Employment Opportunity:

Administrative Assistant for Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival

Organization: Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival

Application deadline and position dates:

Contract position, 9 Weeks (30 hrs/week), $10/hour

Start date: July 3rd

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant. This is a contract position paying $10.00 an hour working 30 hours a week providing administrative support for the festival and assisting with the upcoming M:ST 3.5 programming.


The primary objective of the M:ST Society is the programming and organization of the biennial M:ST Performative Art Festival. The purpose of the festival is to present original, diverse, entertaining, and thought-provoking performative works. The festival recognizes the exceptional quality of performative art in the Southern Alberta region and fosters the growth of performance-related discourses in Southern Alberta through workshops, panel discussions, and the presentation of the works of local, national, and international artists. Following 2005�s M:ST 3 Festival, the Society will be presenting several interim projects and events throughout 2006. The events programmed as part of M:ST�s activities are offered free to the public and serve to enrich the cultural environments of the communities of Calgary, Lethbridge and Banff. M:ST is supported through the collaborative efforts of nine Southern Alberta regional arts organizations, representing an important initiative amongst these organizations to share experience, vision, resources, and audiences to promote contemporary performative art in Southern Alberta.


Working closely with the M:ST Board of Directors, the Administrative Assistant will be involved with administrative and programming aspects of the M:ST 3.5 events. The duties and tasks of the Administrative Assistant will include:

Office and clerical duties

Arranging promotional material and writing press releases

Assisting with grant writing and research

Public relations and media development

Coordinating volunteers

Web design and maintenance


The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in visual and media arts, excellent writing skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of contemporary performative practices. The preferred candidate will also have working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems, Filemaker Pro and database experience, and DotMac Account familiarity. Excellent organizational and communication skills as well as knowledge of the local arts community are essential. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for an emerging artist/cultural worker to gain experience with a variety of arts administration tasks, while building an in-depth understanding of the various models of contemporary art programming in Southern Alberta.


Application Process:

Please submit a Curriculum Vitae/resume, a detailed cover letter (up to 2 pages), and three references by June 9th, 2006 to the M:ST Hiring Committee, Mountain Standard Time, 516 D 9th Ave. SW., Calgary AB, T2P 1L4. Late applications will not be accepted. M:ST thanks all applicants in advance for their interest. M:ST is an equal opportunity employer.


 For more information call (403) 263-5001, or email: [email protected].