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Indigenous Visual Arts Programmer (term, 13 months) at Art Gallery of St. Albert

Art Gallery of St. Albert
Job Description

Position: Indigenous Visual Arts Programmer (term, 13 months) at Art Gallery of St. Albert
Term: This position is a 13-month term position that runs from October 2017 to December 2018 (seasonal)
Job Type: Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB
Workdays: Flexible, 3 days per week; flexible hours 8:30am–3:30pm

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage Foundation (AHF), has an exciting opportunity for a highly energetic, creative and organized individual.

This position supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area by providing research, design and delivery of Indigenous-based visual arts programs for the purpose of inspiring and educating community members.

Indigenous visual arts programs; present, represent, and share Indigenous knowledge and traditions, while providing connections and cultural context to contemporary Indigenous practices and art forms.

Supports the mission of the AHF – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community. Supports AHF value – honouring our diversity and our Aboriginal roots.

Job Description:

  • Research, design, preparation and delivery of curriculum-based Indigenous visual arts programming that centers on Indigenous knowledge, concerns, worldviews and reflects Indigenous pedagogies
  • Design and deliver Indigenous-based art experiences to school groups, homeschool groups, community groups, or gallery tour groups which take place at the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Studios, Art Gallery of St. Albert, local schools or in the community
  • Spark curiosity amongst students in a variety of subjects, engaging participants intellectually and kinaesthetically through visual arts activities
  • Organize program equipment and supplies, as well as, ensure proper health and safety practices and clean facilities are maintained at all locations
  • Provide excellent customer service to all participants
  • Become an integral part of a team working to create a model in cultural understanding for staff and volunteers
  • Communicate any programming feedback or concerns to Program Manager in a timely manner
  • Collect data and evaluate Indigenous visual arts programming appropriately
  • Facilitate connections and new partnerships within local Indigenous communities
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues, teachers and visiting school groups

Ideal candidates possess:

  • A passion for art with a Fine Arts Diploma/ Degree, Art Education Degree (equivalent and or transferable skills/ experience will be considered)
  • Aboriginal Studies certificate or equivalent knowledge of First Nations, Metis, Inuit art and perspectives
  • Experience instructing art to children, youth or adults in group settings
  • Passionate about working and learning with children
  • Studio experience with various media (clay, painting, printmaking, fibre art and other media)
  • Effective classroom management skills for diverse groups and age levels
  • Excellent communication skills with all types of learners
  • Proactive, flexible and positive approach to all aspects of the job
  • Committed, punctual and dependable team player
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft office and email
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and vehicle for travel
  • First Nations and/or French language skills an asset
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Ability to lift and handle heavy art material totes and supplies
  • RCMP criminal records check and a vulnerable sector check required upon job offer

Work schedule

  • October 2017 to December 2018 (13 month contract)
  • 5 hours per week: Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday 8:30am– 3:30pm (two of these days) and Friday 8:30am–2:30pm. There may be occasional evening or weekend events or classes so flexibility is required
  • Programs take place at schools, in the St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios or at the Art Gallery of St. Albert

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled
*Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Forward résumé and covering letter to:

Shannon Vance, Program Manager

Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E5

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