SWASP Opportunities for HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival

Deadline: May 28th, 2017

Eastern Edge Gallery has two available SWASP positions:

Festival Logistics & Volunteer Coordinator

Festival Communications Coordinator

~EXTENDED DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 28TH~


 Festival Logistics & Volunteer Coordinator

~EXTENDED DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 28TH~

Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive, St John’s
35 hrs/week x 8 weeks
$1540 stipend and $1470 tuition voucher
Start date: June 27 2017
Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5 pm

This placement is dependant on the approval for SWASP from the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

About HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival:

HOLD FAST is a four-day celebration of contemporary art practice held in August in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Now entering its 18th year, HOLD FAST is the province’s only festival dedicated to contemporary art practice. HOLD FAST maintains a solid youth demographic (aged 15 -28). Regular events are free and open to all.

Eastern Edge Gallery is seeking a Festival Volunteer and Logistics Coordinator who will assist with the implementation of the HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival, August 10th – 13th, 2017. The Festival Volunteer and Logistics Coordinator will assist with the logistical planning of various aspects of the festival, including, but not limited to:

-securing permission to operate in various spaces within the city
-sourcing supplies for workshops and installations
-working with invited artists to coordinate the many aspects of their participation
-actively seeking out new volunteers for HOLD FAST
-working with gallery staff and invited artists to organize volunteers for events
-organize local satellite projects

The ideal candidate for this position would be either a student pursuing a degree in visual art or has an interest in contemporary visual art, but may also be studying management of non-profit organizations or has related experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who possesses the following skills:

-excellent communications skills
-enjoys working with the public
-experience organizing groups
-responsible
-highly organized

Applicants for this position must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and planning to return to school for the Fall semester 2017.

Students must meet all of the following criteria:

Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee under the Immigration Refugee Protection Act; and
Must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis in the coming academic year; and
Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year; and
Must be between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive); and
May NOT hold another full-time job (30 hours per week or more) while on the SWASP placement; and
May NOT be attending classes full-time while on the SWASP placement.

To apply, please submit:

-a letter of interest outlining your skills and experience
-CV
-2 References

to easternedgegallery@gmail.com

For more information please contact Philippa Jones, Director, Eastern Edge Gallery at gallery@easternedge.ca or via phone 709 739 1882.

 

 


 

Festival Communications Coordinator

~EXTENDED DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 28TH~

Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive, St John’s
35 hrs/week x 8 weeks
$1540 stipend and $1470 tuition voucher
Start date: June 27 2016
Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5 pm

This placement is dependant on the approval for SWASP from the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

About HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival:

HOLD FAST is a four-day celebration of contemporary art practice held in August in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Now entering its 18th year, HOLD FAST is the province’s only festival dedicated to contemporary art practice. HOLD FAST maintains a solid youth demographic (aged 15 -28). Regular events are free and open to all.

Eastern Edge Gallery is seeking a Festival Communications Coordinator who will assist with the implementation of the HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival, August 10th – 13th, 2017. The Festival Communications Coordinator will assist with the logistical planning of various aspects of the festival, including, but not limited to:

-supporting the development of sponsorships and donations
-manage old and new relationships with sponsors
-expanding the presence of the Festival in local and national networks
-assisting with all festival promotions; including the production and the distribution of the Festival program, posters, flyers, social media, blog posts, and the Eastern Edge web site.

The ideal candidate for this position would be either a student pursuing a degree in visual art or design / has an interest in contemporary visual art, but may also be studying management of non-profit organizations or has related experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who possesses the following skills:

-excellent communications skills
-enjoys working with the public
-experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs
-experience with managing various social media
-responsible
-highly organized

Applicants for this position must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and planning to return to school for the Fall semester 2017.

Students must meet all of the following criteria:

Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee under the Immigration Refugee Protection Act; and
Must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution on a full-time basis in the coming academic year; and
Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year; and
Must be between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive); and
May NOT hold another full-time job (30 hours per week or more) while on the SWASP placement; and
May NOT be attending classes full-time while on the SWASP placement.

To apply, please submit:

-a letter of interest outlining your skills and experience
-CV
-2 References

to easternedgegallery@gmail.com

For more information please contact Philippa Jones, Director, Eastern Edge Gallery at gallery@easternedge.ca or via phone 709 739 1882.

Posted May 16, 2017