Job Opportunities

SAVAC is currently looking for board members – please see details below. To be notified of future opportunities, please subscribe to our quarterly newsletter.

Call for Board Members

SAVAC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is responsible for SAVAC’s management, budgeting, programming, staff, and the development of the group’s vision. Every year, the board is elected at the Annual General Meeting open to all SAVAC members.

Qualifications

No prior board experience necessary. Some volunteer experience with SAVAC is beneficial, but not required.

Benefits

  • Skill development, including group decision-making, organizational skills, staff supervision, nancial management
  • Networking and social opportunities with artists, curators, administrators and organizations working in the Canadian and international contemporary and experimental visual arts ecology
  • Improved employability as the result of experience of managing a non-profit organization

Tasks and Responsibilities

Board members are responsible for the operation of SAVAC in accordance with our constitution, mandate and established policies. In most cases, the board will be assisted in these responsibilities by staff.

Specific board duties include:

  1. Attending board meetings. Meetings are generally two hours in length, once per month. Additional time must be spent in preparation, including reading minutes or other documents, developing your documents, developing your thoughts, and completing tasks agreed to previously. Additional work may be assigned through smaller committees. Dinner is provided at meetings.
  2. Facilitation and recording. The jobs of recording (minute-taking) and facilitation (leading discussion) are rotated among board members in order to develop skills.
  3. Budgeting and finance. The board is responsible for financial planning. This includes ensuring that money is properly spent and that appropriate records are kept. The board works with the Bookkeeper and Executive Director to ensure scal responsibility.
  4. Planning and Evaluation. The board is responsible for visioning and setting the goals of SAVAC for the year and evaluating our success in reaching those objectives at end of the year.
  5. Projects and Programming. The board is responsible for attending and supporting projects and events. The planning and carrying out of these activities is done in conjunction with the Artistic Director.
  6. Board/Staff relations. As employers, the board is responsible for hiring and supervising staff, developing staff job descriptions, and evaluating staff.

Nomination Process

All interested candidates must complete the nomination form below. They must be nominated and seconded by members in good standing. Interested candidates must submit their completed nomination form by 14 February 2018.

Nomination Form

Elections will occur at the Annual General Meeting on 28 February 2018 at 6:00pm, at 401 Richmond St. (Suite 450) Toronto. Candidates must attend the AGM. Please be prepared to introduce yourself to the AGM attendees, and to describe the ways in which you would be a good candidate for the SAVAC Board. Please submit the nomination form to board@savac.net with the subject line: Board Member Application.

Deadline: 14 February 2018

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Internships

SAVAC offers for-credit internships for university and college students interested in curation, archival methods, public programming and arts administration. Our internship program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the operations of an artist-run centre and work with award-winning artists and curators in the contemporary art world. Browse our internships below.

Digital Archives Assistant

The SAVAC Archives serve as a repository for documentation about the organization’s programming history. Over the past year, we have worked on developing a digital home for our archives and collection. We are currently looking for an intern to assist with harmonizing SAVAC’s hard copy programming files and its online programming archive. The materials in our archives need to be both organized and made accessible to a larger audience.

Responsibilities

  • Write archival records for our hard-copy programming files
  • Assist in developing a comprehensive guide to our archival holdings
  • Digitize photographs, documents, sound, and moving images in the physical archives
  • Harmonize our digital and physical collections

Requirements

  • A qualification in or part way through a degree in a a relevant field such as library/information science or history.
  • Ability to work in a small, engaged workplace
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively without constant supervision
  • Must be comfortable with flexible work environment
  • Experience with WordPress an asset

To apply for the position of Digital Archives Assistant, submit your CV, a one-page cover letter and information about your educational institution.

Apply

Educational Programs Assistant

For the past three years, SAVAC has been working on a project called Not a Place on a Map: The Desh Pradesh Project to research and explore South Asian participation in arts and culture in Toronto. Desh Pardesh, the predecessor of SAVAC, was a groundbreaking multidisciplinary arts festival that took hold of the GTA from 1988-2001. We are currently looking for an intern to develop educational resources to accompany our recently-launched collection of oral histories.

Responsibilities

  • Develop two lesson plans geared toward high school students
  • Compile an undergraduate-level reading list to accompany the archive
  • Develop an infographic mapping out the organizers, participants and community members of Desh Pardesh

Requirements

  • A qualification in or part way through a degree in a a relevant field such as art history or education.
  • Ability to work in a small, engaged workplace
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively without constant supervision
  • Must be comfortable with flexible work environment
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign an asset

To apply for the position of Educational Programs Assistant, submit your CV, a one-page cover letter and information about your educational institution.

Apply

 

Volunteer Program

SAVAC has been supported by dedicated volunteers for over 20 years. Our volunteer program gives community members the opportunity to participate in daily operations and activities, as well as special projects. Please send your completed application along with an updated CV to indu@savac.net. Given the volume of applications, we only contact successful candidates.

Volunteer Application Form

Suite 450
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Canada

1 (416) 542-1661
info@savac.net

T - R 10am - 4pm
Closed Dec 18 - Jan 2

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