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The Art Gallery of Calgary: Manager of Public Programs

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Public Programs

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Art Curator and the President & CEO

KEY RELATIONSHIPS: (1) Senior Art Curator (2) Manager, School Programs (3) Manager, Marketing and Communications (4) Manager, Development, (5) Managers, Gallery Events/Logistics

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Manager, Public Programs oversees the planning and execution of The Art Gallery of Calgary Public Program activities including Community Festivals and Art Walks, Gallery Tours, Artist Talks, Workshops, Creativity Classes, Family Fun Days, Exhibition Openings, Tastings and other cultural collaborations. The Manager, Public Programs devises and implements tie-in programming for all exhibitions as well as independent events and community/cultural partnerships. The Manager, Public Programs coordinates contract educators and/or hosts the gallery’s public programs, in addition to working with the Manager, School Programs to oversee the hiring, training and supervision of contract programming staff. The Manager, Public Programs works closely with the curator on all exhibitions and designated curatorial projects for their educational and programming component.

The Manager, Public Programs is a professional with:
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
• Solid knowledge of social media technologies and marketing tools.
• Demonstrated proficiency in audience development and program planning and delivery.
• A post secondary degree in fine arts, art history, education or related discipline with emphasis on contemporary visual culture.
• An extensive knowledge of current trends in all forms of contemporary art, related cultural practices and audience development strategies.
• The demonstrated ability to work with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
• The foresight to develop new and innovative programming for The AGC’s target audience and clientele.
• An established network of contacts in the local and national art and culture communities is strongly preferred.


• Plan concepts and delivery for all in-gallery youth and adult programs, including ENMAX Family Fun Days, First Thursdays, Gallery Tours, Artist Talks and Workshops, Cultural Festivals and more.
• Work with the President & CEO, the Senior Art Curator and the Manager, School Programs on conceptual development of workshops, lectures, tours, talks, tastings, and other programs and hire hosts/lecturers as required.
• Hire, train and supervise contract public program staff.
• Oversee training and supervision of public program volunteers.
• Ensure consistent and exceptional quality within all public programs.
• Oversee and plan training processes for university and college practicum students.
• Develop and monitor budgets for public program activities.
• Develop, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate all public programs including art workshops and any additional public activities, demonstrations and programs.
• Build and maintain relationships with programmers/partners regarding The AGC’s public programming. Handle inquiries, program booking, and scheduling.
• Purchase necessary supplies for all public programs keeping within budgetary allocations.
• Work with the Manager, Marketing & Communications to prepare mail-outs, marketing and media content for public program activities.
• Design and deliver the monthly AGC E-newsletter promoting exhibitions and spotlighting public programs and other gallery events and initiatives.
• Update the website for public programming activities and initiatives on a monthly basis or as needed for each exhibition cycle.
• Maintain all database tracking systems for public program activities.
• Research and initiate new public programs as necessary in consultation with the Senior Director and other staff.
• Maintain, and build relationships among the arts and culture community including those already established (Calgary Public Library, WordFest, Calgary Arts Development, City of Calgary, U of C, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, Cantos/National Music Foundation, ACAD, Art Walk, Beakerhead) among others in development.
• Handle public speaking engagements including media interviews and public lectures, among others.
• Other duties as required.

Email your resume and a short cover letter to: Sarah Stephens, Manager of Administration at by December 15, 2012.

Edmonton Arts Council: Executive Director

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is a non-profit society and charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community.

We are recruiting for an Executive Director to successfully lead and manage all aspects of the EAC operations in accordance with the strategic direction as set by the Board of Directors. In addition to demonstrating high caliber leadership skills, the successful candidate will be a strong advocate, relationship builder and have the ability to influence key stakeholders ultimately to serve the arts in Edmonton.

