Monday, May 08, 2017

We're Hiring! Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program

Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program
Part-time Contract Position: $20 Per Hour
(14 hours per week for 13 weeks)

Position Summary
The Special Skills Summer Art Program is an eight-week program designed to teach specific art techniques and media to teens and adults through a series of demonstrations and workshops during July and August. Topics will be inspired by GPAG exhibitions, works in the collection and the skills and talents of Niagara artists.

Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Project Coordinator: Special Skills Summer Art Program will be responsible for planning, organizing, promoting and running the Special Skills Summer Art Program. He/she will be familiar with the regional arts community and have the ability to contact and communicate with artists from across the Niagara region who are experts in their particular fields and will be potential instructors. These artists will also be an important means of promoting the program and a primary group of potential participants.

Regular Sunday hours are required. The following duties and responsibilities indicate the general nature and scope of work associated with the position.

Scope of Duties:
Develop a program of workshops and demonstrations to be presented on the days reserved for SSSAP programming. Engage the services of artists, establish material needs etc.
Develop and run a marketing plan for the SSSAP program
Work with individual artist instructors to ensure that all the necessary supplies and equipment are provided for each program.
Develop assessment tools that will capture the data needed to assess the success of the program
Attend programs as the official gallery representative. Document the programs as required for interim and end of project reporting.

Secondary School Graduation Diploma
Good understanding of regional arts community, art practices, media and materials
Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
Strong computer and design skills

Training in Fine arts and/or arts administration
Experience working in an arts organization

Special Conditions
This position is a temporary part time contract funded by a Niagara Investment in Culture grant. The successful candidate will be expected to work all of the Sundays in July and August when programming is scheduled.

Terms of Appointment:
Position to commence: June, 2017 and end September 2017
14 hours per week (including 4 on Sundays during July and August) at $20 per hour.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 PM on Tuesday May 23, 2017 with the position title clearly indicated on and in the cover letter to:

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane,
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Attention: Rhona Wenger, Director

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from designated equity groups of the Government of Canada, Ontario and the Niagara Region are strongly encouraged to apply. The Town of Grimsby welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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