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-Oshawa-
Summer Learning Activators (YCW)
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Position: Summer Learning Activators
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street
Oshawa L1H 3Z3
Ontario

Start Date: June 1, 2020
Finish Date: August 28, 2020
Wage: $14.00/hour

Do you remember your most fantastic summer camp experience? Were there camp counsellors that were energetic and adored? You could be part of the dream team of Summer Learning Activators for The RMG!
At The Robert McLaughlin Gallery you could be part of an outstanding team of student activators who broaden and enrich young audiences’ experiences, inspiring hearts and minds with a lifelong love of the possibilities within the arts.
This full-time position is also an outstanding opportunity for you to gain practical, hands-on job experience in a cultural institution.

You’ll be a perfect fit if you are…

  • Outgoing, energetic and between 18 & 30 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in a College/University Fine Arts (arts education, art history or studio arts), Cultural Management, Curatorial/Museum Studies, Physical Education, Social Work or Education program & returning to full time studies
  • Graduating high school June 2020 and starting College/University in a full-time capacity in fall 2020
  • Able to commit to the full term of employment
  • Confident to communicate with, motivate, instruct and inspire children and youth
  • Comfortable working in a team-teaching environment, in both a supportive role and as a lead facilitator
  • An effective communicator, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experienced working with children and/or youth
  • Experienced within the community arts/ culture sector
  • Experienced working with children with special needs (asset)
  • Willing to adapt to a variety of learning styles and student needs
  • Eager to facilitate and engage in fun free-time outdoor activities
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to provide a clear Criminal Reference Check (mandatory)
  • Have basic First Aid & CPR (an asset)
  • Tech savvy (an asset)

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a College/University student interested in pursuing a career in the field of arts or education to gain practical experience. The position will allow students to use and further develop their communication, administrative, art-making and teaching skills. The main responsibilities will be assisting with our summer art camps (8 weeks), instructing children 5-12 years old, preparing art materials, and leading inclusive camp activities. Students will also assist with organizing and delivering outreach activities at community events in our Pop-up Tent as part of the Gallery summer programming. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. Please note that our facility is fully wheelchair accessible.

All interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email to: Jessica Gouldthorp, Learning & Engagement Programming Assistant. jgouldthorp@rmg.on.ca by February 23rd, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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-Kleinburg-
Associate Director, Partnerships
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The Context
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in the City of Vaughan, Ontario approximately a half hour north of Toronto, generates revenue from government, private philanthropic and corporate sources. The Collection and its companion Foundation are seeking an Associate Director, Partnerships to raise funds through corporate sponsorships, donations and events in order to advance McMichael’s vision as the home of the art of Canada.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Development & Donor Relations, the Associate Director, Partnerships will be responsible for all aspects of corporate sponsorships, donations and event fundraising, including prospect research/identification, cultivation, proposal writing, solicitations, and benefits fulfillment for all corporate and event supporters.  The Associate Director, Partnerships also leads organizational collaboration to develop relationships with and secure funding from other organizations, like corporate foundations, and government program/project funders. The Associate Director will manage all sponsorship solicitation meetings, preparation of promotional materials and proposals and follow-up.

This position is the lead on the annual Moonlight Gala fundraiser, including liaison with the event production company and facilitator of the Board committee in support of the Gala. The Associate Director, Partnerships will participate in the planning and execution of other high impact fundraising, stewardship and stakeholder events. They will also manage the corporate membership/donations program and oversee all acquisitions and renewal initiatives.

The SKILLS

The successful candidate will have 7+ years fundraising experience in the cultural and/or non-profit environment. A proven ability to work with prominent community leaders, senior executives and volunteers is required; experience with capital campaigns is an asset. This position must have effective communication skills, written and verbal, including proposal writing experience, with excellent organizational and time management skills. Outstanding relationship building, communication, and persuasion skills are required. Strong computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Raiser’s Edge, will be necessary. The job requires attention to detail with evening and weekend work, and travel to downtown meetings or events as schedules dictate.

Application Process
Those interested in applying for this opportunity are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter to hr@mcmichael.com by February 10, 2020.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview process and those chosen for placement.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON., L0J 1C0 www.mcmichael.com

 

 

 

 

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-Mississauga, ON-
Art Preparator
Armstrong Fine Art Services Ltd.

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Art Preparator

Armstrong Fine Art Services Ltd. offers a complete suite of services for the fine art shipping, handling and storage industry. From specialized transportation services to best-in-class climate-controlled storage, Armstrong is a leader in the industry.
We are currently recruiting an experienced Art Preparator.
The ideal candidate confidently delivers excellent customer service.  Understanding that they are on the front lines with our clients and subsequently represent our business. They will be responsible for safely and effectively operating company vehicles. Additional tasks include handling valuable, sensitive artworks and artifacts in a safe and efficient manner. Artwork installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing, wrapping skills will also be required.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive wages
  • Health Benefits
  • An extensive training program and ongoing development
  • An awesome team of dedicated individuals
  • Exciting and challenging work

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Packing, crating, and uncrating of art objects for display, storage and/or transport.
  • Transports art locally and regionally by truck
  • Loads and off-loads deliveries of works of art and related exhibition or collection materials.
  • Maintains tools, supplies and organization of all prep workspaces and storage areas
  • Maintains necessary records on the movement of works of art.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-regard for the level of quality in completing specific requirements
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expert knowledge of best practices for art object handling and movement, installation, packing and crating
  • Demonstrates problem-solving and organizational skills, and adept at multitasking, with great attention to detail.
  • Capable of planning and implementing solutions to various logistical issues as they arise in the storage and transportation of art works
  • Capacity to work on both individual, unsupervised projects and as a member of a crew in which teamwork is essential.
  • Must be comfortable working in front of clients in a museum & gallery setting as well as in private client homes
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn and use new procedures and technology
  • Effectively handles multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
  • Ability to lift/carry 50 pounds or more
  • Entry-level experience in carpentry an asset
  • Experience in a gallery or museum an asset

EDUCATION:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent, college degree preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Excellent communication skills and must communicate effectively in oral and written form.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Driver's License, CLASS G
Forklift License: An asset

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should contact Chris Loubert, Director at chris@armstrongfas.com

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Assistant Vice President, Membership & Market Research
Royal Ontario Museum

Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
Date Posted: January 15, 2020

Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

THE ORGANIZATION

Overview
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a globally renowned institution celebrated for its multidisciplinary collections, ground-breaking research and iconic architecture. Spanning art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages, the Museum’s comprehensive collection, coupled with its exceptional exhibitions and programs that speak to diverse audiences, has made the ROM a leading cultural destination for local, national and international visitors.
 
Welcoming more than 1.3 million people annually, the ROM is the most attended museum in Canada and ranks among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America. And as a globally recognized field research institute, home to more than 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens featured in over 40 galleries and exhibitions spaces, the ROM is also one of the few truly multidisciplinary museums in the world.
 
Mission
Our mission is to transform lives by helping people to understand the past, make sense of the present and come together to shape a shared future. To do this, we build and share our global collections, create knowledge, inspire learning, encourage gathering and spark exchange on topics that matter to people and communities.

Evolving for the 21st Century
Looking to the future, our vision is to become a distinctly 21st century museum, one that will be globally known for expanding the boundaries of knowledge, innovation in presenting that knowledge, and public relevance within the intersecting worlds of art, culture, and nature.
 
To realize this vision, we are embarking on a new strategic direction that builds on our strengths and capabilities while evolving in step with a rapidly changing world. As part of this transformation, we are becoming a more outward facing institution.
 
At the local level we are focused on playing a central role in community and cultural life, making the museum a more inclusive and welcoming space – a place where our diverse visitor base sees themselves reflected in our programs, exhibitions and galleries. On a global level, our collections are international in scope, culturally diverse and uniquely multidisciplinary. Our reputation as a leader in original scholarship and scientific advances continues to grow and the strength of our collection is respected on a global scale, and as a resource to institutions and scholars around the world.
 
Situated in a 21st century context – in the most diverse major city in the world, within a province and country known for pluralism, openness and global perspectives, the ROM is well positioned for the future, and for an even greater role on the world stage. By leveraging our strengths and capabilities, and applying them in fresh and far-reaching ways, by investing to create greater engagement through inclusion, transdisciplinary thinking, digital practices and innovation, the ROM is charting a new and bold way forward as we pursue our goal to become one of the world’s foremost museums.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

THE POSITION
This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution as the ROM grows and looks to its future. The Assistant Vice President, Membership & Market Research (AVP) will develop and lead a high-impact business and research strategy in support of the ROM’s brand and strategic plan.
 
The AVP is responsible for the ROM’s membership acquisition, retention and program development in support of both revenue and total ROM member targets. This role is critical in generating significant revenue to support the ROM’s overall financial sustainability. Leveraging direct and consumer marketing best practices, the AVP guides the ROM into implementing effective support and compelling benefits to members, and ensures the ROM communicates effectively with members and other stakeholders.
 
The AVP is responsible for the ROM’s Market Research program. You will work with your team to assess and manage the articulation of the ROM brand, while tracking and measuring key brand health metrics that increase engagement. The Market Research group also leads research in support of the ROM’s exhibition selection, design, marketing and communications. The ROM Market Research team also leads all research in support of the Visitor Experience with a focus on key programs, events, exhibitions and competitive research.
 
The AVP also oversees the delivery of the ROM’s French Language Services, including translation, and also collaborates with ROM Learning on marketing support for the educational strategy and outreach initiatives.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership

  • Develop the ROM’s strategy for acquisition and retention of ROM members.
  • Provide an analysis and forecast of revenue and expenses.
  • Develop an annual strategic plan with supporting channel-by-channel tactical plan.
  • Work with the ROM Visitor Experience team to establish sales targets, training and scripting
  • Work with a third-party telemarketing supplier to establish sales targets, fees, training and scripting.
  • Work with ROM Programs and the ROM’s Department of Museum Volunteers on the development of member specific programming.
  • Lead the processing and fulfillment of all Memberships.
  • Maintain an up-to-date Member data base and leverage data to inform all campaigns, segmentation and up-sell opportunities.
  • Liaise with ROM Communication on the publication of ROM Magazine.
  • Manage and direct a team of seven marketing and data professionals.
Market Research
  • Lead the strategy and execution of all market research for the ROM in support of: Brand, Marketing & Communications, Visitor Experience, Exhibition Exit Surveys, Exhibition Planning and Development, Exhibition Topic Testing, Title Testing, Programs and Events, and Toronto Attractions Partnerships.
  • Responsible for brand and customer research and insights to position the ROM effectively. Specific accountabilities include:
    • Direct the development the ROM’s brand positioning key proof points.
    • Provide support for the development of all marketing and communications plans to ensure adherence to the brand positioning.
    • Work with internal stakeholders on the consistent implementation of the promise and key proof points in support of the brand.
  • Conduct data analysis and report development.
  • Create and deliver presentations to key stakeholders and executives.
  • Manage all vendor relationships.
  • Manage and direct a team of two research professionals.
Additional Responsibilities

French Language Services
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the strategy and tactical plan to ensure the ROM’s compliance with the French Language Services Act.
  • Manage a team of two translators who deliver translation services in support of the ROM’s Events, Programs, Marketing, Communications, Exhibitions, Galleries, and Wayfinding.
  • Manage and direct a team of two translation professionals.
ROM Learning Marketing
  • Develop and implement the strategy in support of ROM Learning Marketing. Tactics include ongoing communication and acquisition advertising (print, social, web, onsite).
  • Partner with the ROM Learning on their business plan and strategy and collaborate on the execution of on-site events.

