Saturday 21 December 2019
JOB OPPORTUNITY : Coordinator for an Indigenous multidisciplinary creative space in Montreal
Under the supervision of the organizations co-leading this pilot project as the very first multidisciplinary creative space dedicated to the Indigenous arts: artistic organizations and collectives, as well as Indigenous artists in so-called Montreal, the project coordinator will supervise and coordinate the general activities related to the space.
This project will include several spaces like artists studios, rehearsal room, co-working space and a kitchen.
Project development and partnerships
- Collaborate in the development of the project’s governance and mission;
- Collaborate in the membership development within Indigenous artistic communities;
- Finding new financial partners to ensure the functioning of the space (public funding, private funding, foundations, etc.);
- Developing partnerships with universities, corporate and community sectors;
- Collaborate in the outreach and the promotion of the pilot project at local, national and international level.
Creative space coordination
- Coordinating meetings between members of the pilot project;
- Coordinating the rental calendar for the various spaces;
- Ensuring the management of financial activities (updating annual budgets and projects, financial reports to funders, etc.);
- Providing general administration (invoicing customers and paying suppliers);
- Ensuring and maintaining excellent and frequent communication between the landlord, co-leading organizations and the other project collaborators;
- Providing relevant reports and evaluations during the different phases of the mandate.
SKILLS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED
- Very good experience and knowledge of the Indigenous cultural and artistic communities
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
- Autonomy, thoroughness, sense of initiative;
- Sense of ethics and professional integrity;
- Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
- Ability to work in a team;
- Relational and communication skills;
- Creativity, curiosity and open-mindness;
- Very good knowledge of spoken and written French and English.
- Between 20 and 28 hours / week;
- The hourly rate is to be discussed according to experience;
- Start date: February 2020 (dates to be defined with the person selected)
Please note that, for equal skills, Indigenous candidates will be favored.
If you are interested in this position, we invite you to submit your application before Friday, January 24, 2020. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGANIZATIONS CO-LEADING THIS PROJECT
Ondinnok is an Indigenous arts company based in so-called Montreal, a pioneer of Indigenous theater in Quebec and Canada. For 35 years, our theater has aimed to reconquer an imagination, a land of dreams, to bring back a memory to release a future. Ondinnok produces innovative, daring and essential works, open to the current world, fully invested by the Indigenous artists with all the field of their specificity and their beliefs. We offer and disseminate works in a plurality of artistic expressions. Since 2015, decolonization and “reindigenization” are the two principles implemented in each of the company’s artistic projects. Ondinnok is the expression of artistic resistance and is part of the great cultural reconstruction movement of the First Nations.
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACCCCA) is an Indigenous arts organization that advocates, activates, and engages on behalf of Canadian and international Indigenous curators, critics, artists and representatives of arts and cultural organizations. The ACC-CCA develops and programs curatorial projects, researches Indigenous practices and educates through critical discourses on Indigenous arts and cultures. The organization builds relationships for Indigenous artists and curators by supporting equitable collaboration and exchange within larger arts communities. The ACC-CCA focuses on increasing opportunities for Indigenous artists and curators within established arts institutions and champions the development of new Indigenous-controlled arts spaces.