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Community Art Days Coordinator (Contract)

Two Rivers Gallery, the centre for art and creativity located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T’enneh in North Central BC, is hiring a Community Art Days Coordinator. 

Community Art Days is a landmark community celebration of culture for Prince George. The 2 day event celebrates the arts in a variety of forms: historical, visual, craft and design, music, and theatre. This event reflects the cultural diversity of our community and is attended by 10,000. This year marks the 34th anniversary!

Under the supervision and guidance from the Director of Learning and Engagement the main tasks of the Community Art Days Coordinator will involve:

  • Being the Lead coordinator for the event;
  • Plan, organize and finalise critical components of the event that could include liaising with community partners and sponsors, create a marketing campaign, create and undertake workplans to ensure a smooth event;
  • Work directly with Gallery staff to build a volunteer base and to coordinate and train volunteers to cover the 2 day event – including set up and take down;
  • Review and write the final report;
  • After the event the Coordinator will work as one of our camp leaders in the summer Creativity Camps, and collaborate on the development and delivery methods for that arts-based programming – primarily for school aged children.

The role is centered around developing leadership skills, event planning, and public relations.

This position is suitable for an Undergraduate/Graduate student studying fine arts, education or other related fields. Experience working with children, a commitment to honour, engage and celebrate culture, identifying and removing barriers to participation and inclusion, fostering anti-racism initiatives, and championing diversity in the arts is an asset.

This position is suitable for a person who is:

  • an undergraduate/graduate student studying fine arts, education or other related fields; 
  • looking to enhance their education and work experience with a concentration on special event planning, leadership, and non-profit organization;
  • enthusiastic about working with children in an arts-based employment context through actual work experience with children;
  • looking to honour, engage and celebrate culture, identifying and removing barriers to participation and inclusion, fostering anti-racism initiatives, and championing diversity in the arts is an asset.

The successful applicant must meet the eligibility criteria for Young Canada Works including:

  • having been enrolled as a full-time student in the spring of 2024 and is returning to school full-time in the fall of 2024, 
  • be between the ages of 16-30, 
  • and be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Two Rivers Gallery hires students through a fair and balanced selection process. The Gallery is interested in hiring young candidates from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English. We encourage LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and individuals who self-identify as Indigenous to apply.

Students interested in this position should also consider applying for other summer positions at the Gallery: Creativity Camp Coordinator and Regional Program Coordinator.

Dates of Employment: May 13 – August 30, 2024

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 7.5 hrs/day, 37.5 hrs/week, some evening and or weekend work may be required.

Rate of pay: $17.25 / hour

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume and two references by Friday, March 29 2024 to George Harris recruitment@tworiversgallery.ca

Creativity Camp Coordinator (Contract)

Two Rivers Gallery, the centre for art and creativity located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T’enneh in North Central BC, is hiring a Creativity Camp Coordinator. 

The main tasks of the Creativity Camp Coordinator will include:

  • Develop and lead full day Creativity Camps and morning Summer Art Clubs;
  • Working with the Director of Learning & Engagement to create content for the day camps: resources, kits, and schedules;
  • Work with other Gallery summer students to help organize their contributions as camp leaders;
  • Lead the Creativity Camp with hands on arts-based programs;
  • Working with the programming staff take responsibility in managing volunteers and managing the attending youth;
  • Review and write a final report;
  • Assist in our summer arts celebration, Community Art Days, on July 12 & 13, 2024.

This role is centered around gaining skill-building work experiences in a public art gallery, and facilitating educational art programs for school aged children. It is suitable for a person who is:

  • an undergraduate/graduate student studying fine arts, education or other related fields;
  • looking to enhance their education and work experience with a concentration on special event planning, leadership, and non-profit organization;
  • enthusiastic about working with children in an arts-based employment context through actual work experience with children;
  • looking to honour, engage and celebrate culture, identifying and removing barriers to participation and inclusion, fostering anti-racism initiatives, and championing diversity in the arts is an asset;
  • and has an interest in a decolonializing approach to developing education and programming offerings, focused on reconciliation.

The successful applicant must meet the eligibility criteria for Young Canada Works including:

  • having been enrolled as a full-time student in the spring of 2024 and is returning to school full-time in the fall of 2024, 
  • be between the ages of 16-30, 
  • and be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Two Rivers Gallery hires students through a fair and balanced selection process. The Gallery is interested in hiring young candidates from other parts of the country and/or with other languages in addition to English. We encourage LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and individuals who self-identify as Indigenous to apply.

Students interested in this position should also consider applying for other summer positions at the Gallery: Community Art Days Coordinator and Regional Program Coordinator.

Dates of Employment: May 13 – August 30, 2024

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 7.5 hrs/day, 37.5 hrs/week, some evening and or weekend work may be required.

Rate of pay: $17.25 / hour

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume and two references by Friday, March 29 2024 to George Harris recruitment@tworiversgallery.ca

Regional Program Coordinator (Contract)

Two Rivers Gallery, the centre for art and creativity located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T’enneh in North Central BC, is hiring two Regional Outreach Program Coordinators. 

