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Canadian Arts Jobs – 06/09/12
September 6, 2012
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wooden beads

Hello!

As you may have noticed, we’re still having website issues from time to time. With CAC growing as quickly as it is (which is awesome!), our host is struggling to keep up. If you have any problems, please try links a second time if they don’t work the first time around and although the site can be slow right now, it will work eventually if you just give it a little time. We’re sorry for any inconvience and thank you to everyone for being so patient!

So this brings us to my question for the day…

How do you keep focused when things don’t go your way?

I’d love to hear your answer in the comments below (or share over Twitter & Facebook) and be sure to take a look at the great list of job opportunities below.

Have a wonderful day!

Desirée

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 08/07/12
August 7, 2012
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colour swatches

Hello!

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! Did you work on any artistic projects? Perhaps attend a creative event? Be sure to let us know in the comments below after you check out the HUGE list of job opportunities I have for you.

Have a wonderful day!

Desirée

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 07/16/12
July 16, 2012
2
The Male Gaze - Lesley Hampton

“The Male Gaze” by CAC Member Lesley Hampton (@lesleyhampton)
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Hello!

I hope you had a great weekend. I have some amazing job opportunities for you today. 

Also, today is the anniversary of the publication of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye”. This novel has been an influence in many people’s lives and is on my desert island book list! How about you? In the comments below, tell us, what five books you would want with you, if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 06/27/12
June 27, 2012
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haistings-1 - Project M

untitled by CAC Member Project M (@projectm)
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Hello!

How is everyone doing today? June is almost over and July is quickly on its way. I hope the great list of job opportunities below help to make this last week of this month an awesome one.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 06/05/12
cowgirls - Lynn Broughton

“cowgirls” by CAC Member Lynn Broughton (@downtownlynn)
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Hello!

A number of people have asked recently if it’s possible to volunteer with CAC and so we’re currently working on some exciting ways to make this happen. Until we’re ready to get things going with that, I’d love to know if there’s anywhere else you donate your time.

Do you volunteer anywhere?

Be sure to let us know in the comments below after you check out today’s list of jobs.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 05/01/12
Freedom Tea - Shannon Purcell

“Freedom Tea” by CAC Member Shannon Purcell (@shannon
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Hello! 

We had our first “staff meeting” last night which happened through a chat right here on our website. Since our core staff and magazine team are located across the country, we’re excited about the possibility of connecting more regularly this way. 

We’re thinking the simple chat feature might also be fun for our members to connect! We have a few ideas in the works, but would also love to hear from you. 

Are there themes or ideas of chats you would like us to host? Please leave your ideas in the comments below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 04/26/12
April 26, 2012
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Totem Jim - Lori Dean Dyment

“Totem Jim” by CAC Member Lori Dean Dyment (@ldeandyment)
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Hello!

Are you from Quebec? We have a group just for you!

Northern Canadian Arts & Artists - ”A group for the arts & artists located in Northern Canada – Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut. Connect, network, let us know what you’re currently working on!”

Click here to check it out and then take a peek at the job list below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 04/24/12
April 24, 2012
1
that secret garden - Sandra E Chow

“that secret garden” by CAC Member Sandra E Chow (@qinn)
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Hello!

Are you from British Columbia? We have a group just for you!

British Columbia Arts & Artists - ”A group for the arts & artists located in British Columbia. Connect, network, let us know what you’re currently working on!”

Click here to check it out and then take a peek at the job list below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 03/13/12
March 13, 2012
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The Sentinel - Patti

“The Sentinel” by Patti (@lilypat
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Hello!

Have you checked out our groups lately? Last week we mentioned:

But that’s not nearly all! Check out:

Vancouver and Area Artists – “Vancouver artists of all kinds! Join our group to discuss get togethers, events, collaborations, projects.”

Arts Beggars - “Artists & arts groups looking for donations and opportunities to donate their work, join Art Beggars.”

Ticketing and Box Offices - “Join Ticketing and Box Offices! The place for ticketing and box office personnel to connect.”

Be sure to join the groups and leave a comment and/or link to your work!

