Position and Submission Process
Cultivating Allyship Specialist
Hours: Part time - Full time – 25-35 hours/week
Compensation: Commensurate with experience ($30,000-34,000)
Application deadline: Friday, February 17th, 2023 at 4:00pm Anticipated start date: Monday, March 13th, 2023
The Cultivating Allyship Specialist is responsible for carrying out various programming and administrative tasks and reports to the Executive Director. Execution and evaluation of every facet of the Cultivating Allyship work fall under this position's purview. The position calls for a passionate, committed, and structured individual who can take initiative and further London Arts Council (LAC)’s mission of equity and accessibility, particularly in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization, diversity, and inclusion.
LAC’s Cultivating Allyship Specialist opportunity is for an individual with lived experience and deep connection to equity-deserving communities, who is reflective, highly empathetic, sensitive, and eager to learn from other equity deserving communities and individuals. Given the historical context of where we are situated, this person should be dedicated to on-going learning and unlearning of Indigenous histories, culture, and the effects of colonialism in Indigenous oppression, including the role of the residential schools. The person should be also openminded and willing to expand his/her/their lived experience and knowledge to achieve greater understanding about all equity deserving communities. This person should have willingness to step outside of his/her/their comfort zone in the pursuits of relationship building, taking down barriers, and meaningful actions. Other job requirements are as follows:
Post-secondary education in Indigenous Studies, Arts, Philosophy, Education, Arts Management, Equity Studies, Social Science, Human Resources, or related discipline.
Additional training or certifications in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are considered an asset.
Minimum 3 years of work experience in administration, program development and delivery.
Experience working or volunteering in arts and/or non-profit organizations is considered an asset.
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment
Good organizational and time management skills
Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Strong belief in importance of community building with a great deal of experience in community outreach
Programming/administrative responsibilities in Cultivating Allyship include:
Collaborating with team members to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies/tools/projects/programs that reduce barriers, promote equity and accessibility, as well as increasing participation of artists from equity-deserving communities
Supporting inclusion of equity-deserving communities for projects and/or programs that are supported by LAC
Conducting research and participating in professional development opportunities in relation to effectively supporting equity-deserving communities
Providing trainings for the LAC team and other arts organizations regarding Cultivating Allyship resources and practices
Cultivating Allyship with community partners and other organizations to support the work of Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression/decolonization/diversity/inclusion in the arts
Liaising with project partners and identifying/pursuing prospective community partnerships
Participating in committees and working groups, representing LAC in the Cultivating Allyship area
Organizing and facilitating Bizindaage Sharing Circles with equity deserving community members
Leading specific projects assigned by the Executive Director
Collaborating with LAC’s Communications and Marketing Team to create and update the content for LAC’s Cultivating Allyship webpage and indigenouslondonarts.ca website
Working with LAC’s Development Team to identify funding opportunities for projects/programs that support equity-deserving groups (e.g., to connect with career building opportunities, amplify their voices, and build greater visibility for their work)
Updating the Cultivating Allyship Framework, as needed
Regularly meeting with the Executive Director to plan, discuss, and seek approval for new initiatives and required adjustments
Developing and maintaining administrative processes (e.g., timelines/work-backs for programs and projects, program documentation, etc.)
Keeping an organized file system and saving all documents in the shared folder