GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL
PROGRAM CONSULTANT for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program
A multi-year grant that the Arts Council has been awarded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. We are seeking candidates for the role of Program Consultant to develop and support the implementation of the Breaking Bannock program as part of this grant.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- Knowledge of Coast Salish and other NW BC coast First Nation cultures
- Leadership in the creation of complex programming that meets the objectives of the CSMARI grant in support of transformative learning
- Budget management
- Liaison with co-workers, Board of Directors and community; both in person and remotely
- Excellent communication skills
- Solid interpersonal skills
- Report writing to fulfill grant requirements
- Knowledge of EDIA policies/practices and their integration into the program is an advantage
Contract duration: January 2024 – August 31 2024
$60 to $75/hr commensurate with experience; up to 225 hrs, program dependent; with the possibility of extension
Detailed Job Description:
Title: CSMARI Program Consultant
Reports To: CSMARI Program Board Liaison of the Gabriola Arts Council
Date Prepared: December 4, 2023
Position Purpose and Objectives
The Gabriola Arts Council has been awarded a grant by the Department of Canadian Heritage called the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI). The CSMARI Program Consultant (CPC) will provide guidance on the Breaking Bannock program content and will support the implementation of the program forming part of the CSMARI grant. The CPC will be the driving force for the Breaking Bannock speaker series component of the program (January to June 2024). The CPC may be requested for input toward the fall 2024 EDIA component. The CPC will work independently in consultation with a representative of the Gabriola Arts Council (Arts Council) Board and the Gabriola Arts Council Program Manager.
Essential Job Functions
The CSMARI Program Consultant will:
- Act as a resource to the Arts Council in the development of an innovative series of events that meet the key components of the CSMARI grant.
- Connect with proposed and potential speakers for the Breaking Bannock series and complete all speaker engagement arrangements to ensure a successful arrival for and completion of their speaking engagement on Gabriola. This will include, for each speaker:
- establishing a speaking date
- establishing a speaker fee
- establishing contract requirements
- determining any constraints or barriers and working on solutions to resolve those.
- Be responsible for the program budget in consultation with a designated representative of the Gabriola Arts Council Board.
- Work closely with the Gabriola Arts Council Program Manager to ensure venues are arranged and speaker contract requirements are met.
- Provide the Gabriola Arts Council Program Manager with any special marketing requirements and details for advertisements
- Provide written input on programming and budget status to meet the reporting requirements of the Department of Canadian Heritage for the grant.
- Need to react to change productively and undertake other tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Knowledge of Coast Salish and other First Nation cultures of the NW BC coast to entice and welcome speakers.
- Leadership in the creation of complex programming that meets the objectives of the CSMARI grant, ensuring that it is engaging and supports transformative learning.
- Experience in event planning to ensure smooth implementation of events.
- Solid interpersonal skills to coordinate with speakers, event hosts and the community.
- Experience in liaising with co-workers and the community both in person and on line.
- Experience in working with a Board of Directors of a non-profit organization to keep the Arts Council Board informed.
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent writing and report writing skills to fulfill reporting requirements of the grant.
- Experience with public speaking
- Knowledge of EDIA policies/practices and their integration into the program
The CSMARI Program Consultant will work independently but in close communication with the IOTA Festival Coordinator, the Arts Council Program Manager and the designated Arts Council Board representative.
It is anticipated that a significant proportion of the CSMARI Program Consultant’s work will be done remotely but there is a requirement to interact with the Arts Council staff and Board members and Gabriola community so some travel and work time spent in the Arts Council office should be expected.
Applications accepted until December 15, 2023 at 5pm
Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Anne Poschmann, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriola Arts Council encourages applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, or Indigenous person.