DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Careers

Community Liaison, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

The John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery (MAG) is MacEwan University’s public art gallery with a vision to engage timely conversations and community through contemporary art. The MAG serves the university community and the public through supporting interdisciplinary, experiential learning through exhibitions, programs, and publications that feature diverse artistic and curatorial perspectives committed to critical discourses in contemporary art. The MAG supports opportunities for students to develop academic, hands-on, and leadership skills to support their futures as artists, cultural workers, and lifelong critical thinkers.

Opportunity

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) of MacEwan University is recruiting for the full-time continuing position of Community Liaison at the MAG. Reporting to the Art Gallery Director, the Community Liaison is responsible for supporting the MAG’s public programming and outreach with all the communities it serves. This position will appeal to an individual who is passionate about cultivating community through contemporary art; can build, grow and maintain relationships with community and stakeholders; has strong written and verbal communication skills; is exceptionally self-motivated, and has excellent time management and prioritization skills. Responsibilities of this position will include coordinating the planning, execution and evaluation of gallery public programs; supporting grant writing, reporting and other development work; coordinating volunteers and assisting with their training; building local and national awareness of gallery programming; and developing engaging and informative content for gallery social media accounts, newsletter and website.

Skills

The successful candidate must be service-oriented and have proven critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills. The Community Liaison must be capable of taking initiative and undertaking self-directed projects as well as able to work collaboratively. This position requires a broad skill set of administrative, event planning, public speaking, and writing abilities. The position also requires the ability to coordinate a volunteer team and support their hands-on learning. The Community Liaison must have the ability to successfully communicate to different kinds of art audiences in person and across multiple digital platforms.

Qualifications

This position requires an individual with at minimum a diploma in visual arts, art history or related disciplines; 2-5 years of experience in assisting with the planning and delivery of cultural programming (such as tours, workshops, lectures, and/or performances) and demonstrated ability in the use of computer technology and software (Microsoft Office and G suite). Some equivalencies may be considered.

Benefits

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

•    Generous vacation time
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement. Please note; Article 22.1.1 (Grid Placement); initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first three steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $46,192 - $67,176 per year
Closing Date October 28, 2018
Competition No. 18.10.213


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