September 02, 2020
ArtStarts is hiring!
ORGANIZATION POSITION SALARY
ArtStarts in Schools Director of Programs $64,000 + benefits
APPLICATION DEADLINE START DATE CONTACT
Sep 22, 2020 @ 11:59pm ASAP Winnie Tam
ArtStarts is a charitable, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to promoting art and creativity in young people’s lives. We focus on creating meaningful change where young people benefit most equitably and directly – in their schools and classrooms. By providing young people with access to arts-based learning experiences, we develop a generation that values the creative, collaborative and innovative skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. You can read more about our mission, vision, and guiding principles here: https://artstarts.com/about
COMMITMENT TO ANTI-OPPRESSION
As an arts organization aimed at working with young people, we have an important role to play in advancing and strengthening the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. As part of this active learning journey, we are taking a magnifying lens to our core programs and also taking a birds-eye view of ArtStarts as a whole and identifying how we can apply an equity and decolonization lens to our work. Social justice issues are no longer the responsibility of activist organizations, but instead a moral responsibility for all of us as human beings. Social justice through the arts is a powerful approach and now an integrated part of our work towards mission impact.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Our current staff team is made up of 9 full-time and 1 part-time employee. We are all committed to our own anti-oppression learning journey and focused on finding ways to embody our commitment to equity and decolonization both internally and externally at ArtStarts.
Staff are currently working remotely from home with the option of working from the office on a rotating schedule. When it is safe to do so, we expect to return to working from our office in downtown Vancouver. Accessibility details of our space are noted here: https://artstarts.com/gallery.
OUR ORGANIZATION CULTURE
At ArtStarts, our culture is rooted in shared values and shared purpose. What does this look like for our team?
ArtStarts in Schools is seeking a full-time permanent Director of Programs to join our team. This position reports to the Executive Director, is an active member of the Leadership team, manages the Program team, and actively collaborates with all team members. We are looking for a strategic professional who leads with initiative and integrity. We are seeking someone to join ArtStarts who is values-aligned, and driven by our mission to expand the role of art in education to enable young people to thrive in learning and in life.
ArtStarts' longstanding key areas of activity include booking school performances, an annual showcase for young audience presenters, artist residencies, grants to schools and districts, professional learning opportunities for artists and teachers, gallery exhibitions and free family programming. ArtStarts is in the process of finalizing our strategic plan for the next five years. We have identified several significant strategic directions to achieve deeper mission impact which include:
This position is responsible for providing leadership as our programs evolve from service delivery more towards affecting systemic change in education.
Systemic Change Initiative
Professional Development for Artists and Teachers
The following will enable you to excel in this role:
In addition, we are looking for someone who is:
ArtStarts has integrated a fixed tier compensation model for all employees. This means compensation is based on tiers which are determined by title (coordinators, managers, and directors) and each tier has a fixed salary. Salaries are not adjusted (up or down) based on education and/or experience. If a person is determined to be the best fit for the role, they are hired and offered the fixed tier salary. New employees receive the same fixed tier salary as current employees.
The salary for this position is fixed at $64,000 and is not negotiable. Additional benefits include paid vacation time, a professional development allowance, and extended health and dental coverage for the employee, partner, and dependents.
HOW TO APPLY
We encourage all applicants who believe they can excel in this role to apply, regardless of background and experience. We particularly encourage applicants from members of communities that are marginalized or that experience structural discrimination, including those identifying as Black, Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and those living with a visible or invisible disability. Please consider self-identifying in your expression of interest via email to help us prioritize your application.
To apply, please submit a maximum 2-page expression of interest and resumé to [email protected].
Your expression of interest is an opportunity to identify:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received so apply early and no later than Sep 22, 2020 at 11:59pm.
We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the lands of Indigenous nations throughout colonial British Columbia.
Our office and the ArtStarts Gallery are located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territory of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
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