Job Posting 61533

Head of Studio: Visual Arts
iHuman Youth Society
Edmonton area
closed 42 days ago (Sun, 31 May)
full time  •  $19.00 - $21.00 per hour

 

Head of Studio:  Visual Arts

 

iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to serve young adults and promote their reintegration into the community through a program involving crisis intervention, arts mentorship, and life skills development.  Situated on Treaty 6 Territory in the Boyle Street neighborhood, iHuman provides developmental opportunities that focus on the principles of creativity, authenticity and caring for members between the ages of 12 and 24.

iHuman Youth Society is currently inviting applications for the position of Head of Studio:  Visual Arts. 

 

Reporting to the Artistic Director and working as part of a team, the Head of Studio: Visual Arts will assume a lead role in youth engagement, provide technical expertise and work collaboratively with iHuman artists to develop and deliver creative programming. 

 

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Manage activity, material and equipment in the visual arts studio
  • Develop and coordinate programming related to visual arts
  • Support iHuman’s artists in their creative journey towards iHuman’s four (4) main outcomes:  purpose, self-worth, identity, and belonging.

The 1,400 square foot studio space (including a ventilated aerosol paint booth) is dedicated to support a wide range of visual arts activities including painting on canvas, murals, sketching, printmaking, etc. 

Studio hours of operation are weekdays, noon to 6:00 pm.  This opportunity will appeal to a professional visual artist or teacher who enjoys engaging with young adults, and is comfortable working within a trauma-informed philosophy in a harm-reduction environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/training, experience, and professional connections relevant in the visual arts field,
  • Technical proficiency in visual arts materials and processes from conception to execution with the ability to coach others
  • Well-honed coaching skills, strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to forge engaging and trusting relationships with young people and maintain healthy professional boundaries
  • Experience with and/or ability to apply harm-reduction and trauma-informed practices
  • Must be mindful, flexible, patient, compassionate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child and Youth Services Check
  • Computer competency with Mac and PC

Hours of Work:     37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday; may include evening and weekend hours as required 

Salary:                    $19.00 - $21.00 per hour

Posting Closes:    Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected 

 

To Apply:                Forward Cover Letter & Resume (in WORD or PDF only) to:

                                  HR Consultant, iHuman Youth Society, 

 

                                  Cover Letter must describe your particular interest in working for iHuman.

 Thank you for applying. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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