The VAV Gallery: Paid position: VAV Gallery seeks Social Media Manager




The VAV Gallery is seeking 1 Fine Arts Undergraduate Student to fill the position of Social Media Manager for the Winter Semester of this academic year.


The VAV (Visual Arts Visuels) Gallery is a student-run exhibition space, supported by a Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate student fee levy. Concordia students of all identities and levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Concordia is located on Kanien’kehá:a traditional territory

This is a unique opportunity for a student to gain skills that are necessary for self-managed careers in the arts and anyone interested in arts administration. The Social Media Manager works with the Technical and Financial and Administrative Coordinators in running the gallery in a self-directed capacity. The position involves coordinating with the gallery’s coordinators, graphic designer and photographer in order to promote the gallery and our events on different social platforms.


For inclusion and representation, the VAV Gallery encourages BIPOC students in the fine arts community to submit and prioritizes their applications equitably. More information about Employment Equity can be found below.


Deadline to Apply: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 11:59 PM

SUBMIT HERE


Contract

The Social Media Manager will be paid $15.00 an hour for a total of 8-10 hours per week with a self-determined schedule.

Position commences in February 2022 and ends in June 2022


Social Media Manager
  • Liaise with the coordinators for information about future events of the gallery.
  • Coordinate with the graphic designer and photographer to prepare promotional materials.
  • Run promotional campaigns for each event at the gallery on different social media platforms.
  • Update and Maintain the gallery website.


Eligibility

  • Concordia Undergraduate Fine Arts students enrolled in at least one Fine Arts course per semester during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • For inclusion and representation, the VAV Gallery encourages BIPOC and other under-represented artists in the current Concordia visual arts community to submit, and prioritizes their applications equitably.
  • Students who would like to pursue the position are recommended to take a lighter course load. It is time-consuming and mentally demanding. However, these are incredibly rewarding experiences for anyone who has the time and energy to commit to the VAV Gallery.




Requirements

  • Initiative, ability to work autonomously and to adapt to feedback
  • Excellent time management and punctuality
  • Basic knowledge of managing emails
  • Available for regular email communications
  • Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications
  • Commitment to anti-oppression
  • Willingness to learn!


Notable Assets

  • Experienced in working and/or volunteering in galleries.
  • Experienced in coordinating projects/events.
  • Knowledge of non-hierarchical governing structures.
  • Knowledge of anti-oppression, inclusivity and accessibility frameworks.


How to Apply

Interested students are invited to fill in the Google Form (linked above) and let us know
  • Your name, pronouns, email address, phone number and student ID number.
  • Your letter of intent in PDF format.
  • Your CV in PDF format.

Submissions will be accepted in either French or English and only proposals submitted via the online Google Form will be considered. Before submitting, please read our Anti-Oppression Statement.

All candidates, whether to be interviewed or not, will be contacted after their applications have been reviewed by the VAV coordinators at the latest in early February 2022


Employment Equity

(BIPOC Equity)

Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour are disproportionately excluded from arts spaces, especially in leadership roles. Thus, the VAV would like to uplift and prioritize BIPOC applicants who choose to be considered for Equity. BIPOC applications will also be given special priority over self-identified White Equity applications. The VAV would like to acknowledge that our Equity processes in the past have failed to sufficiently distinguish between BIPOC applicants and White applicants who might identify with some other equity factors listed below. While we would like to uplift all marginalized identities, whiteness carries immense privileges which have historically shielded white artists from the exceptional marginalization that BIPOC artists have faced from arts institutions.

(Equity)

The VAV Gallery values the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage, among others, people with disabilities, neurodivergent individuals, people who identify as LGBTQI, formerly incarcerated or institutionalized people, immigrants, and people from working class backgrounds to apply. If you would like to be considered for Equity, please indicate so in your application.

We also understand that applicants may experience a number of these identities simultaneously in ways that reinforce and nuance their experience. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as the communities we serve.

While it is not required that candidates explain why they would like to be considered for equity status, please feel free to speak to any relevant lived experiences in your responses.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the VAV: vav.board@gmail.com

This statement is based on one created by COCo: https://coco-net.org/.