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January 15, 2023

Job Opportunity: Studio Facilitator - 2D Arts

Hosted by National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

This is a permanent full time opportunity for 30 hours per week with an immediate start. Located in Calgary, AB.

Who We Are The National accessArts Centre is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and present opportunities for artists with disabilities. As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, we blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents and place in our communities.

Who You Are and What You Will Do A highly motivated creator with an established creative skill set and a desire to work in both the arts and disability communities. You are passionate about helping other artists achieve their visual arts goals, in all elements of the artistic process, and are committed to ensuring that creative decisions made by our artists are theirs and theirs alone. You will support the artists’ learning of 2D art mediums like painting and drawing while accounting for their unique abilities. As part of our creative team, you will assist with the development of digital/online facilitation when necessary, ensuring proper safety protocols, participating in team planning sessions, and supporting the National accessArts Centre at events and community programming.

Reporting to the Manager, Studio, you will work as part of a team committed to the advancement of our artists in our self-directed studio, both in-person and online, and seek to deliver outstanding opportunities. • Artist Support – participate in artist assessment, goal planning and workshop development; understand and support artists’ needs; guide artists to identify goals and conceptualize new works; assist with the creation of individualized artist training plans. • Studio Operations –share the responsibility of ensuring the studio is clean, safe, and equipped to meet the needs of our artists and their projects; ensure any suspected mental or physical health challenges are appropriately reported. • Assist with Exhibitions & Events – provide the necessary support for all of the NaAC exhibitions and events, including set up/tear down; hanging art works.

Experience and Skills You’ll Bring • Established creative skill set in 2D arts or other relevant experience. • Mature attitude; ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment. • A strong team player with a mature attitude and ability to work autonomously in a collaborative environment. • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail. • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities (asset). • Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Zoom facilitation.

Pay Rate, Hours & Working Environment • $22.00/hour | Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (some evenings/weekends) • Amazing health/dental benefits + RRSP/TFSA matching opportunities. • Training in non-violent crisis intervention (CPI) will be provided. • Training in anti-racism will be provided as designed by Future Ancestors – includes recommended tactics in acknowledging harm, restorative conflict resolution, and active listening.

Eligibility You must be legally able to work in Canada.

To Apply Submit your resume, with a cover letter, to Raewyn Reid at raewyn.reid@accessarts.ca no later than midnight on January 15, 2023. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: January 15, 2023 - 11:59 pm MST.

Accessibility

Reasonable accessibility support will be provided. Please reach out to Raewyn Reid directly at raewyn.reid@accessarts.ca with your specific accommodation requirement.

Organizations

National AccessArts Centre (NaAC)

8038 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0Y1, Canada

Phone number: (403) 253-3174

Email: info@ourIAC.ca

The Indefinite Arts Centre is Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, providing artistic training, creation, and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental, physical, and acquired disabilities. Every week, 300+ artists come through our 12,000 square foot multimedia studio and gallery space in Calgary. Working alongside talented instructors, our artists are supported and empowered to experience the entire artistic creation process – from conceptualization to exhibition.