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Featured In This Issue

  • BC Alliance Takes Lead: Salary Disclosure Required On Our Jobs Board
  • Upcoming Workshops: "Managing Human Resources" with Greg Miller
  • Hot Off the Blog: Funding Round-Up: Upcoming City of Vancouver Grant Opportunities
  • What's On: October 18 - 24
BC Alliance Takes Lead: Salary Disclosure Required On Our Jobs Board

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is taking the lead on an important issue affecting the cultural sector.  

For many years, we have noticed a trend in our Job Postings service. When it comes to listing the remuneration for jobs in arts, culture and heritage, many organizations are using the phrase “commensurate with experience," or omitting the salary altogether, rather than posting an hourly wage or a salary range.

At the BC Alliance, we believe that this practice is unfair and puts too much onus on the job seeker. It takes considerable time to properly apply for each job – tailoring a resume and cover letter to meet the requirements of each classified, and then preparing for an interview if you are lucky enough to be selected. This article by Vu Le of Nonprofit AF details the ways in which this practice is unhelpful to both employers and potential employees, and at worst, may be discriminatory.

We are all entitled to know what we can expect salary-wise when applying for any job – so let’s change this practice and make sure that we are respecting the rights of the people working in the cultural sector.

As of December 1, 2017, we will not post jobs that do not include specifics about remuneration. We hope you agree that this is an important issue facing our sector that needs to be addressed.

We welcome your feedback about this. Please contact our executive director, Brenda Leadlay (604 681 3535 ext. 209; with any comments.

Upcoming Workshops: "Managing Human Resources" with Greg Miller

Image: Army of Trolls.

This pair of workshops focussing on human resources issues in the arts, culture and heritage sectors can be taken separately or together. Attend both workshops for a special package rate.

In Managing Workplace Issues (November 8), participants will deal with the following issues: fostering positive workplace relationships; employer’s rights and responsibilities; how to use progressive discipline; effectively manage issues such as absenteeism, harassment and duty to accommodate; and performance problem analysis.

The second workshop, Managing Workplace Conflict (November 15), covers such issues as: situations that lead to conflict; the Pinch model of conflict resolution; the neuroscience of conflict; tools to manage conflict; and techniques for personal anger management.

The Managing Human Resources series is presented by Greg Miller. Miller is the president of Crowflight Consulting. He holds a Master’s of Applied Behavioural Science in Organizational Development, his Executive Coaching Certificate, and is a master trainer. He was the principal consultant for employee development at Agriculture Canada for more than 20 years. He has designed and delivered numerous courses on supervisor development, time management, stress management, networking, resume writing, and managing change.

Single session: $45.00 BC Alliance members / $85.00 non-members
Package rate: $75.00 BC Alliance members / $150.00 non-members

To register for Managing Human Resources today, visit the BC Alliance's Workshops page.

Hot Off the Blog: Arts + Culture News

Call for Musicians: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour 

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is seeking musicians from Surrey, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley to perform at their free outdoor festivals in December and January.

The 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards In Photos 

In case you couldn't make it out to the City of Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards, here are some photos from the public ceremony at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on October 11.

Funding Round-Up: Upcoming City of Vancouver Grant Opportunities 

A round-up of upcoming City of Vancouver funding opportunities and their deadlines, from 2017 through the spring of 2018.

Upcoming Event: Conversations About Copyright and Creativity 

The discussion, which takes place October 26 in Vancouver, looks at issues around fair dealing and copyright.

Read more blog items on our website.

Job Postings to Watch
The BC Alliance's Job Postings board is the largest arts, culture and heritage jobs board in British Columbia. Here are five recent opportunities to keep an eye on:

Marketing & Admin Assistant
Organization: The Port Theatre Society
Region: Central Vancouver Island
Deadline: Oct. 24, 2017

Executive Director
Organization: Oxygen Art Centre
Region: West Kootenays
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2017

Head Sound Technician
Organization: Arts Club Theatre Company
Region: Metro Vancouver
Deadline: Oct. 30, 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sculpture
Organization: Alberta College of Art + Design
Region: Outside BC
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017

Piano Teacher
Organization: Nanaimo Conservatory of Music
Region: Central Vancouver Island
Deadline: Until filled
For more of the latest job opportunities in BC's arts, culture and heritage sectors, or to submit your own listing, check out the Job Postings section of our website!
What's On: October 18 - 24
Click here to check out notable events presented by BC Alliance members Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Abbotsford Arts Council, Frank Venables Theatre, Presentation House Theatre and others. 

Artists, Arts Organizations and Venues: Find or List a Creative Space Rental with SpaceFinder BC

SpaceFinder BC is a free matchmaking tool for renters looking for creative space, and for people who have spaces looking to promote their rentals.

Venue reps can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing, while creatives can discover space based on location, price, amenities, up-to-date availability and more. 

Find a space. List a space. For free. 
Calling all BC artists! British Columbian adults who are artists in any discipline are invited to join the BC Artist Registry
Read the latest dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literary, and general events and announcements from BC Alliance members in our Member News, updated weekly. 
Read this week's arts and culture news headlines from top media sources.

Know of a story we should link to? Let us know!
Our Classifieds boards are updated daily with:

Job Postings
Volunteer Postings
Artist Calls
General Classifieds
Coordinating an event and want to avoid scheduling conflicts? Our Key Events Calendar for Event Planners is a helpful resource for those across the province.
Become a member of the BC Alliance and join a diverse community that connects across disciplines to build a stronger cultural sector in British Columbia. 

Learn more about joining us.

Office Hours

BC Alliance office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reach us at 604 681 3535 during office hours.

Our Funders

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and Metro Vancouver. 

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Newsletter Editor: Taylor Basso

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