Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

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Centre A is looking for a Communications Officer to join the team!

The Communications Officer will be responsible for raising awareness about Centre A’s exhibitions, programs and facilities through a combination of marketing campaigns, community outreach, and online engagement initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of gallery operations and non-profit management working with a close-knit team in a supportive environment. The successful candidate will be organized and detail-oriented, and passionate about connecting with people and fostering relationships with partner organizations, local committees, and media.

The position is a 30-hour workweek.

Salary: $22/hour

Duration: August 26, 2021, through February 26, 2022 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Communications Officer will primarily assist with the following tasks:

– Participating in the development and implementation of communications and audience engagement strategies for promoting Centre A exhibitions and programs to individuals, groups, cultural institutions and businesses across Metro Vancouver, particularly in and around the Chinatown neighbourhood

– Planning, developing and executing community presentations, outreach activities and events 

– Working with the Centre A team, coordinate overall website development, content writing, advertising campaigns, and social media branding

– Updating the gallery website for better computer and mobile compatibility 

– Writing e-newsletters and analyzing subscriber trends 

– Researching, compiling, and cultivating media contacts

– Updating and maintaining a database of existing and prospective stakeholders and supporters, including members, donors, volunteers, community partners and media contacts

– Enhancing audience engagement by developing and administering program evaluation surveys, conducting focus groups, compiling data and analyzing results

– Preparing a wide range of communication materials for internal and external use, including marketing materials for print, online, and social media platforms

– Researching and compiling grant, sponsorship, partnership, and outreach opportunities

– Supporting day-to-day gallery operations

– Coordinating gallery maintenance, including managing office supplies, gallery equipment, furniture, and other facility needs

– Providing administrative support to the Gallery Manager

Note: This position is funded with assistance from the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCWBCH) Program, and all applicants must meet the Program’s eligibility requirements.

For more information about eligibility, please visit: HERE.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

– An undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in Communications, Marketing, Publicity, Design, Journalism, or related field of studies

– Detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated

– Strong verbal and written communication skills

– Strong creative and graphic design skills (Adobe Creative Suite)

–  Strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines

– Superior time management skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment

– Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment, and as part of a team

– Proficiency with computers and MS applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Familiarity with social media platforms and management tools beyond personal use 

Strong sense of equity and sound understanding of accessibility

-Experience with web design, and audio/video production is an asset

– Experience with Cargo and WordPress is an asset

Familiarity with HTML is an asset

– Photography skills are an asset

– Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages, is a strong asset

– Ability to work flexible hours

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please provide:

– a letter of intent describing your interest in the position, reasons for applying, any other information that may help strengthen your application;
– a CV;
– two professional/academic reference contacts;
– a design portfolio, and,
– a writing sample (within 1500 words)(optional).

Please email the application package as a single PDF document with your name and the position in the title, in the above order, to hr@centrea.org by August 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

We acknowledge the time and effort invested in each application, and thank you in advance for your interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Centre A is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Centre A values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our staff, and it’s essential to our success as an organization.

We are committed to equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, and/or disability.


Centre A is looking for a Library and Exhibitions Assistant to join the team!

The Library and Exhibitions Assistant will assist with the gallery’s programming and help conserve and promote its library collection and reading room.

The position is a 24-hour workweek.

Salary: $21/hour

Duration: September 1, 2021, through March 12, 2022 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Library and Exhibitions Assistant will primarily assist with the following tasks:

– Working collaboratively with the team on execution and promotion of exhibitions and public programming, under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Gallery Manager

– Working collaboratively with the team to establish systems of preserving our rare books and initiatives in activating the reading room, under the Gallery Manager’s supervision

– Interacting and enhancing with visitors of the reading room

– Enhancing the visitor engagement with the reading room 

Planning, developing and executing community presentations, outreach activities and events in relation to the exhibition, library collection, and the reading room contents

– Maintaining and updating the reading room online database 

– Identifying publications to be added to the collection

– Updating the reading room’s online presence through the gallery website and social media platforms

– Completing the library catalogue  

– Assisting the Executive Director with office and gallery duties

Note: This position is funded with assistance from the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCWBCH) Program, and all applicants must meet the Program’s eligibility requirements.

