Call for applications – Summer 2022 Employment

SNAP is hiring for three summer positions  – join our team!

Deadline: May 23, 2022, 5PM MDT

Click here to download this call: Summer Staff call for applications 2022

Positions available:

Community Arts Coordinator (2 positions available)

Archives and Exhibition Assistant (1 position available)

Terms of Employment

Rate of pay: $18/hr with 30 hrs per week.
9 consecutive weeks of employment or 270 hours total per contract
Estimated start date: June 14, 2022
In-person work required
Tuesday-Saturday, some evening & weekend availability required

These positions have been created through funding from the Canada Summer Jobs initiative as supported by The Government of Canada. Candidates must be 30 years of age or under to qualify for employment under this program. Candidates must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. *International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

About SNAP

SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists) is a leading centre for printmaking in Canada.

We advance visual culture, working with artists, audiences, and communities. SNAP provides critical space and resources for printmaking production, exhibition, and education.

SNAP is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

We especially encourage and welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Job Descriptions

1. Community Arts Coordinator (2 positions available)

During the summer months SNAP aims to program a series of community focused outreach events that engage with new audiences from communities across Edmonton and in particular that engage artists, groups, organizations and individuals in the immediate area / community SNAP is newly located in. The Community Outreach & Events Coordinators will work closely with SNAP staff and volunteers to plan and execute collaborative printmaking events and projects in order to welcome and familiarize new audiences with SNAP’s facilities and programs, in order to build connections and collaborations with other community groups, organizations, and festivals.

Specific duties will include:

– Coordinating event volunteers, artists, and schedules
– Planning a cohesive series of events and activities and sourcing supplies
– Preparing in-person, outdoor, or digital spaces
– Maintaining allotted budgets
– Developing relationships with event partners
– Lending support on promotion and media relations

In addition staff can expect to gain insights into the day-to-day operations of a non-profit arts organization, lend support with regular programs including exhibitions and residencies and work to develop new initiatives and programs that serve artists, members and the larger community SNAP operates in.

2. Archives and Exhibition Assistant (1 position available)

SNAP is a community based Arts & Culture organization that has served as a creative hub and production centre for thousands of artists locally, nationally and internationally since its inception in 1982. SNAP has been collecting, preserving, and archiving a permanent collection of fine art prints and works on paper which have been created in the SNAP printshop over the past 40 years. This archive of prints now numbers over 1500 individual artworks.

Specific duties will include:

– Coordinating the digitization of works collected / donated in 2021 and 2022. Cataloguing and data entry of recent donations.
– Acting as a liaison with external contractors to ensure proper information and functionality of online database.
– Supporting SNAP staff with development and installation of 40th anniversary exhibition.
– Supporting the growth through attention, curation and promotion of the SNAP art sales gallery (in person and online).
– Support 40th anniversary events, fundraising and print portfolio projects.

In addition staff can expect to gain insights into the day-to-day operations of a non-profit arts organization lend support with regular programs including exhibitions and residencies and work to develop new initiatives and programs that serve artists, members and the larger community SNAP operates in.

Experience or Qualifications

– An understanding of artist-run culture, and familiarity with visual arts & culture organizations and the not-for-profit sector.
– An introductory knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and specific skills or interest in printmaking.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience collaborating or working productively with others.
– Attention to detail and an ability to identify priorities and move projects forward without direct supervision.
– Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Mac operating systems, Google Suite and the Adobe Creative Suite

How To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by forwarding a letter of intent outlining specific experience and/or skills as they apply to the above job descriptions and a current resumé with contact information of two professional references. Applications should be received by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday May 23, 2022

Applicants should indicate which position they are applying for or may indicate an interest in both job descriptions.

Email your letter & resume to: [email protected] with the subject: Application – Canada Summer Jobs 2022

Any candidates with questions about employment or requiring support or accommodations in submitting an application are encouraged to connect with SNAP’s Board Director, Chelsey Campbell at [email protected]