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MakerLab Coordinator | Full Time

Two Rivers Gallery is seeking a dynamic and organized individual to coordinate and facilitate the programs and events for MakerLab 2RG. MakerLab 2RG is a multi-disciplinary, creative, community Maker Space that offers tools, mentorship and educational opportunities to encourage lifelong learning and support making and exploration in Prince George and Region.
The successful candidate will demonstrate interest in and knowledge of new technologies and Making, as well as experience working with individuals of all ages.

Role:
Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, the MakerLab Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing various MakerLab 2RG programs at Two Rivers Gallery.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Director of Public Programs, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning, researching, preparing and facilitating Maker-based and visual arts programming for children, youth and adults.
  • Assisting with MakerLab Youth Immersion activities.
  • Facilitating Open Make including monitoring and helping Open Make participants and mentors.
  • Maintaining equipment and tools, including cleaning and troubleshooting (after training).
  • Working with Marketing coordinator and Graphic designer to produce quality communicative materials.
  • Recruiting, training, managing and recognition of MakerLab volunteers and mentors.
  • Coordinating MakerLab partnerships, programs and rentals.
  • Assisting with funding applications for MakerLab and MakerLab projects.
  • Planning and facilitating outreach activities, special projects and collaborations.
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating annual Prince George Mini MakerFaire.
  • Maintaining awareness of Maker trends and program to meet public interests.
  • Working towards the development and growth of the MakerLab 2RG.
  • Carrying out related duties as requested by the Director of Public Programs.

Qualifications:

  • College diploma or university degree in Studio Art, Art / Science / Technology Education or related field (i.e. education, art history, museum studies, interdisciplinary studies, making field) or a technical field and / or equivalent practical experience,
  • 2-4 years of experience working with people of all ages,
  • Computer literacy.

Abilities:

  •  Experience with Making
  •  Interest in and understanding of technology
  •  Teaching and communication skills to encourage interaction between the public and Maker projects
  •  Proven leadership ability with adults and children
  •  Interest in the history, theory and practice of Making
  •  Organizational, creative and teamwork skills
  •  Knowledge of STEAM Learning
  •  Excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, verbal and written
  •  Ability to excite the public, make learning fun
  •  A genuine love of engaging with people of all ages and abilities
  •  Time management skills
  •  Valid driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle an asset
  •  Ability to lift up to 50lbs occasionally

Hours: This is a full-time, 37.5 hours / week position, 7.5 hours per day. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm and Thursday 1pm-9pm. Parts of work schedule are flexible and evening or weekend work outside of schedule is occasionally required. This is a three year contract with the possibility of extension.

Salary Range: $35,100.00 – 39,000.00 / year depending on experience + medical benefits

Start Date: As soon as possible, flexible for the right candidate

Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to twyla@tworiversgallery.ca
Closing date: February 26, 2018

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 BMO KidzArt Dayz Coordinator | Student Position

Two Rivers Gallery is seeking a motivated University or College student for the position of BMO KidzArt Dayz Coordinator. The successful candidate will join Two Rivers Gallery’s Programming team, reporting to the Director of Public Programs. The BMO KidzArt Dayz Coordinator will manage the 28th annual KidzArt Dayz, a free two-day celebration of creativity featuring live entertainment and hands-on art activities.  This student will organize designated aspects of the event, designing the activities, assisting with promotions, recruiting and training volunteers, etc.  During the second half of the placement, this student will also take on the responsibilities of children’s programming, working with gallery staff to facilitate Creativity Camps (day camps).

 The preferred candidate should:

 
·         be creative, innovative and adaptable
·         be exceptionally organized
·         be studying in the field of fine arts, education or another related field
·         have experience working with school-aged children
·         have a love of art
·         work well in a team
·         show initiative, interest and effort
·         be fluent in English, with exceptional written and oral communication skills
·         have strong computer and research skills
·         must be between 16 and 30 years of age
·         must be a full time student this semester
·         must intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2018

Hours: This is a full time, seasonal position: 37.5 hours / week for 18 weeks from May 2 – August 31, 2018.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  Successful candidate must be available to work June 25 – July 5 to prepare for BMO KidzArt Dayz and July 6 and 7 for the event itself.

