Monday, 30 June 2014

Meet the Artists in Residency of 2014!

While your at MacDonald Island tomorrow for the Canada Day festivities, make sure to check out the Artist in Residency booth!

You will meet this year's four fantastic artists: 

  • Liana Wheeldon
  • Mandy Wills
  • Penny Seilyon Chun
  • Reinalie Jorolan

Meet the artists and learn more about the AIR program, the programming they are offering, and how you can join in the fun!

Big Spirit Grant Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to the seven recipients of the Big Spirit Grant!

 The Big Spirit Grant is awarded to community groups and non-profit organizations that  encourage artistic expression, cultural appreciation, sporting excellence, economic  development, community pride and more. The spring 2014 intake of applications is now  closed, and the following organizations were approved to receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000:

  • Multiple Sclerosis of Canada – Fort McMurray Regional Office (MS MoveS)
  • Fort McMurray Sno-Drifters Association (Safe Ride)
  • Janview Sekweha Youth Centre (Youth and Elder Beading Program)
  •  Fort McMurray Historical Society (Improv summer camp)
  • Lake Athabasca Youth Council (Camp Voyageur & Experiential Learning)
  • Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre (Celebrate 50th Anniversary)
  • YMM Talks Society (TEDx Fort McMurray)
The fall intake of applications to the Big Spirit Grant Program is now open until August 19, 2014. 

Application forms and more information about the grant can be found at

Research Your Canadian Family History For FREE until Canada Day

In celebration of Canada Day, is offering FREE access to their Canadian records until July 1st! Hurry to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about your family's past!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Canadian Multiculturalism Day was founded in 2002 by Prime Minister Jean Chretien.   June 27th of each year is designated as Canadian Multiculturalism Day for Canadians to celebrate their multicultural heritage, and deepen their appreciation of each other as individuals.  Many nationalities have helped Canada become the flourishing nation that it is today.  Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate the country's diversity, commitment to equality and mutual respect.  Canada was in fact the first country to adopt Multiculturalism as an official policy.

In 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement about Canadian Multiculturalism Day:
Canada is one of the most ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse countries in the world. Our dominion, the true north strong and free, is formed by citizens from many cultural backgrounds who have come together to live in harmony in this free land. We should be proud of this accomplishment and that our model of pluralism serves as an example for the rest of the world to follow.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to reflect on both the contributions of Canada’s various cultural communities and the values that we all share: freedom, democracy, individual rights and the rule of law.
Canada’s future depends on us growing together. That is why our multiculturalism programs continue to encourage all Canadians to embrace our shared values, history and institutions and to build a strong, integrated society.
There are many different ways you can celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day; why not volunteer for one of the many events and programs with the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo, or take part in one of the ethnic-cultural celebrations such as the upcoming Annual Philippine Independence Day occurring on June 28th.  Contact one of the schools to be a classroom volunteer and indulge yourself in the stories that children share from their own countries and traditions.  Canada's diversity distinguishes it from most other countries so lets celebrate on June 27th and get to know and appreciate your neighbors and fellow community members.  

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Recruiting New Board Members

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) acts as the Government of Alberta's arts funding agency. We are currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors. This recruitment will focus on Calgary and area. 

The AFA Board is responsible for policy and funding decisions concerning the support of Alberta artists and arts organizations. The AFA Board oversees AFA programming and operations that support the implementation of the AFA Strategic Plan. This includes the review and approval of all arts grants, awards and the acquisition of original works of art for the AFA art collection. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in board governance and process. Applicants should also have a background of involvement in the arts as a volunteer, an artist, an arts administrator or in some other professional field of endeavour in Alberta's arts sector. Excellent communication skills are required and experience in policy and program development, financial management and committee leadership would be beneficial. 

Appointment of each member of the AFA Board is typically for a fixed term of up to three years, with the potential for reappointment based on satisfactory performance. Individuals who are Alberta residents may apply for appointment to the AFA Board or may be nominated by another individual, group or organization. Applicants are expected to provide complete resumes including the names of three references. 

Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants who apply online will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Director of Cultural Services Opportunity with the City of Spruce Grove

Reporting to the General Manager of Community and Protective Services, the Director of Cultural Services is the champion of the Arts, Culture and Heritage for the City of Spruce Grove.  


  • Leadership, direction and overall supervision of programs, budgets, facilities, special projects, cultural events, staffing and long-term vision and cultural planning for the City of Spruce Grove.    
  • Initiating partnerships and work cooperatively with stakeholders to realize arts programs and services for the community.    
  • Strategic decisions that focus on developing the community's understanding and appreciation of the arts , including the performing arts, the visual arts, literary arts, arts industries, arts in education, multiculturalism, and heritage. 


  • A Bachelors degree in Arts Administration, Public Administration, Cultural Management or related fields is the minimum level of education required. A Masters degree in Arts Administration, Cultural Management, or Business Administration is preferred.    
  • Over 7 years experience in the arts and cultural industries at a supervisory level.     
  • Experience in a municipal government setting with demonstrated increasing responsibilities.     
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with boards, committees, societies and volunteers.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Beacon Original Art Call for Submissions

Beacon Original Art is holding it’s annual Fall Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday October 18, 2014 at the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Centre. 

Since 2009, we have been providing a professional space in Calgary for emerging and professional artists to sell their art works. 

We encourage all painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic, jewelry and fabric artists to apply to participate in our art show.  

Next Exhibition and Sale: Saturday October 18, 2014 
Submission Deadline for this Event: Saturday September 6, 2014 
For further details please visit our website Beacon Original Art - Submissions


Monday, 23 June 2014

#Throwback Thursday @ Canada's History

If you are an active Twitter or Facebook user, you've probably seen Throwback Thursday photos of your friends from years gone by.  You've probably even posted one of yourself sporting that rat's tail or mullet hair due wearing an acid washed jean jacket and holding a Sony Walkman with your favorite mixed tape inside. Well, Canada's History Magazine has put a twist on Throwback Thursdays using historical photos of Canadian events and places.  Each week, an archival photo is posted on Canada's History Magazine Twitter account and people can tweet an answer.  One person is chosen weekly as the winner and given a free magazine subscription.  When the winner is announced, details of the photo are also released as well as links to events and occurrences that relate to the photo.  The latest Throwback Thursday photo showcased the CANOL Project at Fort Fitzgerald in 1942.  During the Second World War,  a pipeline and road were to be constructed that spanned from Norman Wells, Northwest Territories to Whitehorse, Yukon that would secure an oil supply during the war.

Although an American Initiative, the CANOL Project has its own place in our local history.  In 1942, American soldiers arrived in Waterways by train and established a military base where Keyano College is currently located.  The base, known as The Prairie, extended to the Clearwater River.  This base became a staging ground to support the CANOL project and every available local boat and barge was used to transport cargo and equipment to Norman Wells from The Prairie.

The Throwback Thursday, Canada's History Magazine contest is a really neat way to share history and have fun at the same time.   Follow Canada's History Magazine on twitter for your chance to win a free magazine subscription.  And while your having fun guessing the photo, indulge in the historical information that's presented with each photo from the week prior.   #throwbackthursday

This is the photo that Canada's History Magazine tweeted during Throwback Thursday contest on June 19th 

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Natural History Education and Interpretation Program Coordinator

Liliaceae, Ficus Benghalensis, Python Daudin and Bunnies!

Do words like these excite you? Are you looking for a budding career? You've come to the right place! The Community Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic team of programmers and interpreters to be a Program Coordinator at the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre. This supervisory role will allow you to exercise your knowledge of natural history and education as you will lead these centres in developing and implementing educational programs to engage visitors in learning about horticulture and nature. You will be required to create and coordinate educational programs, hire, train, supervise and provide support to your staff team and liaise with a variety of other City of Edmonton units and staff to ensure these quality programs go off without a hitch.

