HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: info@criticalmassart.com

In the Subject Line, please include the Job Title you are applying for, followed by Your Name.

Subject Line (example): Communications Specialist, Debbie Beattie

Application deadline:
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

The term of this contracted position is from May 25, 2021 to August 27, 2021

This is a 14-week youth contract position; 20 hours per week; totalling 270-280 hours. 

Hours:
Work-day hours are flexible. If evenings and weekends better suits your schedule, that can be accommodated.

Opportunity to work from home.

Must be between the ages of 15 and 30.

Position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

 

 

 

We’re Hiring!

Join our team! We have 3 opportunities for youth employment.

These opportunities are temporary youth employment contract positions funded through a Canada Summer Jobs Program grant.

POSITION 1: Communications Specialist

POSITION 2: Fundraising Consultant

POSITION 3: Recruitment (Diversity & Inclusion) Specialist

See job descriptions in toggles below.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to info@criticalmassart.com by Monday, May 17 @ 5:00 p.m.

Communications Specialist

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for assisting with all Critical Mass communications initiatives including: overseeing and updating our communications plan; developing, writing and editing website and social media content; providing assistance with other core communications documents; workshop and event support; and other admin tasks, as directed.

The Communications Specialist will work closely with the Fundraising Consultant and Diversity and Inclusion Arts Programming Specialist to improve how our  organization engages with the community and speaks on its behalf. Because one of our our key mandates is that art is for EVERYONE, we have redoubled our efforts to better represent all voices in our community (e.g., LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, and Black perspectives) and this position will be a vital aspect of modernizing our approaches.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands a collaborative approach. 

Compensation
$16/hour x 20 hrs/week for 14 weeks
Total 280 hours

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Assist in planning supporting events for artists-in-residence; manage artists, sponsor, and vendor communications 
  • Curate and edit promotional content for website, social media, sponsorship proposals, press releases, and other core communication documents including support for existing programming
  • Provide onsite support at special events, gallery exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops
  • Quality assurance and testing of the Soundscape App (described above as one of our Trillium projects) 
  • Add to/update archive of Port Hope history & events of significance for future art projects
  • Liaise with the Diversity and Inclusion Arts Programming Specialist and Fundraising Consultant in creating opportunities for marginalized voices to take part in our local arts scene and effectively communicating those opportunities to a wider audience. 
  • Work with Diversity and Inclusion Arts Programming Specialist to hone our recruitment practices for engaging the community and for soliciting artist applications.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in communications, public relations, arts administration, journalism, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications; proficiency with Adobe Creative suite would be an asset
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Experience uploading digital content to online platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 15 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Experience with live stream features of social media platforms
  • Experience in editing video files
  • Photography skills
  • Experience creating marketing or promotional material
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle
Fundraising Consultant

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Fundraising Consultant will be responsible for developing an updated fundraising plan for Critical Mass that considers the impact of the pandemic on not-for-profit community builders and integrates our organization’s newly updated strategic plan. 

The Fundraising Consultant will work closely with the Communications Specialist and Diversity and Inclusion Arts Programming Specialist to improve how our  organization engages with the community and speaks on its behalf. Because one of our key mandates is that art is for EVERYONE, we have redoubled our efforts to better represent all voices in our community (e.g., LGBTQ2S, Indigenous, and Black perspectives) and this position will be a vital aspect of modernizing our approaches.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands collaborative and innovative approaches.

Compensation
$16/hour x 20 hrs/week for 14 weeks
Total 270 hours

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Develop fundraising plan/strategy/recommendations for the organization
  • Research and catalogue granting opportunities available to mid-level not-for-profit organizations made available from pandemic recovery and that continue to be offered through existing programing. 
  • to support the fundraising committee with organization and execution of fundraising event
    (eg. online art auction; virtual dinner party series/artist talk fundraising events)
  • Generate content for website, social media, sponsorship proposals, press releases, and other core communication documents centered around fundraising opportunities in the community.
  • Compile a database of available community partners and sponsors to support current and future programming.  
  • Update and manage our organization’s stakeholders and volunteer base including refining our membership engagement practices and plan to broaden recruitment efforts and to have volunteers assist with fundraising.
  • Consult with the financial team to clarify our organization’s financial needs during our upcoming growth period in the next 5 years.
  • Liaise with the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist to develop a specific fundraising plan for recruiting marginalized artists (e.g., indigenous artists) to work with Critical Mass.


The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in fund development, business administration, arts administration, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 15 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Event experience
  • Podcast experience
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle

 

Recruitment / Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

ROLE OVERVIEW

Critical Mass’ key mandate is that Art is for EVERYONE. In the past year, several high-profile examples of the ways people in marginalized groups keep being left out of the conversation has made us want to challenge the ways in which we recruit talent and engage with our community. We need to do better at showing all aspects of our community. As such, our organization has identified the need to recruit LGBTQ2S, Indigenous and Black youth as part of our commitment to expand local opportunities for these individuals in the arts scene. Specifically, our Trillium-funded projects present opportunities for a candidate employee to improve our current guidelines on how to achieve diverse representation while simultaneously providing the opportunity to showcase their perspective in our ongoing work. (e.g., expand upon our SoundWalk app to cultivate and actively collect and share LGBTQ2S, Indigenous and Black stories.

The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit arts environment that demands a collaborative approach.

Compensation
$20/hour x 20 hrs/week for 14 weeks
Total 280 hours

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Develop outreach plan/strategy/recommendations for the organization to better engage with marginalized groups
  • Research and catalogue available opportunities to recruit and feature marginalized artists in a predominantly white jurisdiction.
  • Generate content for website, social media, and other core communication documents inviting and reinforcing all perspectives in the community to be shared.
  • Compile a database of community partners and sponsors who can support current and future programming to highlight diverse populations.  
  • Consult with the board to generate ambitious organizational goals for diversity during our upcoming growth period in the next 5 years.
  • Liaise with the Communications Specialist (described in this application) to develop better and more inclusive ways for the organization to represent itself and the diverse members of our community. 
  • Liaise with the Fundraising Consultant (described in this application) to develop a specific fundraising plan for recruiting marginalized artists (e.g., indigenous artists) to work with Critical Mass. 
  • Provide recommendations for future programming and development of community engaged arts programming and art initiatives.

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma or degree in human resources, business administration, law, public relations, arts administration, or other applicable field (preferred but not required)
  • Appreciation for and comfort working in not-for–profit environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to produce a variety of written materials
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable learning new technical applications; proficiency with Adobe Creative suite would be an asset
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Experience uploading digital content to online platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work hard to meet deadlines
  • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and possess excellent time management skills
  • Possess a flexible and collaborative approach to working as part of a team
  • Passion for and some knowledge of the visual arts
  • Must be between the age of 15 and 30

‘Nice to have’ skills / experience:

  • Experience with live stream features of social media platforms
  • Experience interviewing community members to collect oral histories
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with access to a vehicle

 


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Critical Mass believes art changes how we see the world and our place in it. We bring contemporary art to Port Hope so that everyone in our community can have the opportunity to see the world anew. 

Critical Mass is committed to cultivating a positive and supportive creative environment that promotes equity and diversity and welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized persons, women and individuals of diverse genders and sexual orientations.


For more information contact:

Debbie Beattie
Program Director
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art
p. 905-269-2120
e. info@criticalmassart.com