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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

2510, 2019

October News from the SA!

October 25th, 2019|

Fellow Creatives, 

My name is Rickee-Lee and I am your new President. What does that even mean??? Essentially, I aid in ORGANIZING the Student Leaderships goals– COMMUNICATING them to both the Executive Committee and the Students Association, being a Student ADVOCATE in both the Board of Governors’ meetings and with the President and CEO Dr. Daniel Doz. 

I am very interested in how I can engage, support, and establish connections with all of you!!! Please feel free to introduce yourself. I’m the long-haired redhead with a smile spread across her face, possibly holding the door open for you. Outside of class I can be found in the AUArtsSA office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am – 2pm. Email me at president.sa@auarts.ca with any questions, thoughts, or ideas. I look forward to meeting you😊  

Below are the AUArts SA upcoming events, some helpful tips for midterms, and deadlines to keep in mind.  

 

MIDTERMS 

We are quickly approaching midterm season here at AUArts. This can be a stressful time as you settle into the swing of classes, deadlines, and your workload. Midterms are an opportunity to advocate for yourself, and for you to work WITH your instructors to help you get the most out of each class.  

By midterms you will receive a written reflection of your current grade from your instructor. Now is the time to discuss your grade and class with your instructor, especially if this grade is not what you were expecting. Expectations should be made very clear between both you and your instructor. If you are left with concerns of meeting these expectations, please continue COMMUNICATION. Instructors are there to encourage and motivate us to achieve more then maybe we thought was possible, be willing to DO THE WORK, and then check back with the instructor with your progress and what kind of work you have put in. TRUST that your instructor will be happy for you to take this initiative. They want you to succeed! It means you have both succeeded. 

  • Midterm grade deadline – November 1st.
  • The last day to withdraw without a grade penalty is November 8th.
  • For more information see AUArts Policies and Procedures. 

I hope this information is helpful and reduces the stress of waiting for grades. I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage students to use Spring classes as a tool to lighten their academic load during the Fall and Winter semesters, to assist with life balance and to spend more time in the studios. 

If you are experiencing stress or academic difficulties, there are resources to help you:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss your options
  • Academic Support and Learning Assistance
  • On Campus Counselling Services
  • AUArts SA Health + Dental Plan members have access to Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service that offers confidential and accessible support in multiple languages. Call 1 844 741-6389 to connect with trained counsellors, consultants, and life coaches 24/7, 365 days/year for a variety of issues. There is also an app available! For more information click here.

EVENTS

MARION NICOLL GALLERY 

  • The MNG Main Space Presents: Duppy Dupplicity, by Simone Saunders
  • Exhibition Runs: Sept 30 – Oct 18
  • Join us Thursday, October 17 for the closing reception from 6pm – 8pm in the Main Mall at the AUArts. A bar will be onsite! 

STUDENT GROUP NIGHTS 

  • Friends! BAR! Popcorn! Movies! Performances! Open Mics! And more!!!
  • Every other Tuesday see what’s in store from 6:30pm-8:30pm!
    • October 22 – QuickDraw Film Screening – Lecture Theatre
    • November 5 – Cardboard Car + Pidgin Collective – Cafeteria
    • November 19 – Cardboard Car + Monarch Drag Performances- Cafeteria
    • December 3 – Monarch Drag Performances – Cafeteria
    • December 17th– TBD 

HALLOWEEN HELLO 

Stop by to snag some candy and learn more about your Students Association on Halloween. Bonus points if you’re in costume! 

STUDENT FORUMS 

We want to hear from YOU!!! 

This is an opportunity for YOU to voice your concerns and interests to AUArts SA so that we can work together to enhance your experience and work towards improving everyone’ at the Alberta University of the Arts. They will be held in the Stanford Perrot Lecture Theatre. Times are to be confirmed, but dates are as follows: 

  • Monday November 4th School of Visual Arts
  • Tuesday November 5th School of Craft and Media
  • Wednesday November 6thSchool of Communication Design
  • Thursday November 7th , International Students  

 
IMPORTANT DEADLINES 

SHOW + SALE REGISTRATION & INFORMATION SESSION

Interested in participating? Registration for Show + Sale is a two-step process. 
 

