Job Openings


SAW is seeking dynamic, motivated and outgoing team players to join its staff. Incumbents must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, possess excellent interpersonal and time-management skills, as well as strong problem-solving abilities. Bilingualism in English and French is required.

︎ Events Coordinator
︎ Communications and Outreach Coordinator


Events Coordinator


Organization
SAW

Employment type

Part-time, permanent

Salary
$20 per hour

Language requirement
English and French

Closing date for applications
Sunday, August 7, 2022

Start date of position
August 22, 2022

Job profile
Reporting to the Director, the Events Coordinator manages Club SAW rental events and organizes logistics for SAW events. To ensure effective operations, the Events Coordinator must work in close collaboration with all SAW staff.

Key responsibilities
  • Onsite coordination of all Club SAW rentals including liaising with clients;
  • Respond to rental inquiries in a timely, effective and proactive manner;
  • Negotiate contracts, receive payments and perform administrative duties related to rental events;
  • Follow up with interested renters to book rentals;
  • Provide one-on-one coordination meetings with renters prior to their rental;
  • Work with the Bar Manager and the Technical Coordinator to ensure the venue is in good condition and stocked with necessary supplies;
  • Maintain records and files related to Club SAW;
  • Present updates on Club SAW rentals and operations during weekly staff meetings;
  • Promote Club SAW events that relate to SAW’s mandate on social media;
  • Maintain the online Club SAW events calendar on SAW's website;
  • Develop and implement strategies for Club SAW’s rental program;
  • Be present during Club SAW rental events where applicable in order to troubleshoot any arising issues;
  • Coordinate the logistics for all SAW events, such as exhibition openings and special events, and serve as staff lead during events;
  • Participate in all aspects of SAW events, from the planning stages to event set-up and strike-down;
  • Manage volunteers for all special events, ensuring they are briefed about their role and fulfill their duties;
  • Liaise with Arts Court management and facilities staff to coordinate pertinent requirements for all events;
  • Follow the guidelines and policies of the centre, the City of Ottawa and the AGCO when booking Club SAW;
  • Open and close SAW’s exhibition spaces and welcome visitors at the reception as needed according to a fixed schedule.

Shared responsibilities
Public relations, preparations for openings and special events, the distribution of didactic material (including mailouts), community outreach, archiving, general housekeeping and the development of short- and long-term plans and objectives for Club SAW

Qualifications
  • A minimum of one year of comparable or equivalent work experience;
  • Bilingualism in English and French is mandatory;
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly motivated to meet the needs of renters;
  • Enjoys dealing with the public;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently;
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and planning skills, and attention to details;
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Capacity to adapt and flexibility;
  • Prepared to problem-solve and work in close collaboration with management and staff;
  • Represent SAW as an ambassador and a point-of-contact for the venue during rentals and events;
  • Availability to work Saturdays, and occasional evenings as required by the events calendar;
  • Flexibility to work within an irregular schedule;
  • An understanding of artist-run centres and the arts is an asset;
  • A knowledge of local Ottawa-Gatineau community and non-profit organizations is an asset.

How to apply
Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position along with your résumé and 2-3 references to Rachel Weldon, Programmer, at rachel@saw-centre.com with “Events Coordinator” in the subject line by Sunday, August 7, 2022. While SAW appreciates all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAW is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities and diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

Communications and Outreach Coordinator


Organization
SAW

Employment type

Full-time, temporary

Salary
$18.50 per hour

Language requirement
English and French

Closing date for applications
Sunday, August 7, 2022

Start date of position
August 22, 2022

Job profile
Working with SAW’s Curator, Director and other staff, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator will assist with communications, outreach and project coordination for SAW’s 2022-2023 exhibition and educational programs.

Key responsibilities
  • Coordinate communications, outreach and engagement strategies for SAW’s 2022-2023 programs, including:
  • Develop communications campaigns;
  • Bring campaign results and recommendations to rest of SAW staff;
  • Write, create and edit content in both French and English;
  • Coordinate the translation and/or proofreading of content in English, French, Inuktitut, Anishinaabemowin and other languages;
  • Collect, edit and update website content related to SAW and partner programs;
  • Create and format newsletters;
  • Collect and organize information and assets from artists and speakers;
  • Engage with SAW’s online community on all social media platforms.
  • Assist with the coordination of Club SAW’s community events program;
  • Assist with other ongoing tasks as assigned.

Qualifications
  • College or university studies in communications, art history, curatorial studies, arts education, visual arts, museum studies, music, arts administration or a related field;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Strong interest in education and pedagogy;
  • Strong interest in community outreach and development;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Must be proficient in English and French.

Who can apply
This position is funded in part through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program, and all applicants must be registered in the YCW candidate pool and meet the current YCW-BCH eligibility criteria. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are unemployed or underemployed;
  • are a college or university graduate; and
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.

Details: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html

How to apply
Please send a cover letter, your résumé and 2-3 references to Rachel Weldon, Programmer, at rachel@saw-centre.com with “Communications and Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line by Sunday, August 7, 2022. While SAW appreciates all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAW is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities and diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

About SAW



Founded in Ottawa in 1973, SAW is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Today, with its strong focus on outreach and community development, SAW boasts an annual audience of over 30,000 people. The centre’s risk-taking exhibition program presents the work of many artists who are not often considered by other Canadian art institutions. An evolving space comprised of its exhibition galleries, the Nordic Lab, Club SAW and the SAW outdoor courtyard, the centre is an ideal venue for the presentation of performance, media art and new artistic practices. Located in Canada’s National Capital region, SAW actively participates in political discourse around cultural diversity, the rights of artists and freedom of expression. SAW acknowledges and upholds the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Every year, more than 1,000 artists and musicians perform at Club SAW at key moments of their careers. A flexible space accommodating an audience of 285, Club SAW is a defining feature of SAW and contributes significantly to the character of the centre as a whole. Equipped with a bar and a state-of-the-art sound system, it is used for screenings, concerts, artist talks, festival hubs, panel discussions, conferences, book launches, theatre plays, receptions and workshops. Recently renovated, the new Club SAW has doubled in size and features a bar with a focus on local products, a deployable pop-up gallery, a green room for performers, an accessible stage, all-gender washrooms and an outdoor courtyard completely renovated for the presentation of summer festivals and events.
SAW
67, rue Nicholas Street
Ottawa ON  K1N 7B9
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