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-Ottawa-
Special Events Coordinator (On-Call)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title:Special Events Coordinator (On-Call)
Competition #: 19-CC-41
Posting Date: April 17, 2019
Closing Date: April 23, 2019
Department: Partnership and Community Engagement
Working Hours: On-call (you must be available to work days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays, 12 hour shifts)
Employment Tenure: On-call
Classification: Band 5
Salary: $57,018 - $67,056/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English BBC/French BBC (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.
Duration: 12 months temporary assignment

JOB SUMMARY

As part of the Partnerships and Community Engagement team, you will be responsible for coordinating all logistical planning and successful on-site management of internal and external client events, including partner/sponsor as well as NGC special events. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with clients, internal stakeholders as well as outside suppliers. Your challenge will be to facilitate and manage the delivery of events within budget and with minimal disruption to Gallery activities. You may also be called upon to perform other related duties.

As an on-call employee, you are not guaranteed a minimum number of hours of work. The work schedule will fluctuate based on the needs of the Department. The Manager will be contacting you to request your services as needs arise. The work schedule includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in a field related to the duties of the position such as event management, hospitality, public relations, marketing and communications, or a significant combination of education and work experience; 

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in coordinating and managing special events within the tourism and/or hospitality industries; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience with supplier and customer negotiation; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in partnerships, marketing and/or sales; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience with the use of Microsoft Office Suite Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Mail as well as MS Visio; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with event management softwares (e.g. EventsPerfect); 
  • 2-3 years’ experience with the various technical and operational requirements for events; 

Abilities:

  • Excellent ability to evaluate client needs and make recommendations and ensure their needs are meet;
  • Excellent to deal with the public effectively, politely and professionally; 
  • Able to perform well and problem solve in a dynamic and changing work environment; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, reliable, judgement, integrity and a team player with a positive attitude.

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

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

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Temporary assignment (from April 2019 to March 31, 2020) with a possibility of extension.
  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates. 
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective or Canadian Society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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Membership & Circle Officer (18 Months)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title:Membership & Circle Officer (18 Months)
Competition #: 19-CC-21
Posting Date: April 3, 2019
Closing Date: April 22, 2019
Department: Membership & Annual Giving
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Classification: Band 7
Salary: $65,342 - $76,843/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English CBC/French CBC (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.
Duration: 18 months temporary assignment

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Chief Membership and Annual Giving this position is responsible for overseeing the efforts to acquire, upgrade and renew higher level Gallery members by developing and implementing strategies, programs, and policies to increase financial support and generate revenues through the Circle program and other member programs. You will develop and plan member benefits, member events and maintain records in the database. This position is the primary point of contact for the Circle members and other higher level Gallery members and is responsible for overseeing all tasks related to the stewardship of these members. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Business Administration, Communications,
  • Special Events, Fundraising, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience;

Work Experience: 

  • 2-4 years experience in a gallery or museum context;
  • 4-5 years experience in the fundraising principles and practices;
  • 4-5 years of experience in administration within a business environment;
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, electronic mail and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software;

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent ability to evaluate needs and make recommendations;
  • Excellent ability to deal with the public effectively, politely and professionally; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement, integrity, is reliable and a team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Creativity and innovative.

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

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

CONDITION EMPLOYMENT

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Ottawa-
Animator/Interpreter On-Call (Anticipatory staffing)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title:Animator/Interpreter On-Call (Anticipatory staffing)
Competition #: 19-CC-30
Posting Date: April 4, 2019
Closing Date: April 21, 2019
Department: Education and Public Programs
Working Hours: On-call (you must be available to work days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays)
Employment Tenure: On-call
Classification: Band 3
Salary: $49,757 - $58,514/year
Number of Positions: 4
Language Requirements: English C_C/French C-C (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.
Duration: 12 months temporary assignment

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Youth, School and Family Program Manager you will be responsible for delivering education and public programs to a variety of audiences such as adult, children, school and community groups; leading family activities and summer camps; gathering data for education program evaluation studies; and assisting with special educational events. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.

As an on-call employee, you are not guaranteed a minimum number of hours of work. The work schedule will fluctuate based on the needs of the Department. The schedule includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • You have completed a minimum of 2 years of a post-secondary degree in one or more of the following fields of study: Art History, Art Education, Visual Arts, Photography, Museum Studies, or Education;
  • or possess an acceptable combination of education, experience and training;

Work experience:

  • 1-2 years’ experience leading educational experiences for the public;
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a customer service oriented environment;
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with children

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to respond to the needs and interests of visitors of all ages;
  • Good communication and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous art and the histories that inform them;
  • Knowledge of art-making techniques
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, problem solving, and initiative

Assets

  • Previous experience in animating day camps;
  • Knowledge of learning theory and practices in museums;
  • Experience in art-making;
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous Language.

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

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

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Reliability check - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.
Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to interview.
Must have a valid Police Records Check to work with those in the “vulnerability sector”.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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-Toronto-
Awesomeness Initiator (YCW)
Bata Shoe Museum

Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
Date Posted: April 17, 2019

Job Start Date: June 21, 2019

Job Title: Awesomeness Initiator
Organization: Bata Shoe Museum
Job Type: Summer Student
Salary: $16/hour

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is undertaking a visitor experience project known as the Awesomeness Initiative, in which front-line team members create awesome experiences for our visitors. The Awesomeness Initiative is not just about providing great customer service; it’s about creating awesome experiences at multiple touch-points throughout the museum – from the first point of contact at the admissions desk to the extraordinary experiences that happen within the galleries.

Working under the direction of the Manager of Education and Volunteer Resources, knowledgeable and energetic Awesomeness Initiators will act as ambassadors to the museum, welcoming visitors and providing information, and enhance visitor experiences through the delivery of innovative educational and family programming. With our solid and successful foundation, the Awesomeness Initiators will use relationship-building and experience-crafting to help take the museum to the next level.

Duties will include: opening galleries, serving visitors at the front desk, delivering guided tours, facilitating interactive hands-on educational sessions, engaging children and their families in crafts and activities, developing a resource with information about the museum’s Inuit footwear collection, and providing visitor feedback and recommendations on ways in which visitor experiences may be improved.

Minimum qualifications for the position:

  • The candidate should be enrolled in a university or college degree program in Education, History, Art or a related discipline
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Knowledge of additional languages an asset (speaking)
  • Excellent communications skills and comfortable with public speaking
  • Ability to learn accurate, detailed information and present it effectively to diverse audiences
  • Experience teaching and/or working with children
  • General level computer skills including keyboarding, email, MS Word and Excel
  • Previous experience with a computerize point of sale system an asset
  • Cash handling an asset
  • Previous gallery experience an asset
  • Strong commitment to high quality work
  • Flexible, innovative and creative 
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The candidate will need to ensure YCW eligibility prior to hiring by confirming in writing that they are legally entitled to work in Canada, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or has refugee status, between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the job, registered with the YCW program and able to commit for the full duration of the work assignment, does not have another full-time job, was enrolled as a full-time student for the semester immediately preceding the job and intends to return to full-time studies in September 2019. Women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Indigenous peoples are encouraged to apply. 

o apply for this position: send your cover letter and resume by email or mail to Andrea Field, Manager of Education and Volunteer Resources

Email: andrea@batashoemuseum.ca

Mail:
Andrea Field, Manager of Education and Volunteer Resources
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West, 
Toronto, ON, M5S 1W7

 

 

 

 

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-Peterborough-
Education Assistant (YCW)
Art Gallery of Peterborough

General Information:
Job Title: Education Assistant
Duration: Monday June 3 to Friday August 30, 2019
35 hours per week

Application Deadline: May 6, 2019

How to apply:

Apply through the Young Canada Works portal with a cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the position along with a current resume or CV.

Applicants must be YCW eligible.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is seeking an Education Assistant through the Young Canada Works Program. Candidates must be full-time students who are returning to studies on a full-time basis in the next academic year as is the requirement of the YCW program.

The AGP is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

About the AGP:

The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) is a non-profit gallery with a history of groundbreaking exhibitions and programs. Located in the heart of the city of Peterborough, we are rooted in the Kawartha region yet reach across the nation to present and collect contemporary Canadian art. We develop programs that support our exhibitions and encourage discourse through talks, workshops, and publications. We are committed to providing multiple access points that are welcoming and inspiring while remaining challenging.

Applicants are encouraged to explore our website, agp.on.ca for insight into our operations, including our five-year Strategic Plan.

Project & Job Objectives:

The Education Assistant (EA) is an essential part of the AGP team and will work closely with the Curator and Education Coordinator during a very high profile season. The AGP provides important programming and access to art with a small staff, allowing the EA to integrate quickly into most aspects of education and make a valuable contribution. The AGP is a prime environment in which to gain hands-on experience with art education for all ages. The Education Assistant role ensures the quality of our summer education programs and assists in the preparations for future programming leaving a positive impact beyond the duration of the contract.

