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Artsweek is Hiring! Associate Stage Manager and Marketing Coordinator

June 8th, 2022

EC3/Artsweek is hiring two positions to assist with the planning and execution of Artsweek 2022. Both positions are funded in part by Canada Summer Jobs, and so are only available to candidates aged 15 to 30 at the start of employment.

Please read on for descriptions of both positions.


Artsweek Associate Stage Manager and Technical Director

A Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline: Monday, June 27 at 11:59pm

Job Description

“Artsweek” (AW) is a biennial arts festival produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

Reporting directly to the Artsweek 2022 Artistic Producer and EC3 Program Coordinator, the employee will perform a variety of administrative and production duties supporting the planning and delivery of a nine-day, multi-disciplinary arts festival in the City of Peterborough. This is a hands-on job, developing and managing site specific events as part of the festival.

Duties

  • Supporting the Artsweek 2022 Artistic Producer in event planning, production activities (workplans and schedules) and administrative record-keeping (mapping, permits, site discovery, etc.) for the festival’s 30+ events
  • Organizing venues and amenities such as seating, signage, tech, safety protocols, etc.
  • Liaison with Council for Persons with Disabilities on accessibility of AW venues and events
  • Training and management of AW volunteers
  • Organizing stage management and additional staffing for AW events
  • General production management support, including: receiving and delivering contracts, managing collection and deposit of donations, updating budgets, filing and printing
  • Developing and maintaining Artsweek photo/video documentation and archives
  • Assisting with program analytics and evaluation
  • Planning and organizing festival follow-up, returns, thanks yous, etc.
  • Supporting stewardship of event sponsors, including outreach and communication, assembling sponsor gifts, and organizing VIP events

Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative, plan and organize projects from beginning to end
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Good practical judgement, flexibility, and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as well as in a team
  • Attention to detail and strong strategic foresighting capacity

Assets

  • Passion for and knowledge of the arts and the Peterborough community
  • Ability to work from a home office
  • Access to cellphone and laptop/desktop computer
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and regular access to a vehicle

Under the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, this opportunity is for people who are aged 15 to 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment. Candidate must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person upon whom refugee protection has been conferred, and who is legally entitled to work in Ontario. This position is being funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs program, a component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

The Electric City Culture Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of marginalized/racialized communities (visible and invisible) including Indigenous people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Hours

35 hrs. per week, including some evenings and weekends (flexible)

Duration of Contract

July 11 to October 14, 2022

Rate of Pay

$16.25 per hour

To Apply

Applications accepted by email only to infoartsweek@gmail.com with subject line ‘AW 2022 Stage Manager.’ Please include resume/CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact

Gabe Pollock
EC3 Program Coordinator and Research Lead
infoartsweek@gmail.com
(705) 749-9101

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 27, 2022.


Artsweek Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator

A Canada Summer Jobs Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline: Monday, June 27 at 11:59pm

Job Description

“Artsweek” (AW) is a biennial arts festival produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

This job offers an opportunity to work directly with the Artsweek Festival Artistic Producer, EC3 staff, skilled volunteers and Board members to assist in the design, development and delivery of an Audience Development and Outreach Campaign for the 2022 festival, including a strategic outreach campaign to marginalized communities who have specific barriers to accessing arts and culture experiences and opportunities in Peterborough. This project aims to create a high-profile, vibrant picture of the Artsweek 2022 Festival and change up the audience profile.

The Audience Development Campaign and Outreach includes:

  • Enhancing the profile of Artsweek 2022 and increasing audience participation in the festival’s 30+ events through the development and delivery of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan
  • Developing marketing initiatives that will connect arts and culture organizations with each other, breaking down silos and building networks and bridges to broaden public inclusion in the festival at a variety of unexpected locations and across cultural and social divides.
  • Creating specific vehicles, cross-sector networks and opportunities, and adopting tools and approaches for effective engagement and inclusion that welcome the following groups into festival activities: persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, Indigenous peoples, members of visual/racialized minorities, youth, LGBTQ2+ community, people with social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy and mental health challenges.

