Strong computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms, and proficiency with/high aptitude to learn other programs and applications (e.g. databases, graphics, web utilities)

  • Minimum two-years arts admin or related experience.

  • Ability to assume leadership and take initiative, as well as collaborate and support others.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

  • Willingness to be flexible with work schedule including some evenings and weekends

  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French would be an asset
     

Context

 

Struts Gallery is located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of this land.

 

To Apply

 

Please submit your application via email to info (at) strutsgallery (dot) ca as a single PDF including cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references.

 

Struts Gallery is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from candidates who are members of racialized communities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage within diverse communities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

We appreciate and will acknowledge receipt of all applications, though we will only follow up with those who are short-listed.