Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator, Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is accepting applications for a contract, Project Coordinator. The position is a 4-month, 30hrs/week, $12/hr contract that will start August 1st, 2011 and end December 1st, 2011.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Coordinator will coordinate event and funding logistics for an artist residency and symposium that aims to explore the intersection between traditional and new approaches to site-specific work. The Residency and Symposium will take place in Spring 2012. In preparation for the project, the Project Coordinator will coordinate grant proposals and support material, communicate with international and national artists, partners, volunteers and assist in office administration.  The Project Coordinator will act as the primary liaison with artists, presenters and partners of the project; and assist in preparation of grants; develop a communications plan; coordinate travel and facility arrangements; and coordinate the preliminary logistics and administration for project workshops, events and registration.

This position requires a highly motivated and organized individual with a keen attention to detail, exceptional communication and research skills (verbal, written and editing); who possesses the ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with staff, partners, artists and volunteers in a shared work environment. The position caters to someone who manages multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and who has knowledge of both visual and media art practices and is involved in Nova Scotia’s visual arts community.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or completed a related post-secondary program or gained equivalent experience. The successful candidate is familiar with office and grant procedures and event coordination and/or administration through previous experience preferably in arts administration and/or the not-for-profit sector.  The candidate will also have basic office skills including working with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

Funding for this position is made possible through the Cultural Human Resources Council program, Career Focus. As a result, eligible candidates must be:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of application;
  • Post-secondary graduates and out of school; (Graduates of degree or diploma programs from universities, colleges, post-secondary schools of technology, post-secondary institutes and CEGEPS. These may be either publicly or privately funded institutions).
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred;
  • Unemployed or under-employed, but not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits;
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;

Candidates can not,

  • Have more than 4 years work experience in their field;
  • Participate through a co-op, certificate or credit programs with any college, university or training Institution;
  • Or have participated in another Career Focus Project.

Please send your C.V., a cover letter and three references to (subject heading: Project Coordinator Hiring Committee) or mail/deliver to:

Project Coordinator Hiring Committee
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road,
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Applications must be received no later than Friday, July 15, 2011, 5pm.

Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) works for the advancement and rights of the visual arts and artists of Nova Scotia. VANS is a provincial artist-run organization incorporated in 1976 to serve visual artists. We support members by providing exhibition, marketing, educational and social opportunities. VANS is a primary resource for artists; providing access to a community of peers. We foster excellence, skills development and lifelong learning in the arts. VANS publishes Visual Arts News, the only magazine dedicated to visual art in Atlantic Canada. Please visit for more information.

VANS is committed to inclusivity and our employees reflect and seek to understand the diversity of our community. Visual Arts Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants, but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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