Job Posting 91372

Musical Creativity Associate
Francis Winspear Centre for Music
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
full time - temporary / contract

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is seeking a dynamic individual for a YONA Lead & Musical Creativity Associate role. We are looking for an employee that is excited to be part of our music-centered, community-driven organization for this for this 10-month contract full-time position.

Who we are:

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music (FWCM) fulfills the human need to make and share music. The Winspear Centre is a nexus for all types of music, and welcomes traditional and experimental forms of sonic art. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for our community to create, exhibit, and experience music.

The Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA-Sistema) program strives to have a lasting positive community impact by providing free music-centered programming for youth in Northern Alberta’s priority neighborhoods. If you have a passion for introducing the richness of music to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity, and believe that music is transformative, this is the job for you.

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more: http://www.yona-sistema.com/.

Who you are:

You love music, you enjoy working on a team and bringing out the best in yourself and your colleagues, you are creative, and you are not afraid to try new things. You are aligned with these values and want us to succeed together.

What we can offer you:

  • Immersion in a culture that wants to share our love of music with the community
  • Amazing community support and assistance, and the knowledge that you are creating profound social change by sharing what you love: music
  • Upon probation completion, we offer a comprehensive health benefits package

Job Summary:

The YONA-Sistema Lead & Musical Creativity Associate plays a key role to enrich the lives of Edmontonians by making music accessible and relevant through learning programs with a focus on YONA in a way that builds off the strengths of participants, families, and communities, in an inclusive, responsive, and respectful way.

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours to work until 6:30 PM on weekdays and on occasional weekends to meet the needs of the YONA program and Musical Creativity concerts/programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of the 5 YONA sites and ensure the coordination of the YONA-Sistema program
  • Train, support, and supervise YONA Site Managers and YONA program volunteers
  • Advocate for the wellbeing of YONA students and their families
  • Provide communication and advocacy to keep staff at the Winspear Centre up to date on YONA activities
  • Maintain communication with families and partners
  • Model the YONA Way
  • Support strategic directions of YONA, organize YONA orientation, and professional development in consultation with YONA leadership team
  • Support spring and winter Musical Creativity youth camps
  • Assist with Musical Creativity initiatives

Please submit your cover letter and resume to apply and email  by January 31, 2023. Please include “YONA Lead & Musical Creativity Associate” in the subject line of the email.

The Winspear Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants who are either Canadian or permanent residents of Canada will be considered prior to international applicants. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree preferably in music, education, or a related field, or relevant work experience
  • Experience as a supervisor
  • Experience working in an environment that is fast paced and working with diverse families
  • Experience teaching music to youth
  • Be physically able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and the ability to commute between sites is required
  • Knowledge of community outreach resources
  • Outstanding imaginative and flexible

Competencies:

  • Imaginative and flexible
  • Positive and open minded
  • Community minded
  • Non-judgemental
  • Collaborative team player
  • Flexible and thrive in fast-paced environment
  • Supportive and patient

The Winspear Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants who are either Canadian or permanent residents of Canada will be considered prior to international applicants. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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