Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a community-based not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote awareness of and respect for the natural world by playing a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through education, research and conservation. SPES is seeking a highly motivated, highly organized individual to manage the office systems, reception, bookkeeping, and to support program staff with a diversity of tasks. Reporting to the Executive Director and working from the second floor of the historic Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, this person will play a key role in furthering the mission of the society.
Thank you to the many talented people who have applied. This position has now been filled.
Stanley Park Ecology Society is launching a Nature House Mural Celebration in recognition of Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary which completes September 22, 2013. This project is made possible by The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation’s Neighbourhood Matching Fund. The mural (s) will be located at the Stanley Park Nature House at Lost Lagoon (south side, below the viewing area at Chilco Street and Alberni Street). Surfaces to be painted include five working garage doors measuring approximately 2.5 metres by 2 metres each. This call is open to artists who have proven ability to work with the public and youth, use inspiration from the community, and facilitate community involvement in the application and design of the artwork.
The vision is to create a work that inspires community members to become engaged with the creative process and their natural surroundings while enhancing ‘sense-of-place’ and building community relationships. The mural(s) will also encourage the community to interact with their natural surroundings and strive to gain understanding of natural processes. The mural(s) contribute to the growing vibrancy of the neighbourhoods, inspire participation and community building with art acting as a catalyst for individual engagement.
In addition, the mural will attract visitors to the Stanley Park Nature House and present the space to the public as one that is well maintained and taken care of. This will in turn deter loitering, alcohol consumption, vandalism, and other minor crimes during times when the Nature House is closed. Please refer to Creative Brief , Call for Artists Abstract, and Call for Artists for further details.