SNAP Printshop & Programs Coordinator – Call for Applications

Posted: Apr 30, 2022 in Blog, News

Deadline: May 20, 2022

SNAP (The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists) seeks applications for the permanent position of Printshop & Programs Coordinator. The Printshop & Programs Coordinator position is a key role in the daily operation of SNAP’s printshop and its associated programs, and will be especially important in moving the organization forward as we look to reopen and revitalize our education and community outreach programs.

Applicants are encouraged to review SNAP’s five-year Strategic Plan to understand our mandate and organizational direction for the coming years: snapartists.com/5-year-strategic-plan/

Reporting to and with support and direction from the Executive Director, the Printshop & Programs Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of SNAP’s core community education, artist residency, and studio rental programs. The Printshop & Programs Coordinator will be responsible for regular facility and equipment maintenance, supplies management, and ensuring health & safety is a priority in the printshop and throughout our programs at all times.

The Printshop & Programs Coordinator is expected to maintain a high degree of independence in executing tasks. Taking initiative, determining priorities, and applying proactive problem solving are essential skills. Experience planning and implementing workshops and visual arts programming for adults and managing volunteers would be an asset.

Download this call as a PDF: Printshop Coordinator call for applications

About SNAP

SNAP is a leading centre for printmaking in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) dedicated to advancing visual culture, working with artists, audiences, and communities. Our artist-run centre has been in operation since 1982 and will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. SNAP provides critical space and resources for printmaking production, exhibition, promotion, and education.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Programs & Printshop Coordinator’s core areas of responsibility:

– Coordinating SNAP Community Education programs, including planning, scheduling, enrollment, course development & supplies
– Maintenance, organization, and development of the printshop facility, supplies, equipment & digital printing lab.
– Oversee & execute the orientation and assessment of new renters.
– Oversee & execute a regular Open Studio drop-in program.
– Regularly update, develop and maintain health & safety information and practices.
– Act as the main point of contact for education and rental inquiries and provide technical support for visiting artists, instructors, renters, and artists in residence.
– Engage regularly with the general public and act as a point of information and stewardship for all SNAP Programs.
– Develop relationships with and seek out opportunities for collaboration with other community organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition, and whenever necessary, ALL staff will lend support in the following areas:

– Daily transactions with renters, students, members & gallery patrons.
– Work with appointed volunteer committees to ensure the success of special events and fundraising initiatives.
– Help maintain a clean and organized gallery, office & printshop by completing weekly cleaning checklists.

Job Details

25-35 hrs/week (negotiable), Tuesday to Saturday
$22/hr
Group Benefits Plan Included

HOW TO APPLY

The call for applications for this position will be open May 1-20, 2022

Please forward a cover letter outlining applicable skills and experience and a resume with up to three professional references to: [email protected] with the subject line: “Job Application: Printshop & Programs Coordinator”

The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) is committed to ensuring that its policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the values of equity, diversity & inclusion, and ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for all employees.

Through our internal processes and hiring practices, we are working to provide open and unhindered access to employment for communities historically underrepresented in the workforce – Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, racialized persons, diverse sexual and gender identities, and women. We aim to recognize that many of these identities may be intersectional and therefore recognize that equity, diversity and inclusion can be a complex and ongoing internal practice. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community. If you have any questions about SNAP’s hiring practices or require alternative forms of applying, please contact the board: [email protected]