The EA will work closely with the Education Coordinator and the Curator. The EA’s primary role is to assist in planning and implementing the AGP’s Education programs and Youth Volunteer program. This includes conducting school education tours of gallery exhibitions and supporting workshops.

The EA is involved in volunteer recruitment, interviewing, training, scheduling, ongoing management and evaluations for 12 to 15 youth volunteers, ages 14 to 20, throughout the summer.

They will develop plans for and deliver a program for our open studio events, including the annual Canada Day open house.

The EA will act as the front line contact person for our annual seven weeks of Summer Art Camps for children and teens ages 4 to 17. This includes registration, processing payments, and maintaining class lists and up-to-date Health Forms for all participants. Day-to-day management includes morning check-in, lunch breaks, outdoor time, and afternoon check-outs. They will serve as liaison between Instructors, Youth Volunteers, and the AGP Education Coordinator. The EA will be able to lead a class of students, age 4 to 11, and be prepared to take on instructing duties when required.

Other tasks include assisting with marketing for the AGP’s Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, including brochure and poster distribution, signage and other marketing tools. The EA will also assist with Visitor Services, Gallery Shop and Front Desk Reception, Opening Receptions, artist talks and other activities as needed.

Orientation and Supervision will primarily be carried out by the Education Coordinator and Curator.

Our ideal candidate will have proven organizational and leadership skills in the arts and cultural sector. They must be able to work independently with minimal supervision; coordinate a number of tasks at one time and must be a team player committed to quality customer service.

The ideal candidate should have an education or background in studio practice and art education. They should have a keen interest and background in working with children and youth and preferably have teaching qualifications. A background in volunteer management is an asset.

The ideal candidate will be required to provide (or obtain) a current criminal reference check with vulnerable sector check, First Aid and Accessible Customer Service training, as a condition of employment. Computer skills required: Word, Excel. Photoshop is considered an asset.

Characteristics of city/region:

Peterborough is a diverse and active community with a population of approximately 81,000 people, and offers excellent opportunities with both Trent University and Fleming College located in the City. The community and region is culturally rich, with many festivals and activities happening throughout the year.

 

 

 

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-Peterborough-
Curatorial Assistant (YCW)
Art Gallery of Peterborough

General Information:

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant
Duration: Monday May 27 to Friday August 23, 2019
35 hours per week
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019

How to apply:

Apply through the Young Canada Works portal with a cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the position along with a current resume or CV.

Applicants must be YCW eligible.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is seeking a Curatorial Assistant through the Young Canada Works Program. Candidates must be full-time students who are returning to studies on a full-time basis in the next academic year as is the requirement of the YCW program.

The AGP is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

About the AGP: The Art Gallery of Peterborough (AGP) is a non-profit gallery with a history of groundbreaking exhibitions and programs. Located in the heart of the city of Peterborough, we are rooted in the Kawartha region yet reach across the nation to present and collect contemporary Canadian art. We develop programs that support our exhibitions and encourage discourse through talks, workshops, and publications. We are committed to providing multiple access points that are welcoming and inspiring while remaining challenging.

Applicants are encouraged to explore our website, agp.on.ca for insight into our operations, including our five-year Strategic Plan.

Project & Job Objectives: The Curatorial Assistant (CA) is an essential part of the AGP team and will work closely with the Director and Curator during a high profile season. The AGP provides important programming and access to art with a small staff allowing the CA to integrate quickly into many aspects of curatorial work and make a strong contribution to the gallery. The AGP is a prime environment in which to gain hands-on experience with art handling and an in-depth understanding of the behind-the-scenes work required to present exhibitions and engage the public. Contributions of the CA will allow us to create additional access points to exhibitions and our permanent collection.

The CA’s work will centre on three tasks: art handling, collection research, and public engagement. The CA will work closely with the Director and Curator to:

  • Work with installation crew on exhibitions
  • implement supplemental programming (including artist talks, docent orientation, outreach and engagement, and the annual general meeting)
  • assist in the preparations for fall exhibitions (shipping, installation planning, promotion)
  • contribute to a body of research on the Permanent Collection
  • assist in the development of public engagement tools including social media content and interpretive content for the education program and docent training
  • assist in the preparation and delivery of public events and outreach activities
  • interact with the public at events and during open hours
  • perform the Visitor Services role during high volume times

Orientation and Supervision will primarily be carried out by the Director and Curator.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in contemporary art and an interest in pursuing a career in the field and will have prior experience volunteering or working in a gallery setting. As this work plan centres on three main tasks: handling, research, and art interpretation/public engagement – the ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and interest in each area. Knowledge of studio or curatorial practice, art history or arts administration would be an advantage. Research and critical thinking skills from a related field of study will also be considered an asset (history, Canadian studies, Indigenous studies, cultural studies, and literature).

This position requires working with artists, the public and volunteers. Strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with the public and group dynamics in a courteous and effective manner is essential. The ideal candidate will have organizational and problem solving skills and be computer literate. Computer skills required: Word, Excel. Photoshop is considered an asset.

Characteristics of city /region

Peterborough is a diverse and active community with a population of approximately 81,000 people, offers excellent opportunities with both Trent University and Fleming College located in the City. The community and region is culturally rich, with many festivals and activities happening throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

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-Vaughan-
School Program Docent Volunteers
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

School Program Docent volunteers

Do you love art, teaching and interacting with like-minded people? Consider joining our McMichael Canadian Art Collection School Program Docent volunteer program to conduct educational programs and support studio activities for students from JK to grade 12. School group programs are highly interactive and include hands-on activities. Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required. Enthusiasm is required!

Delivery of the programs offers an exciting opportunity to view and share information on the Art of Canada, including artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists.
Volunteering as a docent is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our country and share your love of learning with students.

If interested forward with your resume by May 31st, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.com.
Interviews will take place on site at the McMichael in June and training will begin in September.
Questions? Call 905-893-1121 x2224.

 

 

 

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-Kingston-
Program Assistant (YCW)
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Application Deadline: 3 May 2019
Date Posted: April 16, 2019
Start Date: 27 May 2019
End Date: 16 August 2019
Salary: $16/hour
Website: agnes.queensu.ca

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Agnes Etherington Art Centre seeks a post-secondary student to fill the position of Summer Program Assistant for the summer. Working closely with the Program Coordinator, the Summer Program Assistant will assist in delivery of guided tours for children, youth and adults, assist with a teen and children’s summer art camp, assist in developing school programs for 2019-2020, and coordinate administrative tasks.

The Program Assistant will receive indispensable experience in gallery education and public programs, in collaborative and independent program development, and in arts administration.
This position is limited to students who meet the Young Canada Works program’s set criteria and have registered with the online database at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca.
Required Education and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed three years toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or Fine Arts or equivalent. Bachelor of Education studies an asset.
  • Demonstrated interest in museum work.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in working with children and in public speaking.
  • Good computer skills in word processing, Internet research, and use of Excel.
  • First Aid certification and CPIC are required. French-speaking ability is an asset.

People from the Government of Canada job equity groups are encouraged to apply. Indigenous peoples, women, persons with a disability and visible minorities are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter. This position is subject to final funding approval.

Applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information of two references and e-mailed to: Shannon.Brown@queensu.ca

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

 

 

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-Toronto-
Communications and Development Assistant (YCW)
Ontario Association of Art Galleries

POSITION: Communications and Development Assistant
Ontario Association of Art Galleries

CONTRACT: June 10, 2019–August 30, 2019 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
COMPENSATION: $14.00 /hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2019, 5pm

LOCATION:
Ontario Association of Art Galleries
401 Richmond Street W, Suite 395, Toronto, ON
email: hr@oaag.org   
website: www.oaag.org

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries, (OAAG) through network-building, professional development and advocacy, fosters sustainable, healthy, diverse public art galleries, furthering the visual arts as a key component of the cultural life of Ontario. OAAG represents and serves 116 public art galleries across 62 municipalities across the province.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is accepting applications the position of Communications and Development Assistant. This summer student position is funded through the Young Canada Works (YCW) program through the Government of Canada and applicants must be eligible for YCW as a current student, in order to apply.