In addition to proven experience in a senior management position in a not-for-profit environment, the following competencies will be critical to possess:

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to plan, develop and execute strategic business plans
• Provide leadership in the daily management of operations including human resources, fiscal, legal and fiduciary compliance, accounting and budgeting
• Proven ability to develop and adapt to a growing organization structure with diverse program areas and multiple stakeholders with diverse interests
• Experience in developing and implementing policy guidelines with a solid understanding of effective governance for not-for-profit organizations
• A creative and innovative approach to improve the operations of the organization and to create new opportunities

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in a related discipline. An advanced degree (i.e. MBA) would be preferred.

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

Closing Date
If you are passionate about making a difference and contributing to the future success of the EAC, please submit your cover letter and resume, along with salary expectations, no later than January 7, 2013 to the Edmonton Arts Council at

Email: (single-file attachment only please)
Mail: Edmonton Arts Council
Prince of Wales Armoury, 2nd Floor
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Canada T5H 3Z9

The Edmonton Arts Council thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

For a complete job description for this position and for more information about the Edmonton Arts Council, please visit:

Operations Director: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is seeking applications for the position of Operations Director.

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2012 at 4pm
Start Date: January 7th, 2013
The Operations Director will be responsible for the following major duties:
Overseeing the daily operations of the organization including accounting and financial operations; grant writing and reporting; researching and implementing fundraising opportunities and alternative revenue sources; representing CSIF interests with other member organizations.

The Operations Director acts with the mandate of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers to administer the operations of the society. Applicants must have strong administrative skills including bookkeeping/accounting, budgeting, strong oral and written communication skills with a proven record of successful grant writing. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as a part of a team. Knowledge of the Canadian media arts, filmmaking and/or artist-run centres would be an asset.

• Setting financial priorities; developing and overseeing short and long-term operational planning for the organization in collaboration with the Production, Programming and Communications Directors, Committees and the Board of Directors
• Managing all financial activity, including bookkeeping, banking, and preparing regular financial reports for the Board of Directors
• Overseeing the operational management of the society, including negotiating and managing contracts
• Developing short and long-term strategies to meet fundraising targets and seek out new avenues of revenue
• Researching, writing and coordinating operational, special project and employment grant applications (governmental, foundational, corporate, and private)
• Coordination and administration of fundraising events
• Attending all Board of Director and Committee meetings as required

The is a one-year maternity leave position, full-time (35 hrs / week) with an annual salary of $35,000 – $40,000 depending on experience. There is an expectation that incumbents will be available to work some Saturdays, and will attend and support events held outside of regular business hours as needed. Health benefits are a possibility to be discussed with the successful applicant.

Applications must include a cover letter, a current resume, writing sample and three letters of reference.

Applications can be delivered to the CSIF offices between 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, or mailed to Suite 103, 223 – 12th Ave SW, Calgary AB, T3E 7L4. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

The CSIF is an equal opportunity employer. Selections will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.

Operations Manager (Contract) - Beakerhead

Duration: Six-month contract (potential to renew)
Closing Date: November 23, 2012

Beakerhead is an annual flashpoint at the crossroads of creativity and engineering that brings these sectors together to compete, build and exhibit interactive works of art and entertainment.

Starting September 2013, and annually after that, Beakerhead will be a five-day citywide highly participatory event that explodes in Calgary’s major educational institutions, arts and culture venues, on the streets and, most importantly, in communities.

Beakerhead is a non-profit society propelled by a core secretariat staff team. This position is a full-time, six-month contract with opportunity for renewal or employee status as the organization grows.

Operations Manager Contract – Roles and Responsibilities:
Beakerhead is seeking a multi-talented self-starter to play a critical role in ensuring efficient operations and growth of Beakerhead programs and platforms.

Like in any new organization, each member of Beakerhead’s core team should have the ability to masterfully take on a variety of responsibilities with passion, creativity and a positive approach.

At Beakerhead, the Operations Manager will be part of building the organization’s culture, create and contribute to systems and procedures that will support the growth of the organization, and have direct impact on the community through relationships with sponsors, program partners and community members.

