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Visual Arts Coordinator 2013 - 161 at Adaka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Administration & Clerical

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

$20 to $25/hr

Hours per Week




About this Job

Location: 1-1109 First Ave

Hours: Part-time

Salary: $18 - $23/Hr.

Duration: Term

Job Description/Duties:

• The Visual Arts Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the visual and fashion arts program at the festival including: design, set-up and management of the exhibition/gallery, the development and implementation of a workshop/lecture program and the development and delivery of a Northern Fashion Show. This position also serves as the visual arts liaison and works closely with Performing Arts Producer to develop and present overall festival programming.




• Coordinate visual artist adjudication/selection

• Coordinator and manage artist contracts and sponsorship agreements

• Serve as the point person for the visual artists leading up to and during the festival


• Plan and coordinate exhibition presentation and special features

• Coordinate exhibition installation and tear down

• Oversee day to day operation and management of gallery


• Work with participating artists to develop a public and artist workshop and seminar program.

• Develop and manage workshop agreements with instructors

• Plan and coordinate workshop supplies and technical requirements

• Develop and oversee workshop budget

• Develop and implement workshop promotional plan to include print material, web content and

media ads,

• Coordinate workshop registration and payment

• Oversee delivery of workshops during festival

• Prepare a written report on program; attendance figures, outcomes, evaluations


• Work with Adaka staff to develop a vision and theme for the Fashion Show

• Develop a timeline and workplan for the fashion show

• Identify potential designers and contributors

• Work with Fashion Show Producer to implement plan


• Relevant education or work experience

• Job task planning and organizing, research, computer use

• Extensive knowledge of visual arts craft sector in Northern Canada


• Extensive knowledge of visual arts craft sector in Northern Canada

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Pro-active and the ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary.

• Ability to anticipate, understand and respond to the needs of visual artists.

• Strong interpersonal skills and able to work cooperatively and effectively with others

to set and achieve goals

• Excellent oral and written communication skills,

• Energetic and passionate about Yukon First Nations arts, culture and people

This job was posted on Jan 25, 2013 and will be removed on Jan 31, 2013

All applications must be received before Jan 31, 2013

Adaka Cultural Festival

Please Contact: Charlene Alexander


Phone: (867) 667-7698

To apply for this Job

Contact Information: Charlene Alexander Apply with resume and references: In Person: By Fax: (867)667-7526 By Email: For more information contact: Charlene Alexander By Phone: (867)667-7698