Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) is seeking a full-time Program Manager who works directly with the Executive Director, contract staff, committees, partners, and volunteers within an annual festival, education programs, and community arts programming in Vancouver, BC.
Please submit a resume and cover letter via email by Friday, July 16 at 5 PM. Expected Start Date: August 3, 2021
Compensation: $40,000 annually, commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Full-time position (37.5 hours per week) with flexible hours, includes medical & dental benefits after 3 months probation, plus 3 weeks paid vacation and statutory holidays.
CONTACT: Kristin Cheung, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
- An arts administrator, project manager, program manager or co-ordinator
- Relevant education and/or professional experience, 2 years minimum
- Event, exhibition, or festival producing experience
- Collaborator who can adapt to different styles of thinking and communication
- Strong organizational and task-management skills
- Excellent communication skills both digital and in-person
- Strong in Word and Excel, can use Mac or Windows OS and basic Google tools including Calendar & Drive.
- Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly
- Shared values with Community Arts Council of Vancouver
Other Skills & Experience:
- Program management or other leadership experience
- Previous experience in community arts settings
- Demonstrated grant-writing success and familiarity with non-profit fundraising
- Experience in collaboration with diverse individuals, including people facing social exclusion, marginalized/equity-seeking communities
- Social action creative practice i.e. previous commitment to intersection of arts and social change
- Knowledge of and interest in Indigeneity, Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships, and decolonization in the arts.
Program Manager Role:
This position is broadly focused on Program Management in established, pilot, and new programs. Our work is to spark possibility in our emerging future through creative practices in many disciplines, and we offer three main programs currently as noted below.
These roles will be connected to programs, again as appropriate to the specific person and their competencies and passions, and subject to strategic planning process including program review.
The following programs are the current priorities of Community Arts Council of Vancouver
Community Arts Fund Program: project grants supporting community arts collaborations between organizations and artists.
Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival: supporting visual and performing artists facing social exclusion in a three-day annual festival of exhibition, performance, sales, learning, and connection to the public and each other.
Reframing Relations: bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist-facilitators into schools and other community settings to advance understanding and awareness towards reconciliation.
The Program Manager will work in the following areas as appropriate and in ongoing consultation with the Executive Director:
Relationship Building & Community Outreach
Project & Program Design & Development
Team Leadership – developing staff and contractors
Facilitation of Sessions and Workshops – for community artists, partners, public
Fieldwork – participating in conferences, workshops, events
Planning & Goal Setting
Scheduling & Logistics
Grant Writing (Projects/Programs)
Budgeting & Financial Reporting
Evaluation & Impact Communication
This role does involve community engagement, which will mean working at periodic evening and weekend events. Flexibility in working hours is negotiable, with an expectation that the Program Manager self-manages their capacity to a large extent with consistent communication and reasonable availability.
We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities and with a range of life experiences to apply. Your lived experience, as it relates to our work and will be valued.