Image: Mel McMichael, Artist-in-Residence, 2017
Connexion Artist-run Centre is seeking to hire an Artistic Programming Assistant for the summer months. The position is for students interested in contemporary visual art and culture, and will be active for 12 weeks commencing 4 June, 2018 and ending 24 August, 2018. It consists of 30 hours per week at $13 per hour.
The Artistic Programming Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of Connexion, and will help with administrative functions and with the installation and preparation of artistic programs and events taking place at Connexion. Candidates should have an interest and understanding of contemporary art and artist-run culture. A background of Fine Arts, Art History, Media Studies, Education, Communication and Design, or Business would benefit the candidate. The ideal candidate will be able to work alone and with a team, and will be adaptable, creative, and resourceful.
An ideal candidate will understand the importance of art and community and will be capable of innovative thinking. Basic computer skills required include: Internet research, e-mail, Excel, and Word. Familiarity with Mac computers and any knowledge of graphic design considered an asset. The student will work with the Executive Director and/or Associate Director on a daily basis.
Training will generally involve a variety of hands-on activities, with some reading and research components. The student will be developing a list of objectives for each month in consultation with the ED and the Board of Directors. Every two weeks the student will supply a progress report to the ED, as well as, a report will be made available to the Directors each month.
The immediate supervisor is the Executive Director of Connexion Artist-run Centre, Kasie Wilcox, who can be reached at 1 (506) 478-4484 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connexion is located at 732 Charlotte St, Rooms 129-130, Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5.
Applicants must be eligible under Young Canada Works program. We ask that applicants apply via the Young Canada Works website by April 30th, 2018.