OAAG seeks a Communications and Development Assistant to work with accomplished staff in the OAAG Secretariat on province-wide initiatives that provide visibility, service and benefit to Ontario’s public art galleries. The Assistant will work with development of the OAAG Awards sponsorship proposals, coordination of nomination packages; assist in the Silent Auction program through strong communication and marketing skills, and develop content for the monthly newsletter and other administrative tasks as necessary. The Communication and Development Assistant can expect to learn key skills in project administration, communications and fund development.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Eligible for Young Canada Works Summer Jobs in Heritage Organizations     (https://young-canada-works.canada.ca)
  • Currently enrolled as a student in a visual arts, arts administration, arts management or related program
  • Declared interest in a career path in the visual arts and heritage sector
  • Possess some knowledge about the OAAG and its membership and programs
  • Highly motivated to learn about project coordination and administration, fund     development and communication in the arts and culture sector
  • Well organized with a keen attention to detail and ability to take initiative and produce desired results; some experience in project management or coordination desired
  • Superior time-management and organizational skills: Ability to manage multiple     priorities in a fast paced environment and possess the ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with staff, interns and volunteers in a shared work environment
  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent oral, written and research     skills: must have a pleasant and polite telephone manner; must be able to analyze problems and communicate solutions clearly. Will be comfortable with speaking to small groups; prior experience in digital media is an asset  (audio/video/html/photo, CMS); intermediate comprehension and speaking skills in French considered a significant asset
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: Able to act independently and make     sound decisions with the framework of established programs and direction to produce results; able to research, collect and collate data and analyze
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Able to interact effectively with staff, volunteers, partners and the general public; must contribute to a collegial and productive office atmosphere
  • Proficient information management skills, including databases
  • Strong computer and Internet literacy skills: Knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Survey Monkey, MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets), Sumac and WordPress highly desirable. Must be proficient in social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc). Ideal candidate will be comfortable and efficient working on MAC operating system
  • Driver’s licence and willingness to drive an asset, but not required

The position will be based in the OAAG secretariat at 401 Richmond Street West in Toronto, ON. The Communications and Development Assistant will occasionally be required to work outside regular business hours to attend meeting and events. This time will be deducted from the time they are required to be in the OAAG office.

TO APPLY: Please send your application to hr@oaag.org with the subject line “Communications and Development Assistant 2019”. Send the application as one PDF document (LastName_FirstName_Application_CommunicationsDevelopment Assistant-2019). This document includes your cover letter highlighting eligibility including YCW eligibility, a resume, and three references (including one current school reference).

This position is funded through the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works Program.

To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the YCW program.

For more information on eligibility about Young Canada Works please visithttps://young-canada-works.canada.ca.

For more information about OAAG please visit oaag.org and oaag.org/policies.

You are eligible if you:

  • Are a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students 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) while employed with OAAG
  • Have been a full time student (as defined by your education institution) in the semester preceding the job
  • Intend to return to full time studies in the semester following the YCW job

Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part time work.

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Educational Programming Assistant (YCW)
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto

Application Deadline: April 24, 2019

Period of Employment: May 12–August 9, 2019 (with possibility of extension)
Hourly Wage: $17.00
Hours of Work: 30 hrs/week, some evenings and weekends may be required

All applicants must qualify for the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html

The Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, and dedicated to open, public research. The Blackwood Gallery presents curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in on-campus gallery spaces, as well as offsite projects throughout Mississauga and the GTA.

The Blackwood Gallery is currently seeking an Educational Programming Assistant. Working closely with the Assistant Curator and Curatorial Assistant / Collections Archivist, the Educational Programming Assistant will support the development and implementation of educational programming and events, and assist with academic outreach and student engagement.

Throughout 2019, the Blackwood Gallery is presenting a participatory and educational programming series titled The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), as part of a year-long project designed to circulate ideas and debates from a range of practices that engage with climate change discourse. The Educational Programming Assistant will assist with the planning, preparation, and execution of SDUK events and activities, working with artists, researchers, scholars, and other arts professionals associated with the programming. This will include event preparation, outreach assistance, internal event coordination and scheduling duties, supporting photographic and video documentation, and assisting with other tasks as required.

The Educational Programming Assistant will expand their understanding of the opportunities and challenges unique to educational arts programming, with a focus on interdisciplinary practices, while contributing to a positive, constructive, and considerate workplace.

Responsibilities:

Support educational programming research and preliminary materials
• Participate in meetings with potential project partners, including guest curators, artists, and venues
• Assist with development of event scheduling for all educational programming
• Assist with event communications, including website and social media outreach
• Support event coordination and logistics of visiting artists/scholars for summer school program
• Assist with the coordination of staffing schedules, internal event plans, and logistical/material needs
• Prepare materials for events, including guest packages, schedules, and sign-in materials
• Support onsite execution of educational programming, assisting with audience wayfinding, supporting visiting artists and researchers, supporting staff in event preparations, and addressing other event issues as they arise
• Assist with organizing, archiving, and circulation of documentation following events
• Support academic outreach for Fall 2019 exhibitions and student Orientation event

Qualifications:

Enrolment in an accredited post-secondary institution studying education, arts administration, art history, visual arts, curatorial studies, or a related field (returning full-time in September 2019)
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, social media and other digital platforms. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite an asset
• Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art and educational programming
• Knowledge of and interest in event coordination and outreach an asset
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as independently
• Experience working with various publics that represent diverse background and have different needs and experiences
• Strong attention to detail; ability to organize and manage information
• Excellent ability to problem-solve
• Previous experience within a gallery, museum, or festival context is an asset

Eligibility
• All applicants must qualify for Young Canada Works funding: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/heritage-organizations-students.html

• As part of the University of Toronto Mississauga, the Blackwood Gallery is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

For more information about the Blackwood Gallery please visit http://blackwoodgallery.ca/

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit cover letter and resume electronically (mail and fax submissions will not be considered) to:

Michael DiRisio
Blackwood Gallery
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
(905) 828-3789
michael.dirisio@utoronto.ca

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Membership and Administration Coordinator
Ontario Museum Association

Title: Membership and Administration Coordinator
Location:  Ontario Museum Association, 50 Baldwin St., Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Term: Full time
Hours of Work: 35 hours (5 days) per week
Salary: $35,000-$45,000/year

Position Description

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) is a not-for-profit member organization with a mission to strengthen capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario’s museum sector, facilitate excellence and best practices, and improve the communication and collaboration of its membership. The Association advocates for the important role of Ontario’s museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations. The OMA is based in Toronto, but has a mandate to serve museums and museum workers in all parts of the province.

We are a looking for the right person to join our team. We have an exciting opening for an energetic, motivated team player to develop their career in cultural administration working on the annual membership program and office administration and coordination. In this role you will have the opportunity to find out first-hand about association work in the museum sector. We are looking for a detail-oriented person who is adaptable, professional, and results-focused, with excellent organizational and administrative skills.

The OMA Membership and Administration Coordinator provides key program and administration support services to the members, Council (board) and staff of the OMA. Responsibilities focus on the annual Membership program and related bookkeeping, and support for the delivery of the Professional Development program and the OMA Annual Conference. The Membership and Administration Coordinator must have the ability to multi-task and set priorities day-to-day and enjoy working in a small and dynamic team environment. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position also works closely with all program and bookkeeping staff. This position has administrative support from volunteers and summer interns.

This position will suit a candidate with previous membership program experience and strong customer service and organizational skills, ability to set priorities for day-to-day work and manage multiple tasks in a fast- paced environment, with a professional phone manner, strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. The OMA Secretariat is a small, dynamic and creative working environment where flexibility to fulfill duties as assigned is required.

A competitive salary, good benefits, professional development, and generous vacation time are offered. 

Responsibilities

OMA Membership Coordination

  • Provide front-line service to OMA members, Council members, and related stakeholders
  • Coordinate and deliver annual membership program to OMA business standards using a database (i.e. retention, recruitment and development, renewal, payment and receipting, invoicing, reporting, follow-up and appreciation)
  • Produce financial reports related to membership
  • Assist with professional development programs (including Certificate in Museums Studies, Annual Conference, Awards of Excellence), including registration, receipting, participant kit preparation and distribution, and communications with the Professional Development Program Manager, and other staff
  • Approve member listing content and job postings on the OMA website

Administrative

  • Ensure the orderly operation of the OMA office on a daily basis
  • Assist with the coordination of Council (board) and committee meetings
  • Record minutes at OMA Council and committee meetings and at the Annual General Meeting
  • Trouble-shoot and maintain office workstations and networks on a regular basis
  • Coordinate maintenance of office equipment and liaises with suppliers
  • Maintain and order office supplies
  • Maintain and ensure back up of all administrative functions and records
  • Accurate coordination and maintenance of all OMA files and records (e.g. financial), including archiving
  • Support the preparation and delivery of grant materials and applications as required
  • Coordinate administration volunteers and interns

Financial

  • Maintain daily updates and coordinate bi-monthly financial files with bookkeeper
  • Prepare, record and make deposits
  • Maintain petty cash

Requirements

Experience and Education

  • Prior working experience with membership in the cultural, non-profit sector.
  • College diploma or certificate, in the non-profit, cultural management or other related fields
  • Familiarity and proven initiative with methods and techniques related to membership programs (recruitment, solicitation, renewal, reporting, evaluation)
  • Previous administrative experience in an Ontario museum or cultural organization would be an asset
  • Experience supervising volunteers and contract staff would be an asset

Skills Requirements

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and interest in museums and culture
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Excellent proficiency in English, both written and verbal
  • Solid experience with Membership Databases and programs (online Member Management Systems, Learning Management Systems or other fundraising programs), spreadsheets and membership records
  • Basic knowledge of Drupal online web content management system is an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite (In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop) an asset
  • Familiarity with Simply Accounting an asset

Other Job Requirements and Assets

  • Occasional off-site, evening and weekend work is required (with advance notice provided)
  • Ability to travel in Ontario for annual conference, and on occasion for other events, required
  • Basic HTML/CSS coding an asset
  • Bilingualism (English/French) an asset
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license an asset

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume by April 22, 2019, to pd@museumsontario.ca.

