VANS Programming Coordinator

This is a 1-year, full-time contract position (with possibility of renewal) commencing June 7, 2011 with a annual salary of $22,000.  Applications must be received by Friday, May 20, 2011.

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.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Programming Coordinator will coordinate VANS’ programming, communications, and assist in office administration. The Programming Coordinator will coordinate all programs including, but not limited to workshops, peer-to-peer discussions, exhibitions, Virtual VANS electronic newsletter, Members News’ and the Mentorship Program. The Programming Coordinator issues communications to the membership, public and the media regarding VANS activity. S/he assists with the office administration and general office maintenance. The Programming Coordinator also assists with the development and coordination of special projects and fundraising initiatives.This position requires a highly motivated and organized individual with a keen attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, who manages multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of visual art practices is essential and involvement in Nova Scotia’s visual arts community is preferred; someone who possesses the ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff, board, committees and volunteers in a shared work environment, is also essential.

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 will have exceptional communication and research skills (verbal, written and editing); h/she is familiar with office procedures and program administration through previous employment preferably in arts administration and/or the not-for-profit sector.  The candidate will be experienced with public speaking, facilitating workshops and other public programs; s/he will have basic office skills including working with email, database, spreadsheet and word processing software, have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Indesign programs and have experience operating audio-visual equipment.

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

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

Applications must be received no later than Friday, May 20, 2011.

We are committed to inclusively 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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