Duties

  • Coordinating and executing special events in the community, including at Trent University and Fleming College, farmers’ markets, other major community festivals and events, and other ‘non-traditional’ locations
  • Outreach to local community nonprofits, service organizations, First Nations, and community clubs
  • Organizing media conferences (media kits, teasers etc.) and social media campaigns including promotional contests
  • Planning, development, and execution of social media campaigns on multiple platforms leading up to and throughout the festival, including elements such as video, photography, writing, and live-streaming of events
  • Monitoring and engaging on social media throughout the event to increase community engagement and visibility
  • Developing on-site promotional tools and peripheral marketing tools
  • Supporting the production of video documentation and promotional vehicles
  • Participating in the planning of special events to engage a broader public and promote awareness, as well as other customized strategies including workshops, tours, enhanced cultural passports, relaxed performance toolkits, etc. for target groups
  • Providing assistance for design and delivery of these campaigns across multiple digital, broadcast/narrowcast and print platforms (developing plans, editing text, sourcing and selecting photos, establishing release schedules, making videos, managing databases, organizing volunteers) and documenting and archiving campaign materials in both digital and print formats.

Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative, plan and organize projects from beginning to end
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Good practical judgement, flexibility, and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as well as in a team
  • Attention to detail and strong strategic foresighting capacity

Assets

  • Passion for and knowledge of the arts and the Peterborough community
  • Ability to work from a home office
  • Access to cellphone and laptop/desktop computer
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and regular access to a vehicle

Under the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines, this opportunity is for people who are aged 15 to 30 years (inclusive) at the start of employment. Candidate must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person upon whom refugee protection has been conferred, and who is legally entitled to work in Ontario. This position is being funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs program, a component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

The Electric City Culture Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of marginalized/racialized communities (visible and invisible) including Indigenous people, Deaf people, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Hours

35 hrs. per week, including some evenings and weekends (flexible)

Duration of Contract

July 11 to October 14, 2022

Rate of Pay

$16.25 per hour

To Apply

Applications accepted by email only to infoartsweek@gmail.com with subject line ‘AW 2022 Marketing Coordinator.’ Please include resume/CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position, and the names and contact information of three references.

Contact

Gabe Pollock
EC3 Program Coordinator and Research Lead
infoartsweek@gmail.com
(705) 749-9101

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, June 27, 2022.


For more information please visit: www.artsweekpeterborough.ca and www.ecthree.org.

About Artsweek

Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial, multidisciplinary festival of the arts, a celebration of art in many forms, including music, media arts, visual arts, literary arts, puppetry and kid’s programming, theatre, dance, and performance of all kinds, unfolding in public spaces and art venues across the City. Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Artsweek 2022 is produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3).

About EC3

The Electric City Culture Council is a not-for-profit service organization supporting the arts and culture community in Peterborough and the surrounding region. EC3 provides strategic leadership, research, grants and partnerships that build and strengthen the sector.

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EC3 Bulletin: Artsvote Ontario and Artsweek 2022

May 17th, 2022

Artsvote Ontario
May 26 at 8:00pm, Showplace


Artsweek 2022
September 23 to October 1, 2022

Save the Dates!

Hello Everyone,

It has been a delight in recent months to see the return of live and in-person art experiences to our city: Public Energy’s hugely successful Erring at King George, the ever-expanding First Friday Art Crawl, new music venue Jethro’s Bar and Stage opening its doors, the Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival next month, and the return of live performance to venues like Showplace, Market Hall, and the Theatre on King – just to name a few examples!

EC3 is pleased to share details of our own upcoming large-scale arts event, Artsweek 2022. The celebrated arts festival makes its triumphant return, September 23 to October 1. Read on for details about that, a save-the-date reminder for Artsvote Ontario, which takes place May 26, and reminders about the Bierk Art Fund Bursary Program and upcoming grant deadlines.

Artsvote Ontario

Artsvote Ontario, the candidates’ meeting with a focus on arts and culture issues, returns on May 26 at 8:00pm at Showplace’s Nexicom Lounge. This year’s meeting brings a new format with a chance to review and rate the responses of provincial candidates to important arts issues and participate in conversations with them about what might make a difference to the local arts scene. Watch for more details on EC3’s social media and in an upcoming Bulletin.

Artsweek 2022

Artsweek is a multi-disciplinary showcase that started in 2005, that brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Artsweek makes its triumphant return this year, September 23 to October 1.

Artsweek 2022’s festival theme is Art in Unexpected Places. Whether it’s mask-making and circus arts in the forest, music, puppetry and projections in downtown courtyards, poetry in the plaza, or a journey of truth and reconciliation along the city’s waterways, as always, local artists will turn the whole city into a living stage for music, visual arts, performance and more. All Artsweek events are FREE and open to the public.

Please see the seven projects receiving Artsweek Production Grants to create events during the festival. Watch for more event announcements, including the return of some all-time audience-favourite arts events as well as more new and innovative programming, coming soon. Follow Artsweek on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and watch the Artsweek website for details.

