Operations Coordinator,

National Biennial ARCA Conference

Call extended until position is filled

Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres (AAARC) is seeking an Operations Coordinator to aid with the planning and organizing of the national biennial artist-run conference, to take place in Summer 2020. Following discussion at a board level, the call has been re-opened with a wage increase. This position will receive $21 - $24 per hour commensurate with experience. The call for applications will remain open until the position is filled.

About the Position

The Operations Coordinator, in conjunction with AAARC’s Board of Directors, will create the foundation for the upcoming national biennial conference, co-hosted with Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA), and taking place in Summer 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for the conference’s financials, including fund development, grant writing, drafting contracts, managing budgets, and reporting; internal and external communications, including marketing and digital dissemination planning, and liaising with participating organizations and conference artistic directors/curators (presenters/delegates); and logistics, including delegate needs such as registration, programming venues, accommodations, catering, technical setup, et cetera. This role will initially be a part-time position with the opportunity to transition into a full-time, 1-year contract after 6-months.


· Experience with fund development and grant writing, including familiarity with Alberta-based funders

· Proven track record of successful grant applications

· Experience working in artist-run context

· Excellent planning and communication skills

· Ability to work independently

· Highly organized and responsible

· Ability to ascertain priorities and disperse workload accordingly

· Excellent writing skills

· French language skills a plus

· Alberta-based candidates will be given priority. However, candidates from further afield are welcomed to apply


This position is currently part-time up to 20 hours weekly and paid $21- $24 per hour commensurate with experience. This role will initially be a part-time position with the opportunity to transition into a full-time, 1-year contract after 6-months.


Candidates should send a cover letter, CV and a relevant writing sample in one PDF to board@aaarc.ca with the subject line "Application: Operations Coordinator". This call will remain open until the position is filled.

Mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to large application volumes, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AAARC believes in fair and equitable opportunities and is committed to fostering diversity in artist-run culture on all levels, including staff. The work outlined herein will take place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.