Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Oct. 8, 2016
Centre A is a leading public art gallery located in Vancouver’s Chinatown with a purpose to be an engaged participant in the ongoing production of a pluralistic and democratic society. We strive to activate contemporary art’s vital role in building and understanding the long and dynamic Asia-Canada relationship, while tackling questions of broader concern from Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives. While we play an active role in community enlivenment and conviviality, we are a means for broader cultural productivity; a local and trans-national community building apparatus that acts as a conduit for contesting the ideas that define Asian as “other” and “elsewhere”, and as a site for the contemplation of issues of contemporary concern.
The Development Intern position is intended for a recent graduate with a certificate or Bachelor’s Degree related to arts, applied communications, event planning and management, or marketing. The Development Intern will join the Centre A team for 24 weeks, and assist with the planning and administration of donor development and fundraising work at Centre A. The intern will undertake tasks focused on fundraising for the gallery’s special projects and membership drive. This is a paid position funded with assistance from Young Canada Works.
Under mentorship from Centre A staff, the Development Intern will assist with the following tasks:
-Administration, coordination and promotional tasks related to Centre A’s Fall 2016 Gala and Auction
-Writing, launching, and managing online communications for fundraising campaigns and events
-Drafting content for sponsorship packages and acknowledgement letters
-Maintain and improve our donor database
-Coordinate and execute mail outs
-Sponsorship development, making connections
-Process donations and issue thank you letters and receipts
This position will be 35 hrs/week for 24 weeks from October 2016-March 2017. This is a paid position funded with assistance from Young Canada Works. Work shifts include Saturdays.
-Graduated from a post-secondary institution within the past two years
-Detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated
-Works cooperatively and effectively with others
-Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
-Capacity to take ownership of tasks.
-Strong time management and multi-tasking skills.
-The ability to stay focused in high-pressure, fast-paced situations.
-A demonstrable interest in gallery operations and the production and execution of contemporary art exhibitions, and a strong drive to fundraise.
-Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is a must.
-Experience, beyond personal use, with social media platforms is an asset.
-Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign). Design experience is not necessary, but an asset.
-Skills in photography are an asset.
-Knowledge of languages other than English, particularly Asian languages is a strong asset.
To qualify for this position, students must have graduated from a post-secondary institution within the past two years and have a certificate or Bachelor’s Degree related to arts, applied communications, event planning and management, or marketing.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV containing work experience, one writing sample, a design portfolio (optional), and two letters of reference from professors or previous/current employers to Natalie at email@example.com by October 8, 2016. Applications without reference letters will be considered incomplete. Please send documents in PDF format.
$14/hour, 35 hours per week