Some of your exciting responsibilities are to:
-Plan and organize the implementation of education and interpretation programs for the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre
-Coordinate the development of new programs for the Muttart and John Janzen Nature Centre and in response to changing curriculum, customer requests, and new exhibits
-Recruit, hire, train and supervise program staff and provide support with scheduling, timesheet submission and evaluation
-Liaise with Communications personnel for promotional needs and prepare and submit information for brochures
-Liaise with bookings staff to ensure facilities are booked efficiently and programs are booked correctly. Set up, monitor and evaluate programs in CLASS
-Coordinate supply purchasing for programs at the Muttart and Nature Centre
-Fulfill supervisor roles and responsibilities in the city-wide safety program
-Coordinate and assist with special projects as they relate to education programs
-Represent Education and Interpretation Programs on facility-based committees
-Work collaboratively with other units, including Special Events, Operations and Bookings
-Other related duties as required
-To visualize what it is like to be on our team, visit The City of Edmonton Talent Hub.

-Degree/diploma in Recreation/Leisure Studies, Education, Science, History, or other related discipline with training in program development
-One year of program delivery experience in an interpretive or recreation environment and at least six months of supervisory experience
-Knowledge of all aspects of program development and delivery including approaches to youth education
-Demonstrated ability and experience necessary to perform supervisory responsibilities
-Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and train others
-Solid knowledge of local natural history and/or horticulture
-Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
-Experience using Microsoft Office (Word), Google (Mail, Calendar) and other computer software programs
-Current Standard First Aid and CPR
-Possession of a valid Class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License and eligibility to obtain a City driver's permit
-Applicants will be required to arrange their own transportation and where appropriate will be reimbursed in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy. This may require the applicant to obtain business use auto insurance
-The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check from the police agency in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Residents of the City of Edmonton can usually obtain a Police Information Check Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Check with a single visit to the Police Information Check Section located at #108, 14315 118 Avenue. Candidates residing outside the City of Edmonton will be required to obtain a Certified Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local RCMP detachment
-Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

Please apply online at:

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Turn Your Passion Into A Business! - Etsy Sign Up Seminar

When: Monday, June 23rd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Where: Municipal Future Forward Building, 9717 Franklin Ave 

Want to sell your products online but need a little help? Come out to our Etsy Sign Up Seminar and we'll walk you through the steps and throw in some  tips as well! Proudly hosted by the Culture Network, the seminar is presented by the Fort Mac Hand Crafted Market and led by Joanna Torguson, their Managing Director and Sarah Reid, their Vendor Mentor. Both are experienced Etsy sellers living and crafting in Fort McMurray. Some work should be done ahead of time. 
Please visit and scroll down to "Turn Your Passion Into A Business" for links to the seminar handout. Follow the directions so everyone can begin at the same place. 

Want to get involved in the Culture Network conversation? Visit or contact Theresa Jolliffe at or 780-743-7994 

Friday, 20 June 2014

InDefinite Arts Society Hiring Fibre Studio Instructor

The In-­‐Definite Arts Society is a visual arts centre in Calgary supporting adults with developmental disabilities to learn and grow creatively through their involvement in art. We strive to increase awareness in the community about the talents and diversity of artists with disabilities by promoting inclusive practices and accessible  opportunities within artistic settings. 

Permanent Part-­time Fibre Studio Instructor: In-­‐Definite Arts is looking to hire new part-­‐time studio staff, and invites applications from all creative and skilled individuals interested in working with persons with disabilities. 

Applicants’ area of specialty  must be in fibre arts; Resum├ęs for other discipline areas will not be considered for  this position. Preference will be given to those applicants with previous experience working with adults with disabilities. 

Term: 24 hours per week starting August 11th 

Monday -­‐  Wednesday, 9:00 am -­‐  3:30 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (45 min. unpaid lunch). Additional hours may be available. 

Wage: $20 per hour 

Main Job Tasks:
Facilitate and inspire the artists’ learning and achievement of art goals using methods appropriate for the individual artists 
Encourage artists to exhibit artwork in appropriate IDAS or community exhibitions
Keep studio areas clean and tidy to provide a safe environment for everyone
Participate in team meetings as required 
Perform other duties as assigned by the Team Leader, Artistic Director or Executive Director 

Qualifications: Artists should be able to demonstrate specialized training in their field and must have a diploma or degree in visual arts (or other relevant experience) from a recognized post-­‐secondary institution. 

Application: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to IDAS, detailing all relevant experience and outlining why you wish to work with In-­‐Definite Arts. 

