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-Ottawa-
Information Management Coordinator
National Gallery of Canada

Application Deadline: July 2, 2017
Date Posted: June 19, 2017
Competition #: 17-CC-54
Language Requirements: Englic CBC/French CBC (reading, writing, oral)
Salary: $63,739 - $74,957 /year

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO), the Information Management (IM) Coordinator is responsible to facilitate the information life cycle for both digital and paper records, ensuring that information resources are manageed in accordance with NGC policy and procedure and are readily available to support the administrative and operational goals of the NGC.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree, diploma or professional Certificate in an Information Management-related field or a combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in developing and advancing enterprise IM strategies;
  • Knowledge of IM analytical techniques and the IM lifecycle;
  • Knowledge of the related sections of the Library and Archive Canada Act, the Copyright Act, National Library Act, Official Languages Act, and sections of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Acts;
  • Ability to translate knowledge into policies, taxonomies, frameworks and structures to organize information;
  • Knowledge of IT methods, techniques and practicies used for developing information management systems;
  • Ability to work in Windows/Office environment;
  • Knowledge of sharepoint with specific emphasis on document management capabilities;
  • Project Management skills and abilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A variety of evaluation methods could 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. 
  • The authenticity of diplomas and certificates will be established. 
  • The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is committed to developing a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of Canadians. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages you to voluntarily indicate whether you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority.

TO APPLY:

Apply through NGC's website here.

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Imaging Technician (ICP)(Contract)
National Gallery of Canada

Application Deadline: June 25, 2017
Date Posted: June 19, 2017
Competition #: 17-CC-59
Length of Assignment: Temporary until July 2018 with possibility of extension
Salary: $55,619 - $65,411/year

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Creates digital reproduction images of works from the CPI collections; creates image file names and maintains related metadata suitable for accessing the images through the DAMS and other platforms; handles works from the collection of the CPI during reprography and carries out working procedures to minimize risk of damage to these works during digitization; contributes to the development of workflow systems to optimize volume and quality of digitization program for the CPI.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: 

  • Post-secondary degree or certificate in Imaging technology OR equivalent work experience.

Work experience:

  • 2 years' work experience with art handling procedures;
  • 3 years' work experience in digitization of cultural heritage material
  • 3 years' work experience with photographic lighting techniques;
  • 3 years' work experience with photographic exposure techniques;
  • 3 years' work experience with digital imaging theory;
  • 3 years' work experience with computers, their operating systems, and software related to digital imaging;

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the works in the CPI collections;
  • Knowledge of photographic sensitometry related to conventional and photographic environments.
  • Ability to independently organize efficient workflow systems and adapt them in consultation with a team
  • flexibility and adaptability to deal with rapidly changing priorities

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A variety of evaluation methods will be used. 
  • The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is committed to developing a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of Canadians. Therefore, it promotes employment equity and encourages you to voluntarily indicate on your application whether you are a woman, an indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority. 
  • 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.

TO APPLY:

Apply through the website here.

 

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-Toronto-
Development Assistant
Harbourfront Centre

Application Deadline: July 3, 2017
Date Posted: June 19, 2017

JOB REFERENCE #: 17F10-WC

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 annually.

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 over 4000 events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading non-collecting, public art gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary visual art from Canada and the world. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to a diverse group of living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The gallery fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that provide in-depth explorations of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture at their intersection with visual art

ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title: Development Assistant
Department: The Power Plant
Reporting to: Major Events & Business Officer
Direct reports: N/A
Works with: Major Events and Business Development Officer

Salary: To be discussed with potential candidates

Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent

Summary of Function:
The development assistant is responsible for supporting the department in the planning and execution of all areas of fundraising, events, memberships, follow-ups and tessitura inputting.

