The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation mandated to support Aboriginal language, arts and culture revitalization in British Columbia, and is based in Victoria, B.C. We are looking for an energetic, highly organized, creative and capable Arts Program Associate to join our team in supporting the effective administration and delivery of arts revitalization programs to First Nations communities in B.C.
FPCC’s Arts Program supports Aboriginal artists and arts organizations working in all artistic disciplines. Currently, we realize this commitment through the delivery of funding through the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards, and the provision of guidance and technical support to artists and arts groups. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s Arts Program also provides an extensive email communication hub for artists and arts organizations, as well as other strategic initiatives and opportunities that develop awareness and value for First Nations arts and culture.
Position: Arts Program Associate
The Arts Program Associate provides support to the Arts Program Manager for a range of Arts Program activities, including the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards program, outreach, and special projects. This may include a variety of administrative tasks such as providing support to the Arts Program Manager, maintaining files and schedules, responding to inquiries, summarizing documents, organizing events and meetings, responding to community and artists’ requests for information and support, and making sure program deadlines and deliverables are met.
We are looking for an organized, capable, positive and tactful individual with a solid foundation of administrative skills and a specific commitment to arts and culture administration. The ideal candidate has an understanding of a range of Aboriginal arts practices, and a desire to learn more through interacting with, and supporting, artists, arts organizations and First Nations communities.
Experience in an administrative role
Demonstrated solid organizational and communications skills Exceptional writing and research skills
Excellent telephone manner Experience in client service
Experience making presentations
Experience facilitating meetings and/or delivering workshops is an asset Experience working with grant programs would be an asset
Exceptional computer skills on Mac and PC, including database development and administration
Relevant post-secondary education is preferred
Demonstrated commitment to First Nations/Aboriginal arts and culture Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Positive attitude, flexible with great people skills, and a sense of humour Experience working with First Nations and Aboriginal communities in B.C.
The successful candidate will need to reside in the vicinity of Saanich/Victoria A valid drivers’ license and the ability to travel when necessary
This is a full-time position with a preferred start date in May 2017.
How to Apply:
Send a current resume or CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, by May 16, 2017 to: