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-Kingston-
Receptionist (.5 FTE)
Agnes Etherington Arts Centre

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
Date Posted: October 20, 2017

Join the Agnes team! We are hiring a part-time (.5 FTE) receptionist.

The Receptionist is the first contact for visitors to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Agnes) at Queen’s University. Working to high standards of courtesy, efficiency, service and security, the Receptionist contributes to the welcoming, efficient operation of the Agnes. They support visitor services, part-time student and casual staff scheduling, internal and external communication, monitoring exhibitions and facilities, and administrative tasks. The Agnes is a leading art museum, serving the Queen’s community and the region of south-eastern Ontario.  

Link to the job posting. Scroll down to Competition Number J1017-0330, Receptionist, Arts and Culture. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Human Resources, Queen’s University.

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Director of Public Affairs
Canadian Museums Association (CMA)

Application Deadline: November 6, 2017
Date Posted: October 12, 2017
Start Date:
December 4, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization dedicated to the advancement of the Canadian museum sector. The CMA represents museum professionals in Canada and abroad. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The incumbent, one of the two senior management positions in the Association, is responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the public affairs and advocacy programs of the Association. He/she works under the authority of the Director General and Chief Executive Officer and may act as Acting Director General, as required. The Director of Programs and Public Affairs focuses on results, based on the organization's strategic plan and mandate. It ensures cohesion and effectiveness within the organization to increase its capacity to achieve its vision in a dynamic and creative way.

The Director of Programs and Public Affairs reports to the Director General.

ATTRIBUTIONS

Management

  • Manage CMA programs serving the museum community and take advantage of external opportunities that fit well with our strategic plan.
  • Manage grant adn contribution agreements and applications.
  • Manage program evaluation, performance measurement and related operational requirements.
  • Follow up on strategic agreements.
  • Assist in the development, monitoring and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Assist the Executive Director in managing the CMA.
  • Act on behalf of the Director General in his absence.

Public Affairs and Advocacy

  • Oversee the CMA's professional activities and public communications.
  • Work with the CMA Communications Manager to ensure that all communications services are timely and responsive. Ensure that the website is dynamic and that its content is comprehensive.
  • Work closely with the Director General on government relations including the preparation of dynamic meetings, files and advocacy statements.
  • Work with the Director General on the organization and logistics of Canadian Museums Day on Parliament Hill.
  • Conduct research and consultations to identify issues and follow up.
  • Monitor and promote key issues as well as build relationships with key figures in government, parliament, politics and the museum community.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the CMA, as needed.

Special Projects and Coordination

  • Initiate special projects from start to finish, including implementation, monitoring, performance management and evaluation.
  • Develop project plans and write proposals.
  • Establish links with the museum community and funding agencies.
  • Contribute to the development of contacts on particular issues by promoting an image of respect and credibility towards the museum community while advancing the issues.
  • Work with committees and groups on a number of projects.

Travel

  • Travel to different regions of Canada, as needed to represent the CMA at various meetings, provincial conferences and other events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in French and English.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and to motivate others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the artistic, heritage, cultural and scientific sectors.
  • Excellent management skills and project management skills.
  • Understanding of public policy and government activities.
  • Experience of cooperation with other related organizations.
  • Initiative and creativity.
  • A resourceful, practical person who acts with tact.
  • Extensive experience of procedures and organizational systems.

The CMA offers a flexible work environment and an excellent package of benefits. Interested candidates are requested to submit nominations by November 6, 2017, to include references and to indicate their salary expectations for this position in the non-profit sector. Nominations should be directed to Sue Lamothe, Director fo Finance and Operations at slamothe@museums.ca

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Communications Manager
Canadian Museums Association (CMA)

Application Deadline: November 6, 2017
Date Posted: October 12, 2017
Start Date:
December 4, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Canadian Museums Association (CMA)

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization dedicated to the development of the Canadian museum community. It represents professionals in the museum sector in Canada and abroad. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Dynamic, experienced and motivated, the researcher will be responsible for desinging and implementing all communication activities within the CMA team. The Manager will manage communications and represent the CMA as a 'public voice' of the Association to members, key stakeholders, and the community.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As editor of all communications on various platforms, this person is responsible for the timely development of Muse magazine - print and online, the CMA's online information center, bi-weekly newsletters, press releases, statements, social media accounts, annual report and other formal and informal communication activities;
  • Develop and implement communication strategies (including special strategies, long-term strategies and strategies for specific projects as needed);
  • Supervise content development, production management and collaboration with team members, contributors, partners, and stakeholders responsible for research, creation, review and preparation of communication activities;
  • Responsible for the editorial, flow, content diversity and mandate (organizing content) of Muse magazine (print and online)l work with other members of the team to review and edit the magazine;
  • Responsible for the publication schedule of communications;
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Muse Magazine Editorial board and seek their feedback on a regular basis.
  • Create and communicate the messages of the association and ensure the overall continuity and consistency of the CMA brand and image;
  • Maintain an up-to-date, innovative and current website (www.museums.ca);
  • Develop and maintain a bilingual and innovative social media campaign on behalf of the CMA;
  • Develop, ensure quality control and produce CMA promotional material as required, including convention program, posters, other annual conference documents, annual reports, etc.;
  • Provide support for government relations activities related to their communication and dissemination;
  • Stimulate the interest of the media and maintain regular and proactive contacts with journalists;
  • Provide a variety of communications support, both internally and externally;
  • Manage human resources (internally and externally) and financial within budget.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluent in both languages, exceptional English and French proofreading skills
  • University degree in Communications or a related field
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of the Canadian museum community asset
  • Exceptional skills for analysis, strategic thinking and communications
  • Excellent organizational skills, multitasking and effective time management
  • Proven experience in planning and managing media relations
  • Strong knowledge of website management and communications strategies
  • Very good computer skills (MS Office, Web Content Management Systems)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, easy to express themselves as a spokesperson
  • Flexibility and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Team spirit, determination, results-orientated, creativity and great sense of initiative

The ideal person can work independently and discreetly while being perfectly in solidarity with the team. Salary depending on experience. The CMA offers a flexible work environment and an excellent package of benefits. Nominations should be forwarded to Sue Lamothe, Director of Finance and Operations, at slamothe@museums.ca by November 6, 2017. Do not call, please.