DUTIES

Major Events

  • Assist in the production of Power Ball, the gallery’s annual fundraiser. Assist in the coordination of the ticket selling committee and volunteers. Work with the Major Events & Business Development Officer and Art & Entertainment Committee to secure sponsors, cash and in-kind for Power Ball.
  • Attend and take minutes at Arts & Entertainment Committee meetings
  • Assists with researching, contacting and initial negotiations with in-kind and cash sponsors.
  • Assist in the coordination of the ticket selling committee with verbal and written communication
  • Assist in the coordination the securing of silent auction prizes
  • Assist in the coordination of the mailing of printed invitations, e-vites, and thank you cards
  • Assist with ticket queries and the selling of tickets and packages

Fundraising/Events/Membership

  • Assist in the production of all Power Plant events (exhibition openings, major fundraising, sponsorship hosting, donor hosting, business and member events)
  • Event set-ups and strike downs
  • Be present during events where applicable in order to troubleshoot and arising issues
  • Coordinate invitations, guestlists, and RSVPs
  • Source and negotiate sponsorship relationships of all events at The Power Plant via written and verbal communication.
  • Facilitate thank you packages and tax/business receipts are sent to all donors/sponsors in a timely manner. department in the planning and execution of fundraising events.

Administration 

  • Support administrative tasks related to the planning and executions of Development related items including grants and sponsorships, and membership activities.
  • Support general development within the database, focusing on data entry, capture and reporting.
  • Support development meetings with agendas and minute taking at meetings, assisting with mailings, filing and archiving
  • Updates addresses in Tessitura

Other Tasks

  • Additional duties as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)

  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.1.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Willingness to take on tasks as required
  • Courteous approach to all written and verbal communications with patrons, members, sponsors, and vendors
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to think creatively
  • Positive approach to working in a fast paced environment

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Essential Criteria

  • Understanding of contemporary art
  • Superior writing and communications skills, interpersonal skills to deal tactfully with a variety of people, artists and external groups and agencies.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point etc), familiarity with database and design software an asset.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule: evening work at events will be required

Education & Experience

  • University degree in an area such as visual arts and not for profit administration.
  • Experience working in an office environment, preferably in an arts or non-profit institution.

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: July 3, 2017
Please quote Job Reference # 17F10-WC
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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-Toronto-
Manager of Indigenous Culture Fund
Ontario Arts Council

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Date Posted: June 20, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arms-length agency of Ontario's Ministry of Culture. For more than four decades, OAC has helped this province nurture an artistically rich and diverse arts community. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and ars organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, arts service organizations, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring and visual arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations. Manager of Indigenous Culture Fund Competition number: 06-17 Deadline date for submissions: July 7, 2017 Location: Toronto Contract type: Regular full-time Affiliation: Non-unionized Remuneration: $80,518+ The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced leader of Indigenous arts and culture to provide management and oversight of the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF)*, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. *The ICF is being administered by the OAC on behalf of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ICF will be Ontario’s largest public fund dedicated to supporting a broad range of Indigenous community-based culture and way of life activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction;
  • Manage ongoing relationships with Ministry and Indigenous stakeholders
  • Manage ICF deliverables and annual budget of $5 million, and develop critical paths and work-back plans to ensure timelines are met;
  • Responsible for the entire range of human resource and labour relations management of the ICF team of a minimum of 3 staff, as well as other staff as required. Includes hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, training and professional development, discipline and dismissal, as well as approval of expense claims, travel, training and development, and attendance;
  • Lead program design process and rationale for approach, and the development and implementation of tools and resources to ensure accessibility for applicants;
  • Manage development of program budget amounts, assessment processes, timelines, and program policies, application forms and guidelines;
  • Manage and develop high-level narrative for communications materials and reports;
  • Oversee outreach, engagement and communications strategies, activities, deliverables and timelines;
  • Attend meetings, conferences and events and represent ICF and OAC, as requested by MTCS;
  • Develop and deliver program evaluation and impact measures as required by OAC and MTCS; and
  • Work closely with the OAC department leads and other departments on the support required for ICF.

