Thursday, March 17, 2011

Art Biker: Best Summer Job Opportunity

Working as part of a team under the supervision of the Coordinator and under the direction of the 4Cs Foundation Executive Director, you will be traveling by bicycle pulling a trailer full of art making materials to various neighbourhoods throughout HRM over the summer months. You are responsible for engaging with the public of all ages to encourage and facilitate their participation in free arts-based activities to meet the three goals outlined above.

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for full requirements, job description and application details. Please include a cover letter outlining how your expereince and education meets the requirements of the job.

Deadline for applications is April 25, 2011 by 5 pm.
Interviews will take place in person during the week of May 9 to 14th.
Apply by email to

No phone calls, please.
We thank everyone for their interest, but only those being interviewed will be contacted.

ART BIKERS is a community arts outreach program of the 4Cs Foundation with three goals:
•To provide spontaneous, fun, engaging opportunities for the general public of all ages to engage with young artists in free, art making activities;
•To make art an event that happens at a street and community level;
•To stimulate interest and participation in community arts in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Art Biker Essentials (Must Have):

•Own hybrid or mountain bicycle in excellent working condition
•Physically fit - you will be pulling a trailer that weighs 50+kilos.
•Urban biking experience and high level of comfort biking in traffic
•Experience working or volunteering at a grass roots community level in diverse settings
•Arts and/or performance skills- such as visual arts, dance, theatre (Skills in more than one art discipline would be highly valued.)
•Able to demonstrate art skills and foster creativity, learning and participation in others.
•Work and communicate at all times in a manner that reflects the values of inclusion, diversity, and equality across ages, abilities, gender, incomes, culture and race.
•Excellent judgment.

Required Skills:

•Outgoing, extroverted- very comfortable taking the initiative to start conversations with people of all ages.
•Quick thinking and highly adaptable in unpredictable situations
•Work well as part of a team
•Dependable : No other commitments or expectations of taking time off
•Available to work a schedule that will include days, evenings and weekends


•Community-based arts facilitation training or experience (Arts Engage Training Intensive or Creative Arts Facilitation for Transformational Learning, Jumblies Art4All Essentials, Community Arts Practise Certificate, York University, for example) or knowledge of Community development or Adult Education values and principles
•Experience working as part of a collaborative team
•Conflict resolution skills
•Bike repair and maintenance skills
•Experience with community gardens or urban farms
•Knowledge of Halifax communities
•A language in addition to English

Three references are required with your application. At least one of these must be able to speak directly to your experience working or volunteering in the community.

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