CARFAC is hiring! Contract positions to be filled:
-Community Outreach Coordinator
Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is the national professional membership association for visual artists. We represent professional artists of all ages and stages of their artistic careers, living from coast to coast to coast. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid fairly for their work. We educate the visual arts community about artists’ economic and legal rights, and we offer professional development opportunities through conferences, workshops, and publications. CARFAC strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all, and to accurately reflect the diversity of the artist communities that we serve.
CARFAC has engaged in a research and consultation initiative to create an Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property Toolkit for the visual arts sector. The Toolkit includes guidelines for respectful protocols around the use and protection of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art and cultural material. This includes information about who has the right to reproduce, present, and reference traditional and contemporary images, stories, and symbols.
The project is led by an Advisory Circle of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists, and a draft toolkit has been developed. This autumn, we are planning to organize a series of public consultation webinar meetings. The meetings will be led by artists in several communities, where the materials can be reviewed by Indigenous artist communities, and made available online. We are looking to fill three contract positions to provide support for this initiative. Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply.
We are looking for applicants who:
- are motivated and energetic;
- have strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
- are able to manage competing priorities;
- work well independently and with a small team;
- have strong communication skills; and
- are familiar with social media and other digital technologies in a professional environment.
These positions are funded through Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program.
As such, you are eligible for consideration if you:
- are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Successful candidates will work remotely, and priority will be given to candidates residing in Regina, Winnipeg, and St. John’s.
Start date: Tentatively August 17, or as soon as positions are filled
Wage: $4,000 + Mandatory Employment Related Costs for salaried short-term position. Work hours and terms to be discussed (15-30 hours/week for 2-4 months).
Community Outreach Coordinator
The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for implementing outreach plans and activities as they relate to this project. The scope of responsibility may include logistical planning and promotion of the webinars and the project, and other education and audience development, as required. The Community Outreach Coordinator will work with the Project Manager to develop stakeholder contact lists, and a digital and offline communications plan to promote the project and the webinar meetings.
The ideal candidate will have education and/or experience in fine arts, arts administration, or marketing and communications. Other related fields of education and/or experience will also be considered. Fluency in more than one language, and experience as an artist or working within an arts or cultural organization may also be assets for this position, but are not requirements.
The Website Designer will develop a new website specifically for the project. The website will have a simple design with multiple language options, developed with themes and designs compatible with Word Press. The Website Designer will work with the Graphic Designer and Project Manager to develop the overall visual design of the website, which will be responsive for screens large and small.
The ideal candidate will have education and experience in web design or an industry equivalent, with the ability to navigate and create Word Press sites. The ability to troubleshoot HTML code that will run with the Word Press platform to enable desired functionality is helpful, but not required. The Website Designer will have excellent project management skills, and work as a self-starter. Fluency in more than one language is an asset, but not required.
The Graphic Designer will design images and typography, and incorporate these elements with the text of the toolkit materials, to be presented online and in publication form. The Graphic Designer will also create promotional materials and graphics for online use using the same imagery and branding.
The ideal candidate will have education and experience in design or fine arts, or an industry equivalent, and will be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Some experience with web design is an asset but not required, and the Graphic Designer will have exceptional organizational skills.
To apply, please send a resume and expression of interest by email by August 10th to Liz Barron, Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to reference the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email and in your application. We thank all candidates for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.