REQUIREMENTS:

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 10 years’ related experience in direct and consumer marketing with an emphasis on developing programs that build customer loyalty and generate revenue.
  • A strategic thinker with experience in strategic planning, implementation and managing a team of professionals.
  • Strong understanding of brand development, tracking and ongoing management.
  • Proven success building and implementing programs that break though and build awareness.
  • Experience in membership marketing with an understanding of how to position the ROM in a competitive market.
  • Proven experience in using analytics to help define effective, innovative, and strategic marketing plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of audience evaluation techniques with a proven ability to understand, analyze, and respond to ongoing and evolving data as it relates to visitor/customer engagement.
  • Strong ability to interpret and communicate results in a compelling manner.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and apply a wide range of data in support of acquisition and retention campaigns.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or equivalent in education or experience.
  • Ability to speak French and other languages is also an asset.
 
CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
  • A seasoned senior leader with strong direct marketing, consumer marketing, brand management and market research experience.
  • A creative, out-of-the box thinker with a professional presence and persuasive manner.
  • A passion for creating memorable visitor experiences.
  • Understanding of and commitment to quality service and best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to present information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Superior communication and presentational skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable with a hands-on approach; willing and able to change priorities to meet team goals.
  • Self-directed with an ability to organize, plan, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

COMPENSATION
 
An experienced-based compensation and benefits package will be provided.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé no later than February 7th, 2020 to: ROM@searchlightpartnersgroup.com

The ROM is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Development Manager
CanadianArt

Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
Date Posted: January 15, 2020

Salary Range: 60K to 65K
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle Management

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

CanadianArt

Canadian Art is the preeminent platform for journalism and criticism about art and culture in Canada. Our award-winning print, digital, educational and programming initiatives deliver smart, accessible ideas, stories and opinions. A national non-profit foundation, Canadian Art develops and supports art writers, and engages with the work of artists, established and new. Most important, we develop inclusive platforms to understand, debate and be inspired by art.

In addition to publishing in print and online, the Canadian Art Foundation also presents innovative events and educational programs including School Hop and the Canadian Art Encounters speaker series. These programs support our mandate to engage audiences nationwide and address urgent and evolving issues through the lens of contemporary art and culture.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Canadian Art seeks a talented and motivated fundraising professional to join its team and lead its fundraising strategy. This is a great opportunity to make your mark in the Canadian arts community in support of Canadian Art’s mandate of creating inclusive platforms for people to understand, debate and be inspired by art.

The Development Manager leads the strategic development, management and delivery of CA’s development objectives through managing relations with individual donors, securing government grants and overseeing philanthropic giving.  A full-time, permanent position, this role reports to the Publisher and supervises the work of the Development Coordinator.

Who you are:
 
Determinedly donor-centric. You understand that telling the donor’s story is the key to successful fundraising and you know how to put a donor-centric strategy into action.
A strong storyteller. You are a strong writer and use language with ease; you persuade people to act through clear copy and your ability to use statistics in compelling ways.
A relationship-builder.  You are a great communicator and strong collaborator. You work well with others, building internal and external relationships that propel Canadian Art’s mission forward.
Creative, resourceful and passionate about art. You are driven by results and bring an entrepreneurial spirit to everything you do. 
Champion best practices. You believe success in fundraising is based on employing proven strategies and measuring results against key metrics, both specific to the organization and benchmarked against industry standards.
Fiercely inclusive. You are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and practices of anti-oppression. You know how to bring these core values to life in your day-to-day work and are committed to contributing to a healthy workplace.

REQUIREMENTS:

You possess:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in fundraising roles with progressive advancement.
  • A proven track record in the development, implementation and execution of a fundraising plan, including budget management.
  • A passion for, and knowledge of, contemporary art and culture, in Canada and abroad
  • Demonstrated success using a range of fundraising methodologies throughout the donor lifecycle, including patron programs, recurring giving, donor events and stewardship, mid-level to major gift solicitation and direct marketing campaigns.
  • Exceptional writing abilities and a strong track record of success in grant writing
  • Superior skills in project design and budgeting for large, multi-year projects.
  • Advanced expertise with donor databases, such as DonorPerfect, and ability to train colleagues, troubleshoot problems, build reports and demonstrate strong data analysis skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of CRA charitable tax law and understanding of the AFP Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights
  • Experience working effectively with senior leadership and board members.
  • Superior written and verbal communication, with strong presentation skills.
  • The ability to work proactively and independently, managing competing priorities.
  • Capacity to work some evenings or weekends as required.
  • CFRE certification (or certification in progress) considered an asset.

ADDITIONA INFORMATION:

 Benefits include:

  • Flex-time work arrangements
  • Annual AFP membership
  • Group Health & Dental Benefits

TO APPLY:

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Carla Dal Mina at carla@dalminahr.com by February 7, 2020.  Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line.
 
Canadian Art works to promote an intersectional understanding of identity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage applications from individuals within the Canadian Art Foundation’s employment equity categories, including those who identify as women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, individuals of non-conforming gender and sexual orientations and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Canadian Art is committed to equity and diversity, and to a positive, supportive working environment. Canadian Art’s office is fully accessible.  Please let us know should you require accommodation during any part of this recruitment process.
 
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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-Toronto-
Chief Operating Officer
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: February 12, 2020
Date Posted: January 16, 2020

Salary From: 90K to 100K+
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Job Type: Full-time
Career level: Executive/board member

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.
 
We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
 
We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.
 
The Gardiner Museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the world’s most notable specialty museums.
 
The Position:

The Gardiner Museum Chief Operating Officer reports directly to the Executive Director and CEO, and engages directly and regularly with the Gardiner Museum Board and Board Committees, most importantly the Audit and Finance Committee and its chair.  The position is central to the success of the Museum, key in terms of supporting the creativity of the institution, and models and facilitates interdepartmental collaboration to advance progress towards strategic plan goals.  This position is part of the senior management team of the Museum.  The Chief Operating Officer is the lead on equity and inclusion in all aspects of the Museum’s functions.
The Chief Operating Officer has five direct reports: Senior Manager IT, Shop Manager, Security & Facilities Manager, Accounting Manager, and Operations Coordinator.

Duties:

The Chief Operating Officer ensures the operational efficiency and financial integrity of the Museum in both the short-term and long-term, and is responsible for managing the Museum’s administrative support functions including finance, commercial, visitor services, human resources, information systems, organizational policies, building maintenance, and security.
 
Accounting and Finance (60%)

  • Directs the annual planning and budgeting process by managing the creation of detailed operating budgets from every operating unit and assembling them into a comprehensive budget for review by senior management. Includes preparation of annual budget of $4.5 million, financial reports, R&R, and project budgets
  • Oversees accounting processes, government remittances, and tax returns.
  • Prepares all working papers and financial statements for the year-end audit and other project/government audits as needed
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly financial statements with year-to-date actuals; year-end forecasts; comparisons to budget and previous year’s actuals; and prepares explanatory comments
  • Prepares reports and keeps track of invested funds in the Museum’s Endowment
  • Maintain internal controls for the Audit & Finance Committee
  • Prepares budgets for government grants and reports
  • Prepares and files charitable return and Gardiner US Foundation return for the CRA and IRS respectively
Operations (40%)
  • Commercial: Oversees the commercial enterprises of the Museum including the Shop and hospitality
  • Visitor Services: Directs overall visitor services including customer service, fiscal controls, and day-to-day operations of the Front Desk
  • Information Systems: Oversees the information technology system to ensure protection of data, adherence to government policy, and efficient operational systems
  • Human Resources: Oversees personnel policies, performance management, training and development, salary and benefit administration, recruitment/termination, and government payroll remittances. This HR responsibility is supported by an ongoing HR consultant, reporting to this position, who is in regular contact with the organization and available to staff as required
  • Organizational Policies: Ensures the Museum is up to date on all government and Board of Trustee directed policies, outlines procedures, and ensures staff/volunteers are trained as appropriate. This position works closely with the Senior Development Manager and Board Secretary to engage board members
  • Equity: Leads on Equity and Diversity Policy and Plan, works collaboratively with staff to ensure principles are embedded in practice and in all aspects of the Museum’s functions
  • Building maintenance: Oversees maintenance of the physical plant and housekeeping, develops a strategy for R&R, and manages capital projects as needed
  • Security: Manages the functional operations of the security team and administers matters relating to the union


Requirements:

Skills (10+ years of progressive experience)

  • Experience in a senior financial leadership role
  • Experience in the non-profit and charitable sector, cultural sector preferred
  • Leadership and operational skills
  • Ability to handle competing priorities
  • Creative thinking to solve budgetary issues and provide adequate solutions
  • Revenues and Expenditures follow thru GAAP
  • Experience with managing capital projects
  • Government Grants, budget, and cash flow reporting experience
  • Expert analysis and presentation skills, including presenting to a board and board committees, volunteers, internal staff groups etc

Business Skills

  • Effective planning and decision making abilities
  • Advanced experience and knowledge of accounting: GL, AR, AP and POS
  • Advanced knowledge of Employment Law,HR, Ontario Labor Standards, Payroll, T4, T4A, Self-employed, Employee Benefits
  • Advanced knowledge of tax law, charity law, donation receipting, and regulation
  • Ability to produce timely and accurate financial reports
  • Knowledge of Accounting Software: Quickbooks Online (QBO), NCR Counter Point (POS), and Raiser’s Edge
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Advanced knowledge of the following: Health & Safety Policy, Security Policy, Fire Policy, Disaster Policy, First Aid Requirement; Building Maintenance Plan and Repairs; Renewal & Replacement Fund; Investments
  • Knowledge of visitor services, commercial activities, and information technology
Technical or Mechanical Skills

N/A
 
Interpersonal/People Management Skills
  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to work with creative/cultural organization staff, volunteers, and employees of various ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent line management skills for direct reports
  • Ability to manage clearly while creating an effective, positive and enjoyable work environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills for dealing with customers on the phone, email, and front desk

Bona Fide Education Licenses or Degrees Required (e.g. RNA, CGA)

  • University degree
  • CA, CPA designation preferred
Working conditions
 
N/A

Control
  • Budget control: Overall museum budget, multi-year budgets
  • Commercial, Visitor Services, IT, Security, Building Maintenance all report to the Chief Operating Officer who is responsible for their day-to-day supervision as well as annual reviews
  • Organizational policies, government remittances, and adherence to provincial and federal laws
  • Signing authority: One of Museum’s signing officers, authorizes all purchase orders, cheque requisitions and adjustments, and payroll reports
Special conditions of employment
  • Additional hours expected during exceptionally busy periods
  • Must be reachable out of office hours for emergency situations

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.
 
Reasonable accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support applicants’ participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

TO APPLY:

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by February 12, 2020 at 5 pm to hr@gardinermuseum.com. Please reference “Chief Operating Officer” in the subject line.

No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website: www.gardinermuseum.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Art Gallery Director
Alison Milne Gallery

Type - full-time, one-year contract, Maternity Leave replacement
Closing date for application: January 23rd, 2020
Position start date: February 10th, 2020
Work Schedule: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm (some weeknights and weekends occasionally required). 40 hours per week
Location: Junction Area, Toronto

Organization Description:
Alison Milne Gallery is a fine art commercial gallery in West Toronto / Junction area, specializing in contemporary works of all mediums by emerging and mid-career, local and international artists.

Specific Duties:
AMG is seeking a Gallery Director to undertake the following:           

1 - Arts Administration:
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the gallery such as catalogue and website updates. write text for exhibition catalogues, press releases and the Gallery's newsletter, manage email campaigns, grant writing and awards applications, editing exhibition contracts and artist statements (where necessary), maintaining social media platforms.

2 - Event Coordinator:
Planning, promoting and facilitating opening receptions and offsite projects. Maintaining open correspondence with Artists for exhibition preparation.

3 - Sales, Artist / Client Relations:
Assisting with artwork inquiries, building client proposals, hosting client viewings and studio visits, obtaining framing and shipping quotes, correspondence with artists, liaise with suppliers.

4 - Artwork Handling:
Maintaining artwork inventory, receiving new artwork, photo documentation, facilitating framing, packing and shipping, assistance with installation of new exhibitions.

