Employment Opportunity: Community Projects Coordinator

Job Posting SC 2016

1 Full-time permanent position
Salary: $33,000 with benefits package
Location: Studio Central (project of Artbeat Studio), 444 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

Artbeat Studio Inc. is seeking a passionate and energetic team member for the position of Community Projects Coordinator to oversee the “Central Park; Ignite Your Creativity” project. This project enhances and extends Studio Central programming.

Studio Central is a project of Artbeat Studio, 444 Kennedy Street, providing art programming for residents of Central Park, north Portage neighborhood.  Programming provides opportunity for engagement with both visual and performing arts as a means of inspiring personal passion, building relationships, and bridging diverse groups. 

Job Summary

The Coordinator will oversee the inclusion of art ( performance and visual) at public spaces and events as a means of drawing positive attention to Central Park. The coordinator’s role  includes  working with local artists, organizations, business and levels of government in identifyng and creating opportunities to showcase and promote the cultural diversity of Central Park.  

The Community Projects Coordinator participates in community program development and implementation in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values and Budget determined by the Artbeat Studio Board and reports to the Executive Director.

The Coordinator’s role involves expanding existing local programs and partnerships as well as creating new projects and strategic partnerships that benefit both organizations and the individuals served  for the purpose of engaging local residents in community development activity through the arts.  A broad range of art forms are used to engage different community groups, including visual arts, performing arts and nutrition.     

Education & Experience:

  • University Degree (Master’s preferred) in Community Development, Social Work, City Planning, Architecture, Music, Fine Art, or related
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in at least two related fields of arts practice, for example; teaching, project management and working with inner city disadvantaged in a recreational/social setting
  • *Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements
  • Evidence of a commitment to ‘volunteerism’
  • Knowledge of trends in local, municipal, provincial and national trends in engaging community through art initiatives.
  • Experience with diverse and disadvantaged populations including ethno-cultural, visible minority, immigrant and aboriginal communities, homeless, youth at risk, LGBTIQ, and women
  • Project and budget management
  • Career Path Development (promoting persons from volunteer roles to paid employment)

Competencies & Skills:

  • Inspires trust among inner city population whose characteristics may include language barriers, mental illness, addictions, poverty, cognitive and developmental challenges.
  • Leadership that inspires self-confidence and encourages a creative and imaginative response.
  • Ability to coach, train, recruit, evaluate, supervise and inspire staff, volunteers and interns in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; comfortable making verbal presentations and writing reports and proposals in a concise and logical manner
  • Ability to produce long term plans involving project and program implementation.
  • Computer competence; MS Office, data base management and social media
  • Works effectively in multi-disciplinary teams that include members with highly divergent backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather data and contribute observations to ongoing research and analysis.
  • Manage, lead, set priorities and motivate project teams and deliver outcomes
  • Works well under pressure and is able to meet project/event milestones

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry
  • Valid Drivers’ License

For more details on Artbeat Studio and Studio Central, please see www.artbeatstudio.ca/studiocentral

Schedule “A”

“Community Projects Coordinator”

Central Park: Ignite your Creative Spirit! Project

Studio Central: Community Art Centre is a project of Artbeat Studio providing programming for residents of the Central Park, north Portage neighborhood.  Programming at Studio Central provides opportunity for engagement with both visual and performing arts as a means of inspiring personal passion, building relationships, bridging diverse groups.

The  Coordinator will oversee the inclusion of art (performance and visual) at public spaces and events as a means of drawing positive attention to Central Park. The coordinator’s role  includes  working with local artists, organizations, business and levels of government in identifyng and creating opportunities to showcase and promote the cultural diversity of Central Park.  

The Community Projects Coordinator participates in community program development and implementation in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values and Budget determined by the Artbeat Studio Board and reports to the Executive Director.

In this role, the Coordinator facilitates partnerships, collaborations, and linkages with organizations, groups, and individuals for the purpose of engaging local residents in community development activity through the arts.  A broad range of art forms are used to engage different community groups, including visual arts, theatre, dance, music, carnival arts and nutrition.  Strategies include: 

  • Promotional outreach of Studio Central programming (bulletin, pamphlets, presentations, social media, website, etc.),
  • Engagement of participant artists with external community projects (art animations, events, murals, art walls and exhibitions),
  • Development of a broad community participation base (membership on committees, arts organizations, presence at local cultural events, etc.) and a resource network of supporters, volunteers and community members.
  • Upbeat Artworks Gallery Boutique provides a unique PR opportunity, ongoing involvement with this project; on site and on-line is anticipated.
Administrative Roles Tasks
Public Relations ·         Facilitates participation of Artbeat Studio core program alumni
·         Engages tenants of 444 Kennedy through TAC
·         Engages  Central Park community residents
·         Promotes programs (in-person,  bulletins,  social media)
·         Community Projects; events, art walls, murals, Artbeat Annual distribution    
Volunteer Coordination ·         Recruits applications from volunteers for specific projects
·         Screens volunteers for appropriate role
·         Trains and mentors volunteers
·         Provides timely schedules for all participants
·         Monitors, and evaluates performance
·         Recognizes, encourages, and appreciates unique contributions
·         Promotes volunteers along their career path
Project Implementation ·         Oversees ‘community development’ projects & partnerships
·         Inspires and animates ‘creative response’ from  all project volunteers and participants
·         Oversees and promotes connection with Artbeat Studio/Studio Central/Upbeat Artworks at offsite events.
·         Promotes, facilitates & tracks ‘community-based’ projects/ performances
Reporting ·         Maintains daily dialogue with Artbeat Studio E.D.
·         Tracks ‘volunteer’ involvement with projects.
·         Tracks ongoing and emerging project  progress
·         Collaborates with staff to develop/assemble monthly Studio Central activity report with a focus on Community Projects.
·         Contributes to funding applications and reports as requested
·         Monthly updates to the ‘Community Development’ section of S.C. ‘Activity Reports’

 

Applications will be received (by email only) until Monday, May 15, 2017

Lucille Bart, Executive Director 

Artbeat Studio, 62 Albert St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1E9

Email:  lucille@artbeatstudio.ca    

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.