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Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

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The AUArts SA Peer Residency Coordinator is responsible for supporting the professional and personal development of students by ensuring the successful operations of our peer-run artist residency.

Core Objectives…

The Peer Residency Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of Hear/d residency initiatives including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promoting Hear/d programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensuring that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

Residency Preparation

  • Support the on-boarding process for residency peer mentors
    • Ensure that job descriptions are current and dates of employment are updated in job postings
    • Submit required communications requests to the communications team to disseminate information
    • Facilitate the interview process for peer mentor(s) and the documentation coordinator
    • Supervise the peer mentor(s) throughout their term of employment
    • Provide required training sessions for the peer mentor(s) in advance of the first residency meeting
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular check-ins to be informed of challenges and concerns
  • Ensure that all required documents are updated prior to disseminating the call for residency application submissions
  • Update the working documents for related media content and ensure all information is sent to the communications team
  • Facilitate a jury process to review residency applications
  • Work with the peer mentor(s) to source visiting guests as appropriate
  • Ensure communications platforms and materials are prepared for mentors in advance of the residency start date

Exhibition Logistics

  • Create the installation and take down schedule in collaboration with the peer mentor(s)
  • Coordinate the logistical aspects of the Hear/d Residency concluding exhibition
    • Secure event location and supporting display equipment (ie. plinths, walls etc.)
    • Order event supplies
    • Ensure event services are booked such as catering, entertainment, and bar services
    • Arrange support from technicians, facilities, maintenance, IT, AV, bookstore and security
  • Ensure that financial tasks are completed for the successful operations of the residency
    • Request honorarium for all related positions
    • Annually review the honorarium rate in relation to project costs
  • Coordinate the required logistical aspects of the residency exhibition reception
    • Prepare the event space for the reception by setting up tables, food, and supplies
    • Supporting the event by serving food to reception guests, and/or overseeing any related ticket sales
    • Ensuring that the event space has been cleaned after the reception has ended, and that all related equipment and materials are returned to the appropriate spaces

Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
  • Promote Hear/d to other arts organizations and create an active email/mailing list
  • Promote Hear/d activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
  • Ensure that all related positions are posted, and participate in the hiring process
  • Disseminate information to the student body regarding the residency
  • Facilitate required workshops
  • Provide opportunities for membership feedback on Hear/d programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
  • Facilitate an annual roundtable to discuss the institutional impact of the residency
  • Maintain optimal communication with the Program Manager and keep position informed of the success and needs required to support the positive evolution of assigned programming

Promotions and Communication Support

  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of both print and digital publicity materials
  • Provide required content to the communications team for promotional materials
  • Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for Hear/d programming
  • Work with the Program Manager, Communications Manager and Engagement team to develop media relations strategy for the residency


  • Collect, edit, archive and disseminate student images, documentation and biographies
  • Confirm documentation schedule and deadlines with peer mentor(s)
  • Responsible for maintaining and archiving both electronic and hardcopy filing of promotional material
  • Manage digital assets ensuring proper labeling and archiving of project history updating files accordingly 


  • Write reports as requested to present to the Program Manager, Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
  • Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
  • Support general office visitor interaction

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at AUArts, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.


  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, social work, mental health, or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, youth work, peer support, artist development, and program administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative and mental health industry resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply empathy and utilize an active listening approach
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and please also ensure you specify which job you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:
Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director

Applications will be accepted until June 17th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between June 18-25th, and the anticipated start date for this position is July 2, 2019.

AUArts Students’ Association welcomes all applications, however please note that preference will be given to qualified applicants who are current students or recent alumni of AUArts/ACAD.

AUArts Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.