Employment Opportunity

FIA is seeking a Residency Program Coordinator for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension. The position is based on Fogo Island, starting April 2021. 

Application deadline: March 19, 2021

The Residency Program Coordinator works closely with the Strategic Director to ensure a high level of excellence across all Fogo Island Arts programming and is an ambassador for FIA and Shorefast. The Coordinator is responsible for the planning and day-to-day operations of the Arts residency program and is the point of contact for artists-in-residence and special guests, while facilitating connections between artists and the community. The Coordinator will have a lead role in FIA communications, ensuring timely dissemination and promotion of programs and events across all FIA web, email, social media platforms and on-island community outreach initiatives.

As the Residency Program Coordinator, you will:
• Be the point of contact for all FIA artists-in-residence before, during and after their stay on Fogo Island
• Lead residency logistics, including artists’ travel; orientations; event preparations; etc.
• Manage FIA social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram, and update FIA website as needed
• Plan, lead/assist and/or attend all events for Fogo Island Arts, including artists’ presentations and other events
• Assist with other FIA programs and initiatives, both on and off-island, as well as virtually
• Assist with exhibitions, publications, public programs, patron and partner stewardship
• Additional administrative tasks and operational support as needed

Training & Experience
• Undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration or equivalent knowledge and experience. Master’s degree in related field considered an asset.
• Knowledge of contemporary artists and practices
• Demonstrated experience in project management and communications in the arts
• Community-oriented project experience is considered an asset

Position Specific Skills
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator; fluency in social media and web platforms (WordPress)
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• A high degree of initiative, organization and attention to detail
• Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Valid Driver’s License an essential requirement for this position

Please note:
• Salary is commensurate with experience and will be discussed during the interview process
• A 14 day isolation period is currently required for those arriving in Newfoundland from outside of the province. The successful candidate would have to follow these and other measures in order to relocate to Fogo Island. FIA will assist with these arrangements.
• FIA is not able to offer any financial travel or relocation assistance

Contact Us
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] using the subject line “FIA Residency Program Coordinator”.

Deadline for Applications: March 19th, 2021.

Questions about this position may be directed to:
Iris Stunzi at [email protected]