Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation is looking for Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: Dec 25, 2016
Start Date: Jan 01, 2016

Salary: $35,000 – $45,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: North York
Term: Full-time

Organization Description

Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation

The newly founded Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation’s mission is to celebrate the life and legacy of a renown Central Asian artist Durdy Bayramov through programs that cultivate cultural exchange and stimulate the vitality of the arts. The Foundation believes that creative thought and activities are essential tools in fostering vibrant, livable and productive communities. The foundation is committed to making visual arts accessible for a wide range of audiences through high-quality arts education outreach programs (e.g., lectures, art classes, inperson and online workshops and studio demonstrations) in 0rder to foster lifelong learning. Its mission encompasses educating youth in the fine arts, through a scholarship fund, and supporting research on artists from underrepresented populations around the world. The Bayramov Museum contains paintings of the late artist, Durdy Bayramov, and a collection of prized art books is a vital part of the foundation’s Art Education Program.

Job Description

The incumbent must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment with added responsibilities and new deadlines. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and work independently in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision. S/he will be responsible for executing a range of tasks based on the program needs and requirements of the Foundation. As a key personnel, the Coordinator will manage the collection archive as well as plan, organize, direct and participate in the development of all programs of the Foundation. S/he will design/develop outreach materials, and help with research and establishment of various exhibitions and events. S/he must develop and coordinate all publicity for art exhibitions, including speaking at various events and coordinate all messaging across The Foundation’s social media platforms.

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Manage, develop and monitor (from start to finish) the monthly social media plan in order to attract a wider audience (Social media includes but is not limited to Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram and other accounts).
  • Analyze and review social media reports in order to assess outreach efforts, adjust posts as necessary
  • Identify new trends in social media and incorporate into the Foundation’s plan and daily posts


  • Support the Collection’s manager in the archival process of the paintings, from condition reports to placement of all art pieces.
  • Train new staff and volunteers on known archival processes
  • Keep track of all prints and paintings and ensure they are preserved and stored appropriately


  • Design all outreach materials through Adobe Creative Suit (InDesign) or Photoshop in coordination with the branding of the Foundation’s brand
  • Maintain consistency of the Foundation’s brand voice in all of publications and written materials


  • Provide hands-on support in organizing events and exhibitions from start to finish
  • Write compelling didactic panels and excerpts for paintings and publications
  • Respond to all program inquiries and manage list serves for different programs.
  • In coordination with the Executive Team, support the development of annual reports, as well as annual program strategy
  • Establish a monitoring and evaluation tracking system to ensure all programs align with the Foundation’s mission.


  • Due to the growing nature of the Foundation, other tasks and assignments may develop overtime.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • This position requires a self-starter, an energetic, creative and detail oriented personality with superior communication skills.
  • S/he must be an outstanding writer, and have a degree from a four-year college or university with a focus in Art, Art History, Art Business, Visual Arts or a job from a related field.
  • S/he will have an equivalent to two years of full-time, technical or administrative experience in the Art World (i.e galleries, museums, a cultural institution etc.) or a related job.
  • Additional experience in job related field might be substituted for required education on a year for year basis.
  • The candidate must have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT) Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign or Photoshop for development of creative outreach materials.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Russian languages will give a significant advantage.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV highlighting relevant experience and (3) one writing sample to info@durdybayramov.org with the subject “Program Coordinator” by December 25, 2016.


Contemporaneity Launch Party

Anandam wishes to extend an invitation to join them in celebrating the launch of their new presenting and commissioning series, Contemporaneity, on Friday Dec 2nd at 8 pm at Dancemakers.

This boundary expanding and sector-shifting initiative is supported by the Toronto Arts Council Open Door program and offers the kind of questioning, curiosity and opening that seems vital and urgent in our current cultural, social and political environment.

The pre-party fundraiser at 6:45pm features wine and appetizers, a silent auction, and guest performers, and is followed by the 8pm launch party with some of Toronto’s freshest and fiercest artists offering a stunning array of talents.  Join for the reception and show or just the show only, and celebrate with a fantastic art party.

Opening Reception @ 6:45 PM $50 (includes open bar, appetizers and 8pm show)
Performance @ 8 PM $15 show only, cash bar Click here for online tickets
Address: Dancemakers Studio 313, 15 Case Goods Lane #301, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
More information and artist line up can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ events/152845531851183/

This evening not only launches the Contemporaneity programming but also the start of the fundraising campaign for the coming year. Funds raised will support the continuing evolution of this series, our ongoing Audience In Residence Program (developed with the generous support of the Metcalf Foundation) and the many activities of  Anandam; locally, nationally and internationally. 
The fund-raising goal this year is $15,000. Please consider joining Anandam early for the pre-party or making a donation online through Canada Helps:  or contact us for other donation options.  Checks made out to Anandam Dancetheatre can be mailed to 38 Abell st, 307, TO, ON M6J 0A2.

Anandam offers a tax deducible charitable receipt for donations over $25, and as you know, absolutely everything helps. Please consider Anandam in your end of year giving if you cannot make it out to the launch. Click here to donate.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note that the Distillery XMAS Market will be in full swing the weekend of the Launch Party. Please enter through the GREEN FAST PASS lanes to enter the distillery stating that you are attending the Contemporaneity Launch Party at Dancemakers *

Anandam wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Metcalf Foundation.

Photo of Hataw courtesy of Hataw


The Storefront Theatre is currently accepting submissions for 2017 – 2018 season

Everyone. It’s TIME. The Storefront Arts Initiative (SFAI) is NOW accepting submissions for curated projects for it’s 2017-2018 SEASON!!

The Storefront Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit arts organization that has created a cultural hub for the INDIE ART radicals in the Storefront Theatre at 955 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The Initiative provides opportunity to the independent arts field by providing affordable venues to creators and annually curating a distinctly unique selection of performances and plays reflective of the diversity of our province. Storefront curates work that is artistically risky and challenging while creating new jobs in the arts sector by establishing a new and radical engagement model.

SFAI is calling for thought-provoking, groundbreaking, experimental, original art from ALL mediums. SFAI wants musicians, performance artists, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, theatre artists to apply with work that asks BIG questions and that seeks to CHALLENGE social and societal norms. Think of our Storefront Space at 955 Bloor St. West in downtown Toronto as an artistic sandbox and help make it THE hub for multidisciplinary art and a nurturing space for a variety of artistic voices.


For more information: http://thestorefronttheatre.com/season-submissions-2017/