- Posted by Honens on June 15th, 2012
Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition seeks a Corporate Development Associate who will renew current corporate sponsors, identify new prospects, cultivate relationships, and solicit gifts from Corporations and Corporate Foundations.
This is a six month contract position (possibly renewable) starting in the summer of 2012. The Corporate Development Associate is charged with managing a portfolio of existing corporate donors and actively seeking new funding
The Honens Competition awards the largest prize in the world of international music competitions – $100,000 and an artistic and career development program valued at a half million dollars. The Seventh Competition culminates in
Semifinals and Finals from October 17 to 26, 2012 in Calgary. Honens has a $5.8 million budget for its three-year cycle. The organization is experiencing rapid growth in its activities and its profile. Reporting to President & Artistic Director Stephen McHolm, the Corporate Development Associate needs to be comfortable in working with volunteers in
assisting with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective corporate sponsors and donors.
The Corporate Development Associate will:
- Steward existing funders through regular and timely communication
- Renew and grow revenue with existing sponsors by exploring new options
- Work with relevant staff on proposals, stewardship and recognition programs and reports
- Establish new relationships and new sources of funding
- Participate in fund-raising and stewardship events as needed.
- A university degree in music/arts and/or business management or equivalent experience;
- A minimum of three years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in fund-raising, particularly in the area of sponsorship;
- Ability to inspire trust and confidence in stakeholders;
- Ability to manage several projects simultaneously;
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication (oral/written) skills;
- Knowledge of the performing arts, particularly classical music;
- Financial and budgeting abilities, strong research and organizational skills as well as exceptional attention to detail.
Starting Date: August/September 2012.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.
Deadline for applications: Friday, July 13, 2012.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references and salary requirements in confidence to:
Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON M5B 2J7
- Posted by quickdraw on June 11th, 2012
Call for Poster Illustrator, GIRAF Animation Festival
Deadline: Friday June 22, 2012
Quickdraw Animation Society seeks artist proposals for our GIRAF 8 Poster. The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival runs this October 31- Nov 4, 2012, and celebrates the best in independent, underground and experimental animation. We are looking for an eyecatching and cartoon driven illustration – enticing viewers to our fall Festival!
Chosen Successful applicant must deliver:
Poster Art, By July 25, 2012
*Successful Applicant will be informed no later than June 25 2012*
Selected applicant will receive a $400.00 honorarium for the completion of poster graphics, and this is your chance to have your work seen widely as a part of our festival!
To apply send:
Your CV, and an online link to examples of your previous illustrations to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Email Preferred, Subject line: GIRAF8, Illustrator)
For more information on our festival, please visit: www.giraffest.ca!
- Posted by ellenclose on May 30th, 2012
Downstage is seeking an individual who is passionate about independent theatre to join our team as an administrative intern from the beginning of July to the end of October, 2012.
We are a small Calgary-based company that produces Canadian theatre that creates conversations around social issues. Now in our ninth season, we are a resident company of the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, operate two small rehearsal & performance venues, and produce a professional mainstage season including original work by our resident Downstage Creation Ensemble.
We are looking for occasional administrative support, including production support for our October show, Bashir Lazhar.
We can offer mentorship and hands-on learning opportunities to an emerging theatre artist who is interested in learning more about producing independent theatre or running a small company. We can also offer the opportunity to sit in on rehearsals for Bashir Lazhar, directed by Simon Mallett and featuring Haysam Kadri, and a modest honourarium, negotiable depending on the tasks and hours taken on.
You can apply by sending a resume and a cover letter outlining why you're interested in this opportunity and what you would hope to learn or experience to Ellen Close, Associate Artistic Producer at email@example.com. Note that due to the short-term nature of this opportunity, some familiarity with our company and work is an asset, as are some previous administrative experience and computer skills. Expressions of interest will be accepted until Friday, June 15, 2012.
- Posted by yeon on May 28th, 2012
The New Gallery (TNG), Calgary’s original artist-run centre, is seeking a part-time, contracted staff member from July to November 2012 to develop and maintain its exciting ancillary space, the John Snow House (JSH).
