LIVE Arts invites submissions from professional Saskatchewan-based artists working in any art form to fill the position of Artist Program Manager and to join a team engaged in delivering a dynamic distance education arts program to students in Grades 1 through 9.

LIVE Arts Saskatchewan is supported through the collaboration of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and SaskCulture Inc. with financial resources provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, the Ministry of Education and the Arts Board. For more information visit: http://www.liveartsaskatchewan.com.

Occupation Type:

  • Contract – 12 months with the possibility of renewal.
         The Artist Program Manager is responsible for payment of their benefits and taxes.
  • Part-time (80 hours/month) – schedule is flexible but must be responsive to program needs.
  • Work from home.
         MacBook Pro laptop computer and back-up system and general office supplies are provided.
         Additional technology is included in the ‘Studio in a Box’.
  • Monthly travel required to facilitate LIVE Arts broadcasts occurring at locations across the province.
         Expenses for travel, accommodation and per diems are reimbursed.
  • Salary: $3,745/month.
  • Start Date: As soon as possible.

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.

Applications must include:

Current resumé and cover letter which include details that demonstrate how you meet the essential competencies and qualifications. Also include contact information for two references who can comment on your skills and experience relevant to this position.

E-mail applications to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., attention G. Paul Armstrong, Director of Administration, Saskatchewan Arts Board.

The LIVE Arts Saskatchewan program is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including Indigenous and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and new Canadians. We appreciate and thank you for your interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The successful candidate is required to complete a Criminal Record Check before a contract can be signed.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The LIVE Arts Saskatchewan program provides resources and professional development for classroom teachers across Saskatchewan by connecting elementary schools with professional artists through the use of distance learning technology. The Artist Program Manager develops a series of live interactive broadcasts in collaboration with educators and guest artists, providing leadership, expanding awareness, and facilitating a broad knowledge of the arts. Programming is developed to support the Saskatchewan Arts Education Curriculum in four main strands (dance, drama, music, visual art) plus literary arts, and is supported on-site by the program technicians.

The Artist Program Manager reports to the program’s Management Committee which includes representatives of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and SaskCulture Inc.

Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

·        Professional Saskatchewan-based artist who maintains an art practice in any discipline (dance, theatre, literary, music, visual, media, multidisciplinary), and is committed to the growth of their professional practice.

·        Post-secondary education in an arts discipline or equivalent (minimum).

·        Knowledge of the arts, artists and arts organizations in Saskatchewan and awareness of the province’s arts ecology.

·        Experience with program development and implementation for elementary school children (ages six to 14 years) in partnership with teachers.

·        Knowledge of and experience with the integration of technology-based tools into programming, including: video/CPU presentation and basic digital image documentation and manipulation and an interest in exploring new uses for basic technology and learning basic television production skills.

·        Extensive experience with the organization and management of programs and projects, including the development and monitoring of budgets, administrative functions, timelines and communications plans.

·        Superior analytical skills with a strong decision-making capability and a proactive approach to problem solving.

·        Adept at communication, both verbally and in writing, in a way that educates, convinces, conveys information, builds support, or promotes understanding and overcomes challenges.

·        Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and to plan and carry out assignments in an effective, organized and timely manner with excellent attention to detail, especially when planning and managing multiple jobs at once and during periods of heavy workload.

·        Knowledge of and experience with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Arts Education curriculum is an asset.

·        Fluency in French (both oral and written) is an asset.

LIVE Arts Saskatchewan may give priority to bilingual applicants.

·        Knowledge of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous and Métis communities and cultures is an asset.

·        Knowledge of computer software applications and social media platforms.

·        Possession of a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license.

 

Key Deliverables:

Program Development & Implementation

·        Serve as a professional artist resource for classroom teachers.

·        Work collaboratively with a variety of professional artists and educators to create distance learning programming.

·        plan the contents and timeline of the LIVE Arts program in consultation with educational partners (from multiple Saskatchewan School divisions) and a variety of guest artists with approval from the LIVE Arts Management Committee (planning begins in the spring prior to the up-coming school year);

·        Execute the program in a professional, accurate and timely manner, and within the parameters appropriate to elementary school programming in Saskatchewan.

·        Confirm broadcast dates and times by September 30 of the program year, working in consultation with every Saskatchewan School Division yearly calendar and specifically with the host schools schedule. Deliver the schedule and program description to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education for booking and posting on the LIVE (Live Interactive Video Education) distance learning system.

·        Develop programming collaborations with Saskatchewan School Divisions by working with teachers, curriculum consultants and administrative staff.

·        Work with participating host schools and school divisions to contact and contract appropriate guest artists for the program.

·        Collaborate with the guest artists and program teacher hosts to develop the content, detailed on-air presentation and teacher guide for each LIVE Arts program.

·        Submit LIVE Arts teacher guides to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Curriculum Unit for approval prior to posting on the LIVE Arts site.

·        Serve as liaison between local technology staff and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to ensure that proper technology support and protocols are in place for the broadcasts at each host school.

·        Maintain communication with each host School Division throughout the school year ensuring that the programming is clearly understood and proper on-site support is in place;

·        Travel to each of the LIVE Broadcasts; serve as the on-site facilitator for the guest artist, host teachers and the student broadcast crew.

·        Provide Shot Scripts for each broadcast for use by the artist, director and crew.

·        Be available to assist school participants with technical issues during the broadcasts.

·        Deliver a ‘LIVE Broadcasting Workshop’ to students ranging from grades 6-12 at the participating host schools.

·        Work in consultation with the Saskatchewan Arts Board to create and maintain a budget for the program and create appropriate legal contracts for guest artists and other program contractors.

·        Submit monthly expenses to the Saskatchewan Arts Board for payment and approve payment of completed contract services.

Reporting

·        Report to, and receive input and support from the LIVE Arts Management Committee.

·        Create regular reports, including program statistics for program partners.

·        Create and submit year-end grant report to the Management Committee for approval prior to submission to the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Promotions

·        Develop promotional materials and educational packages in consultation with the LIVE Arts Management Committee. Upload the approved materials and packages on the LIVE Arts website.

·        Create a promotional flyer for inclusion in the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s fall teacher mailout.

·        Promote the program through presentations to various stakeholders (conferences, teacher in-service, etc.).

·        Serve as a resource and contact for program participants via the LIVE Arts website, by phone and through electronic communication and social media.

·        Up-date and maintain the LIVE Arts website in consultation with the website designer and host.

Supervisory

·        Work collaboratively with the Associate Artist Program Manager and supervise activities related to LIVE Arts 150 broadcasts.

·        Supervise the LIVE Arts Program Technician, whose responsibilities include:

o   Training student crews at each of the broadcast host locations, one day prior to the broadcasts scheduled for the site;

o   Demonstrating a solid understanding of the ‘Studio in a Box’ portable broadcast studio; the equipment, how to assemble the studio; and how to direct a broadcast using the equipment and a student crew.