Thursday, April 13, 2017

We Are Hiring for 2017

It's that time! We are hiring. DEADLINE for applications is April 21, 2017.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 24, 2017 by 5 pm
Be an Art Biker this summer!

We are looking to fill one position on the team. We hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply and self-identify.

Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with materials and supplies, the Art Bikers travel throughout the HRM engaging children, youth, and neighbourhood residents in free, fun public art activities.
You are highly creative and physically fit, with solid urban bicycling experience. You have strong visual arts and/or crafts skills; excel at working as part of a team; and are available to work irregular hours including weekends and early evenings for the entire season May to end of August.
Strong legs, an open personality, playful spirit, and abundant energy are essential. Experience working with children or camp counsellor experience considered an asset. You own an urban road bicycle in good working condition and are prepared to ride & work outdoors in all types of weather.
DEADLINE for applications is April 21, 2017 extended to April 24th by 5 pm. Late applications will not be considered. 

For the 2017 season, Wonder’nearth Art Society http://www.wonderneath.com/   will partner with 4Cs Foundation by providing the coordination and studio location for the Art Bikers program. 

FULL Description and Qualifications for Art Biker position
Start Date: May 15, 2017
Last Day: August 26, 2017
35 hours per week at $15.00 per hour, plus $100.00 Bike fee at end of contract.
This is NOT a 9 to 5 Monday to Friday job. You must be available to work weekends, evening hours, early mornings, as well as daytime hours. Your work schedule will change on a week-to-week basis. You can count on working at least one day per weekend. We do try to schedule two days off together each week but these can vary to be at any point in the week depending on the program delivery. You must be available for the entire season - May 15 to August 26, 2017.
Art Biker Qualifications
You are energetic, fun, and creative. You like to meet people, work with children, and be outdoors. You are physically fit. You are committed to teamwork.
Required:
  • Experience working with children/youth in workshop, classroom, camp, or community-based settings.
  • Visual art-making and/or craft skills. Additional arts skills (theatre, music, etc.) considered an asset. 
  • Physically fit – able to ride at least 25 km pulling a loaded, heavy trailer and be able to work outdoors in all weather for long periods of the day - also bending, lifting, and sitting on the ground comfortably.
  • Extensive urban biking experience and a high level of comfort biking in traffic.
  • Own and ride a hybrid bicycle that is in excellent working condition.
  • Be comfortable leaving your attachment to your personal art practice and your personal identity as an artist behind in order to facilitate others engagement with art making at a community level.
  • Be committed to work variable hours. (This is NOT a 9 to 5 Monday to Friday job. You must be available to work weekends and evening hours as well as daytime hours. Your work schedule will change on a week-to-week basis.)
  • Work for the duration of the contract from May 15 to August 26, inclusive.
  • Be adaptable, outgoing, quick thinking, and possess excellent judgment.
  • Able to safely use basic tools like saws, hammers, electric drills, etc.
  • A playful spirit and a good sense of humour. 
  •  Want to learn more about community-based arts and community arts.


Assets: 
  • Knowledge or experience in arts-based community development, community development or Adult Education Principles. 
  • Experience working openly and honestly as part of a close-knit team.
  • Interdisciplinary art experience.
  • A second language other than English.
  • Cross-cultural experience.
  • Knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair.


How to Apply: 
Please send a cover letter telling us how your personal qualities, experience and education matches what we are looking for, and your current resume. Include any related volunteer experience you may have. We do not need a curriculum vitae, however if you have a website of your artwork, please include the link. Please include three references and their contact information.
Apply by email to artbikers@gmail.com
Subject line: Your Name and Art Biker Application.
Label attachments with your name.
No phone calls please. If you have questions, send us an email to artbikers@gmail.com
Email your cover letter and resume by April 21, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Farewell for another year

Art Bikers are done for the season. We had such a great summer! There were so many amazing community members we had the pleasure to work with and the projects that we created with them continued to surprise and inspire us all summer long. So many talented creative people! We will seriously miss you. Thank you so much! (this picture is from our last day working with Hope Blooms just one of the amazing groups we worked with this summer) 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hope Blooms

The Art Bikers spent yesterday evening with Hope Blooms creating a wooden assemblage of their new logo to go up on the fence. The Garden is looking more beautiful everyday!

IMWAH Pizza Party

We had a great time at the IMWAH pizza party at the Dartmouth Commons. Such a beautiful place and he participants were so creative making wooden spoon puppets. They even put on a little play for us.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bayers Westwood Arcade Games

Art Bikers had a great time in Bayers Westwood building games for the community party on the weekend at St. Andrews. Thanks so much. What a great way to end our week!
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Coming back to Fairview!

Art Bikers are very excited to announce that we will be coming back to The Green in Fairview next week! You guys are just so great we really want to come back. We will be there Tuesday 16th for a short brainstorm day 12-2. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12-4. See you guys next week!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Arcade building at Bayers Westwood

Had a wonderful day in Bayers Westwood making arcade games. The kids are so creative and amazed us with the contraptions they created. Excited to see their projects expand in the next few days.


Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info