  • Step 1: Students must register through the online form before midnight on October 17. 
    The form can be found here
  • Step 2: Students who have not participated in a previous Show + Sale are required to attend a mandatory workshop designed to introduce them to the policies and procedures of Show + Sale. The workshop will be held in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre on October 17 from 1-1:30pm, and attendance is taken. Please let us know before the event if you are unable to attend. This workshop will introduce students to the logistical side of Show + Sale, specifically the online inventory submission process. Topics include, how to finalize registration online, attaching sales tags to inventory, and successful price-points from previous sales.
  • There will also be two optional (yet useful) workshops that will present best practices regarding Show + Sale (display of work, packaging work, etc). The dates are as follows:
    • Tues Oct 29th, 1-2pm. School of Craft (J+M, Fibre, Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture)
    • Wed Oct 30th, 1-2pm. School of Visual Arts (Drawing+PaintingVCD+Print, Photo) 

More information available at www.auarts-sa.ca/show-sale/ 

MARION NICOLL GALLERY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  

 If you are interested in exhibiting in any of the two Marion Nicoll Gallery spaces in the 2019/20 academic year, now is your time to submit a proposal! All current AUArts students are eligible to submit, as well as recent AUArts/ACAD alumni who have graduated within the last three years. DEADLINE: November 1, 2019 at midnight! Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and complete the online submission form available on the Marion Nicoll Gallery website: marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com/submissions.   

Contact mng.sa@auarts.ca with any questions regarding the application process. Follow us on Instagram @marionnicollgallery 

HEAR/D RESIDENCY – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  

Want to be a part of the AUArts SA Hear/d Residency Program? Now is your time to submit a proposal! This six-month residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. DEADLINE: October 17, 2019 at midnight! Apply online here.

More information about the program can be found on our website here. If you have questions about the residency or the application process, please email Rocio at heard.sa@auarts.ca 

NOW HIRING – S+S, BARTENDERS 

 The Show + Sale is hiring Cashiers and Department Reps. 

Cashiers must have open availability during the Show + Sale. We are also short some department reps! Are you reliable and team-oriented? Become a department rep! (You don’t have to be participating in the S+S by the way…) We need department reps for:

  • Ceramics (1 position)
  • First Year/Undeclared (3 positions)
  • Photography (1 position)
  • VCD+Print (1 position)
  • Print Media + VCD (1 position) 

Attached is the job description for department representatives. To find more information and to apply for these positions, click here 

The Bartender is responsible for providing bar service at AUArts community events. A flexible schedule and valid Proserve are a must. For more information please click here

REMINDERS 

HEALTH + DENTAL PLAN COVERAGE 

Have you checked out your coverage under the AUArts SA Health & Dental Plan? Among other features, the plan covers health, dental, vision, and travel benefits to help you perform at your best all year long. Additionally, if you missed the deadline to opt-out of the plan and now have double coverage, make sure to take advantage of it and submit any claims for the 2019/20 policy year against both plans! Visit www.studentcare.ca for more details. 

HEALTH + DENTAL PLAN – LAST YEAR’S CLAIMS DEADLINE 

Were you covered by the SA Health + Dental Plan last year? If so, this is a reminder that all AUArts SA Health & Dental claims from the 2018-19 policy year (Sept 1 2018 – Aug 31 2019) must be sent to our insurer by November 29, 2019. You can send your claims by mail using the Claims Form, or file claims online through the Studentcare mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit www.studentcare.ca 

POSTERS AND POSTER BOARDS 

AUArts SA has poster boards throughout the school available for postings. Anything posted by students or the general public must be approved and stamped by the Student Association. The boards are cleaned monthly and any unstamped or outdated material removed. The poster boards are the only place you may place posters—please do not place posters in stairwells, on doors, etc. 

