FASA: FASA is hiring! + Time and Energy Publication Callout

⭐ Join Faculty Council!⭐

Want to be a part of Faculty Council? They're looking for students to join for the 2021-22 school year!

Faculty Council meets approximately nine times per academic year, from September to mid-May, and is normally scheduled on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Steering Committee meets for no longer than one hour and its mandate is to:

- Consider and recommend the agenda for Council meetings;
- Review resolutions and recommendations submitted to Council;
- Ensure that reports and recommendations arising out of different standing committees of Council are submitted in a form permitting effective debate;
- Monitor the work of the standing committees of Council;
- Prepare such reports and other documentation as Council may require of it;
- Make any recommendations to Council that it judges appropriate.

If interested, please email fasa.outreach@gmail.com or office.fasa@gmail.com

⭐ FASA is Hiring an Orientation Coordinator! ⭐

Job Callout: Orientation Coordinator
Application Deadline: Monday, May 10th, 2021, 11:59pm
Contract: May - September (inclusive).
Compensation: $15/hour, requires up to 12 hours a week.

Job Description:
The Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) is hiring for the position of Orientation Coordinator. The Orientation Coordinator fulfills a crucial role, organizing and implementing events for the Fine Arts student body during September.

Submit your application by filling out this form here.
You will be asked five long answer questions. CVs will not be required.

All applicants, regardless of if they are selected for an interview, will be contacted by Friday, May 14th, 2021.
Interviews will be held the following week via Zoom video call. (Monday, May 17th)
Interviews will be conducted in English by two FASA Coordinators.
Interview questions will be sent to applicants 1 day prior to the interview.

Please note that this position requires access to a computer and reliable internet connection while working remotely. If this presents a barrier to any applicant, FASA will do our best to source a computer or otherwise accommodate.
If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility (or anything else), please email office.fasa@gmail.com.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Coordinator Committee in planning and implementing events and activities for orientation;
  • Create a budget for each event;
  • Keep track of expenses on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinate with external companies for events;
  • Table at events hosted by Concordia University’s Dean of Students Office and/or Faculty of Fine Arts;
  • Attend  coordinator meetings;
  • Answering emails and responding to inquiries;
  • Follow and uphold all FASA governing documents;
  • Works with Coordinator Committee to ensure that larger internal projects and goals are achieved;

  • Ability to adapt to various online event platforms;
  • Good time management;
  • Values direct-democracy;
  • Equitable and respectful;
  • Good Communicator;
  • Responsible, self-motivated, with strong attention to detail;
  • Proficient with computers;
  • Proficient with Google Drive;
  • Ability to work autonomously;
  • Ability to adapt to feedback;
  • Available for regular email communications;
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate Fine Arts student  at Concordia University (in a Major, Minor or Specialization).

  • Familiarity of the organization and the FASA Bylaws;
  • Knowledge of anti-oppression, inclusivity and accessibility frameworks.

Employment Equity:
If you are an Indigenous person, a Black person, a person of colour, and/or a person with disabilities, then you are eligible for employment equity. If you are not a member of any of the aforementioned communities but would like to be considered for employment equity, you can indicate this in your application and are welcome to briefly describe in what way you see your perspective(s) underrepresented within Fine Arts student organizations.
FASA values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We also understand that applicants may experience a number of identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve. Please note that while it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for employment equity, you are welcome to speak to any relevant lived experiences in your application.
This statement is based on one created by COCo: https://coco-net.org/.
Find out more about how FASA uses Employment Equity here.

⭐ Time and Energy Publication Callout ⭐

Summer is on the horizon and we know we aren't the only ones who have been missing the fruitful studio conversations this year that used to happen in the V.A and the E.V. The Time and Energy Arts Quarterly is looking for your help in making its first publication. Whether you’re a First Year, a Graduating student, or a Professor, The Time and Energy Arts Correspondence is hoping to make an accessible and inspirational platform for us to reconnect off line.

What is Time and Energy?
Time and Energy is a quarterly not-for-profit publication dedicated to the creation of visual arts and the fostering of communities and collaborations. The publication will mainly focus with what is in progress rather than what is considered finished, encouraging a back and forth dialogue about artistic processes hoping to generate a sense of collectivity in creation. The content is intended to be a source of inspiration, information, and innovation brought to the reader in a relaxed and approachable format.

Who Can Participate?
This project is open to everybody who wants to have a conversation about art with other artists. We understand that talking about unfinished work can be a vulnerable position for some, therefore, we are willing to publish correspondences using pseudonyms.

How Can I Participate?
Send mail to be replied to and published with your thoughts on.....

1. What is a finished work and what is a work in progress?
2. Current inspiration and difficulties (notes, thoughts, writings on studio practice and deadends)
3. What does your creative space look like and how does it affect your work?
4. Colour recipes
5. Pictures of works in progress
6. Drawings/collage cut outs that are open to be collaborated on (We hope to make art with you through mail)
7. What you think this publication should talk about.

Tips for sending us mail:

1. Consider your mail as an artwork and process itself. We will be scanning your mail directly in the publication, so legibility is super required.
2. To be considered for the first publication, mail must be in by Friday May 28th 2021.
3. We intend to produce more editions so please continue mail dialogues after May 28th 2021.

Send Mail To:
Montreal Arts Correspondence
#220 - 10 Des Pins O
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1P9

Don't want to spill your beans? but are still interested in this publication? Write to us saying you want a copy of our first publication for free. First come first served. Limited quantities until funding increases.
You can also help by volunteering to edit and put together the publication.

The Time and Energy Publication is a safe space for everyone. No form of hate or discrimination will be tolerated. Finally, please keep in mind this publication will be accessible to all ages when sending us material.
Email: timeetenergy@gmail.com