REQUIREMENTS:

Key Selection Criteria/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a leadership capacity in an Indigenous arts and culture context
  • Extensive senior leadership experience in arts administration and arts funding
  • Grant application experience and knowledge of public funding systems
  • A post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, the arts, policy, or community engagement or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education related to the responsibilities is required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English, with knowledge of Indigenous languages a definite asset
  • Knowledge of community development and experience in applying Indigenous, community and grassroots based approaches to developing and establishing relationships
  • Cross-cultural understanding and demonstrated experience in building interpersonal relationships with a diverse range of Indigenous groups and communities in Ontario
  • Multidisciplinary arts knowledge and an existing network of individuals artists and arts organizations
  • Experience providing direction and leadership in the development, integration and implementation of outreach strategies, programs and initiatives
  • Very strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Successful experience managing staff and overseeing project plans
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience facilitating group decision making processes
  • Ability to work overtime on occasion and travel as required
  • A valid driver’s license is a preferred asset

TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. (please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered): http://www.arts.on.ca/about-us/careers-at-oac

 

 

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-Toronto-
Indigenous Culture Fund Grants Facilitator
Ontario Arts Council

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Date Posted: June 20, 2017

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arms-length agency of Ontario's Ministry of Culture. For more than four decades, OAC has helped this province nurture an artistically rich and diverse arts community. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and ars organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, arts service organizations, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring and visual arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations. Competition number: 05-17 Affiliation: Unionized Remuneration: $67,092 - $100,637 The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced Indigenous arts and culture professional to manage the granting process for the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF)* grants and to conduct associated community outreach and development to ensure awareness of the grants and the application process for all applicants, with a particular focus on southern Ontario. *The ICF is being administered by the OAC on behalf of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ICF will be Ontario’s largest public fund dedicated to supporting a broad range of Indigenous community-based culture and way of life activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for applicant and community granting support, feedback and consultation; communicate ICF goals, priorities, principles and strategies to the community; provide information and advice to the community on Indigenous-specific programs and the process to apply
  • Guide the granting process, including review of applications, selection of assessors, conduct assessment meetings, prepare recommendations and grant reports, and communicate results
  • Plan, manage and administer program budgets, and provide financial analysis and grant recommendations
  • Supervise assigned program administrator(s) and, if applicable participate in the orientation, training and development of employees
  • Generate content required for the preparation of Ministry report.
  • Handle, in conjunction with the ICF Manager and OAC’s senior management, issues and concerns related to the granting process
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations, funders and partners to support ICF goals
  • Identify needs of Indigenous communities in support of arts and culture, provide input into related strategies and policies, and support the implementation of programs and services in response to those needs; engage in consultation, research and evaluation around the grant programs to determine continued relevance in regard to identified needs
  • Work closely with the ICF Community Engagement Developer to support community outreach and capacity building strategies and approaches to support awareness and success of ICF
  • Travel regularly to different regions in Ontario to build capacity, provide hands-on training on the granting process, with a focus on Southern Ontario
  • Attend events and gatherings, where appropriate, to increase awareness of ICF

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior role in an Indigenous arts and culture context
  • A post-secondary education in the arts, communications, or community engagement or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education related to the responsibilities is required
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Indigenous arts and culture, its trends and key issues in Ontario
  • Multidisciplinary arts knowledge and an existing network of individuals artists and arts organizations
  • Cross-cultural understanding and demonstrated experience in building interpersonal relationships with a diverse range of Indigenous groups and communities in Ontario
  • Knowledge of community development and experience in applying Indigenous, community and grassroots-based approaches to developing and establishing relationships
  • Grant application experience and knowledge of public funding systems
  • Experience facilitating group decision making processes
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English, with knowledge of Indigenous languages a definite asset
  • Proven expertise in financial management
  • Successful experience supervising and overseeing project plans and the workflow of staff
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and advanced use of technology and social media to generate community engagement and awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, and consultative skills
  • Sound judgement, initiative and flexibility
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional overtime and to travel throughout Ontario on a regular basis, as required
  • A valid driver’s license is a preferred requirement

TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. (please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered): http://www.arts.on.ca/about-us/careers-at-oac

