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-Ottawa-
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Outreach
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Outreach
Competition #: 18-OC-23
Posting Date: February 16, 2018
Closing Date: February 25, 2018
Department: Exhibitions & Outreach
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, overtime as required)
Employment Tenure:Indeterminate
Classification: L/N 02
Number of Positions: English CCC/French CCC (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: Unrepresented

JOB SUMMARY:

Effectively and proactively manages, organizes and coordinates all administrative activities of the office of the Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Outreach (team of 60).
Oversees the schedule and operational budget; plans for travels, events and meetings; maintains the Directorate files up to date, including the exhibition calendars, governance committees agendas and records of decisions; produces documents for the Board of Trustees and the annual report; drafts correspondence, executive summaries and templates; and provides research assistance.
Provides high-level administrative support across the Directorate by ensuring that prorities and deadlines for deliverables are respected.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-secondary administrative diploma or an acceptable combination of education, experience and training
  • 5-7 years' experience as an assistant at an executive level and in providing financial support (good knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting principles);
  • Ideally, experience of Crown Corporation structure, Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canadian Heritage portfolio;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in both official languages;
  • Strong ability to work independently and under pressure, in a fast-paced and high-demand environment, and to prioritize workload;
  • Flexibility, team player, customer and result-oriented, tact, discretion, and confidentiality;
  • Excellent organizational, anticipation and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Rigorous and attentive to detail;
  • Resourceful and dynamic;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Windows Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook);
  • Ideally, knowledge of Mimsy database;
  • Interest in new technologies.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process.

We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the inverview process.
Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates;
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian Society. As a result it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group;
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Altnernative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request;
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official lanage of their choice.

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-Toronto-
Visitor Experience Manager
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
Date Posted: February 12, 2018

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is building a one-of-a-kind inclusive cultural catalyst. More than just a new physical space, it will be a participatory vehicle where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global creative moment defined by new ideas and new forms. The expanded Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will realize its vision through bold and innovative programming including three lead exhibitions per year, complementary activations, print and web publications and integrated educational opportunities such as workshops, talks, screenings and much more.

The evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is made possible through a unique alliance with Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc., public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is in a defining phase of its evolution, as it moves into a landmark heritage building and advances 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices. In spring 2018, MOCA will open its 55,000 square foot purpose-designed home in a former industrial space in Toronto’s Junction Triangle. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Closing: February 23, 2018
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-time, salaried
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Administration
Level: Management

The Visitor Experience Manager will enhance the MOCA experience for all visitors at every touch point, ensuring that their first and last impressions are not only positive but exceed expectations. They will build and maintain a commitment to excellent customer service in all areas of the museum. This newly created position will develop, oversee, and provide direction for the implementation of a coordinated museum-wide strategic plan for visitor services and operations. They will deliver comprehensive and accurate information and data, relating to all aspects of attendance and the visitor experience, on a regular and ongoing basis, as well as provide day-to-day leadership to a brand-new team of front-of-house staff and volunteers. The incumbent will work with the senior management team to understand and develop commercial opportunities, and will oversee the development, execution and success of a venue rentals program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Visitor Experience & Attendance:

  • Deliver a positive museum visitor experience, by establishing institutional standards, staffing, and resources necessary to effectively serve visitors and improve visitor engagement.
  • Conduct research to enable MOCA to achieve the most innovative, 21st century best practices for customer service and provide recommendations for their implementation at MOCA.
  • Achieve overall visitor satisfaction ratings, specifically in the areas of workforce helpfulness, visitor amenities and services, and the provision of a distinctive and compelling visitor experience and environment.
  • Work strategically to better integrate programming opportunities and offerings into visitor orientation and experience.
  • Alongside the Director of Communications, deliver a strong and integrated visual identity within the public museum.
  • Work with the relevant departments to ensure that interactions with artworks in the museum are staffed, managed, and communicated to the public effectively and safely.
  • Produce and maintain regular sales and attendance reports which enable discussions on audience retention and growth.
    Oversee the administration of all procedures and policies relating to visitor services.

Staff Management & Museum Operations:

  • Provide leadership to all visitor service staff, including front-of house, gallery attendants and volunteers, and establish standards and procedures for recruitment, onboarding and training.
  • Inspire and train staff to achieve superior customer service standards and confidently communicate and engage with visitors at the museum.
  • Manage front-of-house operations and maintain responsibility for ticketing and point-of-sales systems as well as the closing of daily sales.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of a volunteer program including recruitment, orientation and recognition.
  • Identify opportunities for volunteer involvement at the museum.
    Participate in the establishment of a Health and Safety policy and program.

Venue Rentals & Commercial Activities:

  • Strategically manage select revenue generating activities at MOCA including admissions and venue rentals.
  • Oversee the venue rental program and manage staff who are actively soliciting and facilitating rentals at MOCA.
  • Develop and execute all venue rental contracts.
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team to develop marketing strategies and plans for the promotion of museum facilities as venue rentals.
  • Manage relationships with third party vendors providing retail operations and sublease tenants. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience and Skills:

  • Relevant post-secondary education, preferably in commerce, business or arts administration
    5+ years experience managing front-of-house operations, retail or other commercial activity, ideally in a museum or other public facing cultural institution
  • Demonstrated experience running venue or commercial rentals, events and providing high quality customer service
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple activities at once in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills with the ability to manage and train a flexible team
  • Demonstrated track record in hiring, motivating and developing effective teams
  • Thorough knowledge of museums and contemporary culture and a keen cultural visitor
  • Experience managing budgets of $100K+ and generating financial reports
  • Experience in sales and cash handling with knowledge of point-of-sales systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, experience with Tessitura considered an asset
  • Experience working at a multi-stakeholder not-for-profit and/or in a start-up environment is considered an asset

Additional Requirements:

  • A high energy, resourceful, solution orientation with a hands-on management style.
  • Ability to remain calm and clear-headed under pressure with a positive and constructive personal style
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker while also executing lower level “hands on” responsibilities; an agile problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences and effectively interface with colleagues, artists and the public; a collaborative team player
  • A collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sound judgment and a keen interest in the mission of MOCA 

TO APPLY:

Please submit applications to humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

Applications must be submitted as one pdf including a letter of motivation, a maximum two-page CV and your salary expectations. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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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-Toronto-
Development Assistant, Corporate Partnerships

Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: February 22, 2018
Date Posted: February 12, 2018
Start Date: March 5, 2018
Salary: $21.92 - $27.39 per hour
Term: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Art Gallery of Ontario

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world. The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Do you believe that art is for everyone? That art can inspire, engage and create a community?
 
Do you want to be a part of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways?
 
We’re currently searching for a dynamic, passionate experienced, professional, Development Assistant, Corporate Partnerships to join the Development team at the AGO.
 
Under the direction of the Director, Corporate Partnerships & Development Special Events, you would be responsible for assisting in coordinating and implementing sponsor benefits including brand activations and events and providing administrative support for the Department as it relates to stewarding sponsors and reporting on their partnerships.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • One year directly related experience in coordinating brand activations and events preferably in an Arts sponsorship environment from the brand, client, or property rights holder side
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer and keyboarding skills
  • Well-developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Understanding and commitment to client services
  • Well-developed interpersonal and public relations skills to interface with senior corporate personnel, AGO staff, trustees
  • You thrive on collaboration and excel when working with a diverse team in a dynamic environment.

TO APPLY:

Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering
 
Art is at the centre of everything we do.
 
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.

Contact Information:

Nathalie Sato
(416) 979-6660
Nathalie_Sato@ago.net
https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering

 

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Coordinator, Facilities Rental & Sales
Ottawa Art Gallery | Galerie d'art d'Ottawa

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018
Date Posted: February 14, 2018

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Duration: 1 year contract with opportunity to become full time permanent

Range of Pay: $30,000 - $32,000 depending on experience

Anticipated Start Date: March 2018

About The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG): The OAG is at a pivotal moment in its history, as we will open our new expanded space on April 28th. The OAG will grow five times its current size and provide unparalleled access to our collections, programs and the art of our region, and will connect on several floors with a redeveloped Arts Court and a new University of Ottawa Theatre Department. The project’s public component will also be complemented by our private partners: Le Germain Hotel and ArtHaus Condominiums by Montreal’s DevMcGill developers. This city-project is part of the downtown core’s regeneration and a 2017 cultural legacy project.

The OAG Expansion will include a 4,000 square foot multipurpose room that includes a 245 seat retractable seating system, a technical booth with film and digital cinema set up, an outdoor terrace and catering kitchen. This space is flexible in nature, supporting such activities as conferences, film screenings, fundraisers, galas and weddings. There will also be smaller spaces to rent including a board room. The OAG will seek to use these spaces for gallery programming, Arts Court partner events and festivals, community programs, and outside rentals.

Position Overview: As the OAG prepares to move into our new building, we seek a special events and sales professional to join our team as the Facilities Rental & Sales Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of Development & Special Events, this position is central to supporting the Gallery’s overall revenue generating activities including venue rentals, special events and fundraising. 

