Job Posting 87980

Mural Artist
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Commercial Drive - Vancouver, BC
closes in 3 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $36-$40 / Hour

Mural Artist 

 

‘Make It’ is a therapeutic art program run from Drive Youth Employment Services (a satellite of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House) for youth aged 15-30 living with disabilities including mental health challenges. The program consists of weekly therapeutic art groups and community mural projects, where youth can create art in a supportive environment. 

‘Make It’ is hiring a mural artist to create a community healing mural on Commercial Drive!  The goal is to create a mural that helps to inspire hope and create an opportunity for healing through community art. The mural will be a legacy to community members who are no longer with us, while the process of creating it will unite Indigenous and other residents, Frog Hollow youth participants, local artists, and community members. 

The Mural Artist works alongside the ‘Make It’ Program Coordinator to facilitate the planning, designs, and painting of the mural, as well as mentorship of youth in the ‘Make It’ program throughout the project. This contract position is working mostly daytime hours during the mural painting and community engagement portion of the project.   The Mural Artist reports to the Make It Coordinator.

Our work is centered around inclusion and equity, to build social connection and to break down discrimination through community building. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

 

Position: ‘Make It’ Mural Artist

Hours: Up to 120 hours from September 2022 – November 2022

Salary:  $36-$40 / hour Compensation to be determined based on experience

Start Date: ASAP

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design phase of murals, collaborating with the ‘Make It’ Coordinator and youth participants to present possible designs for submission to site stakeholders.
  • Attendance of planning sessions, in person and via Zoom, with ‘Make It’ participants.
  • Lead the painting of two murals while providing active mentorship and guidance to youth painters, in consultation with ’Make It’ program staff and the contracted Art Therapist.
  • Collaborate with the Make It! Coordinator to ensure the program is safe, accessible and inviting to youth of all backgrounds.
  • Additional activities as requested by Program Coordinator.

 

Candidate Profile and Qualifications:

  • BIPOC artist, with preference given to Indigenous artists from the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations
  • Experienced mural artist with background in group facilitation and youth mentoring
  • Comfortable working with youth with substance use challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident public speaker; skilled in outreach and public engagement
  • In possession of personal art supplies and a personal computer to support the design process

 

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House/ANHBC is committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and the community. Subject to legal exemptions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination status will be required for this role prior to starting employment.

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