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Job Opportunity – Director

Job Opportunity – Director

Title: Director- Cathedral Village Arts Festival (“CVAF”)
Job Status: Permanent Full-Time

 

Summary:
This Artistic & Festival Director (“director”) develops and implements the artistic vision and focus of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) within the mission and strategic direction of the Cathedral Area Community Association (CACA). This involves proactive relationship-building with artists, community members, funders, sponsors and community-based organizations. The director will work toward building a diverse, inclusive community in support of the festival, and will act as an anchor and advisor for the CACA board, CVAF planning committee members and volunteers.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the CACA Board of Directors.
  • Supports the CVAF chair, and CVAF committee with administrative tasks as assigned in the CVAF Critical Path.
  • Updates and reviews CVAF Critical Path (month by month festival timeline), making recommendations to the CACA Board for additions and amendments as necessary.
  • Supports the CVAF chair in organizing CVAF committee meetings by collecting and assisting with production and distribution of reports and meeting materials, contacting key volunteer leaders, maintaining a CVAF calendar of events, compiling data/information for reporting purposes.
  • Develops and maintains sponsorship/CVAF relationships, ensuring that sponsorship agreements are fulfilled.
  • Works to actively recruit new sponsors, and works within the local business/non profit community to establish mutually beneficial collaborative relationships.
  • Collaborates with CVAF committees to prepare Festival program guides, catalogs and marketing materials.
  • Participates at regular CACA Board meetings to provide updates and reinforce the artistic and strategic direction of the Festival.
  • Oversees the social media components of CVAF including website content, sponsor recognition, integration of messaging on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Acts as an ambassador for the organization.
  • Evaluates the performance of the CVAF in achieving its mission.
  • Updates the CVAF volunteer handbook that provides orientation to new lead Committee volunteers
  • Assists in developing the annual post event evaluation report for the CVAF leadership team to provide a legacy path for the future.
  • Ensures the development and submission of CVAF grant funding applications.
  • Oversees and assists CVAF planning committee members with the performance applicant review process, providing feedback and helping to build a diverse program for the festival.
  • Confers with CVAF planning committee members to ensure that arrangements have been made to meet the technical needs of performers.
  • Ensures festival planning remains on budget, and tracks finances including making and processing electronic and cash-based payments.
  • Performs other duties as delegated or assigned.

 

Critical Skills:

  • Demonstrated communication, project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated abilities in building credibility with key sponsors resulting in achieving major funding for the organization.
  • Demonstrated abilities in building credibility with key sponsors resulting in achieving major funding for the organization.
  • Proven facilitation skills to cultivate relationships and build consensus among diverse individuals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, including spreadsheets, databases, web-based systems, social media, email, etc.
  • Constructive and concise written and oral communication skills

 

Skills that would be assets:

  • Writing successful grant applications
  •  5+ years experience in the arts,non-profit or community-based organizations in a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of the Saskatchewan arts community and arts organizations. Experience procuring grants and other forms of support for artistic projects.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art practices and an understanding of interdisciplinary art activity

 

Attributes:

  • Demonstrated integrity and credibility in all endeavors
  • Independent thinking style that demonstrates a willingness to raise issues with stakeholders to ensure appropriate resolution of identified concerns
  • Team oriented style with a “can do” service focus to achieve organizational results within designated timelines
  • Availability and desire for flexible work hours and work schedules throughout the year dependant on festival needs.

 

Important Information:

  • Benefits package available.
  • Hybrid, flexible work-environment.
  • Starting Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000

 

The Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) is a dynamic celebration of the arts, the life and the spirit of the Cathedral Area. The festival encourages diverse participation and enhances community identity by: highlighting Cathedral area artists, expanding an audience for the arts, providing opportunities for innovation and the creation of new work, and fostering the creative spirit in everyone. The CVAF is one of Regina’s largest festivals. Each May, spanning an entire week, we host dozens of performances and outdoor events, attracting and entertaining crowds upwards of 40,000 people.
We are currently seeking applicants who may be inspired by the above to apply as the new CVAF Artistic and Festival Director.

 

Applicants are asked to provide a single PDF submission of a cover letter and CV which can be sent via email to cacarep@cvaf.ca. Please put in the email subject line: Your last name
followed by CVAFSearch2022. For example, SmithCVAFSearch2022.

 

The deadline for submissions will be September 15th, 2022.