RESIDENCY COORDINATOR JOB CALL
Submission Deadline: This call will remain open until the position has been filled.
Term: 22.5 hours per week, 7-month contract
Wages: $19.50 per hour
The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Calgary Chinatown on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). Mohkínstsis – commonly known as the City of Calgary – is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
TNG is committed to providing opportunities and venues for artists that foster social and political creative practices, while engaging and educating audiences through contemporary art. Over the last 40 years, TNG has supported the research, development, and exhibition of hundreds of local, national, and international artists’ practices. TNG is currently seeking a supportive, insightful individual to join TNG’s highly collaborative team in the role of Residency Coordinator.
The Residency Coordinator reports to the Director and has a working relationship with TNG staff, artists, volunteers, community partners, and the Board of Directors. The Residency Coordinator will be the key staff for liaising with residency artists, community members, and partner organizations for the Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency in partnership with the City of Calgary Public Art Program. This position will also support the residency artists in their research, production, project management and administration, and community outreach initiatives.
The successful candidate for this position will possess: a knowledge of contemporary art and artist-run culture; excellent project management skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; be adept with Mac OS X, G Suite, and Microsoft Office; strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail; ability to be self-directed while working in a team environment; and a passion and ongoing involvement in their arts community and/or the community of Calgary Chinatown. The willingness to work evenings and weekends is required, and a valid driver’s license is considered an asset. Priority will be given to applicants who have Chinese language skills, including Mandarin and/or Cantonese, as well as those familiar with the community of Calgary Chinatown.
Specific duties include:
- Assist residency artists’ with their projects, including supporting administration, research and development, production, and dissemination.
- Assist residency artists in organizing community outreach initiatives
- Provide and/or organize Chinese language interpreting services to support the artists’ community outreach activities
- Maintain studio facilities
- Volunteer coordination for all residency activities
- Organize and contribute to the documentation of all residency activities and events
- Respond to public inquiries regarding the residency
- Liaise with TNG’s Communications & Outreach Coordinator and Public Art staff to ensure the timely promotion of residency activities through the City’s and TNG’s websites, e-Newsletters, social media, and other communication platforms.
- Liaise with TNG’s Programming Coordinator when scheduling major residency events and activities
- Assist with TNG operations as required
- Adhere to TNG’s current policies and procedures
- Provide accurate monthly reports concerning the Residency Coordinator’s activities
- Attend TNG Board and committee meetings, events and programming as required
This is a part-time (22.5 hours/week) 7-month limited contract, with the potential to increase hours during the summer months. This temporary position is an opportunity for the right individual to learn and grow their skill set working with artists and community. Compensation for this position includes a wages of $19.50 hourly and a professional development spending account.
Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file containing their CV and a letter of interest to TNG’s Director, Su Ying Strang, at su[at]thenewgallery[dot]org with the subject line “Application: Residency Coordinator”
Mailed, faxed, and late applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to large application volumes, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
TNG is an equal opportunity employer, and is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the country’s diversity.