Job Posting: Community Art Program Coordinator for “Central Park: Ignite Your Creativity” Project

Job Posting SC 2016

1 Full-time Term Position – 36 hours/week
Salary: $33,000
Location: Studio Central (project of Artbeat Studio), 444 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of Artbeat Studio, the Studio Central Community Art Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, coordinating volunteers, and reporting on art project activities that promote local community development in Central Park.

Studio Central; ‘community art centre’ accommodates free art programming (performance and visual) for residents of Central Park and the North Portage area of Winnipeg.  Community building occurs when participants are provided with mentorship in the arts and opportunity to participate in community building events.  Quoting Julius Nyerere, 1968, “…people cannot be developed. They can only develop themselves by participating in activities which affect their well-being”.  At Studio Central, local residents along with Artbeat Studio alumni participate both as volunteers in delivering programming as well as participating in art making and performance activities.

Studio Central has experienced continuous growth in programming and participation since 2011.

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.

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’

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 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

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

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile, please email cover letter and resume by Monday April 11th, 2016

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.