5 - Venue Management:
Manage online listings for venue rentals, respond to inquiries, update venue rentals packages and contracts, host site visits and walk-throughs, event preparation and venue maintenance.

Education A Degree/Diploma in Visual Art, Art History, Arts Administration or a related field (preferred)

Experience 2 years Gallery Coordination or relevant experience in arts administration, public relations, sales and/or business management.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Computer skills (Proficient in Mac Operating Systems, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Mailchimp)
  • Retail sales experience in a luxury environment preferred
  • Experience in art-handling preferred
  • Driver’s Licence

To thrive in this position, the selected candidate must:

  • have a genuine interest and passion for fine art and design.
  • possess excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills.
  • take initiative and work independently, not being afraid to dive in and learn new systems, multi-task and be hands-on.
  • enjoy a challenge and appreciate a changing workday.
  • be able to make quick decisions, solve problems and work under pressure.
  • have excellent organization skills.
  • show great attention to detail, productivity and time-management skills.
  • be responsible, dependable and punctual.
  • be career-driven and have a keen desire to learn.

Please submit to:
Alison Milne Gallery
134 Osler St. #3
Toronto ON, M6N 2Y8
gallery@alisonmilne.com

Cover letter and Resume required.
Email subject line: “Gallery Director 2020 - Resume Attached”
Please, no phone calls.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will receive a response.

Thank you for your interest in Alison Milne Gallery!

 

 

 

 

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-Grande Prairie, AB-
Curator, Exhibitions and Collections
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

General Description:

One of the largest square footage art galleries in Alberta, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (Gallery) is a place of art preservation, inspiration and exploration. We offer tours, programs, exhibitions and learning activities for all ages as a free art museum.

The Gallery presents an average of 8-10 art exhibitions per year, including from our Permanent Collection, and welcomes over 20,000 visitors annually. The Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX), delivered on behalf of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, travels to 20+ venues and further sees an annual attendance of up to 200,000 visitors. The Permanent Collection is comprised chiefly of regional works of contemporary art, numbering 850 pieces.

Closing date for application: Friday, January 31 at 5pm

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm (some weeknights and weekends required)

Hours: 40 hours per week (35 work hours)

Wage: $50,000 – $60,000 commensurate with experience

*The position includes a generous health benefit plan, with premiums fully paid by the Gallery*

The Curator, Exhibitions and Collections (Curator) will create advances in the dissemination of curatorial theory and further knowledge of Canadian Contemporary and Historic Art in the North Western Alberta region.

The Curator will plan and organize, along with their staff, the acquisition, storage, preservation and exhibition of work by individual artists and groups of artists, collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs to promote audience development and education at the Gallery. The position leads the curatorial decisions made within the parameters of the Curatorial Mandate and works closely with the Curatorial Team; Curator, Learning and Executive Director.

On all matters, the position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Specific Duties

  • Lead, and staff, the Curatorial Team in the overall planning, development and implementation of annual exhibition programming. The current Exhibitions and Collections team includes full time Associate Curator (Travelling Exhibitions), Curatorial Assistant and Art Preparator.
  • Develop specific proposals for exhibitions and conduct scholarly research related to the collection and to the production of exhibitions and publications.
  • Originate exhibitions, for those projects approved, including research, production, presentation and publication components as applicable. Select artworks, negotiate loans, design and oversee installations in conversation with staff, compile scholarly catalogue essays and biographical information, coordinate photography, editing and proof-reading of text.
  • Provide input, as needed, to the Executive Director on Board policies relating to vision, mission, values, goals and Curatorial and Collections Mandates.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest developments in exhibit design concepts, techniques, technology, innovations and maintain a broad and current professional knowledge of activities in contemporary art and related fields through studio visits, conferences, lectures and workshops.
  • Oversee the booking and in-house presentation (including design and supervision of installation) of exhibitions of art organized by other institutions or by guest curators, for display at the Gallery.
  • Oversee the production of assigned publications (catalogues, brochures and posters, etc.), and write scholarly text for exhibition catalogues, text panels, and the Gallery’s newsletter (as required).
  • Monitor and control budgets, and provide annual reporting, on the Exhibitions and Collections unit.
  • Oversee supportive text for the Canadian Cultural Property Review Board’s consideration for donated artwork, as required.
  • Assist the Executive Director with the process related to collections policy, especially in acquisitions, donations, conservation, exhibition and de-accessioning.
  • Maintain close contacts with galleries, artists, and art related organizations in the community, province and nation, and represent the Gallery at annual conferences, exhibition openings and other types of professional meetings.
  • Research and present lectures, talks, tours and other oral presentations related to exhibitions and related subjects. Respond to questions from the public regarding Gallery exhibits.
  • Assist other members of the Curatorial Team in aspects of programming, initiatives, extension activities and didactic publications, as required.
  • Assist in organizing and executing fundraising and public programming events as they relate to artists, exhibitions, collections and publications, as required.
  • Supervise Exhibitions and Collections staff, including time, priority, development and performance reviews.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills and Abilities

Required

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of contemporary and historical art practices locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct scholarly research, write to publishing standards and organize exhibitions of art.
  • Maintain knowledge of current practises in the proper handling of art work and demonstrated ability to design and implement the effective display of works of art.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with respect to historical and contemporary artwork for public presentations, project proposals, grant submissions, publications and other printed materials.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, artists, professionals within the museum communities and the public.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully motivate and supervise staff, helping to engender a strong sense of team spirit.
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task, establish priorities, perform under pressure, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Assets

  • Demonstrate the ability to adequately use Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, website browsers and both Windows and MAC platforms.
  • Experience or acceptable knowledge of using computerized desktop publishing and design software and the use of a variety of gallery / museum collection management software.
  • The ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Art History, Curatorial or Museum Studies from an accredited education program with a specialization in a Fine Arts related discipline OR relevant and exceptional education and experience.

Three to Five years of recent progressively responsible curatorial experience as an independent curator or in an art gallery or art museum, with demonstrated success in originating art exhibits, including all facets of research, production, installation, publication, and budget development and control.

Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, and write about Canadian and International art to publishing standards

Knowledge of funding agencies / organizations and experience in writing grant applications.

Please send a cover letter and CV, and any inquiries, to:

Executive Director
103, 9839 – 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 6M7

info@aggp.ca

Closing date for application: Friday, January 31 at 5pm

DOWNLOAD a PDF copy of Curator job posting.

We thank all who may apply, and only those who are short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Content Marketing Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

Employment Type: Full-Time
Reporting to: Sr Marketing Manager
Direct reports: Interns (if applicable)

MOCA Toronto is a destination for conversation, exchange and exploration where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can be part of a global creative moment.

MOCA welcomes visitors to three phases of exhibitions a year featuring work from Canadian and world-recognized artists that explores the themes of our time. Located on Sterling Road, in the culturally rich Junction Triangle community, the museum is housed on the first five floors of the historic Tower Automotive Building, a former aluminium factory known for its unique architecture.

Position Summary:
Manage all creative assets to ensure brand storytelling is optimized for stakeholder engagement across the museum experience.

Graphic Design

  • Work closely with the Sr Marketing Manager to produce assets for email marketing, social, programmes, events, onsite collateral, and more.
  • Create designs for a diverse range of projects, both print and digital, maintain brand consistency across marketing materials, presentations, and programme collateral
    • Coordinate with curators and programmers on creative for all exhibitions, events and programmes.
  • Uphold MOCA’s best practices and brand guidelines.
    • Oversee creative briefs, are executed on brand, on time and on budget.
  • Liaise with suppliers to produce high-quality collateral and oversee production at the best price, including photographers, videographers, printers and writers.

Digital

  • Develop strategic and responsive monthly content calendars detailing museum activities and organizational priorities.
  • Support email marketing program; supervise the process for approval of content internally and externally to ensure timely review and deployment.
  • Support digital campaigns by maintaining website content, developing landing pages and SEO copy
  • Contribute to and execute strategy to achieve audience growth targets for social platforms.
    • Develop content, schedule, build community and provide customer service on social platforms to increase followers and awareness
    • Audit and report on social media metrics

Content Creation

  • Create compelling marketing copy for various mediums as needed, using in-house or external suppliers.
  • Contribute to storytelling assets as in-house photographer/videographer of key museum events and activities.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in marketing with a focus on digital advertising, social media and content.
  • Strong familiarity and experience with Adobe creative suite, particularly Photoshop,

Illustrator and InDesign

  • Experience in content marketing with strong writing and creative skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Experience within a start-up or entrepreneurial setting is an advantage
  • Superior knowledge of all social platforms
  • Strong understanding of different media formats
  • Basic photography and/or videography experience
  • Experience using social media platforms

Salary range: $38-41K

Please apply with a CV, resume and portfolio (link or work samples) to Danielle lim humanresources@moca.ca.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Librarian
Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is currently seeking to train a new Librarian, to take over when our current Librarian retires in fall 2020. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Librarian assumes the responsibility for acquiring, organizing, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users. Please note this is a mentored position, with the new Librarian assuming all roles and responsibilities by fall 2020.

Duties Include:

  • selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources
  • answering readers’ enquiries
  • using library systems and specialist computer applications
  • recruiting and managing summer students and volunteers
  • liaising with Woodland Cultural Centre staff, external organisations and suppliers
  • ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (e.g. staff, postgraduate students, disabled users)
  • managing budgets and resources
  • supporting independent research and learning
  • developing IT facilities
  • assist readers to use computer equipment, conduct literature searches etc.
  • prepares narrative reports with statistical data for board reports and annual reports
  • maintains website information about the library and provides book reviews
  • must be able to travel as required

Qualifications:

  • selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources
  • answering readers’ enquiries
  • using library systems and specialist computer applications
  • recruiting and managing summer students and volunteers
  • liaising with Woodland Cultural Centre staff, external organisations and suppliers
  • ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (e.g. staff, postgraduate students, disabled users)
  • managing budgets and resources
  • supporting independent research and learning
  • developing IT facilities
  • assist readers to use computer equipment, conduct literature searches etc.
  • prepares narrative reports with statistical data for board reports and annual reports
  • maintains website information about the library and provides book reviews
  • must be able to travel as required

DOWNLOAD FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE:

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4 pm Tuesday January 21st, 2020 to:

Attn: Virve Wiland, Librarian
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
library@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
(519) 759-2650

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Executive Director
Woodland Cultural Centre

Under the guidance of the Woodland Cultural Centre Board of Directors, the Executive Director guides the strategic vision, mandate, mission and goals of the organization. As a local and national leader, the Executive Director will perform a wide range of complex management activities related to financial, governance, human resource management, community engagement, programme development, marketing/branding, advocacy and fundraising from both the public and private sectors.

The Executive Director will engage in a process of strategic planning and implementation in support of the mission, vision, mandate and goals of the Centre, and will ensure the Centre retains its leadership in all areas related to its Constitution.

The Executive Director will be visionary in fundraising, community engagement, and policy frameworks which will enable the Centre to achieve sustainability and leadership within a non-profit, charitable operational structure, while ensuring responsiveness to its primary stakeholder communities, partners and funders.

The Executive Director will lead the Centre into the important next phase of its history, building upon the foundational achievements of the past 47 years.

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic operations of the WCC. This includes the day-to-day operations of the Museum/Gallery, the Mohawk Institute Historic Site, the Library/Archives, the Language programme and all other associated activities.

  1. To work with the Centre’s Board of Directors to ensure a dynamic, forward-looking, vision, mission and goals for the Centre.
  2. To create a progressive operational/management infrastructure in financial and human resource management, programme development, community engagement, marketing, education, collection management, museum and gallery exhibitions, historic site management, language resources and library and archives to operationalize the Centre’s strategic vision.
  3. To advocate and fundraise with the public, private and corporate sectors with a view towards sustainability and growth of the Centre’s strategic goals.
  4. To ensure responsibility and responsiveness to community stakeholders.
  5. To ensure strategic short, medium and long term planning and financial supports.
  6. To manage, motivate and develop a highly effective staff and volunteer team.
  7. To develop and implement robust marketing, media and social media strategies to support the Centre’s activities and aspirations.
  8. To demonstrate leadership within the Centre, locally and nationally on issues related to WCC mission.

