Request for Proposals
To update CHRC’s The Art of Managing Your Career©
Guide and Discipline Enhancements
Artists face challenges in their practice. Many training programs prepare them to be highly productive but most of the programs lack the component that helps artists generate revenue through their art - basic business and self-management skills. The other gap which has been identified is the lack of technological skills as it relates to the use of emerging technology, such as new software and new media. Acquiring these skill sets is key to the artist’s long-term success. With this in mind, CHRC is updating The Art of Managing Your Career© as well as its 8 discipline-specific Enhancements: Craft, Dance, Digital Media, Film & TV, Music, Theatre, Writing and Visual Arts.
Emerging artists. The Art of Managing Your Career© is presently being used in colleges and universities across Canada as a resource that provides emerging artists with pertinent and practical information to better manage their careers.
Scope of Work
The Cultural Human Resources Council is looking for up to[i] ten (10) cultural sector experts to update (not rewrite) its The Art of Managing Your Career© material. One (1) expert for the Guide itself (200 pages), eight (8) experts for the discipline-specific Enhancements (individually varying between 40 to 70 pages) and one (1) proof-reader/editor to review the updates.
CHRC is looking for:
- One (1) cultural sector cross-discipline expert to recommend and develop updates to TAMYC – the Guide itself in either French or English;
- Eight (8) cultural sub-sector/discipline experts to update the content of TAMYC’s discipline-specific Enhancements in either French or English (http://culturalhrc.ca/education-training-mentoring/the-art-of-managing-your-career/pdf#2);
- One (1) bilingual editor/proof-reader to review all new content developed by the experts (in both official languages), need not be cultural sector expert.
- Demonstrated level of career-path expertisein the cultural sector and/or specific artistic sub-sector/discipline;
- Demonstrated level of writing skills in either French or English (candidates are asked to provide a sample of their work) in a concise, articulate and informative style;
- Ability to correctly reference material, i.e.: sensitivity to plagiarism;
- Proficiency with MS Word (or MAC equivalent)
- Two (2) letters of reference/endorsement specifying the candidates discipline expertise and writing skills. NB, letters/endorsements need not be lengthy nor highly detailed;
- Ability to communicate with CHRC staff in either official language;
- Ability to work/interact with CHRC staff remotely;
- Ability to work independently;
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- Knowledge of legal terms;
- Knowledge of business terms;
- Knowledge of career-elevating artistic technological software/platforms and/or resources;
- Capacity to research independently;
- Knowledge of artistic sub-sector/discipline networks;
- Knowledge of First Nations artistic sub-sector/discipline;
- Knowledge of First Nations artistic networks;
- Capacity to vulgarize complex concepts;
- Sensitivity to current socially inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible language elements.
Informal suggestions to candidates
- There is no “one” or “right” way to write a CV/résumé and/or cover-letter. Ultimately, your choice of presentation says a lot about you.
- The list of requirements and assets is a checklist, there is no harm in using it as such to save time.
You are welcome to copy/paste it in your CV/résumé or cover-letter and directly reference how you meet the requirements.
- Candidates’ writing samples (including the cover-letter) will speak for themselves, candidates are encouraged to keep the cover-letter short and focussed. E.g. feel free to share:
- Any particular (or interesting) aspects that should be considered on the two (2) first bullets in the requirements;
- Your motivation to engage in the proposed work contract.
- Submission of proposal to CHRC Till March 7th, 23:59 PST
- Anticipated selection of experts By March 19th 17:00 EST
- Delivery of updated contents by experts By April 9th
- Final review By April 23rd
- One (1) cultural-sector cross-discipline expert to recommend and develop updates to TAMYC – the Guide itself in either French or English: $2,000.
- Eight (8) cultural sub-sector/discipline experts to update the content of TAMYC’s discipline-specific Enhancements in either French or English (http://culturalhrc.ca/education-training-mentoring/the-art-of-managing-your-career/pdf#2): $1,000/contract.
- One (1) bilingual editor/proof-reader to review all new content developed by the experts (in both official languages), need not be an expert in cultural sector affairs: $2,000.
How to apply
Please send you candidacy documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email subject heading “TAMYC (+discipline name) (+ your given name)”. E.g.: “TAMYC Guide Smith” or “TAMYC Dance Smith”.
- Digital Media
- Film & TV
- Visual Arts
CHRC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
[i] Multiple contracts can be offered to one (1) person according to knowledge/skills/expertise.