Employment Opportunities: Community Projects Coordinator

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Job Opportunity: Community Projects Coordinator
Organization Name: PAVED Art + New Media Inc.
Job Location: Saskatoon, SK
Length of Assignment: October 7, 2019 to March 27, 2020
Hourly Wage: $16.00
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Program Stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

Job Description:
PAVED Arts, in partnership with Chokecherry Studios, is seeking applications for the position of Community Projects Coordinator. This 6-month internship offers a unique opportunity to gain curatorial experience, work directly with professional artists and coordinate an exhibition showcasing works created by young and emerging artists in Saskatoon.

The successful applicant will be hired by PAVED Arts, an established non-profit, artist-run gallery and production centre, and will work closely with partner organization, Chokecherry Studios; an emerging non-profit organization offering art-based programming to young and emerging artists in the inner-city of Saskatoon.

The Community Projects Coordinator will work directly with the Executive, Artistic, and Technical Directors of PAVED Arts to provide support with administration, installation and realization of art exhibitions and events at PAVED Arts over the course of the internship. The Community Projects Coordinator will be expected to attend, propose, and assist workshops for PAVED Arts’ Membership and members of the community.

Under the supervision of PAVED’s Artistic Director and Chokecherry’s Program Coordinator, the Community Projects Coordinator will be responsible for running a series of workshops for a core-group of Chokecherry youth participants and curating their works in a final exhibition co-presented by PAVED Arts and Chokecherry Studios. The Community Projects Coordinator will also provide support to both organizations, in PAVED’s production centre and Chokecherry Studio’s offices and presentation space with outreach and special events.

Job qualifications:
• The successful candidate must be of Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations – Status and Non Status, Metis and Inuit).
• The community projects coordinator will demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving and self-motivation while working as part of a team, making contributions to the overall operations of PAVED Arts and Chokecherry Studios throughout the internship.
• The candidate should have a relevant BA or BFA degree or equivalent experience or training in visual art, art history, curatorial studies or related field.
• Ambitions of continuing a career in arts administration, programming or a related field is a basic requirement.
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral, are prerequisite, as well as exceptional attention to detail, including proof-reading and editing capabilities.
• Experience working with marginalized youth and/or volunteering at youth-serving organizations.
• The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment.

Must also meet all the YCW criteria:
• Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
 Be under 30 years of age.
• Be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment.
• Be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
• Not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job.
• Be unemployed or underemployed i.e. not employed full-time.
• Not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed in a YCW job.
• Not have previously participated in or been paid under a YCW internship or any other Career Focus internships funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

About PAVED Arts:
PAVED Arts is a non-profit, artist-run centre for production, presentation, research and dissemination of contemporary media arts. The word PAVED is an acronym signifying the integration of media artforms addressed by our mandate: Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic, Digital. PAVED Arts exists to support artists who work in these media.

Our mandate is to support local, regional and national artists working in the ‘PAVED’ arts by operating an access and production centre for media and new media creation, while simultaneously operating a gallery that exhibits and shares contemporary visual, media and new-media art in time-based, gallery, and off-site programming.

PAVED Arts is located in the heart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the neighbourhood of Riversdale. The city has a vibrant and active cultural landscape with many museums, public, and private galleries, non-profit and community-based cultural centres. Saskatoon is home to a diverse and supportive artistic community, and actively hosts many festivals, outdoor concerts, and cultural events throughout the year.

How to Apply:
Application Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5pm
Send your application (including resume and cover letter) to: executive@pavedarts.ca
Subject Heading: Community Projects Coordinator