The OMA is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Vaughan-
Development and Foundation Administrative Assistance
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The Context

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located in the City of Vaughan, Ontario approximately a half hour north of Toronto, generates revenue from both government and private philanthropic sources. The Collection and its companion Foundation raise philanthropic dollars to advance McMichael’s vision as an extraordinary place to visit and explore Canadian culture and identity, represented through the Art of Canada, and the connections between art and nature.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Development & Donor Relations, the full time Administrative Assistant provides high level administrative support for the Director, Development & Donor Relations and to the Foundation Board and its directors. This role provides efficient, well-coordinated office services to support the annual development plan and provides assistance to members of the Development team as directed, including cultivation and stewardship activities and membership services such as the monthly member e-newsletter.
The Development and Foundation Board Administrative Assistant, will conduct research to identify potential supporters, assist in the preparation of proposals, maintain the donor/prospect database on Raiser’s Edge and corresponding procedures for the department, and provide professional administrative support to the McMichael Art Collection Foundation and its directors.
The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, with 3-5 years’ experience working with a fundraising Development team, and knowledge of related computer applications, particularly Raiser’s Edge and Constant Contact.  Net Community and WordPress knowledge are assets. Experience working with senior level volunteers and/or Foundation Boards in a not-for-profit institution is required.
 
Application Process

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by April 20, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.com.

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.

 

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

 

 

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-Toronto-
Community Arts Space Projects Coordinator
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Rate of Pay: $20/hr

Intended Start Date: May 27, 2019

Term: Full-time, temporary, until September 30, 2019

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

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

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

The Community Arts Space Projects Coordinator reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Education & Programs and Curatorial Department team. This position is responsible for supporting the planning, organization, management and delivery of the Community Arts Space 2019 Exhibition Hall Projects. They will work in co-operation with artists, community collaborators and stakeholders in accordance with Community Arts Space programming needs at the Gardiner but also neighbourhood hubs which include The 519, Akin, and Art Starts.

Duties

  • Manage and facilitate the Community Arts Space exhibition hall projects: The Youth Project, The Transformative Justice Project and the Artist-in-Residence Project, working in co-operation with Community Arts Space project leads in accordance with programming and installation needs at the Gardiner but also at our neighbourhood hubs. 60%
  • Facilitate program evaluation process, liaising with partners, stakeholders and participants in support of impact reporting deliverables. 20%
  • Facilitate effective outreach and community consultations in support of the program and its projects, liaising with marketing, Community Arts Space partners, community collaborators, supporters and stakeholders. 10%
  • Communicate effectively with participants, audience members, and other stakeholders as well as respond to all stakeholders in a timely, effective and respectful manner. 5%
  • Monitor and manage program expenditures while adhering to budgets, execute check requests and expense reimbursements. 5%

Requirements

Program Delivery

  • Experience in exhibition coordination and/or program delivery
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience with time-sensitive projects; experience in developing work plans
  • Assisting Program Manager in the development and maintenance of budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communicational skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, problem solving and attention to detail
  • Ability to multifunction, work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines
  • Familiarity with community-engaged arts sector in Toronto, and understanding of art-making in a community and museum context
  • Demonstrated planning and scheduling skills
  • Availability evenings and some weekends as required
  • Team player, able to work independently

Interpersonal/People Management Skills

  • Experience working with other partners and liaising with different stakeholders
  • Experience in working with children and youth
  • Ability to interact with diverse audiences, including culturally diverse and marginalized groups, and all age ranges
  • Ability to collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners and create ways to meet mutual goals

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Administrative and reporting experience, and attention-to-detail

Working conditions and special conditions of employment

  • Must be comfortable working in an open concept office environment
  • Able to undertake flexible working hours when necessary

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by April 26 at 5 pm to hr@gardinermuseum.com. Please reference "Community Arts Space Projects Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website: www.gardinermuseum.com.

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientationand gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies. Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.


 

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-Toronto-
Community Arts Space Events Coordinator
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019

Rate of Pay: $20.hr

Interviews: May 13-17, 2019

Intended Start Date: June 3, 2019

Term: Part-time, temporary, until August 30, 2019

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

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

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

The Community Arts Space Events Coordinator reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Education & Programs and Curatorial Department team. This position is responsible for supporting the planning, organization, management and delivery of the Community ARts Space 2019 public programming events. They will work in co-operation with artists, community collaborators and stakeholders in accordance with Community Arts Space programming needs at the Gardiner but also neighbourhood hubs which include The 519, Akin, and Art Starts.

Duties

  • Coordinate all public programming events. Responsible for the planning, facilitation and evaluation of Community Arts Space events at the Gardiner Museum. 60%
  • Facilitate program evaluation process, liaising with partners, stakeholders and participants in support of impact reporting deliverables. 20%
  • Facilitate effective outreach and community consultation in support of the program and its projects, liaising with marketing, Community Arts Space partners, community collaborators, supporters and stakeholders. 10%
  • Communicate effectively with participants, audience members, and other stakeholders as well as respond to all stakeholders in a timely, effective and respectful manner. 5%
  • Monitor and manage program expenditures while adhering to budgets, execute check requests and expense reimbursements 5%

Requirements

Programs Delivery

  • Experience in event coordination and/or program delivery
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience with time-sensitive projects; experience in developing work plans
  • Assisting Program Manager in the development and maintenance of budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communicational skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, problem solving and attention to detail
  • Ability to multifunction, work under pressure and meet multiple deadlines
  • Familiarity with community-engaged arts sector in Toronto, and understanding of art-making in a community and museum context
  • Demonstrated planning and scheduling skills
  • Availability evenings and some weekends as required
  • Team player, able to work independently

Interpersonanl/People Management Skills

  • Experience working with other partners and liaising with different stakeholders
  • Experience in working with children and youth
  • Ability to interact with diverse audiences, including culturally diverse and marginalized groups, and are all age ranges
  • Ability to collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners and create ways to meet mutual goals

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Administrative and reporting experience, and attention-to-detail

Working conditions and special conditions of employment

  • Must be comfortable working in an open concept office environment
  • Able to undertake flexible working hours when necessary

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by May 3 at 5 pm to hr@gardinermuseum.com. Please reference "Community Arts Space Events Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website: www.gardinermuseum.com.

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies. Should you require acommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Oakville-
Summer Gallery Attendant (YCW)
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 19 June 2019 
End Date: 31 August 2019 
Salary Level: $15/hour 
Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Summer Gallery Attendant to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Gallery Attendant engages the public in discussions about Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs, and is responsible for the security of the works of art on view.

General Responsibilities and Functions 

  • Host visitors to Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs;
  • Initiate discussions about and lead tours of the exhibitions on view;
  • Provide information and accept registrations for Oakville Galleries' educational and public programs;
  • Take registrations for summer camps and update corresponding class lists and databases;
  • Promote membership programs to visitors;
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • Open and close the gallery spaces on time;
  • Provide assistance to the Education, Communications, Development and Curatorial departments as required.

Qualifications 
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum practices;
  • is comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has a proven ability to communicate effectively.

The Summer Gallery Attendant position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must: 

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

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Bilingual Art Instructor
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Part-time occasional
Start Date: At time of hiring
Salary Level: Between $15/hour to $30/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of visual art-based activities in English and French to seniors, adults, youth, children, and Pre-K learners in Oakville Galleries' school programs, art classes and programs in the community. The wage for the position varies from $15/hour to $30/hour, depending on the program being delivered. Hours include some evenings and weekends.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to art class program preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Engage children and youth ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art activities on-site at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens during PA Day workshops, Saturday art classes and March Break camps;
  • Deliver curriculum-based education programs to elementary and secondary students, both on-site and in the classroom, based on provided lesson plans;
  • Participate in the development and delivery of programs off-site for various community groups including seniors, adults living with disabilities, babies and toddlers accompanied by parents/guardians, youth and new generation Canadians in alternative spaces including libraries, community centres, seniors' residences, gardens, etc.;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion;
  • Participate in regular training and evaluation meetings as scheduled;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for participants;
  • Report on and submit documentation of all program activities to the Education Officer in a timely manner.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is a graduate of a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children and youth (ages 0 to 18 years) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children, youth, adults and seniors;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be proactive in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit your cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

 

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Summer Art Camp Instructor (YCW)
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 17 June 2019
End Date: 30 August 2019
Salary Level: $18/hour
Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Summer Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Art Instructors prepare and deliver a wide range of visual art-based activities to children and youth ages 6 to 14 in Oakville Galleries' summer art camps. The Instructor will work from Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. 