Deadline for submissions is July 18, 2014. Applications are welcome by email or in person: 

In-­‐Definite  Arts  Society
8038  Fairmount  Drive  SE 
Calgary  AB  T2H  0Y1 
Tel:  (403)  253-­‐3174  ·∙  Fax:  (403)  255-­‐2234  


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Call for Applications- John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Deadline: September 30, 2014 

Are you an established or mid-career arts manager? Are you looking for professional development or mentorship opportunities? The John Hobday Award in Arts Management offers up to two awards of $10,000 annually.

Established through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes.

There are two distinct awards:
The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.
The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Vote for Your Favourite 2014 Young Citizen Video!

The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fairs, an annual event where students present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends and key events in Canadian history. Participants in the Young Citizens program make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an evening news report or short documentary. The student videos are posted online and reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum.

To view these great videos, visit

Job Opportunity with the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

The County of Grande Prairie No 1 is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – a brand new, world class facility in Wembley, AB with experience in collections, programming and facility management. 

The CEO is responsible for the development, execution, and management of the policies, programs, and initiatives of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum as directed by its Board of Directors. The successful candidate will provide leadership toward achievement of the Museum Society’s mandates, mission, and its' long-term and immediate goals and objectives. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in the management of a non-profit organization and have current management credentials and have a willingness to serve as the Executive Director of the Museum Society.

As the successful candidate you will have the ability to supervise and manage professional, volunteer, and administrative staff members, through a supportive, collaborative environment.
You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and have previous experience with budget preparation, fiscal management and analysis. You have the capability to develop and implement long-range plans; as well as, an ability to develop, implement, and evaluate public opinion surveys and related data collection vehicles. You will have some understanding of curatorial requirements of a unique museum collection and have knowledge of current and emerging public relations issues and trends applicable to the museum and cultural fields.

The successful candidate will possess a degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and have a minimum of ten years’ experience in progressively advancing level of executive and managerial capabilities. A demonstrated successful track record in fundraising, and previous experience as a CEO of a similar sized non-profit organization, preferably in the field of arts and culture, are assets, and a passion to advance the mission of the Museum is a must. 

Duties will include; but are not limited to:
Managing the staff, services and activities of Museum.
Developing and maintaining the Annual Business Plan and Budget for the Museum.
Hiring, supervising, training, and evaluating staff members, as well as overseeing the work of professional consultants.
Serving as the Museum’s primary spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community associations, and others as necessary and appropriate.
Overseeing and coordinating fundraising and donor management activities. 
Identifying new initiatives and partnerships to grow membership and revenue (i.e. grant writing and community/ corporate sponsorships).
Developing – in conjunction with the Chair – the agenda for the Board meetings; attends and reports to the Board at its meetings; oversees or performs an accurate recording of the proceedings; and distributes information in a timely manner.
Recommending and administering goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the Society.
Developing and maintaining effective relationships with persons and groups directly or indirectly associated with the Museum and the Society,
Coordinating the activities of and assists Board members with implementation of the Business plan.
Preparing reports as requested by the Board Chair.

Compensation for this position shall be based on experience and qualifications. Vacation and health benefits are provided.

About the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum and the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative
The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, scheduled to open its doors in 2014, will be a 41,000 sq. foot, world-class facility highlighting the rich fossil resources of Northern Alberta. Named for Dr. Philip Currie, Canada’s preeminent palaeontologist, the museum, located in Wembley AB will serve as a hub of education and science in the area. 
For more information on this exciting opportunity please contact: 

Brian Brake, Executive Director
Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative
c/o County of Grande Prairie No. 1
10001 – 84 Avenue, Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0
Phone (780) 567-5584 x106

Closing date for this competition is July 4, 2014. To apply for this position please forward your resume, cover letter and three references to:

Human Resource Coordinator
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
10001 – 84 Avenue, Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0
Fax 780-532-9709 (confidential)

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Urban Market Opens Tomorrow- June 18, 2014

Gallery Experience Officer with the Royal Tyrrell Museum

The Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual to fill the role of a Gallery Experience Officer at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. This position provides security and information about palaeontology and the gallery exhibits to the public. 