And then take a look at the awesome list of Canadian art jobs below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs – 02/07/12
February 7, 2012
0
camera film

Hello!

New members continued to sign up right through the day yesterday, bringing us well over 160. If you still haven’t signed up, click here to see what we’re up to. And remember, it’s FREE! And be sure to tell all of your friends!

Once you’ve done that, make sure to check out the awesome list of jobs we have for you below.

Have a wonderful day!

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Canadian Arts Jobs from around the Web – Monday, January 9, 2012
January 9, 2012
3

Hello!

Welcome back! I hope you had wonderful holidays and an amazing new year. We’re still working on our big relaunch, but we wanted to get our lists started as soon as possible.

There will be a few changes to our lists this year:

1) I’ll be taking over the lists as Ryan is taking over more of CAC’s business duties.

2) I’ll now be doing the job lists EVERY WEEKDAY. It will be a lot of work, especially with the added features we’re introducing, but I’m going to try my best.

3) The calls for submissions & auditions lists will continue to be weekly, but will now be on the site every Monday.

We hope you find these changes useful and be sure to check back tomorrow and every weekday for our lists!

To start you off, there are 108 jobs on today’s list.

Have a wonderful day!

Desirée

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Canadian Arts Jobs from around the Web – Mon., Nov. 28, 2011
November 28, 2011
1

Hello everyone!

Here are 108 fantastic job opportunities. Make sure to check out tomorrow’s calls for submissions and auditions list.

Have a great week!

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Canadian Arts Jobs from around the Web – Tues., Nov. 1, 2011
November 1, 2011
1

Hello everyone!

Here are 75 fantastic job opportunities. Make sure to check out tomorrow’s calls for submissions and auditions list.

Have a great week!

* It appears not all of the jobs are popping up. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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JOB: Creative Director – Public Dreams (Vancouver, BC)

* Please note that the deadline for this listing has now passed *

Creative Director

Public Dreams has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual to fill a maternity leave replacement position for the Creative Director. This position reports to the Managing Director and oversees the creative vision of all in-house signature events and for-hire creative programming.

About Public Dreams

Public Dreams exists to strengthen community through creativity with large-scale, accessible creative events like Illuminares and Parade of Lost Souls. Our events have been called “iconic to Vancouver’s cultural landscape” by Vancouver Magazine but we’re also known as Vancouver’s best kept secret. For the next 25 years, we want to build and extend our work into new neighbourhoods, and foster innovation in community art and performance. Our most important participants are the next generation of creative thinkers – those now growing up in a melting pot of technology, diverse ethnicities, and burgeoning density. In them, their parents, and their neighbours, we wish to inspire imagination, stewardship, and the breadth of knowledge that comes through immersive creative experiences.

To help offset the costs of our free community events and to provide crucial employment for professional and emerging artists and performers, we operate a successful social enterprise which offers spectacular creative event services to clients – corporations, festivals, and event planners.  We manage every detail from the overall vision of a client’s event down to set decoration, interactive on-site activities, and fantastical performances.

Position Summary

The Creative Director is responsible for creating innovative events that push the boundaries of creative community engagement.  Whether the community involved is that of an event client or the City’s residents, you will help to shape connections between individuals and their community using the tools of Public Dreams experiential programming – roving performance, site specific theatre, aerials, fire performance, set décor, interactive site installations, craft and performance workshops, light, music, sound, and visual art.

You will also help to shape the creative content of marketing, communications, sponsorship, and granting materials with the goal of promoting Public Dreams as a leader in creative events services, a vital agent of community development, and one of Canada’s most innovative public cross-disciplinary arts organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Development

  • Refines event goals with Managing Director, event producers, and/or clients
  • Translates event goals into a creative proposal of programming elements
  • Drafts, writes, and edits event proposals with full description of programming and creates production plans including budget, schedule, and logistics.
  • Communicates project concept and plan to all involved and ensures everyone knows the why and the how of what is being created.
  • Creates innovative opportunities for cross-disciplinary artist collaboration and experimentation.