For more information about eligibility, please visit: HERE.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

– An undergraduate or postgraduate degree with a major in Library Sciences, Information Technology, Curatorial Studies, or any related field of study

– Detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated

– Superior time management and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment

– Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

– Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment, and as part of a team

– A demonstrable interest in programming, library sciences, and a strong drive to promote our mandate

– Proficient in computer skills and MS applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Familiarity with social media platforms and management tools beyond personal use 

– A strong knowledge of contemporary art and art theory is an asset

– Experience with web design, and audio/video production is an asset

– Experience with Cargo and WordPress is an asset

Familiarity with HTML is an asset

– Photography skills are an asset

– Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages, is a strong asset

– Experience in installing contemporary art is a strong asset

– Ability to work flexible hours

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please provide:

– a letter of intent describing your interest in the position, reasons for applying, any other information that may help strengthen your application;

– a CV;

– two professional/academic reference contacts;

– a writing sample (within 1500 words), and,

– max. 3-page support material (optional).

Please email the application package as a single PDF document with your name and the position in the title, in the above order, to hr@centrea.org by August 14, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

We acknowledge the time and effort invested in each application, and thank you in advance for your interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Centre A is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Centre A values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our staff, and it’s essential to our success as an organization.

We are committed to equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, and/or disability.


Centre A is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join the team!

Reporting to the Gallery Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day task management within Centre A. The role requires multitasking across a range of responsibilities, including scheduling, handling payroll and accounting activities, receiving and forwarding communications, and taking care of more general clerical duties. The Administrative Assistant will also be responsible for supporting event planning, community outreach and public program initiatives, as well as serving as a greeter for members and visitors.

The position is a 30-hour workweek.

Salary: $21/hour

Duration: October 20, 2021, through March 26, 2022 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Administrative Assistant will primarily assist with the following tasks:

– Receiving gallery visitors, recording gallery attendance, answering telephone calls, replying to emails, and responding to general inquiries

– Processing membership applications and maintaining a current member database

– Performing bookkeeping tasks such as invoicing, monitoring accounts receivable, and budget tracking

– Systematically filing important organizational documents, including program files, vendor files, member files and other files related to the gallery’s operations

– Coordinating gallery maintenance, including managing office supplies, gallery equipment, furniture, and other facility needs

– Scheduling, coordinating, and supporting meetings and events

– Contributing to e-newsletters, website maintenance, social media 

– Participating in planning, developing and executing community presentations, outreach activities and events

– Researching and compiling grant, sponsorship, partnership, and outreach opportunities

– Providing administrative and grant writing support to the Gallery Manager

– Other duties as assigned 

Note: This position is funded with assistance from the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCWBCH) Program, and all applicants must meet the Program’s eligibility requirements.

For more information about eligibility, please visit: HERE.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

– An undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in Business Administration, Arts Administration, Arts & Entertainment Management, Communications, Museum Studies, or any related field of study

– Detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated

– Strong verbal and written communication skills

– Strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines

– Superior time management skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment

– Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment, and as part of a team

– Proficiency with computers and MS applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Familiarity with social media platforms and management tools beyond personal use

– Experience with audio/video production is an asset

– Experience with Cargo and WordPress is an asset

– Experience with HTML is an asset

– Photography skills are an asset

– Photography skills are an asset

– Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages, is a strong asset

– Experience in installing contemporary art is a strong asset

– Ability to work flexible hours

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please provide:

– a letter of intent describing your interest in the position, reasons for applying, any other information that may help strengthen your application;
– a CV;
– two professional/academic reference contacts, and,
– max. 3-page support material (optional).

Please email the application package as a single PDF document with your name and the position in the title, in the above order, to hr@centrea.org by September 18, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

We acknowledge the time and effort invested in each application, and thank you in advance for your interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Centre A is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Centre A values diversity in the workplace because it allows us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and personal growth among our staff, and it’s essential to our success as an organization.

We are committed to equity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups, including but not limited to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, and/or disability.