Job Opportunity: Arts Ambassadors

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking to hire two summer students for terms beginning June 15 and ending August 31, 2017.

Preference will be given to Regina residents and to university students studying art, although applications from outside of the City will also be seriously considered.

Established in 1977, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, delivering art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration with other groups and individuals, as clients, as audiences, artists, and participants. We develop programming to engage youth and adults, partnering with community organizations, schools, and more in media including visual art, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

DUTIES
– Updating files
– Visiting festivals and informing Saskatchewan residents about the role of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange and its Outreach programs
– Researching relevant funding opportunities, including sponsorships
– Potentially facilitating artist workshops

REQUIREMENTS
– Experience working with a non-profit organization
– Valid driver’s license
– Current criminal record check
– Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends and with a wide variety of people is required

Deadline to apply –– 12 p.m. on May 31, 2017
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to Outreach Coordinator Carol Rose Daniels.

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Workshop Tour Artists Fall 2017

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking for artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and writing to be part of our 2017 Workshop Tour. Artists from across Canada are welcome to apply, but preference is given to Saskatchewan residents.

Each artist on the tour will teach four one-hour workshops per day to students in schools across Saskatchewan. Successful applicants will have previous experience teaching workshops and working with youth.

The tour runs through Saskatchewan from September 24 to October 31, Monday through Friday.

APPLICATION
Please include the following:
– Résumé/CV
– 50-minute workshop lesson plan, adjustable for K to 12 with up to 25 students per workshop
– Budget for supplies. Note that you will teach approximately 1,500 students over the course of the tour
– Two references
Successful applicants must have valid driver’s license and will have to obtain criminal record checks prior to the tour.

All applications must be received by March 3 (11:59pm) via email or post.

MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TOUR
Every fall, students get to learn directly from professional artists and experience artistic creation first hand.

The tour assembles a group of working artists, sending them out for full days of giving workshops in their fields. With the Workshop Tour, the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange strives to nurture independent thinking, the imagination, respect for one another, and enthusiasm for life in students through balanced programs integrating multiple forms of artistic activity.

What does the school get? One Day –– Five Artists –– 20 Workshops

Workshops are specifically tailored for any age group from elementary to high school. The program has long been referenced by artists who have chosen their profession in part due to early interaction with the Workshop Tour. The tour continues with the goal of encouraging the next generation of independent and creative thinkers.

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is excited to share the Workshop Tour with as many Saskatchewan communities as possible each fall.

Find out more on the Workshop Tour’s page.

For more information please contact our Outreach Coordinator via email or phone (306) 780-9494.

Job Posting: Outreach Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is looking to hire an Outreach Coordinator for a one-year position on a maternity-leave contract.

Preference will be given to Regina residents, but applications from other residents outside of Regina will be seriously considered.

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Outreach Program collaborates with Saskatchewan’s rural communities to bring arts programming where it is otherwise unavailable. The program looks to partner with communities, artists, and organizations across Saskatchewan in an effort to bring arts to all corners of our province.

We develop art programs to engage youth and adults with community organizations and schools, working in the visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

Our philosophy is that every person in Saskatchewan should have access to arts programming no matter their age, gender, cultural background, or location.

The Outreach Coordinator works to develop programming in the various arts sectors and find community partners that are interested in increasing the access to the arts in their community.

Working with the provincial Sport, Culture, and Recreation districts, communities, organizations, festivals, and artists, this position strives to ensure quality and affordable programming.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop arts outreach programs, ranging from half-day workshops to year-long residencies, in consultation with community partners.
• Hire artists and facilitators as necessary and administer their contracts.
• Maintain and stay within the yearly operating budget as set by the organization.
• Work with artists, facilitators, and partner organizations to ensure adequate staff support, space, and materials for workshops are in place.
• Work with artists and facilitators to secure program materials and art supplies.
• Provide ongoing verbal reports to the Executive Director and detailed written reports every quarter.
• Identify and resolve any issues in program delivery.
• Work with the Marketing and Administrative Assistant to maintain Outreach website and news postings.
• Assist community partners with marketing and promotion of programs.
• Enhance and maintain existing relationships with partner organizations and artists.
• Build and develop new relationships with partners and artists.
• Write contracts and administer partnership agreements.
• Research relevant funding opportunities (including grants, sponsorships, etc.) and lead funding applications for municipal, provincial, and federal funding.