Compensation: $14.72 / hour 

Hiring Policy: The Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in our programming, services, and staffing and volunteer needs. As a provincially chartered non-profit society in British Columbia, a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination is fundamental to our mission. Two Rivers Gallery is interested in hiring young Canadians from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English, as well as those who self-identify as Aboriginal.

Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by Friday, March 16, 2018 to:

Twyla Exner, Director of Public Programs

Twyla@tworiversgallery.ca

 We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Creativity Camp Coordinator | Student Position

Two Rivers Gallery is seeking a motivated University or College student to design and facilitate exciting and innovative full day art camps for school aged children and teens. Reporting to the Public Programmer, the Creativity Camp Coordinator will manage, design and facilitate full day camps for children ages 6-13. The themed camps offer families full day childcare with an emphases on encouraging creativity through exploration into art and making.  This student will also assist with the preparation of materials and activities for the regional outreach program and BMO KidzArt Dayz, a free two-day celebration of creativity.

 The preferred candidate should:

  •     be creative, innovative and adaptable
  •     be studying in the field of fine arts, education or another related field
  •     have experience working with school-aged children
  •     have a love of art
  •     work well in a team
  •     show initiative, interest and effort
  •     be fluent in English, with exceptional written and oral communication skills
  •     have strong computer and research skills
  •     must be between 16 and 30 years of age
  •     must be a full time student this semester
  •     must intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2018

Hours: This is a full time, seasonal position: 37.5 hours / week for 18 weeks from May 2 – August 31, 2018.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  Successful candidate must be available to work July 5 – 7 for BMO KidzArt Dayz festival.

Compensation: $14.72 / hour

Hiring Policy: The Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in our programming, services, and staffing and volunteer needs. As a provincially chartered non-profit society in British Columbia, a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination is fundamental to our mission. Two Rivers Gallery is interested in hiring young Canadians from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English, as well as those who self-identify as Aboriginal.

Apply:  Qualified applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by Friday, March 16, 2018 to:

 

Twyla Exner, Director of Public Programs

Twyla@tworiversgallery.ca

 We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 Regional Programming Coordinator | 2 Student Positions


Two Rivers Gallery is seeking two motivated University or College students to facilitate educational art programs for children and families. Reporting to the Director of Public Programs, these students will travel to rural schools in the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, offering educational activities in the schools and at outreach events. These students will also assist with the preparation of materials and activities for BMO KidzArt Dayz, a free two-day celebration of creativity.  During the second half of the placement, these students will take on the responsibilities of children’s programming, working with gallery staff to facilitate Creativity Camps (day camps).

 The preferred candidate should:

  •     be creative, innovative and adaptable
  •     be studying in the field of fine arts, education or another related field
  •     have experience working with school-aged children
  •     have a love of art
  •     work well in a team
  •     show initiative, interest and effort
  •     be fluent in English, with exceptional written and oral communication skills
  •     have strong computer and research skills
  •     must be between 16 and 30 years of age
  •     must be a full time student this semester
  •     must intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2018
  •     must have a valid drivers licence

Hours: These are full time, seasonal positions: 37.5 hours / week for 18 weeks from May 2 – August 31, 2018.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  Regional Programming requires a few overnight stays.  Successful candidates must be available to work July 5 – 7 for BMO KidzArt Dayz festival.

Compensation: $14.72 / hour

Hiring Policy: The Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in our programming, services, and staffing and volunteer needs. As a provincially chartered non-profit society in British Columbia, a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination is fundamental to our mission. Two Rivers Gallery is interested in hiring young Canadians from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English, as well as those who self-identify as Aboriginal.

Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by Friday, March 16, 2018 to: Twyla Exner, Director of Public Programs

Twyla@tworiversgallery.ca

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


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