May 28, 2019
30 hours per week
Primary Job Location: 221 E Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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221A is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the role of Summer Intern. The Summer Intern will provide a broad range of support to 221A’s staff in the operation of the organization’s range of programs and services; this includes research assistance, day-to-day program operations, preparatory and technical work, communications and meetings support. The incumbent must be reliable and organized, capable of taking on a variety of tasks, and demonstrate an aptitude to learn and excel in the non-profit art and cultural sector. The incumbent should ideally have some experience working in a collaborative office environment.
May 10, 2019
221A is pleased to welcome Madison Mayhew as its Admin Assistant.
In 2017, Mayhew graduated from Emily Carr University’s Critical and Cultural Practice program with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement. Since then, she’s spent time creating and delivering arts programming for elementary school students in East Vancouver, always contextualized in relation to contemporary pedagogical social practice artwork, as well as working on her zine project, Horticultural Counterpowers, a collection of art criticism and critical theory essays about how plant life figures, metaphorically and literally, within Marxist conceptions of urban space. In her role as Admin Assistant, Mayhew will support the financial administration, communications and operations of 221A.
October 31, 2018
221A is pleased to welcome Tessa Tomlinson as its Librarian, Collections and Courtenay Mayes as its Coordinator, Operations.
Tomlinson is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Sciences Masters program at the University of British Columbia. Tomlinson takes on the role of managing and activating 221A’s growing Pollyanna 圖書館 Library Collection. Her role builds on the work of Hannah Dempsey, who departed in late summer to attend graduate school in library sciences and was the organization’s inaugural Collections Librarian.
September 25, 2018
221A is pleased to announce Comix for Community Solidarity, a social infrastructure program developed by 221A Fellow William Dereume and Librarian Vincent Tao.
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
This phrase, often referenced as a working definition of solidarity, has been attributed to Murri artist and activist Lilla Watson. She demurs to claiming ownership of something borne of collective labour. Watson’s preferred citation: Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.