DON’T BE A STRANGER! 

Stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association, check out News and Events on our website www.auarts-sa.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @AUARTS.SA. 
You can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at  https://www.auarts-sa.ca/about/

Visit our office in person anytime between Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 4pm. We are located in the main mall beside the Marion Nicoll Gallery! 

2409, 2019

Welcome from AUArts SA!

September 24th, 2019|

Welcome AUArts Students!

Another year of studies at the Alberta University of the Arts begins, in its first year as a University! To those of you who are first year students, we are delighted to have you joining our community on campus, and for returning students we are happy to have you back! This email has a lot of exciting information, so check it out after the jump.

About Us

AUArts SA is an organization primarily comprised of current AUArts students and alumni, funded by students, and operating for students. We advocate on behalf of students to the administration and faculty in various councils and committees, and we operate programs and services for students to support you during your time here. We famously run the bi-annual Students’ Association Show and Sale and Hear/d Student Artist Residency which offer students professional development opportunities, and a chance to connect with their community! We also provide various wellness and community building events, gallery and exhibition opportunities, and your health and dental coverage. For more information on our programs and services, check out our website at www.auarts-sa.ca.

By-Elections

Our By-Elections are coming up! We have many positions we are still looking to fill within our Student Leadership Committee (SLC), and one on the Executive Committee (EC). If you are interested in holding a position to represent your department, please check out the available positions on our website: http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/. By engaging with students, hosting bi-weekly meetings and promoting our community on social media, the SLC helps to bridge the gap between our varying departments. Being a representative on our board is a fantastic addition to your resume, compensates you for your commitment, and is a reasonable workload to achieve on top of your already busy schedule. The official notice of elections has gone out and nomination packages must be dropped off at the AUA SA office no later than September 17th by 4pm. We look forward to your interest in running!

Connect

You can find information about the students’ association, our staff, and representative members at www.auarts-sa.ca/about. Get to know our team! Say hello to us in the halls and we will do the same. Stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association, check out news and events on our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @AUArts.SA.