 

 

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-Toronto-
Director, Creative Services Job Ref#17F21-WC
Harbourfront Centre

Application Deadline: November 9, 2017
Date Posted: October 19, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto’s waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Working in partnership with various communities, Harbourfront Centre nurtures and supports educational and recreational activity as well as contemporary artistic creation through showcasing Canadian and international talent. Our year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children’s activities and craft workshops. Harbourfront Centre is one of Toronto’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing more than 3 million visitors and contributing over $126 million to the local economy annua

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position
 Title: Director, Creative Services

Department: Creative Services

Reporting to: Chief Marketing Officer

Direct reports: Design Production Specialist, Digital Content Development Coordinator, Copy Writer, Graphic Designers (2)

Key Relationships: Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Production Specialist, Digital Marketing Specialist, CEO, Chief Development Officer, Director Corporate Partnerships, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Programming Officer, Director Craft & Design

Type of Employment: Full Time


Summary of Function:

Harbourfront Centre is seeking a Director, Creative Services to drive the development and execution of all creative, copy and content across digital and print, as well as the signage and wayfinding for our 10-acre campus. This person will champion, cultivate and evolve the Harbourfront Centre brand by acting as creative authority in all matters of branding, design and communication. The Director will oversee and manage the Creative Services team providing creative strategy, vision and implementing collaborative processes that promote efficiency and timeliness. The ideal candidate is a strategic, proven team leader that partners with internal clients, and cross-functional teams to deliver results. A natural story teller, this person should be able to translate program concepts and information into thoughtful and impactful communications that inspire and engage our target audiences, supporting ticket sales to our events, registration to our programs, and attendance to our campus. This person will play a major role in the evolution of the Harbourfront Centre brand, deliver best-in-class creative, and will enable a robust content plan that enriches our marketing platforms.

DUTIES 

Creative Direction

  • Oversee all projects in Creative Services, guide process for conceptualization of seasonal identity and program specific identity, overall Harbourfront Centre branding, and critique designs, video and copy
  • Establish, develop and maintain creative, conceptual and language standards as well as design parameters consistent with our style guide
  • Establish processes for creative development ensuring both fast turnaround and quality
  • Ensures quality control and operational efficiencies including proofing, reviewing and evaluating creative output and processes
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to prioritize and maximize resources
  • Manage and stay within department budget to ensure maximum return on investment

Brand Management

  • Steward brand integrity across the organization, providing oversight and services to numerous internal departments and programs
  • Lead in evolution of the brand and sub brand development in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external agencies
  • Oversee the creative, production and installation of site signage including promotional, directional and wayfinding, parking and other site services and amenities


Strategy

  • In collaboration with Marketing, Programming, Education and Development colleagues, develop a robust content strategy in the form of video, editorial and visuals for our websites, social media, advertising and other platforms as needed.
  • Ensure the creative team environment, culture, team, capabilities, tools, processes, expectations and work styles support Harbourfront Centre’s business goals
  • Develop and lead a strategic decision-making process for all print and digital creative, copy and content outputs

Administration & Staffing

  • Act as a mentor by helping to further the skills of the creative team through critiques, discussion and performance reviews
  • Manage departmental and project budgets, schedules
  • Stay apprised of technology, layout principles and esthetic design concepts for all types of media

Workplace Health and Safety 

  • All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct

Key Performance Indicators

  • Shepherd the Harbourfront Centre brand and visual identity by maintaining brand standards and a consistent content strategy, tone-of-voice and creative visual approach across all customer touch points and campus signage.
  • Advance the Harbourfront Centre brand and visual identity by exploring new and innovative communication approaches.
  • Manage and develop the Creative Services team to deliver cutting edge creative while achieving consistently high standards and business goals.
  • Serve as a creative leader; ensure that the creative execution supports the creative brief, brand and strategy.

REQUIREMENTS:

Essential Criteria

  • 8+ years related experience in leading the creative vision, concept, design and communication
  • Seasoned manager with 3+ direct reports (experience in recruitment, hiring and performance management)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proven track record of directing both on and off-line creative development, design and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to direct one voice and branding strategy across multiple tactics through the entire creative team’s output
  • Experience leading a creative and technical writing team; supporting content strategy creation
  • Strong understanding of advertising and marketing principles, strategies, tactics, technologies and production as it relates to creative strategy, design and execution
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; strong presentation skills and ability to respond well to critical feedback
  • Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively under pressure and balance speed and quality
  • Proven talent for high caliber creative idealization, content strategy and marketing writing
  • Exceptional project management experience
  • Experience in creative budget management and agency/vendor relationships

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience providing creative services and direction in a complex organization with multiple business units an asset
  • Experience with site signage and wayfinding an asset
  • Passion for contemporary arts and culture

TO APPLY:

Acceptable Applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria
  • A cover letter including salary expectations

Qualified applications are invited to apply by:  November 09th, 2017
Please quote Job Reference #17F21-WC to:
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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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-Mississauga-
Supervisor, School Programs
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: November 2, 2017
Date Posted: October 19, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   Nineteen years young, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city. Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, ten professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation. Nineteen years  oung, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays  ost to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre  is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

The Living Arts Centre is seeking a creative, bilingual (French/English), flexible, and talented individual to coordinate programs for students and teachers. This position will work as part of the Studio Arts, Education and Outreach team to create, oversee and coordinate the successful operations of curriculum programming for students and teachers within the Centre’s studios and theatres in French and English language.

DUTIES:

  • Reporting to the Director of Studio Arts, Education and Outreach this position will coordinate and administer the daily operations of onsite and offsite school workshops in French and English;
  • create and deliver teacher professional development workshops;
  • support the selection of school performances in French and English;
  • hire, train and supervise School Sales Representative, hire, train and oversee art instructors, select and supervise coop students and university interns;
  • network with school board representatives to promote programming;
  • order, inventory, monitor and maintain program materials;
  • monitor and evaluate programs to ensure customer satisfaction and safety standards are met;
  • research, develop and implement new program offerings;
  • repare curriculum support materials and study guides;
  • prepare, monitor and operate within an approved annual budget; 
  • ensure sales targets are met; prepare copy for marketing materials;
  • work with marketing to promote and sell offerings;
  • document and evaluate programs to ensure quality and safety standards are met;
  • represent Studio Arts at special events as required;
  • and perform other duties as assigned. 

