Job Posting 99677

Community Engagement Facilitator
Nanaimo Art Gallery
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 19 days (Fri, 15 Mar)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  18.20/hour

Salary: $18.20/hour

Hours: Summer contract, full time, 37.5 hour/week

Contract Term: 16 weeks, May 6 - August 23, 2024

 

Position Overview:

Nanaimo Art Gallery is looking to add a new member to our team! The Community Engagement Facilitator shares Nanaimo Art Gallery’s values of relevance, relationships, innovation, and openness, and is responsible for expanding the reach of our programs within the community. 

The Community Engagement Facilitator will be responsible for engaging with Nanaimo communities at different events throughout the summer, developing new ways to track visitor experience, and helping with social media marketing. 

 

Under the direction of our Education team, the Community Engagement Facilitator will create visitor surveys and tracking materials to help to improve the visitor experience, represent the Gallery at community events, and engage with the community around the development of a new facility, attend meetings with community partners, create social media content, plan and facilitate programming for all ages in response to the the exhibition, and will assist with events and visitor services tasks. 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The Community Engagement Facilitator’s responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

 

  • Assisting with the coordination and facilitation of programs and on-site and off-site community events (such as Night Market, Pride, Silly Boat Races, etc.)
  • Assisting with market research around the development of a new facility
  • Attending meetings with community partners
  • Recruiting and scheduling volunteers
  • Researching visitor trends in museums and galleries, and creating visitor tracking materials
  • Creating and scheduling social media posts and stories
  • Providing staffing support to summer camps and at the front desk 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Will include some weekend and evening work

Requirements: (Qualifications, Knowledge, Education and Skills)

  • Clear and confident communicator with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with the public of all ages
  • Creative, enthusiastic, adaptable and self motivated
  • Love of arts and culture
  • Desire to contribute to and collaborate with a creative team
  • Ability to move folding tables, tents, and other equipment
  • Valid BC drivers license and access to a vehicle
  • Available for evening and weekend shifts
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
  • Registered as a full time student this past semester
  • Intend to return to studies in the fall of 2024

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in common communication tools (MS Office, Google Suite, Zoom, etc.) 
  • Undergraduate student studying visual art, art history, museum studies, Indigenous studies, education, tourism or another related field

Nanaimo Art Gallery hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 

 

The Gallery strives to be a safe space where all voices are heard and valued and work towards accessibility, anti-racism, 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion and encourage diversity in our staff team. We encourage applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Students from other parts of the country and those with English as a second language are encouraged to apply.  

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