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Deadline extension for fellowship coordinator. Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.
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Seeking – Fellowship Coordinator

The Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism is seeking a Part-Time Fellowship Coordinator. Wildseed is a community space providing organizational, arts, and events space for the Black community of Toronto. Wildseed is a transfeminist, queer affirming space politically aligned with supporting Black liberation work across Canada. Wildseed is a community incubator, rentable space, art gallery, dance studio, and a central hub of activity for Black Lives Matter–Canada.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience for applicants and will work with you to meet your access needs. Requests can be made at any phase of the recruitment process and should be sent to managingdirector[at]wildseedcentre[dot]com.

The Fellowship Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Managing Director.

This work requires:
  • Excellent organizational, office management and communication skills.
  • Working independently with some direction and guidance.
  • Project management skills are required.
  • Administrative & tracking skills; the ability to keep accurate and detailed records.
  • Comfortability working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with Toronto’s Black activist and critical arts landscape and Black Lives Matter–Canada’s mandate and work.
  • Experience with grant writing is considered an asset.
  • Multilingualism is an asset.

Job Type: Part-Time, 1-Year Contract covering parental leave with possibility of extension. 10-20 hours per week for the initial phase, with possibility of expansion at a mutually-agreed upon time.

Contract Start: July 16, 2021. 90 day probationary period.

Pay: $30-$35 CAD dependent on experience. Paid biweekly.

Location: Dependent on the work: virtual, remote, or at Wildseed Centre – which is fully compliant with all Municipal, Provincial, and Federal COVID-19 guidelines.

Key Responsibilities
  • Working with curators to ensure the safe and smooth running of a 20 month fellowship with 7 distinct residency periods and 6 workshops.
  • Liaising with Wildseed Fellows and Artists and maintaining communication between Curators and fellows/artists.
  • Coordinating the timeline and scheduling for all Wildseed fellowship activities, including arranging appropriate ASL interpretation and other services as needed
  • Working with staff and the board to plan and schedule Fellows use of Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism.
  • Tracking budget and workplan documents for the fellowship and supporting curators in preparing any related final reports for grants received.
  • Establish and maintain work priorities and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed.
  • Build & Maintain relationships with vendors, suppliers, and external partners.
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director, oversee and project manage Wildseed Centre’s website development.
  • Advise on communication strategies for Wildseed programming across our website, social media, and through external communications.
  • When possible, identify systems, software, and solutions to support the development and growth of the organization.
  • Recommend timelines, proposals, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism, apply by submitting your resume and one-page cover letter in a single PDF by Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET to:

Managing Director

Email: managingdirector[at]wildseedcentre[dot]com

Subject: Fellowship Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Request for Proposals – Web Designer and Developer

The Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism is seeking proposals for the redesign and redevelopment of its website, creating a more inviting, user-friendly and accessible experience for both the front-end guests and back-end editors. Wildseed is a community space providing organizational, arts, and events space for the Black community of Toronto. Wildseed is a transfeminist, queer affirming space politically aligned with supporting Black liberation work across Canada. Wildseed is a community incubator, rentable space, art gallery, dance studio, and a central hub of activity for Black Lives Matter–Canada.

Submission Requirements
  • Demonstrate familiarity with WordPress and Webflow.
  • Build upon current website flow and content, and propose solutions on the development of our organization’s brand identity.
  • Include ecommerce integration to stage a community marketplace.
  • Ability to host a donation page.
  • Maintain webform integration (for space booking, etc.)
  • Include a calendar plug-in where upcoming virtual or in-person events can be shared.
  • Follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines requirements, with particular attention paid to their guidelines on development and design.
  • Provide solutions for virtual programming (live or pre-recorded) hosted directly on the website.
  • The website must be mobile-responsive.
  • Integrate MailChimp form builder into redevelopment.
Selection Criteria

The successful proposal will submit a strong and dynamic proposal on suggested changes to the current Wildseed Centre Website.

Proposals must include screenshots of a sample landing page. The accepted proposal will demonstrate a plan for a site that is clear, creative, intuitive and accessible for Wildseed staff, volunteers and everyday users. Finally, we are anticipating a launch date of August 1, 2021. If you require scheduling details ahead of your submission, please contact the Managing Director.