 

~~~~Upcoming Events and Deadlines – September~~~~

AUArts SA Logo Launch and Welcome Back Lunch!

We are so excited to invite you to our logo launch on September 25th from 1-2pm in the Main Mall. Studentcare will be on site to answer any questions you have about the health and dental plan, and while you’re at it you can also vote in the by-election! Join us for the reveal, and grab some food – our treat!
AUArtsSA By-Elections

It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) By-Elections. We still have a few positions to fill on our Student Leadership Council (SLC) and one on the Executive Committee (EC). For more information please visit http://www.auarts-sa.ca/about/elections/.

Election package available Sept. 9th
Election package/nominations due Sept. 17th  no later than 4:00pm
Campaign Regulations Meeting September 18th @ 1PM (AUArts SA office)
Candidate Forum TBD
Voting Days September 25th and 26th – 9AM-5PM (Main Mall)
Results announced September 27th
Last day to inquire for recount October 11th

 

Health + Dental Plan – Change of Coverage (Enroll or Opt Out)

If you already have extended coverage (beyond Alberta health care) and want to opt out of StudentCare coverage, you can do so between September 9th and September 27th. You will need to complete an application to opt out with proof of your alternative coverage on the Studentcare website between those dates. Studentcare representatives will be on site September 25 from 11am-2pm in the main mall to answer any questions you have about your coverage, and the opt-out process.

Studentcare will notify AUArts on or around October 1, 2019 with who was approved for opt out. At that time, if you were approved, the registrar will remove the fees from your account. If your approval does not come through from Studentcare you must contact Studentcare directly to get more information.

If you complete an opt out, your opt out will be in effect from Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020. If you return as an eligible student in September 2020, you’ll be automatically re-enrolled in the AUArts SA Health & Dental Plan. Should you wish to opt out again next year, you must renew the opt out directly on the Studentcare website, but you will not have to re-submit your proof of other coverage.

To opt out please visit http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/IHaveAPlan_AUArts_ChangeofCoverage_OptOuts 
Call for Submissions: Marion Nicoll Gallery

If you are interested in exhibiting in any of the two Marion Nicoll Gallery spaces, now is your time to submit a proposal! All current AUArts students are eligible to submit, as well as recent AUArts/ACAD alumni who have graduated within the last three years. DEADLINE: November 1, 2019! Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and complete the online submission form available on the Marion Nicoll Gallery website: marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com 

Contact mng.sa@auarts.ca with any questions. Follow us on Instagram @marionnicollgallery.

 

Call for Submissions: Hear/d Residency Program

Want to be a part of the AUArts SA Hear/d Residency Program? Now is your time to submit a proposal! This six-month residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. DEADLINE: October 1, 2019! Apply online at: www.jotform.com/ACADSA/heard-residency-submissions

More information about the program can be found at http://www.auarts-sa.ca/heard. If you have questions about the residency or the application process, please email heard.sa@auarts.ca

Now Hiring: Hear/d Program Mentors

Hear/d Mentors are responsible for acting as a leader within the AUArts community while supporting the student participants of the Hear/d Residency program. This year the program will focus on the theme of resiliency, to explore the process of dealing with a variety of mental health issues many post-secondary students face. This is a part-time position with a schedule of up to approximately 10-hours per month. For full details and application information, please see the attached job description.

For more information about the position, please email: heard.sa@auarts.ca

 

Jury Members Needed: Marion Nicoll Gallery and Hear/d Residency Program

The Marion Nicoll Gallery Selection Jury and Hear/d Residency Selection Jury need volunteer members for the 2019/20 submissions review! Help determine which artists will be selected for our gallery and residency, put the experience on your CV, and make your voice heard in your community! Find out about the positions and how to apply at: http://www.jotform.com/ACADSA/jury-applications 

 

Student Groups

Submissions for new groups are closed for the 2019/20 year. More information on current groups can be found at http://www.auarts-sa.ca/groups. Existing groups are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, September 26 from 1-2pm in the AUArts Board Room (next to the Welcome Desk).

 

Show + Sale

Fall Show + Sale will be hosted from November 22-24. Registration for the AUArts SA Show + Sale will open on September 17th. Expect an email with more information on the sale at that time.

Now Hiring Department Representatives, Show + Sale Assistant

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of coordinating an art market? AUArts is now hiring a Show + Sale Assistant and Department Representatives.

  • The Show + Sale Assistant will aid in the operation and execution of the sale—specifically in the coordination of volunteers and inventory.
  • Department Representatives from each of the College’s program areas, including: Ceramics, Fibre, First Year/Undeclared, Glass, Jewellery+ Metals, Painting + Drawing, Photography, and Print Media + VCD.

For more information on the positions please see this link. Please apply via https://form.jotform.com/92516528035255 and contact showandsale.sa@auarts.ca with any questions.

 

Just a reminder: to stay up to date on what is happening at the AUArts Students’ Association, please check out our website at www.auarts-sa.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @AUArts.SA

From all of us here at the Students’ Association, welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year and we hope you have a great experience here!

Sincerely,

Your team here at the AUArts SA

507, 2019

Now Hiring Communications Coordinator: DEADLINE EXTENDED

July 5th, 2019|

