WE’RE HIRING: BNA SUMMER JOBS!

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is currently recruiting youth for five exciting summer job positions between May 13 and August 31, 2019. We’re seeking ambitious, outgoing and talented youth to join our team behind the 2019 BUMP Mural Festival in Calgary and support greater engagement with residents in the Beltline.

POSITIONS


BUMP COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN COORDINATOR

Number of Positions: 1
Period: 16 weeks (May 13 – Aug 31, 2019)
Pay: $20/hour
Hours Per Week: 40

Description
The Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) is a community driven project organized by the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association entering its third year bringing inspiring, eye-catching and powerful street art to the Beltline neighbourhoods.

In the last two years, BUMP installed 15 murals by local artists on buildings in the Beltline. The pilot project drew attention from local news, social media and everyday citizens. Our mural tours were attended by hundreds of people in 2018, and hundreds more attended the alley party that took place during the free BUMP Festival, which also showcased numerous local music artists. The murals are seen by thousands of Calgarians every day. The BUMP Festival also provided opportunities for developing artists in Calgary to gain valuable experience apprenticing under our mural artists to assist in mural painting.

In its third year, BUMP is getting bigger and better. With a goal of 15 murals to be installed this year, BUMP will catch the eye of the tens of thousands of people who live in, work or visit the Beltline each and every day. The BUMP Festival is a free event and family friendly to help build connections and strengthen our community.

The BUMP Communications and Design Coordinator will manage and create content for BUMP’s media platforms including web, social media and print. The successful applicant will have strong creative and graphic design skills for producing BUMP posters, print materials, and graphics for digital platforms. In addition to content creation, the position will entail managing content publishing, advertising and updates on all BUMP web and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) platforms. This will also include coordinating with BUMP photographers to share their photographs during the BUMP Festival and mural creation. Please include samples of your design work with your submission.

Outcomes for the youth will be gaining valuable experience in creating communications campaigns for arts, cultural, and community events programming.

BUMP MURAL COORDINATORS

Number of Positions: 2
Period: 16 weeks (May 13 – Aug 31, 2019)
Pay: $20/hour
Hours Per Week: 40

Description
The BUMP Mural Coordinators will liaise with mural artists and building/wall owners to coordinate logistics and ensure successful execution of mural painting. Duties include working with artists, building owners, lift rental providers to establish mural design concept sign off and manage logistics at the mural site to enable the artists to paint their murals. Strong communication skills, knowledge of mural painting processes, attention to detail and a keen interest in promoting visual arts are major assets to this role.

Outcomes for youth will be increased experience and awareness to working in visual arts creation, building relationships with community stakeholders, and practical experience working as part of a team in building community and cultural experiences.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATORS

Number of Positions: 2
Period: 14 weeks (May 27 – Aug 31, 2019)
Pay: $15/hour
Hours Per Week: 37.5

Description
The BNA is a grassroots organization founded by engaged residents with a history of service in their communities who wanted to build an accessible and diverse association open to all residents to get involved in making the Beltline an even better place.

With nearly 25,000 people living in the Beltline the BNA has had limited means to connect with the many members of underrepresented communities that live here including but not limited to seniors, indigenous youth, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and new Canadians. The BNA strives to connect with more and more residents to work together to make the our neighbourhoods more inclusive. In an effort to connect and involve more members of our neighbourhoods, the Community Outreach Coordinator will help to grow the BNA’s membership and contact lists within our neighbourhoods by various means including door knocking, canvassing, street activations, activations at BNA events, including but not limited to Neighbour Day and the BUMP Festival.

Candidates will be creative, energetic and outgoing with strong communications skills and a passion for community building.

Activities

  • Assist Director of Social Affairs with door knocking strategy to survey residents of the Beltline
  • Host coffee tables with local business partners in the Beltline for drop-in community sessions
  • Coordinate open houses at community hub including tours, entertainment and presentations
  • Collect responses and interpret data for sound recommendations on BNA engagement strategy
  • Help Community Engagement team coordinate pre- and post-event communications, including invitations, confirmations, and thank you notes
  • Represent the BNA at community events and meetings
  • Take on ad-hoc projects on an as-needed basis

Qualifications

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Outgoing with exceptional people skills and high level of empathy
  • Well-rounded and able to talk about a wide range of topics with ease
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Able to work 1 nights per week as needed (events)
  • Ability to use Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, etc.)

WHO CAN APPLY

To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment (international students are not eligible); and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter with the position(s) you are interested in no later than Friday, May 3, 2019 to info@beltlineyyc.ca.

Please PDF your resume and cover letter together as a single document, if possible.