Overview: Island Mountain Arts Society is a non-profit organization based in Wells, BC.  We provide emerging and professional arts training, operate a Public Art Gallery and Gift Shop, and deliver an ongoing series of cultural events including the ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art.  Please visit our website at www.imarts.com for additional information. 

 Our summer positions provide opportunities for youth to develop transferable skills in a creative and challenging work environment that will demand both self-direction and teamwork.  The selected candidates will work under the guidance of professional arts administrators and gain hands-on experience in the growing cultural tourism sector.  We are seeking creative and motivated individuals to fill the following positions:


ArtsWells Festival Production Assistant
Hourly Wage Rate $15.00/hr (35 hours per week)

Employment period: June 3 to August 24, 2019 (negotiable and contingent on funding)

Hired to assist in all aspects of the Artswells Festival of All Things Art, the Artswells Festival Production Assistant will contribute to the success of the Artswells Festival and Island Mountain Arts by taking on much of the festival production functions and by assisting with the varied aspects of operating a community arts event.  The candidate will assist with the planning and co-ordination of the Artswells Festival through the following tasks & responsibilities:

-       Assist with providing technical support for performers, sound and set up crews, planning of festival workshops and post festival wrap up procedures.

-       Assist with the management of artist online application forms and artist correspondence.

-       Compile stage plots, review stage plans with Artswells Producers and assist with stage décor.

-       Assist with the planning and set up of green room hospitality areas and gear lock-up.

-       Compile and distribute artist welcome packages.

-       Assist in festival marketing strategies through social media and website development.

-       As a member of a team, compile the Artswells festival program guide.

-       Assist with coordination of artist accommodations.

-       Compile printed and audio video materials for reports and promotions.

-       Liaise with the ArtsWells Festival Committee on an as-needed basis and attend regular monthly meetings. 


ArtsWells Community Outreach Co-ordinator
Hourly Wage Rate $15.00/hr (35 hours per week)

Employment period: June 3 to August 24, 2019 (negotiable and contingent on funding)

The Artswells Community Outreach Co-ordinator will assist with the planning and co-ordination of the Artswells Festival through the following tasks & responsibilities:

-       Assist with the planning and co-ordination of Artswells Festival by liaising with the local community, businesses and partnering organizations

-       Work closely with the Community Outreach Manager and assist with activities related to donor and sponsorship development and volunteer management.

-       Inform the festival community through regular updates to the festival website and social media feeds with current information as required.

-       Assist with coordinating contractors and volunteers, providing accommodation and travel information for festival participants, volunteers, workshop instructors/leaders and artists.

-       Assist with coordination of Safe Spaces and Harm Reduction teams on the festival grounds.

-       Assist with post festival wrap-up, including clean up and correspondences to thank festival supporters.

-       Meet with the ArtsWells Festival Committee on an as-needed basis and attend regular monthly meetings. 

Summer Gallery Program Coordinator
Hourly Wage Rate $13.50 - 15.00/hr (35 hours per week)

Employment period: June 3 to August 24, 2019 (negotiable and contingent on funding)

 The Summer Gallery Program Coordinator will facilitate IMA’s annual summer Public Art Gallery program in conjunction with the School of the Arts and Artswells Festival related events at the gallery.  The Summer Gallery Program Coordinator will support the Public Gallery Program through the following tasks & responsibilities:

-       Work with artists and assist with the delivery of month-long art exhibitions including the curation and hanging of exhibits and displays. 

-       Assist with the delivery of receptions, coffee houses featuring local performers, instructor and student performances, workshops, readings, artist talks and student barbeques.

-       Assist with operation of the Gift Shop through managing daily cash transactions, customer service and general tidiness in the gallery.

-       Assist in the design and distribution of exhibition posters, press releases and promotional mailings.

-       Provide local information to travelers, volunteers and festival goers. 

-       Prepare press releases, social media posts & promotional mailings relating to the Public Gallery.

-       Assist with all aspects of daily office duties such as answering phones, emails, filing, photocopying, etc., and other duties as assigned. 

Summer Program Liaison
Hourly Wage Rate $13.50 - 15.00/hr (35 hours per week)

Employment period: June 3 to August 24, 2019 (negotiable and contingent on funding)

 The Summer Program Liaison will co-ordinate all aspects of the School of the Arts.  The Summer Program Liaison will support these activities through the following tasks & responsibilities:

-       Assist with the delivery of programming through processing course registrations, payments, creating welcome packages, preparing evaluation feedback forms and providing travel information on the community of Wells to registered students. 

-       Assist in managing the summer school facility: prepare classrooms, course materials, welcome packages and work with instructors and students to ensure a positive experience.

-       Correspond with instructors and share information to students as requested (i.e. materials lists or instrument rentals). 

-       Coordinate the school canteen by working with the caterer and ensuring breakfast and lunch options are available at the school. 

-       Prepare press releases, social media posts & promotional mailings relating to the School of the Arts.

-       Assist with fundraisers, welcome receptions, coordinate artist’s talks, concerts, instructor & student performances, workshops, readings & student BBQs. 

-       Assist with all aspects of daily office duties such as answering phones, e-mailing, filing, photocopying and other duties as assigned. 

 

Necessary Qualifications for the above positions:

-    Interest and/or skills in the following studies: Audio Engineering, Arts Management, Media & Web Development, Event Management, Business, Visual Arts or Curatorial Studies

-    Excellent interpersonal skills

-    Excellent communication skills: written and verbal, fluent in English

-    Proven computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, data entry

-    Able to work independently and as part of a team

-    Attention to detail, thorough, conscientious, creative and a sense of humour

-    Comfortable working in high-intensity situations and making sound decisions on the fly

-    Willingness to live and work in a small town, rural environment

-    A passion or interest in the outdoors & a valid BC Driver’s License are assets

 

Depending on the sources of funding there are two different types of eligibility:

Eligibility Requirements #1:

-               Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.

-               Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, and,

-               Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

 Eligibility Requirements #2:

-               Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the work assignment; and

-               Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the work assignment;

-               Will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

-               Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

-               Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the work assignment;

-               Are a 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);

-               Are legally entitled to work in Canada;

 *Note: International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

 Island Mountain Arts makes every effort to ensure that our activities are inclusive and strives to recruit underrepresented groups in our workplace and programming.

Characteristics of Wells: Our town is situated two hours south-east of Prince George and one-hour east of Quesnel.  It is located 8km from Barkerville, one of Canada's largest historic sites, and a short drive from the Bowron Lake chain, a world renowned paddling destination. Though the winter population in Wells hovers around 250, the population nearly doubles in summer. A culturally vibrant community located in the mountains, Wells provides endless activities for those with a passion for culture, history and the outdoors. As such, Wells is a lively summer tourist destination for both regional and international visitors. Visit www.wells.ca for more information on the area.

The Island Mountain Arts office is located in the heart of Wells and houses our Public Gallery on the top floor, and our offices on the bottom floor. Summer students will interact extensively with the local and regional community, working with the District of Wells, Barkerville Historic Town and other cultural venues, as well as local accommodations, restaurants, wilderness guides and other business.

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume by email to: finance@imarts.com

The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2019