The Facilities Rental & Sales Coordinator will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the execution of the OAG’s new facilities rental program.  Responsibilities include promotion, booking and contract administration of rentals, management of volunteer event staff, vendor coordination, and onsite coordination of rentals and events as required.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Overall coordination of OAG’s rental program including maintaining the booking calendar and client database; communication with internal and external clients; event planning and coordination; marketing of rental space and bringing on new clients.
  • Customer relations with renters including scheduling site tours with potential clients; creating contracts and invoices; working with clients for event creation and day of support as needed.
  • Assist with the communications and marketing of the rental program including the creation of material for marketing kits and the OAG website; attending trade shows and networking events on behalf of OAG; promotion of the rental program to organizations and new clients.
  • Liaise with external vendors including caterers, AV companies, event rental companies, photographers, and artists.
  • Liaise with staff from collections management and building maintenance to ensure the upkeep of facility equipment and rental spaces
  • Liaise with other gallery and Arts Court partners for the coordination of events within the gallery
  • Coordinate additional event staff as needed
  • Support OAG events including annual fundraisers and public programming
  • Support to the Development & Special Events Manager as needed
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Post-Secondary education in Communications, Event Management, Marketing or related field
  • Specific knowledge of or experience in the field of visual arts, arts organizations, festivals, or event planning considered an asset
  • Experience in an administrative role
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take initiative and direction
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, including the ability to learn new software quickly
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite considered an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

The Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and appreciates the interest of all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please apply with cover letter and resume to Meredith Berriman, Development and Special Events: jobs@oaggao.ca . Please reference the specific job you are applying for within the subject line of your email. No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Titre du poste : Coordonnatrice ou coordonnateur des événements spéciaux et de la location d’espaces

Date limite pour postuler : le vendredi 2 mars 2018 

Durée : contrat d’une année avec possibilité de passage à un poste permanent à temps plein avec avantages sociaux.

Échelle salariale
 : 30 000 $ à 32 000 $

Date d’embauche
 : mars 2018

À propos de la Galerie d’art d’Ottawa (GAO) : la GAO vit un moment palpitant de son histoire. Lorsqu’elle ouvrira ses portes au printemps 2018, la Galerie aura gagné cinq fois en espace, ce qui permettra un accès sans précédent à ses collections, à ses programmes et à l’art de la région. De plus, la Galerie s’ouvrira sur les locaux réaménagés de la Cour des arts, ainsi que ceux du Département de théâtre de l’Université d’Ottawa, qui s’y installera. L’Hôtel Le Germain et les Condominiums ArtHaus du promoteur immobilier montréalais DevMcGill, partenaires publics du projet, partageront également ce nouvel espace. Ce projet fait partie de la régénération du centre urbain d’Ottawa et du programme de legs culturel 2017.

L’agrandissement de la GAO inclura une salle multifonctionnelle de plus de 370 m2 (4 000 pi2) dotée de 245 sièges rétractables, d’une cabine de projection pour films et présentations numériques, d’une terrasse extérieure et d’une cuisine pour traiteur. Cet espace flexible est tout à fait désigné pour les conférences, les projections cinématographiques, les levées de fond, les galas et les mariages. On pourra également louer de plus petites salles, incluant une salle de réunion. Ces locaux seront disponibles pour les activités de la GAO, celles de la Cour des arts et de ses partenaires, ainsi que celles de la communauté, et seront disponibles pour les locations externes.   

Survol du poste
 : en vue de notre ouverture prochaine, nous sommes à la recherche d’un spécialiste en événements, en développement et en ventes qui se joindra à l’équipe en tant que coordonnateur des événements spéciaux et de la location d’espaces. Sous la supervision du gestionnaire, développement et événements spéciaux, le titulaire jouera un rôle primordial au sein de l’équipe en appuyant les activités génératrices de revenus, qui incluent les collectes de fonds, les événements, les adhésions et la location des espaces.

Le coordonnateur des événements spéciaux et de la location d’espaces
fournira un appui aux programmes de commandites et de dons et aux processus de relations avec les mécènes. Ses fonctions incluront garder à jour la base de données, rédiger des propositions et des rapports, et rédiger la correspondance destinée aux mécènes. Le coordonnateur des événements spéciaux et de la location d’espaces devra également planifier, coordonner et gérer tous les événements qui se tiendront dans la nouvelle salle multifonctionnelle de la GAO, ce qui inclut la promotion et la réservation de la salle, l’administration des contrats de location, la gestion des bénévoles présents lors d’événements, la gestion des fournisseurs, et la coordination de toute location ou tout événement selon les besoins.

Tâches principales et responsabilités

Coordination d’événements de la GAO

  • Veiller à la coordination générale et fournir un appui administratif pour les événements de la GAO, incluant pour les collectes de fonds annuelles, la programmation publique ainsi que les événements destinés aux mécènes et aux membres
  • Prendre en charge des détails relatifs aux événements : décors, traiteurs, animation, liste d’invités, invités spéciaux et équipement
  • Interagir avec les bénévoles, mécènes, artistes, membres des médias et du public actuels et potentiels
  • Fournir un appui aux communications et à la mise en marché des événements, incluant garder à jour les médias sociaux de la GAO, créer des invitations, et développer des documents relatifs aux communications, comme des notes d’allocution
  • Participer à la création, à la mise à jour et à l’entretien des divers documents relatifs aux événements tels que les chemins critiques, les budgets, les scénarios d’événements et les  permis de circonstance
  • Assurer la liaison avec les parties prenantes, entre autres, les représentants de divers départements de la Galerie, les membres du conseil, les employés municipaux et les partenaires communautaires
  • Garder à jour l’inventaire des fournitures relatives aux événements tels que les bannières publicitaires, les arrière-plans, les décors et autres matériaux
  • Avoir une approche proactive pour gérer toute question survenant lors de la préparation et du déroulement des événements

Coordination de la location d’espaces

  • Prendre en charge les activités de la salle multifonctionnelle, incluant entre autres, garder à jour le calendrier d’événements et de locations, et coordonner les événements et la location 
  • Rencontrer la clientèle potentielle, rédiger des contrats et assurer la facturation, travailler avec les clients sur la création d’événements, et fournir un appui général au besoin le jour de l’événement
  • Participer à la création de matériel pour la salle multifonctionnelle, incluant des trousses de mise en marché, des bannières, du contenu pour le site web, et des gabarits de contrats
  • Collaborer avec les fournisseurs externes tels que les traiteurs, les fournisseurs de services audiovisuels, les artistes, les photographes et les musiciens
  • Assurer l’entretien des équipements tels que les tables et chaises, les lumières, les sièges, les projecteurs et le lutrin interactif

 
Appui en développement et gestion administrative

  • Fournir une assistance pour les relations avec les commanditaires et les mécènes, incluant avec le démarchage, le développement de propositions, et la correspondance : lettre de remerciement, invitations spéciales, courriels et rapports d’intendance
  • Fournir un appui pour la gestion des adhésions, incluant communiquer avec les membres pour le renouvellement, garder à jour la banque de données (modification d’adresse, de téléphone, de courriel ou de nom des membres)
  • Traiter les dons et les demandes d’adhésion, et préparer les accusés de réception et toute autre correspondance

Exigences et profil recherché  

  • Études postsecondaires en communication, gestion d’événements ou autre domaine connexe
  • Connaissances acquises ou expérience dans le domaine des arts visuels, avec des organismes des arts, des festivals ou en planification d’événements seraient un atout
  • Expérience en gestion administrative
  • Excellent sens de l’organisation et de la gestion du temps
  • Sens du détail
  • Capable de faire preuve d’initiative et de suivre des instructions
  • Solides compétences avec Microsoft Office et capacité d’apprendre rapidement de nouveaux logiciels
  • Connaissance d’Adobe Creative Suite serait un atout
  • Excellentes capacités de communication à l’écrit et à l’oral
  • Bilinguisme est certainement un atout
  • Disposition à travailler en soirée et les fins de semaine

La Galerie d’art d’Ottawa offre une chance d’embauche égale pour tous. Nous vous sommes reconnaissants de l’intérêt que vous portez à la Galerie. Cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec ceux retenus pour une entrevue.

Afin de poser votre candidature, veuillez envoyer votre lettre de présentation et votre curriculum vitae à Meredith Berriman, développement et événements spéciaux : emploi@galeriedartdottawa.ca. SVP, indiquez clairement le titre du poste qui vous intéresse dans la ligne de mention objet. Veuillez ne pas téléphoner, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les candidats retenus.

 NOTE : Le masculin est utilisé pour alléger le texte, et ce, sans préjudice.

 

 

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-Oshawa-
Curator and Manager, Exhibitions and Collections
Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018
Date Posted: Feburary 8, 2018

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is seeking a Curator and Manager, Exhibitions and Collections, charged with generating innovative strategies to propel the RMG toward new levels of programming excellence, inclusion and engagement. Under the direction of our strategic plan, this individual will be encouraged to take risks and be given the room to do so.

