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04/03/2019 - 16:28

La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is looking for an artist able to take up the challenge of developing and implementing financing and outreach strategies for the centre as well as look after the needs of the membership.

La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is a feminist artist-run centre whose mandate is to support under-represented projects and artists in dominant cultural institutions. La Centrale is currently undergoing a process of reflection with regards to its organizational structure. One of the first artist-run centres in Canada, La Centrale is a non-hierarchical organization in its operation. Members play a key role in decision-making and programming. Devoted to exhibition/circulation and creation, the centre offers a major place for experimentation.

Driven by a respect for the profound values that constitute feminisms, intersectionality and social justice, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is looking for an artist able to take up the challenge of developing and implementing financing and outreach strategies for the centre as well as look after the needs of the membership.

Working in consultation with the Board of Directors, staff and members, the Financing, Outreach and Membership Coordinator will be responsible for formulating and executing the financing strategy, ensuring the outreach and visibility of the gallery and of its members; developing membership and ensuring good communication between members and the centre; establishing partnerships in connection to the centre’s activities, and ensuring fairness in the committees for which she/he will be responsible as well as in all spheres relating to her/his position and to La Centrale.

Main Tasks:

Development of Financing (10 hours per week)
● Evaluate the capacities of existing financial resources for the centre in collaboration with the team and board, namely the treasurer
● Prepare and write sections concerning the overall and structural financing for the financial assistance requests required to accomplish the Center’s activities
● Keep list of granting agencies and donors up-to-date
● Maintain cordial relations and history of relationships with collaborating funders
● Maintain cordial relations and history of relationship with sponsors and donors in collaboration with team and Board
● Set funding goals
● Conceive and develop fund raising strategies, campaigns and events in collaboration with Financing Committee
● Coordinate and follow up with Financing Committee

Development of Audiences and Public Relations (6 hours per week)
● Conduct research for potential partners
● Boost the presence of the centre within the neighbourhood
● Develop outreach strategies
● Coordinate audience development and social-cultural activates in collaboration with Members' Committee

Membership (8 hours per week)
● Development of membership at La Centrale (recruitment, meeting, follow-ups, etc.)
● Prepare documents for new members’ files
● Ensure collection of membership dues, verify and keep list of members and volunteer hours up-to-date
● Offer training to members
● Coordinate and follow up with Members Committee
● Coordinate members’ programming and audience development

Communal Tasks (4 hours per week)
● Greet public, answer phone
● Assist in preparation for openings
● Assist in preparation of general meetings
● Participate in the drafting of the annual report
● Participate in weekly team meeting
● Participate in the development of major orientations and review of grant application files
● Evaluate the centre’s activities
● Participate in the maintenance of offices and common areas
● Any other related tasks

Professional Requirements and Specific Skills
● Diploma in management or equivalent experience
● Minimum of 2 years experience in fundraising, financing and partnership development
● Experience in strategic planning, including budget management
● Excellent communication and writing skills
● Knowledge of Montreal’s artistic and cultural milieu, the community sector, and NPOs
● Expertise of IT tools (Office Suite), and social media platforms, ease with a Mac environment
● Bilingualism: fluent in written and spoken French and English
● Established practice in an artistic discipline (visual arts or performance art an asset)
● Experience working in the cultural sector and in artist-run centres (an asset)

Skills and Personal Qualities
● Strong interests in feminisms, intersectionality and social justice
● Able to evolve in a non-hierarchical environment
● Excellent ability to integrate into a multicultural environment
● Recognized for her interpersonal skills
● Rigorous, autonomous and good team-worker
● Able to organize work and manage priorities
● Flexible and capable of working under pressure

Conditions of the Position:
● Start date: between May 28 and June 8, 2019
● Flexibility around occasionally working evenings and weekends
● Possibility of telecommuting
● Possibility of training

At La Centrale, we recognize the value of paid and unpaid work.

Number of hours and hourly rate: 28hrs/week - $17.34/hr  – permanent position

If you would like to be considered for employment equity, please indicate on the application form. Please note that we do not require candidates to disclose the reasons for this claim for employment equity.

Accessibility of the building:
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is currently located in a building that is not wheelchair accessible.

Deadline for application:
Please fill the application form and send your CV to before May 15, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be processed. We thank you for your application, but only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We invite you to contact La Centrale by email if you have any questions before sending your application: