CityStudio is an innovation hub that brings together city staff, post-secondary students, faculty, and community to co-create experimental projects to make cities more sustainable, liveable, joyful and inclusive. It has been operating as a Canadian charity since 2017 with the purpose to advance education by:
- Coordinating and facilitating academic collaboration with municipal governments in Canada - Designing and delivering community-based experiential courses and programs for secondary and post-secondary students in Canada
- Delivering workshops, conferences, symposia and training programs for municipal staff, elected representatives and other interested persons in Canada
- Conducting, facilitating and supporting research into municipal issues and experiential learning methodologies, and making the results publicly available.
We do this work under two strategic pillars:
1) the CityStudio Global licensing service and
2) the local CityStudio Vancouver Program.
Our licensing service is a one-stop-shop for municipalities and academic institutions to work together for innovation and civic benefit. Under this program, CityStudio licenses cities across Canada and around the world to operate their own innovative programs under the CityStudio name and includes access to our trademark, training and network membership through a shared platform. There are currently 15 CityStudio - 12 in Canada, two in Australia, and one in Norway. Since 2011, 586 city staff in 15 cities have worked on 1900 projects with over 11,000 students, contributing over 232,000 hours of public sector innovation to these cities. CityStudio Global is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.
CityStudio Vancouver is the lead member of our growing CityStudio Global Network, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022. Vancouver works with 4 local post secondary schools and the City of Vancouver.
Our board is a strategic oversight governing body that uses a consensus decision-making process to move the organization forward and support management. The board membership ranges from 3 to 11 members and one ex-officio from the City of Vancouver. Staff leadership attends board meetings.
CityStudio Vancouver is committed to justice, diversity and inclusion, which strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply. We will make every effort to accommodate needs and requests.
We welcome applications from all interested parties, with special interest in applications highlighting the following experience:
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
|● Determining the mission and purposes of the organization |
● Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director
● Strategic and organizational planning
● Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
● Approving the budget and financial reports
● Fundraising and resource development
● Approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
● Enhancing the organization’s public image
● Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
● Developing policy recommendations in HR, financial procedures, fundraising and other areas
● Reviewing and monitoring risk management every 3 years
● Fostering relationships for partnerships and resources for CityStudio within the wider community
FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This is a volunteer position
Remote and CityStudio Vancouver - 1800 Spyglass Place, Vancouver, BC
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION:
Please note that a Q&A session will be held via video conference on November 10th at 5:00pm. This session will be hosted by the Chair and the Executive Director, and will be an opportunity to learn more about the Society and this Director’s role. Following a short presentation, participants will be invited to ask questions about the Society and the role. Interested applicants are asked to please RSVP to [email protected] for the session Zoom link. Application details will be provided at this session.
Started in Vancouver, CityStudio is an innovation hub that brings together city staff, students, faculty and community to design experimental projects that make cities more sustainable, liveable, inclusive and joyful.
We are a social franchise that licenses cities with a subscription product that includes access to our trademark, training and network membership through a shared platform. The membership platform includes training and webinars, shared materials, templates, a project archive, messaging and scheduling, as well as both public facing and member’s access.
Including Vancouver, there are fifteen cities that have adopted the CityStudio model of city-campus collaboration, including Abbotsford, BC; Victoria, BC; North Vancouver, BC; Brantford, ON; Waterloo, ON; London, ON; Durham, ON; Sault Ste Marie, ON; Montreal, QC; Corner Brook, NL; Logan, Australia; Bendigo, Australia; and Oslo, Norway.
At CityStudio Vancouver, we believe that good projects come from good relationships with our partners, students and community – whether in Vancouver or beyond. Even more, we understand the importance of building trust as part of this process.
Positive, open and respectful communication is a key part of how we build these trust-based relationships and we are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us.
CityStudio may need to collect your personal information, which means any information that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, date of birth and image, as well as your personal contact information, like your mailing address, personal email address and phone number. It also includes any personal finance information like bank account and credit card details.
We collect this information in a variety of ways, including website forms, surveys, over the phone and in person.
There are a number of reasons why we may ask for this information, including to fulfill newsletter subscriptions, to process a donation or rental agreement, or to invite you to relevant events. We will always let you know the purpose for collecting your information ahead of time, if it isn’t clear already.
We may also collect “anonymous” data using tools like Google Analytics that tells us how you use our website, including link clicks, page visits and time spent on a webpage. This is collected when you interact with our website, social media channels or emails and helps us ensure the content we’re providing is relevant.
CityStudio will always obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose your personal information. Sometimes consent is given in writing, like when you sign our studio consent form at the beginning of term. Other times consent is implied, like when we’ve posted a Notice of Photography and offered you an opportunity to opt-out of having your photo taken. Consent is also implied when you provide us with your personal information for a clear purpose – for example, subscribing to our email newsletter.
We will never collect, use or disclose your information without your knowledge or consent, except in special circumstances, like when it’s required by law or in the case of a life-threatening emergency. (Read more about that here.)
We will also never use your information for purposes other than those identified at the time of collection, unless you give us consent (written or implied) to do so.
We will never sell your personal information to other organizations.
We are committed to ensuring your personal information is secure and protecting it from unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. We do this by ensuring all hard copies are kept locked and physically secured, employee access is restricted and granted only when appropriate and necessary, and all technology is secured with user IDs and passwords.
We will also use security measures when destroying your personal information such as shredding documents and deleting electronically stored information.
CityStudio doesn’t always collect and store personal information in our own systems. We sometimes use third parties like Mailchimp (for our email newsletters) and Eventbrite (for event registration) which store your information on their own servers, sometimes located in other countries like the United States. However, we only use third party services that are committed to the safety and security of your information.
Your information is yours. With limited exceptions, you are allowed to view the information we hold on you, learn how we may use it and request a correction. To request access or a correction, please submit your request in writing.
Yes. Please get in touch if you want us to stop using your information in a particular way and we will fulfill your request as soon as possible. We will be sure to let you know if this will restrict our ability to provide a particular service to you.
You can unsubscribe from our email newsletters by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the email.
We may occasionally change this policy without notice. Changes will be reflected on this page as well as in our full policy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our privacy officer at media[at]citystudiovancouver[dot]com.