The Curator and Manager, Exhibitions and Collections will lead the RMG’s artistic vision, working together with a highly motivated team and our communities to develop ambitious, relevant and engaging experiences. The role builds public engagement and fosters social change through established and innovative practice that connects the RMG with local, national and global communities.

A member of the senior leadership team, the Curator and Manager, Exhibitions and Collections will develop thought provoking programming that reflects the community we serve and presents the opportunity to learn through a continuum—from participatory and experiential, to theoretical and discursive.

The RMG
The RMG has set an exciting and transformational intention, which will leverage its strengths and amplify its community-facing role, making art and artists more accessible, connected and central to the minds and hearts of residents, and to important social change efforts. This new direction will elevate RMG’s role and contribution to a thriving community.

Located in Oshawa, Ontario, The RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region and occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4,600 works, and five galleries of diverse and changing contemporary and historical exhibitions, the RMG houses an important collection of modern Canadian abstraction and the largest holding of works by Painters Eleven.
The gallery’s extensive assets and offerings include a compelling learning program, a thriving volunteer program, gallery shop, inspiring public spaces, library and archive, artist-in-residence lab and art studio.

Working together with, and learning from our communities is central to our ethos.

Qualifications
You possess strong leadership and curatorial sensibilities, offering a breadth of experience and holding an exciting vision for excellence in collaborative curatorial practice. Your interests are broad, but grounded in a vision of modern and contemporary art in active conversation with our world and its issues. You have:

  • Integrity in curatorial practice; with a fluidity that is responsive to matters that shape and influence our communities
  • The passion and knowledge to lead the next level of discourse on diversity and inclusion
  • A highly personable and diplomatic nature with an enthusiasm to collaborate across the organization and engage our diverse constituencies in new ways
  • Ambition to expand the scope and integration of exhibitions and programs to engage non-traditional art museum audiences
  • Curiosity, fueled by a drive to ignite and sustain passionate and timely local, national and global conversations through art
  • Experience operating in a model of shared authority, experience and learning
  • A clear vision for what responsiveness in diverse curatorial practice can achieve
  • A motivation to plan programming that addresses grassroots organizing and social justice movements
  • Experience in creating new narratives in the physical and virtual worlds, blending  analog and digital universes

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in  art history, visual arts, cultural studies, museum studies or related discipline
  • A minimum of five years programming experience in a public gallery, museum or artist-run centre.

Skills and Attributes

  • The ability to articulate strategy, lead with ease and achieve desired results
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate a sustainable multi-year program
  • Superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional verbal and writing skills that demonstrate a high level of competence for both academic rigor and captivating universal audiences with sensitivity
  • Proven experience in budget management, grant writing and reporting
  • Advanced digital knowledge, with a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Must be able to work flexible hours inclusive of evenings and weekends as needed to oversee and actively participate in gallery activities

The RMG is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

To Apply

Please send your letter of intent and resume in confidence (electronic applications only) to egould@rmg.on.ca. Deadline for applications is March 5, 2018. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

 

 

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-Toronto-
TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellowship
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
Date Posted: February 8, 2018

Job Ref# 18J096-OAAG
Number of vacancies: 1

The Power Plant (TPP) Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 30 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.

Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special TD Curator of Education Fellowship. This two-year program (10 July, 2018 through 10 July, 2020) supports TPP’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative and unique program, the TD Curator of Education Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging museum or gallery educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The TD Curator of Education Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and the curatorial, exhibition, development and marketing staff of TPP to learn about all of the diverse facets of public programming in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.

The TD Curator of Education Fellow will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in all phases of public programming, including: research; invitations; logistics; writing for Program Guide and web site; documentation; and more.
  • lead the implementation of two program series each year.
  • assist with other departmental needs including preparation of presentations, leading tours, and contributing to reports.
  • develop programs involving TD Bank Group’s collection as well as lead on-and-off-site programming for TD Bank guests, including tours, presentations, curatorial projects and mentorship opportunities.
  • provide TD with an annual outcome of each year’s activities.
  • partake in Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training Program, gaining a certificate in Leadership and Inclusion, as well as Indigenous Cultural competency training.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.A. degree in art history, art education, museum education, or a related discipline (e.g. cultural studies, education, etc.); B.A. degree-holders in these disciplines will be considered if they have significant experience with education and public programs in an art gallery setting.
  • Familiarity with contemporary art required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in French is a valuable asset (reading, written and oral); foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

SALARY / JOB TYPE:

  • $16 to $18.00 per hour
  • 35 hours per week
  • Contract (2-year)

APPLICANTION PROCESS:
The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field. Applications must include the following:

  • letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum/gallery and programming work, and reasons for applying;
  • current curriculum vitæ;
  • one (1) writing sample: the sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, gallery interpretive text or curriculum materials;
  • names of three (3) references with contact information; and,
  • one (1) letter of recommendation from academic and/or professional setting.

Deadline for Application:
Friday, March 2, 2018

Please send all application materials in ONE MS Word or PDF file to:
Josh Heuman, jheuman@thepowerplant.org

Note: Letter of Recommendation should be sent from academic or professional reference directly to Josh Heuman, jheuman@thepowerplant.org.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Preparator Assistant
Stephen Bulger

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
Date Posted: February 7, 2018

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Stephen Bulger Gallery

Stephen Bulger Galleryconnects people with photographs that inspire them. Since 1995, the gallery has become synonymous with great photographs of all types, making it Canada’s destination for enjoying original photographs. In addition to an active exhibition schedule, the gallery helps first time buyers, institutions, and collectors of all levels acquire the photographs they want. We are the lead representative for several estates, as well as leading contemporary photographers and artists. We maintain an inventory of over 30,000 photographs comprised of historical Canadian works, as well as international Modern and Contemporary works that are either documentary in nature or that celebrate the medium. We also have a large selection of trade and limited-edition photography books for sale and offer appraisal services. We believe there are great photographs to suit every budget and endeavour to provide an inviting atmosphere for finding them. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Preparator Assistant, Stephen Bulger Gallery:
 

CHIEF RESPONSIBILITY: Assisting the preparator with the facilities, shipping, framing, as well as general gallery maintenance 

REQUIREMENTS:

Skills required:

  • Basic understanding of facilities maintenance
  • Knowledge of framing and matting processes
  • Experience with commercial galleries or museums
  • Ability to multitask

Assets:
  • Familiarity with shipping standards
  • Retail experience
  • Knowledge of photography, history of photography
  • Second language

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Part time general labour position, entry-level. 

TO APPLY:

Details:
 
Applicants to include updated resume, as well as a single page letter explaining relevant work experience, as well as a paragraph on why they are interested in working in a commercial gallery.
 
Only applicants selected for an in person interview will be contacted.
 
Deadline for applications: Friday, February 23, 2018 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: Ciarán Dyke
Phone: (416) 504-0575
Email: info@bulgergallery.com
www.bulgergallery.com

 

 

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-Oshawa-
Artist Instructor
Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Become one of our Beloved Artist Instructors with the RMG

  • Are you interested in teaching holistic learning through art that is inclusive and accessible?
  • Do you enjoy developing children’s fine art skills?
  • Can you inspire, engage, and teach in a multi-disciplinary way?

The RMG has opportunities for experienced, children and youth freelance instructors, for weekend, some daytime and early evening classes for the spring session 2018 beginning in April through June.

If you are energetic and have 1-2 years’ experience teaching children and youth, with proven studio/materials management and course/ lesson planning skills we would like to hear from you!

Our Kids (age 5-12) & Youth (ages13-16) Artist Instructors create powerful art courses underpinned with BIG Ideas that fire the kids up and leave them wanting to learn more. The courses are taught in relevant mediums; painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic arts, mixed media and/or other studio techniques.

If you think you are a good fit then please submit your resume and letter of interest (as ONE PDF document) outlining your interest, skills and experience in relation to this position with the Robert McLaughlin Learning & Engagement Team. This is a freelance, temporary part-time position.

Saira Knowles, Manager of Learning & Engagement by email:  sknowles@rmg.on.ca

No phone calls please

 

 

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-Markham-
Communications Officer, Part-time
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
Date Posted: February 5, 2018

JOB TITLE: Communications Officer, Part-time - Varley Art Gallery
EMPLOYER:
The City of Markham
LOCATION: Markham, ON, CA
SALARY RANGE: CAD 19.04 to 21.15 Hourly
WORKER CATEGORY: Regular, Part-time
JOB CLASS: Technical

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Applications are now being received for the regular, part-time Communications Officer position for the Culture Department of the Development Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=markham&jobId=232068&lang=en_CA&source=CC3 by February 23, 2018.

