Employment Opportunity

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Artbeat Studio is seeking an imaginative and committed person to work directly with the artists and volunteers in the implementation of programming our Studio Central Urban Arts Centre located in the Manitoba Housing complex at 444 Kennedy St.  This is a full time position with a benefits package.    

Studio Central”, a project of Artbeat Studio Inc. provides local residents with an opportunity for engagement with both visual and performing arts as a means of inspiring personal passion, building relationships, and bridging diverse cultural groups. 

The Art Program Facilitator works directly with mentors and participants in the delivery of art programs for adults and youth in the inner-city Central Park neighbourhood. This is a collaborative role involving dialogue and discussion with other staff, volunteers, community organizations and program participants.                       

Qualifications and Demonstrated Experience: 

(evidenced in resume, references, and career portfolio)

  • Fine Arts degree (Masters preferred) with technical skills and experience in visual arts.
  • Criminal Record Check for Working with Children and Vulnerable People
  • Valid Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle.  
  • Trust building with an inner city population whose characteristics may include language barriers, mental illness, addictions, poverty, cognitive and developmental challenges.   
  • Mentoring that inspires self-confidence and encourages a creative and imaginative response.      
  • Leadership skills that promote art making as valid “career path” options.  
  • Ability to produce long term plans involving program implementation.
  • Organized with the capacity to manage volunteers in day to day studio operations
  • Computer competence; MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and data base management

Personal Characteristics:

  • Empathic, caring and compassionate
  • Hospitable, welcoming and invitational
  • Calm, communicative, and inspiring a sense of confidence in others
  • Creative, resourceful and highly task/project oriented
  • Comfortable approaching community members to fill volunteer and participatory roles. 

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

Please send your resume, with covering letter by Friday, October 18th, 2013 to:  

Lucille Bart, Executive Director 

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

Email:  lucille@artbeatstudio.ca    

Public Relations 

– Relationship building

– Program Promotions

  •  Facilitates participation of Artbeat Studio core program alumni
    • Personal follow-up with alumni to gage interest and appropriate volunteer roles.
  • Engages residents of 444 Kennedy complex
    • Personal presence in the building
    • TAC meetings and events, Cafeteria, other
  • Engages  Central Park community residents
    • Wellness Fairs, Community Events
    • Familiarization with local organizations
    • Tours and external visits
  • Develops bi-weekly bulletins, and contributes to social media
Volunteer Coordination

– Creative Techniques

– Studio Operations

  • Recruits applications from volunteers for Creative Techniques and Studio Operations.
  • Screens volunteers for most  the appropriate role
  • Orients volunteers in their roles
  • Provides timely schedules for all participants
  • Mentors, monitors, and evaluates performance
  • Recognizes, encourages, and appreciates unique contributions
  • Promotes volunteers along their career path

 

Program Implementation
  • Provides planning and promotions for the Creative Technique sessions and Studio Operations volunteer program.
  • Oversees Creative Techniques ‘extended options’; figure drawing, performance rehearsal and self-directed studio involving evening and Saturday commitments.
  • Manages inventory and budget for tools, materials and supplies for both on  and offsite  Creative Technique sessions  
  • Inspires and animates ‘creative response’  from  all project volunteers and participants
  • Oversees ‘art wall’ installations (and labeling) at Studio Central
  • Updates and tracking  of ‘art for exhibit’ inventory
Reporting
  • Maintains open dialogue with ‘Community Project Coordinator’ and Artbeat Studio’s  Executive Director
  • Updates  monthly ‘Activity Report’ with  program  data
  • Maintains and provides accurate volunteer records
  • Contributes to funding applications and reports as requested