Established in 1975, TNG is a publicly funded, not-for-profit society dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary art in Calgary. In over its more than 35 years as an organization, TNG has exhibited the work of hundreds of local, national, and international artists. To complement its exhibition spaces TNG established JSH, a community-driven cultural space mandated to serve as a resource centre and as a flexible-use facility. JSH is available to other organizations and artists of all disciplines for special events and general collaboration.
As the person charged with overseeing and developing this exciting new initiative, the JSH Director will have two primary responsibilities: (1) promoting, scheduling and coordinating the use of the space among various organizations and individuals; (2) caring for and maintaining the space, including the Resource Centre.
Candidates for this unique position should have experience in the arts, artist-run culture and information management. The successful applicant will be passionate about the Calgary arts community, highly organized, and have strong communication skills. In addition, good research skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage volunteers and work independently in a largely unsupervised environment are essential. Finally, proven grant writing abilities are a considerable asset. Please note that some training will be provided.
Specific duties may include:
Public Relations and Outreach
● Promote JSH and act as a liaison between the space and the community at large (e.g. attendance at openings for other galleries, public lectures, JSH promotional events, etc.)
● Raise awareness of JSH, the resource centre, and events through social networking
● Initiate contact and foster relationships with other similar arts and cultural organizations to develop long-term programs and explore potential partnerships
● Prepare and distribute JSH related press releases and packages. Act as a liaison between the media and JSH, and its programs
● Provide input on the design, proofing, printing and distribution of promotional materials, such as invitation cards and TNG’s web site, especially as related to the JSH
● Coordinate and attend regular and special events presented by TNG and JSH
General Operations and Management
● Implement and refine policies and long-range planning for the facility, services and collection
● Secure ongoing stable funding for the operations within JSH through research, writing and editing grant applications
● Plan and allocate JSH budgets in cooperation with TNG’s Administrative Director.
● Create electronic records for digital assets and for Resource Centre periodicals, catalogues and books, as well as maintain physical collections of books and slides
● Scan slides and photographs to create digital images, and digital image editing
● Edit/proofread TNG publications as they relate to JSH events
● Coordinate facility rentals for events
● Respond to public inquiries about JSH, the Resource Centre and its programs
● Organize and supervise volunteers and part-time, temporary employees
● Oversee the opening, closing and security of JSH
● Maintain the residence and ensures that all activities are carried out with respect for the space and legacy of John Snow
● Light housekeeping and gardening
● Reception duties: welcoming visitors, answering questions and telephone/e-mail inquiries, and monitoring voice mail
Board of Directors
● Attend Board meetings, vision meetings, committee meetings and workshops as required
● Attend occasional meetings with the President, HR Committee and Treasurer as required
● Provide the BOD with accurate and timely monthly reports concerning the JSH Director's activities
● Provide input on the growth and changes of the operations of JSH
Individuals interested in this unique position should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to the attention of the TNG Hiring Committee by (1) email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method of receipt); (2) fax to Su Strang at 403-290-1714; or (3) mail to:
The New Gallery
212, 100 - 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 0W4
RE: John Snow House Director
The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 16th, 2012
TNG is an equal opportunity employer, and is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the Province’s diversity.
For more information about The New Gallery, please visit http://www.thenewgallery.org/
- Posted by ahendry on May 28th, 2012
JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary, AB Canada)
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) is a national leader in the creation, presentation and production of contemporary theatre, and one of the province’s most established arts organizations. We annually produce a season of eight plays, including the internationally recognized Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. Our LEGACY program (Lifelong Education and Growth for Artists, Community and Youth) is central to our mission, built on a decades-long spirit of mentorship. Today our company has an annual operating budget of $4.2M, a year-round staff of 18, and employs over 100 artists and craftspeople each year. Our company also holds Endowment Funds of nearly $2.5 million.
