SNAP Summer Employment 2021

Posted: May 6, 2021 in News

Join the SNAP Team! In 2021, SNAP is seeking to fill 3 positions through the Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Read on below and apply today!

Positions available:
Community Arts Coordinator (2 positions)
Archives and Exhibition Assistant (1 position)

Deadline: 5pm TUESDAY MAY 25 2021

SNAP Summer Employment 2021 pdf

SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists) is a leading center 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.

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.

Job Descriptions:

1. Community Arts Coordinator (2 positions available)

During the summer months SNAP aims to program a series of community focused outreach events (both online and in-person if possible) 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, sourcing supplies, preparing in-person, outdoor, or digital spaces, maintaining allotted budgets, develop ing 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 center 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 2020/21. cataloguing and data entry of recent donations / acquisitions. Acting as a liaison with external contractors to ensure proper information and functionality of online database. Developing a curatorial statement for online exhibition. Supporting the growth through attention, curation and promotion of the SNAP art sales gallery (in person and online). 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.

Terms of Employment

Rate of pay: $20/hr with 20-30 hrs per week.
Between 9-14 weeks of employment or 270 hours total per contract
Combination of remote and in-person work required.
Tuesday-Saturday, some evening & weekend availability required
Expected Start date: June 15 2021

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 pro ductively 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 iOS 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. Tuesday May 25th 2021.

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

Email your letter and resume to: April Dean, Executive Director: [email protected]
Subject: Application – Canada Summer Jobs 2021