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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 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.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA 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 the staff and Executive Committee to ensure quality performance
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
    • 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.

Qualifications…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, communications, marketing or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, arts education, and student governance 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry/entrepreneurial resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to act decisively
  • 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, Hootsuite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible schedule and ability work remotely
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 50 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
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until August 16th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between August 19-23rd, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 26th, 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.

507, 2019

Now Hiring Office Coordinator: AUArts SA

July 5th, 2019|

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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 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.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

OFFICE COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Office Coordinator ensures efficient and timely operations of the office so as to support and enhance the work of the organization.

Core Objectives…

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

  • To support the growth and recognition of the Students’ Association as a student resource and service provider
  • To ensure effective and efficient procedures are in place to manage the day-to-day tasks related to the operations of the Association

Assigned Duties…

  • Operational Administration
    • Provide management of office procedures and tasks to ensure efficient, timely, and professional standards of operation
      • Maintain inventory and purchase office supplies as required
      • Ensure office equipment is in good working order, arranging for maintenance when necessary
      • Assist staff in routine activities such as editing, printing, copying documents
      • Process student request forms
      • Respond to telephone and electronic communications
      • File and archive documents
      • Post potential job opportunities for students
      • Oversee the maintenance of the campus poster boards
      • Maintain the Association website completing updates as required/requested
    • Plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of business processes, procedures, and systems to enhance the quality and efficiency of work to fulfill the mission and the goals of the Association effectively
    • Support event, program, and meeting logistics  including:
      • Event registration
      • Equipment rentals
      • Securing room bookings
      • Processing bookings for equipment, services, and/or supplies
      • Schedule bartenders for event bookings
      • Ensure inventory of bar supplies is recorded on a regular basis
    • Provide administrative support to the work and schedule of the Executive Committee
      • Ensure office and meeting schedules are current and electronically available
      • Take minutes of meetings where assigned
      • Draft documents and procedural forms

  • Community Relations
    • Facilitate dialogue with staff and executive members to gain feedback on areas of improvement for the operational and procedural aspects of the organization
      • Provide a semester and annual trend analysis regarding student inquiries
      • Tabulate evaluation and survey results
    • Maintain positive relations with all community members to ensure the Association is viewed and received as a resource service center for students
      • Promote community awareness of the Association’s vision, mission, values and goals
      • Promote programs and services to the membership, community members and general public
      • Send mass communications and oversee the main communication account for general correspondence 
      • Direct students to appropriate resources on and off campus

  • Financial and Human Resources Administration
    • Maintain accurate financial records to ensure budget targets are being met
    • Purchase supplies using the purchase order procedures
      • Obtain three (3) quotes for any expense exceeding $500, including equipment purchases, repairs and rentals, and submit to the Executive Director for approval
    • Work with the Executive Director to ensure accurate payment to students, groups, and vendors
    • Maintain communications with bookkeeper to ensure accurate documentation of expenses and revenues
    • Prepare and reconcile floats and ensure revenues are documented appropriately
    • Communicate payroll deadlines to hourly staff and submit timesheets to the Executive Director
    • Compile and document purchase orders, cheque requests, and invoices for bookkeeping records
    • Schedule bar services staff for approved events

  • Miscellaneous 
    • Document and implement approved changes
    • 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 the Executive Committee to ensure quality program performance
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
    • Support general office visitor interaction
    • Support relationships with University administrators, technicians, faculty and students

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, administration or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, arts education, and student governance 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry/entrepreneurial resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to act decisively
  • 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…

  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 50 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. Please note that the hours for this position are expected to be Tues-Thurs 11 am-3 pm, so qualified applicants must be available to work during those times.

Applications can be sent to:
Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until July 19th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between July 22-25th, and the anticipated start date for this position is August 12, 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.

2706, 2019

Exhibition Catalogue | September 2018 – July 2019

June 27th, 2019|

View the Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Exhibition Catalogue 2018-2019 at Issuu.com

2006, 2019

Reminder: ACADSA Health + Dental Coverage lasts till Aug. 31

June 20th, 2019|

Planning to see your dentist over the summer? Need contact lenses to get through your summer reading list? Will you be travelling? Check your ACADSA Plan health, dental and travel coverage at www.studentcare.ca. ACADSA Plan members have coverage until Aug. 31.

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1206, 2019

Now Hiring Show + Sale Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 12th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

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 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.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

SHOW + SALE COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Show + Sale (S+S) Coordinator is responsible for supporting the professional development of students by ensuring the successful operations of our Show + Sale events.

Core Objectives…

The Show + Sale Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the S+S initiatives including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promoting S+S 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
  • Coordinating all logistical and programming initiatives provided to the student body as related to the Show + Sale events

Assigned Duties…

  • Event Logistics
    • Coordinate the logistical aspects of our large-scale entrepreneurial Show + Sale events
      • Secure event location and supporting display equipment (ie. plinths, walls etc.)
      • Order event supplies
      • Prepare labels and import/export inventory data into the sales processing system
      • Draft content for promotional materials
      • Coordinate with volunteers to identify potential feature artists
      • Ensure event services are booked such as catering, entertainment, and bar services
      • Assign tag numbers to students and enter students into the inventory system
      • Arrange support from technicians, facilities, maintenance, IT, AV, bookstore and security
      • Coordinate equipment rentals with the Program Manager
      • Work with the University in producing the evening VIP presale event
      • Produce and maintain inventory/sales record keeping systems
      • Ensure that cashiers’ tills and point-of-sale equipment are programmed and tested in advance of the sale
      • Produce training guide for all cashiers as well as guidance with troubleshooting
      • Ensure that financial tasks are completed for the successful operations of Show + Sale events
        • Coordinate floats for cashiers
        • Ensure that the onsite ATM is stocked
        • Request honorariums for all department representatives
        • Annually review the student commission rate in relation to project cost

  • Community Relations
    • Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
      • Promote Show + Sale to other arts organizations and create an active email/mailing list
    • Promote S+S activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
      • Ensure that all department representative positions are posted, and participate in the hiring process
      • Train and meet on a regular basis with all department representatives leading up to the sale
      • Disseminate information to the student body regarding the event
      • Facilitate required workshops leading up to the sale
      • Provide opportunities for membership feedback on S+S programming and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
        • Facilitate an annual round-table to discuss the institutional impact of Show + Sale
      • Participate in the strategic planning process to support the development of programming goals for the S+S
        • 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
    • Coordinate the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
      • Provide required content to the communications team for promotional materials
      • Provides information for website updates and content
    • Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for S+S programming
      • Work with the Executive Director, Communications Manager and Engagement team to develop media relations strategy for the sale
        • Produce press release material with individual points of interest for each media outlet
        • Produce a listing of ideal students for media contact and ensure diversified media contact with a range of student profiles
        • Ensure that the Engagement team receives the contact list for student profiles and that students involved are coached on media policies and procedures
        • Coordinate all media relations and promotions for Show + Sale
    • Documentation
      • Collect, edit, archive and disseminate student image documentation and biographies
      • Ensure that all programming is adequately documented
      • Responsible for maintaining and archiving both electronic and hard copy filing of promotional material
      • Manage digital assets ensuring proper labeling and archiving of project history updating files accordingly
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
    • Ensure that the volunteer coordinator and preparator are supported in completing their assigned duties
    • Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of S+S events
    • Ensure all technical aspects of installation and exhibition strike are accounted for
    • Ensure exhibition spaces are prepared for exhibition, including when required:
      • Move and level plinths and walls
      • Spackle and paint according to institutional standards
      • Assist in lighting design
    • Ensure project and storage work spaces are maintained during the events including:
      • LRT
      • Cage
      • Exhibitions spaces
    • Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities, and art storage
    • Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
    • Provide guidance to artists and volunteers in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and techniques