EC3 gratefully acknowledges the support of The City of Peterborough, the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), and Canadian Heritage in making Artsweek 2022 possible.

Reminder: Bierk Art Bursary Fund

Are you graduating Grade 12 this year? Are you pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts in 2022-23?

EC3 is once again offering bursaries of $1000 each to two students as part of the Bierk Art Fund Bursary program. Find out full program details [on our website, and apply before the deadline, May 26, 2022 at 11:59pm.

If you have questions about the program, or about how the portfolio review process will work, EC3 is running a Virtual Portfolio Review Workshop this Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm. Register here.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Here are important grant deadlines coming up soon:


KEEP INFORMED, STAY IN TOUCH

As always, keep checking the EC3 Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, @ec3ptbo on Instagram, and the COVID-19 Updates page on EC3’s website, where we are providing daily updates on programs and services available for ACH workers and organizations.

Be safe, stay healthy, and please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff

Contact
Su Ditta
Executive Director
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org
705 749 9101

Posted in EC3 Announcement

Media Release: A Sneak Peek at Artsweek 2022 – September 23 to October 1, 2022

May 13th, 2022

Peterborough, ON – The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is excited to announce the return of Artsweek, Peterborough’s multi-disciplinary festival of the arts, September 23 to October 1, and the seven projects receiving Artsweek Production Grants.

Artsweek is Peterborough’s biennial festival of the arts, a nine-day, multi-disciplinary showcase recognizing the outstanding work of local artists and the contribution that the arts make to the quality of life and vitality of our community. Artsweek is a legacy project of the City of Peterborough’s Centennial celebrations, and has been produced and presented by EC3 since 2015.

Artsweek brings new work to new audiences in unexpected ways, supports original creation by local artists, and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community with a vibrant arts scene. Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Artsweek makes its triumphant return this year.

Artsweek 2022’s theme is Art in Unexpected Places. Whether it’s mask-making and circus arts in the forest, music, puppetry and projections in downtown courtyards, poetry in the plaza, or a journey of truth and reconciliation along the city’s waterways, as always, local artists will turn the whole city into a living stage for music, visual arts, performance and more. All Artsweek events are FREE and open to the public.

Here’s a look at just some of what’s in store:

 

Artsweek 2022 Production Grant Recipients

Dark Eyes (Naomi Duvall)
A shadow puppet play about the love story of a woman and an extraterrestrial with live music inspired by the Russian folk song “Dark Eyes,” performed outside The Theatre on King.

The Woodland & the Wilds Promenade (Jennifer Elchuk)
Three community events inviting the public to make a mask, fly a banner and join a magical gaggle of woodland puppets, stilt-walkers, and traveling musicians on a celebratory tour of our shared green spaces.

Artsweek Invitational Peterborough Poetry Slam (Jon Hedderwick)
The Peterborough Poetry Slam returns with the first-ever Artsweek Invitational Peterborough Poetry Slam, an evening of in-person, competitive performance poetry.

Construction Guys (Nicole Malbeuf)
A comedy street theatre show for all ages, where a parking lot is transformed into a circus before the audience’s eyes.

Reckoning the River (Janette Platana)
Participants take guided tours on a decolonizing walk along the Otonabee River, and then will create a personal booklets of Polaroid photos and text in response. This is a decolonizing project toward reconciliation and will use the Reconciliation Canada Community Action Toolkits and Discussion Guide tools.

Interactive Musical Animations by Benj Rowland (Benj Rowland)
A series of short performances by Rowland consisting of original songs and folk music, accompanied by animated projections of Benj’s own creation.

The Verandah Society (Kate Suhr and Megan Murphy)
Bringing all-new storytelling and original music, The Verandah Society leads audiences through our collective pandemic experience, examining how we foster hope and build life after loss.

 

More Still to Come

Additional projects, and the full schedule of festival events, will be announced soon, including the return of some all-time audience-favourite arts events, along with more new and innovative programming.

Full details about the festival can be found on the Artsweek website, and updates will also be posted on Artsweek’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

EC3 thanks The City of Peterborough, the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), and Canadian Heritage for their generous support in making Artsweek 2022 possible.

The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is a not-for-profit service organization supporting the arts and culture community in Peterborough and the surrounding region. EC3 provides strategic leadership, research, grants and partnerships that build and strengthen the sector.

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For Further Information Contact:
Su Ditta
Executive Director, EC3
705 749 9101
electriccitycc@gmail.com
www.ecthree.org

Posted in Media Coverage, EC3 Announcement

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