JOB OPPORTUNITY: THIRD SHIFT Festival Associate

Job Title: Third Shift: Contemporary Art Festival, Festival Associate

Number of Hours Per Week:  30

Wage: $13 per hour

Anticipated Start/End Date: May 15, 2019 – August 25 (approx)

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Tasks and Responsibilities

Coordination of THIRD SHIFT art projects: The associate will correspond with the participating artists (15 to 20 projects total) leading up to the event to ensure that each of the artists’ technological requirements are accounted for and that their project location is suitable and ready for installation on the night of the art-after-dark exhibition.

Community outreach: The associate will work with Third Space’s Programming Coordinator to build partnerships with neighbouring community groups and organizations who wish to host or produce art projects for exhibition with the event or host workshops and artist talks. This outreach will be done through email, phone calls and in-person meetings. This may also involve seeking sponsorship opportunities. Event promotion and social media marketing: With guidance from the marketing committee, the associate will be responsible for updating the THIRD SHIFT event website and two social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram) leading up to the event with promotional content.

Volunteer coordination: The associate will be responsible for helping coordinate the THIRD SHIFT volunteers during the festival. This will be done through the development of a volunteer schedule and being available to answer questions and provide guidance.

Other: As this is a creative position, the associate will have the opportunity to use their own skills to contribute to the event. In the past festival associates have had the opportunity to develop their graphic design, photography, public speaking skills, etc.

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Field of Study: Arts, Fine Arts, Event Planning, Marketing, Arts Admin, Business, Graphic Design, etc.

Required Skills: Creative, outgoing, ability to work independently, knowledge of the Saint John community and contemporary art an asset. French not required but considered an asset.

For more information on the event and the organization please visit:

www.thirdshift.ca, www.thirdspacegallery.ca

Please submit a resume and cover letter to tiersespace@gmail.com with the subject line “THIRD SHIFT Festival Associate” by May 7, 2019