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Learning Coordinator

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is searching for a part-time Learning Coordinator.

Job Summary
The Learning Coordinator will utilize knowledge and experience of the visual arts, pedagogy, art history, museum education, and a broad awareness of other creative practices and culture to conceive, coordinating and facilitating CAG’s Learning and Public Programs for families, youth and schools. The learning and public program events will vary in format ranging from guided visits, artmaking workshops, and youth outreach initiatives. They will be varied in medium and may consist of both in-gallery and off-site work.

The Learning Coordinator reports to the Curator and works with CAG staff, volunteers, educators, public audiences, members and others. Some weekend and evening work required.

Key Responsibilities
• Project-manages, delivers and presents youth and school programming which includes tours and workshops.
• Builds and maintains relationships with community groups, arts, education and cultural institutions and others to ensure the growth, fulfillment, and diversity of the Learning mandate.
• Conducts live learning and public program workshops, tours, events, artist projects and activities, and other related activities for visitors of all ages.
• Conceives and writes concise clear program material and lesson plans for internal and external distribution, adhering to internal and external deadlines.
• Assists in the conceptualization of learning and public programs web presence and online activities by working in consultation with internal staff and external partners.
• Oversees program schedules, coordinating logistics, managing internal briefings and all production requirements, and measuring/assessing visitors’ experiences.
• Oversees live production, ensuring all projects and activities meet expected standards.
• Coordinates and assists in the development of a core group of volunteers who assist in the delivery of learning events and activities.
• Researches, invites and collaborates with a range of artists, performers and educators to ensure unique experiences in the Gallery and off-site.
• Monitors established budgets, and ensuring programs and projects adhere to budget.

While these duties and responsibilities are representative, the incumbent is also required to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education and Experience
• A degree in an arts discipline plus 1-3 years experience facilitating and leading others in the delivery of public discussions and programs for diverse audiences including children.

Skills and Abilities
• Solid understanding of how to work with artists, educators and others to provide direction and guidance to fulfill and benefit programming ambitions.
• Solid ability to draw from comprehensive knowledge and creatively lead innovative and critically stimulating programs appropriate to specific audiences, including children of all ages
• Ability to think strategically and lead new ways to develop communication for programs
• Excellent writing and editing skills with great attention to detail and ability to synthesize and explain information write for diverse audiences.
• Strong presentation, facilitation and mediation skills.
• Strong ability to build on their relationships and the Gallery’s networks to further develop partnerships locally and internationally with the aim of working collaboratively when possible.
• Solid ability to apply diplomacy and professionalism and represent CAG’s values.
• Solid computer literacy including MS Office and Outlook.
• Desired but not required: bilingual (French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi etc.)
• Desired but not required: experience troubleshooting A/V equipment.

Application deadline: May 28, 2012 at 12:00pm. Please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF to l.fedorak@contemporaryartgallery.ca with ‘Learning Coordinator Application’ in the subject line.

Remuneration: $19,000/year. This is a permanent, part-time position of 24 hours per week that includes extended health and dental benefits and some flexibility in working hours.

All applicants will receive an email acknowledgement upon receipt of their application. In advance we thank all who are interested in joining the CAG team, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. We deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, provide an extensive range of learning and public programs for adults, families and children, offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work.

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