Qualifications:

The Executive Director shall have:

  1. Respect, have knowledge and sensitivity to Indigenous Ontario and beyond; its culture, heritage, traditions, histories, aspirations, and protocols, and Woodland Cultural Centre goals and objectives.
  2. Proven senior management leadership expertise developed over 5 years of experience and relevant academic qualifications such as Business Administration/Cultural Management and/or other related education.
  3. A track record of strategic planning with achievable and proven results.
  4. Progressive expertise in fundraising from the public, private and corporate sectors.
  5. Demonstrated and innovative approaches to financial and resource management.
  6. The ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders both verbally and in written form.
  7. Recognized success in overseeing the development of innovative educational frameworks.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to facilitate a positive work environment that supports staff development and success.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current CV or Resume, and three references.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

Attn: Melanie Fernandez
Interim Executive Director
(519) 759-2650
administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Kingston-
Bader Curator of European Art
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University

Closing Date: 12/04/2020

About The Agnes:
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a leading art museum that proudly serves as an active research and learning resource at Queen’s University and as a public gallery for the Kingston, Ontario, community and beyond. Its superb collection spans European historical, Canadian historical, contemporary, Indigenous, African historical, and decorative arts. A central strength within that collection is The Bader Collection, comprised of over 200 European paintings with a focus on Dutch and Flemish Baroque, including four paintings by Rembrandt and others by his talented associates and students. The quality of these works has brought international renown to Agnes. By researching, collecting and preserving works of art, and through exhibiting and interpreting visual culture spanning the great artistic traditions of the past and the innovations of the present, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange within and across communities.

About The Opportunity:
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is seeking an expert in historical European art with an in-depth knowledge of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, to assume the position of Curator of European Art. 

Reporting to the Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art, the Bader Curator of European Art will develop a creative artistic vision for the collection, ensuring its vitality by researching and developing acquisitions, exhibitions, publications and related public events that promote wide engagement and interest in European historical art. Additionally, the incumbent will foster global connections with others in the field and communicate with diverse clientele ranging from local and international visitors to university students and faculty to donors and benefactors, establishing an environment that is both collaborative and inclusive.

This position provides opportunity to effectively contribute to the European historical art field, while cultivating a high-level of expertise within a supportive and flexible learning environment. 

Applicants please follow the link below:

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=74827&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0719-1100&BRID=EX146136&SBDID=1&LANG=1

 

 

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-Owen Sound-
Director & Chief Curator
Tom Thomson Art Gallery

The City of Owen Sound Requires a
DIRECTOR & CHIEF CURATOR at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Owen Sound is a diverse and culturally rich community located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in Southern Ontario,  approximately 2 hours north of Toronto, and on the doorstep of the Bruce Peninsula. Owen Sound is the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce counties characterized by a magnificent harbour and bay, two winding rivers, tree-lined streets, an extensive parks system, and tree-covered hillsides and ravines. Urban convenience is reconciled with balanced lifestyle in this welcoming community. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (TOM) is the anchor of the local Arts & Culture Community. Inspired by the legacy of the iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson, the mission of the TOM is to connect people to art and generate creative energy that sustains, enriches, empowers, and inspires the communities it services. Theatres, museums, festivals, recreation facilities, hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, boating and fishing are minutes from your office. The City of Owen Sound is a lower tier municipality within the County of Grey.

Reporting the City Manager, the Director & Chief Curator is responsible for the fulfillment of the Gallery’s Mission and strategic goals.  This will be achieved through providing artistic leadership and administrative management for all aspects of the Gallery’s operations. The successful candidate will be a flexible continuous learner with a Degree in Fine Arts, Art History or a related field or equivalent experience satisfactory to the City. A Degree in Arts Administration and/or a Degree or Diploma in Business Administration are considered assets.

The applicant must have demonstrated curatorial, management and leadership skills. The ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with the public, government ministries, staff, members of Council, donors and various departments within the Corporation, will be critical to this position. The annual salary range for this position is $84,888 - $103,521. The City also offers a comprehensive benefit package and the opportunity for training and continuing education.

The full job description can be found on our website at www.owensound.ca/city-employment. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the gallery website at www.owensound.ca/en/tomthomson.aspx.

Those interested in applying for this position and forward a cover letter and resume quoting job number 2020-01 to hrjobposting@owensound.ca by January 31, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code and the AODA in all aspects of the hiring process, upon request. 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Event Coordinator: Digital Data Mixer
Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Event Coordinator: Digital Data Mixer

Contract, 36 days over 3 months, $40 per hour

This post will assist with the coordination of a one day event in Toronto in April 2020. Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, the Digital Data Mixer will be an event to host 20 people working within public art galleries. The aim of the event is to build digital literacy in working with data. From identifying, sourcing and cleaning data through to analysis, visualization and strategy, participants will share and discuss ideas, techniques, sources, tools, challenges and opportunities with experts and each other. This event will help organisations and professionals to move towards using data driven decision making in their institutions.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is the only arts service organization in Canada to specialize in public art galleries; it is an innovative, forward-looking organization, ideally placed to lead this project.

Through advocacy, professional development, and network-building, OAAG has been working to advance and empower Ontario public art galleries since 1968. OAAG supports galleries in building relationships with arts and heritage organisations, both nationally and provincially. OAAG’s wide range of initiatives, professional development, and support services include: marketing for audience engagement; art collection management; and development of visual art centres.

To discuss this project, or if you require more information, please email hr@oaag.org with “Event Coordinator, Digital Data Mixer” in the subject line.

Responsibilities

The event coordinator will:

  • Ensure the Digital Data Mixer event is well run
  • Undertake logistical planning and execution
  • Develop communication aspects of the project including social media
  • Liaise with suppliers, partners, sponsors, venue, participants and colleagues
  • Handle registration and enquiries from participants
  • Disseminating surveys to participants and encouraging completion
  • Keep records of activities and assist with report writing

Experience

  • Good digital skills, including social media, G Suite, understanding of data practices
  • 3+ years experience in the field of event planning and coordination
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrable strong organizational skills
  • Experience in marketing and promotion of events and conferences

How to apply

  • Please send a cover letter, CV and three references to hr@oaag.org with the subject line “Event Coordinator, Digital Data Mixer”
  • Deadline: Friday January 24, 2020
  • Commencement of work: Week of February 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

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-Cambridge-
Curator
Cambridge Art Galleries/Idea Exchange

Posting #20-01x

Curator (Full-Time Permanent)
Cambridge Art Galleries/Idea Exchange

Cambridge Art Galleries' operates within a public library setting which contributes significantly to high attendance and results in many community-based collaborative projects and events. The gallery has the unique opportunity of engaging with many families, youth, Canadian newcomers, seniors, and the broader community on a daily basis and we are looking for a Curator who is enthusiastic about capitalizing on this relationship in order to make art accessible to broad and diverse audiences.

Cambridge Art Galleries’ mandate is to serve our regional and broader communities through the delivery of contemporary art programs which foster critical cultural dialogue. Our artistic activities engage, embrace, and empower people of all ages and abilities from diverse ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds. We promote and support emerging and professional artists, advocate for the advancement of the creative sector, and we actively acquire, conserve, exhibit, and evolve the context of our permanent collection of contemporary Canadian fibre art.

We are seeking a dynamic Curator who is experienced in exhibition and collection development, contemporary art, community engagement, and grant writing, to fulfill a key leadership position on our team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about our mandate and who has a proven track record for advancing contemporary art through accessible formats.

Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Curator position is responsible for the development and implementation of exhibitions that support our strategic plan, priority groups, and Mandate/Vison/Mission. The Curator prepares detailed budgets and descriptive narratives and monitors and controls budgets for assigned projects. The position works with artists to support exhibition production and development, secure agreements with artists and/or lending institutions, coordinate exhibition contracts/ loan agreements, design and prepare the overall installation and de-installation plan for each exhibition, and manage the development of exhibition publications, contributing curatorial essays where appropriate. The Curator also researches and writes interpretive material to engage the public with exhibitions and coordinates the production of this material with graphic designers, printers, and other contributors. The position collaborates with the Community Engagement Specialist, Education Officer, and promotions team, to develop and implement strategies, programs, and promotions, that strive for deeper public engagement. The Curator will continuously seek to understand the needs of the communities we serve and to work with those communities to cultivate positive relationships and meaningful, enriching, creative collaborations.

The position researches and presents lectures, talks, tours, and other oral presentations related to programs and responds to questions from the public regarding Gallery programs and exhibitions. The Curator performs ongoing curatorial research through studio and gallery visits and builds relationships with collectors, donors, curators, academics, publishers, educators and relevant colleagues and represents the Gallery at annual conferences and other types of professional meetings.

The successful candidate will be committed to working with Indigenous artists, leaders, and Traditional Knowledge Keepers towards the advancement of Truth & Reconciliation. They will also be committed to working with artists and persons of varying backgrounds including deaf/blind and disability, visible minorities, seniors, LGBTQ2+, and new generation and/or emerging artists.

In addition to these responsibilities, the Curator is responsible for overseeing the care, documentation, exhibition, and conservation of the contemporary fibre art collection. The position supports the development and delivery of collection-based educational and community engagement programs as well as promotional opportunities. Working with the Art Collection Committee, the Curator supports the development of policy, mandate, strategy, and long-range planning. The Curator also researches and creates formal proposals for the acquisition of art objects for the collection as well as conducts research on the works in the collection and coordinates the loan of collection art works to other museums, institutions, or traveling exhibitions.

The Curator seeks out grant opportunities and writes grant applications in support of exhibitions and projects. The position is also responsible for developing grant narratives for applications to the Canada for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council and for continuously striving to align their curatorial directions with funder priorities and established organizational directives.

To be qualified for this role you should have:

  • University degree in fine art or art history
  • Minimum of 5 years of curatorial and collection experience working in a public art gallery setting
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to drive to locations
  • Knowledge of health and safety in accordance with the Employment Act and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, collection management software, and dexterity with diverse media used in exhibitions
  • Thorough knowledge of current practices in the handling of art
  • Demonstrated ability to design inventive projects and exhibitions
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, artists, partners, and funders
  • Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality related to Gallery exhibitions, collections, partners, funders, and operations
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to guide and support staff to achieve identified goals

This is a full-time, permanent position where you will work 70 hours in a bi-weekly period. We offer a competitive salary with health and dental benefits as well as participation in OMERS pension.

Please apply by February 7, 2020 to:

Megan Lynn, HR Manager
Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2K6
hr@ideaexchange.org

Please quote “20-01x Curator” in your subject line

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please note that this position is open to both internal and external candidates.

 

 

 

 

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-Burlington-
Head of Programming
Art Gallery of Burlington

Title: Head of Programming
Status: Full-Time Permanent, 35 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required
Start Date: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020, 4:30 pm

Skills: The ideal candidate is an ambitious and collaborative thinker, organized, and well versed in contemporary art and craft practices. They must have an adept understanding of fine art handling, shipping, and condition reporting. A strong knowledge in exhibition coordination and project management, and publication coordination is necessary for the position. Candidates must possess solid writing skills, be detail-oriented, and able to multitask on overlapping projects. Understanding the nuances of the non-profit public gallery sector, is key to complete project and operating grant applications.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Reports directly to the Senior Curator, the Head of Programming provides logistic support for the AGB exhibitions, publications, collection, and education programs and designs and implements public programming;
  • Manage preparatory team and overseeing installation for all internally generated and touring exhibitions;
  • Assist in exhibition installation;
  • Work with contemporary artists for public projects, and gallery events;
  • Undertake the preparation of operational and project grants and developing promotion strategies for public programs;
  • Build new and lasting relationships with intergenerational communities in Burlington and surrounding area;
  • Engage in research for interpretive and scholarly contributions to gallery texts, education guides, and publications;
  • Work with the Senior Curator to oversee artist residencies, site-specific installations, and collection commissions;
  • Work closely with the Senior Curator to identify and secure funding sources and undertaking the preparation of operational and project grants;
  • Support the curatorial team and working closely with community engagement and education;
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, and co-ops as required;
  • Coordinate contracts, shipping, travel, schedules, and correspondence for exhibitions and public programs.

Experience:
A university or college degree in a related field (Fine Art / Studio, Art History, Curatorial Studies, etc.). An advanced (Masters-level) degree would be an asset. A minimum of two years professional programming experience, preferably in a public gallery setting. Previous experience in a non-profit and/or public environment, teaching visual arts, and/or working with Ontario schools is an asset. Relevant alternative experience will be considered.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume that clearly indicates your relevant work experiences and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position at the AGB and qualifications in one pdf. Send to jobs@agb.life with the Subject Line: Head of Programming by February 28, 2020, 4:30 pm.

About the Art Gallery of Burlington:
The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is a public art gallery devoted to supporting contemporary art, craft, and related thought. The AGB is the home of and partner to Arts Burlington, our region’s largest association of artistic producers.

We are a gathering place for experiences, ideas, and conversations. We commit to this by producing exhibitions and publications that offer critical engagement with contemporary art. We create programming initiatives that push the boundaries of traditional arts education by supporting artists, youth, and the wider community in their personal, professional, and artistic development, and by leading in the study and preservation of contemporary Canadian ceramics.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, at the head of Lake Ontario, within the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

The AGB is an equal opportunity employer, provides benefits, pension plans, and encourages applications from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Director, Philanthropy
Art Gallery of Ontario

THE OPPORTUNITY

At the Art Gallery of Ontario, we are seeking a Director, Philanthropy to lead strategy development and implementation of fundraising programs designed to drive growth, build a strong donor pipeline, deepen donor relationships, and provide donors with excellent stewardship.

This is a very exciting time for us. We have a very ambitious plan to become recognized as a global leader in the art world. This is a time that calls for people with bold vision, courage, and an innovative spirit. For this reason, we are seeking a person who can lead with commitment and passion, and who can motivate and engage employees, volunteers and donors in our AGO 2028 vision.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Director will lead the Philanthropy team that is responsible for generating revenue for annual operations and long-term priorities, including our upcoming campaign. The Director, Philanthropy will consult and collaborate with the CDO, our executive management and leadership volunteers to ensure success in achieving overall financial and non-financial objectives. Also responsible for a personal portfolio of prospects, the Director will partner with our CDO and other senior leaders to formulate and implement customized strategies for acquiring, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.

We want to attract, nurture and retain a world-class team, and we are looking for someone who can support this goal through practical, inspired leadership. The Director will develop a high-performance Philanthropy team, and will effectively guide and coach this team, providing strategic direction and leadership on the design and delivery of annual campaigns, major gifts, foundation and government grants, and planned giving.

As a member of our Development leadership team, the new Director will play a key role in the planning and execution of tactics for the Development Division as a whole. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a talented fundraiser and people leader to join a team that is passionate about promoting community, creativity and culture in the city of Toronto and beyond.

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

We care deeply about our mission of Art, Audience, and Learning. At the AGO, we believe in the transformative power of art.

We recently completed a 10 year visioning exercise AGO 2028 that will see us lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs, and by reflecting the people who live here. Our path forward is guided by an operational plan with four major strategic drivers – Content & Program, Diversity & Inclusion, Brand & Audience, and Admission - and an ambitious fundraising campaign in support of four grand initiatives.

We change as our city changes. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse, vibrant and healthy cities, with a distinctive energy that comes from a mix of many different cultures. Toronto stands out as an aspirational example of inclusivity. Looking ahead to the next 10 years, we will harness the energy of Toronto to become among the great global museums, generating and presenting vital collections and exhibitions with significant contemporary relevance.

In the future, we will launch ambitious initiatives that will position the AGO as:

  • A leader in presenting Canadian exhibitions and programs to the world
  • A partner of choice to leading global museums that will enable us to bring the highest quality exhibitions and programs to the AGO
  • The beneficiary of outstanding collections of art
  • A leader in contributing to the global conversation about important issues of our time

We’ve come a long way since we were founded in 1900. In 2018, we welcomed over one million visitors, the highest annual attendance since our re-opening in 2008. When we announced a bold revamp of our admission model in Spring 2019, the public response was immediate. In the six months since launching our Annual Pass, which is free for visitors aged 25 and under and $35 for those 26 and up, more than 100,000 people have signed up. This has been a significant achievement in making art more accessible to everyone. Annual passholders have doubled our community that already includes approximately 100,000 AGO Members across 55,000 member households – a number that has been maintained over the past five fiscal years. In total, our reachable audience of patrons, members and passholders is now over 250,000, which is larger than that of the MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

One of the largest art museums in North America, our collection of over 98,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art to European masterpieces; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists; with a photography collection that tracks the impact of the medium; and with focused collections in Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art.

With our collection, the gallery focuses on five main areas:

  • Indigenous & Canadian art
  • European art
  • Prints and drawings
  • Photography
  • Modern and contemporary art

We are also a place of education and research for the community and for professionals. We offer courses for families adults, youth, and children, as well as a wide variety of family programs, summer camps, and school programs. The E.P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian centre for research in art, with over 300,000 volumes, artist files, and art-related archives and special collections. In addition, the Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of prints, drawings and photographs, and houses over 70,000 works which date from the 13th century to the present day.

PHILANTHROPY AT THE AGO

As a beacon of cultural significance and creative exhibition, we have been supported throughout the years by a generous community of members, patrons and art enthusiasts from across the country. Philanthropic contributions have most recently helped us acquire 246 new works of art, bringing its total collection to just over 98,000 works.

We are grateful for generous contributions from AGO members, donors and private-sector partners. In addition, we are funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the City of Toronto, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Our Development programs include major gifts, bequests, annual giving and special events, as well as gifts of art and other in-kind donations. Our priorities are also supported through a number of endowment funds, which collectively total nearly $100M. Private sector revenues, including memberships, individual and corporate giving, sponsorships, and fundraising events, represent approximately 30% of total operating revenues.

Currently we raise about $10M per year in philanthropic support for operations, and an additional $5+M in designated funding. This will rise exponentially during our upcoming campaign, which will be the most ambitious in AGO history. Our goal is to raise $500M in capital, endowment, expendible gifts and works of art in support of our 10-year strategic vision.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Annual Report 2017-2018
Business Plan 2017-2018
AGO Leadership Team
AGO Board of Trustees
Transformation AGO: Fact Sheet
AGO Annual Pass

IDEAL CANDIDATE

Passionate about art and its positive impact on society, the ideal candidate will be an experienced development leader who will provide strategy and execution to our Philanthropy program. With a proven track record in annual operating fundraising, as well as foundation, major gifts, planned giving and stewardship, the new incumbent will deliver integrated and innovative fundraising programs designed to drive acquisition and growth, build a strong donor pipeline for both annual and campaign giving, deepen donor relationships, and provide donors with excellent stewardship.

The Director, Philanthropy will demonstrate excellent skills in building high value donor relationships and expertise in managing the donor cycle and the growth of our donor base, and actively moving them through to our major gift pipeline. The new incumbent will bring discipline to the enhancement of systems and processes particularly related to annual revenue programs, and will chart a path that will ensure the success of our upcoming campaign. Using their experience with data analysis and segmentation, the Director will focus on creatively increasing the donor base beyond the known and established arts donors in Toronto with a strong emphasis on developing the next generation of philanthropists, and converting our diverse audience into donors.

Demonstrating poise, transparency and a sense of humour, the successful candidate will have the proven ability to effectively lead and develop a high performance team. The ideal candidate will provide both direction and encouragement to our Development team, and will inspire employees to embrace a culture of philanthropy here. Positive and collaborative, the Director will excel at coaching and mentoring, and will support team members and colleagues in developing their skills and finding success. The Director, Philanthropy will also lead by example in demonstrating a creativity, confidence, and resilience in fundraising.
 
Warm, kind, and collegial, the successful candidate will possess exceptional navigational and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will bring a strong curiosity and open mind, and will use these qualities to learn about and demonstrate cultural fluency. Confident, sincere, and appreciative of others, the Director, Philanthropy will develop respectful and productive relationships with colleagues across the organization, and with leadership volunteers, and committees, recognizing that a strong culture of philanthropy is dependent on leveraging the expertise and relationships of others.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general direction of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Director, Philanthropy leads the Philanthropy team charged with generating revenue for annual operations and long-term priorities through annual campaigns, major gifts, foundations, government grants, and planned giving, as well as overall stewardship of all donors to the AGO. The Director also leads strategy development and implementation of fundraising programs designed to drive growth, builds a strong donor pipeline, deepen donor relationships, and provides donors with excellent stewardship.

The Director, Philanthropy manages a team of fundraising professionals, as well as a personal portfolio of prospects. In addition, the Director formulates, executes and evaluates strategies for acquiring, cultivating and soliciting prospects in partnership with the CDO and senior leaders.

As a member of the Development leadership team, the Director, Philanthropy plays a key role in planning and execution for the Division. The Director consults and collaborates with the CDO, the Development leadership team, AGO executive management and leadership volunteers to achieve Development’s overall financial and non-financial objectives.

Strategic Leadership

  • In consultation with the CDO, leads the creation and implementation of multi-year strategic objectives and annual business plans for philanthropic giving, including annual individual and major gifts, foundations, grants and planned giving.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the Gallery to ensure philanthropic support of institutional priorities and alignment with existing Gallery assets and programs.
  • Designs programs, pricing, benefits and promotional plans to maximize philanthropic opportunities.
  • Identifies and oversees the implementation of effective strategies and tactics for developing a robust annual and mid-level giving program.
  • Develops strong working relationships with the AGO Leadership Team and managers from various departments nurturing a culture of philanthropy across the organization.
  • Contributes to the development of the annual Development budget, and monitors budget and plan throughout the year in consultation with the CDO, staff and Development Operations team.
  • Participates as a division representative on Gallery groups and committees as assigned by the CDO. Acts as a senior Gallery representative at external functions as required.
  • Partners with the Campaign Director to identify strategies to increase annual giving support for the campaign, identify and migrate donors to major gifts, and promote, recognize and celebrate the campaign within Development and across the gallery.

Team Management

  • Plans and oversees the appropriate resourcing of work, and the development of skills, systems and procedures to achieve departmental goals and financial targets.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance to employees, focused on hiring and retaining talent, and managing a high-performance team for optimal results.
  • Ensures ongoing support for Philanthropy team through effective training and development, and opportunities that promote job satisfaction and professional excellence.