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Curator of Exhibitions and Education
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Application Deadline: July 7, 2017
Date Posted: June 20, 2017
Start Date:
August or September 2017
Salary: $45,000 - $52,000
Term: Full-time continuing

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (www.vac.ca) is a public, non-collecting gallery exhibiting local, regional, and national contemporary visual art and offering arts education in the Durham Region. Located in a 19th century barley mill on the banks of Soper Creek in Bowmanville, the gallery offers both traditional white walled exhibition space and a stunning unrestored loft installation space as well as studio classrooms. Its mission is to nurture the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creative impulse through arts education, exhibition and promotion

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the VAC, the Curator of Exhibitions and Education will be responsible for setting the overall curatorial direction of the gallery and ancillary venues (the Municipal Administrative Centre, the Bowmanville branch of the Clarington Public Library, etc.), planning and realizing exhibitions from concept to installation and beyond, and overseeing successful design and implementation of all educational and public programming.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Researching potential exhibition proposals and creating multi-year exhibition plans and communicating these plans to staff, the Board of Directors, funders, and other stakeholders;
  • Implementing exhibition plans from concept through to realization, including planning, working and corresponding with artists and any guest writers / guest curators, interpretation, and overseeing installation and striking;
  • Creating (with the Executive Director) exhibition- and education-related budgets, monitoring and controlling related expenses, and producing regular reports;
  • Writing catalogue essays, and facilitating exhibition catalogue production (in conjunction with other gallery and contract staff);
  • Speaking at gallery openings, curator talks, etc.;
  • Planning and supervising interpretive and public programming related to exhibitions;
  • Planning and supervising ongoing educational programs for children and adults (classes, workshops, children’s camps, uninstructed studio sessions, etc.);
  • Supervising and scheduling educational staff, studio technicians, and life models;
  • Maintaining safety protocols for the gallery and studio programs;
  • Producing or overseeing documentation and promotional materials for the exhibitions and educational / public programming including catalogue essays, press releases, media talks, web content, etc.;
  • Collaborating with the Executive Director to develop funding requests (grant applications, sponsorship proposals, etc.); and
  • Overall: Working together with all VAC staff to contribute to the implementation of programs aimed at engaging existing as well as new and diverse audiences.

The Curator of Exhibitions and Education is expected to work a standard work week, but will also be expected to work some evenings, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board and committee meetings and representing the organization at exhibition openings, fundraisers, and other public events. A majority of the work is expected to take place at the VAC site, though some off-site work will also be necessary for studio visits, committee meetings, and attendance at other gallery openings, for example.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Education: A university degree in a related field (Fine Art / Studio, Art History, Curatorial Studies, etc.). An advanced (Masters-level) degree would be an asset. 
  • Experience: A minimum of three (3) years professional curatorial experience, preferably in a public gallery setting.
  • Knowledge: A sophisticated understanding of the theoretical, historical, and intellectual contexts of, and current issues within, contemporary art and curatorial practices, and a familiarity with local, provincial, and national visual arts communities.
  • Interpretive / Communication Skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate knowledge to both specialized and general audiences.
  • Interpersonal Skills:
    • Working cooperatively and effectively with multiple stakeholders (staff, board, artists, members, community groups, government, media, etc.) to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that are beneficial to the organization
    • Thriving in a small, team-oriented environment, while still able to work independently as required
    • Respecting a diversity of perspectives
    • Managing one’s own work well within changing priorities of an evolving organization
  • Financial Skills:
    • Producing and analyzing project budgets that correspond to larger operational budgets and strategic plans
    • Monitoring and controlling exhibition- and education-related expenses
  • Project Management Skills:
    • Assessing organizational needs, resources, and risks
    • Setting priorities and deadlines
    • Monitoring progress toward goals
    • Evaluating processes and results
    • Managing time and multiple priorities
  • Computer Skills – intermediate-level proficiency in the use of:
    • Standard Office software (such as Word, Excel, and Access)
    • Communications / document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)

TO APPLY:

