Capacity-Building Specialist (Contract)
June/July 2022–October 2023
$30/hr for 915 hours (total contract: $27,450 + GST)
Remote, PST time zone
Vancouver Art Book Fair (registered as OCW Arts & Publishing Foundation) seeks applications from eligible candidates for the role of Capacity Building Specialist with an anticipated start date in June/July 2022.
Mission: Vancouver Art Book Fair is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement, appreciation, and circulation of artists’ publishing. Through community-focused public programming, we provide inclusive platforms to deepen engagement with artists’ books and connect local and international communities.
Staff, Board Members and volunteers of Vancouver Art Book Fair work together to lead the development of the international community of art book publishers, makers, and appreciators, furthering art literacy as well as the establishment of art books as an artistically and socially relevant medium.
VABF operates on unceded, traditional, and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
The incumbent will lead VABF toward its mission by undertaking an evaluation of how the organization fits into the arts, social, and cultural ecosystems locally, nationally, and internationally to create and enact a strategic plan and framework to build organizational capacity. This involves improving existing organizational systems and establishing new systems and policies where necessary; developing the financial stability of the organization while addressing and resolving the limitations of its historically underfunded staff; establishing a leadership structure; and holding stakeholder sessions with VABF staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to determine organizational strengths and weaknesses.
This position works collaboratively with VABF staff and reports to, and is supported by, the VABF Board of Directors.
Upon completion of the contract, the successful candidate will have built organizational capacity through the implementation of an organizational structure complete with a leadership position and the necessary infrastructure and resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Qualifications and Experience
Completion of a postsecondary program in a related field (business administration, fine arts, liberal arts) and/or relevant work experience in nonprofit management, ideally in an arts and culture environment. Previous experience with capacity building or non-profit training/management with expertise in at least three of the following areas: governance and strategy; human resources; financial management; equity, diversity and inclusion; program design; community building. The successful candidate should have knowledge of public and private funding processes (either as a grantee, funder, or applicant) and a commitment to balancing artistic initiatives and risks with responsible and collaborative fiscal management.
Knowledge of art publishing, contemporary art and writing, and/or cultural event management, previous art publishing or art fair experience will be a strong asset.
We are looking for candidates with demonstrated knowledge of working with teams who possess excellent administrative, organizational, problem-solving/critical thinking and communications skills as well as a collaborative and inclusive approach.
The successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor and set their own hours, but anticipated workload is around 16 hours/week July 2022–June 2023 (780 hours total) and around 10 hours/week July–October 2023 (135 hours total). This contract is for $27,450 + GST total.
This work is based on the PST time zone and will be remote, however the candidate may be asked to hold in-person meetings with VABF co-chairs and/or sign cheques.
The incumbent needs to be legally eligible to work in Canada and possess the required documentation.
Open until filled; application review begins mid May.
Vancouver Art Book Fair is committed to supporting and providing leadership positions to people who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized in art spaces (BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, people with lived experiences of poverty). We encourage applications from members of all groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
This position is generously funded by the BC Arts Council Arts Impact grant.
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