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Position: Community Programming Coordinator

Salary: $25/hr, benefit plan available
 
Hours: Permanent, full-time. Up to 37.5 hours/week, with the fully supported ability to negotiate your working contract to suit the needs of your body and lifestyle and to accommodate how full-time looks for you. Hours could include time spent working from home.
 
Closing Date: April 23, 2021
 
Anticipated Start Date: We would like to enable the successful candidate to start as early as mid-May, 2021. 
 
The Opportunity
 
Nanaimo Art Gallery is growing our dynamic team! The Community Programming Coordinator shares our values of innovation, collaboration and accessibility and is eager to engage the communities through inspiring programs. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Art Education Coordinator you will help shape the Gallery’s educational programming vision. 
 
About Nanaimo Art Gallery
 
Located in the heart of Nanaimo, on the lands of the Snuneymuxw, Nanaimo Art Gallery is an ambitious public art museum that inspires and engages its communities through art.
Over the past several years, the Gallery has moved through a phase of significant transformation to reposition itself in the communities we serve and to enhance our capacity. We have re-imagined and enriched our integrated exhibition and education programs, created new partnerships, and strengthened our relationships with artists and audiences. We are a trusted organization with a growing reputation.  
Unique in our region, we are creating new understandings of the potential of contemporary art. An inquiry-based approach infuses and connects all Gallery activities and a small, dedicated team of staff, board and volunteers offers a program that is rooted in our unique regional context and resonates with audiences, globally.
 
The Position
 
Profile of the Candidate
 
You are a creative, passionate, and dedicated individual who is excited at the opportunity to contribute to a growing organization. On a daily basis, you will work closely with your colleagues as a key member of a supportive team in which all voices are heard. 
Drawing on your experiences, you will expand the reach of our programs in the community. With the Gallery’s annual inquiries in mind, you will encourage sharing and learning through our exhibitions, educational programming opportunities and community outreach. 
 
Responsibilities
 
The successful applicant will be supported as they make this position their own by bringing their unique ideas, passions, and experiences to the role. Collaborating with the Art Education Coordinator, responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

● Designing, developing and facilitating engaging and accessible public programs for diverse audiences including classes, camps and workshops for children, school programs, learning opportunities for teens, adults and families

● Exhibitions interpretation, developed in collaboration with the Curatorial team 

● Working closely with exhibiting and community artists

● Developing and nurturing relationships and partnerships throughout the community

● Recruitment, training and supervision of part time programming staff, summer students and volunteers

● Researching, preparing funding applications to support initiatives related to community engagement, as well as follow-up reporting

● Contributing to the development and oversight of the departmental budget

● Working with our Marketing Coordinator to promote programs

● Staying attuned to evolving practices within the arts and culture sector

 
Requirements (Qualifications, Knowledge, Education and Skills):

● Bachelors or Master’s degree in Art Education or a related field (i.e. visual art, art history, museum studies, etc), or a combination of education and experience will be considered 

● 3-5 years programming experience in art gallery/museum education 

● Experience in the design, development and facilitation of educational programs

● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility

● Community-minded and skilled at building and maintaining relationships with individuals and community partners

● Creative and innovative

● Passion for art, culture and community engagement

● Proactive and self-motivated

● Desire to contribute to and collaborate with a creative team

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written,

● Ability to think critically, employ sound judgment, evaluate situations and engage appropriate parties at varying levels to arrive at solutions.

● Ability to successfully organize, prioritize and complete multiple planned and unplanned projects

● Proficiency in common communication tools (MS Office, Google Suite, Zoom, etc) 

 
To Apply
 
Please submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and 3 references by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading “Community Programming Coordinator Search”
 
Closing date for applications is April 23, 2021. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
Nanaimo Art Gallery hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 
 
The Gallery encourages applications from women, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 
 

Position: Art Education Assistant

The Opportunity:

 

Nanaimo Art Gallery is looking to add a new member to our team! The Art Education Assistant shares Nanaimo Art Gallery's values of innovation, collaboration and accessibility, and is responsible for delivering innovative hands-on art programming.


Under the direction of our Art Education Coordinator, the Art Education Assistant will plan and facilitate four weeks of full-day Art Camps for elementary school-aged children. The student will create staff schedules, order supplies, plan games and excursions, book visiting artists, develop lesson plans, create pre-camp information to go to families, recruit and manage volunteers, and manage a budget. The student will assist with the three-week teen art program, plan and facilitate family programming in response to the exhibitions, and will assist with events and visitor services tasks.


This position is ideal for an undergraduate student studying visual art, art history, museum studies, Indigenous studies, or education. The successful candidate was registered as a full-time student in the semester preceding the placement and intends to return to full-time studies in the fall semester. This position is open to Canadian citizens legally entitled to work in Canada and be between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age. Students from other parts of the country and those with English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

 

About Art Gallery of Nanaimo:

Located in the heart of Nanaimo, on the lands of the Snuneymuxw, Nanaimo Art Gallery is an ambitious public art museum that inspires and engages its communities through art.
Over the past several years, the Gallery has moved through a phase of significant transformation to reposition itself in the communities we serve and to enhance our capacity. We have re-imagined and enriched our integrated exhibition and education programs, created new partnerships, and strengthened our relationships with artists and audiences. We are a trusted organization with a growing reputation.

Unique in our region, we are creating new understandings of the potential of contemporary art. An inquiry-based approach infuses and connects all Gallery activities and a small, dedicated team of staff, board and volunteers offers a program that is rooted in our unique regional context and resonates with audiences, globally.

About Nanaimo:

The city of Nanaimo is on Snuneymuxw territory. This classic West Coast community, offers natural beauty at every turn, and vast recreation potential. Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and a forested mountain backdrop just outside downtown. Here, you can go from the wilderness to the city centre in just a few minutes, and spend more time in the places you want to be.


Nanaimo, BC is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 113 km north of Victoria, and 55 km across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver. The city projects out into the strait like a headland, affording waterfront on three sides and spectacular ocean views at every turn. The local landscape is defined by Mount Benson, which rises 1,006 metres (3,300 feet) just west of Nanaimo, and the Nanaimo River estuary, the largest estuary on Vancouver Island, which flows into Nanaimo Harbour at the south end of the city.


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Wage: $16/hr (full time/May - August)

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, detailed resume and 3 references by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading "Art Education Assistant."
Closing date for applications is April 9, 2021. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Nanaimo Art Gallery hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, with priority given to members of the Snuneymuxw community.

The Gallery encourages applications from women, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Call for Professional Artists: TD Artists in the Schools

Nanaimo Art Gallery seeks professional artists with a passion for teaching to participate in TD Artists in the Schools. This popular, long-running program is offered in School Districts 68, 69 and 79. It runs during the fall semester (October to December) and spring semester (February to June). Teachers select class options from our brochure and artists currently teach via zoom or microsoft teams or google meet. Once it is safe to do so again artists will visit classrooms to lead inspiring and fun hands-on sessions. 

Compensation to the artists is $50 per hour.
 
We are looking for visual artists, cartoonists, dancers, musicians, and storytellers who are skilled communicators and passionate about sharing their practice. Our team will help build workshop descriptions and provide support as necessary. 
 
Interested? Get in touch to plan a meeting to discuss. Contact Chris Kuderle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250.754.1750.

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