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses the listed qualifications for this position
  • a current resume (no longer than three pages)
  • a statement which explains your overall curatorial vision / approach to curatorial work (no longer than 500 words)
  • three relevant writing samples (such as catalogue essays, exhibition reviews, etc.)

submitted as attachments to an email message that has “VAC Curator Position” in the subject line, before the end of day 07 July 2017, to:

Sherri Helwig
President and Principal Consultant
S.L. Helwig & Associates
sherri@SLHelwig.com

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Any questions about this process or position can be directed to:

Sherri Helwig
S.L. Helwig & Associates
sherri@SLHelwig.com

 

 

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-Kleinburg-
Assistant Registrar
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017
Date Posted: June 19, 2017

The Context

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. Over 6,000 works of art representing the Art of Canada comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 115,000 visitors annually.
The Gallery, exhibition, and programming space are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley.

The Opportunity

The McMichael is seeking a full-time Assistant Registrar to cover a one-year maternity leave, beginning August 21, 2017.

The Assistant Registrar oversees permanent collection handling and storage, technical maintenance of the collection database, and assists with documentation and record creation and management within the Registration department.  The Assistant Registrar assists with the administration of exhibitions and loans, including insurance, and is responsible for incoming and outgoing shipping coordination. 

The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years experience with museum registration procedures, art handling, packing and shipping experience, working knowledge of collection databases, particularly The Museum System (TMS), experience with Crystal Reports, training and experience in use of PhotoShop and other imaging software, and excellent organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. 
Application process

Those interested in applying to this opportunity are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter to hr@mcmichael.com by July 15, 2017.  

 

We thank all candidates for their applications; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview process and those chosen for placement.

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

 

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-Mississauga-
Technical Coordinator
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: June 28, 2017
Date Posted: June 16, 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 annuall

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Facility Services Department is seeking a full time Technical Coordinator. This position provides exemplary technical production services support and customer service for all presentations and productions at the Centre.

REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum 5 years technical, production and supervisory experience in a large size (800 + seats) theatre environment along with related post-secondary education.

Key skills required are solid technical and production knowledge of theatre operations including lighting, sound and sets; excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills; along with the ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

The successful candidate will have a “can do” attitude, must work well under pressure, is detail and deadline driven, has exceptional people and negotiation skills, and is constantly learning in order to speak knowledgeably about our products and services.

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Filemaker Pro, and AutoCAD is essential. Training in working at heights, elevating work platforms (lift ticket), and First Aid certification is an asset.

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the successful candidate will:

  • Advance events and provide show coordination
  • For all assigned shows and events, communicate with incoming groups to determine their tech requirements
  • Coordinate and communicate event information both internally and externally as needed
  • Review and execute contracts and technical riders
  • Conduct site visits with incoming events and shows
  • Book and schedule crew requirements through NASCO Labour Services, approve event time sheets
  • Create accurate production estimates for all assigned shows including LAC presented performances, rental shows and corporate events in the theatres
  • Produce production billing information and show reports for all theatre events On site show coverage and supervision
  • Perform on-duty Technical Director responsibilities in the absence of the Technical Director for performances and events at the Centre
  • Provide orientation for clients regarding safety policies and procedures of the space including evacuation process
  • Be present in the building in a supervisory capacity from the start of the labour call to the time the client and/or crew are finished
  • Liaise with artists, client, crew, front of house staff and facilities staff to run the event
  • Supervise NASCO crew and provide direction during the setup, event and strike
  • Respond as needed to emergency situations and ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and safety regulations
  • Provide basic stage management assistance to clients if needed
  • Assist with A.V. requests throughout the Centre, as required
  • Monitor and track theatre maintenance, make recommendations for improvement, and assist with purchase of ongoing supplies
  • Other duties as required

This is a full time position requiring the successful candidate to work flexible schedule days, weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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:

Qualified candidates should submit a detailed resume no later than June 28, 2017 at 4pm to The Living Arts Centre, attention: Human Resources, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 or info.lac@mississauga.ca.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Living Arts Centre; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

 

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-Hamilton-
Building Cultural Legacies Project Manager
Hamilton Arts Council

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Date Posted: June 7, 2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Building Cultural Legacies is a new initiative of the Hamilton Arts Council that will collect, preserve and broadly disseminate stories about the history of the arts in Hamilton through a collective memory approach. By engaging all citizens in sharing their cultural memories of Hamilton, we will ensure that today’s and tomorrow’s generation of artists and residents understand and value the significant contributions made by their predecessors in our arts community.