Program Evaluation
• Provide written reports at the conclusion of projects for final report purposes.
• Administer surveys to communities, artists, and participants.
• Collect workshop data (i.e. attendance, participant feedback, demographic information, etc.).

Details of Position
• 27.5 hours/week
• $20-$23 per hour, depending on experience
• Group benefits available after three-month probation period

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or a Masters focusing on visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, or creative writing or equivalent experience
• Experience working with a non-profit is an asset
• Occasional evening/weekend work
• Valid driver’s license
• One to three years experience in a program management role and/or supervisory experience an asset
• Excellent relationship-building and communications skills, both in person and in writing
• Able to work with a wide variety of people
• Strong administration and computer skills, including word processing and Excel
• Proven ability to work both as part of a team and independently
• Dependable, self-motivating, well-organized, adaptable, and resourceful
• Personal connections with the Saskatchewan arts community, including organizations and individual artists
• Passion and vision for the role of the arts in growth and healing in Saskatchewan
• Experience with grant writing for non-profits and/or artist collectives for municipal, provincial, federal, and private sector funding
• The Outreach Coordinator will have a commitment to their surrounding arts community and be able to create healthy partnerships with organizations across the various arts sectors including visual arts, theatre, music, dance, film, and writing.

Applications due by December 31st, 2016 at 5 p.m. To apply, email the following to outreach@culturalexchange.ca: a CV or resume; two or three references, and a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above requirements.

Opportunity: Singer/Songwriter Artist in Residency

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange (SCE), is an organization grounded in values of inclusivity and openness, delivering art programs to the people of Saskatchewan in collaboration with the communities, audiences, artists, and participants it serves.

The SCE, in partnership with the Grand Theatre in Indian Head, is searching for a singer/songwriter for an artist-in-residency program servicing the community of Indian Head and surrounding area as part of their Artist in Communities program.

The artist would be required to be in the community for two months, with a possible extension to three months. They can expect:
– 20 hours per week working with the community through workshops and presentations
– providing programming for youth and adults
– 20 hours per week on their own personal practice in the studio provided by the community

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have an interest in delivering community arts programming, a minimum of four years experience in their field, and/or a BFA.

Workshops will be created through consultation with the SCE and the Grand Theatre in Indian Head, SK. Preference is given to singer/songwriters and to artists residing in nearby communities.

Applicants must be:
– Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
– active in their profession; and
– be willing to engage with the surrounding community and interested in working with any age from Kindergarten to residents of retirement care homes.

If accepted, applicants must:
– be able to provide a criminal record check to be approved to work with youth;
– have demonstrated effective interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and co-workers;
– have demonstrated the ability to work independently, organize work, and meet deadlines; and
– have demonstrated reliability, initiative, and willingness to try new ideas.

Interested applicants must submit:
– CV/Resume (Maximum three pages)
– Artist statement
– Biography (Please include past workshop experience)
– Project description (Maximum two pages)
– Sample of workshop
– Interest in working with the community
– Sample of work (Maximum of two audio tracks for jury purposes only)
– One to three photos to be used by the SCE and the Grand Theatre for press releases and promotion of the residency program
– Equipment and studio needs
– An indication of preference and/or flexibility for dates between February 1st, 2017 and April 30th, 2017. Artist must be available for consultation in the month leading up to the start date of the residency.
– One or two letters of recommendation

Applications due by November 18th, 2016 at 5 p.m. Submit materials via email with the subject line “Grand Theatre Air 2017 Application.”

We acknowledge the support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and Sask Lotteries for providing the funding for the Artist In Communities program.

Deadline: November 18th, 2016, 5 p.m.
Contact: Rowan Pantel – Outreach Coordinator
Email: outreach@culturalexchange.ca
Website: culturalexchange.ca
Phone: (306) 780-9494

Start Date: Early February 2017
Salary: $3,333 / month