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Lead children ages 6 to 14 in hands-on art-making activities indoors and outdoors throughout the summer;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Assist with daily closing procedures and post-camp childcare;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre will be looked upon highly. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Summer Art Instructor position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must: 

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 


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Bilingual Gallery Assistant (YCW)
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 19 June 2019
End Date: 31 August 2019
Salary Level: $15/hour
Languages of work: French and English

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Gallery Assistant to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Gallery Assistant engages the public in discussions about Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs in English and French, is responsible for the security of the works of art on view, and assists with the development of French-language educational materials.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Host visitors to Oakville Galleries' exhibitions and programs;
  • Initiate discussions about and lead tours of the exhibitions on view;
  • Create educational materials and marketing strategies for Oakville Galleries' French-language school programs;
  • Provide information and accept registrations for Oakville Galleries' educational and public programs;
  • Take registrations for summer camps and update corresponding class lists and databases;
  • Promote membership programs to visitors;
  • Maintain attendance records;
  • Open and close the gallery spaces on time;
  • Provide assistance to the Education, Communications, Development and Curatorial departments as required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum education practices;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • is comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages;
  • is comfortable using Apple computer products, audio/visual equipment such as digital projectors, has a good understanding of Google Drive and other online file sharing and storage platforms, and is familiar with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

The Bilingual Gallery Assistant position is dependent on funding from the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages program (YCW). Candidates for the position must: 

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

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Summer Art Camp Counselor (YCW)
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time contract 
Start Date: 17 June 2019 
End Date: 30 August 2019 
Salary Level: $18/hour 
Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Summer Art Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Art Camp Counselor will open the camp daily at 7:30 am, oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, communicate with parents and guardians, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, assist Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction, and oversee the production of weekly camp finales. The Counselor will work from Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm daily.

General Responsibilities and Functions

  • Lead the delivery of scheduled daily camp activities and coordination of day-to-day tasks, including the management of supplies and classroom set-up;
  • Coordinate summer camp volunteers, prepare work schedules and maintain daily communication;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Design, plan and lead recreational activities outside of art class instruction for the duration of camp;
  • Lead pre-camp childcare beginning at 7:30 am daily;
  • Assist Summer Art Instructors during formal class instruction as needed, and maintain an ongoing awareness of program activities;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be proactive in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre will be looked upon highly. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset. 

The Summer Camp Counselor position is dependent on funding from the Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works program (YCW). Candidates for the position must: 

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

 

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-Oakville-
Bilingual Summer Art Camp Counselor (YCW)
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 17 June 2019
End date: 30 August 2019
Salary Level: $18/hour
Languages of Work: English and French

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum engaging communities throughout Oakville, and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Art Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor is fluent in French and English. The successful candidate will oversee after-camp care and close the camp daily at 6:00 pm, oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, communicate with parents and guardians, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, assist Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction, and oversee the production of weekly camp finales. The Bilingual Summer Art Camp Counselor will work Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

General Responsibilities and Function

  • Contribute to summer camp preparation, including finalizing program lesson plans in English and French, coordinating supplies and equipment, and piloting program activities;
  • Design, plan, and lead recreational activities outside of art class instruction for the duration of camp;
  • Lead the delivery of scheduled daily camp activities and coordination of day-to-day tasks, including the management of supplies and classroom set-up;
  • Assist Summer Art Instructors in English and French during formal class instruction as needed, and maintain an ongoing awareness of program activities;
  • Communicate with staff, parents and children in English and French to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of the camp;
  • Coordinate summer camp volunteers, prepare work schedules and maintain daily communication;
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for camp participants;
  • Supervise after-camp childcare ending at 6:00 pm daily;
  • Evaluate and revise program activities on an ongoing basis and upon program conclusion.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • is fluent in written and spoken English and French;
  • is enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • has experience teaching and supervising groups of children and youth (ages 6 to 14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • is familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • has experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • has strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • has an ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • is responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • has demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages.

Additional training/experience in recreation, early childhood education, film/video production, music and/or theatre is an asset. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle will be considered an asset.

The Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor position is dependent on funding from the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages program (YCW). Candidates for the position must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 12:00 pm

Please submit applications to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Oakville Galleries is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 


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-Mississauga-
Chief Executive Officer
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
Date Posted: April 8, 2019

Salary Range: 100K - 100K+
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Executive

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Living Arts Centre operates a premier multi-faceted arts and entertainment facility in the City of Mississauga dedicated to the promotion of the arts within the community and the benefit of the community generally. The organization enriches the area by presenting high quality performing and visual artists for the enjoyment of all ages, and by providing diverse educational experiences through programming for youth and children in cooperation with the education system. A not-for-profit organization, the Living Arts Centre provides artists with a wonderful venue to pursue their art forms, showcase their work, and mentor others. As one of the six Pillar Cultural Organizations of the City, the Board and management of the LAC work actively and collaboratively to support the objectives of the City’s Culture Master Plan.

Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, the Living Arts Centre features over 225,000 square feet of multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas. The two main performing arts venues – Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre - are the sites for a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events presented by both the Living Arts Centre and community partners.

The Centre’s professionally equipped seven craft/arts studios are the home of resident artists and also feature dozens of recreational classes for all ages. Laidlaw Hall features constantly changing art exhibitions. The meeting and conference rooms are utilized by many community organizations and businesses for a variety of events, from faith groups, to luncheon meetings, to international videoconference business meetings. Catering services and an in-house restaurant provide high quality food and beverage services for all of the Centre’s activities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will promote the mission of the Centre and advance the Living Arts Centre as a leading edge cultural entity. Through a talented team of professionals, and the many dedicated volunteers, the CEO is responsible for all of the Centre’s activities, operations, financial results, and shall ensure that the administrative systems and safeguards are in place to best serve the Centre’s interests. As the face of the organization, the CEO will foster the organization’s values, and lead the continuing development of its culture. The CEO will be expected to develop and execute a strategic plan and build partnerships across a broad group of diverse stakeholders. 

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will be a proven business leader who is a strategic thinker with a strong ability to understand and extrapolate meaningful insights from the organization’s financial results.  The individual will possess a track record of leading and developing teams, and a reputation of being a highly effective executive that can relate to people at all levels. The CEO will have the ability to effectively listen and to communicate, inspire and influence with passion, conviction and sensitivity. They must have a strong affinity for the arts and culture. Having an excellent work ethic is a given. 

TO APPLY

To learn more contact Margaret Vanwyck at Odgers Berndtson at 416-366-1990 or submit your resume and cover letter by May 3, 2019 to margaret.vanwyck@odgersberndtson.com or online at www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15615

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

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Office Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Closing on: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent
Level: Staff/Specialist
Start date: July 1, 2019 or sooner if available
Hourly rate: $23-25/hour commensurate with experience

Context

MOCA Toronto opened in its new 55,000 square foot home in the Junction Triangle on September 22, 2018. Under the joint leadership of Artistic Director, November Paynter and Managing Director, Rachel Hilton, the new MOCA Toronto is a place of conversation, exchange and exploration where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can be part of a global creative moment.

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

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

Position Summary

MOCA is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as our Office Coordinator.

This role will be responsible for the smooth operation of MOCA’s office and provide administrative support to the office team and specifically the museum’s senior management. The Office Coordinator will ensure staff have the resources and materials they need and that administrative systems are efficient, while also contributing to the sustainable growth of the museum enterprise. Furthermore, this position will help to create a welcoming environment for staff, volunteers and visitors.

The ideal candidate will be positive, energetic and competent with high standards of professionalism. They will take initiative in prioritizing and working with minimal supervision. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art to become part of MOCA’s growing team.

