Hours: 30 hours per week with occasional early morning, evenings, and weekends
Compensation: $39,000 (approx. $2,600 per month after deductions)
Benefits: Blue Cross extended health insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation with an additional 2 weeks paid vacation in December
Location: Mohkinstsís/Calgary (can work remotely for the first two months)
Start date: mid-December 2021 to early January 2022
About Mountain Standard Time Performative Art
Foregrounding the body, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art (M:ST) creates an artistic and cultural environment where nuanced dialogues, ethical reflexivity, and social change are animated through experimental, risk taking programming. With each project we build a bespoke infrastructure in which artists can create their most ambitious work within relevant local and global contexts.
The board and staff of M:ST are driven by the following questions, and are looking for a Co-Director who is compelled to engage them with us:
What are M:ST’s present and future responsibilities and contributions to the Indigenous land we are situated on?
How might artist-run centres implement mutual aid practices?
How might artists and arts institutions become places that co-create material and structural social change with those marginalized by the arts?
What meaningful connections might artist-run centres make between local, national, and global artistic contexts?
What does a healthy arts community look like? How do we resource the wellbeing of individuals who work with us?
How to incorporate movement, embodiment, and performance into all our work both internally and externally? How do these practices intrinsically contribute to personal and collective health?
What does it mean to live under capitalism and make active choices to slow down, honour ourselves and our abilities?
M:ST is committed to growing consensual relationships with the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), and the people of the Treaty 7 region which includes the Tsuu’tina, Siksika, Piikani, Kainai First Nations and the Îyârhe Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw First Nations- on whose land we live. This territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We are grateful for the land where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, called Mohkinstsís in Blackfoot, meaning “elbow.”