Carr House, in Victoria, has an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in exploring a career in heritage and museums programming or arts administration!
Job Summary: Heritage Site Programs and Residencies Manager
The Heritage Site Programs and Residencies Manager position will establish the road ahead for the new off-season community-based direction of Carr House. The three key aspects of this position will be: Research, programming and policy development, and planning, all with the guidance of the society board and the Site Manager. The manager position will be responsible for researching existing models of residencies, programming and membership and volunteerism and making recommendations to the site manager and the board. They will then move on building the framework for these programs within Carr House, including developing policies, templates, schedules and supply and equipment needs. Finally, the manager will start to populate the first season of programming, including making contacts with presenters and promoting the residencies.
Training and networking opportunities are included in the position, including completing an article for potential publication in a professional organization magazine, a 12 part online course; Indigenous Canada, membership to professional organizations and introductions to community members working in the field. The position would suit a candidate who enjoys working with people, is creative and positive, organized and community oriented. They must display enthusiasm for learning and sharing, particularly about heritage, the arts and community, and possess strong sensitivity to, and respect for, diversity, inclusivity, and reconciliation.
This position can be carried out remotely. Candidates from the four designated employment equity groups are encouraged to apply. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/employment-equity-diversity/employment-equity-groups.html
This is an 18-week position starting the third week of August 2021, although the start date is negotiable, subject to the successful candidate’s availability. The hourly wage is $20.
Required Skills and Experience:
• The candidate must be a post-secondary graduate under 31 and meet the other eligibility requirements listed at https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html. They would have a career goal of working in arts administration or the heritage/museum field.
• Other qualities include:
• Eagerness to learn, network and broaden horizons
• Independent and diligent work ethic with attention to detail
• Creative and positive thinking
• Community minded
• Excellent communication skills and collaborative skills, in person, online or on the phone
• Excellent research and written skills, including writing announcements, articles, policies, and proposals.
• The ability to plan, conduct, organize and present research based upon interviews, surveys, and online searches.
• Experience or interest in planning events
• Comfort with working with leaders in the community and of similar organizations and with legal and financial advisors.
• Ability to work independently and with others
• Experience in a museum, heritage site or arts organization is an asset
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Kate Kerr, Site Manager. *Please also explain your eligibility to apply for a Young Canada works position in your cover letter, using the criteria at https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html
*Deadline for applications is July 30, 2021 at 5pm.*
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Carr House is a provincial and national historic site, where iconic artist and writer Emily Carr was born 150 years ago. The site is located in picturesque James Bay near downtown Victoria, on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people. Tours are offered to the public during the summer season. We are working toward decolonizing the story of the house. The focus of the site is also shifting to become a centre for creative community in the off season, presenting workshops and micro conferences, exhibits, events, and residencies and becoming more of an accessible asset to the local community.