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • University degree or College diploma in Arts Education, or a related discipline, and/or Teaching Certificate
  • Two years’ prior experience working in an arts educational institution, related cultural institution or classroom
  • Experience programming curriculum connected visual and performing arts workshops for students and teachers
  • Experience teaching the visual or performing arts in an educational setting
  • Experience creating curriculum support materials
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in French and English
  • Experience working with instructors, practicing artists and the general public
  • Familiar with studio environments and diversity of fine art and craft techniques and materials
  • Experience creating and working within an approved program budget
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, reporting, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attuned to the human relations of working in a team
  • environment
  • Experience supervising and leading full time staff as well as contract employees
  • Must be flexible and capable of multi-tasking
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • First Aid, CPR and WHIMIS Training are an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. 

TO APPLY:

This is a full time permanent position requiring the successful candidate to work flexible hours, which can include some evenings and weekends.

Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the Living Arts Centre.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically by November 2, 2017 to:
Attn: Leslie Leader
Email: Leslie.leader@livingarts.on.ca


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: Leslie Leader
Email: leslie.leader@livingarts.on.ca
Website: www.livingartscentre.ca


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-Kelowna, BC-
Registrar
Kelowna Art Gallery

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
Date Posted: October 20, 2017

This is a one-year, full-time maternity leave replacement position with anticipated start date in December 2017.

Job Summary

The Registrar contributes to the objectives of the Kelowna Art Gallery mainly in relation to arranging shipping for exhibitions, participating in installing exhibitions, condition reporting the works of art in and out of the gallery, traffic management of works of art, contracts and loans with other galleries and individuals lending works, monitoring and recording the galleries’ climate conditions, organization and condition monitoring of the permanent collection, insurance administration, and assisting with building security. The Registrar reports directly to the Gallery’s Curator.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Registrar is responsible for assisting the Curator with permanent collection management and its condition monitoring, as well as shipping and installing aspects of exhibitions. This includes liaising with the City of Kelowna staff to maintain required climate conditions of the Gallery. The Registrar is also accountable to the Executive Director for insurance coverage, building security, and gallery emergency preparedness. The Registrar is responsible for:

  • Managing inbound and outbound condition reports on loaned exhibitions, and liaising with artists and/or lending galleries regarding shipping
  • Drafting exhibition agreements and contracts, managing inbound/outbound receipts for works of art, loan agreements, etc.
  • Arranging travel, accommodation, and cheque payments for exhibiting/visiting artists and curators
Administration of insurance: all aspects and details of insurance coverage for the premises, the permanent collection, and objects/exhibitions on loan. Copyright administrator for the Gallery, this includes granting and requesting reproduction permissions and administration of copyright fees Manages publication inventory and distribution Permanent Collection
The Registrar manages the preventive conservation aspects of the permanent collection, re: storage, environment (climate monitoring), framing, movement of art within the gallery, packing and shipping of art, and transportation outside the gallery. The Registrar manages the collection datasbase, and its online access, and assists with the Acquisitions Committee by preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes. The Registrar works with the Curator on certification applications to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, as well as paper files on objects and artists.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time position based on a 35-hour week. Flexible hours will be dictated by workload and exhibition installation requirements.

Skills Required

Excellent organizational skills and experience in meeting tight deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and keen attention to detail.
Good ability to work in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Post-secondary degree in Art History, or equivalent, MA desirable in related field, for example, Museum Studies.
2-5 years’ experience in collections management or similar duties in a public gallery or museum environment.
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Past Perfect on a PC platform.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@kelownaartgallery.com
Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Senior Exhibition Manager-Canadian Institute of Photography
National Gallery of Canada

Application Deadline: October 22, 2017
Date Posted: October 16, 2017
Salary:
$69,085 - $81,243
Language required: Bilingual

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the Chief, Exhibitions and Loans Program, the Senior Exhibitions Manager directs and coordinates exhibits and related files, as well as special projects assigned to him, from the development phase to the the final evaluation. The Senior Project Manager co-operates with the museum's internal departments and external clients (artists, lenders, museums, curators, etc.); maintaining schedules and deadlines for production; and monitors and manages exhibition budgets. The successful candidate will ensure that the approved parameters are met, negotiate the schedule and safety and environmental conditions, and oversee all production and installation steps. The incumbent will perform other related duties. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline; 

  • 3-5 years experience in planning and management, ideally in the field of exhibitions; 
  • 3-5 years experience in financial management with the public programs of a cultural institution; 
  • Knowledge of project management principles; 
  • General knowledge of preventive conservation theories and practices; 
  • Knowledge in museology; 
  • Ability to establish, manage and control budgets, work in stressful situations and meet deadlines; 
  • Excellent team leadership, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of Windows applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Must meet the requirement for bilingualism to be invited to the interview stage. 
Reliability Rating. This item is not used at the pre-selection stage. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Temporary assignment until March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension or an indeterminate position. 
  • A variety of evaluation methods will be used. 
  • The NGC also committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and workplace. Modified assessment methods and / or reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
  • Each candidate has the right to participate in the selection process in the official language of his choice.

 

 

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-Midland-
Director
Quest Art School + Art Gallery

Application Deadline: October 27, 2017 at 5 pm
Date Posted: October 18, 2017

Quest Art School + Gallery seeks a Director to lead and manage our organization

The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

The role involves working with the Board of Directors in setting strategy, preparing and managing the annual budget, leading and managing a small team of professionals to provide visual arts education and exhibition opportunities to the North Simcoe area. Fundraising is a responsibility, including writing grants, obtaining sponsorships and donations in conjunction with the Board committee. The Director will be a liaison to other organizations and partners, and a spokesperson for the organization. Effective marketing for the organization is also a priority.

Qualifications:

  •  A post-secondary education in an Arts discipline or equivalent work experience is required
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Grant writing experience is mandatory
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Employee management experience an asset
  • Effective time management skills
  • Knowledge of other arts organizations and how they operate
  • Experience with website maintenance and social media
  • Graphic design skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Retail experience an asset
  • Vulnerable sector screening and negative search of the pardoned sex offender database is required
  • Must have a driver’s licence and own transportation

Job description: a complete job description can be found at www.questart.ca/employment.
Hours:
35 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.
Salary: $40,000 to $45,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

Quest Art is a registered charitable organization located in Midland, Ontario on the shores of Georgian Bay. Quest Art was formed in 1995 and became an anchor tenant in the Midland Cultural Centre when it opened its doors in June 2012. The organization’s mission is to engage and enrich the community through visual arts education, exhibition and appreciation.  Quest Art receives no on-going funding from any level of government and relies on project grants, donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, membership fees, program registration fees and commissions on art sales to sustain its operations.

