Research Series Coordinator Opportunity

We’re Hiring!

Title: Research Series Coordinator (3 month contract)

Wage: $26/hr  

Starting Contract: $1,560.00

Timeline: January 1st – March 31st, 2021 (averaging 20 hrs/month)

DESCRIPTION

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB. 

YLDE’s Research Series is designed to support the creative processes of artists from all disciplines engaging in dance and/or movement-based research, by providing resources such as artists fees, rehearsal space, and public presentation opportunities. The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, professional development, skill enhancement, and an exchange of ideas. YLDE is committed to nurturing the beginnings of the creative process with this Artist-In-Residency program.

We’re looking for a Research Series Coordinator to manage all aspects of the 2021 Research Series. The ideal candidate will share with us a love for dance and the belief that dance should hold a vital and valued place in society. As well, they will have an excitement for the creative process, project planning, and engaging with people.

RESPONSIBILITIES of YLDE’s RESEARCH SERIES COORDINATOR

Administration

  • Report to Managing Artistic Director
  • Collect all necessary materials from all Research Series participants to promote the Research Series (Ex. Headshots, bios, etc)
  • Liaise with contractors (Marketing & Communications Director, Research Series Tech Support, etc.)
  • Liaise with selected artists to ensure all needs are being met, including technical support for virtual based projects and activities 
  • Collect photo consent from participants and the public at events
  • Liaise with, and maintain positive relations to all those connected to YLDE (contractors, artists, funders, partners, stakeholders, etc.)
  • Work within and maintain Research Series budget
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all Research Series related documents
  • Monitor and respond to emails
  • Monitor work hours, budgeting time appropriately for work dense periods

Operations

  • Oversee all Research Series activity
  • Secure appropriate studio space/venues, and work with the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Working with Research Series Technical Support, ensure all technical needs are being met for virtual based activities
  • Working with Marketing & Communications Director, ensure all promotional material is being sent out in a timely and effective manner
  • Ensure all necessary accessibility needs are being met
  • Respond appropriately to evolving MB COVID-19 protocols 
  • Create rehearsal schedules for all participating artists in the Research Series as needed
  • Administer contracts at the direction of Managing Artistic Director
  • Organize and schedule public showings, and workshops
  • Hire, and ensure proper documentation is taken for all Research Series event
  • Work with EventBrite and organize registration for virtual events
  • Coordinate volunteers and event staff needed for public activities
  • Keep track of numbers, significant learnings/events, and write a final report summarizing the 2021 Research Series

QUALIFICATIONS for YLDE’s RESEARCH SERIES COORDINATOR

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and visual)
  • Strong independent work ethic, and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills, ability to handle projects end-to-end
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to work collaboratively
  • Must have a love for communicating with people, and deep respect for art 
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend events
  • Must have an understanding of the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Must have access to wifi, work space, and a working computer

Experience

  • Must have experience in event planning and coordination
  • Experience working in dance, performance, and/or the arts is an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Must have expertise in the areas of correspondence, time-management, budget keeping, and scheduling

Our Board of directors, Natasha Torres-Garner, Johanna Riley, Ali Robson, Alex Ramos, Jill Groening, Susie Burpee, Trevor Pick, Kayla Jeanson, and Hillarie Tasche, welcomes all humans to participate in YLDE activities, and strives to work on/with accessible platforms, and in physically accessible studios and venues. YLDE has a zero tolerance policy for any racial discrimination, transphobia, gender discrimination, misogyny, bullying, or sexual harassment. YLDE strives to be a safer space for everyone.

YLDE is committed to the principle of equitable access to employment, and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.

If you are interested and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by end of day, Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 to Natasha Torres-Garner, Board Chair, Young Lungs Dance Exchange.

By email: [email protected] with subject line: YLDE Research Series Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Photo by  Omid Moterassed, 2019.

Managing Artistic Director Opportunity

We’re Hiring!

Title: Managing Artistic Director (12 month contract, possibility of renewal)

Wage: $26/hr  

Starting Contract: $20,904.00

Timeline: January 1st – December 31st, 2021 (averaging 16.75 hrs/week, 67 hrs/month)

DESCRIPTION

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB. 

YLDE’s range of projects are aimed at dancers, makers, thinkers of dance, and anyone contributing to their physical understanding of self and the world around them. YLDE believes that physical expression is a political act that requires support and community interaction. We therefore are committed to nurturing the beginnings of the creative process when artists are most engaged in experimentation, research, building new ideas and discovering new collaborations. 

We’re looking for a Managing Artistic Director to lead our organization in supporting the evolution of dance in Manitoba. The ideal candidate will share with us a love for dance and the belief that dance should hold a vital and valued place in society. As well, they will have an excitement for creative visioning, and the drive to steer this organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES of YLDE’s MANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

  Organizational Development

  • Research, vision, and plan future Young Lungs Dance Exchange organizational development in collaboration with the board of directors, and board committees
  • Research grant opportunities that match the direction of the organization

Human Resources

  • Lead team of contractors (Marketing & Communications Director, Research Series Coordinator, Bookkeeping, etc.)
  • Liaise with, and maintain positive relations to all those connected to YLDE (contractors, artists, funders, partners, stakeholders, etc.)

Operations

  • Oversee all YLDE activity
  • Secure appropriate studio space/venues, and work with the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Respond appropriately to evolving MB COVID-19 protocols 
  • Manage workshops, training, jams, presentations, and outreach events
  • Write grants, reports, and contracts
  • Write calls for artists, calls for contractors, statements to the public, etc.

Admin

  • Propose projected budget and maintain actual budget
  • General bookkeeping, and work with bookkeeper to manage YLDE finances
  • Manage payroll and pay all invoices
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all YLDE related documents
  • Report to the board of directors
  • Monitor work hours, budgeting time appropriately for work dense periods (ex. grant deadlines)

Communications and Outreach

  • Act as media contact
  • Establish and maintain partnerships by engaging with relevant organizations, artists, and stakeholders within the local, national, and international arts community
  • Oversee, and at times manage, social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Manage website redevelopment
  • Monitor and respond to emails

QUALIFICATIONS for YLDE’s MANAGING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and visual)
  • Strong independent work ethic, and excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in excel spreadsheets
  • Strong project management skills, ability to handle projects end-to-end
  • Must have a love for communicating with people, and deep respect for art
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to lead a team, as well as work collaboratively
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends to attend events
  • Must have an understanding of the online platform ‘Zoom’
  • Must have access to wifi, work space, and a working smartphone & computer

Experience

  • Must have experience in leading an organization or team
  • Must have experience working in dance, performance, and/or the arts
  • Experience working within the Winnipeg dance community is an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector, and with a board of directors is an asset
  • Experience using WordPress, google drives, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Facebook, Instagram, and twitter is an asset
  • Must have expertise in the areas of grant writing, budgeting, making schedules, and keeping deadlines


Our Board of directors, Natasha Torres-Garner, Johanna Riley, Ali Robson, Alex Ramos, Jill Groening, Susie Burpee, Trevor Pick, Kayla Jeanson, and Hillarie Tasche, welcomes all humans to participate in YLDE activities, and strives to work on/with accessible platforms, and in physically accessible studios and venues. YLDE has a zero tolerance policy for any racial discrimination, transphobia, gender discrimination, misogyny, bullying, or sexual harassment. YLDE strives to be a safer space for everyone.

YLDE is committed to the principle of equitable access to employment, and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.

If you are interested and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by end of day, Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 to Natasha Torres-Garner, Board Chair, Young Lungs Dance Exchange.


By email: [email protected] with subject line: YLDE Managing Artistic Director

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Photo by  Omid Moterassed, 2019.