Community Arts Programmer – Local Food/Green Arts – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

By | June 12, 2019

  Requisition ID: 13771

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world’s most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
This is a specialized position supporting the work of the Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Engagement (ACE) in the realization of the goals of the Parks Board Arts Policy and Strategic Plan, through local food and environmental initiatives with a community-engaged arts and culture focus. This position is involved in program innovation, leadership and development; project initiation and facilitation; and performs supervisory and community arts programming and project work that includes special events, artists in residence projects, and professional and non-professional community arts and culture projects, exhibitions, and workshops.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and support community engaged arts and culture programs and projects with a focus on food, greening and environmental art, in collaboration with ACE programmers.
  • Supervise and facilitate community engaged arts programming and projects which may take the form of special events, funding initiatives, conferences, artist in residence projects, non-professional community arts projects, exhibitions and workshops. The work includes: identifying needs, setting priorities, developing plans, coordinating projects and overseeing implementation
  • Works cooperatively with CC staff and associations, professional artists, arts and culture organizations, and the public to understand community needs and interests regarding community engaged arts with a food and environment focus. The Local Food/Green Arts ACE programmer is the contact for outside community groups, recreation programmers and other staff needing support for community capacity building green culture initiatives in parks and community centres.
  • Work on arts and culture related projects that have a specific focus on local food and environmental stewardship, ie: Sustenance Festival, Neighbourhood Matching Fund
  • Works in collaboration with ACE and Reconciliation teams to support the engagement and development of arts and culture interests delivering on the priorities of the Park Board Reconciliation Strategy.
  • Provides advice, connects community groups to programmers and assists community centres in developing, delivering and documenting capacity building environmental and green arts and culture endeavors and projects.
  • Conducts outreach and develops and maintains effective partnerships with community groups, arts organizations, post-secondary institutions, local food and environmental stewardship networks, artists in a broad array of disciplines, and service and recreation organizations towards the delivery of community-engaged arts programming
  • Responsible for artists and projects selection processes, contractual relationships, arts production and installation processes
  • Overseeing publicity materials and audience development for projects
  • Administrative duties including: developing and managing annual program and project budgets, creating and amending project policies, writing grants, maintaining operating and administrative records, initiating requisition for arts and other program materials and assisting with the collection and accounting for admissions and fees
  • Identifies and resolves safety and risk management issues related to ACE programs and projects
  • Responsible for purchasing, contracting and evaluation in association with ACE projects
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • University graduation in Fine Arts, or a related discipline and some related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with community-engaged, diverse community, inter-cultural and intergenerational food and environmental stewardship focused arts and culture projects and programming special events
  • Valid BC Driver’s License is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with community-engaged arts and culture programming and special events programming with a local food or environmental stewardship focus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs and projects in consultation with arts collectives and organizations, as well as environmental stewardship, local food and cultural groups
  • Considerable knowledge of the Vancouver local food and environmental arts and culture communities, including the current and emerging trends in community-engaged arts, environmental art and social practice
  • Knowledge of provincial and national legal standards and requirements in arts (eg copyright, fees)
  • Ability to organize and direct others in a variety of community-engaged arts projects
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to support staff, artists and volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public in a diverse community and to work collaboratively with a multi-agency organization.
  • Good computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Good digital camera and social media skills preferred

A Police Record Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual
Position Start Date: July 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-020: $30.98 to $36.45 per hour

Application Close: June 21, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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