Responsibilities will include:
* Work with the Program Manager to initiate systems to bring core Beakerhead programs and events to fruition (ie: assist with development of timelines and plans, recruiting team members and consultants, managing community relations, etc).
* Act as coordinator on selected Beakerhead program, initiatives and events.
* Create and implement logistical systems to track and report on Beakerhead’s progress regarding program/events and related sponsorships.
* Assist in the establishment of a system for sponsorship stewardship and reporting.
* Manage Beakerhead office and administrative functions.
* Develop office procedures, communications and culture.
* Coordinate executive and board meetings.
* Create and populate Beakerhead archive system.

Qualifications and Experience:
* Minimum five years in project management or communications.
* Experience creating and implementing administrative and budget-tracking management practices and procedures.
* Detail oriented, with excellent organization and planning skills.
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
* Self-starter who takes initiative.
* Competence with office software (Excel, Word, etc). Familiarity with Google Apps (Google Docs, Gmail) is not required but will prove helpful.
* Experience working in a startup or non-profit environment and with creating sponsorship reports is a valuable asset.
* Team-oriented.
* Willingness to experiment.
* A desire to build something BIG!

Compensation is based upon the successful candidate’s experience and is within range of the salary levels within educational and non-profit sectors.

Work hours are somewhat flexible. Part-time contracts are possible dependent upon successful candidate’s experience level.

How to Apply:
Beakerhead is only as creative as its people, so show us your personality. Please submit a cover letter detailing salary expectations and your experience.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Jasmine Antonick Startup Manager, Beakerhead

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Publicist

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been live in Calgary since 1955. Live with the world's
leading artists. Live in a wonderful range of genres. Live for an average of five concerts a
month. Live in Southern Alberta as one of North America's finest and most versatile orchestras.
The CPO has been an integral part of our vibrant community for over fifty years and will
continue to celebrate some of the world’s greatest music presented in the CPO’s own innovative
style that will excite, entertain and inspire music lovers of all ages.

TELUS Spark: Graphic Designer, Marketing

Graphic Designer, Marketing

Start Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: November 7, 2012

Are you a graphic design professional looking for a challenge? Do you want to be part of something new and innovative?
TELUS Spark is a registered not-for-profit organization founded in 1967. Opening doors for up to 400,000 visitors annually, TELUS Spark has taken the leading role in providing interactive learning experiences in science for families from Calgary and Southern Alberta for over 45 years. TELUS Spark has recently completed an exciting and innovative project to build the first new purpose-built science centre in Canada in over 25 years – filling it with ground-breaking exhibits and programs that will engage people of all ages in a unique mix of science, technology and art experiences.
TELUS Spark opened on October 29, 2011, and we are looking for people who share our passion for science, technology and art and who dream of making a difference in the lives of people of all ages. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.
TELUS Spark has over 120 full-time and part-time staff and over 130 dynamic volunteers that drive our organization’s vision and mission, making TELUS Spark a great place to work and volunteer.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Marketing this role is a key member of the Marketing Department, serving all teams within the organization and responsible for developing and implementing internal and external creative that engages hundreds of thousands of Calgarians and Southern Albertans each year. The Graphic Designer we’re looking for is highly organized, creative, collaborative and possesses both strong communication skills and cutting-edge design skills. This person is fuelled by a fast-paced and dynamic environment and is adept at delivering multiple projects simultaneously with an awesomely high level of service, accuracy and positivity. The ideal candidate is a passionate generalist, just as comfortable working within a production environment as they are developing innovative and unique creative.


• Develop and deliver compelling creative and solutions on-time and on-budget that reflect, adhere to and ultimately enhance TELUS Spark’s brand in mediums including, but not limited to:
o Digital, Print and Out Of Home Advertising
o Web environments (internal and external – CSS experience required)
o Physical and Digital Signage
o Print collateral and publications
o Multimedia productions and/or Exhibit Gallery environments

• Manage critical paths for multiple design projects from concept to completion, in collaboration with the Senior Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator (from the point of request to determine project goals/deliverables through to production estimates/budgets, creative review/approval, production and implementation).