Fundraising and Revenue Generation

  • In collaboration with Campaign Director, leads Philanthropy team in identifying and cultivating a robust prospect pipeline for mid-level and major gifts through individual portfolio management as well as a variety of donor programs and touchpoints.
  • Actively manages a personal portfolio of prospects and donors, and partners with relationship managers in other AGO departments to deepen relationships with donors and secure gifts.
  • Works directly with AGO trustees, volunteers, and members of the AGO senior team to effectively engage, coach, and support them in fundraising, ensuring they are strategically integrated and effectively prepared to contribute to the fundraising effort.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of stewardship and recognition programs to ensure the highest standards of donor experience, and clearly articulates the impact of their giving.
  • In consultation with the Development Operations team, employs advanced techniques in research and data analytics towards the development of a strong acquisition strategy, migrating members to donors and upward, and driving revenue through segmentation and customized communications.
  • Regularly evaluates fundraising program effectiveness and efficiency, introducing new strategies and course-correcting to deliver best results.
  • Works closely with the Associate Director, Development Operations to ensure prospect identification, clearance and management systems are being utilized effectively and serving Philanthropy team objectives.
  • In partnership with the Marketing team and Development writer, oversees the development of compelling, high quality fundraising materials that communicate the AGO’s brand and value proposition to prospects, and clearly articulate to donors the impact of their generosity towards the AGO.
  • Supports the CDO in management of Philanthropy Working Committee, including objective-setting, meeting preparation, ongoing communications with volunteers, and facilitating their engagement in AGO philanthropy and donor stewardship.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Significant experience in a fundraising role at a senior level, with a proven record of success in revenue growth and innovation in a leadership capacity within annual, mid-level and major gift fundraising.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective and meaningful donor recognition programs, high-end patron’s programs and affinity groups.
  • Experience initiating, analyzing, monitoring, evaluating and altering strategic fundraising and stewardship plans.
  • Demonstrated, well developed communication skills (written and verbal) including experience in creating and presenting compelling proposals to donors.
  • Well-developed ability to be creative and innovative with respect to prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective, successful management of senior volunteers in various roles and capacities.
  • Experience building a strong fundraising team; coaching and mentoring fundraising employees to improve their skills and build their career.
  • Experience developing and managing program budgets.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, effective at follow-through and priority setting.
  • Effective comprehension and application of confidentiality and diplomacy.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including effective relationship building and the ability to relate effectively with individuals and employees at all levels.
  • Well-developed computer literacy including proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge or other donor database management systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CRA guidelines; general understanding of current finance and accounting principles in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment would be an asset.
  • While knowledge of art is not a ‘must have’, an authentic interest in and passion for art is a requirement in this role.
  • A university degree or a combination of comparable skills and experience.
  • CFRE designation is considered an asset, along with being in good standing with the ethical codes of one or more of the following organizations: AFP, AHP, CAGP, CCAE.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime and weekends or evening hours.
  • Occasional travel is required in this position, and thus a valid driver’s license and passport are required.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Art Gallery of Ontario. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner / Lead, KCI Search + Talent or Kara Spedding, Senior Consultant by email at AGO@kcitalent.com.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest, to the email address listed above by January 31, 2020.

To view the full Position Brief, please visit:  www.kcitalent.com

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Saskatoon, SK-
Director of Programs & Chief Curator
Remai Modern

Closing Date: January 31, 2020 (or until filled)
Term: Permanent full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon, a growing city on the vast and ever-changing Canadian Prairies. Remai Modern offers a unique perspective on art and culture in the 21st century, with an eye on the future. Building on the legacy of the Mendel Art Gallery, Remai Modern is setting a new direction for art in Saskatchewan. With increased capacity and a diverse team, Remai Modern is advancing as Canada’s museum of modern art.

DUTIES:

  1. As a member of the senior leadership team, shapes and conveys the museum’s vision, strategic plan and annual institutional priorities;
  2. Develops strategies and models across all program areas, including: collections, conservation, exhibitions, research, publications, performance, engagement and education.
  3. Ensures the delivery of programs and related projects meet a high standard of excellence and are delivered on time and on budget , and delivers a variety of exhibitions and programs that are critical, scholarly, and of public note that serve as a gateway for new audiences
  4. Leads programming strategy meetings to set annual, program goals and priorities; and ensure that an integrated approach to exhibitions, research, collections development, interpretation, public programs, and publications is encouraged.
  5. Oversees the content and planning of the museum’s long-term exhibition calendar; and assists with programming decisions, including partnerships, co-productions and commissions including developing appropriate programs and strategies for the dissemination of information and documentation for exhibitions and related programs.
  6. Develops and leads strategies for all publishing initiatives to produce the highest quality print and digital publications.
  7. Develops, monitors and controls related program budgets including the acquisitions plan on an annual and multi-year basis; collaboratively develops departmental budgets, and oversees the administration of departmental budgets to ensure fiscal year end goals are met.
  8. Provide leadership and direction to the long-term collection development and acquisition plans. Coordinates curatorial efforts toward setting annual goals and priorities for purchase and gift solicitations. Cultivates donors locally and nationally, and actively solicits gifts of art for the museum’s collection.
  9. Leads the care and conservation efforts for Remai Modern’s collection, to include the digitization of the records and archives of the collection; leads efforts to develop long-term vision that moves toward greater integration and maintenance of the collections
  10. Develops fundraising strategies and secure contributions for individual projects, broader cross-disciplinary initiatives, and annual operating support.
  11. Supports communications, marketing and sponsorship of exhibitions and other projects to ensure a strategic approach to disseminating Remai Modern’s artistic program content and scholarship, seasonal content plans and ensure that staff across the programmatic areas generate and contribute content on a timely and regular basis. Act as media spokesperson for museum as required.
  12. Contributes to the development of effective partnerships with the local, national and international visual arts communities through the production of exhibitions and attending studio visits, related programs and other activities.
  13. Manages assigned staff; hires, assigns work schedules, assesses staffing needs, identifies and pursues other resources if necessary and performs layoff and recall. Plans and approves staff development. Conducts performance management and, when required, disciplinary action.
  14. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures. Maintains and monitors programs which affect public health and safety.
  15. Acts for the Executive Director/CEO as required.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in curatorial studies, art history, or related.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible related experience in museum management including exhibit and artistic program development, collection and acquisition coordination, public program and interpretive program development, supervision, staffing and budget development, project management and team leadership.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • National and international travel is required.
  • Thorough knowledge and relationships in the contemporary art field across disciplines; familiarity with contemporary film/video, performing arts, and web-based artistic media.
  • Ability for working with diverse artistic and community groups including art created in Western Canada and Indigenous contemporary art.
  • Thorough knowledge of public sector, non-profit organization operations and government relationships;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a sustainable multi-year program;
  • Demonstrated skill in managing substantial department, project and program budgets;
  • Demonstrated skill with scholarship and publications;
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas and concepts effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present oral, written and audio-visual reports of a specialized nature and the ability to create a persuasive case to garner support for key programs and projects;
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices in the arts;
  • Ability to use a team approach to plan and produce complex, interdisciplinary programming;
  • Demonstrated knowledge to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in programming, staff, and audience experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff by directing, managing and supporting staff in achieving desired results;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of computer using the Microsoft Office Suite and collections management systems.
  • Ability to adapt to new and changing situations adept at managing risk. Enjoys and embraces new changes while continue to develop innovative and creative solutions.
  • Proactively model the importance of timely collegial interaction, personal accountability, communication, and exchange across disciplinary boundaries.

Salary: $108,204.24 to $127,139.52 per year (2016 Rates)

How to apply:

Visit remaimodern.org/about/careers to apply.

 

 

 

 

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-Oakville-
Executive Director
Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries is currently inviting applications for the position of Executive Director to lead the institution into an exciting new era.

As one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. With an outstanding track record of presenting the work of early and mid-career artists from across Canada and around the world, Oakville Galleries’ award-winning exhibition and educational programming is rooted in commitments to the visionary, the forward-thinking, and the responsive.

Presently housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is located thirty minutes from Toronto, engaging communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. The organization is currently preparing for a major capital transformation, one that will see its operations relocated to an iconic heritage building in central Oakville, retrofitted to provide more than 30,000 square feet of museum-standard space to house the Galleries’ exhibitions, collections and programs.

The Board of Directors for Oakville Galleries is seeking an Executive Director to provide exceptional artistic and organizational leadership through this period of transformative growth. Responsible for the institution’s vision, strategic and financial direction, and overall management, the Executive Director will bring both artistic and business leadership to the position to realize the full potential of Oakville Galleries’ curatorial, operational, and capital capacities.

The Executive Director will be a dynamic and inspiring leader, one who is passionate about engaging broad audiences with contemporary art, who champions principles of equity and diversity, and who demonstrates a robust track record for generating civic and financial support alike. S/he will be both visionary and effective, working with the Board, staff, and Oakville community to skillfully steer the organization through its next phase of development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and strategic direction:

  • To assume overall responsibility for Oakville Galleries’ strategic direction, working closely with staff and Board to ensure that the institution’s vision, values, and policy statements are developed ambitiously and embodied compellingly
  • To develop the Galleries’ institutional and artistic identity through oversight of all curatorial, communications, and development activities
  • To define the Galleries’ audiences clearly and expansively, and to develop and implement appropriate strategies for diverse audience engagement
  • To realize the Galleries’ strategic goals through comprehensive and effective business planning

Capital development:

  • To lead Oakville Galleries’ relocation project, serving as a persuasive and effective champion for the organization’s operational and capital expansion with all current and potential stakeholders
  • To oversee the ongoing development of the Galleries’ capital plans in close partnership with the Board, managing feasibility work, developing operational plans, and assembling and executing an appropriate capital fundraising strategy in alignment with the organization’s current relocation goals

Resource advancement:

  • To develop and execute a multifaceted income generation and fundraising strategy that builds community, civic support, and trust along with financial security
  • To nurture and cultivate contacts with existing and potential donors, sponsors, and members, both individual and corporate, in concert with the Manager of Special Projects
  • To oversee all funding requests and reports for the Galleries, operational, project, and capital

Financial management:

  • To develop and recommend to the Board an annual operating budget that appropriately balances public sector support with private sector contributions
  • To manage all income and expenditures, implementing suitable financial controls and providing effective monitoring and reporting throughout the year

Talent management:

  • To recruit, manage, support, and retain a tight-knit team of arts professionals, appropriately engaging staff in the organization’s long-term goals and delegating responsibilities and authority efficiently
  • To recommend to the Board the appropriate organizational structure, HR policies, and salary schedules to carry out the Galleries’ operations effectively and within its resources


Advocacy and representation:

  • To ensure and assert Oakville Galleries’ robust role in the cultural landscape, cultivating appropriate context and visibility for the organization at regional, national, and international levels
  • To develop collaborative relationships, both within the local community and among institutional peers in national and international arts contexts
  • To serve as the Galleries’ primary representative to civic leaders, government agencies, arts communities, and local audiences

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • An active commitment to—and passion for—contemporary art and the institutions that support it
  • Vision-oriented leadership, with an ability to set clear, ambitious goals and support them through detailed business planning
  • Considerable experience overseeing a forward-thinking artistic program, with a robust familiarity with artists working across a range of disciplines and contexts
  • A history of dynamic strategic thinking and entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development
  • A proven track record of success in identifying and securing opportunities to diversify funding and grow income from a range of sources, including in the context of a capital campaign
  • A considerable ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with national and international artists, partners, donors and funders
  • Experience effectively managing a budget, with an ability to make difficult choices where necessary
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity for engaging, persuading, and inspiring a broad variety of audiences, stakeholders, and partners
  • A proven ability to lead, motivate, and develop a committed team of staff
  • A nuanced understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that will actively inform your leadership

COMPENSATION

Oakville Galleries offers a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience. The compensation package also includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, a generous pension contribution, and an annual travel allowance.


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a CV and letter of intent that summarizes your interest in this position in PDF format to board@oakvillegalleries.com. We would prefer to receive applications electronically.

Oakville Galleries is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the audiences we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact questions@oakvillegalleries.com so that we may meet your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents,
and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2020, 12:00 (noon) EST

Oakville Galleries acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

 

 

 

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-St. Catharines ON-
SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art Practice
Brock University

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenoshaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work in St. Catharines and the Niagara region. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement.

Brock University is committed to building inclusivity and equity through understanding and respect for diverse identities, and to reflecting this in our approaches to teaching and learning, research and creativity, administration and service provision, and community engagement. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in the recognition that the strongest research, scholarship, and creative activity and the best research training environment require engagement of scholars from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with Brock University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the federally designated groups in the Canada Research Chairs program, and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position will be filled by a qualified candidate who self-identifies as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person.

JOB SUMMARY

Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Art Practice at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The start date for this position can be as early as January 1, 2020, but is negotiable with the Faculty Dean.

