2016 Job Postings

We are incredibly excited to be hiring three summer job positions and a one-year contract position. More information about each position, as well as a document detailing responsibilities and qualifications, can be found below.

Resume and cover letter for all four positions are due by Tuesday May 24th 2016 by 1:00pm.

Applications for the summer job positions (not one-year contract) must:

    1. be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
    2. have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
    3. be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
    4. be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Summer Student Position #1: Communications and Administration Assistant

This position will work with the Artistic Director, members of the Still Moon Board, and the summer team. It is designed to fulfill the administrative and outreach needs of the Society while catering to the goals of the summer student. Through this job, the student will be able to support and build a deeper understanding of the daily administrative and artistic tasks required to run a small non-profit community arts organization.

June 13th, 2016 – August 19th, 2016 (10 weeks. 35 hrs./week)

Click here for detailed job posting.

Summer Student Position #2: Still Creek Stories Project Editorial Assistant & Webmaster

The position will work with the Artistic Director, book publisher, Still Moon staff and Board, and other key stakeholders. It is designed for a student who has strong writing, editorial and computer skills and is interested in new media publishing and historical storytelling in an art book publication. The student will receive an editorial assistant credit for their successful work on the published book. Considerable creative latitude will be given to a highly motivated and skilled student interested in developing accessible and engaging web content.

June 13th, 2016 – August 19th, 2016 (10 weeks. 35 hrs./week)

Click here for detailed job posting.

Summer Student Position #3: Stewardship Coordinator & Special Projects Assistant

This position will work with the Artistic Director and the Still Moon summer team focused on the Renfrew Ravine. It is designed to support artistic or scientific endeavors of the student, with opportunity for the student to utilize their expertise and existing skillset. The summer student will be mentored by a variety of stakeholders with expertise in event planning, ecology, and art.

June 13th, 2016 – August 12th, 2016 (9 weeks. 35 hrs./week). Optional work period: June 27th, 2016 – August 26th, 2016

Click here for detailed job posting.

One-Year Contract Position: Youth Engagement Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the Youth Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating opportunities for youth aligned with the organization’s mission. This position provides an enthusiastic, self-driven individual an opportunity to work in a small community arts organization with a passionate team. Considerable creative latitude will be given to a highly motivated and skilled individual interested in building capacity for youth in the community.

June 13th, 2016 – June 13th, 2016 with possible extension (12 hrs/week)

Click here for detailed job posting.

[SMAS] May 2016

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[SMAS] April Newsletter

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Youth Stewardship Committee Tours Ravine

On April 27th, the Youth Stewardship Committee got to experience a tour of the Renfrew Ravine. For some of the youth, it was their first time exploring the ravine and all its various landmarks, while for others, there were still new things to see and stories to be heard.20160427_175300

As part of the committee’s work this year to encourage interest in the ravine among their fellow youth, this tour allowed them to learn more about the history of the ravine and why we do all that we do to steward the space. From learning about the old cars that have been pulled out from the ravine not too long ago, figuring out how many people it takes to wrap around the old red cedar stump, and learning about the invasive Japanese Knotweed, the youth were captivated and full of questions. Stay tuned for future activities by the Youth Stewardship Committee!

 

[SMAS] March Newsletter

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Honey, We’re Home: Annual General Meeting and Housewarming Party

You’ll ‘hive a great time .. We’re not ‘pollen your leg!

Join us for our celebrations as we move back into our office space at VIVO and mark another buzz-worthy year of programs and events at Still Moon Arts! This year’s AGM features Brian Campbell, Founder of Blessed Bee Apiaries and the Bee School!

And don’t miss out on:
– honey tasting
– DIY beehives
– silent auction
– Love Poems for the Bees

Appetizers and light refreshments provided! (gluten free options available)

Tickets: $10 to $25 sliding scale at the door (membership included)

Doors open at 6:30 PM
AGM: 7:00-7:30 PM
Celebrations: 7:30-9:30 PM

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Spring Break programs!

We kept ourselves busy during the two week break and offered two sets of programs for youth. In the first week, youth in Renfrew Collingwood and youth and families from the Collingwood Aboriginal Youth C.R.E.W came together for a special two-day workshop on indigenous arts. Cedar weaver Contessa Brown taught the group how to weave rope-twist bracelets and cedar roses out of red and yellow cedar and shared the history and traditional uses of cedar. The group also learned how to create intricate beaded-earrings with Crystal Kacheech.

 

As the first week wrapped up, youthimagejpeg_2
got a chance to get a couple feet off the ground with our Intro to Stilt Walking Workshops. Professional dancer and acrobatic stilt-walker, Isabelle Kirouac taught the beginner level stilters the basics of movement on stilts – a truly impressive sight! And none of this would have been possible without the support of our funders at the BC Arts Council who make our 2015/16 Youth Engagement Program possible.

For more photos of the Intro to Stilt Walking Workshops, check out our gallery here.

[SMAS] February Newsletter

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Youth Committee Gathers

On Friday March 4th, the Youth Committee met to plan out the year’s activities. The committee first formed as a small group of 5 Windermere students back in 2011. Since then, there has been so much interest for the committee that sub-committees have formed. There is now the youth-version of the Art 11960518_10153850696950943_1891828285_oCommittee, Communications Committee, and Stewardship Committee – all which partner in association with the Still Moon Arts Society’s Board of Director committees. While some might have shied away from a new structure, the youth took it in stride and came up with some fantastic ideas for the coming year. The Art Committee is looking at creating interactive art at the Moon Festival, and using the months ahead to prep materials. The Stewardship Committee is organizing monthly activities in the Ravine. The Communications Committee is looking at media strategies and creating some Still Moon Arts Society-branded products.

It’s going to be such an exciting year with new ventures and a truly inspiring group of youth.

Spring Break Stilt Walking Workshops

Learn How walk on Stilts!

Beginner Level: March 19 and 20th from 1-5pm

Want to gain skills go to the next level?
Intermediate Level: March 22- 24 from 5-8pm

Workshop fee: $85
Scholarships of $50 are available for youth through our Youth Engagement Program funded by BC Arts Council.

Join us on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm at Slocan Hall for the Studio Show for family and friends

Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac
Isabelle is a professional dancer, acrobatic stilt-walker and educator. She has been teaching to professional artists and community members of all ages all over Canada, the US, Colombia, Spain, Greece, Israël, Palestine and Senegal. Isabelle has been a core member of the Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater (San Francisco), a company best-known for its acrobatic stilts dramas, and danced in the work of Theater Junction (Calgary), Body Research (San Francisco), and many others. She is currently working on the creation of a new full lenght acrobatic stilt and dance duet called Habitats, in collaboration with Nayana Fielkov, to be performed across BC schools and communities in 2017. Isabelle has been working an acrobatic stilt teacher and choreographer with Still Moon Arts Society for the last 6 years.

To register, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10NuvuruGCqZ2vffxTCVkBft2vMTNPH3iaIWJW-yxxKo/viewform?uiv=0&edit_requested=true

For more information, contact:
Isabelle Kirouac – isabellekirouac@gmail.com

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