Studio Operations & Programming Coordinator (Term Position)

Studio Operations & Programming Coordinator (Term Position)
Craft Nova Scotia is the provincially recognized craft organization whose mandate is to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities. The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is a provincially owned facility consisting of the Mary E. Black Gallery (MEBG), studios and office space housing programs and services designed to benefit the provincial crafts community. Owned by the province, the Centre is managed by Craft Nova Scotia.
This Studio Operations and Programming Coordinator position with Craft Nova Scotia, working within the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia, reports to the Director of the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is responsible for the oversight of the six craft-based studios. They work collaboratively with the Centre Director in coordinating, developing, and ensuring the delivery of high-level craft programming, including but not limited to, three sessions a year of 35-40 workshops. Through the delivery of programming the Studio Operations and Programming Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision of casual staff and contracted instructors. In addition, they will ensure the long-term strategic provision of all programming in relations to the studios.
We are seeking a creative individual with experience in programming and a working knowledge of a variety of craft mediums. The successful candidate will also have knowledge and experience in facility operations. This individual will be able to think critically to anticipate and identify problems and develop practical solutions. They must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team, and embrace a diverse, fast paced work environment with multiple priorities.
The Studio Operations and Programming Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of occupational health and safety for the studio facilities and maintaining databases relating to studio management and operations. They will be fiscally responsible for the spending and balancing of the annual maintenance and supplies budget for each studio. Further to that they will be required to receive and reconcile income through the website and Square account.
The Studio Operations and Programming Coordinator will also assist in the development of the long-term vision and initiatives in support of the strategic plan currently under review.
The Studio Operations and Programme Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the safe operations of the studio facilities. They will be promoting health and safety awareness by setting a good example, understanding, and committing to the studio rules and responsibilities as per the Centre’s Occupational, Health and Safety procedures. They are responsible for ensuring employees have received a safety orientation within their first week of employment. They will participate in worksite safety inspections at least once per year, reviewing and ensuring the implementation of safety corrective actions. They will ensure the completion of incident investigation reports, providing a safe and healthy workplace, budgeting for required safety related items, responding to safety issues, and recognizing safety performance.
• A Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or equivalent, combined with at least 3 years of direct experience working in programming, arts administration, and/or studio/facility operations.
• Familiarity with craft practices, and the Nova Scotia arts, cultural and craft community.
• Knowledge of a variety of equipment and tools pertaining to craft-based studios
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• The role requires an individual with well-developed leadership, organizational, problem solving and decision-making abilities.
• Proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite of programs (specifically Word, Outlook, Excel), Square, Wordpress and web-based registration software.
• Awareness, commitment and understanding of occupational health and safety practices.
• WHIMIS and Standard First Aid certification is an asset.
28 hours per week. The hours are Tuesday- Friday, 9:00 – 5:00.
This position does require some weekend and evening work depending on scheduled
$1,000 – $1,250 biweekly, to be determined based on qualifications and experience.
Benefit package is available as per Craft Nova Scotia’s Personnel Policy.
January 3rd, 2022, 11:59pm
The successful applicant will be required to provide a proof of vaccine.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via email to:
Emily Wareham, with subject: Studio Operations & Programming
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Craft Nova Scotia is located within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship of 1726. We acknowledge and honour the Mi’kmaq people who have cared for and continue to care for this land. As Treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous we share the mutual responsibilities for stewardship and sustainability of our cultures and community within this beautiful land. Craft Nova Scotia is committed to deepening our learning and strive to honour and uphold these Treaties through the preservation and celebration of cultural traditions and contemporary craft practices.

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