M:ST News

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant, apply by June 27th, 2016!

PAID INTERNSHIP: Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs Employment Position – Must be a returning student)

Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2015 @ 5 PM

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national and international artistic communities. M:ST programming is a significant incubator for new, emerging, and experimental practices in contemporary art. By providing professional opportunities for artists to exhibit and perform their work, M:ST ensures the sustained health and growth of this field as well as the artists and practices within it.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant will assist the Administrative Director in the following capacities:

  • Digitizing and sorting documents related to the operations of the festival
  • Updating content on our website, social media and related online presence of the festival
  • Conduct an in-depth evaluation of our festival’s previous engagement strategies and prepare a summary report.
  • Research engagement practices and membership policies of other artist-run centres and festivals, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Under the guidance of the Administrative Director develop suggested policies based on aforementioned research.
  • Assist with the dissemination of M:ST 8 Festival promotions material.

This role provides vital non-profit administration and events planning experience to students. Students looking to work within the arts community after graduation will gain invaluable on-the-job education through exposure to the artists, art work, and member organizations making up the structure of M:ST, as well as to the procedures and protocol used in the administration of a festival and non-profit arts organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a minimum of two years in a Bachelors’ Degree program in the Visual Arts, Arts Administration or Library Sciences, with a strong understanding of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture. You must be comfortable and confident working with artists and the public, and have a keen interest in bringing art to the people through arts education. You will exhibit excellent writing and speaking skills, research and organizational skills, the ability to work individually or as part of a team, a working knowledge of the Internet and electronic distribution networks, and basic knowledge of PC and Macintosh software.  Technical skills and experience in video and image editing an asset. Applicant must be returning to their studies in the fall semester of 2016.

The full-time position is for approx. 35 hours per week for 8 weeks commencing July 4, 2016. The rate of pay is $16 per hour. Applications must arrive by the application deadline. This position is subject to the availability of funding and only successful applicants will be notified. M:ST is an equal opportunity employer.

Send application Cover Letter and Resume to: info@mstfestival.org

Download the PDF here: MST.csj.adminassistant.

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M:ST is Hiring!

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Job Call for Recent Graduates (2016)

POSITION: Festival Assistant Internship

CONTRACT: May 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016

DEADLINE: Midnight, April 15, 2016
Please submit your application, including CV, cover letter and contacts for two references as a single PDF to info@mstfestival.org

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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ARIIVA (A Really Interesting Internship in Visual Arts) is a program launched by the Rozsa Foundation in January 2014. The purpose of the program is to provide employment opportunities for recent visual arts graduates in their selected field and to advance their critical acumen through the programming component of the internship. Additionally, we hope that this program will assist art galleries or collectives in addressing staffing challenges, particularly in the area of programming and will be an opportunity to help build internal capacity. Note: this is in an artist development program and not arts management training.

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) is currently seeking a Festival Assistant. This is a contract position paying $16.00/hour working 30 hours per week, to prepare for the upcoming M:ST 8 Festival.

This position represents an excellent opportunity for an emerging artist or arts administrator to build knowledge of the local, national and international art communities, while developing administrative, programming, and organizational experience.

M:ST FESTIVAL ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Festival Assistant will assist the Artistic and Administrative Directors in the coordination of programming-related tasks for the M:ST 8 festival, including grant writing assistance; researching venues; arranging artist travel, accommodation and hospitality; liaising with artists, Board of Directors and member organizations; volunteer coordination for events; researching technical requirements and support.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
The candidate must be a fine arts graduate (graduating in 2016) from an accredited institution. Ideal candidates will also have a background and interest in visual and media arts, excellent writing skills, strong organizational and communication skills, knowledge of the local arts community, as well as knowledge of contemporary performative practices. Experience with web based design and experience in event planning are assets.

INQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO: info@mstfestival.org or (403) 837-6678.

