This is a One Year Contract Part-time opportunity for 5 hours per week with an immediate start. Located in Calgary, AB.
The National accessArts Centre (NaAC) is a fun, fast-paced, dynamic work environment where we all collaborate to provide artistic training, creation, exhibition, and present opportunities for artists with disabilities. As a creativity hub for artists living with disabilities, so often limited in their opportunities and choices, they blur the lines between professional artists, disabled artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and storytellers by sharing their work internationally and re-shaping how the world views and appreciates their talents and place in our communities.
Who You Are and What You Will Do
A highly motivated creator with an established creative skill set and a desire to work in both the arts and disability communities. You are passionate about helping other artists achieve their visual arts goals, in all elements of the artistic process, and are committed to ensuring that creative decisions made by artists are theirs and theirs alone.
Over the course of one year, the NaAC will gather a cohort to examine the ways artists with disabilities can enter into conversations and learnings about Indigenous artistic practices. The cohort will consist of 8-10 artists from the disability community, who will work with guest faculty to explore various themes including local Indigenous histories, artistic practices, and issues of cultural appropriation. This cohort will produce a publication from their learnings, sharing experiences and resources including plain language guides and best practices. You will support the artists’ learning through weekly sessions while accounting for their unique abilities.
Reporting to the Coordinator, Indigenous Programs you will work as part of a team committed to the advancement of our artists in our self-directed studio, both in-person and online, and seek to deliver outstanding opportunities.
Experience and Skills You’ll Bring
Pay Rate + Hours
$22.00/hour | Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. (some evenings/weekends)
You must be legally able to work in Canada. Please note that priority will be given to applicants with an Indigenous background.
Submit your resume, with a letter of interest sharing why this opportunity would be a good fit for you and how your background and practice relate to the project, to Richelle Bear Hat at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 12, 2021. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The National accessArts Centre is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions will be based on organization’s needs for this position and the successful applicant’s qualifications.
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