  • 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 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.

Qualifications…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, event planning, project management or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, career development, arts education, and program administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry/entrepreneurial resources and organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to act decisively
  • 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
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

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.

1206, 2019

Now Hiring Peer Residency Coordinator: AUArts SA

June 12th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

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 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.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

PEER RESIDENCY COORDINATOR

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

Documentation

  • 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 

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

Qualifications…

  • 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
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

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.

1505, 2019

Office Closed – Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 15th, 2019|

Congratulations Graduates!

The AUArts SA office will be closed May 16, 2019 so that we can attend the graduation ceremony and Grad Show | 2019 reception. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 21.

For other contact options, visit www.auarts-sa.ca/contact/

P.S. Don’t forget about The New Gallery’s Grad 2019 / Forget Everything You’ve Learned – YYC Art + Design Grad Party in the evening. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415559929272587/

 

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805, 2019

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence

May 8th, 2019|

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Alberta One-Line for Sexual Violence

When my friend told me she had been sexually assaulted, I said the words I knew she most needed tohear: I Believe You, and it’s not your fault. When she was ready, she connected with Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence. Their support helped her take the next step toward healing.

Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence is a toll-free phone, text, and chat service.
Private and available throughout Alberta.

Phone or Text: 1-866-403-8000

Website: www.aasas.ca

*Sexual Violence includes (but is not limited to): sexual assault (rape), sexual harassment, child sexual abuse. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence or you need more information please call, text or chat Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence.

805, 2019

Grad Party at the New Gallery (May 16)

May 8th, 2019|

2019-05-16 New Gallery Grad Party_instagramGrad Party at The New Gallery!!

“We’re sad to see you go but we’d love to see you stop by for the YYC Art + Design Class of 2019 Grad Party hosted at The New Gallery!

Come celebrate the job well done of learning all about art and design by forgetting everything you learned in a night of DJ’s, drinks and friends!

This party is open to both art + design program graduates from AUArts and the U of C.

Congrats to the Grads of 2019!”

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/415559929272587/

 

The New Gallery
208 Centre St SE
T2G 2B6 Calgary, AB
info@thenewgallery.org
+1 403 233 2399

705, 2019

AUArts Grad Show | 2019 (May 16 – June 1)

May 7th, 2019|

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WHEN: Thursday, May 16 until Saturday, June 1, 2019

WHERE: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts

The annual Grad Show features the work of graduates from AUArts’ Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery & Metals, Media Arts, Painting, Photography Print Media, Sculpture and Visual Communications Design programs.

This year, the IKG presents work in the gallery and throughout the university by nearly 200 graduating students, including the recipients of the Board of Governors Awards.

Our students are at the core of Calgary’s creative community and each year our graduates go on to transform their fields of endeavour through their creative process, becoming important voices in the worlds of art and design in Calgary and around the world.

This exhibition is proudly presented by TD Insurance.

3004, 2019

Health + Dental Plan: Summer & Extended Coverage

April 30th, 2019|

Facebook_ACADSA_CoverageSummer’s almost here! ACADSA Plan members have coverage (health, dental, travel) until Aug. 31. Make the most of your summer benefits. For more information visit www.studentcare.ca

Graduating this year? ACADSA Plan members can apply for continuing health & dental coverage. You can apply for the Continuum Plan after graduation even if you opted out of the ACADSA Health Plan! Enrolment info at www.continuumplan.com

2504, 2019

2019 Gracious Gratitude Award Recipients

April 25th, 2019|

 

The Gracious Gratitude Awards exist to provide some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community. Congratulations to all the recipients this year! We thank you for being such an outstanding member of the AUArts community.

Recipients: If you were unable to attend the Year End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration on April 24 and pick up your award certificate, it is available in the AUArts Students’ Association Office.

Please email community.acadsa@auarts.ca if you have any questions.

2504, 2019

MNG Exhibition Catalogue | July 2017 -August 2018

April 25th, 2019|

View the Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Exhibition Catalogue 2017-2018 at Issuu.com

2404, 2019

Spring 2019: Student Group Program Update

April 24th, 2019|

2018 Fall Student Groups - Under ConstructionThe AUArts SA Student Groups program will be continuing to only support current, ratified groups throughout the 2019-20 academic year. As such, intake for new groups has been stopped to ensure AUArts SA can focus on programming priorities. If you were looking to start a new group, you can get involved in other ways, such as participating in an existing group.

Questions? Email acadsa@acad.ca