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Job Title: Project Manager

Organization: St. Michael’s Printshop

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador (on site)

 

Wage: salaried at $28,000 plus benefits

Hours: 30 hours per week  

Position Time Frame: 10 months

Applications open: Friday July 28th, 2023

Applications close: Monday August 14th, 2023

Anticipated start date: September 1st, 2023

St. Michael’s Printshop (SMP) exists to develop and grow printmaking as a participatory and accessible art form. SMP provides the facilities and opportunity for visual artists from across the province, Canada, and internationally, as well as for its local community, to learn and engage in the art of printmaking. One of the province’s few artist-run centres and the only artist-run printmaking studio, SMP promotes and continues to push the boundaries of printmaking as a contemporary art form. SMP provides space and specialized equipment for artists to work, educational opportunities through scholarships and workshops, and residencies through its visiting artist program.

St. Michael’s Printshop is looking to hire a Project Manager to lead the development and implementation of a staff professionalization and retention strategy and online administration infrastructure. The Project Manager will work alongside the Executive Director, staff, consultants and the board of directors to implement systems that streamline administration tasks and work towards organizational resilience. They will organize a professional development plan for both staff and board, while taking on and collaborating on administrative tasks. It is an asset, but not required, for the project manager to be familiar with print processes so that they can help with printshop specific tasks, and help run SMP’s printmaking programming. If the candidate does not have printmaking experience there would be an expectation of willingness to learn from print workshops offered through SMP (during work hours) to develop a basic understanding of printmaking techniques.
 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Familiarity with the arts sector in NL, and experience in arts administration/not-for-profit administration and operations

  • Familiar with fundraising campaigns and granting for not-for-profit organizations

  • Experience writing grants/organizational grants

  • Excels at organizing and planning

  • Experience with Google Drive

  • Understanding of financial management, project management and ability to multitask

  • Ability to foster a collaborative, diverse and professional work environment

  • The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience with arts administration and/or project management. If the candidate has a background in printmaking, this would be an asset but not necessary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with with HR and Digital Strategist consultants to develop a staff professionalization and retention strategy and online administration infrastructure

  • Implement systems for streamlining administration infrastructure developed by consultants and train staff on new infrastructure

  • Implement staff professionalization and retention plans developed by consultants

  • Organize professional development training for staff and board of directors

  • Reflect on governance strategies and collaborate on a strategy to engage our volunteer board in a more efficient and effective way

  • Grant writing and reporting in collaboration with staff 

  • Actively seek out and write grants to boost administration/staff capacities and support our operations budget

  • Assist in fundraising management

  • Bookkeeping and budgeting in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board Treasurer

  • Respond to emails and inquiries about SMP in a prompt manner 

  • Contribute to the maintenance of a sustainable workplace environment 

  • Produce a 2 year strategic/implementation plan for staff professionalization and retention at the conclusion of the contract

  • Help facilitate printshop programming 

 

Physical and Environmental Conditions

  • Extended periods of using a computer, sitting at a desk, and attending both online and in person meetings

  • The work environment occasionally presents exposure to inks and other chemical hazards. SMP will provide personal protective equipment and safety training

  • The shop consists of many different printmaking facilities and equipment that can be dangerous if not used properly. SMP will provide an orientation, and safety training

  • St Michael’s is located on the second floor of a heritage building without an elevator and bathrooms are on the main floor

  • This position is a Wednesday to Saturday work day position (30 hours a week), with occasional evenings and weekend events.

 

SMP welcomes applications from a diverse range of professionals from all backgrounds. SMP has an anti-harassment policy. We also have a code of conduct that is accessible on our website. While we are actively trying to do better, we acknowledge that our current space poses physical barriers to access.

 

Please send one PDF containing a CV and cover letter describing your interest in the position and St Michael’s Printshop to info@stmichaelsprintshop.com with the subject line Project Manager Application by 11:59 pm August 14th, 2023

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