Application deadline: October 27, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Submit applications to:

Judy Goode, Quest Art Board President
judygoode@hotmail.com

Quest Art is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups.
We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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-Kitchener-Waterloo-
Public Programs Coordinator

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a Public Programs Coordinator who is a self-motivated and energetic professional.  This position is responsible for overseeing the Gallery’s public programs that are aligned with KWAG’s mission, vision and values.  As a member of the Public Programs team, the Public Programs Coordinator is responsible for facilitating programs to diverse audiences such as children, youth, families, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities. The Public Programs Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the Director of Public Programs in broadening the Gallery’s offerings, building capacity, fostering partnerships and creating more inclusive and accessible programs.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; combination of background in visual arts required and 2 – 3 years proven experience in arts-related program design in non-profit visual arts organizations

Please visit www.kwag.ca for a detailed job description.       

Send a resume and cover letter by November 1st at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell, Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

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-Toronto-
Project Manager (YCW-BCH)
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Application Deadline: October 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST
Date Posted: October 12, 2017
Start Date:
October 30, 2017

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (“Prefix ICA”) is seeking applications for the new, full-time position of Project Manager, Art in Public Places.

This position, which is supported by the Young Canada Works programme of the Department of Canadian Heritage, is open only to recent (within two years) graduates of a post-secondary programme who are between 16 and 30 years of age.

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix ICA is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts. Registered as a charitable organization and structured as an institute of contemporary art, education is foregrounded. As such, Prefix ICA’s exhibitions programme, with its ancillary activities, is complemented by the publication of a contemporary art magazine (Prefix Photo) and the presentation of an international lecture series (the Urban Field Speakers Series) – two unique programmes which serve as the gallery’s distinguishing features. With a facility in the heart of Toronto's arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix ICA provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, evolving organization in a dynamic arts environment. Prefix ICA stands as the only public art gallery – dedicated to contemporary art, independent of any partner, university or other corporate affiliation – in downtown Toronto.

Prefix ICA is currently recruiting an eager, enthusiastic and organized individual to fulfill the role of Project Manager, Art in Public Places. Responsible for the management of a new programme to present a major annual public-art project in the City of Toronto, the successful candidate will manage the first project in this programme, from inception through realization. The Project Manager, Art in Public Places, works within a team of four staff members and reports to the Gallery Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

The main tasks undertaken by the project manager include the following:

  • Communicate with and support the efforts of the artist and the project curator
  • Engage in research and development associated with the project
  • Liaise with government and community stakeholders
  • Supervise the construction and installation of the project
  • Monitor the project budget

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Superior planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy (MAC environment)
  • Motivated, outgoing and self-directed
  • Ability to work cooperatively in an open-concept office
  • Responsible and reliable

Additional assets include:

  • Education and/or experience in arts administration
  • Knowledge of contemporary art
  • Fluency in French

The Project Manager, Art in Public Places, is a full-time employee in a 18-week contract position, with the possibility of extension and renewal. The position requires 32 hours per week, with occasional evenings and Saturdays. The wage is $17.00 per hour.

Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé, with the subject heading “Project Manager,” to info@prefix.ca at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 3A8. No queries, please.

Deadline: October 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST
Start date: October 30, 2017

Prefix ICA is committed to equity and values diversity. The gallery encourages applications from Indigenous, culturally diverse, francophone, LGBTQ- and disability-identified candidates. Prefix ICA thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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-Toronto-
Director
Prefix Institute of Contemproary Art

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST
Date Posted: October 12, 2017
Start Date:
January 15, 2018

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art (“Prefix ICA”) is seeking applications for the new, full-time position of Director.

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix ICA is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic, media and digital arts. Registered as a charitable organization and structured as an institute of contemporary art, education is foregrounded. As such, Prefix ICA’s exhibitions programme, with its ancillary activities, is complemented by the publication of a contemporary art magazine (Prefix Photo) and the presentation of an international lecture series (the Urban Field Speakers Series) – two unique programmes which serve as the gallery’s distinguishing features. With a facility in the heart of Toronto's arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix ICA provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, evolving organization in a dynamic arts environment. Prefix ICA stands as the only public art gallery – dedicated to contemporary art, independent of any partner, university or other corporate affiliation – in downtown Toronto.

Prefix ICA is currently recruiting a mature, experienced and motivated individual to assume the vital role of Director. Fulfilling the key staff leadership position within the gallery, the Director is responsible for conducting and supervising the artistic, financial and administrative operations of the gallery. Ensuring that the gallery realizes its strategic priorities, the Director works with the artistic director, supervises managerial staff, and reports to the Board of Directors. The Director has the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the contemporary arts ecology – locally, nationally and internationally – while gaining an exceptional opportunity for professional growth and development.

Key Responsibilities:

Governance Support: Meet with and report to the board of directors on all relevant matters, including artistic, financial and legal. Work with the board of directors to ensure that strategic priorities are met and policies and procedures are adhered to, including those related to diversity

Leadership in the Arts: Responsible for the overall directorship of the gallery, with proven ability to engage diverse stakeholders in achieving a broad vision

Financial Management: Direct and oversee all financial matters, including budgeting, auditing and accounting, public and private-sector fundraising, and insurance and risk management

Human Resources: Direct and oversee human-resources management, including supervising managerial staff, conducting performance reviews, and engaging in recruitment, retention and termination   

Business Development: Initiate, plan and manage all business- and fund-development activities, including sponsorships, partnerships, donations and sales (advertising, subscriptions and admissions). Supervise and strategize for the international sale and distribution of Prefix Photo magazine

Communications and Promotions: Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, including digital communications. Review and sign-off on all aspects of public communications

Artistic Programming: Supervise the administration, coordination and promotion of all artistic programmes, including exhibitions, publications and public programmes

Education and Experience Requirements:

Education: University degree in field(s) relevant to the duties of the position, including fine arts, arts administration, business administration, museums studies, communications studies or other related fields

Work experience: Arts or business administration, business development, or marketing and promotion (8–10 years); Contemporary art gallery (5–8 years); Editing and/or publishing (5–8 years)

Skills:

  • Moderate computer skills for a MAC environment
  • Advanced planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Well developed information-gathering and report-writing skills
  • Capacity to be self-directed and also to work co-operatively with others in an open-concept office environment
  • Ability to represent Prefix ICA within the sector
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Discretion, capacity to maintain confidentiality

Knowledge:

  • Financial- and administrative-system design and management
  • Marketing and sales strategies and techniques
  • Contemporary Canadian and international art, including photographic, media and digital art
  • Periodical publishing environments, including print and digital

Languages:

  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in French, an asset

The Director is a full-time permanent employee. The position requires 35 hours per week, with occasional evenings. The salary is commensurate with experience, with professional development opportunities.