• Ensure that creative meets all identity and organizational standards and objectives, technical and content specifications and that it is trafficked on-time and displays accurately.

• Maintain industry and technical savvy by ongoing review of compelling industry campaigns and creative; reviewing professional publications; and participating in professional societies / networking opportunities.

• Foster positive working relationships with the team, departments, suppliers and stakeholders.

• Function effectively within a high-performing, accountable, innovative and achievement-oriented team where attention to detail, communication, collaboration and the ability to effectively implement critical feedback is key.

• Be knowledgeable of current and upcoming Exhibits, HD Digital Dome Shows, Feature Gallery Presentations, Special Events and Programs, and where to go for answers.

• Provide support to, and undertake special projects at the request of the Director, Marketing, Senior Graphic Designer and Coordinator, Marketing.


The ideal candidate will have:
• A post-secondary degree/diploma in Graphic Design and a strong design portfolio with 3-4+ years of progressive client-side experience or related agency experience
• High proficiency in the use of CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Bridge, and MS Office Suite, including Word and PowerPoint, in a Macintosh/PC environment
• Demonstrated aptitude for quick creative and technical thinking, with acute attention to detail
• The ability to multi-task and balance priorities in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines – you’re responsible, timely and prepared
• Demonstrated success in developing, communicating and delivering compelling advertising creative across multiple mediums
• Understanding of the strengths and limitations of your tools and how they impact your designs
• Experience conducting press checks, and knowledge of paper, printing and mounting techniques
• Natural intuitiveness, infinite patience, and a strong desire to learn, work and grow in an enthusiastic environment
• A self-starter with the ability to be an approachable team player, willing and able to work with others
• The following are considered an asset:
o HTML coding experience
o Photography and/or multimedia skills
o Keynote design experience
o Experience developing for interactivity
o Writing and editing skills
o Scala experience
• Criminal Records Check will be required
• The successful candidate will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends

If you’re a collaborative self-starter who is looking for an opportunity to stretch your creative muscles by working across multiple mediums and environments, we want to hear from you!

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to with "Graphic Designer" in the email subject line.

No telephone calls will be accepted.

MoMo MultiAbility Dance Theatre: Artistic Director

Situated in Calgary, Alberta, MoMo Dance Theatre is Western Canada’s first and only integrated dance theatre company. Founded in 2003, MoMo creates and performs its own work for performance in company shows and local theatre and dance festivals. MoMo offers regular classes to adults and youth of all abilities and is striving to expand its community programming. The company has a staff of three (Artistic Director, Administrator and Artistic Associate) and an annual operating budget of $130,000.00.

MoMo is seeking an Artistic Director to take responsibility for the overall artistic direction and administration of the company.

The successful candidate will have a degree in dance or community dance and 2 -3 years experience in dance education with diverse populations and community development work. Additionally the candidate will have a strong studio practice as both a teacher & choreographer with a CV and portfolio of professional work. With the ability to lead a small team, you should demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, have the ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure. Skill and experience in overseeing the production of a show, grant and proposal writing and working effectively with a Board of Directors is expected. The position will commence on May 1, 2013.

For more information and a full description of the position, please contact us at:
Please submit your letter of interest and resume along with salary expectation to:
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Sled Island: Executive Director

Sled Island Arts Fellowship, the producer of Western Canada’s largest music and arts festival, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Executive Director. This is a top-level position that will report directly to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, including the production and presentation of the annual Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.

Founded in 2007, the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival has established itself as an important part of North America’s music and arts scene, consistently showcasing some of the finest established and emerging musical, artistic and comedic talent from around the world and serving as a champion of Calgary’s arts community, including the many local businesses and venues that support it.

Sled Island’s Executive Director will be responsible for continuing to build and expand the organization and the annual 4-day festival by developing and maintaining partnerships, providing sound business management and by working closely with the Board of Directors to develop strategic direction.