JOB SUMMARY
Reporting to the Manager/Director, the Communications Officer is responsible for producing, distributing and collecting information about the Varley Art Gallery of Markham and its programs to the media, members, volunteers and the general public. This is accomplished through the production of marketing collateral such as newsletters, advertisements and announcements to promote exhibitions, public programs and events.
The Communications Officer is also responsible for establishing and maintaining media relations for the Varley Art Gallery as well as producing printed and electronic material to support all programmes.
The Communications Officer manages the information for the website, coordinates content creation for the Gallery’s social media channels, and where applicable, with any additional Communications tasks. The position works in close collaboration with Corporate Communications.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates the overall editorial, production and distribution of the e-newsletters from start to finish
  • Acts as liaison with the media and provide all necessary information and assistance
  • Prepares, designs and coordinates all publicity and promotional materials related to exhibitions and events, including press releases, invitations, e-newsletter material and signage
  • Develops contacts with writers and solicits reviews of events and exhibitions
  • Maintains an up-to-date database of media contacts and e-lists
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of the marketing plan including community, art and tourism audiences
  • Develops marketing campaigns for individual programmes and exhibitions
  • Manages the annual budget for all marketing expenses
  • Produces ads and flyers for programmes and maintain all ad accounts
  • Maintains a unified “house style” through the consistent production of print and electronic materials;
  • Contributes to the development of our visual identity
  • Maintains the currency and style of our website and contributes to the planning and direction of the website, ensuring consistency and currency and performing updates
  • Designs, or supervises the design of, promotional material on all programmes and services offered at the Gallery
  • Distributes brief information (listings) on programmes
  • In consultation with other staff develops the program for opening receptions and other events as required and circulates it in advance to all staff and other event attendees as required
  • Maintains accurate photographic records of all exhibitions
  • Researches media strategies and outlets
  • Archives, or supervises the archiving, of all promotional material and media clippings
  • Attends related seminars, lectures and workshops for professional development
  • Assists with any task related to the organization’s activities as requested by the Directors
  • Contributes to overall staff efforts towards the development of new audiences
  • Maintains and creates content for the Gallery’s social media accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Eventbrite, Meetup, etc.
  • Liaises with Corporate Communications to promote programmes and initiatives
  • Sets content deadlines for staff to ensure all marketing items are produced in a timely manner
  • As part of a team provides oversight for marketing and communications co-op students
  • Other duties as assigned.


Note:
Some evening/weekend work; some off-site work may be required

REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Strong knowledge of visual art practices and history, especially within Canada
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; very strong knowledge of English language required; French language is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of social media and basic knowledge of website development required;
  • Familiarity with Adobe Design Suite, particularly Illustrator and In Design along with ability to execute basic graphic design
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task; attention to detail essential
  • Experience in field of communications
  • Completed degree in Art History, Visual/Media Arts, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism or other related degree.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

 

 

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-Kitchener-Waterloo-
Executive Director
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Date Posted: February 5, 2018
Start Date: August 1, 2018

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery seeks a dynamic, inspiring Executive Director to lead this contemporary ceramic and glass gallery as it grows and develops new audiences with greater outreach into the community, and onto the national and the international stage. The Executive Director will work to fulfill the Gallery’s artistic vision, tell its story, advocate publicly for the Gallery and lead development efforts to support the expansion of its programs and to ensure the Gallery’s financial stability.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and mentoring a dedicated team of staff professionals, and for building strong collaborative relationships with other galleries and community partners, locally and in a wider context. The Executive Director will effectively manage the operation of the Gallery, adhere to Board policy and carry out its strategic vision. The Executive Director will report to a committed and engaged Board of Directors.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
With an emphasis on Canadian artists, the Gallery brings exhibitions to the public that are grounded in craft processes, engaged in contemporary experimentation and meaningful to diverse audiences. By exhibiting and collecting contemporary works in ceramics and glass, the Gallery inspires dialogue, critical discourse and new ways of thinking. The Gallery is committed to supporting artists at all stages of their career, from emerging to established, and actively seeks to feature artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Gallery’s media specificity is its distinguishing characteristic and greatest strength. Through exhibitions that address issues relevant to our times and intriguing public programs that engage, educate and inspire, we are accessible to all. The Gallery Shop, a fine-craft gallery in its own right, is an integral part of the Gallery, featuring exclusively Canadian artists from across the country. Having adopted a national mandate in the early stages of its organizational development, the Gallery continues to develop its reputation as a national centre of research, scholarship and artistic excellence.

GALLERY BACKGROUND
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery opened in 1993 in a purpose-built, award-winning building designed to showcase contemporary Canadian ceramic and glass art. Now in its 25th year, it has recently undergone a $1.3 million renovation to bring the Gallery to a new standard of excellence. The Gallery is supported by the City of Waterloo, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, along with corporate, foundation and individual funders.

LOCATED IN WATERLOO REGION
The Gallery is located in Waterloo Region, an area of entrepreneurship, collaboration, fresh ideas, innovation, world-class technology, arts activity, economic initiatives and educational excellence on a world-class scale. Waterloo is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada.

KEY FUNCTIONS
The successful Executive Director will raise the profile of the Gallery locally, nationally and internationally; lead its artistic vision; implement its recently completed Strategic Plan; lead its next level development and fund-raising; lead connections with other galleries; lead the Gallery to more diverse audiences; communicate the Gallery mandate; advocate for the Gallery; incorporate a digital strategy into the Gallery’s offering; and manage all administrative and functional assets of the Gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 years experience as a senior manager in an visual arts institution
  • advanced degree in arts/arts administration or equivalent education or experience
  • in-depth knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art
  • in-depth knowledge of best practices for Gallery management
  • strong leadership and mentorship skills and the ability to lead a team
  • the ability to forge innovative collaborations with other galleries and community partners
  • creativity and ability to develop programming to reach a wider, more diverse audience and engage with them in a meaningful way
  • demonstrated experience in securing major gifts and stewarding donor relationships
  • an optimistic problem-solver

Interested applicants are invited to submit, in confidence, a letter of application, and a detailed résumé outlining their qualifications for this position, along with names, titles, and contact information for their three professional references.

Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be given priority consideration. The Gallery is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from culturally diverse persons, Indigenous persons, deaf persons and persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Applications should be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to the Canadian Clay & Glass Executive Director Search Committee at: cgdirectorsearch@gmail.com

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements of the position.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A Position Description, the Gallery’s 2017 Annual Report and a summary of the Gallery’s Strategic Plan are available on the Gallery’s website: www.theclayandglass.ca/jobs

 

 

 

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-Kitchener-
Executive Director
ArtsBuild Ontario

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018
Date Posted: February 5, 2018


ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

ArtsBuild Ontario

ArtsBuild Ontario supports the health of Ontario's arts organizations by creating and realizing long-term solutions for their facility challenges. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization and continue its excellent work province wide. The position to commence late June early July 2018.
Incorporated in 2006, ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions to building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities. Together with industry, non-profit and government partners, ArtsBuild jointly and cost-effectively develops innovative tools, services and resources to help over 700 arts organizations across Ontario construct and operate the facilities they need.
ArtsBuild’s organizational model is one of collaboration and partnership. By forging relationships with leading non-profit and private sector partners, ArtsBuild delivers programs for capital project planning, facilities management, sustainability and financing.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, responsibilities of the position include:

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

  • Execute the newly refreshed Strategic Plan
  • Follow, execute and expand upon the existing business plan
  • Evaluate and explore new partnerships and programs where relevant to successfully implement the strategic plan
 
PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
  • Ensure the smooth operation of ArtsBuild’s existing programs and commitments
  • Provide hands on support to program staff, to successfully implement all existing programs and commitments
  • Develop and execute new programming ideas as relevant and needed
 
GRANT RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research, write and apply to relevant grants as needed at all levels of government, including provincial, federal and municipal
  • Report to all funders, including reporting through CADAC
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING & MANAGEMENT
  • Act as ArtsBuild’s spokesperson
  • Meet with and explore opportunities with current and potential funders and partners
  • Interaction with funders, donors, volunteers and community at large
  • Continue to advocate for our constituents needs at large
BOARD
  • Provide professional support to the Board of Directors
  • Keep the board informed of major decisions, updates and news
FISCAL AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Financial and administrative management of ArtsBuild including supervision of policy directives, grant and proposal preparations and reports to funders and Board
  • Work with bookkeeper and accountant to ensure all fiscal responsibilities are met
  • Hiring, supervising and providing leadership to administrative staff, and contracting all personnel within the organization

REQUIREMENTS:

Our successful candidate will be a go-getter, an individual excited by the opportunity to execute ArtsBuild’s core programs, and to be a part of its growth and evolution as a valued contributor to our Province’s arts community. This individual will be prepared and willing to take an active role in all aspects of the business as needed to ensure success. The successful candidate will have:

  • Capacity to continue the innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to business development
  • Ability to manage ArtsBuild Ontario’s human and financial resources, programs and activities
  • Experience working with public funders (municipal, provincial and federal) and applying for project funding
  • Excellent written / verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Skilled at working with small staff, board and committees, public funders, foundations and existing and new partners and collaborators
  • An appreciation of the contribution arts and culture bring to communities across the Province

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

ArtsBuild Ontario's office is located in downtown Kitchener. This position requires that the Executive Director be in the office at least four days a week. This is a contract position.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2018 or until the right candidate is found

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume with a one to two page covering letter outlining why you are the person for this position to Lindsay Golds, lindsay@artsbuildontario.ca. No phone calls please. 