Responsibilities

  • Order supplies for the office, kitchen and programs as necessary
  • Coordinate the incoming and outgoing mail
  • Organize corporate paperwork and filing
  • Oversee the organization’s Google Suite
  • Provide administrative support for senior staff including production of documents, travel arrangements, meeting preparation and note taking, and research
  • Provide scheduling support to senior staff and Board of Directors
  • Manage Staff, Board and Committee lists and contact information
  • Assist with financial processes including cheque reception, credit card and expense reconciliations
  • Support the Finance team in payroll administration
  • Facilitate staff onboarding and offboarding and support other HR processes
  • Manage office subscription services (Adobe, Docusign, E-post, Fedex, Canada Post, etc.)
  • Coordinate office IT resources and systems (phone/computers/printers), and liaise with external IT support as needed
  • Support staff with day-to-day IT needs
  • Input and update information into MOCA’s database
  • Identify and implement improvements to workflows and office systems
  • Other administrative tasks and duties as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education required
  • 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support to a medium-sized office and/or senior executive team
  • Strong understanding of office systems and processes, best practice and ability to help with change management
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with diplomacy, discretion, and tact
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Availability to work outside normal business hours to attend meetings/functions from time to time
  • Interest in/knowledge of the visual arts
  • Working knowledge of NFP/Charitable organization governance is an asset
  • Use of a CRM database and/or other office applications an asset
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sound judgment and a keen interest in the mission of MOCA

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format to: humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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

 

 

 

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-Kitchener-Waterloo-
Development Officer (Maternity Leave Contract)
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Development Officer (Maternity Leave Contract) – 28 hours a week

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a Development Officer who will play a key role in achieving the Gallery’s revenue targets. The Development Officer is an innovative and energetic professional who works closely with all departments at the Gallery, fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Responsibilities include coordinating and assuring implementation of strategies to develop supporters and raising revenues to support the organization’s mission and goals including writing grants, seeking foundation support, securing sponsorships, co-chairing an annual fundraising event and overseeing individual giving and membership.
The successful candidate will have a relevant university or college degree, at least 2 years fundraising experience in a not-for profit environment and a love for the arts.

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

Send a resume and cover letter by April 22nd 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, ON-
Outreach Coordinator
Tangled Art + Disability

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM 
DEAF, MAD & DISABILITY-IDENTIFIED APPLICANTS 

OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Start Date: May 14, 2019  12-month contract
3 days/week (24 hours)   $22/hr      (ANN = $27,456)
*Some evening and weekend work will be required

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support disability-identified artists, to cultivate disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. 

Tangled invites applications from Deaf, Mad or disability-identified people for the position of Outreach Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Programming and working collaboratively with Tangled staff and partners, the Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Plan and coordinate community engagement activities
  • Liaise with community partners from arts & other spheres
  • Develop and coordinate new educational programs
  • Conduct external relations for Tangled’s presenting series and special projects

The nature of the position is evolving, adapting to the needs and opportunities of our growing organization. The role of Outreach Coordinator will require occasional evening and weekend commitments. Overtime is compensated with time-off in lieu, during slower periods.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Outreach

  • Plan & implement activities that increase traffic to gallery and events
  • Raise awareness of organization and build organizational reach to new demographics
  • Research outside cultural activities to look for opportunities for new connections
  • Develop and maintain strong and positive ties to Tangled community members, audiences, partners, artistic and academic communities, and other cultural workers
  • Liaise with existing and cultivate new organizational partnerships

Education & Events

  • Respond to initial inquiries about accessible arts practice
  • Plan/oversee educational activities
  • Organize community building events that enhance and interpret exhibition programming
  • Assist with deployment of Tangled events

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience within Deaf, Mad and disability arts and culture;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and adhere to deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with collegial spirit;
  • Knowledge of and experience with AODA legislation and disability justice is considered an asset.
  • Experience in community arts or grassroots organizing considered an asset.

Tangled Art + Disability is committed to programming from within Deaf, Mad and disability communities and will only consider applicants for this position who identify with one of these communities. Within these communities, we encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities, as well as LGBTQQIP2SA-identified persons.
 
Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest to jobs@tangledarts.org
 
DEADLINE for applications: April 28.

Please no phone calls. Interviews will be held in Toronto or by Skype.

 

 

 

 

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-Markham, ON-
Theatre Summer Camp
Flato Markham Theatre

Camp Supervisor - Theatre Summer Camp
Other - Internship, Co-op, Seasonal, Students
Markham Theatre, Markham, ON, CA

Salary Range :14.0700 To 14.9900 (CAD) Hourly

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Camp Supervisor at Flato
Markham Theatre in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Services
Department. To apply to this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_CA

The deadline is April 22, 2019.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre

Dates: Contract period is from June 17 - August 24, 2019

  • Full time hours (min 35-44 hours/week) with some training hours required the weeks before.

Flato Markham Theatre operates five Performing Arts Camps which run concurrently. Kinder Theatre Camp for ages 4-5, Junior Stars Camp for ages 6-8, Drama camp for ages 9-11, Actor’s Workshop for ages 12-16 and Performing Arts Camp at Cornerstone Centre for ages 6-13.

The Junior Stars, Drama Camp and Actor’s Workshop programs work individually and in
cooperation to rehearse and perform an age appropriate musical play for children. Each
session is two weeks and culminates with a performance on Thursday evening on-stage at Flato Markham Theatre. Kinder Theatre Camp has a performance on Friday afternoon, during regular camp hours. Performing Arts Camp happens at Cornerstone Centre are two week sessions that are conducted at Cornerstone Centre and work towards a musical play performance on the last Friday of each session at Flato Markham Theatre during regular camp hours.

Job Summary:
Supervises a group of campers and counsellors in one of the Markham Theatre’s
Performing Arts Summer Camps with responsibilities including facilitating activity plans,
program delivery, supervising counsellors and volunteers and some administration.
Through effective leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop
skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem through live arts. Accountable for the well-being of a group of campers under the guidance of the Discovery Program
Coordinator, the Artistic Director and Director Team, ensuring camp activities are safe,
educational, inclusive, high quality and meet the Theatre overall goals.

Supervisor should have experience working in the arts, supervising this age group and
managing other staff.

In this job, you will be responsible for supervising a group of campers as well as overseeing counselors who are managing their own group of campers. As a supervisor within the camp you are responsible for leading by example and coaching volunteers and counselors. In addition, you will be responsible for directing some activities, managing the administrative side of conflicts and injuries, and ensuring the safety and inclusiveness of our program.

In terms of programming, you will assist in a variety of duties and activities associated with creating a performance, for example, supporting in stage management, line and cue running, lighting design, costume and prop organization, and character development.

Job Duties:

  • Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.
  • Ensures programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
  • Participates in all camp activities as required.
  • Organizes and assists with set-up and clean-up of camp events, activities and programs. Ensures camp staff leave the Theatre as they found it and all materials are kept in good working order.
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, pro-actively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
  • Provides regular updates and feedback to the Artistic Director and Head Program Instructor.
  • Assists with preparing and delivering the Theatre camp staff training under the direction of the Head Program Instructor. Participates in coaching and recognition of camp staff, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
  • Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports. Assists with the on-going training, coaching and recognition to volunteers.
  • Provides regular feedback and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports if required. May assist with recruitment and screening volunteers.
  • Controls supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies.
  • Responsible for and participates in before and after care program as required.
  • Responsible for attendance records as well as leading the sign-in and sign-out process for their individual camp.
  • Responsible for contacting all absentee campers’ parents/guardians in a timely manner as assigned.
  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers.
  • Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
  • Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Head Program Instructor using incident report forms and processes.
  • Ensures all information is accurately inputted into the Theatre Camp Log Book.
  • Maintains and reviews camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and time sheets.
  • Ensures all forms are complete prior to campers being dropped off on the first day of camp. Follows-up with any unclear information documented on participant information forms.
  • Disseminates pertinent information (e.g. allergies) to camp counselors directly over seeing that camper in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers staff, volunteers, and special guests as well as managing phone and e-mail inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Ensures adherence of policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure consistency under the guidance of the Head Program Instructor.
  • Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with Camp Supervisors and Counselors, and resolving any issues with the support of the Head Program Instructor
  • Other Duties as required

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Currently enrolled in, a post-secondary institution in Theatre Studies, education or related field.
  • Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of program planning and child development stages.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs.
  • Knowledge of specific theatre themes.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required
  • HIGH FIVE Quest is an asset
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat);CLASS applications are an asset
  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance.

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

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by email. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham. All required certificates must be in good standing by June 2019.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Pottery Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

View the job description on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Art Gallery of Ontario

Status: Temporary Full-Time
Reports to: Head of Conservation
Department: Conservation
Salary Range: $32.76 - $40.82 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 35 hours per week

Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Temporary Full-Time (35 hours per week) 

ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

Are you energized by the idea of working in Canada’s leading art museum, surrounded by great art, award-winning programs and big ideas? Would you thrive working with colleagues who are leaders in their field, from a variety of professional backgrounds? Do you believe art has the power to spark conversation, create community and change lives? 