The successful applicant will have a passion for independent music and arts, will possess strong partner development skills and an understanding of financial management, and must be highly organized with experience in producing and promoting cultural events. Specifically, Sled Island’s Executive Director should have experience with the following:

- Financial management and budgeting;
- Developing and maintaining relationships with partners;
- Identifying and pursuing public funding opportunities;
- Office administration;
- Supervision of staff and volunteers; and
- Reporting to a board of directors.

Experience with booking and promoting live music and working in a non-profit environment are considerable assets.

Compensation for this unique full-time position will be commensurate to the successful candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.

Submissions should be addressed to the attention of Sled Island’s Board of Directors, Hiring Committee, and can be sent electronically to or by mail to:
2206a 4th Street SW, Calgary AB T2S 1W9.
Submissions must be received by November 5, 2012.

For more information on this posting please see:
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Alberta Ballet: Box Office Customer Service Representative and Group Sales Coordinator

The Box Office Customer Service Representative and Group Sales Coordinator is responsible for all areas of box office ticket sales, customer service, is the lead in selling groups and schools and is an active participant on the marketing management team.

See attached for more.

TELUS Spark: Manager, Exhibits


Manager, Exhibits

Start Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: October 29, 2012

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to be a part of something new and innovative? We’re looking for someone who shares our passion for science, engineering, technology and art to lead a diverse and creative team of exhibit developers and shop technicians to give all of our visitors a compelling experience.

TELUS Spark is a registered not-for-profit organization founded in 1967. Opening doors for over 400,000 visitors annually, TELUS Spark has taken the leading role in providing interactive learning experiences in science for families from Calgary and Southern Alberta for over 40 years. TELUS Spark has recently completed an exciting and innovative project to build the first new purpose-built science centre in Canada in over 25 years – filling it with ground-breaking exhibits and programs that will engage people of all ages in a unique mix of science, technology and art experiences.

The new TELUS Spark opened on October 29, 2011, and we are looking for people who share our passion for science, technology and art and who dream of making a difference in the lives of people of all ages. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

TELUS Spark has over 120 full-time and part-time staff and over 130 dynamic volunteers that drive our organization’s vision and mission, making TELUS Spark a great place to work and volunteer.

Position Description

Reporting to the Director, Exhibits and Programs, the Manager, Exhibits we’re looking for is highly organized, systematic and skilled at tracking and coordinating projects. Someone who relishes the challenge of balancing a complex blend of tasks with different timelines and levels of urgency. Someone who can assess the department’s systems and personalities to identify and remove roadblocks to progress. Someone who can represent the needs of our visitors in working with other departments within Spark and beyond the Science Centre’s walls. If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.


• Track and prioritize tasks related to new exhibit development, iteration of existing
exhibits and exhibit maintenance
• Approve and monitor purchases related to exhibits

• Develop and maintain systems for the optimum function of the team
• Collaborate with other departments at Spark to develop exhibit-related procedures and ensure clear communication on issues affecting exhibit operations
• Manage operations of the shop, including systems to allow exhibit and program developers to safely use shop tools
• Design and implement systems for preventative maintenance in order to minimize downtime for exhibits
• Work with outside vendors, contractors and suppliers
• Participate in regular skill development workshops and professional development as a member of our learning organization
• Other tasks as assigned


• University degree and/or college diploma or equivalent experience
• More than two years of experience planning, tracking and administering projects
• Clear understanding of the value of exhibits in a great visitor experience and the factors that must be balanced in creating and maintaining them
• Understanding of the design and fabrication of hands-on, interactive exhibits; ability to read design drawings and shop drawings
• Skill at motivating diverse personalities
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, including with external partners
• A motivated leader who will take initiative to solve problems and be a lifelong learner
• Budget management experience an asset
• Criminal Records Check will be required
• Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to with "Manager, Exhibits" in the email subject line.

No telephone calls will be accepted.


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