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News

This page hosts official announcements from the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (Formerly Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association).

To see news from the university, please visit AUArts.ca

1806, 2020

Now Hiring Communications Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 18th, 2020|

Come Work With Us!

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

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing marketing and promotional materials to support the communications initiatives of the Association, and for distributing communications materials to the membership.

Core Objectives…

The Communications Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • To represent the brand identity in Association communications materials
  • To design and develop promotional materials for related events, campaigns, and initiatives
  • To ensure that communications materials and related resources are accessible and effective in promoting the Association’s goals

Assigned Duties…

  • Graphic Design
    • Work closely with both executive and staff members to translate their messaging concepts into marketing materials
    • Receive submitted graphics requests and submit proofs for revision and review
    • Provide feedback on graphics requests to enhance the visual presentation of materials
    • Design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web including:
      • Visual identity: logos, letterhead, business cards
      • Marketing materials: brochures, flyers, postcards, posters
      • Annual reports
      • Presentations
      • Other marketing materials as required
  • Brand Identity
    • Work closely with the executive and staff to support the brand development process
    • Participate in the strategic planning process to contribute towards the communications goals of the Association
    • Contribute to the development of a communications strategy and branding guidelines
    • Maintain and update social media accounts following the communications calendar
    • Respond to inquiries on related social media accounts
  • Administration 
    • Create and communicate intake and distribution deadlines to staff and executive members
    • Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
  • Miscellaneous
    • Write reports as requested to present to the 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 supervisor

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.

Qualifications…

  • Education background with a focus on art, graphic design, craft, or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, graphic design,  illustration, marketing, branding, advertising and promotions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of the creative industry including resources and organizations
  • 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 Office 365 suite, Facebook, Adobe CS, Squarespace, Instagram, and Hootsuite
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset
  • Recent alumni are welcome to apply but preference will be given to current students

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • The ability to work some hours remotely
  • Professional development opportunities funded by AUArts SA
  • $15.00-18.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 55-hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better. 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:
Mike Hooves
AUArts SA Office Coordinator
office.sa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until July 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Interviews are planned to take place between July 27 – 29, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 4, 2020.

Due to campus restrictions during the pandemic, this position will be able to work remotely. We will not put anyone at risk and we prioritize the safety of our staff above all else. Conditions and provincial guidelines are still changing, and we’ll have a better idea of how much on-campus work will be required closer to September.

The 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.

1706, 2020

Now Hiring Marion Nicoll Gallery Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 17th, 2020|

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Come Work With Us!

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

MARION NICOLL GALLERY COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery in addition to ensuring that programming is adequately communicated and promoted to the community.

Core Objectives…

The MNG Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Marion Nicoll Gallery
  • Promote MNG programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensure that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

  • Exhibition Submission Process
    1. Oversee the call for submissions of exhibition proposals for both the MNG and student-run galleries
    2. Ensure the submission process is efficient and accessible to the community
    3. Compile and format submissions for the jury to review and ensure the process is conducted equitably
    4. Facilitate jury sessions to adjudicate programming for both gallery exhibition spaces
  • Gallery Programming Administration
    1. Coordinate all logistical aspects related to the exhibition programming of MNG spaces
    2. Support exhibiting artists to ensure that all requirements are communicated and met
    3. Ensure that all expenses and revenues are accounted for and properly recorded
    4. Monitors the MNG budget to ensure that targets are met and communicate any discrepancies to the Program Manager
    5. Fulfill duties assigned in the programming procedure manuals
    6. Lead the development of an arts writing program component
  • Community Relations
    1. Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
    2. Promote exhibition activities to the community and encourage membership engagement
    3. Provide opportunities for membership feedback on gallery programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
  • Promotions and Communication Support
    1. Coordinate and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
    2. Provide exhibition materials to the communications team for promotional support
    3. Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for gallery programming
    4. Prepare a ‘director’s statement’ to be included in the annual report/catalogue
  • Facilities and Operations
    1. Maintain project and storage workspaces
    2. Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities and art storage
    3. Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
    1. Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of exhibitions
    2. Ensure gallery spaces are prepared for exhibition
    3. Ensure technical support is arranged prior to installation
    4. Provide guidance to artists in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques
    5. Coordinate exhibition documentation with the Documentation Coordinator
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee and/or Student Leadership Council
    2. Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
    3. Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager

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.

Qualifications…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, art history, curatorial studies or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist-run culture, curatorial studies, arts writing, artist development and arts administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time and budget management skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of art handling and gallery preparation standards
  • Competency in the use of Office 365 software, Squarespace and social media platforms such as Instagram
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset
  • Recent alumni are welcome to apply but preference will be given to current students

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • The ability to work some hours remotely
  • Professional development opportunities funded by AUArts SA
  • $15.00-18.00 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, please send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better. 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:
Joel Farris
AUArts SA Program Manager
programs.sa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until July 26, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Interviews are planned to take place between July 28 – 30, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 4, 2020.

Due to campus restrictions during the pandemic, this position will be able to work remotely. We will not put anyone at risk and we prioritize the safety of our staff above all else. Conditions and provincial guidelines are still changing, and we’ll have a better idea of how much on-campus work will be required closer to September.

The 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.

804, 2020

AUArts SA April

April 8th, 2020|

This is being posted at an unprecedented time with a still-evolving situation, so please read through to the end of this edition for a list of financial and wellness resources. AUArts SA staff can still be reached during our office hours (Tues – Thurs, 10am –4pm) for any inquiries.

!!SUBMISSIONS!! 

HEALTHY HABITS CAMPAIGN 

Enter to win items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing!

 The AUArts SA ‘Healthy Habits’ campaign is an online knowledge hub, which strives to educate students on an array of wellness topics. Through videos and blog-style posts, our campaign aims to empower students to be proactive in taking charge of their mental health and wellbeing.

How do you participate? 

  1. If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram @auarts.sa
  2. Like the Healthy Habits posts
  3. Submit your entry to the draw here: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/march-19-2020-prize-pack-entry

Giveaway winners will be drawn on April 2nd, April 16th, and April 30th. Good luck!
https://www.auarts-sa.ca/healthy-habits/

 

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