OPPORTUNITY: work with grunt

June 23rd, 2017 by

grunt gallery is hiring for two positions: Communications Director (part-time) and Administrative Coordinator (contract).

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Communications Director

Location: grunt gallery
Reporting to: Program Director

Hours: 28 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work. Flexible schedule.

Remuneration: $23 per hour

Start date: July 31, 2017

General Description of the Position:

The Communications Director is an energetic and creative person that is responsible for clearly articulating grunt’s public identity to a broad-based audience. The Communications Director develops and leads strategies for information dissemination across multiple platforms that align with grunt’s vision, mission and values. Communicating programming and fundraising initiatives through newsletters, advertisements, press releases and social media are the main streams of communication. This position also monitors and posts to all social media outlets to ensure an active presence and generates content to keep the grunt website fresh and current. The Communications Director oversees the production of brochures, catalogues and other printed material, coordinates exhibition openings and various events, and maintains basic customer service while at the gallery. The Communications Director works collaboratively with grunt staff, board members and the public to maintain a high level of community engagement.

Required Competencies:

Written Communication
Marketing
Computer/IT
Fundraising

Networking
Flexibility
Creativity
Reliability

Resourcefulness
Tolerance
Commitment

General Responsibilities:

• Developing and leading marketing, publicity and communications strategies for the gallery.
• Promoting programming and fundraising through newsletters, advertisements, press releases, website content and social media.
• Working closely with the Program Director and other staff to maintain an excellent understanding of program requirements.
• Writing clear and impactful content for a variety of communications platforms.
• Working with designers to develop design and layout of print and digital materials.
• Website management and updates.
• Coordinating and hosting exhibition openings and other events.
• Participation in and support of various sub-committees and project groups, as required.
• Some volunteer coordination and supervision.
• Assisting with customer service.
• Other duties, as required.

Required Skills and Education:

• Excellent understanding of artist-run centres.
• Post-secondary education in an arts related program is an asset.
• Preferably, previous experience (work or volunteer) in a communications role.
• Advanced writing skills.
• Excellent knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
• Strong knowledge of WordPress.
• Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
• Must be highly organized, detail oriented, committed to quality and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Strong time management skills.
• Resourceful, hands-on and pro-active.
• Outgoing, social and comfortable with public speaking.
• Ability to work flexible hours.

Business Ethics and the Workplace:

• The Communications Director must promote and set the example for ensuring a friendly, courteous, respectful and professional workplace.
• The Communications Director must maintain the confidentiality of all personal, private and professional information obtained within the course of their employment, in accordance with the grunt Privacy Policy.
• The Communications Director must act in accordance with the grunt Workplace Relationship Policy, which prohibits the accepting of gifts, loans or anything of value from any individuals with whom contact is had during the course of employment.

About grunt

Formed in 1984, grunt gallery has built a reputation on innovative and cutting edge programs, exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects that showcase current and past work by contemporary Canadian and international artists. We focus on work that would otherwise not be seen in Vancouver and are proud of our ability to act as an intersection between various cultural groups based on aesthetics, medium or identity. We consider our programming as a work in progress that is always changing and is always interesting.

grunt gallery offers a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a flexible work schedule, opportunities for education and development, and a very comfortable, creative, harmonious and positive work environment.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter by email to Meagan Kus at meagan@grunt.ca

Application deadline: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5:00pm

grunt is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants.


Blue Cabin

Administrative Coordinator (contract position)

Project: Blue Cabin Capital Building and Restoration Project + Initial Artist Residency Programme
Location: grunt gallery
Reporting to: Blue Cabin Committee

Hours: 20 hours per week. 16 month contract July 31, 2017 to November 30, 2018. Some evening and weekend work. Flexible schedule.

Remuneration: $23 per hour

Start Date: July 31, 2017

General Description of the Position:

The Administrative Coordinator will manage key aspects of the Blue Cabin Capital Building and Restoration Project during its development and restoration phase. This person will implement administrative structures, a marketing campaign and a fundraising/in-kind donations campaign. This person is also responsible for the effective and efficient administration and management of the Initial Artist Residency Programme. The Administrative Coordinator will organize all aspects of the residency according to the approved programme description, goals and objectives, support the application process, support the artist in residence, and ensure that the facility is safe and well maintained, and that the ongoing maintenance plan is implemented.

General Responsibilities: Blue Cabin Capital Building and Restoration Project

• Develop and maintain administrative structures for the Blue Cabin project through the capital period.
• Provide a public face for the Blue Cabin project and maintain its public presence through a website, social media, e-newsletters, print and in person.
• Develop a marketing and media campaign by documenting and sharing the build process around the remediation of the cabin, the tiny house and the floatation device, building momentum in advance of the launch of the Blue Cabin residency in June 2018
• Develop and maintain a crowd source funding campaign for the Blue Cabin project during the fall of 2017.
• Manage in-kind donations of goods and services through the build period coordinating with Blue Cabin Committee and contractors.
• Establish a financial management and planning structure in relation to the Business Plan.

General Responsibilities: Initial Artist Residency Programme

• Working with the Blue Cabin Committee, design and disseminate a call for residency proposals, organize a jury to select artists and coordinate all aspects of the residency including contracts, communications with artists, fees, programme events, etc.
• Provide logistical and technical support to artist in residence.
• Organize field trips, studio visits, public presentations and other research and engagement activities.
• Develop a maintenance plan around the cabin facility for maintenance, janitorial and facility upkeep.
• Establish a financial management and planning structure in relation to the Business Plan.
• Work with the Business Manager to organize bank accounts, signing authorities and financial policies, establish a chart of accounts, budget format and bookkeeping system.
• Maintain and update the budget for the residency working with the Business Manager to oversee banking and accounts.
• Provide budgets and expense reports to the Blue Cabin Committee and the grunt gallery Board of Directors at regular intervals.
• Support grant writing and fundraising around the residency programme.

Required Skills and Education:

• Extensive familiarity with arts administration.
• Proven leadership and project management success.
• Previous experience (work or volunteer) with an artist residency programme, an asset.
• Preferably, a post-secondary education in an arts related program or a project management program.
• Strong problem solving and communication skills.
• Strong financial management skills.
• Must be highly organized, detail oriented, committed to quality and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Strong time management skills.
• Resourceful, hands-on and pro-active.
• Outgoing and comfortable with networking and in-kind donation requests.
• Ability to work flexible hours.

Business Ethics and the Workplace:

• The Administrative Coordinator must promote and set the example for ensuring a friendly, courteous, respectful and professional workplace.
• The Administrative Coordinator must maintain the confidentiality of all personal, private and professional information obtained within the course of their employment, in accordance with the grunt Privacy Policy.
• The Administrative Coordinator must act in accordance with the grunt Workplace Relationship Policy, which prohibits the accepting of gifts, loans or anything of value from any individuals with whom contact is had during the course of employment.

About grunt

Formed in 1984, grunt gallery has built a reputation on innovative and cutting edge programs, exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects that showcase current and past work by contemporary Canadian and international artists. We focus on work that would otherwise not be seen in Vancouver and are proud of our ability to act as an intersection between various cultural groups based on aesthetics, medium or identity. We consider our programming as a work in progress that is always changing and is always interesting.

grunt gallery offers a flexible work schedule, opportunities for education and development, and a very comfortable, creative, harmonious and positive work environment.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter by email to Meagan Kus at meagan@grunt.ca

Application deadline: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5:00pm

grunt is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants.

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