 

 

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-Markham-
Curatorial Collections Assistant, Museum - Summer Student
Markham Museum

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018
Date Posted: February 5, 2018

JOB TITLE: Curatorial Collections Assistant, Museum - Summer Student
EMPLOYER: The City of Markham
LOCATION: Markham, ON, CA
SALARY RANGE: CAD 14.7100 to 16.3400 Hourly
WORKER CATEGORY: Internship, Co-op, Seasonal, Students
JOB CLASS: Technical

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. 

Applications are now being accepted for two (2) Curatorial Collections Assistant – Junior & Varsity Specialist (Summer Students) positions at the Markham Museum, Development Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=markham&jobId=231995&lang=en_CA&source=CC3 by March 9, 2018.

The duration of the placement is 16 weeks, ending August 31, 2018.

JOB SUMMARY

The Museum offers two concurrent summer placements in the Curatorial Division. The students will work side by side during the summer, but will take on specialized tasks associated with either junior or varsity summer camp programs as well as individual exhibition and research projects. The role of the Curatorial Collections Assistants within the Markham Museum is to assist with the day to day tasks associated with the care and use of the collections. The curatorial function develops, manages and documents collections, conceptualizes & develops exhibitions and provides access to collections for programming & research. These positions report to the Curator.

JOB TASKS

  • Assists with preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, and maintenance of exhibits, research assignments and preparation of accurate location inventories for collections.
  • Assist with collections access for summer camps and other education programs, including making regular presentations to children and colleagues.
  • Develops at least one small exhibition project and participate in research, planning and installation of other displays at the direction of the Collections Coordinator. This will involve: project research, exhibit planning & design, preparation of artifacts, fabrication of mounts, scanning, digital photography and installation. 
  • Assist other curatorial staff supporting external researcher inquiries. 
  • Assist with data entry and updating of catalogue records in the Museum’s collections management system – MIMSy.
  • Assist with the production and support of special events, especially where the Museum’s collections are featured.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a safe and organized work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Education: Enrolled in a post-secondary degree program in Museum Studies, History, Archives, Anthropology, Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Education or another relevant degree.
  • Experience: 
    • Previous experience working with volunteers, material culture collections, research & writing, and public speaking is desired. 
    • Knowledge of digital photography and post-production as well as an understanding of collections management principles thesaurus-based cataloguing (Chenhall, RAD) would be considered assets.
  • Licenses/Certifications: 
    • Completion of a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening check as determined by the City of Markham.
    • High Five PCHD and Drivers License are assets.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Note: applicants must be current full-time students who are registered with and meet the eligibility requirements of Young Canada Works (www.youngcanadaworks.ca). Students must be returning to school full-time in Fall 2018.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

 

 

 

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-Vancouver, BC-
Dean, Audain Faculty of Art
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
Competition: #A001-2018

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for the position of Dean, Audain Faculty of Art.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges studio practice, research, and critical theory in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact on both the cultural sector and economy. Emily Carr University engages students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiufl and culturally rich Vancouver, British Columbia, the University attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Dean of the Audain Faculty of Art oversees and is responsible for the BFA in Visual Art, the BFA in Illustration, the BFA in Photography, as well as minors in Curation and Art + Text. These programs and courses aim to develop working contemproary artists who are productive and resourceful, supported by practice-based research and rigorous critique. The Dean reports to the Vice-President, Academic + Provost and is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of their respective Faculty at Emily Carr University, ensuring a balance of strategic vision, community leadership, academic integrity and accountability, and administrative leadership. The Dean develops and enhances a culture of collegiality and engagement, through consultation, collaboration, and leadership.

The Dean participates on the Academic Affairs Committee and represents the University externally at a variety of professional meetings and events, working with the leadership in the Libby Leshgold Gallery to ensure a vibrant collaborative and contemporary arts community, and works with all other Faculties and research areas collaboratively to promote and support interdisciplinary initiatives and to contribute to the quality of graduate curriculum.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Strategic Planning

  • Contributes leadership to overall University vision and strategy.
  • Translates strategic vision into an operational reality. Continues to monitor and adapt vision in relation to empirical data.

Community Leadership

  • Empowers and mentor's faculty to realize their potential as educators, practitioners and researchers.
  • Fosters a positive spirit of collaboration through effective chairing of and participation in internal meetings and committees.
  • Develops a positive and respectful culture that respects the diversity of our community, and embraces, encourages and supports the contributions from our Aboriginal, international, multilingual and cross-cultural students, faculty, and staff.
  • Represents Emily Carr on external committees, and establishes external relationships with institutional community partners.
  • Builds strong relationships and healthy dialogues with students and staff.
  • Develops and maintains open, collaborative communication between and within faculties. Removes barriers to and facilitates interdisciplinary and collaborative initiatives.

Academic Integrity and Accountability

  • In collaboration with the Vice President, Academic + Provost provides advocacy and leadership for curricular reform, pedagogical reform, program review, and academic assessment.
  • Develops, supervises, and ensures the development of policies and procedures relating to academic affairs, instruction and delivery of curriculum, faculty roles, and student experience.
  • Oversees and maintains the University's high academic standards, ensuring excellence in teaching, and student focused activities.
  • Works collaboratively with other Deans and senior level administrators to enhance the alignmenet of graduate and undergraduate programs, and the alignment of credit and non-credit programs.

Administrative

  • Promotes and ensures strong attraction, retention, development, support and recognition of faculty members.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive labor relations environment by working effectively with faculty members and Human Resources. Ensures accountability to Collective Agreement provisions and management objectives with respect to appointments, probation, tenure and promotion and other employment terms and conditions.
  • Assists with preparing and monitoring the operational budgets for the University in consultation with the Vice President, Academic + Provost, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Executive Committee and other departments and areas. Oversees budget for Faculty.
  • In consultation with the other Deans, participates in capital and equipment requests and space utilization decision-making process as well as timetable, course assignments and room allocation.
  • Works closely with Student Services to ensure coordination on admissions, registration, transfer credit, course waivers, directed studies, and cooperative learning opportunities and other student-related activities.
  • Works closely with other University departments to ensure effective support and cooperation between the academic, administrative and curriculum support areas
  • Convenes and regularly meets with Student Advisory Committees.
  • Addresses and resolves complex student issues, including student grade appeals.
  • Performs other work related to the pursuit of academic excellence at Emily Carr.

Education/Experience

MFA or terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline with a background as a practicing artist or scholar, as well as evidence of successful post-secondary teaching and administrative experience. Sound experience in an interdisciplinary model of art, design, and media education delivery and in working effectively with student and curriculum support professionals. Distinguished leadership record in academic administration; a solid demonstration of management, leadership and decision-making experience, as well as active community involvement.

Skills/Competencies

A deep understanding of critical thinking and creative practices. A commitment to open communication and the ability to facilitate communication and collaboration among a diverse University community of artists, designers, media practitioners, and academics including students, faculty and staff. Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, team building, and communication skills built on a commitment to fostering collegiality, consensus, and commitment to a common vision. Effective and sound decision-making and problem-solving skills. Strong and energetic organizational skills, and proven effectiveness in change leadership and people leadership. Capacity to promote excellence in all areas of art and design education in line with the mission and vision of the University.

Term

The term of a Dean appointment is three to five years, subject to satisfactory performance, and is renewable upon conclusion of the term.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and any supporting materials (quoting competition #A001-2018) by Wednesday, 28 February 2018 to: Human Resources, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 E 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2, Fax (604) 844-3885, Email: hr@ecuad.ca.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Curator - Islamic Art & Culture
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Date Posted: January 19, 2018

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) connects visitors to their world and each other. The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The ROM invites everyone to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization. For more information about the ROM, visit www.rom.on.ca.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, ON

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s celebrated international museum and houses important collections in Art, Cultures and Nature (www.rom.on.ca).  The ROM is the largest museum in Canada, attracting more than one million visitors per year, with an annual operating budget of $65 million, and is a world leader in communicating its research and collections to visitors.  The ROM features 40 galleries and exhibition spaces in its original heritage building and its 2007 Michael Lee-Chin Crystal designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.  Toronto, the fourth-largest city in North America, is a cosmopolitan, multinational city of 2.9 million on Lake Ontario.  The Greater Toronto Area had a population of 6.1 million in 2015 and is growing rapidly.