Currently we raise approximately $1.5M a year from the private sector, and seek to grow fundraising revenues for artistic operations, for working capital and reserve funds, and for endowment. Current strategies include sustaining our successful corporate sponsorship program, focusing and increasing profitability of our special events program and enhancing our donor-focused philanthropic programs.
Director of Development position:
The Director of Development is a senior member of a high-performance, collaborative administrative team. The position reports to the Managing Director, working closely with the Artistic Director, the Board of Directors and the Development Team, which includes Managers in Individual giving, Sponsorship and Special Events. The Director of Development is responsible for leading and maximizing our company’s contributed revenue programs, and maintaining active and productive relationships with our donors, sponsors, grantors, and volunteers. The Director is an agent of advancement for both the ATP Society and the separately incorporated ATP Foundation, which focuses on future gifts and building long-term assets and endowments.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in fundraising, sales or marketing and will be able to demonstrate a solid history of revenue generation throughout his or her career. Professional accreditation in the allied professions or a CFRE designation would be a definite asset, as would a desire to earn these credentials over time if not already in place. Experience with Tessitura software, or proficiency in using state of the art fundraising database programs is required.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
• Develops fundraising strategy with the Managing Director and fundraising committees to achieve revenue goals
• Designs, implements and manages all fundraising campaigns, activities, and events including annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving and endowment, and special campaigns.
• Works with Managing and Artistic Directors, Board members, Foundation Trustees and Development Committees to meet fundraising goals.
• Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations.
• Advances and strengthens planned-giving program
• Provides and articulates contributed revenue analysis for setting fundraising goals and creating operating budgets
• Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Board and other agencies, and attends Board meetings.
Development Office Infrastructure
• Manages a Development Staff of three (Corporate, Individual and Event Coordinators)
• Oversees office systems to support all Development projects and operations.
• Coordinates development research activities.
• A minimum of 5 years professional fundraising, marketing, or sales experience.
• Proven experience in designing and managing successful fundraising campaigns.
• Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, patrons, community leaders, administrators and artists.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team.
• Experience in the arts sector or a passion for the arts a big asset
Salary is commensurate with experience, and ATP offers a competitive benefits package and a newly established professional development program.
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with a first review of applications on June 22. The ideal start date would be August 15, but is negotiable.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to David Shefsiek, Managing Director, at email@example.com or by mail to 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5C4
- Posted by theatreab on May 25th, 2012
Theatre Alberta Office Administrator / Executive Assistant Required
Theatre Alberta is a provincial arts service organization and registered charity that represents more than 1,100 theatre artists, enthusiasts, students, educators, and community and professional theatre companies from across the province. We are dedicated to encouraging the growth of theatre in Alberta by providing the highest quality programs and services, including:
• workshops and camps for teens and adults, urban and rural
• Canada’s largest independent fully-circulating theatre library
• online resource sharing services for auditions, employment, and productions
• theatre news, advocacy, and publications
We require a highly motivated and organized Office Administrator / Executive Assistant who will be responsible for overall office administration and management, as well as support for the Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• first point of contact for Theatre Alberta members and the general public
• design and maintenance of membership databases
• maintenance of office computer network, hardware, and software
• liaising with suppliers, instructors, and contractors
• basic financial responsibilities including receipting revenue and tracking expenditures
• administrative support for programs and services, including fundraising initiatives
• administrative support to the Executive Director for day-to-day operations
• participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction
Applicants should be enthusiastic about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work independently and as a team player. Excellent computer and communication skills are required. Previous work in the not-for-profit sector and a broad knowledge of Alberta’s theatre community will be considered assets.
This is a full-time position with benefits located in Edmonton. Job sharing proposals will be considered from highly qualified candidates only. Due to the nature of Theatre Alberta’s work and programs, some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required. Our office environment is pleasant, supportive, and positive with some degree of flexibility. Position to commence August 1, 2012. Salary range $29,000 - $32,000.
By June 25, 2012, please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Theatre Alberta, please visit us online at www.theatrealberta.com.
