Job opportunity

Adult Education Manager

Job Title: Cultural Programming and Adult Education Manager
Location: Montreal, QC
Start Date: February 1, 2023
End Date: January 31, 2024, with future opportunities with Mile End Chavurah possible
Compensation: 20$/hr.

Commitment: Part-time, 15 hours/week, flexible schedule, attendance at events.
Work type: Remote work plus in-person events in and around Montreal’s Mile End Neighbourhood. Possibility of hot desk access at the Museum of Jewish Montreal.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2023, or until filled.

Mile End Chavurah is a progressive and egalitarian Jewish community organization located in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal. Our programs reflect liberal Jewish values, including egalitarianism, diverse theological views and different ways of connecting with Jewish tradition and identity.

Through a new, strategic partnership with the Museum of Jewish Montreal, with support from Federation CJA, we are developing cultural programming and adult education content that will connect with our community across generations. By co-curating cultural & adult educational events, MECh and MJM will work to create a Jewish cultural and communal hub in Mile End. One of our key goals is to explore how new programming can engage the interests of different populations in adult education and to identify key areas for growth as we build capacity to better serve our community.

Reporting to the board of directors, and supervised directly by a member of the board charged with the success of the program, the Adult Education Manager will coordinate, manage, and assist in the curation of our adult education and cultural programming, including:

  • Torah Study Group and JeWEL (our women’s learning group)
  • The People’s Yeshiva of Mile End (Adult Jewish Education)
  • Cultural Salon Series that brings writers, artists, activists, and musicians into conversation to bring fresh approaches to ancient Jewish themes
  • Other events to be developed

 

Guided by our Board of Directors and community curators, the Adult Education Manager will be primarily responsible for:

  • Research and support to the curation process
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting and working within budgetary frameworks
  • Event promotion and attendee communications
  • Event staffing
  • Technical support
  • Liaising with speakers/artists/cultural workers
  • Event logistics coordination
  • Greeting the public and on-site logistics
  • Tracking event attendance
  • Helping to create surveys and collect feedback from attendees on their experience and interests
  • Audience outreach
  • Identifying and cultivating potential program partners
  • Programme grant writing and reporting

 

As part of their work – up to 5 hours per week – the Adult Education Manager will collaborate with Mile End Chavurah’s Managing Director on elements of overlapping responsibility, including, but not limited to:

  • Integrating with and maintaining MECh social media presence
  • Promoting and marketing events and programs
  • Member support, new member engagement
  • Researching grant and funding opportunities
  • Supporting the activities of the fund development group
  • Maintenance of website, database and email distribution lists
  • Support for other MECh staff and events connected to the partnership such as youth education or other events.

Our ideal candidate for this role is a strategic, creative, self-motivated and organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills who is excited about developing an in-depth program of Jewish cultural and adult education centered in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood.

You are ready for a challenging opportunity to grow with our organization as we build on our strengths to create new opportunities for the future.

 

Applicants should also ideally have:

  • Proven project management skills
  • Previous experience planning and mounting in-person cultural events
  • General knowledge of contemporary Jewish Arts and Culture
  • Enthusiastic to research exciting new Jewish Cultural thinkers and artists
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as with others – managing external partners, community members – while also working closely with supervisors and the board of directors
  • a proven track record in collaborating with a diversity of stakeholders and temperaments; capacity to handle difficult situations with diplomacy, tact and good judgment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in spoken and written English. French Yiddish, Hebrew, or other languages are a plus
  • Facility with business and creative software, and collaborative platforms
  • Confident with numbers and budgeting
  • Ready to rise to a challenge and eager to expand knowledge and expertise
  • A commitment to accessibility, anti-racism, and best practices concerning diversity, equity and inclusion in arts and culture
  • Previous experience recruiting and coordinating volunteer event staff
  • Willingness to periodically work at evening and/or weekend events

You should be:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the employment

This position may require carrying of equipment and portable event furniture, and movement through the unrenovated MJM building or other venues, which do not have elevators.

All are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 31, 2023, or until filled.

How to apply: Send cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to HR@mileendchavurah.org