Please e-mail your cover letter and résumé, with the subject heading “To the Search Committee,” to info@prefix.ca at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 3A8. No queries, please.

Deadline: November 20, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST
Start date: January 15, 2018

Prefix ICA is committed to equity and values diversity. The gallery encourages applications from culturally diverse, Indigenous, francophone, LGBTQ- and disability-identified candidates. Prefix ICA thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Photography Instructor
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: November 3, 2017
Date Posted: October 12, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   Nineteen years young, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada's sixth largest city. Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation. Nineteen years young, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to join the Community Courses instructor team. The ideal candidate has program development and execution experience in this area and will follow guidelines developed by the Centre to create safe, encouraging, and creative learning environments for program participants.  For more information regarding our programs, please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca.

Work Term: Contract - Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings starting September 2017

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans for Community Courses in digital photography
  • Material set up and clean up as required
  • Work with groups up to 15 participants
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma in fine arts, arts education, or related discipline with specialization in photography
  • Expert knowledge of digital medium, including photographic principles, techniques and post-production practices
  • Advanced experience operating professional photography studio equipment
  • Experience teaching adults in an educational setting
  • Experience developing detailed lesson plans
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven leadership skills
  • First aid training an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

TO APPLY:

This is a contract position requiring the successful candidate to work Tuesday Evenings and/or Wednesday Mornings
 
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume by Friday November 3rd, 2017 to Allison Vrbanac, Supervisor of Community Courses and Events by email at: allison.vrbanac@livingarts.on.ca.
Please include the title of the position in the subject line.  
 
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Allison Vrbanac
allison.vrbanac@livingarts.on.ca
livingartscentre.ca

 

 

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-Kitchener-Waterloo-
Research & Communications Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: October 6, 2017
Start Date:
October 23, 2017

Length of Position: October 23, 2017 to March 30, 2017 (22 weeks)
Hourly Wages:
$14.00

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

With an emphasis on supporting the work of Canadian ceramic and glass artists, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery presents exhibitions that challenge ideas and perceptions of the definitions of art, craft and design today. The Gallery’s public programs offer multiple pathways for engagement with contemporary artworks and art-making practices. The Gallery Shop is recognized on its own merits as a fine craft gallery, showing the best of Canadian ceramic and glass work. Housing a collection of historical and contemporary Canadian ceramic, glass and enamel art, the Gallery is proud to conserve and promote an active component of Canada’s rich cultural heritage.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is seeking a Research & Communications Assistant to help with aspects related to our 25th Anniversary celebrations. The Gallery will be celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout 2018 through a number of significant events and other programming. Reporting to the Manager of Marketing & Communications and Director of Development, the Research & Communications Assistant will be an important part of the conceptualization and realization of some of these activities. During their work term the successful candidate will work alongside Gallery staff and the 25th Anniversary Steering Committee to do research and collect data for various initiatives, including a database of many of the past Gallery supporters.
Specific tasks will include looking through Gallery archives to compile a list of individuals that will be invited to participate in the 25th Anniversary Weekend that will happen in June 2018. The candidate will also assist with the promotional and marketing materials related to the 25th Anniversary that will be developed and distributed to the general public. Throughout the internship, the Research & Communications Assistant will be a member of the 25th Anniversary Steering Committee. 

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a degree or diploma in arts management, marketing or a related field
  • Have use of a computer they can bring to the Gallery
  • Have an understanding of not-for-profit arts organizations and an interest in contemporary art
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have excellent research skills
  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Be familiar with social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office
In addition to the job-specific requirements listed above, the selected candidate must fulfill requirements for the Young Canada Works program as listed here:
  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
  • are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery:
With an emphasis on supporting the work of Canadian ceramic and glass artists, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery presents exhibitions that challenge ideas and perceptions of the definitions of art, craft and design today. The Gallery’s public programs offer multiple pathways for engagement with contemporary artworks and art-making practices. The Gallery Shop is recognized on its own merits as a fine craft gallery, showing the best of Canadian ceramic and glass work. Housing a collection of historical and contemporary Canadian ceramic, glass and enamel art, the Gallery is proud to conserve and promote an active component of Canada’s rich cultural heritage.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should send a one-page cover letter and résumé in a single pdf document to Katherine Ronzio, Manager of
Marketing & Communications at marketing@theclayandglass.ca


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-Toronto-
Technical Assistant
Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation

Application Deadline: November 3, 2017
Date Posted: October 10, 2017
Start Date:
January 8, 2018