Client/ Stakeholder Relations

  • Sells project ideas and programming to funders/stakeholders/clients in writing and in-person meetings.
  • Adapts project presentation style and focus to address the goals and needs of client, sponsors, funders, and partners.
  • Adapts creative content and project plans on the fly to keep within available budget, schedule, and other resource limitations while keeping project goals forefront;
  • Consistently communicates programming changes and rationale to all stakeholders;
  • Works to improve client relations with Managing Director and Special Events Coordinator by participating in client meetings, up-selling creative services, helping to manage expectations, and participating in client follow-ups.

Project Management

  • Works with Special Events Coordinator to source, select, hire, and shape the creative services of our artist roster to suit event requirements.
  • Oversees the work of Public Dreams artists, performers, and production crew to support the creative vision of the event.
  • Works with event producers and production crew to ensure creative vision is implemented, adapting as needed with production limitations while ensuring the values of innovation, excellence, and collaboration are upheld.
  • Creates cross-disciplinary original productions and oversees scripting, rehearsal, workshopping, and performance process.

Event Management

  • Ensures that event attendees experience is well orchestrated, curated, and follows a cohesive narrative and/or aesthetic.
  • Works with Special Events Coordinator to ensure that artists and performers understand the overall goals of the event.
  • Creates production plans for larger events and works with production crew to ensure execution.

Talent Development

  • Scouts, develops, and manages the talent roster and shares talent attributes with other Public Dreams staff.
  • Builds artistic relationships between the organization and other arts groups locally, nationally, and internationally through representation at conferences, events, and informally.
  • Works with Managing Director on artistic outreach to create opportunities for artist exchange and/or residency.

Documentation

  • Oversees the creative documentation (video and photography) of all events;
  • Ensures that creative documentation effectively highlights the most innovative and appealing work while meeting the needs of grant reporting, sponsorship development, fundraising, and client sales.
  • Writes and edits detailed descriptions of programming content for reports.

Marketing & Communications & Organizational Strategy

  • Contributes to the overall strategic direction and planning of the organization
  • Helps shape the creative direction of marketing and communications materials for the organization, for events, and for fundraising/ sponsorship efforts.

Qualifications

Education

  • Undergraduate University degree in a related field (Theatre, Film, Design, Fine Art, Events);

Knowledge, Skills, & Attributes

  • Deep connections to the local, national, and international performing, public, and community arts world.
  • Strong technical event/ theatre production know-how;
  • Sales and marketing instinct with precise, persuasive, and descriptive language skills;
  • Strong relationship building and communications skills;
  • Proficient with email & Internet software, Excel, and Word.

Experience

  • At least 5 years experience developing creative content, pitching, and producing in the creative sector or in an arts setting.
  • Must have demonstrated success marketing and selling ideas in a business setting.
  • Must have worked on at least one project in a professional arts setting (film, theatre, dance, visual art, creative writing, circus arts)
  • Experience with grant writing and RFP process an asset.

Personal Characteristics

The Creative Director will demonstrate competency in some or all of the following:

  • Inspiring Performance: You excel in getting people excited about your ideas but you encourage creativity and collaboration in others.  You respect the creativity of others while knowing how to shape and guide the process towards a unified goal.
  • Solve Problems: You assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Communicate Effectively: You are persuasive, insightful, and articulate in your written and spoken communications skills, always mindful of the audience’s stake. You know presentation is as important as content and you are able to paint the big picture vision while providing well researched, clearly delineated supporting details.
  • Productivity & Decision-making: You are pro-active, self reliant, and able to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial savvy – you are able to sniff out opportunity in the corporate, government, artistic, and not-for-profit worlds and you can align moving elements to capitalize on opportunity.
  • Passion – You are passionate about community art and performance and want to make a difference to enliven the public cultural life of this city. You take initiative and ownership over your projects, have a sense of humour, and have a bright, positive approach to everything that’s possible.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time salaried contract commencing July 15, 2011 until August 15, 2012.  Salary range is between $37,000 – 42,000.

How to Apply:

Send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the Managing Director, Laura Grieco at laura@publicdreams.org by June 24, 2011 at 5pm. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.