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Job (Calgary): Arts Commons – Programming Assistant (Part Time Seasonal)

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Job (Calgary): Arts Commons – Programming Assistant (Part Time Seasonal)


We are seeking an enthusiastic team player to fill the seasonal contract position of Programming Assistant. The primary function of the Programming Assistant is to support the Producing & Engagement Associate and the Visual & Media Arts Associate in our programming team (also known as Arts Commons Presents). Duties will include programming and community event planning and coordination, visual arts installations and support, and general administrative support. This role is ideal for emerging arts administrators with a keen interest in inter-disciplinary arts practise. Candidates must be well organized, eager to learn and some experience in the arts sector and administrative aptitude is required.

Arts Commons is an equal opportunity employer. It has been, is, and will continue to be our policy to afford employment opportunities to all qualified persons, regardless of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical or mental disability, ancestry, age, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation, and equal pay. All matters related to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotion, discipline, discharge, and all treatment on the job, will be free of discriminatory practices, according to Alberta human rights legislation.

Primary Responsibilities:

Event Coordinating Assistance
• Assist with the planning and execution of community arts partner events, artist receptions, artist professional development events, special projects and productions

Administrative Assistance
• General departmental assistance with artist and event agreements, details and information gathering, reporting and data consolidation
• Assist with the documentation of Visual and Media Arts exhibitions and community projects

The Programming Assistant is a seasonal member of the Programming team, and will play an integral role in helping achieve Arts Commons’ organizational goals. This work schedule is determined according to key event dates and required availability.

Applicants must have 1-2 years of experience in an arts and culture related position. Experience planning events, production or producing is preferred. Experience in multi-disciplinary arts or visual arts is an asset. Other desired skills and qualifications include:
• Excellent verbal and written communications
• Highly organized
• Responsible and independent
• Customer service skills 
• Team player and collaborator
• Ability to work evening and weekends 
• Good understanding of arts sector and local arts scene
• A passion for the arts!

This part-time position is a flexible 15 hour work week, with event based evening and weekend work. The contract is 24 weeks in total or 360 hours, beginning mid-January 2019 until end June 2019.
Where weeks may require more than 15 hours, other weeks will be reduced accordingly.

Compensation: $22 / hour, bi-weekly

About Arts Commons:
Arts Commons is a key contributor to the social, economic, cultural and intellectual life and well-being of the citizens of Calgary and are one of Canada’s largest and most vibrant arts centres. Located in the heart of Calgary’s Cultural District in the downtown core, the centre occupies a full city block and is home to five theatres and the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Each year, the centre hosts over 1,800 performances and events, including live theatre, concerts, dance productions, readings, public forums, art exhibits, and much more. The resident companies of Arts Commons including Alberta Theatre Projects, Arts Commons Presents, Calgary International Children’s Festival, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Downstage, One Yellow Rabbit, and Theatre Calgary create, perform, and present a wide range of award-winning and highly acclaimed theatre and concerts each season. Arts Commons also houses rehearsal spaces, a costume and set construction shop, administrative offices, meeting rooms, a café, and the centralized Arts Commons Box Office.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources
Arts Commons
205 – 8th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9 

Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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