The Hamilton Arts Council has received a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to establish a collective memory archive of the visual arts community in Hamilton that will serve as a foundation for other arts and cultural sectors to contribute their own histories in the future. We are therefore seeking an experienced and visionary Project Manager to lead the creation of a community-engaged platform for preserving Hamilton’s rich cultural legacy for future generations.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with a volunteer Steering Committee, the Project Manager will work on site in the Hamilton Arts Council office and with the wider community as needed to achieve the following outcomes by May 2020:

  • Establish broadly accessible archives of existing and new material about the visual arts in Hamilton in a range of media
  • Create tangible opportunities for the public and for artists to engage with the project and its work
  • Build a robust web presence including the use of social media to solicit and gather community memories
  • Develop a tool kit to help other genres and communities to identify, collect and tell their stories.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of Building Cultural Legacies according to an established project framework
  • Engage proactively with volunteer steering committees, senior artists, diverse communities and organizational partners to facilitate their contributions to this project
  • Coordinate tasks and deliverables among a diverse team of paid contractors and volunteer contributors
  • Manage all procurement documentation for Building Cultural Legacies such as contracts, invoices, and cheque requisitions
  • Monitor project expenses and provide accurate and timely reports on project status to the Executive Director and other stakeholders
  • Recruit and supervise contract service providers including web developer, archive and digitization specialists, artists and curator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven success in cultural program delivery demonstrated by 2-3 years of relevant experience in project management
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in archives, art history and/or arts management including research experience
  • Experience managing annual project budgets of $80,000 or more
  • History of effective community engagement with diverse stakeholders of all ages through both traditional and digital means
  • Knowledge of oral history and collective memory practices and approaches is desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Hamilton’s arts community, local history, and cultural heritage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • High level of computer proficiency and digital literacy including databases, web-based research tools and social media platforms
  • Strong personal initiative, creative vision and attention to detail
  • Fluency in French and/or other languages would be considered an asset

The Project Manager will be paid an annual salary of $31,200 based on a 28-hour work week with specific hours to be determined by consultation with the Executive Director and the time requirements to fulfill the project. Due to the community driven nature of this project, flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends, as well as occasional travel within the Hamilton region, will be required.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, current resume and contact information for two references as a Word or PDF file attachment no later than Friday, June 23, 2017. Email your application to info@hamiltonartscouncil.ca with your full name and “BCL Project Manager” in the subject line.

The Hamilton Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Hamilton Arts Council is a charitable arts organization working on behalf of Hamilton’s diverse cultural community since 1973. We believe that the arts are a vital part of our culture and economy of our city and work to advocate, mediate and communicate for the role of the arts in Hamilton.

 

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-Toronto-
2017 Festival Volunteer Programme
TIFF

2017 FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

Entering its 42nd year, the Toronto International Film Festival will be accepting volunteer applications for those interested in joining the 2017 team. The online application form for new, prospective volunteers will be available starting on May 31 at tiff.net/volunteer.  Apply as soon as possible to be a part of the team before the application closes (typically in late June)!

All new volunteers are required to apply online. Staff in the Volunteer Office will review every application. Only those selected will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation session (taking place on several dates throughout the first half of August 2017) to conduct a brief interview and complete the application process.

All new Festival volunteers must:

  • be eighteen years of age or older
  • apply to volunteer by completing the 2017 Festival Volunteer online application form (tiff.net/volunteer) with a current resumé and telephone contact information for two references
  • attend a mandatory volunteer orientation session
  • commit to completing a minimum of four Festival shifts (limit one shift per day; individual shift lengths will vary)
  • be prepared to attend all mandatory training sessions, where applicable (training session dates and times are determined and communicated to the appropriate volunteers some time after the initial registration process is complete)
  • have good English-language comprehension and strong verbal communication
  • be friendly, helpful team players who are supportive, respectful and professional when working with a diverse and talented group of volunteers and staff!