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation

Toronto Arts Council has been the City of Toronto's funding body for artists and arts organizations since 1974. TAC plays a major role in sustaining the cultural heart of our city by supporting a wide range of artistic activity, from the emerging artists and arts the challenge convention, to the most established and celebrated institutions. This support cultivates a rich engagement between artists and audiences and reflects the vibrancy of the city of Toronto through the diversity of artists, arts communities and audiences that it serves. By supporting, celebrating, financing and advocating for Toronto’s local artists, Toronto Arts Foundation is improving the quality of life of all Torontonians. Incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit charitable organization, the Toronto Arts Foundation exists to provide the opportunity for individuals, private and public foundations, government agencies and corporate donors to join us in supporting all the various disciplines of art, from independent visual artists to theatre companies, choirs and film festivals, which enhance and enliven our city. Although separate entities, the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation benefit by being run as sister organizations, ensuring close contact with the arts sector in Toronto and the continuous awareness of needs across the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Toronto Arts Council's Technical Assistant provides technical and online-system support for TAC’s grants management system, and also provides general office IT support as required.  In addition, the Technical Assistant helps to monitor, document and refine TAC’s grant processes, and assists in grant related data generation and analysis. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Director, Grants Management to help ensure that TAC’s grants system is built and managed effectively.
  • Assisting with configuration changes and program set-up in TAC Grants Online.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues relating to system configuration.
  • Providing validation and quality assurance testing of all changes and new releases of the system
  • Providing support, guidance and training to TAC staff on the system.
  • Providing TAC Grants Online technical support to troubleshoot issues experienced by applicants and assessors and assist in problem resolution.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of online grants system user guides for grants staff and system administrators, and preparing systems documentation and procedures documentation for use by TAC staff.
  • Retrieving and reporting data from the online grants system on request and assisting in the implementation of an Open Data system for TAC.
  • Assisting with grant program related content management for the TAC website, including program guideline and website updates.
  • Fulfilling other technical and IT duties, as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires knowledge of online application systems, strong organizational and computer skills, the ability to problem solve and multi-task, and excellent focus and attention to detail.  A positive attitude and willingness to “pitch in” and help out is required. 
The successful candidate will have: a College diploma in Information Systems or equivalent in experience and/or training; experience working with online application systems and some experience working with HTML and programming languages; proficiency in Windows-based software (Word, Excel); and will be capable of working collaboratively within a small office environment. 
Additional assets include knowledge and experience of public funding of the arts and various art forms as well as an understanding of grants management processes and activities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Conflict of Interest restrictions:
The successful candidate may not work in any paid capacity with organizations and collectives that apply to or receive funding through TAC grants programs.
 
Toronto Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment. 

TO APPLY:

Please submit cover letter and resume in a single PDF document by 5:00 pm on November 3, 2017 by email only to Director, Grants Management Andrew Suri, andrew@torontoartscouncil.org.  Specify Technical Assistant in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.

 

 

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-British Columbia-
Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. Founded in 1894, the Museum of Vancouver creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver.

With more than 65,000 items in the collection including an outstanding array of First Nations artifacts as well as items from Vancouver's history from the 1900s through the 1970s, the Museum seeks to increase its relevance to all visitors by telling the story of the city in new and unique voices.

Located in beautiful Vanier Park, the Museum’s outstanding permanent collection is complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

The Museum is seeking qualified candidates to build on the momentum of this long serving and important institution. As Chief Executive Officer, you will report to and be accountable to the Board of Directors for providing overall leadership and direction to the Museum and for the achievement of the organization’s strategic and operational goals and objectives. Included in these are the continuation of award winning programs and exhibits, increased public awareness, attendance and sustainable revenue generating activities that will serve to bring the MOV’s offering to even greater numbers.

Working closely with the City of Vancouver, which owns the collection and the facility, and leading a highly motivated and qualified team, the next CEO will materially impact the face of culture in Vancouver, and beyond.

As the ideal candidate, you are an entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan. This experience will ideally come directly from the arts and culture sector, but may also come from an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage the community. Knowledgeable about, and ‘alive to’ the arts and culture world, and its importance in building and strengthening community is important. Experience working with First Nations, reporting to a Board and overseeing a facility will be seen as distinct assets. A Canadian context will also be important.

This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is enlivened by culture and driven by a mandate to develop a highly awarded museum to its full potential.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please click here.

 

 

 

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-Scarborough-
Art Technician
Total Fine Arts

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 14, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

TOTAL Fine Arts is built on experienced staff with a clear understanding of what is expected, the precautions needed, and the absolute care required when handling priceless art and artifacts. Our staff and technicians have a genuine passion for the arts. TOTAL Fine Arts is currently seeking an Art Technician to join a team of dedicated professionals serving our clients, including museums, art galleries, private collectors and individual artists.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

TOTAL Technicians are required to assist with and carry out tasks including but not limited to transportation, installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing/wrapping of sensitive and high value artworks and artifacts, as well as providing support in the fabrication of custom crates and travel systems as needed. The candidate may also be requested to fill in for other areas in the company, aiding in the movement of high value products.

Position may include other duties as required.

The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.

The successul candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Comfort and experience with handling artwork and artifacts
  • High level of care and attention to detail
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Good physical health (position will require regular heavy lifting)
  • Professionalism, discretion and attention to detail
  • Must be bondable

Additional assets to this position include:

  • Valid Driver's license, preference/priority will be given to candidates with AZ/DZ
  • An interest or educational background in the arts
  • Construction, carpentry or woodworking experience

This is a full-time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occassional weekends if required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: alauffer@totalfinearts.com
Web: http://www.totalfinearts.com

 

 

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-Scarborough-
Assistant Fine Arts Coordinator
Total Fine Arts

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 14, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION:

TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc., is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Fine Arts Coordinator.

Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to high profile clients within the fine arts field, including museums, galleries & private sector. Understanding of unique requirements for each client and ensuring quality service is provided every time is key. You will be required to coordinate between the operations department and clients to ensure services are provided during preferred shipping dates and shuttle schedules. It is the responsibility of this position to maintain shuttle schedules and book within appointed shuttle schedules. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure smooth operation and immediately communicate any changes that may arise.

Key Job Duties:

  • Work with and provide support to senior fine arts staff.
  • Handle all emails and calls with authority and professionalism.
  • Work in a fast paced environment, keeping an acute attention to detail.
  • Respond to all quotes and inquiries for service in a timely manner.
  • Schedule & coordinate shipment bookings with clients.
  • Accurately enter & process order data and maintain master company lists.
  • Coordinate bookings with dispatchers to ensure smooth delivery to customer.
  • Provide nothing less than exceptional customer service experience.
  • Timely follow-up with operations and customers on all shipments in transit.
  • Manage any changes and communicate to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintain customer relations by earning their trust and respect.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • three or more years' experience working in or around fine arts, museums, galleries, etc.
  • Have prior experience with exhibition planning and associated logistics.
  • Customes brokerage experience or knowledge an asset.
  • Transportation industry experience or knowledge an asset.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Possess a passion to provide first rate customer service.
  • Comfortable working effectively in a fast-pace, deadline driven and high volume work environment.
  • Able to take charge, make decisions and positively manage change as and when needed.
  • Understanding best practices for the handling and transporting needs, with a focus on the arts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong administrative and organizational capabilities
  • Attention to detail is an ABSOLUTE MUST.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: alauffer@totalefinearts.com
Web: http://www.totalfinearts.com

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Curator of Education
Ottawa Art Gallery

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 7, 2017

Salary:
$40,000 - $45,000 (based on experience)

Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is seeking a full-time bilingual curator to oversee its educational programs. The Curator of Education enhances access to and understanding of OAG's collections and exhibitions through a dynamic range of interpretive tours and workshops, lectures, interpretive gallery tools, research and scholarship, and public engagement opportunities.

