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Operations and Administration Assistant, 1 position available

Hourly Wage: $25 Number of Weeks: 8 Hours per Week: 35 hours TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of b current Executive Director, Kira Allen, the Operations & Administration Assistant will improve and maintain administrative workflow and prepare templates, materials, and reports. In addition, they will be responsible for creating and revising systems and procedures and implementing changes. They will also develop and maintain systems for organizing files and tracking projects, tasks, and activities. Furthermore, the Operation & Administration assistant will Provide ad hoc administrative support to the Executive Director as required, coordinating calendars and monitoring emails, pro-actively bringing forward issues or items that need attention. The assistant will also provide assistance with scheduling rehearsals, event organization, and communications with artists. Lastly, the Operations & Administration Assistant will provide facility support for the current studio space, arrange bookings, and communicate with and liaise with people renting the studio. SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND VALUES -Strong communicator (written and verbal) in English -Understanding of marketing, social media, communications, and branding to ensure internal and external communications are clear and relevant and useful -Self-motivated and able to take initiative as well as able to work collaboratively -Strategic thinker able to see the big picture but also detail-oriented -Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and conflicting deadlines -Values diversity and willing to continually work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for the organization both internally (staff, board) and externally (amongst members, at organizational events) -Demonstrates a passion for the arts ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: -Registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution (part-time or full-time enrollment in college, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programs). -Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. -International students are not eligible. -Undertaking a placement that is recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution. The placement can be required or optional, for credit or not for credit

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Production Assistant, 1 position available

Hourly Wage: $25 Number of Weeks: 8 Hours per Week: 35 hours TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of current Artistic Director Marcel Stewart, the Production Assistant will assist with project management, artist communications, marketing asset management, technical and production communication, outreach, some archival work, and gathering artist and arts programming participant access needs. The production assistant will also work with youth through our Reclaiming Black Canadian History summer program and assemble statistics and materials for program reporting. Lastly, the Production Assistant will be required to support organizational events. IDEAL CANDIDATES: -Have an interest in live performance and arts programming for youth -Demonstrates a passion for the arts -Demonstrates excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills -Are self-motivated and have the ability to work independently to complete projects and tasks -Are familiar with online tools including Google Drive, Gmail, Monday.com, and Slack QUALIFICATIONS: -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Strong interpersonal skills -Great organizational skills -Committment to equity, diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES: -Understanding of marketing, social media, communications, and branding to ensure internal and external communications are clear and relevant and useful -Self-motivated and able to take initiative as well as able to work collaboratively -Strategic thinker able to see the big picture -Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and conflicting deadlines -Values diversity and willing to continually work to create an equitable and inclusive environment for the organization both internally (staff, board) and externally (amongst members, at organizational events) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: -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; and, -Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada following relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. -International students are not eligible. -Be registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution (part-time or full-time enrollment in college, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programs). -Be undertaking a placement that's recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution. The placement can be required or optional, for credit or not for credit.

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Board Members, multiple positions available

Objective: Overall governance of a theatre company whose mission is to create decolonized theatre spaces to develop and promote black, brown, and intersectional creatives. Length of Involvement: 24 months Qualifications: -Appreciation of the arts and live performance -Availability, time, and capacity to attend board meetings and engage in strategic planning -Strong communication and collaborative skills -Able to participate in a minimum of 2 b current events (shows, workshops, gatherings) a year Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per month. Board meetings are 8 pm via Zoom on the last thursday of each month. It’s an exciting time to join the b current board! We have secured capacity-building funding to develop a 3-year strategic plan, create a theory of change, review and update all our policies, and enhance our onboarding processes for staff and the board. b current is committed to creating, nurturing, and presenting new works by black, brown, and intersectional artists. Over the past three decades, we have created space for decolonized theatre and prioritized the safety and creativity of the artists we work with. We develop new works rooted in black, brown, and intersectional artists' cultural, social, and political experiences. We do this through dramaturgy & workshop sessions, public readings, productions, workshop performances, and in-depth training programs for emerging creators. We produce daring and groundbreaking theatre creations, and since inception, we’ve mounted over a dozen main-stage plays and over 100 other public performances. b current is committed to providing guidance and assistance to new members, ensuring a smooth transition into their board member role. It's important to note that participation on the Board is voluntary, and there is no financial compensation for their service. 1. General Purpose – The mandate of b current’s Board of Directors (BOD) is to provide oversight to ensure the company complies with all applicable charitable activity regulations. This includes fiscal responsibility, human resources and mission impact. 2. Composition and Appointments – The b current Board of Directors (BOD) consists of: a) The Chair of the Board b) A Vice-Chair c) A Treasurer d) A Secretary e) Additional Board Members 3. Essential Duties and Responsibilities – As outlined below, each volunteer board member takes on a leadership role. As a leader, you will be requested to ensure the success of your area in accordance with overall organizational goals related to: a)Fundraising and network-building b) Risk Management c) Staff Performance d) Compliance with CRA regulations 4. Meetings – Meetings are every month and take place remotely via Zoom. Absence at more than 4 successive board meetings will lead to re-evaluating the member’s position. 5. Leader Role Descriptions 1. Chair -Runs meetings -Oversees each Leader area -Participates in stewardship and fundraising activities -Develop agendas in collaboration with staff and other board members 2. Vice Chair -Works closely with b current staff on identifying needs of the organization that can be supported by the Board of Directors -Supports sub-committees of the Board with logistics and documents -Fills in for the Chair where the Chair is unable to attend. 3. Treasurer -Works with staff to ensure books comply with internal policies, external regulations, and best practices -Facilitates BOD conversations about the financial health of the organization -Conducts regular forecasting exercises with staff and Board. 4. Secretary -Record minutes of meetings -Distribute minutes of meetings -Responsible for arranging an alternate notetaker if unable to attend board meeting(a) -Maintains organization of board files and documentation 5. All Members -Participate in network-building, stewardship and fundraising -Promote programs and performances to your network -Attend performances -Review all board materials in advance of meetings

Interested, but unsure if you’re ready to serve on a board?  This article by Evenings + Weekends Consulting is a great resource!

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