Brock University has sought to address in meaningful and sustainable ways the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. Courses and workshops offered by the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Aboriginal Student Services, the Office of Human Rights and Equity, and the Faculty of Education have helped incorporate Indigenous world views, traditions, history and current affairs in the Brock community. Ongoing initiatives also support and sustain our Indigenous students, staff and faculty, and build bridges between the university and the larger Indigenous community. Brock has an active Aboriginal Education Council, a Two Row/One Dish One Spoon Council, and recently hired its first Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement. The arts play a pivotal role in Brock’s realization of the values of reconciliation and decolonization, and the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice responds directly to this priority.

The CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will be appointed to one or more of the School’s academic units, depending on the successful applicant’s area(s) of knowledge and expertise. We recognize that in Indigenous art there may be no formal divisions between visual, theatrical, and musical art forms. Brock embraces diverse perspectives and practice approaches; it is hoped that the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will help foster new collaborations across academic units and assist the School and university to move towards Indigenization. The CRC will be welcomed into a tight-knit, friendly, and dynamic community of artists, scholars, staff, and students that respects, promotes, and actively engages with Indigenous arts and culture within the University and Indigenous communities.

Our ideal candidate will be  an  innovative  Indigenous  arts  practitioner  and  researcher  whose  work engages in one or  more  artistic  forms  with  Indigenous  communities  and  a  leader  in  new  Indigenous arts-based research and methodologies. The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas in relation to Indigenous art practice: musical, dramatic, and/or visual culture and performance; curatorial practice; arts protocols; aesthetics; relationships to land, knowledge transmission, and cultural production; arts and Indigenous health, healing, and wellness; Indigenous resistance, resilience, and resurgence; impact of transnational contact on Indigenous artistic expression; influence of Indigenous artistic expression on non-Indigenous societies; global indigeneity; anti-colonial and decolonizing theories and practices.

In addition to research and artistic production in the MIWSFPA, the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will offer important learning, research and art-making opportunities for Indigenous students, and opportunities for non-Indigenous students to learn about Indigenous art practice through Indigenous perspectives. Ideally, the CRC will work collaboratively with faculty members in the MIWSFPA and possibly in other academic units at Brock, including Communication, Popular Culture and Film; Digital Humanities; and Interactive Arts and Science. The CRC will have the opportunity to supervise or mentor Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduate students, in particular those in the MA in Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts (SCLA) and the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUMA). Other opportunities include developing and strengthening the MIWSFPA and Brock’s community partnerships and contributing to building the reputation of MIWSFPA and Brock as a centre of innovative, creative practice.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MFA or PhD or equivalent combinations of qualifications, experience, and professional contributions.
  • The successful candidate will be an outstanding emerging Indigenous artist/scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years.
  • The successful candidate must self-identify as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association, and is expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.

ABOUT THE CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM

The Canada Research Chairs program recognizes outstanding scholars at all career stages and is a key mechanism for Canadian universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world to achieve excellence in research and research training. Canada Research Chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields through their scholarly research, teaching, and supervision.  Tier  2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, typically those who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks  exist, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility  for  a  Tier  2  Chair  assessed  through  the  program’s  Tier  2  justification  process.  Please contact Nicole Perry, Consultant at Leaders International (nicole@leadersinternational.com) for more information. Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of applicants.

The appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Benefits associated with Chair appointments include teaching release and a research stipend.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is situated in the heart of historic St. Catharines, in a renovated 19th-century textile factory. Opened in 2015, Brock University’s stunning downtown campus houses the departments of Dramatic Arts, Music, and Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC). The School’s state-of-the-art facilities include a digital media lab; separate foundation, drawing and painting studios; a darkroom; a gallery; four performance studios (two with lighting grids); wardrobe, design and scene shops; a 285-seat flexible theatre; and bright and spacious music lesson studios and practice rooms. Students and faculty also have access to the Recital Hall, Partridge Concert Hall and the Film Theatre in the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre where classes and special programming are held. The MIWSFPA is embedded in the community, at the centre of Niagara’s creative hub. Our partners include the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Singers and Chorus Niagara, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC), Willow Arts Community, Carousel Players, Suitcase in Point, Essential Collective Theatre, the Foster Festival, the Shaw Festival Theatre (Niagara-on-the-Lake), the Stratford Festival Academy (Stratford), Celebration of Nations, and Weengushk Film Institute.

ABOUT BROCK UNIVERSITY

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in the historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment with close proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, and presence of the Métis Nation. It sits within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagarawinecountry.The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize Canada’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. The city is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo (NY). With one of the warmest climates in Canada; safe, clean communities; and affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include start-up funding, conference support, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the collective agreement between the Brock University Faculty Association and the University.

Application Process

Please apply to Leaders International, the executive search firm retained to support this recruitment process, by sending application materials to Nicole Perry, Consultant, at nicole@leadersinternational.com. For further inquiries about the opportunity, the CRC criteria, or the process, please reach Nicole Perry at the email above or by phone at 613-788-8254 x 105. Candidates must submit:

Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be submitted electronically to nicole@leadersinternational.com.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy. Please advise Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant (arilstone@brocku.ca) to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca.

NIAGARA REGION

Located on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee, Brock University is situated in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara region, in St. Catharines, Ontario. With proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest Haudenosaunee First Nations community in Canada, and the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Brock University also benefits from the distinct presence of the Niagara Region Métis Council. The Niagara region has a large and growing Indigenous urban community. It is also recognized as a gathering place of many Indigenous nations where the stories of the Covenant Chain, Two Row Wampum and Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belts have played key roles in diverse paths towards Peace. The region also houses the Niagara Regional Native Centre and the Healing & Wellness and Lands, Resources & Consultations Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Brock’s location plays a key role in its identity, as more than 200 community collaborations allow the University to be a vital partner which helps advance Niagara’s cultural, economic, and intellectual transformation.

Only a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto, Niagara Region is highlighted by affordable housing, winery tours, bike paths, hiking trails, numerous golf courses and convenient cross-border shopping. Visitors from around the world travel to the Niagara Region to see the many attractions, from the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls to world-class theatre performances and historic Fort George. The spectacular natural setting and diverse arts and cultural offerings make the Niagara Region a desirable place to live.

Brock University is situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in an area known for viticulture, tourism, and natural splendour. St. Catharines contributes to the beauty of the region – it is known as The Garden City. Downtown St. Catharines is one of Niagara’s most unique destinations with more than 120 shops, boutiques and 50 culinary establishments. It also features one of the oldest farmers markets in Ontario.

 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Pottery Instructor (Independent Contractor Position)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized pottery instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach pottery classes to children and adults.

Position Summary
Position: Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC pottery classes for kids and adults
  • Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
  • Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
  • Meet with the Curator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects and classes
  • Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Curator upon request
  • Organize and create projects lessons
  • Prepare and gather materials before class
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
  • Keep work areas clean and pottery supplies stored and organized
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Curator if unable to teach a scheduled class

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
  • Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
  • Knowledge in kiln operation - knowledge in proper loading, unloading, and operations of kilns, pugmills, extruders, pottery wheels, and other clay related machinery

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at curator@vac.ca 

View the job description on our website.

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Artist Instructor (Independent Contractor Position)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized artist instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach art classes to children and adults. The VAC is seeking artists from a variety of practices including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.

Position Summary
Position: Artist Instructor (independent contractor position)
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC art classes for kids and adults
  • Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
  • Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
  • Meet with the Curator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects
    and classes
  • Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Curator upon request
  • Organize and create projects lessons
  • Prepare and gather materials before class
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
  • Keep work areas clean and art supplies stored and organized
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Curator if unable to teach a scheduled class

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in teaching and working in an artistic practice
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at curator@vac.ca

 

 

 

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-Windsor-
Executive Director
Art Gallery of Windsor

POSITION: Executive Director
LOCATION: Windsor, Ontario       
POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, Permanent
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors, Executive Committee
DIRECT REPORTS: Curator(s), Executive & Fund Development Assistant, Curator of Education, Manager of Financial Services
WEBSITE:  https://www.agw.ca
ABOUT WINDSOR:  https://visitwindsoressex.com/ 

THE ORGANIZATION

Formed in 1943, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW, Gallery) has a mandate to present the visual arts of Canada to southwestern Ontario and the international border community of Windsor and Essex County.

As it embarks on its next 75 years, the award-winning Gallery continues to emphasize its education programs and will further develop its cutting-edge contemporary art programs and Canadian art collections (now approaching 4,000 works).

The AGW will focus on popular and culturally significant exhibitions and ongoing displays of its acclaimed collection featuring historical, modern and contemporary art.

THE POSITION
The Executive Director role at the AGW offers a challenging and high-profile leadership opportunity to develop one of Canada’s finest arts institutions with global recognition in mind. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and knowledge of Canadian visual arts; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; proven leadership ability in all aspects of gallery administration; and a record of success in managing development and fundraising.
The Executive Director will provide strategic and financial direction for the gallery and will report to the AGW’s Board of Directors. They will be charged with the broad challenge of steering the Gallery towards growth and expansion to realize a larger cultural impact in Windsor and the surrounding area.
With an overall mission to advance the Gallery’s relevancy within the diverse and growing community of Windsor, and to ensure the effective management of the Gallery, the Executive Director will have responsibility for development of Gallery strategy, plans, and operations to achieve agreed objectives.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior executive, with the drive and ambition to realize the AGW’s vision, to lead an important art gallery to a new level of prominence.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
You are a bright and astute personality who is an accomplished leader with energy, vision and enthusiasm. You love visual arts, but equally you love people and connect easily with them, be they staff, stakeholders, or members of the community. As such, you will be both leader and ambassador for the gallery – building and sustaining positive relationships with the Board, staff, members, volunteers, artists, patrons, the local community and art organizations in Canada and internationally.

You are a Director by nature and not primarily a curator. You are driven by leading an institution that thrives on all fronts and by providing the support needed by your staff to achieve their goals. Your fluency with emergent visual practice will provide guidance for the overall curatorial vision and support for the choices of your curatorial team. As the public face and spokesperson for the AGW, you will raise the gallery profile and grow its importance in Windsor and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide visionary leadership, including strategic direction and financial sustainability for the Gallery.
  • Build and nurture relationships with audiences, including local artists, communities, partners, funders, and other stakeholders including the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
  • Stimulate and promote excellence and innovation in the Gallery’s programs and exhibitions.
  • Play an advocacy and ambassadorial role for the Gallery in Windsor-Essex, in Ontario, Canada and internationally.
  • Manage the Gallery’s resources – human, financial and physical – so as to strengthen the Gallery’s pre-eminent role in an increasingly competitive environment.
  • Manage the critical relationship with the City of Windsor.
  • Provide regular reports to the Board on financial and other matters; keep the Board informed of any actions which may affect the Gallery.
  • Ensure that effective financial control and sound accounting practices are in place; monitor expenditures in relation to budget and to actual income.
  • Lead the AGW’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain corporate, private foundation, government and community sponsorships and partnerships.
  • Collaborate with curatorial staff, guest curators, and other galleries and institutions to plan and present compelling and popular exhibitions.
  • Ensure effective recruitment, orientation, training and development of staff and volunteers.
  • Develop a culture that promotes respect and teamwork, builds loyalty, drives engagement, and maximizes employee potential and appeals to outside talent.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years’ experience of successful leadership within the not-for-profit or cultural sector, or other relevant experience.
  • Strong business acumen. Accountable and fiscally responsible. Proven ability to develop a sustainable business plan, oversee operations, and manage assets/resources.
  • Excellent budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and awareness of how to develop future and increasingly diverse audiences.
  • Brings an understanding and experience in marketing, including the use of social media to increase attendance.
  • A vision for presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that attract audiences.
  • Proven track record in managing fundraising and development campaigns.
  • Track record of excellent relationships and results with granting councils and agencies.
  • Experience in working effectively with a volunteer board.
  • Experience in motivating others, delegating effectively, and managing conflict.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills; able to prioritize and juggle projects simultaneously.
  • Culturally aligned with AGW’s mandate, mission, and vision.
  • A relevant university or post-graduate degree.

