EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

APRIL 29/2021

DIRECTOR 

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, 11:59 PM AST

Applications can be submitted by email to hrstrutsgallery@gmail.com

 

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working collaboratively with other staff, the Director will play a key role in shaping and contributing to the current and future creative vision of Struts Gallery and all its programs and be responsible for the administrative stewardship of the organization.

 

POSITION SUMMARY
 

  • Starting salary of $45,000

  • Full-time (4-day workweek + some evenings and weekends)

  • 4 weeks paid vacation and two weeks of paid Professional Development leave annually, with additional unpaid leave possible as approved by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis

  • Health benefits through a group insurance plan

  • Three-year term, with the option to renew

  • Preferred Start Date: June 23rd (negotiable)

  • Short-term accommodations available if necessary (contact hrstrutsgallery@gmail.com  for more info)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Programming: Development and implementation of public programming in collaboration with programming committees, the board, staff, and key partnerships - upholding the mandate and artistic vision of Struts Gallery

  • Human Resources: Payroll, training, supervision of staff

  • Administration: grant writing, budgeting, preparing reports, attending board meetings, day-to-day operations

  • Membership & Fundraising: Cultivating long-term relationships with the community, coordinating and implementing fundraising initiatives and members’ projects

  • Facilities Management: Fundraising and development toward the renovation of 7 Lorne Street, gallery maintenance, rental agreements, liaising with property manager

  • Public Outreach: Representing Struts Gallery at public events and meetings as appropriate, both in the region and nationally, in collaboration with other staff

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An evident commitment to and enthusiasm for contemporary art practices & artists

  • A vision for the role of artist-run centres

  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster a healthy work environment

  • Relevant experience and education

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

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

  • An interest in the challenges and opportunities that this position offers

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

  • Website and design experience would be an asset

  • Struts will consider applicants with a wide range of experiences and qualifications

CONTEXT


Struts Gallery is located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. Struts began its activities in 1980 and was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1982. With media art as an integral part of the centre’s history, they expanded their activities in 1999 to become Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre in order to address the membership’s need for access to production equipment, professional development, and technical support.

 

Today Struts Gallery is one organization: An artist-run centre championing the creation and presentation of the work of contemporary artists and a media arts production centre with the resources necessary to facilitate the development of video, film, audio, and new media artworks.

 

Struts Gallery is dedicated to:

  • Presenting exceptional contemporary art to the public through exhibitions, artist residencies, festivals, screenings, and performances

  • Providing public workshops on a wide variety of contemporary art methods and concepts

  • Facilitating public artist talks and lectures by artists and arts professionals

  • Operating a resource library of contemporary film, video, and texts on contemporary art

  • Promoting the development of media art by providing training, facilities, and specialized equipment

 

Struts values production as highly as presentation. We strive to support professional artists while building their networks and providing opportunities for thought-provoking discourse with diverse audiences. Through our programming we aim to establish a supportive and creative environment that facilitates research, production, and presentation within a dynamic context for professional artists. We encourage interactions between artists of diverse perspectives, disciplines, career levels, and regions, and provide a platform for the public to engage with and experience the work of international, national, and regional contemporary artists.

 

TO APPLY

Applications can be submitted by email to the Board’s attention at hrstrutsgallery.com. Please include with your application a cover letter, resume, and contact information for up to three references. Candidates may choose to include optional supplementary materials they deem relevant to their application (writing samples, documentation, etc).

 

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.

 

All candidates will be notified regarding the outcome of their application.

APRIL 29/2021

WEB & PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
YCW GRADUATE INTERNSHIP

OVERVIEW

$15.50/hour, 35 hours/week, two week paid vacation at holiday break
Target start date: May 18, 2021
End date: March 19, 2022

Application review will begin May 10th.
 

DESCRIPTION OF ROLE

The Web & Program Administrator will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to building new website capabilities; continuing migration of data from the previous site to the new one; facilitating online and off-site programming and promoting these activities on our various digital platforms, while also providing support with the day-to-day activities of the gallery as they pertain to administrative, programming and communications related tasks. The successful candidate must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution and have knowledge of and interest in art, ideally through study in a Fine Arts, Art History, or a Museums Studies program.

QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Should well versed in digital content generation;

  • Comfort working to deadline;

  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.

  • Comfort liaising with artists and community members;

  • Strong research skills and the ability to work independently;

  • A quick learner with a keen eye for details;

  • Comfortable working in a Mac environment;

  • Skilled with basic computer applications;

  • Experience with Photoshop would be preferred; experience Illustrator would be an asset;

  • Experience with website platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace and Wix would be an asset.

ELIGIBILITY

This position is funded by Young Canada Works (YCW), all applicants should make sure that they can meet YCW’s eligibility requirements for graduate internships. 

An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

  • are unemployed or underemployed;

  • are a college or university graduate; and

  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.
     

Struts Gallery is committed to diversity, inclusiveness and an equitable hiring process to remove barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups.
 

TO APPLY

Please forward your name, CV with two references, and a cover letter with the subject line “YCW Web & Program Administrator” to info@strutsgallery.ca. Application review will begin May 10th and will continue until the position is filled.
 

WORKSITE ADDRESS

Struts Gallery
7 Lorne Street
Sackville, NB 
E4L 3Z6