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs. With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18, the AGO is further broadening its reach by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, and flexibly responding to the changing environment. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission to bring art and people together to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

The AGO is at a critical and exciting moment of growth and change. We are seeking an Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media to play a key role in prolonging the physical and aesthetic life of works of art through documentation, preventive care, conservation treatment, research, and education.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate professional with a deep knowledge and strong interest in all aspects of Conservation. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of institutional policies, best practices, protocols and workflows for preservation of TBM works with the goal of achieving a sustainable cross-departmental approach to managing, storing, accessing, and preserving them.
  • Working with conservators, media technicians, and other stakeholders to ensure the institution is equipped for the purposes of documenting, examining, maintaining, preserving, and repairing TBM.
  • Performing technical examination, documentation, and treatment of TBM works, including film, video, multimedia software, html interactives, and any digital formats that may emerge, and prepares condition reports as required, and develops individualized preservation plans for TBM works.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

  • Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program or equivalent experience. 
  • Two years’ experience in the conservation of time-based media in a museum setting or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge and experience of condition assessment and installation of current and historic media technologies in audio, video, film, and software/computer-based art.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of conservation documentation related to time-based media, installation, and performance art.
  • Knowledge of artist interview practice and experience engaging with artists and their studios.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and practices.
  • Knowledge of the “Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice” of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).
  • Ability to perform delicate operations affecting the condition and appearance of works of art with precision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills 

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter, resume and a portfolio with three treatments and examples of their completed research via our website: https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

 

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-Queenston-
Visitor Services & Museum Attendant
RiverBrink Art Museum

Application Deadline: April 25, 2019

Employment generated through Canada Summer Jobs

RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Art Museum Attendant for the period of May 14 to August 31, 2019

This job entails:

Under the supervision of the Director/Curator and Administrator the successful candidate will work with staff, volunteers and the public in support of daily operations by greeting visitors responding to inquiries and guiding tours of Queenston Village and RiverBrink exhibitions, completing gift shop sales, and providing general information on the Museum, its exhibitions, and adult/senior programming.

He/She will assist with ongoing communications and with the development of a social media campaign.. In addition, he/she will photograph events, exhibitions, gift shop items and artworks as needed and assist in the development of a virtual tour of exhibitions.

This is a full-time summer position (at $14.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week). RiverBrink Art Museum operates 6 days a week during the tourist season and the successful candidate will typically work a set schedule with occasional evenings or weekends to assist with special events. Because RiverBrink is not reachable by public transit, the successful candidate must have access to transportation.

RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Art Museum collection contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of 4,000 books and documents. On a day-to-day basis, the student will introduce visitors to the exhibitions, help serve as security during public hours and assist with gift shop sales. To effectively carry out these tasks, the student should become familiar with information about the collection, historical background of the museum and its founder, Samuel E. Weir and the history of Queenston and the surrounding Niagara area.

Interested candidates must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year, and intend to return on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial territorial legislation and regulations.

Past experience as a volunteer or employee in an art gallery/fine art museum, community museum or historic site would be an asset; however, previous work with the public will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and an intermediate to advanced level of computer proficiency. Retail skills are requested. Some reading and spoken knowledge of French or other language would be an asset.

RiverBrink Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is dependent on approval of funding thorough Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to April 25, 2019 and should be emailed to:

Attn: Rianna Ostryhon, Administrator

manager@riverbrink.org

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Museum Technician
The Bata Shoe Museum

Application Deadline: April 22, 2019 (by 9am)

With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) in Toronto celebrated 4,500 years of footwear history in four fascinating galleries. There is simply nothing like us in the world.

The BSM is now looking for a dynamic and self-starting Technician to help us manage the museum's iconic building and its exhibitions to an enviably high, museum-quality standard.

This role is envisaged as a full-time position, but we are willing to be flexible in considering alternative proposals for part-time work.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Evette Bacay on 416 979 7799 x224 or evette@batashoemuseum.ca, and we can send you more information on the role. If you wish to talk further about the role, please do contact the museum's Executive Director, Dr. Steven Parissien, on steven@batashoemuseum.ca.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 22 April, with shortlist interviews scheduled for Monday 6 May.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Web & Graphic Designer
The Bata Shoe Museum

Application Deadline: April 24, 2019 (by 5pm)

1) THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM

With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) celebrated 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries. In addition to our popular semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, the Museum has three galleries for changing exhibitions, ensuring that each visit to the museum offers a new experience. Currently on view are The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe; WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear and Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection. Through the creation of its innovative exhibitions, the BSM strives to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages. For every shoe there's a story. Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum. Further information on the museum is available at www.batashoemuseum.ca or @batashoemuseum.

2) THE ROLE

The Web & Graphic Designer (WGD) will be responsible for all in-house design of the Museum's collateral material, website updates, museum signage and other graphic outputs as directed by the Head of Communications. S/he will champion brand positioning, graphic design standards and copy/style guide adherence while maintaining the integrity of creative standards. The WGD will also assist the Social Media Manager with assets and design needs in packaging material before publishing live on web and media platforms.

The role is envisaged as a part-time position equivalent to three days a week and will be based at the BSM's Bloor Street premises. The successful candidate will initially be offered a year's contract (including a three-month probation period), with the expectation of renewal on a permanent basis after 12 months.

3) REPORTING

The WGD will report directly to the Head of Communications and will assist the Marketing team with strategy and execution of internal and external creative design for the Museum in print, digital and other media channels, ensuring consistency in Museum aesthetics and branding. The WGD will also liaise internally with the Executive Director on all design issues, the Curatorial team on the design of exhibition related materials, the Education team on the design of learning tools and the Visitor Services Manager on the design of wayfinding graphics. In addition, the WGD will help facilitate the relationship between the museum staff and externally sourced consultants.

4) HOURS & SALARY

Hours are 9am-5pm, with possibility of evening and weekend work when needed.

$25/hour

5) CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

The WGD will be expected to have:

  • Degree or diploma in graphic design or related field
  • 3+ years relevant experience in creative design and layout as evidenced by a strong portfolio of web and design work
  • Experience with a wide variety of design programs, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat), Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress
  • Photography and video production experience an asset
  • The ability to multitask, meet demanding deadlines and prioritize key issues
  • The capacity to think quickly, flexibly and creatively
  • The ability to work in a team setting

Desirable but not essential attributes include:

  • Experience working in a small organization
  • Familiarity with the non-for-profit sector, arts and culture and the BSM's collections

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to publicrelations@batashoemuseum.ca.

Deadline for applications is 5 pm on April 23, 2019. We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted.

The BSM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual and gender identities and others with the skill and knowledge to engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

 

 

 

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

Application Deadline: April 18, 2019
Date Posted: March 27, 2019

Start Date: May 13, 2019
Salary: $14/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

Deadline for application for this position is Thursday, April 18, 2019 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

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

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

 

 


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-Queenston-
Curatorial Assistant (YCW)
RiverBrink Art Museum

Application Deadline: April 25, 2019
Date Posted: March 22, 2019

Start Date: May 13, 2019
Salary:$14/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION:

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT
Employment generated through Young Canada Works Program.

RiverBrink Art Museum requires a Curatorial Assistant, for the period of May 13 to August 30 2019. This position is dependent on approval of funding thorough Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program.

The job entails:

  • Analysis and organization of images of art works in the collection.
  • Photographing art works and installations for slide show presentation.
  • Interacting with visitors, assisting with reception and with visitor introduction, tours and Gift Shop.

This is a full-time summer position (at $14.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week). RiverBrink Art Museum operates 6 days a week during the tourist season and the successful candidate will typically work a Monday to Friday shift with occasional evenings or weekends to assist with special events. Because RiverBrink is not reachable by public transit, the successful candidate must have access to transportation.

RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Art Museum collection contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of 4,000 books and documents. The primary project involves working with the Director/Curator and Programming and Curatorial Assistant to research and identify art works in the collection created from specific locations in the local area. A secondary component of the job is to produce a slide show of exhibitions and to interact with visitors to the museum. On a day-to-day basis, the student will introduce visitors to the exhibitions, help serve as security during public hours and assist with gift shop sales. To effectively carry out these tasks, the student should become familiar with information about the collection, historical background of the museum and its founder, Samuel E. Weir and the history of Queenston and the surrounding Niagara area.

Interested candidates must have completed a minimum of one year of postsecondary education in a related field, such as art history, museum studies, fine art, or Canadian history and have some experience with photography. Past experience as a volunteer or employee in an art gallery/fine art museum, community museum or historic site would be an asset; however, previous work with the public will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and an intermediate to advanced level of computer proficiency. Knowledge and experience with PowerPoint and Keynote, database storage, and blogs, website writing and presentation skills are desirable. Retail skills are requested. Some reading and spoken knowledge of French or other language would be an asset.

The student must be a Canadian citizen between the ages of 18 and 30, have just completed a term/semester of full-time studies and be returning to a full time education program.


RiverBrink Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to April 25, 2019 and should be emailed to:

Attn:

manager@riverbrink.org

 

 

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-Queenston-
Outreach and Programming Assistant (YCW)
RiverBrink Art Museum

Application Deadline: April 25, 2019
Date Posted: March 22, 2019

Start Date: May 14, 2019
Salary:$14/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION:

OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT
Employment generated through Young Canada Works Program.


RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Outreach and Programming Assistant for the period of May 14, 2019 to Sept 1, 2019. This position is dependent on approval of funding through Young Canada Works, Heritage Organizations Program.

The job entails:

  • Development and coordination of educational museum programming , special events, social media and online presence.
  • Researching community outreach.
  • Assisting with creative marketing projects related to programs and special events.
  • Interacting with visitors, assisting with reception and with visitor introduction, tours and Gift Shop.

