PAF‐FAS Arts Organization
PAF Summer Student Job Opportunity 2019
Communications and Graphic Design position ‐adapt information into
structures and images PAF is looking for an enthusiastic person in post‐secondary education to work with PAF artists on communications structures and event design this summer. PAF is an Arts Organization in a rural setting, 15 minutes north of Wakefield QC, 45 minutes north of Gatineau. Around 20 local artists use studio space in a repurposed school building in Farrellton. The building and organization also hosts art events and has space available for short term rental. We are hiring starting
Monday June 3rd for 8 weeks, with a 30 hour week and a salary of $12.50.
PAF , Place des artistes de Farrellton‐ Farrellton Atists’ Space coopérative de
solidarité is a non‐profit cooperative arts organization dedicated to the
production and development of Arts and Culture in the Outaouais and beyond. It supports this vision by offering affordable studio space and resources to professional artists, primarily in the visual arts. PAF has a second component, offering ongoing residencies, exhibitions, symposiums, presentations and workshops in the form of programming.
The employee will have a mentor and a team from PAF to support stepping
through the tasks and receiving training where necessary. The organization works with a board, a program director and sub committees.
The employee will have job descriptions like creating contact lists in Excel and in email. Designing and creating a mailchimp newsletter with a sign up option for the website to build our database, implementing changes to administrative structures, creating poster design for various project in our programming for the fall. Creating an online calendar and bookings layout for renting spaces at PAF.
A knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop and / or Indesign, use of social media, Mailchimp is preferable, a positive attitude towards learning new software required.
Education area in line with the job is a post‐secondary schooling in commerce, graphic design, communications, marketing. Having an interest in contemporary arts, communities, museology and cultural events is an asset.
A necessary personal skill for the participant is to be able to work in an environment that involves a group of artists, its network and the public. There is never one way to look at things. The participant is encouraged to discuss with people in his/her mentor circle what (PAS’s) identity can look like. The participant is encouraged to develop his/her own voice and visuals within spoken language, email writing, text writing, illustrations or photography, graphic design.
The participant will have support and learn how to build a resume or portfolio of work experience in administration, and of graphic design work. Mentoring will provide guidance in how a public profile is created and maintained. Software training will be given as is needed to relate story and arts social media and press, PAF’s identity through posters. how the public creates an image of an organization and or individual.
Responsibilities include an individual work attitude, following through on tasks, internal communications, leading external conversations for co‐op and data base inquiries. Having social skills to relate with a diversity in people at arts and organization level.
PAF is an Anglophone arts organization in a Bilingual environment. English in conversation and writing required, French in conversation and writing an asset.
Transportation, phone, laptop are recommended.
Send in responses before Friday May 24 2019
Cover letter and resume to: info@paf‐fas.org
Information: Iris Kiewiet 819 459 1131