Springboard Performance is hiring for two summer student positions:

-       containR Art Park Facility and Production Assistant
-       Springboard Operations Assistant

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 13, 2018 - 6PM MST


Springboard Performance is a non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences and community through physical contemporary creation and public space manipulation. Our activities include: containR in Sunnyside – a pop-up arts and community installation built from recycled shipping containers; the Fluid Movement Arts Festival – an annual contemporary performance and dance festival of regional, national and international artists.

Springboard has a supportive, artistic and fluid working environment ideal for post-secondary students balancing multiple responsibilities and creative passions.

 

CONTAINR ART PARK FACILITY AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain containR events schedule
  • Act as the containR liaison and on-site representative/supervisor at scheduled events
  • Involvement in City, partner, renter and artist communications
  • containR event technical set up and basic site maintenance (will train)
  • Coordinate, train and lead volunteers onsite
  • Collaborate with Springboard marketing and communications team
  • Connect with community about containR and seek out connections

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enthusiastic, open-minded creative thinker with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work independently and in collaboration with a group
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills are essential
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google platforms)
  • Technical production experience an asset—setting up sound and lighting equipment for arts and community events (will train)
  • Social media and mobile photography skills is an asset.
  • Valid drivers license and own transportation an asset
  • The ability to work remotely as well as evenings and weekends at containR Art Park in Sunnyside is essential.
  • Interest in the arts and linking cultural, sustainability, and community organizations is an asset

 

SPRINGBOARD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain master Fluid Festival and containR event schedule.
  • Assist the marketing team with gathering and organizing information and images for marketing and publicity, as well as contributing to the creation of social media, blog and newsletter content.
  • Assist with coordination of artist accommodations, schedules and contracts.
  • Collaborate with the office team on special projects and preparation of season programming documents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enthusiastic, open-minded creative thinker with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work independently and in collaboration with a group
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills are essential
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Platform
  • Working knowledge of online distribution and social media platforms (Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Graphic design skills are an asset
  • Interest in the performing arts, production or pursuing a career related to the arts or non-profit sector is an asset

Both positions are part of the Canada Summer Jobs Employment Program, with 22-30 hours for 8-10 weeks and possible continued employment through a Serving Communities Internship Bursary. The negotiable start date is May 21st, 2018. The successful candidate will have a flexible schedule as the position requires some evening and weekend hours. The candidate must be able to work remotely and at containR in Sunnyside location.

Applicants must be a returning full-time post-secondary student. Springboard is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to pam@springboardperformance.com with subject ATTN: Summer Student Job before 6pm MST, May 13, 2018.