The successful candidate enjoys working with people of all ages and possess excellent communication skills. Previous interpretive experience and a base knowledge of earth and life sciences would be an asset. This position requires some evening and weekend work.

The successful candidate will be required to submit a security clearance and a standard first aid certificate.

Be sure that your resume highlights your practical skills and experience relevant to this position. 

This is a full-time contract position, beginning as soon as possible. Salary will be based on experience and education.

For more information please visit 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Director of Development Opportunity with Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary is the symbolic heart and hub of the community. From its majestic and sweeping vantage point, Fort Calgary represents the actual genesis of the city that surrounds it today.
For those who cherish the significance of authenticity and the relevance of roots, "The Fort" is the enduring opportunity to understand, touch and experience the birthplace of Calgary's character, spirit and deeply enshrined values. Our Mission is to create a place where people and history intersect to rebuild Fort Calgary as the centre of Calgary.

The MAKE HISTORY Campaign - Opportunities are now before us to enhance Fort Calgary’s presence in East Village and to showcase an important piece of Canada’s history. The Campaign will provide a means to reimagine, restore and celebrate the importance of this site to past generations and generations to come.

Are you self-motivated in working with donors, Campaign Co-Chairs and volunteers? Are you excited about building and enhancing new relationships that can help sustain a National Historic Site. If you are motivated by the values of the project, have a deep belief in our shared community roots and are passionate about the history of our City – this may be the opportunity for you. 

Fort Calgary is currently seeking a results oriented Campaign Officer with experience in fundraising and stakeholder engagement, who can lead the MAKE HISTORY Campaign and help expand a beloved attraction here in Calgary. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of progressive fund development experience, along with a proven fundraising track record. 

Campaign Leadership (80% of the position): 
Achieve Campaign fundraising goals
Support Campaign Cabinet and volunteers
Work directly with prospective donors and sponsors
Research and prioritize prospects for potential donations
Manage campaign correspondence, report on campaign outcomes, provide reports to donors as required
Understand and use donor database to analyze and manage donor data including stewardship and communication
Work with communication staff to maintain campaign updates on website, newsletters, etc.
Coordinate, plan and participate in special events related to the Campaign

Fund Development Operations (20% of the position): 
Develop ongoing funding raising targets and subsequent fund raising strategies annually to support the mission and direction of Fort Calgary
Manage annual, corporate, foundation, major and planned giving programs, including the preparation of grant applications, proposals, etc.
Collaborate with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to create policies and procedures for the fund development program, in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
Guide the development of philanthropic culture across Fort Calgary

Post-campaign, this position will transition into being 80% operational fund development operations and 20% ongoing capital fundraising. 

5+ years of experience in fundraising and corporate/philanthropic fund development
Proven track record of successful donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Post-secondary education in a relevant area
Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). 
Self-motivated, risk-taker with ability to make key decisions independently
Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain solid relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, volunteer boards, committees, peers and support staff
Ability to effectively articulate mission, Campaign vision and values of Fort Calgary to a wide range of constituents
Highly organized and have the ability to manage multiple projects at once
Familiarity with current communication and marketing trends and use of social media
Excellent written communication skills with proven ability to create proposals, grant submissions, case statements, etc.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.). 
Intermediate knowledge of Past Perfect software or experience with a similar data base management system

This is a full-time position, 35 hours a week with evening and occasional weekend availability required. Must be available to work on Canada Day. This position will report directly to the President & CEO.

Fort Calgary offers a competitive salary, benefits package, free parking and flexible work hours. For more information about Fort Calgary and the MAKE HISTORY Campaign, please visit

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by July 7, 2014 via email to: 
Sara Jane Gruetzner
President & CEO 

For additional questions regarding the Director of Development position, please contact Scott Decksheimer at 403-210-0095 or

Art Gallery of Alberta is Looking for an Executive Director

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is seeking a highly organized individual for the role of Executive Administrator. This position provides administrative support to the Executive Director / Chief Curator and the AGA Board of Directors as well as to the AGA Curatorial Department.

Responsibilities in the area of administration for the Executive Director / Chief Curator and the AGA Board of Directors include: meeting scheduling and coordination, preparation and distribution of materials and minutes, correspondence and scheduling and Board support and liaison activities.