Submission Deadline

We will be accepting proposals until May 28, 2021 at 11:59PM ET.

Please contact Jessica Kirk at managingdirector[at]wildseedcentre[dot]com for any further questions, or to submit your application. All applications should include a design portfolio, a proposal and your proposed compensation.

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Seeking – Operations & Finance Director

The Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism and Black Lives Matter – Canada (BLM-CA) are seeking a Full-Time Operations & Finance Director. Wildseed is an artist-run centre and community space providing organizational, arts, and events space for the Black community. BLM-CA is a non-profit political formation resolutely committed to the eradication of anti-Black racism. Both are transfeminist, queer affirming organizations politically aligned with supporting Black liberation work across Canada. Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism is a community incubator, gallery, studio, and central hub of activity for Black Lives Matter – Canada. 

We are committed to providing an accessible process and experience for all applicants and will work with you to meet your access needs. Requests can be made at any phase of the recruitment process and should be sent to managingdirector[at]wildseedcentre[dot]com

The Operations & Finance Director will report to and be supervised by the Managing Director.  

This work requires:

  • Successful completion of post-secondary education in Accounting & Finance, or relevant field discipline – Professional designation or working towards a professional designation desired
  • Three years accounting, bookkeeping, and or operations experience in a Not for Profit environment, including account reconciliation, tracking and monitoring of expenses and payroll processing
  • Proven knowledge of Quickbooks accounting software, Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and working in a Mac environment 
  • Knowledge of Canadian GAAP, statutory remittances, HST, and regulations surrounding charitable organizations
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skill, and consistent accuracy with work performance 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines
  • Must have excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Must have outstanding customer service and interpersonal communication skills and ability to employ tact, discretion, and diplomacy when dealing with partners, staff and other interested parties
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of inclusive and equitable practices at work; a keen interest in seeking our related knowledge and training

JOB TYPE: Full-time. 40 hours per week.

CONTRACT START: June 14, 2021. 90 day probationary period.

SALARY:  $72,800- $93,600 CAD; Paid bi-weekly. Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package. 

BENEFITS: Health, Dental, & Life Insurance.

LOCATION: Dependent on the work: virtual, remote, or at location (76 Geary Avenue, Toronto, ON). Wildseed Centre is fully compliant with all Municipal, Provincial, and Federal COVID-19 guidelines. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Finance

  • Responsible for all accounting operations including journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, statutory reporting, cash flow reports,  and banking functions
  • Keeps impeccable financial records and establishes, maintains and balances various accounts; reconciles accounts monthly 
  • Maintains general ledgers and prepares financial statements
  • Process, file and maintain vendor payments
  • Prepares for the annual audit and liaises with external auditors
  • Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established regulatory and company policies and procedures
  • Prepares remittances to CRA & Minister of Finance, prepare annual returns/reports for Registered Charity, HST, EHT, and other government agencies
  • Prepares tax returns and performs other bookkeeping duties
  • Assists and advises in the organizational  budgeting process
  • Assists in the development and ensures the maintenance of robust and accurate filing and archiving systems for financial and corporate records

Organizational

  • Evaluates financial reporting systems and makes recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets and other financial control functions
  • Conducts annual reviews of organizational insurance policies to ensure the accuracy and adequacy of such policies
  • Manages technical resources and accounts, including digital accounts
  • Acts as the primary staff liaison to Corporations Canada, the Charity Directorate and the Canada Revenue Agency.

Human Resources

  • Prepares T4s, T4As, Record of Employment and other documents as needed
  • Onboard new and transitioning employees (preparing the workspace, setting up user accounts, completing paperwork etc.)
  • Completes and submits tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents

General

  • Assists in the preparation of grant applications, including research grants and arts grants
  • Contribute to a positive work environment that stimulates excellence, creativity, professionalism, collegiality, and well-being.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned

If you have the qualifications to fill this role and feel you could make a meaningful contribution to Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism and Black Lives Matter — Canada, apply by submitting your resume and one-page cover letter in a single PDF by Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET to:

Managing Director

Email: managingdirector[at]wildseedcentre[dot]com

Subject: Operations & Finance Director

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.