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Milestone Murals for Canada150


The Aurora Cultural Centre requires a Community Arts Facilitator (“CAF”) to create, coordinate and produce four Milestone Murals as a collaborative community arts project. The goal of this highly creative and enthusiastic facilitator is to create four collaborative murals responding to Canada150 through public mural development workshops. The four murals will reflect the following themes: 1) Diversity and inclusion; 2) Truth and reconciliation; 3) Nature and the environment; and 4) Who we are today and dreams for a bright future. This part-time, fixed-term contract, funded through the Government of Canada’s Canada150 Granting Program, offers a motivated, community arts practitioner to be a visual arts catalyst. Able to work independently and as a team, the successful candidate will be reporting to and under the direction of the Program Services Coordinator.  The wage is $17.75/hour.

What are the responsibilities?

  • Outreach and promotion to the range of members that comprise the local community including French-speaking, children and youth, seniors, multicultural communities, diverse faith communities, newcomers to York Region and Canada and people living with disabilities;
  • Design, schedule and facilitate inclusive arts experiences for the public to share and create based on mural themes (some heavy lifting may be involved);
  • Design and facilitate a child-friendly (4 – 12yrs) Summer Arts inclusive weekly experience;
  • Using contributions, create/complete the murals including signage design and writing;
  • Research and install mural and signage pieces on designated spaces (Due to the historical façade of the Centre’s building, the murals would need to be affixed to fences or stand-alone);
  • Plan, promote and execute public community celebration and unveiling(s);
  • Complete final project report requirements.

What are the requirements?

Candidates for this position require:

  • Demonstrated experience facilitating community arts projects; community or personal mural/visual arts projects would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated practice in visual arts with special focus on mural production;
  • Research and/or experience in community building, activation and outreach;
  • Proven organizational skills, problem-solving and time-management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with, community organizations and members, public institutions, Aurora Cultural Centre students and artists;
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Familiarity with digital platforms related to workshop planning and marketing;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required;
  • Able to work from May 31 – December 22, 2017 (840 hours within this timeline);
  • Proficient verbal French language skills preferred;
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • In possession of current Emergency First Aid, CPR-C, AED training, and current Vulnerable Sector Screening or willing to obtain at their own expense prior to the start of the job;
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

What is the timeline?

The CAF position starts on Wednesday May 31, 2017 (preferred start date) and must be completed by December 22, 2017 (840 total working hours). The successful candidate needs to be flexible to complete duties with approximately 30 hours per Monday – Friday, and involves offsite, evenings and weekends. The successful candidate must also be available on the following dates during the day to facilitate project activities: June 4, June 10, June 24, July 1, August 19, and September 30.


How do I apply?

Please apply by Monday May 15, 4pm  with a resume, cover letter detailing your interest and experience plus three jpg images showcasing past mural or visual art projects.

In person: 22 Church Street, Aurora, ON  L4G 1G4. Please leave at the Main Floor Reception Desk

Email: stephanie@auroraculturalcentre.ca

As mirrored by the community we serve, the Aurora Cultural Centre advocates for, supports and encourages applications from a diverse workforce.

While we thank all those applying for this position, we will only contact those who are selected for an interview.                                              

For questions regarding this position, or any of its requirements, please contact stephanie@auroraculturalcentre.ca      No phone calls please.

What is the Canada150 Fund?

The Government of Canada created the Canada 150 Fund so that all Canadians can take part. The Fund is administrated by the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH). Funding was made available in the forms of grants or contributions for projects that support the objective to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Applicants to the fund were encouraged to design and propose projects that encourage active participation and bring Canadians together to mark and celebrate our diversity in inclusive ways and to help shape Canada for the future.