Job Posting – Special Operations Manager

December 21, 2021

Full time, 1-year contract with potential to extend.

Application period: Open until filled.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Compensation: $40,000–$55,000 starting salary range (commensurate with experience) and benefits, which include health and dental insurance, gym membership/wellness supplement; 3 weeks vacation.

Eligibility: Canadian Citizen or permanent resident or refugee status with legal entitlement to work. 

Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia.

Reporting to: BCA Project Director.

221A is seeking applications for the role of Operations Manager to lead BCA’s 268 Keefer Street operations (“BCA Sun Wah”). 221A is a not-for-profit cultural R&D organization that commissions research, public art and educational programs and operates cultural production facilities on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, in the city also known as Vancouver. 

BCA is managed by 221A under a two-year Management Services Agreement and the Special Operations Manager will play a key role in ensuring the success of BCA’s goals and community relationships. The candidate will report to and work closely with the BCA Project Director (“Project Director”)  to achieve the organization’s administrative, artistic, financial, human resources, community empowerment, and technical objectives.

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221A Office Closed for Holiday Season

December 16, 2021

A wide shot of the x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》garden at Semi-Public 半公開 seen from the street, with its gates open and a light covering of snow spread over its grounds.

The 221A office will be closed for the holiday season from December 17th to January 3rd. We wish all our community members, stakeholders and contributors a safe and restful holiday season. And, we look forward to sharing new projects, and social, cultural and ecological infrastructure with you in the new year. 

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221A Welcomes Tvine Donabedian as Communications & Story Producer

October 27, 2021

221A is pleased to announce the hiring of Tvine Donabedian who takes on the full-time role of Communications & Story Producer. The Communications & Story Producer works closely with the programming team to lead the development and production of the organization’s overall communications and digital storytelling outputs, which are informed by 221A’s research and programming, as well as its cultural service properties, and the organization’s advancement goals. The Communications & Story Producer will design and facilitate opportunities for digital community engagement, with the Fellows, Research Initiatives, and Education & Learning Programs of 221A, as well as other staff and stakeholders.

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countermap.land: Request for Expressions of Interest

October 8, 2021

221A, along with the national Artist Run Centre Association (ARCA), are pleased to support the Tkaronto chapter of The Architecture Lobby’s countermap.landThis crowd-sourced project locates tangible spaces and objects within the territory known as Canada, represented by figures and events – be they political, social, economic, or otherwise – that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC and Queer communities, both past and present. Through an open and participatory process facilitated online, the project opens dialogue around specific territories in question and allows for public feedback on the conditions of current monuments, public buildings and lands. Further, it seeks to explore new methods for repatriation and creative strategies for addressing real harm caused to BIPOC and Queer communities. 

Spaces and objects that will be considered in this project range in a variety of scales in order to capture the pervasiveness of systemic racism. They include, but are not limited to: racist and colonial statues and places, communities displaced by urban renewal schemes, sites designed to suppress BIPOC and Queer communities, institutions who have relied on land grabs to accumulate their wealth, desecrated burial grounds, and places established through the dispossession of culturally-significant ecologies.  

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