Responsibilities in the area of administrative support for the AGA Curatorial Department include: the maintenance of exhibition related correspondence, files and schedules; coordinating visiting artists', curators' and staff travel, accommodation and expense reporting; administering invoices, agreements, contracts and fee payments; assisting with the preparation of grant applications, reports and presentations; the facilitation of meetings and minute taking; maintaining mailing and reservation lists. The Executive Administrator will also field public inquiries and correspondence and provide reception duties for the Executive Director / Chief Curator.

The successful candidate will possess: a university or college degree, preferably in art history and a minimum of five years of administration experience, preferably in an arts or related cultural institution. The successful candidate must be highly organized with a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize workflow. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required, as well as an ability to exercise independent judgment, show initiative, maintain confidentiality and be proactive in the work place. Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Excel, Word, Power Point and MS Outlook) is required.

This is a full-time permanent position. A competitive compensation package, including extended health benefits, is offered.

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Please submit cover letter and CV by mail or e-mail to:
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2C1

No phone calls please. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit

Friday, 13 June 2014

Funding Available for Filmmakers!

In order to foster equality and promote diversity, CSIF offers various non-cash funding opportunities to filmmakers at any career level. Our production funds provide successful applicants with membership, access to equipment and facilities, as well as workshops. 

Download the Full Guidelines (PDF, 140KB) and the Application Form (PDF, 320KB) 

Cultural Equity Production Fund: 
One grant will be awarded bi-annually. Awarding 2 grants per year. 
Deadlines: August 1, March 1 

The Cultural Equity Fund is a production support program that provides opportunities for minority artists to express themselves creatively through the medium of film/video. 

Each successful Applicant receives: 

  • A one-year producing membership 
  • Up to $1,000 in access to CSIF equipment and facilities
  • Up to $250 credit towards a CSIF workshop 

Aboriginal Voices Production Fund: 
One grant will be awarded bi-annually, Awarding 2 grants per year. 

Deadlines: August 1, March 1 

The Aboriginal Voices Production Fund is a production support program for First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists who wish to express themselves creatively through the medium of film/video. 

Each successful applicant receives: 

  • A one-year producing membership 
  • Up to $1,000 in access to CSIF equipment and facilities 
  • Up to $250 credit towards a CSIF workshop 

LGBT Production Fund: 
One grant will be awarded bi-annually. Awarding 2 grants per year. 

Deadlines: August 1, March 1 

The LGBT Production support fund is for LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited and questioning) artists, who wish to express themselves creatively through the medium of film/video. Must be an emerging filmmaker. 

Each Successful applicant receives: 

  • A one-year producing membership 
  • Up to $1,000 in access to CSIF equipment and facilities 
  • Up to $250 credit towards a CSIF workshop 

Tickets to Calgary’s Fairy Tales Festival Fish Fund Production Fund:
One grant will be awarded bi-annually. Awarding 2 grants per year 

Deadlines: August 1, March 1 

The Fish Fund is CSIF’s longstanding short-film production incentive program designed to help developing independent filmmakers produce their film/video by providing technical services and support. Applicants may be at any stage of their careers: emerging, mid-career or established. Each Successful applicant receives: Up to $2,000 in access to CSIF equipment and facilities


Thursday, 12 June 2014

The School of Alberta Ballet is Hiring an Admissions Coordinator

The School of Alberta Ballet is seeking an Admissions Coordinator for its new Edmonton Studios.

This position is a key contributor to the School of Alberta Ballet team, providing support to parents, students and staff in the registration/admissions and volunteer processes. This position requires the candidate to work flexible hours, including regular weekends (Saturdays) and possibly some evenings. The Admissions Coordinator will have a positive attitude and strong understanding of the importance of his/her position and how it contributes to the overall success of the School and the Alberta Ballet organization as a whole. The Admissions Coordinator will demonstrate the core values of the organization with particular emphasis on professionalism, innovation, sound judgment, integrity, and fiscal responsibility. 