Applications are accepted based on our minimum volunteer requirements (as noted above) and additional applicable skills, knowledge and experience. Please note that the number of new volunteers accepted in a given year is dependent upon the number of positions that are available.

Volunteers with TIFF can choose to help in diverse ways during the Festival. Volunteer roles include:

  • assisting as a theatre volunteer at venues across the city, delivering exceptional customer service, directing patrons and answering guest questions
  • getting the word out about the People’s Choice Award as a part of our voting squad team
  • behind the scenes support with administrative, in-office duties
  • supporting TIFF’s Industry team at our Industry Centre and Industry Programming venues as an industry volunteer
  • and many more!

TIFF Volunteers are entitled to some awesome benefits, including:

  • a memorable experience as part of the team making this exciting event happen
  • access to screenings and events exclusively for volunteers
  • the opportunity to meet new friends and learn something new about film or even yourself!

If you have any questions about the application, volunteer opportunities, or getting involved with TIFF, don’t hesitate to email volunteers@tiff.net! We hope to see you join the team for 2017.

Festival Dates: September 7–17, 2017
Volunteer Hotline: 416-934-5846
Volunteer Email: volunteers@tiff.net

 

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-Queenston-
Administrator
RiverBrink Art Museum

Application Deadline: June 26, 2017
Date Posted: May 31, 2017

Organization:

RiverBrink Art Museum is a fine art museum located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Position:

RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Administrator for a temporary 5 month position with possibility of extension. The Administrator supports daily operations, providing essential administrative support to RiverBrink Staff, Board, and Volunteers. This position assists in managing financial resources, physical plant, and human resources.

Duties and responsibilities of Administrator

  • Liaison with Bookkeeper to organize and maintain day-to-day accounting/bookkeeping, accounts payable and bank deposits.
  • Assisting in preparation and monitoring of annual budget and financial goals for Board approval.
  • Overseeing marketing and advertising budget.  
  • Managing visitor services, including Gift Shop inventory and sales, reception and general enquiries.
  • Purchasing office and other supplies.
  • Assisting in monitoring the physical plant, security, and environmental controls.
  • Maintaining museum contacts, memberships, records including database entry.
  • Assuring quality of visitor experience, public relations, and communication with community, in collaboration with D/C and other Staff.
  • Recruiting, Training and Supervising volunteers, students and contract staff.
  • Assisting other Staff, Board, and Volunteers with fund-raising and events.
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Managing maintenance of Museum, including part-time services such as janitorial and grounds
  • Managing technical, telephone and computer support services for the Museum
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-Secondary education with degree or diploma in Business Administration or related studies, or combination of education and experience in office management
  • Knowledge and experience with computer software including Office, Publisher, Database management.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Previous experience in art gallery/museum and/or cultural organization(s) an asset
  • Previous experience in retail management an asset
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Excellent public relations skills
  • Ability to work well with others and commitment to collegial work environment

Contact INFO:

Debra Antoncic PhD, Director/Curator
dantoncic@riverbrink.org
www.riverbrink.org

 


 

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-Oshawa-
Express Art Activator (CSJ / STUDENT)
Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Application Deadline: June 26, 2017
Date Posted: May 18, 2017

Start Date: June 26, 2017
Salary: $14/hr - 7 weeks
Term: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre. An external agency of The City of Oshawa, 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 4,500 works, and five galleries of diverse and changing contemporary and historical exhibitions, the RMG holds an important collection of modern Canadian abstraction and the largest holdings of works by Painters Eleven. The gallery has significant collections of Canadian contemporary art, including public art, and an active acquisitions program. The Thomas Bouckley Collection, which represents archival photographic records of over 3,000 images of Oshawa and the region, provides a vital link in connecting the community with local history.

A roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, art archive and library, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio, comprise the gallery’s many rich and diversified assets.

The RMG is proud to acknowledge the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

RMG Statement of Purpose
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is dedicated to sharing, exploring and engaging with our communities through the continuing story of modern and contemporary Canadian art.

RMG Core Values
We value art and culture in all its forms.
We provide a platform for creative thinking and ideas.
We champion and empower learners of all ages.
We foster an environment of inclusivity and collaboration.
We demonstrate integrity and excellence in everything we do.
We balance artistic objectives with fiscal responsibility.

The History of the RMG
The RMG was founded in 1967 after Oshawa designer William Caldwell organized an exhibition of work by local artists at a commercial space on Simcoe Street. Seeing the need for a more permanent home for the arts, Ewart McLaughlin and his wife Margaret (painter Alexandra Luke) offered major financial support and works from their own private collection toward the establishment of an expanded public art gallery for the City of Oshawa.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Competition open until suitable candidates are selected

The Education and Public Programs department at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is currently seeking applications for RMG Express Art Activator summer positions.
RMG Express is an innovative mobile program that brings interactive art activities aimed at families, to various events and celebrations throughout Durham Region. Summer Art Activators are responsible for programming all aspects of the RMG express - from researching local events and key community gatherings that reflect the diversity of our community, to developing accessible and inclusive art activities, and delivering the program throughout the community.
Art Activators are responsible for designing and delivering summer pop-up, off-site art education activities that are suitable for participants of all ages and abilities in various summer events and celebrations settings. Art Activators work closely with RMG staff to adapt and deliver thematic programming that engages people to look at, think and talk about modern and contemporary Canadian art. 


Other responsibilities include:

  • Researching community events and booking attendance
  • Attending training sessions, and exhibition talks as needed
  • Developing accessible art activities that align with the RMG's educational philosophy and program objectives
  • Planning, preparing and organizing art materials
  • Setting up tables, chairs, and RMG Express event tent
  • Instructing and demonstrating art activities
  • Adhering to RMG Health and Safety policies and other RMG policies

REQUIREMENTS:

Eligibilty:

This is a Canada Summer Job Position. As such all applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • You were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year.
  • You intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next acadamic year.
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
  • You are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legistlation and regulations

Required Qualifications:

  • Have knowledge of a variety of art-making techniques using a variety of medium.
  • Have experience working with and teaching art to children and adults.
  • Possess the ability to design and deliver accessible, fun and engaging art activities adapted for people of all ages and abilities that can be delivered off-site / outdoors.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and a commitment to provide a positive experience for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • A proven ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
  • Responsibility, punctuality and reliability are all a must

The following are considered strong assets:

  • knowledge of abstraction, postmodernism, and contemporary Canadian Art
  • Experience working with children with disabilities
  • Experience working in culturally diverse and/or Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of languages other than English
  • A valid driver's license and access to a car

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Priority Criteria:

All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The RMG champions and empowers people of all abilities, and fosters an environment of inclusivity and collaboration. As such, we prioritize applications from qualified applicants who also meet any of the following priority criteria:

  • Applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Applicants who are Indigenous or culturally diverse (POC)
  • Applicants who have disabilities

Salary and Hours:

Hourly rate of pay is $14.00 per hour.
This is a full-time 7 week summer position from June 26 - August 11, 2017, and required availability on some weekends and evenings. Art Animators are present at celebrations throughout community, and as such, shifts mostly take place on weekends, evenings, and holidays, with some weekday hours used for planning and preparation. Applicants with disabilities may request an adjusted schedule.

TO APPLY:

Please submit your CV or resume, proof of full-time student status in the semester proceeding June 2017, and a brief letter of interest indicating the following:

  1. Job title: RMG EXPRESS ART ACTIVATOR
  2. Your related qualifications
  3. If you meet any of the priority criteria


To: Leslie Menagh
By means of one of the following:
Email: lmenagh@gmail.com
Mail/in person: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be screened based on information provided. Please ensure you include all relevant details about your qualifications for this position. RMG is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. RMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals.



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