The ROM seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative individual with a track record of success in both research and exhibitions.  The successful candidate will be involved in developing and implementing strategy to build, manage, and interpret the collection of Islamic Art and lead its interpretation and presentation to general and academic audiences.  The ROM’s collection of Islamic Art & Culture is the largest in Canada, with over 10,000 objects.  The historical collection has strengths in ceramics and manuscripts, reflecting the remarkable artistic and technical achievements of Islamic culture over more than 1,400 years, and the ROM collections of Ethnology and Textiles & Costume also house important materials from the Islamic cultures of Africa and Asia.  The successful candidate will enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners with interests in Islamic Art & Culture, and welcome interactions with many audiences, including families and children.  The successful candidate will be a specialist in his/her field but interested in broad issues and questions related to Islamic Art & Culture that have relevance in the contemporary world.  This position offers an opportunity to expand the ROM’s world-class collection and exhibition program into modern and contemporary art and culture, while maintaining its historic strengths.  The ROM is open to considering a range of candidates from an Associate Curator level to Senior Curator, consistent with the candidate’s experience and the strategic goals of the Museum.

Education & Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Islamic Art History and Cultural Studies or a closely related field at the time of appointment, or the equivalent in professional experience, exhibitions and publications.
  • A research focus specializing in some aspect of Islamic Art & Culture.  Candidates with a research focus on Iran and the neighbouring Persianate world would have the closest connections to the ROM’s collections.
  • A strong background of work within a museum environment, knowledge of peer institutions, and experience developing and implementing exhibitions, and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Islamic archaeology, issues of provenance, and the dynamics of cultural heritage in contemporary works.
  • Working knowledge of at least one language from an Islamic region.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications is required.  Suitable credentials for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto or a similar program are considered a strong asset.
ROM Curators are expected to:
  • curate, build the ROM’s Islamic Art, Culture and related collections, and build the collection in new directions;
  • conduct or oversee research on ROM collections within their area of specialization, as well as facilitate research on the collection by outside/visiting scholars;
  • participate in the development of and rotation within new permanent galleries and special exhibitions;
  • develop a program of externally-funded, original, scholarly research and publications, usually relating to ROM collections and exhibitions;
  • actively contribute to the development of public programming in a variety of formats, from on-site to on-line;
  • participate in the development and implementation of plans to engage professional and community stakeholders, including Islamic diasporic communities in Toronto and Canada;
  • participate in fundraising activities to support the ROM’s Islamic program;
  • participate in fulfilling the teaching mission of the Museum, through university teaching and/or through supervision of interns at the Museum;
  • work with the ROM Library to build resources on the study of Islamic Art & Culture.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Exhibitions:
    • Work collaboratively with educators, exhibition team, designers and artists in the development, creation, interpretation, and installation of permanent galleries and special exhibitions
  • Research, Publications, Programs, Collections:
    • Collaborate with curatorial colleagues, collectors, patrons, and cultural organizations to generate important exhibitions, publications, and public programs
    • Take responsibility for the Islamic collections, including study, rotation and display, care and record-keeping, provenance research, digitizing and publication
    • Build and refine the collection into new areas, such as Modern and Contemporary art and culture
    • Maintain professional affiliations in scholarly and museum curatorial organizations, professional societies, and relevant committees
  • Fundraising:
    • Actively cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions, symposia, research grants, and fellowships through association with professional organizations, foundations, and patrons on local, national, and international levels
  • Public Program/Outreach:
    • Prepare and give lectures, tours, and workshops to volunteers, the general public, professional colleagues, and other groups
Compensation (governed by Collective Agreement):
  • $65,828 to $140,556 per annum (commensurate with rank and experience)
  • Full benefit coverage includes medical & dental plan, life insurance, long term disability, and pension

 
The ROM will begin reviewing applications upon receipt; the posting will remain open until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this international search; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Nominations are welcome.

To apply in confidence, email 1) letter expressing interest in this particular position, giving brief examples of past exhibition experience and proposed research areas and projects; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names of three (3) references with contact information.  Submit application by March 1, 2018, to retained search firm: Marilyn Hoffman and Connie Rosemont, Museum Search & Reference, SearchandRef@museum-search.com.  For additional information and images, visit: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Short-listed candidates subsequently will be asked to provide publication samples.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: SearchandRef@museum-search.com
Website: http://museum-search.com/open-searches/

 

 

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-Toronto-
Call for Volunteers (Various Positions)
Gardiner Museum

As Canada’s only ceramics museum, the Gardiner is committed to celebrating the art of clay and enriching the cultural life of our city. We are embarking on an exciting year and are looking for new volunteers to join us! If you have energy, enthusiasm, and a few hours each week or month to share with us than the museum may be a great fit for you.

Our volunteers are involved in different areas and roles such as at the Front Desk, in the Gardiner Shop, Docents (giving tours), Meet & Greet (welcoming visitors to the galleries), and assisting in the Archives/Library. Please note, we are currently recruiting for the following areas:

  • Front Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Meet and Greet

Once you are a volunteer of the museum, should other opportunities present themselves we would be happy to train you in other areas.

Front Desk
Volunteers welcome visitors, process admissions using a POS (Point of Sale) Counterpoint system, provide information on the museum including memberships, programs, and services offered.

Gift Shop
Volunteers should enjoy a retail atmosphere, be customer service oriented, and become familiar with the merchandise and artists featured in the shop. Applicant must feel comfortable using a POS (Point of Sale) Counterpoint system or be willing to be trained.

Meet and Greet
Volunteers welcome visitors to the galleries by providing additional information about the Museum's collections and its history.

If you would like to learn more, join us on March 3rd at 10:00am at the Gardiner Museum (111 Queens Park), please email bcheng@gardinermuseum.com to RSVP. Interested candidates should include a digital copy of their resume.

Please note, at this time we are not accepting volunteers who are younger than 18.

There are many benefits of volunteering at the Gardiner these include: Working with a friendly and enthusiastic team of individuals; participation in events and excursions, free access to all Gardiner Signature Lectures, reciprocal privileges at a number of other cultural institutions as well as discounts at the Gardiner on programs and in the Gift Shop.

 

 

 

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-Orillia-
Digitization Assistant (YCW)
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Date Posted: January 15, 2018
Start Date: May 14, 2018

The Orillia Museum of Art & History seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Digitization Assistant for the summer. The candidate will be expected to accession, describe and catalogue a large collection of archival materials and photographs for the museum collection and online database. Appropriate storage of the collection will form a part of the position, and requires the use of preventive conservation methods and techniques. The candidate will also support the curatorial team with research. Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field (Archival, Library or Museum Studies, History or Arts). This position is limited to students who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, and in particular PastPerfect Museum Software is a definite asset. Applicant must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Familiarity with artefact handling, archival description standards, and a museum/archives environment are also assets. Applicant must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Police check, including Vulnerable Sector check mandatory.

Length of position: 16 weeks
# of positions: 1 
Hours/Week: 35 Salary: $14/hr

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Ninette Gyorody
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9
Tel: (705) 326-2159 x101

E-mail: employment@orilliamuseum.org

The support of Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program is gratefully acknowledged

 

 

 

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-Orillia-
Community and Education Programs Assistant (YCW)
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Date Posted: January 15, 2018
Start Date: May 14, 2018

The Orillia Museum of Art & History seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Community and Education Programs Assistant for the summer. The candidate will be expected to assist with and facilitate community and education programs. The candidate may also be required to assist museum staff and volunteers with various functions of a not-for profit heritage organization, including, but not limited to, fundraising, administration, museum store procedures and displays, point-of-sale use, and promotion of the museum. 

Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field (Archival, Library or Museum Studies, History or Arts and/or Education). This position is limited to students or recent graduates who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, design and website applications, are a definite asset. Applicant must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Must have impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and motivate others. Knowledge of artistic techniques, materials and best teaching practices an asset. Must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities, oral French language skills are an asset. Must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Applicant will need a recent (within the last year) clean police check including a Vulnerable Sector check.

Length of position: 16 weeks
# of positions: 1 
Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week hourly: $14/hr

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20 2018 by 4pm. 

Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Ninette Gyorody
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9
Tel: (705) 326-2159 x101

E-mail: employment@orilliamuseum.org

The support of Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program is gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

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-Orillia-
Community Engagement Assistant (YCW)
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Date posted: January 15, 2018
Start Date: May 14, 2018

The Orillia Museum of Art & History seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Community Engagement Assistant for the summer. The candidate will be expected to assist with interpretive and interactive program development. The candidate will also support the museum’s community and special events as required. 
Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field (Library or Museum Studies, History, Arts, Education, Communications). This position is limited to students or recent graduates who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, and in particular PastPerfect Museum Software, are a definite asset. The candidate ideally has experience working with youth and/or seniors and must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Familiarity with a museum/archives environment are also assets. Must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Applicant will need a recent (within the last year) clean police check including a Vulnerable Sector check.

Length of position: 16 weeks
Hours/Week: 35 Salary: $14/hr

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Ninette Gyorody
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9
Tel: (705) 326-2159

E-mail: employment@orilliamuseum.org

The support of Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program is gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

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-Orillia-
Curatorial Assistant (YCW)
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
Date Posted: January 15, 2018
Start Date: May 14, 2018

Salary: $14/hour

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (Orillia, ON) seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Curatorial Assistant for the summer. The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Exhibitions and Collections and Research departments primarily through exhibition planning, research, installation, and administration. The applicant is computer proficient, with some graphic design experience. A background in visual arts and/or Canadian history is recommended. The applicant will be the lead on a major annual special event. 

Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field. This position is limited to students or recent graduates who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Intermediate computer skills are required, while familiarity with database applications, and in particular PastPerfect Museum Software, are a definite asset. Applicant must be able to work independently with good clerical accuracy, and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Familiarity with artefact handling, an asset. Must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner.
Applicant will need a recent 
clean police check including a Vulnerable Sector check.

Length of position: 16 weeks (35 hours per week) 
# of positions available: 2
Hours/Week: Salary: $14/hr

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is an equal opportunity employer and has in place a Human Resources Policy that it follows with regard to hiring practices for applicants and the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Ninette Gyorody
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Orillia, ON
L3V 5A9
Tel: (705) 326-2159 x101

E-mail: employment@orilliamuseum.org

The support of Canadian Heritage through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program is gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

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-Markham-
Summer Camp Counsellor
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: March 3, 2018
Date Posted: January 12, 2018

Salary: $14.00 (CAD) Hourly

Job Description 
The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Applications are now being accepted for the Camp Counsellor - Varley Art Gallery position in the Culture Department within the Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=markham&jobId=229699&lang=en_CA&source=CC3 by March 3, 2018. 

Job Summary
Supervises a group of campers at the City of Markham's Varley Art Gallery's Summer & Holiday Day Camps with responsibilities including facilitating lessons, program delivery and administration. Supervises a group of 8-10 campers (children or youth) in addition to volunteers. Through effective leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. Accountable for the well-being of a group of campers under the guidance of the Camp Supervisor, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high-quality and meet the Varley Art Gallery's overall goals. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitates daily camp activities such as games, art activities and special events, educational museum-themed activities. Helps to ensure programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc. 
  • Promptly reports absences to the Camp Supervisor, maintains ratios and completes headcounts according to the City Camp policies and procedures 
  • Delivers activity plans as written and approved by the Camp Supervisors, Summer Program Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Ensures lessons have been reviewed and are ready to be presented to the campers prior to the program delivery. 
  • Participates in the delivery of the before and after care program
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks. 
  • Ensures the well-being, safety and protection of each camper in his/her assigned group
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic)
  • Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages to the Camp Supervisor
  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise. 
  • Ensures all participants are aware of upcoming events and schedule changes. 
  • Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs
  • Follows City of Markham policies and procedures in program activities
  • Maintains positive, constructive relationships with camp staff and volunteers with the goal of meeting camper needs. Works with Inclusion staff as needed to ensure all campers are able to participate.
  • Coaches and mentors volunteers and campers, providing feedback to the Volunteer Coordinator through formal assessments
  • Provides regular updates and feedback to the Camp Supervisor
  •  Participates in orientation and training sessions, supporting the Camp Supervisor where necessary
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings
  • Other duties as required 

Qualifications

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution. Studies in visual arts, education, arts administration, early childhood education or art history an asset. 
  • Experience working with children, knowledge of child development and previous experience in a gallery setting is an asset
  • Experience in a leadership capacity is required (i.e. student council member, leadership role on youth council, previous experience as a camp counsellor/junior camp counsellor/volunteer)
  • Completion of counsellor-in-training/leader-in-training program would be an asset
  • Previous camp experience is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' is required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certificate is required
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example. 

All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2018. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham. 

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time educational institution and must also be returning full-time for the fall season. Eligibility in Young Canada Works program in Canadian Heritage is required. 

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office. 

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Summer Camp Supervisor
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: March 10, 2018
Date Posted: January 12, 2018

Salary: $14.07-$14.99 (CAD) Hourly
The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.
Job Description
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Camp Supervisor position at the Varley Art Gallery, in the Culture & Economic Development within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at www.markham.ca/jobs by March 10, 2018. 

Job Summary
The Summer Camp Supervisor manages campers weekly in the Varley Art Gallery’s Summer Art Camps with responsibilities including curriculum and art-based program planning, program delivery and administration. They will oversee up to 44 campers ranging from 5 to 13 years of age, while supervising and coaching up to 10-15 staff including counsellors, specialists, and volunteers. Through effective leadership and programming, children and youth will develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. The Summer Camp Supervisor is accountable for day-to-day operations under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meets the Gallery’s overall goals.

One of the Camp Supervisors will focus on camp administration for the Summer Art Camps. 

Job Duties:

  • Conducts extensive research in preparation for program planning, including academic and art resource materials and texts. Is responsible for completion of detailed program plan and handouts. Works in close collaboration with the Summer Program Coordinator to ensure programs are of the highest standard and appropriate for diverse learners or varying ages and abilities.
  • Organizes daily camp activities according to High Five principles and City of Markham policies, ensuring programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc. Creates clear and detail art supply needs according to budget provided by the Summer Program Coordinator,
  • Delivers quality art programming through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, creative play and exercises while adapting to a diverse group of learners.
  • Coaches and mentors Summer Camp Specialists with program planning preparation, delivery and assessment strategies.
  • Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs.
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
  • Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive, open and creative learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
  • Completes extensive training and orientation of the content of the gallery's current exhibitions. Responsible for touring campers through the exhibition galleries in an educational capacity under the direction of the Summer Program Coordinator, Educational Coordinator and Curator. Ensures that themes and concepts in the exhibition are consistently and accurately reflected in studio program delivery.
  • Participates in the orientation, training, coaching and recognition to staff and volunteers, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
  • Assists with the on-going training, coaching and recognition to staff and volunteers. Provides informal feedback and formal feedback at weekly staff meetings and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.
  • Controls supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies.
  • Responsible for attendance records, camp logbooks as well as participates in sign in and sign out procedures.
  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
  • Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Summer Program Coordinator using incident report forms and processes. Maintains camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and time sheets.
  • Completes a full written report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations to the Summer Camp Program Coordinator weekly.
  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers staff and special guests as well as managing phone and e-mail inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ensures adherence of policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure consistency under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator and Program Coordinator.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with Camp Supervisors and counsellors, and resolving any issues with the support of the Program Coordinator. Displays a heightened sense of customer service.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in education, visual arts, design, media arts, art history, arts administration or related field
  • Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge of program planning, visual art practice, arts history, arts administration and child development stages
  • Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs
  • Knowledge of art gallery best practices an asset
  • Expertise in any of the following areas would be an asset: drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, interior design, photography or digital media
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification required
  • HIGH FIVE Quest certification is an asset
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat) and knowledge of CLASS applications are an asset
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills
  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance. 

All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2018. Eligibility in the Young Canada Works program in Canadian Heritage may be required. 

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an educational institution and must also be returning full-time for the fall season. 

All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham. 

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied, however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office. 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Chief Digital Officer
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Application Deadline: TBD
Date Posted: January 8, 2018

Salarly: $186,873 - $219,850 per annum
Term: Full-time
Upper Management Position

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) connects visitors to their world and each other. The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. The ROM invites everyone to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization. For more information about the ROM, visit www.rom.on.ca.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto ON

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of the most renowned cultural institutions in North America, showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. In 2016/17, the ROM welcomes more than 1.35 million visitors from Canada and around the world. This represented the highest attendance of any single museum in Canada and ranks 9th in North America.

As a contemporary Museum, the ROM continues to evolve, redefine/reimagine itself and embrace innovation. The ROM is focused on deepening its connection with visitors; animating the museum experience; opening its doors wider to communities; and being a catalyst for new ideas. The Museum is committed to introducing innovative ways to employ the newest technologies to create a physical and digital institution for the 21st century. The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) will create an immersive, interactive and engaging visitor experience.

In an increasingly digital world, where everything from marketing to visitor engagement and customer service is becoming digitally infused, the Chief Digital Officer is more important than ever in helping to integrate digital thinking into the Museum’s strategies and mission driven activities. As CDO, you will understand how to use technology to connect with the contemporary audience and contribute to the quality of the experience onsite and online.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Operations & CFO, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for the Museum’s digital and technology strategies, and drive the innovative use of technologies to provide immersive and transformative digital experiences and educational interpretive material for the Museum’s exhibitions, collections and other activities. As Chief Digital Officer (CDO), you will transform systems and the use of systems, by developing and then implementing strategy, and will be a driving force integrating digital thinking into all of the Museum’s activities and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.

You are a transformational and strategic leader with at least ten (10) years of management experience in a world-class organization, some of it, ideally, in a museum or related setting. You are seasoned in strategic technology planning, execution and policy development. You are a subject matter expert in digital strategy, technologies and products across multiple platforms, and an evangelist for the power of digital. You are a strong communicator with the ability to interact with Boards, partners, sponsors, volunteers and government, and entrepreneurial in the pursuit of resources to support your vision. 

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Shannon Cooper at shannon.cooper@odgersberndtson.com or submit in confidence your resume and related information online at http://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/13932. Applications for this position will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Salary for a Chief Digital Officer is commensurate with experience, starting from $186,873 - $219,850 per annum.