- Posted by Keith Callbeck on May 23rd, 2012
Vertigo Theatre seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is a key contributor to Vertigo Theatre’s Fund Development Plan with the primary responsibility for annual direct response campaigns and gaming activities as well as assisting with prospect research, cultivation and stewardship for sponsorships and major gifts.
The successful candidate values high personal integrity, maintains a positive outlook, is people-oriented and action-oriented and consistently displays energy and enthusiasm. He/she has superior project management, data base management, communication (oral and written), administration, customer service and volunteer coordination skills.
Vertigo Theatre is a highly successful charitable society with an operating budget of $2.5M; of which 30% is derived from fundraising. Its mission is to be a leader in developing, producing and presenting plays based in the mystery genre, and plays for young audiences, while providing a performance home for other organizations. Its vision is to create exceptional entertainment experiences.
Vertigo Theatre is positioning itself for its next stage of artistic evolvement, making it a very exciting time for the organization. It currently occupies a unique place in Calgary’s cultural landscape as:
• One of the only professional companies in the world producing a series of plays based in the mystery genre (Vertigo Mystery Theatre)
• The only theatre in Calgary presenting a series of plays of national importance for children and teens during the regular theatre season (Y Stage)
• Providing a performance home for other arts and arts education organizations (Vertigo Theatre Centre).
This is a full-time position to commence August 2012. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by June 8th to Pamela Matijon, Director of Development at email@example.com. More information on Vertigo Theatre and the position can be found on www.vertigotheatre.com.
- Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 23rd, 2012
Under supervision of the Artistic Director you will help to implement Afrikadey! festival's marketing campaign.
The successful candidate will research, seek and attract new sponsors to the festival. Prepare all media releases and distribute them to media outlets. Contact and arrange interviews for festival artists with the media. Create, edit and publish the festival program guide. Other general administrative duties as required.
This is a contract position starting immediately and running till August 15, 2012.
Please respond to Debbie Neudorf, via email email@example.com
- Posted by quickdraw on May 22nd, 2012
Animation Mentor (Honorarium): Quickdraw/NFB Production Scholarship
Deadline for submission: June 15, 2012
Quickdraw seeks an Animation Mentor, for our 2012/2013 Production Scholarship. 2 year-long scholarships are awarded, giving prospective animators the knowledge, tools, supplies, studio space, equipment and mentorship to make their first, independent, professional animation. Scholarships run June 15, 2012 to April 1, 2013.
Mentor will be responsible for:
• Holding 2 Regular check-in meetings per month (one for each student) 1 hour length, to discuss progress, technical concerns, content issues, and animation techniques.
• Trouble shooting technical concerns for a wide variety of animation (including hand-drawn, stop motion, collage, film, mixed media, digital -Toon Boom, TVP, Photoshop, After Effects and more).
• Helping Students to create and follow a production schedule.
Please submit letter of intent describing your expertise, and CV/resume, by June 8, 2012 to:
Quickdraw Animation Society
201, 351 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7
Subject line: Production Scholarship Mentor
Compensation for this position is a $1000.00 honorarium for the year.
- Posted by newzones on May 22nd, 2012
Position: Part Time Preparator / Gallery Technician
Address: 730 11th Ave SW Calgary AB T2R 0E4
Terms: 16 hours per week
Wage: Determined upon experience
Deadline: August 1, 2012
Successful candidates will:
•Have a Drivers License and clean driving record
•Have knowledge of art and/or background in the arts.
•Have extensive knowledge in handling of artwork and
installation of artwork
•Basic PC application skills
•Demonstrate excellent organizational interpersonal and communication skills
•Have practical knowledge of digital photography
•Be confident with use of power tools
•Have past experience in receiving and shipping of fragile objects
Duties include but not limited to:
•Shipping and receiving of artwork: handling / packing / unpacking
•Gallery maintenance: cleaning surfaces and floors, changing bulbs
•Installation of artwork
•Ensuring the safety and security of art while in the gallery
Please forward resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 1, 2012. Please no telephone calls