The main tasks of the Regional Outreach team will involve:

  • Traveling to and delivering arts based educational activities in rural schools and at community events in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RD);
  • Working under the guidance of the Director of Learning and Engagement to help finalize the arts-based project for the RD schools concept, delivery methodology and material requirements;
  • Prepping all educational materials and organizing travel arrangements;
  • Assisting with our annual summer arts celebration: Community Art Days: July 12 + 13, 2024; 
  • Be one of our camp leaders in the summer Creativity Camps, and collaborate on the development and delivery methods for that arts-based programming – primarily for school aged children.

This role is centered around gaining valuable skill-building work experiences by developing and delivering arts-based programming in rural schools, community spaces, and within a Gallery setting. 

This position is suitable for a person who is:

  • an undergraduate/graduate student studying fine arts, education or other related fields, 
  • looking to enhance their education and work experience with a concentration of working with children in an arts-based context through actual work experience with children,
  • looking to honour, engage and celebrate culture, identifying and removing barriers to participation and inclusion, fostering anti-racism initiatives, and championing diversity in the arts is an asset, 
  • and has an interest in a decolonializing approach to developing education and programming offerings, focused on reconciliation as a proactive way.

The successful applicant must meet the eligibility criteria for Young Canada Works including:

  • having been enrolled as a full-time student in the spring of 2024 and is returning to school full-time in the fall of 2024, 
  • be between the ages of 16-30, 
  • and be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Two Rivers Gallery hires students through a fair and balanced selection process. We encourage LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and individuals who self-identify as Indigenous to apply.

Students interested in this position should also consider applying for other summer positions at the Gallery: Creativity Camp Coordinator and Regional Program Coordinator.

Dates of Employment: May 13 – August 30, 2024

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 7.5 hrs/day, 37.5 hrs/week, some evening and or weekend work may be required.

Rate of pay: $17.25 / hour

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed resume and two references by Friday, March 29 2024 to George Harris recruitment@tworiversgallery.ca

Director of Learning and Engagement
(Full-Time)

Two Rivers Gallery, a vital centre for art, culture and community, is seeking to hire an innovative Director of Learning and Engagement. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Learning and Engagement (DLE) leads a team of education and visitor experience staff and volunteers to facilitate visual art programs for over 50,000 children and adults annually. The DLE works closely with the Executive Director and Curator as part of the senior management team, holding responsibility for the operational and financial management, creation, coordination and evaluation of all Two Rivers Gallery’s public engagement programs. The DLE plays a major role in audience-building, partnering with organizations in the arts and education communities at the local, provincial, and national levels, actively seeking new partnerships and grant opportunities, and building relationships with potential and existing private and corporate sponsors.

Responsibilities:

As part of the senior management team, the Director of Learning and Engagement assists in overall team development and leadership. Other responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Two Rivers Gallery management team and education staff in the development and delivery of diverse and inclusive programmatic content within the framework of Two Rivers Gallery’s mandate and strategic plan,
  • Managing education staff, summer students, interns, contract instructors and volunteers to ensure smooth program facilitation,
  • Preparing an annual departmental budget and monitoring monthly financial statements
  • Researching and preparing grant applications and reports,
  • Developing relevant partnerships and collaborations locally, regionally, and nationally,
  • Working with education staff in developing and coordinating studio classes, schools programs, exhibition interpretation, regional outreach, art heals, Community Art Days (an annual art festival), and other public programs for all ages,
  • Collaborating with the Curatorial team in the concept and design of interpretive materials,
  • Training education and visitor experience staff and volunteers on interpretive educational materials related to exhibitions and programming,
  • Facilitating and supervising public programming,
  • Hiring, training and supervising staff, conducting performance assessments as appropriate,
  • Recruiting, training, evaluating, recognizing and scheduling volunteers,
  • Organizing public promotion and preparing communication materials,
  • Participating as a member of the Emergency Response Team,
  • Acting in the position of Executive Director when requested to do so,
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or preferably Masters degree in Art Education or related field (i.e. visual art, art history, museum studies, etc),
  • 3-5 years managerial experience in an art gallery/museum education department,
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • History of success with grant applications and/or private/corporate sponsorship

Abilities:

  • Team leader with vision and creativity
  • Capacity to encourage interaction between visitors and exhibitions,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational theory and teaching research skills,
  • Intellectual curiosity and motivation to work across the arts, engaging a variety of cultural perspectives with an innovative approach,
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, production and presentation of cultural programs that are relevant to today’s audiences,
  • Knowledge of the history, theory, and practice of art,
  • Informed outlook and strong commitment to contemporary Canadian art,
  • Commitment to diverse and inclusive programs,
  • Ability to evaluate audience composition needs and produced relevant resource materials in a creative manner,
  • Administrative, leadership, organizational and teamwork skills to manage people and resources,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written,
  • A genuine love of dealing with people of all ages and abilities.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $70,000. Comprehensive benefits, retirement saving, and professional development opportunities available.

Please send a cover letter and resume to George Harris at recruitment@tworiversgallery.ca with the subject line application: DLE.

Two Rivers Gallery extends a commitment to equity and recognizes that structural inequalities create significant barriers to equal opportunity employment. We strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities, from individuals who are Gender Diverse, LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, and Persons with Disabilities.

We thank all interested applicants, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will begin after February 8 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

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