Job Opportunity with Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC): Program Coordinator

Employment Opportunity 

Organization: Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) 

Position: Program Coordinator 



  • Completion of a visual arts related degree from a post-secondary institution, or the equivalent in professional experience in visual arts or a related field.
  • Some experience or specific interest in arts advocacy/policy.
  • Organized, deadline oriented and a self-starter.


Job Description: 

VANL-CARFAC is the primary umbrella advocacy organization for the visual arts sector in Newfoundland and Labrador and as a member’s-based group, VANL-CARFAC’s official motto is “artists working for artists.”    

The program coordinator will be tasked with maintaining the VANL-CARFAC office and will serve as the primary contact for members and for non-member artists and organizations.  In this capacity the coordinator will be required to address individual concerns of artist members, locate and dispense the information and resources they may need and/or filter appropriate calls/emails to the Executive Director, the board or committee chairs. 


In addition, the Program Coordinator is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties: 

  • producing the weekly E-Bulletin highlighting exhibitions, gathering news from the visual arts sector, residencies and job opportunities, and sending it to the VANL membership.
  • Bi-weekly bookkeeping, processing memberships and keeping the artist member databases current.
  • email membership/information packages to new members.
  • co-ordinate with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on all events and programming for the organization as they occur over the course of the year: including the Excellence in Visual Arts Awards, annual general meeting, board meetings, Professional Development workshops, Artist Talks, etc. and work with necessary committees to actualize all details of these programs.
  • maintain updated media, gallery and patron contact lists as well as artist’s websites.
  • Managing mail orders and memberships
  • Maintaining the VANL office
  • Managing VANL’s website and social media and overseeing member communications.



  • Ability to self-direct and set ongoing goals and objectives, as well as, ability to work with board of directors, committees and staff
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MailChimp, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress will be considered an asset

This position is 30 hours a week. 


Deadline for application: September 7th, 2018

For more information, or to email a resume and cover letter contact: (toll free) 1-877-738-7303 or    Please include references with your resume.

Resumes/Cover letters can also be mailed or delivered in person to: 

Visual Artists Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) 

275 Duckworth St.

St. John’s, NL 

A1C 1G9