The curator is responsible for designing age-appropriate school programs, as well as educational opportunities for audiences of all ages. The individual in this position is responsible for the training,s hift scheduling and supervision of a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents. The curator serves as an insitutional ambassador, actively engaging with patrons, professional colleagues, partner institutions, and the Ottawa/Gatineau arts community.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years working in education in a museum setting, as well as a proven ability to develop original, rigorous accessible and socially relevant educational programs and research projects in the arts.

Ottawa Art Gallery is in the midst of an exciting time of expansion and evolution. In late 2017, the Gallery will reopen in a new, purpose-built facility. The Curator of Education will play a key role in renewing and expanding the Gallery's commitment to education, accessibility, and social responsibility. Individuals identifying as disabled, Indigenous, POC, Queer and/or Trans* are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conceptualize educational programs related to OAG's exhibitions and collections;
  • Design age-appropriate tours and workshops for school groups;
  • Collaborate with the department head on the creation of strategic documents;
  • Track spending and manage budgets for all educational and school programs;
  • Research, write and report on educational project grants;
  • Annually hire, train and supervise a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents;
  • Develop interpretive gallery tools and contribute to writing exhibition labels;
  • Maintain an extensive list of educational contacts;
  • Foster academic and institutional programming partnerships;
  • Contribute to the OAG's inaugural celebrations;
  • Manage school tour bookings and gallery educator shift schedules;
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department on the production of brochures and printed collateral;
  • Contribute to the varied events and functions of the Gallery.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in Education, Art History, Museum Studies, Fine Art or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years working in museum education;
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Fluent bilingualism in both official languages an asset;
  • Impeccable track record in arts administration and grant writing;
  • Familiarity with current research and ideas in cirtical pedagogy;
  • Minimum 3 years' supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of major Canadian art historical movements and periods;
  • Familiarity with major currents in contemporary art practices;
  • Sensitivity towards diverse lived experiences, perspectives and political realities;
  • Compelling presentation skills;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team.

Please apply with cover letter and resume addressed to Stephanie Nadeau, Head of Public Educational and Community Programs: jobs@ottawaartgallery.ca

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a valid police record check from the Ottawa Police Service.

Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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-Toronto-
AZ Driver
PACART

Application Deadline: TBD
Date Posted: September 7, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

PACART

PACART provides a variety of services dedicated to the safe, secure movement and placement of works of art, antiques and precious artifacts.

Our knowledgeable staff have been responding to the changing needs of our clients since 1968. Our range of operations has expanded to encompass all of Canada and include world-wide transportation coordination through our offices and warehouse facilities in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

AZ Driver

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for a Ontario licensed class AZ driver who is energetic, careful, conscientious and pays attention to detail.

The successful candidate will possess good interpersonal skills, be customer service oriented and have an interest in the arts.

Scope of Work

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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Valid AZ or DZ class Ontario drivers license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid passport or PR card and be able to travel in the USA when required.
  • Average physical health (position involves bending and lifting)
  • Must be bondable
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug testing screening and participate in a Druf and Alcohol program in accordance with USDOT regulation

ADDTIONAL INFORMATION:

Please visit www.pacart.ca for information and details

TO APPLY:

Send resume to: Devon.Giroux@pacart.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Devon Giroux
Devon.Giroux@pacart.ca
www.pacart.ca

 

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-Toronto-
Chief Curator
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: TBD
Date Posted: August 28, 2017
Salary:
$80,000 - $100,000 (based upon experiene)
Term: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Gardiner Museum

Celebrating the Art of Ceramics

The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.


The Gardiner Museum Champions the Realness of Clay in a Virtual World

The Gardiner Museum wants people to experience ceramics as an art form that has enriched life for thousands of years, and as a craft that remains a vital medium for creativity. In a virtual world, the connection to the reality of clay, and to creating, is an imperative one. The Museum stewards a highly important collection, connecting visitors to the fundamental role of ceramics in many cultures throughout history, and offers special temporary displays, many highlighting the relevancy of ceramics to contemporary life. The Gardiner offers studio and educational programs for children and adults, as well as a varied, often audacious roster of programming that connects ceramics to important issues, usually produced with collaborators from the community. The Museum is intimate in scale and takes a personalized approach in all of its activities, even when communicating to an international audience.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an exceptional person to join the senior management of the Museum as our next Chief Curator.  He or she should be passionate about ceramics, and have a particular interest in modern or contemporary work, though also with sensitivity to our historic collections.  We are looking for a visionary, who will shape the future of our contemporary collections, lead both the Curatorial and the Education and Programs departments and work closely with the Board and the Curatorial Committee, the Executive Director & CEO, other colleagues and with the public.  The Chief Curator needs to be a gifted leader, a compelling communicator, both in the spoken word and in writing, an outstanding researcher willing to learn about our collections and enrich them, an ardent advocate for the Museum, and an able administrator. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be a Ph.D. candidate in a related subject or relevant equivalent experience and publications. A minimum of eight years of progressive experience as a curator, scholar or artist; a distinguished body of publications and exhibitions or/and gallery development, experience working with donors, collectors, Board members, volunteers and members of the public, and strong administrative skills are all requirements.

Position overview

The Chief Curator plays a key role in the aspirations of the Gardiner Museum as a steward of our important collections, enhancing our profile in Canada and internationally through acquisitions, scholarship, gallery development, exhibitions and public engagement.  As the leader of both the Curatorial and the Education and Programs department, the Chief Curator is a passionate advocate for ceramics, to provoke and engage a diverse public and ensure the Museum’s next generation of support. The vision, dynamism and leadership of the Chief Curator is essential to these aspirations and to the future of the Museum.

Supervisor/Manager:  Executive Director and CEO

Key Responsibilities:

The Chief Curator is a member of the senior management team and is the staff lead for the Curatorial Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Responsible for shaping the Gardiner Museum’s curatorial and education vision, the Chief Curator collaborates and consults with senior management colleagues, members of the Curatorial Committee of the Board, collectors, volunteers and the art community to expand the Museum’s audience by creating displays, exhibitions, programs and publications that capture and engage a diverse audience.

