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Community Liaison

MSVU Art Gallery - Halifax
Salary $13/hr
Posting Date May 28, 2019

Job Posting: MSVU Art Gallery Community Liaison
$13.00/Hour for 35 hours per week, 12 weeks (approximately June 3 to August 23, 2019)
MSVU Art Gallery is seeking an out-going, organized, and community-minded doer to help coordinate opportunities between folks involved in the upcoming Africville Reflection Project. In August, 2019, the Gallery will open its exhibition space to exhibits, programs, performances, and conversations reflecting on the legacy of Africville: A Spirit That Lives On, an exhibition project that opened at the Mount 30 years ago this fall. We are looking for someone to help connect the people and ideas that will make up the project over the summer.
Working with the team at the Gallery and with collaborators from the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia, the Africville Museum, the Africville Genealogical Society, and many more cultural catalysts including local artists and organizers, the Community Liaison will be responsible for designing and communicating opportunities for collaboration between the MSVU Art Gallery and local community members, including African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, Deaf and disability communities. This position promotes access for our visitors and program contributors.
Reporting to the Director and working under the supervision of the Education and Outreach Coordinator (EOC), the Community Liaison will work both on-site at the MSVU Art Gallery and off-site within the communities surrounding Mount Saint Vincent University, in Halifax, and potentially across Nova Scotia.

? Work with partner organizations to bring project-related programs and events to life, and with visitors to facilitate positive program experiences;
? Communicate ideas from other community collaborators and correspond both in verbally and in writing;
? Develop ideas for public programs, activities, or events into feasible contributions to the Africville Reflection Project;
? Collaborate with MSVU Art Gallery Staff on regular tasks related to exhibition and program development;
? Use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) to manage time, tasks, and information.

? Comfort networking and sharing information between groups;
? Ability to track information and details in documents;
? Creativity in developing engagement opportunities;
? Independent working skills;
? Ability to manage their time efficiently;
? Respect for diverse communities and heritages;
This position is well suited for Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Communication Studies, or Cultural Studies students. No particular level of education preferred.
English language skills are required.

The MSVU Art Gallery services all publics and aims to foster visitorship and visual literacy in recent immigrants and refugees, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, visible minorities and LGBTQ2 communities. We seek to employ members of these communities, encouraging applicants to self-identify.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Eligibility Criteria
The Art Gallery Community Liaison position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs. As such, applicants must meet that program’s eligibility criteria. Applicants must be:
? Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
? A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.).
? Legally entitled to work according to Nova Scotia legislation and regulations.

Other Information
About MSVU Art Gallery
Opened in 1971, MSVU Art Gallery exists as a resource to Mount Saint Vincent University, communities served by the university, artists and art publics. The Gallery reflects the University’s educational mission by emphasizing the representation of women as cultural subjects and producers. Its exhibitions explore various forms of cultural production, highlighting the achievements of Nova Scotian artists and themes relevant to academic programs offered by the university. MSVU Art Gallery promotes critical access to its exhibitions through publications, lectures and other educational programs.
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to
Applications must be received by 4:00pm, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
MSVU Art Gallery
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
902 457 6160

How To Apply

By email

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