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M:ST FESTIVAL MANDATE + ORGANIZATION

M:ST (Mountain Standard Time) is a biennial Southern Alberta performative art festival that brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists from all experience levels, backgrounds and performative disciplines. M:ST strives to program diverse, entertaining and thought provoking performative works. The term “performative” is used to describe practices that originate from a visual or media arts discourse and involve the presence of the artist. These often incorporate sound, video, film, spoken word, or live web streaming. The festival fosters discourse crucial for the growth and progression of the performative arts and an important inter-regional and international dialogue through panel discussions, workshops and dissemination activities. The festival recognizes the exceptional quality of performative art in this region while also promoting Southern Alberta as an important international art region.

The M:ST Festival is funded through the generous support of The Alberta Lottery Fund, The Calgary Foundation, The Calgary Region Arts Foundation, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and The Canada Council for the Arts.

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PAID INTERNSHIP: OUTREACH COORDINATOR

PAID INTERNSHIP: OUTREACH COORDINATOR (Government Employment Position – Returning Student) M:ST Festival

Deadline: MAY 22, 2015 @ 5 PM

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national and international artistic communities. M:ST programming is a significant incubator for new, emerging, and experimental practices in contemporary art. By providing professional opportunities for artists to exhibit and perform their work, M:ST ensures the sustained health and growth of this field as well as the artists and practices within it.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Outreach Coordinator will assist the Artistic Director in coordinating communication and outreach procedures of the Festival. This position will require a review of past strategies of the festival, and close communication with member organizations, presenting artists, and volunteers to ensure effective promotion and dissemination of the festival activities.

This role provides vital non-profit administration and events planning experience to students. Students looking to work within the art community after graduation will gain invaluable on-the-job education through exposure to the artists, art work, and eleven member organizations making up the structure of M:ST, as well as to the procedures and protocol used in the administration of a festival and non-profit arts organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a minimum of two years in a Bachelors’ Degree program or equivalent in the Visual Arts, Arts Administration or Library Sciences, with a strong understanding of contemporary art, art history, and artist-run culture. You must be comfortable and confident working with artists and the public, and have a keen interest in bringing art to the people through arts education. You will exhibit excellent writing and speaking skills, research and organizational skills, the ability to work individually or as part of a team, a working knowledge of the Internet and electronic distribution networks, and basic knowledge of PC and Macintosh software. Technical skills and experience in video and image editing an asset. The successful candidate should be flexible in their schedule as the position will require some evening and weekend hours.

The full-time position is for approx. 35 hours per week for 13 weeks commencing June 1, 2014. The rate of pay is $18 per hour. Applications must arrive by the application deadline. This position is subject to the availability of funding and only successful applicants will be notified. M:ST is an equal opportunity employer.

Send application Cover Letter and Resume to: director@mstfestival.org

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MST AGM

Notice of M:ST 2014 AGM
Sunday December 14, 6PM at Old Y Centre for Community Associations, 223 12 Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta

Please join us for the 2014 M:ST Festival Society Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to all current M:ST members, as well as those interested in becoming a member or wanting to learn more about the Festival. Refreshments will be served. We will report to our members on the activities of the past year and our objectives for the coming year. We will also be taking nominations from our members for the election of Board Directors. In order to vote, or nominate members at the AGM you will need to hold a current M:ST Membership prior to the AGM.

M:ST 2014 AGM Agenda
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of minutes from 2013 AGM
3. President´s report
4. Treasurer’s report
5. Staff Report
6. Nominations and Elections
7. New Business
8. Adjourn

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I will not make any more boring art.

I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art
John Baldessari(American, born 1931)1971. Lithograph, composition: 22 3/8 x 29 9/16" (56.8 x 75.1 cm); sheet: 22 7/16 x 30 1/16" (57 x 76.4 cm)

Thinking of the Cedar Tavern Singers.
Who said it before Ian Baxter&? I guess it was this John Baldessari.

I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art by: John Baldessari
(American, born 1931) 1971. Lithograph, composition: 22 3/8 x 29 9/16″ (56.8 x 75.1 cm); sheet: 22 7/16 x 30 1/16″ (57 x 76.4 cm)

Thinking of the Cedar Tavern Singers.

Who said it before Ian Baxter&? I guess it was this John Baldessari.

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