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Arts Administrator

Arts Administrator

Organization: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation in St. Paul, Alberta

Deadline to apply: April 28, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Position type: Temporary  – starting May 1, 2021, or until suitable applicant is found.

Compensation: $20 per hour, CAD; This position is supported by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Working hours will be 30 hours per week for 9 weeks. 

Eligibility: this position is open to students and youth 15 to 30 years of age who are interested in gaining work experience in the arts or administration. 

Reports to: St. Paul & District Arts Foundation Chair (supervisor) & Board of Directors 

The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation:  

Located approximately 200 km Northeast of Edmonton and 160 km Northwest of Lloydminster, the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation operates out of its home, the Maggie Porozni Foundation for the ARTS Building. The building includes a gallery, 2 dance studios, vocal studio, art room, Artist in Residency room, office, and waiting room. The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation is a registered charity and arts education centre focused on youth in St. Paul and surrounding areas. We provide educational programming in visual, theatrical, dance, music, circus, and literary arts. We are committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Mandate: To advance education by providing structured programs regarding visual, theatrical, dance, music, and literary arts, and by providing opportunities for students to publicly exhibit and present their skills; To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality artistic performance in public venues accessible to members of the community; and To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the aforementioned charitable purposes. 

Values: Fairness – We demonstrate diversity, equity, and accessibility in our programs and operations. Creativity – We encourage and support artistic curiosity, courage, and imagination. Community – We work in service to our community, by reaching out, building relationships, and providing programs that are inclusive. Education – We provide opportunities for learning and opportunities for teaching. Vision We bring community together to make art happen. 

Mission: Providing a home for making, learning, and appreciating art in all its forms.

Responsibilities and Duties 

The successful applicant will perform all or some of the following job description: 

  • Support the St. Paul & District Arts Foundation mandate, mission, and vision
  • Facilitating the day-to-day operations of the organization 
  • Create budgets
  • Plan events and performances
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Develop community interest in the organization
  • Advertise for events
  • Write grants
  • Fundraise
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Program development
  • Direct programs
  • Complete special projects, assist with organization-wide special events, and perform other duties, as assigned by the supervisor or board of directors

Qualifications and Skills 

The successful applicant will be dependable and professional and have:

  • a passion for the arts 
  • attention to detail
  • good organizational skills
  • the ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • strong communication and customer service skills 
  • computer literacy, and experience with new technologies
  • Effective problem solving and time-management skills 

Though it is not required, the ideal candidate will also have experience with:

  • Not-for-profit or charitable organizations

Minimum Requirements  

  • The applicant:
    • is between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    • was registered as a full-time student in the current academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
    • is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; and
    • is legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
    • Must provide a Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check
  • Preferred level of education:
    • Post-secondary education related to business administration, education, or arts or a post-secondary student enrolled in business administration, education, or arts. 
  •  The ideal candidate must be available to work onsite 

COVID-19 measures: All provincial restrictions will be strictly adhered to.

HOW TO APPLY 

Email your cover letter and resume to   If you have any questions, call us at 780-645-2781.