Art Starts is Hiring Contract Fundraising Coordinator!

Application Deadline: June 11th, 2015
Hours per week: 24
Rate of Pay: $17.00/hr
Start date: July 6 th, 2015
No. of weeks: 49

PLEASE NOTE: There are criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for this position in addition to the qualifications listed below. Before applying, email [email protected] using the subject heading “Fundraising Coordinator” to inquire about the eligibility criteria.

Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change by bringing professional artists and Toronto residents together to create community-building arts projects in all artistic disciplines. We use the arts as a medium for engaging residents, identifying challenges, and collectively working to overcome them. Art Starts’ collaborative approach celebrates communities, creates a shared sense of identity, and responds to local needs in underserved neighbourhoods.

Established in 1992, Art Starts is recognized as one of Toronto’s leading community arts organizations. The Toronto Arts Foundation recognized Art Starts with its 2013 Arts for Youth Award.

The Fundraising Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing, award-winning organization. We are seeking an inspired and enthusiastic individual with an extraordinary ability to communicate, a love for detail and a team player who can tackle a job from start to finish.

Position Summary: The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for working with the Director of Development to implement fund development initiatives, providing support with fundraising campaigns, event sponsorship, donor stewardship, government, foundation and corporate applications, special events coordination, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Individual Giving & Stewardship
• Coordinate Art Starts’ individual giving initiatives including tracking donors, developing draft content for campaign materials and managing timelines
• Oversee creation & distribution of thank you notes and tax receipts
• Manage ongoing correspondence with donors
• Ensure donor recognition across all communications platforms including website, social media, e-newsletters and print

Government, Foundation and Corporate Funding
• Research and identify funding opportunities
• Complete funding application drafts

Special Events Fundraising
• Coordinate and manage fundraising initiatives at Art Starts program events
• Coordinate tasks for implementation of Art Starts signature fundraising event
• Assist with solicitation of event sponsorship
• Coordinate the solicitation of auction donations
• Recruit, manage and train volunteers for events including bingo lottery fundraisersOther
• Support and liaise with the Marketing and Development Committee
• Provide support to Director of Development as neededQualifications
• Undergraduate degree is an asset
• 1-2 years experience in fundraising or the charitable sector is an asset
• Ability to work independently and manage a variety of tasks concurrently
• Dedicated, enthusiastic & responsible with superior organizational skills and detail orientation
• Exceptional writing and strong interpersonal skills; solid grasp of good written English
• Strong team player
• Solid skills in Word and Excel Proven experience using database systems
• Candidate must be available to do occasional evening and weekend work

Applicants must currently be in receipt of Ontario Works Send resume & cover letter to: [email protected]Please write: Fundraising Coordinator in the subject line We regret that only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Art Starts is Hiring Event Documentation Associates!

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2015
Hours per week:  30
Rate of Pay: $11/hr
Start date: July 6th, 2015
End date: August 21st, 2015
Number of positions available: 2 summer student positions

Art Starts inspires long-term social change in Toronto’s under-served neighbourhoods. We use the arts to engage residents, collectively work to overcome challenges and create a shared sense of identity. Our collaborative approach to art-making celebrates communities, nurtures resiliency, cultivates life skills and inspires personal growth.

Established in 1992, Art Starts is recognized as one of Toronto’s leading community arts organizations. The Toronto Arts Foundation recognized Art Starts with its 2013 Arts for Youth Award.

Art Starts is hiring 2 event documentation coordinators who will document all of our summer arts programs across the city through photography and video. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a strong organization and team and to witness the magic that happens when professional artists collaborate with neighbourhoods on community-building arts projects. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for telling a good story, a love for detail and team players who can tackle a job and get it done.

Position Summary: The Event Documentation Coordinator will oversee the documentation of all Art Starts summer programming and events through photography and video. Through the creation of photographic archives and video shorts, the associates will help Art Starts communicate the incredible stories of artists and communities working together across Toronto.

Reports to: Program Administrator and Marketing & Events Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities:

Photo/Video Documentation

•    Produce and edit video shorts documenting Art Starts’ summer programs and events
•    Document program activities through high quality photographs
•    Collects b-roll footage of programs as well as interviews
•    Transport, set-up, and operates various production equipment including cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props and microphones for location production

Coordination

•    Sustain and guide creative process
•    Schedule photo and video shoots in Art Starts neighbourhoods across the city
Coordinate the sharing of photo and video documentation with program participants & their families

Communications
•    Develop interview questions and record interviews with program participants and staff

Qualifications:

•    Some post-secondary education preferred
•    Ability to tell engaging, thoughtful and concise stories under minimal supervision.
•     Demonstrated experience with photography &/or video production
•    Competency in the use of video and/or photo editing software (eg. Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Motion, Light Room)
•    Prior experience working in a community context is an asset
•    An understanding and appreciation for the role of the arts in community building
•    Ability to work independently and manage a variety of tasks concurrently
•    Dedicated, enthusiastic & responsible with superior organizational skills and detail orientation
•    Strong interpersonal and communications (verbal and written) skills
•    Strong team player
•    Independent access to video editing software is a plus
•    Candidate must be available to do occasional evening and weekend work and work flexible hours.
•    Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30 years at the start of employment, have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the fall.

Send resume, cover letter and demo reel and/or links to your portfolio to: [email protected] by Monday June 1st. 
Interviews will take place the week of June 8th.

Thank you for your interest in this position.
We regret that only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.
No phone calls please.

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