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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: info@momodancetheatre.org.
Please submit your letter of interest and resume along with salary expectation to: info@momodancetheatre.org
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2012
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 info@sledisland.com 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: http://www.sledisland.com/executive-director-job-posting-further-informa...
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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

TELUS Spark

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.

Responsibilities

• 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

Qualifications

• 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 careers@sparkscience.ca with "Manager, Exhibits" in the email subject line.

No telephone calls will be accepted.

theatre@rocky: Dance Instructors

theatre@rocky - the Theatre Dept. of Rocky Mountain College is seeking dance instructors to teach ballet, jazz, and African to first year acting students.

Classes: Oct. 18th and 25th. Jan. 17th, 24th, and 31st. Feb. 7th, 14th.
Thursdays 1:00-2:30.

We have a studio with a dance floor and mirrors.
Pay is $42/hr

Send resumes to Val Lieske - vlieske@rockymountaincollege.ca

www.rockymountaincollege.ca

Stride Art Gallery Association: Gallery Director

ORGANIZATION: THE STRIDE ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION

POSITION: Gallery Director

TERMS: 30-40 hours per week, 2 year contract beginning January 15, 2013

SALARY: $36,000 per annum plus benefits and professional development support

DEADLINE: Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 5 PM late, emailed, or faxed applications will not be considered

APPLY TO: Stride Gallery Hiring Committee

1004 MacLeod Trail SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M7

/MANDATE Stride supports artistic pursuits that combine innovative creative expression with informed critical discourse and promotes recognition of emerging, mid-career and established artists by providing opportunities for community engagement with contemporary art practices.

/VALUES Space

Time

Recognition

Independence

Discourse

Expression

/MISSION Stride provides gallery exhibition spaces and presentation opportunities for diverse art projects that stimulate a reconsideration and reframing of conventional points of view.

/VISION Stride envisions a curious and engaged  society that recognizes contemporary artists for their commitment to critical discourse and creative expression and their contributions to community and culture.

/JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Stride Art Gallery Association’s Board of Directors, the Gallery Director is responsible for all day-today operations of the Stride Gallery. Areas of responsibility include: financial management of the gallery, including but not limited to budget planning, grant writing, fundraising, invoicing, deposits, bookkeeping, preparation of reports and payroll; working with the Board of Directors to select and implement programming for Stride’s three exhibition spaces and other sites as requested; coordinating and overseeing the production and dissemination of publicity materials and publications; developing and maintaining partnerships within the local and national arts communities and organizations; recruiting and supervising volunteers and staff; maintaining gallery premises and equipment; and all other duties as required by the Board.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an artist or curator with a strong interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary visual art practices.

/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND ASSETS                     

 Minimum Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History or equivalent post-secondary visual arts education; 

 Some experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations;

 A background in arts administration and management is considered an asset;

 A solid understanding of contemporary visual art and related disciplines;

 Previous successful grant writing and fundraising experience;

 Familiarity with basic accounting and bookkeeping principles; 

 Excellent communication, presentation, writing, editing and time management skills;

 Working knowledge of Mac software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Simply Accounting; 

 A mature attitude and ability to work independently in a cooperative environment;

/APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter (two pages maximum) which includes a brief description of the applicants' knowledge of Stride Gallery, interest in artist-run culture, detailed understanding of the position and required skills, along with their curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum), at least two suitable references, and up to two writing samples (500 words maximum each) in confidence to the above address. 

STRIDE GALLERY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST IN THIS POSITION, THOUGH ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. www.stride.ab.ca

Newzones: Commercial Gallery Assistant

Position: Commercial Gallery Assistant
Address: 730 11th Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 0E4
Terms: 20 hours per week
Wage: Determined Upon Experience

Successful candidates will:
• Be a Canadian citizen
• Possess a degree in Art or Museum Studies
• Have a Drivers License and clean driving record
• Have a broad understanding of Canadian contemporary art and contemporary issues relevant to the visual arts
• Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Be competent in PC programs such as Outlook, Word, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat.
• Have practical knowledge of digital photography
• Be confident with use of power tools

Duties include but not limited to:
• Daily maintenance of gallery: cleaning of surfaces, floors etc.
• Handling and unpacking of artwork while ensuring the safety and security of artwork at all times
• Assist gallery with events as necessary
• Website maintenance
• Handling inquires via telephone and email.
• Performing a variety of administrative tasks
• Gaining comprehensive knowledge of gallery artists to interact with visitors

Please forward cover letter, resume and references to info@newzones.com by November 15, 2012

Calgary Girls Choir: Events/Development Coordinator

The Calgary Girls Choir is excited to open the competition for this new, year-long contract position. The Events/Development Coordinator will be responsible to initiate projects in fund development and social media as well as coordinate logistics for CGC major events. The Events/Development coordinator works collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to enhance fund development, audience development and chorister recruitment. If you are a self-starter, an excellent communicator with a collaborative working style and have some experience in fund development and events management, please email your resume to janice.schaalje@calgarygirlschoir.com.

Requirements
• At least 3 years of experience in fund development, marketing and/or events management
• Knowledge of value based marketing an asset
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to coordinate complex events and maintain attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to work and lead project teams.

Responsibilities
Fund Development
• Meets weekly with Executive Director to plan strategy and review targets
• Prepares budgets
• Plans and implements new and existing fund development campaigns
• Supports board efforts in fund development
• Researches and evaluates funding opportunities, prepares proposals and reports
• Develops and stewards relationships with funders and sponsors.
Chorister Recruitment/Audience Development:
• Prepares budgets
• Prepares and implements advertising and social media plan
• Investigates and activates distribution channels for music.
• Coordinates the internal and external advertising programs
Performances – Local and Fundraising
• Set budget with Executive Director
• Coordinates advertising of concerts.
• Books performance/rehearsal venues
• Plans and executes any fundraising events or sales
• Executes staging plans
• Writes program, staging notes
• Stage management the day of the performance.
• Organize holding rooms and chorister offstage activities
• Recruits and trains volunteers

Contact
Janice Schaalje, Executive Director
janice.schaalje@calgarygirlschoir.com

Hillhurst United Church: Part-Time Accompanist

Hillhurst United Church is seeking a pianist to work with the Music Director and worship team, to provide accompaniment for the worship services and choral program. If you are enthusiastic about participating in an engaging music ministry position and enjoy working in a vibrant, Affirming Church environment, then this position may be for you.

Please read the posting and if interested apply to Marsha Mah Poy:
Marsha Mah Poy
Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary, AB T2N3J6
office@hillhurstunited.com

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Manager, Education & Outreach

Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955, and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile live music ensembles. The Manager of Education and Outreach will be responsible for the creation, implementation, administration and promotion of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s (CPO) Education and Outreach activities. Directed towards community organizations, schools and non-traditional audiences, the Manager of Education and Outreach will ensure the CPO’s strategic goals are achieved as they pertain to each initiative.

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