Chester Art Centre ~Jumping into June, reserve a kit and see what’s new!


Art in the “Quarantimes” – May 29, 2020

 At Chester Art Centre, we want to continue to reassure you that we have been carefully following government rules and recommendations to manage the risks of COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure everyone at the centre is safe and healthy.

As the COVID-19 situation and restrictions may be changing rapidly, we will continue to be transparent with everyone about our next steps as information becomes available.

Watch our Channel: Fun news – we have launched the Chester Art Centre Youtube Channel! We’re posting how-to videos for some fun art-at-home lessons with Lisa Hrabowsky, and other instructions that can be used with our Grab & Go Art Kits to help you along! We also dipped into our archives and have released a wonderful short film called Grey Matter by Andrew McInnis that explores the work and experiences of several Chester and South Shore area artists. Subscribe to our channel and you’ll see videos as they are loaded.

Get your Kits: We’ve also launched our Series 2 Grab & Go Art Kits – get them while we have them! More are coming – but what we have right now are perfect for young people up to mature adults, to keep those synapsis snapping! Whip up a friendship bracelet to let a neighbour know you care; practice your stitching on a Handstitched Hound, make some fabric with the magic of water and wool with a Wet Felting kit or pull together a pin loom mat or pouch with our Mini-Loom kits! We have ready-to-paint primed Art Rocks and Story Rocks kits, or try your hand at Watercolour or Acrylic with squirts of paint, brushes and canvases – all in carry cases.

Reserve them here and we can deliver to your porch or plan pick-up from ours.  Also, If you or someone you know would really benefit from a kit  – and it’s a choice between that and necessities – let us know, as our wonderful donors are helping us support our community.


Busy Bees: Our Board members just can’t wait till our doors open again, too! Our rusted sculptures have been shined and re-rusted, and everyone’s been (safely) helping assemble kits. Our yard got a haircut, too…and we’re looking forward to helping our village of Chester feel as beautiful as it looks this Spring.


Plan to join us: We know that on June 5, some public health measures will be even more eased. We are in regular consultation with our local public health office and Dr. Strang’s team, and we are waiting for the full thumbs-up for our re-opening. We’ll send a note as soon as we know we can, and what that looks like. In the meantime, mark your calendars for a space-safe World Wide Knit (or any other Textile) in Public Day for June 13. Come by with a beverage and hang out on our Porch with our comfy red chairs, and listen to the birds, admire our plants and yard sculpture. Bring your guitar and play something for us!


Thanks to government supports, we are in a position to hire a summer student and plan to do so. If you or someone you know wants to join us for the summer, we are accepting applications until June 5, 2020. The best part is a ‘student’ doesn’t have to be returning to school, and can be a young person up to age 30! Apply with cover letter and resume by email, Attention: Kathleen Long to: info@chesterartcentre.ca.

Yours in imagination,

Kathleen Long,
Executive Director


Chester Art Centre Association

60 Queen St., PO Box 654

Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Canada

Employment Opportunity at the Chester Art Centre

Employment Opportunity
Position: Executive Director, Chester Art Centre

For more than a decade, The Chester Art Centre (CAC) has been dedicated to its vision of realizing an inspiring, imaginative, dynamic and vibrant arts community in Chester, Nova Scotia. It is a non-profit organization with a dedicated Board of Directors. The Chester Art Centre offers a wide variety of experiential classes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions delivered by professional artists in diverse mediums.

As the full time Executive Director, you will report to the Board of Directors, work collaboratively with its committees, and be accountable for the quality and success of the Centre. Interacting and clearly communicating with the Board of Directors and its Committees is mandatory. You will provide mature leadership, sound management and strategic direction. Drawing on your effective communication strengths and experienced leadership, you will be the ambassador and face of the organization, champion its mission and vision, be the catalyst for stakeholder relationship building and community engagement to promote the CAC, invite participation and cultivate support. The key priorities include guiding the development of CAC year round programming, enhancing exhibits, and developing and fostering relationships with donors, sponsors and key government funders. You will actively engage the artistic and broader community, and collaborate with other artistic agencies and community organizations.

As the ideal candidate, you have leadership experience and strategic foresight and preferably a deep appreciation, passion and knowledge of the arts. You have experience in growth-oriented organizations with many stakeholders, developing and managing budgets and strategic and operational planning skills. You possess capabilities in marketing, and fund development and are known to work well with and for others. Experience in ensuring excellence in visitor service and engagement will be a significant asset. You lead with a collegial approach and are known for your strong communication skills. Current IT skills are essential to the position.

Applications will be considered in January 2020 and the position will be available early in February 2020. Interested applicants, please forward resume including three references to:

David Miller, Board Chair at d.miller@ns.sympatico.ca

https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/about

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ~ Application Deadline WED. SEPT.25

To Apply:

Application deadline – September 25, 2019.

https://parrsborocreative.com/employment-opportunities/

Contact:
If you have questions prior to filing your application please contact

Board Chair – Michael Fuller
Parrsboro Creative
Box
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Email – search@parrsborocreative.com

Phone – 902-254-2972

https://parrsborocreative.com/employment-opportunities/

Parrsboro Creative is now receiving applications for the position of Executive Director. Closing date Sept 25, 2019.

 

Parrsboro Creative is now receiving applications for the position of Executive Director. Closing date Sept 25, 2019.

For the full Job Description and other information please Download pdf

Applications may be made on line. Click Here.

If you have questions prior to filing your application please contact

Board Chair – Michael Fuller
Parrsboro Creative
Box
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Email – search@parrsborocreative.com

Phone – 902-254-2972

 

Employment Opportunity

https://parrsborocreative.com/employment-opportunities/

To Apply:

Application deadline – September 25, 2019.

Contact:
If you have questions prior to filing your application please contact

Board Chair – Michael Fuller
Parrsboro Creative
Box
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Email – search@parrsborocreative.com

Phone – 902-254-2972

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PARRSBORO CREATIVE Job Opportunity EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

https://parrsborocreative.com/employment-opportunities/

To Apply:

Application deadline – September 25, 2019.

Contact:
If you have questions prior to filing your application please contact

Board Chair – Michael Fuller
Parrsboro Creative
Box
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Email – search@parrsborocreative.com

Phone – 902-254-2972

Click here to download the job posting. Please feel free to share this document.