Volunteer

M:ST is always expanding, and it wouldn’t be a success without our amazing volunteers! M:ST is constantly seeking those interested in lending a helping hand at M:ST performances, exhibitions, and fundraisers. Volunteer positions include bartending, event set-up and strike, and special projects assistance, as well as board membership. To inquire about current volunteer opportunities, applying to become a board member, or to be placed on our volunteer queue, email us at info@mountainstandardtime.org with the subject line ‘M:ST Volunteering’.

Proposals

M:ST accepts proposals for consideration on an ongoing basis. We accept submissions of embodied artworks in any discipline, including performance, writing, video, installations, exhibitions, residencies, workshops, and discussions. M:ST is a space-less organization, as such we encourage submissions that are site-specific. We work with our partner organizations to fulfill the needs of a multiplicity of projects, whether they are in public space, theatres, back alleys, galleries, rivers, or community centres. Please review our mandate before submitting. 

Review Procedure

Proposals are selected through a peer review process, completed up to six times annually by the Artistic Director and M:ST Programming Committee. The Committee consists of local artists, writers, and curators who have extensive visual, performance, and media art backgrounds. Proposals will be selected based on consideration of the following criteria: artistic merit of the proposed project, fit with the M:ST mandate, feasibility of the proposed budget, and the ability of M:ST and its member organizations to provide appropriate support for the project. 

Submissions must include:

Proposal (max.1page): Clearly describe the proposed project and how it intersects with your artistic practice.  
Technical requirements (max. 1 page): Provide details about your material and spatial requirements, including equipment needs. Explain what kind of venue is best suited to your proposed work (gallery, theatre, off-site, public space, etc.)
Curriculum Vitae (max. of 3 pages): Include accurate contact information and describe your artistic background.
Budget: Provide a detailed budget that lists the costs involved in presenting the project. Budget lines may include travel, accommodation, artist fees, honorariums, material and production costs, equipment rentals, shipping expenses, etc.  
All written support should be sent as a single PDF document.

Support Material

Maximum 15 numbered digital images. Images should be .jpeg files, 1024 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi, and no larger than 1MB per file.
Maximum 2 video or audio files: Maximum 10 minutes in length. Links to video hosting websites, such as Vimeo or Dropbox are accepted.
Corresponding Documentation List with image credit, title, date, medium, length, and dimensions (if applicable).
You may also submit up to 2 other items of relevant support material (i.e. diagrams, articles, reviews, press clippings).

Submission Procedure

Applications are accepted by email to submissions@mountainstandardtime.org with the subject line ATTN: PROPOSAL.

Call for Board Directors

Deadline:
Ongoing
Call Type:
Volunteering
Deadline:
June 9, 2020
at
11:55 pm
(MDT)
Send submissions to:
board@mountainstandardtime.org
Click here to download this call

We are seeking new Board Directors

M:ST is seeking Board Directors to serve a two-year volunteer term (renewable) who will bring dedication, energy, and experience to the organization. Board Directors are expected to attend 9 meetings a year, each meeting being approximately 1.5 hours and scheduled on weekday evenings. They are also expected to lead and enthusiastically volunteer for additional tasks related to outreach, equity work, hiring, etc. Our mission, vision, and values are listed here and we encourage prospective new board members to review them before applying. 

We highly encourage applications from individuals from BIPOC communities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities,persons from poor and working class backgrounds, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage equity seeking communities. 

While M:ST and most of the Board Directors are located in Calgary, Canada we also encourage national and international expressions of interest. 

Board Directors must:

  • be committed to the work of the organization
  • be interested in contemporary art
  • be invested in community building
  • be committed to organizational equity
  • support and participate in M:ST’s activities

Desired skills and experience:

  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in languages other than English
  • Experienced in financial oversight; familiar with non-profit accounting and budget management

Duties:

Board Directors are fully informed on organizational matters and participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions in the matters of policy, finance, programming, personnel and advocacy. Additionally, they:

  • Determine mission and purpose
  • Hire, support, and evaluate executive staff
  • Ensure effective long-term planning
  • Ensure adequate financial resources
  • Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight
  • Build a competent board
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity
  • Enhance the organization’s public standing

How to Apply

To apply, send a statement of interest (approx. one page) to M:ST’s Board President Kaylee Maciejko at board@mountainstandardtime.org. The statement should address the unique skills and experience you are bringing to M:ST’s Board of Directors.

Potential applicants are invited to contact Kaylee in advance of submitting their applications if they have any questions regarding M:ST and/or board member requirements and duties.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Applications will be evaluated by the current board and staff. Successful applicants will be nominated to the board at M:ST’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

M:ST is committed to accommodating applicants with barriers to the recruitment procedures outlined above. Please notify us if you require accommodation with respect to the materials or procedures used at any time during this process. We will work with you to determine how to meet your needs throughout recruitment and your potential term as a board member.

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