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • A high-energy visionary with business savvy, drive and dedication.
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, the visual arts in Canada.
  • Interest in the local community and a commitment to educating through the arts.
  • Confident and influential communicator who is engaging, outgoing, and personable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – in written, verbal, and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for fundraising.
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity. Engenders confidence and trust from staff, the Board, and arts community.
  • Commitment to consultation and consensus-building.
  • Active listener, with a collegial management style.
  • Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.

COMPENSATION
A competitive compensation package will be offered, complete with salary and benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by no later than January 31st, 2020. Send to: AGW@searchlightpartnersgroup.com

 

We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Human Resource Development Canada policy, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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-Windsor-
Education and Public Programs Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is looking for a full-time Education and Public Programs Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) with a strong commitment and enthusiasm for art education and pedagogy to join the AGW team. Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of K-12 school programs, family programs and administration of the Gallery Guide program. Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organizing, communication and research are pre-requisites for this position as the Coordinator will develop an understanding of the exhibitions, while liaising with and scheduling AGW’s volunteer Gallery Guides.

The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting, and supervision of studio programs including, maintaining budgets, supplies, and program registrations. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining outreach activities and community partnerships with a goal to sustain and build new audiences.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary degree/s in the Visual Arts and/or Visual Arts Education or equivalent;
  • Minimum three-years’ experience as a gallery or museum program coordinator or equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge of visual arts and the ability to research, prepare and present educational information which is accessible to a range of ages and levels of experience including grant writing;
  • Strong written and oral communications and administrative skills including computer literacy and knowledge of database management systems.

Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

COMPENSTATION:

Start: $23.62/hr
After 6 months: $24.80/hr
After 1 Year: $26.00/hr

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to both Chris Finn at cfinn@agw.ca and Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca

The position will remain open until a suitable Indigenous candidate can be appointed.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. 

 

 

 

 


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-Thunder Bay-
Curator
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Employment: Full-time
Salary Range: $43,000-48,000 with a benefit package
Closing Date: Applications to be reviewed beginning August 6, 2019; posting will remain open until position is filled

The Organization
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is located on the traditional territory of the people of the Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and is the only public art gallery between Sault Ste. Marie and Winnipeg. The Gallery’s mandate is focused on the exhibition and collection of works by contemporary artists who are Indigenous as well as the work of emerging and established regional artists. Each year, the Gallery presents about 20 exhibitions, drawing from the permanent collection and featuring work by local, regional and national artists in solo and group exhibitions. Relevant touring exhibitions on loan from other institutions are regularly scheduled.  The Gallery maintains a significant online presence through its website and social media, and is a strong contributor – through its programs and many partnerships – to the cultural life of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.  
Plans for a new 37,500 square foot gallery to be built on the shore of Lake Superior on the City’s waterfront are advancing, making this a period of significant growth and opportunity for the organization. Increased exhibition and programming space in the new building along with greater visibility in the community will allow the Gallery to fulfill its mandate in new ways.

The Opportunity
Thunder Bay Art Gallery is seeking a Curator to join the senior leadership team.  The Curator develops the ongoing exhibition program that highlights contemporary Indigenous art and the work of local, regional and national artists with an awareness of the importance of diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge, and the value of reflecting a variety of perspectives and voices.  The Curator guides the growth, documentation, and maintenance of the Gallery’s permanent collection. In collaboration with Gallery staff, the Curator supports education and public programming initiatives, promotional activities, and fundraising efforts and funding applications related to the exhibition program and collection.  As a medium size Gallery with a broad and flexible programming mandate, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery provides an environment of possibility, creativity and growth that the right candidate will find challenging and satisfying.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Exhibitions and Publication Activities

The Curator develops the long-term exhibition program (three year plan) that supports and reflects the Gallery’s mandate.  Activities include:

  • Balancing original exhibitions and relevant touring exhibitions that support the Gallery’s mandate.
  • Developing original exhibitions for travel to other galleries and guiding the production of related exhibition catalogues and educational materials.
  • Negotiating and contracting for the loan of artwork from artists, institutions, and private sources.
  • Overseeing the planning, design and installation of exhibitions.
  • Researching and writing interpretive text for exhibitions, catalogues, gallery publications and press releases designed to inform the Gallery’s various audiences.
  • Seeking connections with emerging and established artists in the local and broader art community to ensure the Gallery’s continued relevance.
  • Developing and managing an annual program budget in conjunction with the Gallery Director.
  • Undertaking, in consultation with the Gallery Director, funding applications for research, exhibitions or publications, as appropriate.

2. Collection Development and Management Activities

The Curator manages the conservation and development of the permanent collection.  Activities include:

  • Identifying works for purchase, donation and deaccessioning.
  • Generating and submitting applications for acquisition funding, when applicable.
  • Regularly developing exhibitions and installations that draw from the permanent collection to increase the public’s understanding of individual works and the value of a permanent collection.
  • Facilitating engagement with the permanent collection by outside curators, researchers, students and members of the public.
3. Education and Promotion

The Curator supports the Gallery’s educational programs and assists in the promotion of the Gallery in the community.  Activities include:

  • Collaborating with other staff to implement a program of public activities which may include tours and lectures, speaking or lecturing to community groups on request, public slide programs, film series, etc.
  • Participating in media interviews, public speaking engagements, and fundraising and sponsorship activities and events related to the exhibition program and collection.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years of experience working in a cultural institution in a curatorial capacity.
  • Masters level degree in art history, museum or curatorial studies.
  • In-depth knowledge of both historical and contemporary Canadian art, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Indigenous art.
  • Experience developing and managing a permanent collection.
  • Experience managing/supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing.
  • A publication record.
  • Exceptional writing and public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment in a collegial manner.

Working Conditions
This is a full time, salaried position based on a 35 hour week.  Flexible hours are required around exhibition installations, openings, events, and other related public programs, publications, artist’s studio visits, committee activities, grant deadlines and other related duties.

The Community of Thunder Bay
Situated on the shore of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is a vibrant city of 110,000 people. Another 1000 people reside on nearby Fort William First Nation.  Thunder Bay Art Gallery contributes to an established and growing arts sector that includes commercial galleries, Definitely Superior (an artist-run centre and gallery), and the Baggage Building Art Centre which offers facilities for community art making and shows. 

An exceptional community auditorium is home to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and provides performances of all kinds throughout the year.  Magnus Theatre brings professional theatre to the city, while smaller community theatre groups provide opportunities for amateur performance and playwriting.  Each year, the Art Gallery partners with Thunder Bay Public Library to present Lit on Tour, in conjunction with the International Festival of Authors. Lakehead University, the Northern Ontario Medical School, the Thunder Bay Research Institute and Confederation College serve local, regional, Canadian and international students.

The community celebrates the contributions of many cultural groups, including the Anishinaabe people who were here first, and whose culture informs many of the connections the Gallery celebrates through exhibitions and community activities.  Thunder Bay Art Gallery acknowledges the journey of reflection and reconciliation that has begun in our community. Through our work of sharing visual art and fostering creativity, we aim to contribute to our community in a spirit of reconciliation that respects and honours the contributions of all people.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, CV, examples of published curatorial work, references by email to:
directorassistant@theag.ca
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
PO Box 10193
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Please direct questions to Holly Rupert, directorassistant@theag.ca

Thunder Bay Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and to fostering a positive and diverse workforce that reflects the community. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Given the Gallery’s mandate and location, we particularly welcome applications by individuals who are Indigenous.
Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
President & Vice Chancellor
OCAD University

OCAD University: Canada’s University of the Imagination

President & Vice Chancellor

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we live, work and create.

OCAD University is Canada’s largest and leading innovative university for art and design, inspiring a diverse scholarly community to act as catalysts for the next advances in research, culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians and the world. Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, OCAD University’s (OCAD U) vision is to challenge people to audaciously and responsibly pursue the questions of our time through the powerful interplay of art, design, the social sciences, humanities, and the sciences.

Committed to academic excellence, ethical responsibility, decolonization, and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers eighteen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing and executive education courses in art, media and design. Practice-based studio and classroom learning, fundamentally experiential in nature, is the hallmark of an OCAD U education, and has been since the institution’s inception in 1876.

It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as its next President & Vice Chancellor. The University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation, with its Creative City Campus capital project and the implementation of its Academic Plan Transforming Student Experience 2017-2022 with six guiding principles: decolonization, diversity and equity, sustainability, valuing faculty, interdisciplinarity and health and wellness.

As OCAD U’s leading advocate, you will ensure that its national and international reputation keeps pace with its achievements. Working closely with the senior leadership team, you will drive fundraising efforts and diversify revenue streams, shaping OCAD U for long-term financial stability and sustainability. An exceptional communicator, you will foster open and productive dialogue with an internal community of students, faculty and staff, and with an external community that includes governments, the private sector, other leading institutions, alumni, donors, the people of Toronto and beyond.

A respected academic or community leader, you have the proven senior leadership experience to steer OCAD U into the future. You have earned a reputation for engaging the energetic support and respect of your team and stakeholders through your integrity, commitment, enthusiasm and the results you elicit. You have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with highly committed boards and can develop meaningful relationships with a variety of donors, partners and stakeholders. You have the experience to see potential and the influence to realize it. For further information about OCAD U, visit: https://www.ocadu.ca/

For the full executive briefing document, please contact Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers at jchupik@boyden.com.

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University (OCAD U) recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD U understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich, the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire. The voluntary Applicant Questionnaire will be provided to all applicants by the search firm.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous academic leaders, priority in hiring will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Jessa Chupik at jchupik@boyden.com for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

Compensation:$70,000 +
Employment type: full-time

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for Ontario licensed class AZ drivers who is energetic, careful, conscientious and pays attention to detail. The successful candidate will possess good interpersonal skills, be customer service oriented and have an interest in the arts.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Valid AZ class Ontario driver’s license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid AZ class license, valid passport or PR card and be able to travel in the USA when required.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug testing screening and participate in a Drug and Alcohol program in accordance with USDOT regulation

Assets:

  • Provide RCMP or provincial police background check
  • An interest in the Arts
  • Relational knowledge of Metro Toronto
  • City driving experience
  • Bilingual ( Not a requirement )
  • Computer literacy

Scope of work:

Local delivery
Long distance driving - single and dual
Over night or out of town driving up to a week at a time
Some onsite and warehouse packing

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

PACART, Canada’s leading Fine Art logistic specialists, is seeking a full-time International Logistics Coordinator to join its dedicated team of professionals in Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess a pleasant telephone manner, exceptional interpersonal skills, and be customer-service oriented.

Job description:

  • Liaise with clients to coordinate packing and shipping of artworks
  • Assist logistics coordinators with estimating and coordinating ground transportation
  • Prepare and Complete import and export documentation for cross-border shipments
  • Invoice shipments upon completion
  • Reception and clerical duties as required
  • Work week standard - Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The successful candidates must:

  • Have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have the ability to cope with changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Have well-honed organizational skills
  • Have flexibility for additional hours as projects dictate
  • Be very detail oriented
  • Possess sales and customer-service experience
  • Practice discretion with confidential information
  • Be punctual
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be computer literate, working in a PC environment (MS Excel, MS Word)
  • Valid G Class driver’s license, comfortable driving in downtown core and surrounding GTA
  • Experience with air, ocean, ground freight and Canadian import and export customs formalities would be considered an asset

Assets to the position:

  • An interest in the Arts
  • Freight forwarding and/or logistics experience
  • Experience with cross border customs and/or brokerage
  • French as a second language

Wage & Benefits:

  • $18.00 per hour starting rate with review after 6 months’ probationary period
  • Medical / Dental Benefits after 6 months of service
  • Self-directed pension contributions after 1 year of service

Interested candidates may apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to:
employment@pacart.ca

 

 

 

 

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