The Chief Curator manages both the Museum’s Curatorial department, and the Education and Programs department. 

The Chief Curator has overall responsibility for the Museum’s permanent collections, their safekeeping, research, access, display and interpretation, as well as making recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessions in accordance with the Museum’s policies.  This position is also responsible for overseeing temporary exhibitions and regularly manages or curates exhibitions and displays. The Chief Curator also encourages the active academic life of the Curatorial department, supporting and engaging in research, publication and the exchange of information.

The Chief Curator has overall responsibility for the Education and Programs department, ensuring that the department enhances visitors’ experiences, engages a diverse public, develops provocative programs and contributes to audience development.

The Chief Curator assists in the development and ongoing review of policies pertinent to all aspects of curatorial responsibilities and actions, as well as those for the Education and Programs department. 

Reporting directly to the  Chief Curator are the Curator, adjunct curators, and the Senior Manager, Education and Programs. All other staff members of the Curatorial, and the Education and Programs departments report to their senior managers.

Duties:

Permanent Collection (25%):
Responsible for the Museum collection, including long-term plans for the development of the collection, for the permanent galleries, their vision and interpretation in the context of the Strategic Plan.

  • Develops long-term plans for the galleries.
  • Creates and installs displays of the permanent collection, developing new content and rotating selected objects to keep the displays fresh and interesting.
  • Develops and updates long-term plans for acquisitions.
  • Along with the Curator, and adjunct curators when appropriate, reviews and researches potential acquisitions and prepares acquisition proposals; advises on deaccessions when appropriate.
  • Along with the Curator, and adjunct curators when appropriate, researches permanent collection objects, and disseminates information through exhibitions, gallery displays, public lectures and publications. Approves all research projects.
  • Overall responsibility for the safe storage of the collection.
  • Overall responsibility for the library and archives.
  • Oversees curatorial staff and adjunct curators’ work pertaining to the permanent collection.

Temporary Exhibitions (30%)
Develops long-term plans for temporary exhibitions and displays for the Museum in conjunction with the Executive Director & CEO, the Curator and the Major Exhibitions Manager.

  • For externally-curated exhibitions, e.g. travelling exhibitions or Gardiner exhibitions curated by Guest Curators: overall supervision of all temporary exhibitions and related publications. Management of specific projects.
  • For Gardiner Museum-originated exhibitions and displays curated by the Chief Curator: researches and develops original concept and content; curates and supervises preparation of exhibition and related materials including publications. 
  • For Gardiner Museum-originated exhibitions and displays curated by on site Curators: overall supervision and guidance.
  • Liaises with other departments.

Education and Programs (10%)
Overall supervision of the Education and Programs department

  • Works with the Senior Manager, Education and Programs to ensure the development of education and adult programs that enrich the permanent collection and exhibitions, enhance and enliven visitors’ experiences and interact with visitors of all ages and ethnicities.
  • With the Curator and Adjunct Curators, approves of docent training; ensures that docent tours are of a consistent standard with regular reviews.

Other Responsibilities (35%)

  • Along with the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Development Officer, assists the Executive Director & CEO with the development of the Strategic Plan for the Museum
  • Develops long term plans for the curatorial department
  • Develops an annual department plan that defines the executive lead for all exhibitions and gallery installations as well as all other special projects and initiatives
  • Supervises the work of the Curator and adjunct curators; overall supervision the administration of the Curatorial department.
  • Supervises the work of the Senior Manager, Education and Programs; overall supervision of the administration of the Education and Programs department.
  • Oversees the annual department budgets and exhibition budgets prepared by the Major Exhibitions Manager.
  • Assists with cultivation of donors and collectors
  • Liaises with other institutions, museums, galleries, collectors, artists and experts to further the reputation of the Museum; attends conferences and gives lectures or papers.
  • Attends Board Meetings; staff lead for the Curatorial Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Supervises the library and archives
  • Other duties as required


REQUIREMENTS:

Bona fide education licenses or degrees required
Ph.D or Ph. D. candidate in Art History, Ceramic History, History or suitable subject, or relevant equivalent experience and publications

Experience (8 years of progressive experience, more desirable)

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one major area of the Museum’s Collection, preferably Contemporary Ceramics, or a related subject
  • Experience as curator at a medium or senior level desirable, or equivalent
  • Experience in curating exhibitions, and/or gallery development
  • Experienced researcher in ceramics or a related subject, well published, extensive lecturing and/or teaching
  • Demonstrated experience with management, long-term planning, budgets, time management

Interpersonal/People Management/Communication skills

  • Ability to work with board members, donors, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and scholars, as well as publishers, designers, volunteers and staff members at every level
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, team player
  • Highly developed research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and lecturing skills
  • Ability to network, act as an ambassador for the institution
  • Visionary, yet detail oriented
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, French and other languages desirable

Administrative skills

  • Excellent management, organizational and operational skills
  • Ability to handle competing priorities
  • Effective planning and decision making abilities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office(Word, Excel), TMS desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of the following: Museological standards, Code of Ethics, Conservation Policy, Collections Management Policy, the Exhibition and Education Policy, and the Research, Publications, and Copyright Policy, Disaster Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Security Policy.

Technical or mechanical skills

  • Object handling

Control

  • Budget control: overall curatorial and education budgets, exhibitions budgets, multi-year budgets.
  • The Curator and the Senior Manager, Education and Programs, report to the Chief Curator, who is also responsible for the overall supervision of both departments.
  • Adherence to Community Museum standards, Museum policies and ethical standards.

Special conditions of employment:

  • Travel within Canada and Internationally when required
  • Overtime and weekend work when required

Language of employment

  • English

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

About the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum, Canada’s national ceramics museum, seeks a visionary Chief Curator who will help shape the audacious future of this small but dynamic institution.

Located in Toronto, the Gardiner Museum is a public, not-for-profit institution established in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner.  It has been described as a “collection of collections” with superb holdings of great depth acquired in specific areas of ceramic excellence.  The Museum is known for its exhibitions and education programs that engage a broad and devoted public.  Led by the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director & CEO Kelvin Browne, the Museum is entering a new stage that will focus on outreach to local, national and international communities.  Excellence, diversity, openness, audacity, and vision are our goals.

Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: Lauren Gould
Telephone: 416-408-5077
Fax: 416-586-8080
Email: hr@gardinermuseum.com
Website: gardinermuseum.com

 

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