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Employment Opportunity

Program Coordinator for the Khyber Centre for the Arts

Full-time (35 hours per week, paid bi-weekly)
Annual salary of $32,400.00, 2 year contract
One-month paid vacation and benefits to be discussed with successful candidate

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Apply:

Please submit your application in the form of text, video or a combination of both and send to: KhyberHR@gmail.com
Text: Provide resume and cover letter (required). You are also welcome to include a brief example of a workshop and/or event concept (optional). This can include visual support material and can be either programming you have done in the past or an idea that you have been working on.
Video/audio: Describe who you are, where you are and the relevant experiences you will bring to this position (required). You may also share an example presentation of a workshop or event concept (optional).

Applications Due: 5PM (ADT) on Friday September 07, 2018
Interviews: Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by the hiring committee for scheduling initial meetings in-person or via Google Hangout
Start Date (flexible): October 2018

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Description:

The Program Coordinator will oversee the CARE (Collaborative Art Reimagining Experience) Project, a new framework at the Khyber created in partnership with South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre and supported by the NS Culture Innovation Fund. It will focus on the development and sharing of new community centric workshops and programming that explore concepts such as: anti-oppressive arts practice, appropriation and assimilation aesthetics in the creative sector, tokenism vs. invitation in gallery settings, and supporting survivors of violence through a trauma informed framework. CARE will support community based programming that showcases work from emerging artists working in all media with the goal of providing collaborative and formative opportunities.

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Responsibilities:

▪ Research, development and writing of CARE Project curriculum in consultation with Khyber and South House staff and community
▪ Participation on committees for artist selection, events, care, access and space
▪ Correspondance with artists, Khyber membership and community groups regarding event proposals, scheduling, accessibility, resources and referrals
▪ Outreach and communication to public, community groups, potential partners
▪ Design and distribution of workshop guides, for print and online
▪ Activating, updating and maintaining website and social media to distribute and promote workshops, events and services to a wide audience
▪ Facilitation of thoughtful and responsive monthly thematic workshops
▪ Collecting public feedback on programming via online and in person surveys, town hall style discussion events, etc.
▪ Leading and attending information sessions, meetings and consultations with individuals and other organizations on anti-oppressive and pro survivor policy and space holding
▪ Assisting with shared staff administrative duties, such as co-writing and editing of funding applications and revision of policies, managing and tracking expenses and budget for associated programming, and keeping record of attendance
▪ Working a combination of daytime office hours and evening event hours
Research, development and writing of CARE Project curriculum in consultation with Khyber and South House staff and community
Participation on committees for artist selection, events, care, access and space
Correspondance with artists, Khyber membership and community groups regarding event proposals, scheduling, accessibility, resources and referrals
Outreach and communication to public, community groups, potential partners
Design and distribution of workshop guides, for print and online
Activating, updating and maintaining website and social media to distribute and promote workshops, events and services to a wide audience
Facilitation of thoughtful and responsive monthly thematic workshops
Collecting public feedback on programming via online and in person surveys, town hall style discussion events, etc.
Leading and attending information sessions, meetings and consultations with individuals and other organizations on anti-oppressive and pro survivor policy and space holding
Assisting with shared staff administrative duties, such as co-writing and editing of funding applications and revision of policies, managing and tracking expenses and budget for associated programming, and keeping record of attendance
Working a combination of daytime office hours and evening event hours
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Assets:

▪ Self-motivated, extroverted, analytical, creative and can work both independently and/or collaboratively
▪ Experience coordinating and/or managing arts-related and care centric programming
▪ Exceptional public speaking, active listening and interpersonal skills
▪ Critical thinker with a passion for the potential capabilities of artist-run culture
▪ Strong computer literacy, graphic design, website and social media experience
▪ Commitment to supporting community through a pro survivor and anti-oppressive lens
Self-motivated, extroverted, analytical, creative and can work both independently and/or collaboratively
Experience coordinating and/or managing arts-related and care centric programming
Exceptional public speaking, active listening and interpersonal skills
Critical thinker with a passion for the potential capabilities of artist-run culture
Strong computer literacy, graphic design, website and social media experience
Commitment to supporting community through a pro survivor and anti-oppressive lens

Potential Assets:

▪ BFA or BA in Arts Administration, Education or other post-secondary degree/diploma
▪ Fluency in American Sign Language, visual interpretation and/or one or more languages beyond English speaking and writing
▪ Valid driver’s license
▪ Experience handling and installing art
▪ Grant writing, budget management and fundraising experience
▪ Experience working with a Board of Directors, volunteers and not-for-profit governance
BFA or BA in Arts Administration, Education or other post-secondary degree/diploma
Fluency in American Sign Language, visual interpretation and/or one or more languages beyond English speaking and writing
Valid driver’s license
Experience handling and installing art
Grant writing, budget management and fundraising experience
Experience working with a Board of Directors, volunteers and not-for-profit governance
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Further Information:

Do you know much about the Khyber? We are a not-for-profit registered charity and artist-run centre located in downtown Halifax NS, which is K’jipuktuk, unceded Mi’kmaq territory. We have been going since 1995 and are one of very few centres in our area operating with a physical gallery and event space.

Mission/Mandate/Staff and Board: www.khyber.ca/about
Policy/Access: www.khyber.ca/access

Our Board recognizes that financial compensation at any level is not an equivocal offering when considering the emotional labor required by arts administration and facilitation workers, specifically when striving to hold a pro survivor and anti-oppressive framework. Our Director and Board members can offer space for debrief and decompression, and will actively be attentive to providing support requested by the individual stepping into this new role.

If you have any questions, needs or anything the hiring committee should be aware of please contact via email to KhyberHR@gmail.com

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