The Royal Ontario Museum is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Royal Ontario Museum throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Shannon Cooper
shannon.cooper@odgersberndtson.com
rom.on.ca

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Commercial Operations Manager
Museum of Contemporary Art Canada

CONTEXT:

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) is in a defining phase of its evolution, as it moves into a landmark heritage building and advances 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices.

In spring 2018, MOCA will open its 55,000 square foot purpose-designed home in a former industrial space in Toronto's Junction Triangle. The museum will function as an inclusive cultural catalyst where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global movement defined by new ideas and new forms.

The expanded MOCA will realize its vision through three major exhibitions per year accompanied by a cohesive set of complimentary programs, 20+ artist production studios and a renewed commitment to the permanent collection. The institution will be unique in Toronto for putting artists and constituents at the core of its programming, while at the same time seeking international partnerships to encourage exchange and plurality.

POSITION SUMMARY

Closing: Open until filled
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-time salaried
Reporting to: Director of Finance & Administration
Level: Management

The Commercial Operations Manager will play a critical role in overseeing the daily operations and leading the commercial activities of the museum. They will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to optimize revenue, attendance and user experience as the museum prepares to open its doors in spring 2018. This is a tremendous opportunity for an entreprenurial operations professional to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of an emerging cultural institution, poised to expend its presence and global reach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Commercial Services

  • Strategic management of all commercial activities at MOCA includuing admissions, the venue rental program, food & beverage offerings and the retail shop.
  • In consultation with the Director of Finance & Administration, proactively plan, develop & implement a commercial strategy for MOCA in order to maximize earned revenue adn commercial activities, identifying new sources of revenue.
  • Facilitation of the venue rental program at MOCA by leading tours of spaces, booking/selling rentals and communicating with clients and vendors throughout the process.
  • Development and execution of all venue rental contracts and facilitation of financial transactions in conjunction with the Finance department.
  • Activiely solicit new rental prospects and collaborate with the Marketing Department to develop marketing strategies and plans for the promotion of museum facilities for events.
  • Alongside the Director of Finance & Administration, oversee retail shop operations and liaise with a third party retail vendor, MOCA's programming team and other suppliers to curate, stock and maintain shop inventory.
  • Work with the Director of Programming to develop and manage a program for MOCA editions.
  • Achieve budgeted sales targets, analyze earned revenue performance, and monitor progress against targets with a view to increasing profitability of commercial activities.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies to maximize attendance.
  • Administration of all procedures and policies relating to commercial operations at MOCA.

Museum Operations

  • Management of all front-of house activities, such as scheduling staff/volunteers and ensuring closing of daily sales batches and reconciliation of cash receipts.
  • Responsibility for museum customer/constituent relations ensuring delivery of a high standard of service.
  • Establish a Health and Safety policy and program ensuring adherence to relevant legislation and the safety and security of MOCA's staff, volunteers, contractors and constituents.

Facilities Management

  • Management of overall museum facilities ensuring high standards of maintenance, security, and safety are achieved while providing the most efficient use of space and resources.
  • Oversight of relationships with contractors, suppliers and outside professionals, including third party vendors providing retail operations (book and gift shop, cafe), sublease tenants, and security and cleaning services.
  • Internal coordination of all on-site events and venue rentals including scheduling of museum spaces and the set-up, supervision and clean-up of events.

Staff Management

  • Hire, develop, motivate, coach and manage a complete front-of-house team, including gallery attendants, retail and welcome desk staff.
  • Implementation and management of a volunteer program including recruitment, training and identification of opportunities for volunteer involvement at the museum.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Skills

  • Relevant post-secondary education, preferably in commerce, business or arts administration
  • 5+ years business experience managing front-of-house operations, retail or other commercial activity, ideally in a public-facing attraction or facility
  • Demonstrated experience running commercial venue rentals and providing high quality customer service
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple activities at once to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong contract management and negotiation skills
  • Experience managing budgets of $100K+ and generating financial reports
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, experience with Tessitura and basic understanding of A/V equipment considered an asset
  • Demonstrated track record in hiring, motivating and developing effective teams
  • Experience working at a multi-stakeholder not-for-profit and/or in a start-up environment is considered an asset

Additional Requirements

  • A high energy, resourceful, solution orientation with a hands-on management style
  • Demonstrated ability to work and effectively interface with colleagues, board members, and the public. A collaborative team player
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker yet effectively execute lower level "hands on" responsibilities; an agile problem solver
  • Ability to remain calm and clear-headed under pressure; positive and constructure personal style
  • An understanding that working hours may on occasion include evenings and weekends
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sound judgment and a keen interest in the mission of MOCA

Please submit applications to humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

Applications must be submitted as one pdf including a letter of motivation, a maximum two-page CV and your salary expections. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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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-Vancouver-
President & Vice-Chancellor
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is the only accredited public university in British Columbia solely devoted to the creative sector. A dynamic, nimble learning community, Emily Carr is a worldwide centre of excellence in trans-disciplinary, inclusive, and socially engaged art and design education and research: the University and its alumni are shaping cultural geography, from the local to the global. Located in the diverse city of Vancouver, on the strikingly beautiful West Coast of Canada, Emily Carr has opened a new state-of-the-art campus for 21st-century learning and public engagement, in the growing cultural centre of Great Northern Way.

Established in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is home to a 1,855 FTE student body and more than 300 faculty, staff, and administrators. The University offers certificate and undergraduate programs that are globally recognized as central to their communities of practice, and graduate programs and research agendas that shape new and emerging practices and scholarship. 

Emily Carr seeks a full-time, permanent President + Vice Chancellor who will work with the diverse constituencies of the University to maintain its core strengths while developing its emerging potential. With leadership that is inclusive, progressive, and agile, the President will foster interconnection and interdisciplinary collaboration, building relationships internally and with Emily Carr’s broader communities, including the arts community and Indigenous peoples. With a deep affinity for art and design culture, the President will champion a dedicated and passionate faculty, staff, and student body, continuing to develop the University’s reputation and scholarly impact.

As Chief Executive of the University, the President + Vice Chancellor will report to the Board of Governors and play an integral role in establishing and achieving Emily Carr’s strategic direction and academic priorities. The President will act with full authority of the Board and on behalf of the University for all internal and external matters affecting Emily Carr. The President will provide leadership and direction to Emily Carr’s senior leadership team, as well as to the community of the University more broadly, including academic, professional, and administrative staff.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished scholar with a terminal degree, proven leadership experience in academic settings, and strong ties to the art, design, and creative industries. Engaging, intellectually curious, and courageous, Emily Carr’s new President will explore the unknown and create emergent opportunities, sharing the University’s belief that education and research in the creative fields is vital for the cultural and economic growth of local and global communities. 

Emily Carr University of Art + Design address: 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2. 

Qualifications and accountabilities: terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D) and senior academic leadership experience (10 years +) sufficient to lead a university with over 300 faculty and staff and over 1,800 students. Excellent written and oral communication in English are required.

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your interest in Project 170617 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php or email Rochelle Miller: rmiller@caldwellpartners.com

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Board Officer
Gallery 1313

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018
Date Posted: November 17, 2017
Start Date: March 6, 2018

Volunteer Position

JOB DESCRIPTION

Gallery 1313 , an artist run centre and not for profit organization with charitable status seeks several new Board Members to join in helping the gallery continue to offer the best in contemporary art.  Gallery 1313 is going into its 21st year of operation and has had some board members retiring after completing their term . The present board seeks a board member preferably with prior board experience who can help with development .and  has appropriate financial knownledge .We are also seeking someone with marketing and communication skills to help utilize their skills in attracting new audiences and visitors .We are currently looking for   Individuals should have a strong interest in contemporary art and be familiar with thenot for profit sector .
We are looking for a lawyer to serve on the Board to give ocasional  advice. Persons serving on the Board can expect to contribute 4-5 hours monthly and may serve on sub committees as well as the Board.

Board Meetings are monthly with some subcommittee work as well . Board members are expected to stay for a two year term . Please call the gallery if you have any inquiries . 

Intererested individuals should send their their cv and letter of interest to director@g1313.org

REQUIREMENTS:

Development Officer

  • An individual who has prior board experience  and has done fundraising would be desired .Other finanial experience might include planning budgets and helping with annual reports .

Communications / Marketing Officer

  • An individual with communications and marketing background , prior board experience and knowledge of the not for profit sector would be required. The individual would also sit on a  communications subcommittee and work to help with a communications strategy . A good knowledge of social media would be useful for this position . 

Legal Board Officer

  • A person who is a practicing lawyer and has an interest in contemporary art . This person would give occasional legal advice on contracts and Board governance .

TO APPLY:

Please send in a current CV , a letter of interest and any available revelant references to director@g1313.org . Seleted persons will be notified for interviews. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phil Anderson, Director
(416) 536-6778
director@g1313.org
www.g1313.org

 

 

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