This is a permanent part-time position compensated via an hourly wage. It is expected that the position will require 16 hours weekly, including a full day on Saturdays at the Edmonton Studios location at the ATB Financial Arts Barns. 

Hours may be extended during the Summer School. 

Develop and maintain close working relationships with all Alberta Ballet stakeholders as they relate to all areas of the position and to the organization 
Maintain effective working relationships with all Alberta Ballet staff members 

Implement the registration procedure for new and returning students in all programs at the Edmonton Studios 
Answer phones, return phone messages and respond to email inquiries according to the standards set by the School 
Consult with other staff to devise and improve on registration schedules and procedures as needed 
Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with parents, students and others with respect to registration, classes, and schedules 
Maintain records including student databases (Microsoft Access-based), class lists, attendance and other records as required and circulate to staff and teachers as required Provide front line registration service in the Alberta Ballet Edmonton office and as applicable front line service at the Edmonton Studios at the ATB Financial Arts Barns and Orange Hall
Accurately process payments for student fees - follow up with parents on outstanding accounts and unpaid tuitions according to the payment deadlines and collection standards set by the School 
Reconcile student database records including Accounts Receivable and Deposits Respond to inquiries and communicate information about School of Alberta Ballet – Edmonton Studios events and programs as quickly as possible and according to the standards set by the School Provide student support, including first aid if necessary Advise the Associate Executive Director in the development, promotion and implementation of sound policies, procedures and objectives for the department 
Assist the Head of Open Division, Edmonton with recruitment of parent volunteers for School-based events, such as student performances 
Other duties as required 

Ensure adequate uniform stock for students, and that this stock is available where and when needed 
Be responsible for merchandise sales and all cash outs and reporting of revenue; including customer service both in the Edmonton office and at the ATB Financial Arts Barns as needed Perform facility checks at the ATB Financial Arts Barns and Orange Hall as needed and relevant to the activities of the School of Alberta Ballet – Edmonton Studios and communicate with maintenance and cleaning staff of the ATB Financial Arts Barns on any action items Maintain a weekly log and communicate with other staff and staff at the ATB Financial Arts Barns as required to ensure appropriate service levels, quality and consistency of information 

Experience in general office practices and procedures
Dynamic and friendly personality 
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills 
Proven teamwork abilities 
A strong attention to detail, thoroughness, quality and standards 
Self-motivated and able to work independently 
Sound time-management and prioritization skills 
Demonstrated ability to multi-task 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
Appreciation for cash and budget reconciliation practices 
Standard 1st Aid training is an asset
Access to a vehicle is an asset

The Admissions and Communications Coordinator - Edmonton will report to the Associate Executive Director. The Admissions Coordinator will work in support of and collaboratively with other staff members, teachers, suppliers and volunteers. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Faulkner, Associate Executive Director via The position will remain open until a successful candidate is confirmed. The School of Alberta Ballet thanks all candidates for their applications, but only those moving forward in the recruiting process will be contacted.


Beacon Hill Pump House Mural Unveiling- June 13, 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Call for Artists for Art in the Park- Canada Day Celebrations

Call for Artists for Art in the Park-Canada Day Celebrations!

Outdoor tents will accommodate artist demonstrations and sales, hand crafters and art workshops. Tentative hours are  from 11 am to 3 pm, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Please contact if you are interested in booking a table and being part of this fun-filled outdoor community celebration!

Arts Impact Alberta From the AFA


The Alberta Foundation of the Arts (AFA) is proud to announce the release of Arts Impact Alberta: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector, a five-year summary of the impacts and activities of the organizations that receive operational funding from the AFA. Arts Impact: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector demonstrates the positive and powerful contributions arts organizations make to Albertans’ quality of life. These contributions are reflected in a variety of important ways: simply put, the arts matter to Albertans; the arts matter to volunteers; and, the arts matter to the economy. The AFA believes the arts sector plays an integral role in Alberta’s cultural fabric; Arts Impact Alberta: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector begins to tell the story of the passionate, committed and productive nature of the arts sector. Please download the full or teaser versions of the report; share the report with the people in your community and in doing so, tell the story of how important the arts sector is to Alberta's cultural fabric!

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For more information about the AFA and their initiatives, please visit