Special Events Assistant

Application Deadline: June 18, 2018

Summer Term: eight weeks (June- August)                    

Hours: 30 hrs/week          

Wage: $11.15/hour

 

Background:

The Manitoba Arts Network connects, showcases and promotes visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba.

The Network produces Manitoba’s Annual Arts Conference – MB Showcase, arranges block-booked tours for performing artists, organizes the Annual MB Rural & Northern Juried Art Show, tours 5 visual art exhibitions and offers a Concerts in Care program resulting in almost 100 concerts per year.

Responsibilities:                                  

The Special Events Assistant, under the direction of the Executive Director and other staff, shall provide assistance in the following areas:
Manitoba Showcase (annual conference)

  • Assist in coordination of conference logistics and preparation of related materials
  • Compile, edit and proof information for annual Performing Arts Directory and Conference program
  • Confirm artist registration and technical requirements for showcase performances
  • Engage, inform and promote artists, events and communities through social media
  • Identify and cultivate potential Manitoba Showcase attendees
  • Update performing arts program forms, contact lists and database

Rural and Northern Art Show

  • Distribute materials and coordinate logistics for the Rural & Northern Art Show in September
  • Intake and coordinate artist registrations and build excel contact list
  • Coordinate shipping arrangements

General

  • Assist with annual membership drive
  • Rural Art Mentorship Program (RAMP) – oversee artist intake and registrations
  • Respond to general inquiries or forward to the appropriate employee.
  • Maintain and update all databases
  • Work with Performing Arts Coordinator to schedule concerts in care program and coordinate logistics

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience coordinating logistics
  • Strong project management, and documentation skills
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and takes initiative
  • Positive attitude, facilitation and sharing attributes
  • Proficient with basic workplace PC applications
  • Knowledge of Performing and/or Visual Arts an asset

 

Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old, legally eligible to work in Canada, be registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
How to apply: please submit a resume, and cover letter to Rose-Anne Harder, Executive Director of Manitoba Arts Network by email: director@mbartsnet.ca

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.