This is a full-time summer position (at $14.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week). RiverBrink Art Museum operates 6 days a week during the tourist season and the successful candidate will typically work a Tuesday to Saturday shift with occasional evenings to assist with special events. Because RiverBrink is not reachable by public transit, the successful candidate must have access to transportation.

RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The art museum collection contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of 4,000 books and documents. The primary project involves working with museum staff to assist with research and planning for upcoming museum outreach and programming scheduled for 2019. In addition, the project will include coordinating and facilitating both on-site and off-site public programming and special events, such as workshops, lectures, seminars, film nights, or pop-up exhibitions. Ancillary tasks will include visitor services and reception, interacting with visitors to animate exhibitions, developing a local walking tour, assisting with the planning and scheduling of the organization’s social media and online presence, and assisting with marketing needs for programs and events, including outreach and networking events.

Interested candidates must have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education in a related field, such as marketing, communication, arts management, art, art history, museum or cultural studies and have excellent computer skills. Past experience as a volunteer or employee in an art gallery/fine art museum, community museum or historic site would be an asset; however, previous work with the public will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and an intermediate to advanced level of computer proficiency. Retail skills are requested. Some reading and spoken knowledge of French or other language would be an asset.


The student must be a Canadian citizen between the ages of 18 and 30, have just completed a term/semester of full-time studies and be returning to a full time education program.

RiverBrink Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to April 25, 2019 and should be emailed to:

Attn:

manager@riverbrink.org

 

 

 

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

Application Deadline: April 18, 2019
Date Posted: March 26, 2019

Start Date: May 13, 2019
Salary: $14/hour
Website: orilliamuseum.org

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

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

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

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

Deadline for application for this position is Thursday, April 18, 2019 by 4pm. 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Application Deadline: April 18, 2019
Date Posted: March 26, 2019

Start Date: May 13, 2019
Salary: $14/hour
Website: orilliamuseum.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

Deadline for application for this position is Thursday, April 18, 2019 by 4pm. Applications may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail, mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

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

E-mail: executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org

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


  

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Power Youth Coordinator
The Power Plant Art Gallery

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America and in the world.  Over the past 32 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.  Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media within Harbourfront Centre and offsite through partnerships in Toronto, Canada and abroad.  

Harbourfront Centreis 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.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title:

Power Youth Coordinator

Department:

The Power Plant (TPP)

Reporting to:

Curator of Education & Public Programming

Direct reports:

Power Youth Teaching Assistant

Key Relationships:

Curator of Education & Public Programs, Power Youth Teaching Assistant, Grants & Sponsorship Officer, Marketing & Communications Officer, Harbourfront Centre staff

Wage:

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour

Type of Employment:

Contract

Full-time (35 hours per week) from 3 June 2019 to 31 May 2020

Summary of Function:

This position plays a fundamental role developing and implementing youth outreach programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Under the supervision of The Curator of Education & Public Programs, key responsibilities include coordinating all administrative aspects of the Power Youth program including communicating with external partners, interviewing and contracting artists, ordering supplies, scheduling transportation, organizing a year-end exhibition/showcase. The Power Youth Coordinator also supervises the Power Youth Assistant. The Power Youth Coordinator is required to be on-site at select community partner locations to ensure seamless operation, documentation of programs, and to confirm program goals are being met. This position is also responsible for preparing evaluation reports for each program cycle to inform key stakeholders of Power Youth activities, and assisting as needed in grant applications to secure future program funding.

DUTIES  

Program Coordination & Administration
  • Developing program plans/ schedules and budget for each Power Youth cycle; tracking program expenses; filing program material; ordering art supplies; organizing field trips to the gallery (and/or other sites).
  • Writing and posting artist-in-residence call for proposals; collecting and reviewing proposals for each program cycle; coordinating the interview process; participating in the selection of the successful candidates; preparing and collecting artist contracts; issuing cheque requisitions; and, maintaining communication between contracted artists, TPP, and community partners.
  • Supervising the Power Youth Teaching Assistant in their daily tasks.
  • Working with TPP Marketing & Communications, Harbourfront Centre Production & Visual Arts, and independent contractors to produce and market the annual Power Youth spring exhibition/showcase.

Facilitating Off-site Programming

  • Maintaining communication with community partners, preparing and collecting youth participation permission slips.
  • Ensuring Power Youth Assistant helps Artist-In-Residence with set up and delivery of program to youth, documents weekly program sessions, provides youth with snacks and refreshments
  • Planning and organizing one (or more) events or exhibitions for Fall and Winter program cycles.
  • Coordinating regular documentation of the programs through observations, and photo/video documentation.

Program Evaluation and Reporting

  • Coordinating an external evaluator to evaluate the effectiveness and success of OTF Grow Grant activities.
  • Compiling information and data to write an “Annual Report” to be designed by an independent graphic designer to be shared with youth, partners, staff, funders and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide reports/updates to Grants & Sponsorship Officer and/or Curator of Education & Public Programs, as needed

Grant Writing Support

  • Providing support and content to the Grants & Sponsorship Officer and Curator of Education & Public Programs when writing grants to secure future program funding.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • All staff members 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.

 

Skills & Requirements

 

Essential Criteria

  • Job requires a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Fine Arts or related field
  • Job knowledge and skills are normally acquired through a minimum of 2 years of experience in an arts organization, preferably non-profit
  • Job requires experience in gallery or museum education programming
  • Job requires previous experience working well with youth participants
  • Job requires an understanding of contemporary visual arts
  • Job requires the ability to organize and plan multiple and simultaneous activities, under pressure and to various deadlines
  • Job requires strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to conduct  staff training and lead informative/interpretive discussions with youth participants
  • Job requires effective written communication skills for effective email correspondence, concise reports, and program documentation
  • Job requires the ability to train and coordinate staff/contractors
  • Job requires strong computer skills, familiarity with budgets, and technical aptitude to operate office equipment (computers, Fax)
  • Job requires attention to detail
  • Job requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Job requires ability to maintain confidential information
  • Job requires proven ability to lead and supervise staff
  • Job requires Standard First Aid and CPR Training
  • Job requires Criminal Background Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Job involves travel to offsite locations 2-3 days per week.
  • Job sometimes involves overtime.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Masters degree in Art Education, Fine Arts or related field
  • 3+ years administrative experience in an arts organization, preferably non-profit

Acceptable Applications must include:

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

Qualified applications are invited to apply by:  April 19th, 2019

Please quote Job Reference # 19FC04-OAAG

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-
Summer Art Camp Counsellor
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: May 5, 2019
Date Posted: March 6, 2019

Start Date: $15/hour
Salary: $15/hour
Job Type: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Gardiner Museum

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

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.  We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics. We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

The Gardiner Museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. The Museum was founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner and is housed in a landmark contemporary building in Toronto designed by Keith Wagland, and subsequently substantially renovated by KPMB Architects. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the world’s most notable specialty museums.

The Gardiner Museum is currently looking for two Summer Art Camp Counsellors for a 10 week period from June 24- August 30, 2019. Reporting directly to the Education Manager, this role includes being present with the Gardiner Museum campers for 9, week- long camps.

Responsibilities
• Meet and Greet and sign-in and sign-out Campers
• Plan and implement ice-breaker games, crafts and other activities
• Accompany students on field trips
• Assist potter and other artists in studio
• Supervise campers at lunch and during breaks
• Assist campers in studio
• Assist Studio supervisor in studio

Working conditions
• Must be comfortable working in a studio, gallery, classroom or outside environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications and Experience
• High school diploma
• Must be enrolled in post-secondary college or university
• Must be between the ages of 18-30 years old at the start of employment
• Must have experience working with kids
• Youthful, energetic and enthusiastic
• Patience and flexible
• Loves working with kids
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, predominantly Word and Excel.
• Strong Verbal Skills and multitasking abilities
• Experience working in or studying fine arts
• Knowledge of ceramics an asset
• Can work independently or as part of a team
• Excellent customer service skills for interacting with visitors

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information on the Gardiner Museum, please visit www.gardinermuseum.com

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by May 5, 2019 at 5 pm to hr@gardinermuseum.com. Please reference “Summer Art Camp Counselor” in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website: www.gardinermuseum.com.

The successful candidate is required to have a vulnerable sector screening check completed. 

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.  Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work you to meet your needs.

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

 

 


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-Vancouver, BC-
Chief Development Officer
Vancouver Art Gallery

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Gallery) is the largest public art museum in Western Canada, recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery is at a pivotal moment in its long and distinguished history and is undertaking a transformative campaign to raise $350 million—$200 million from public sources and $150 million from private sources—to build an inspiring 300,000-square-foot museum in the heart of the city.

The Gallery recently announced a lead gift of $40 million for the new building from the Chan Family—the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organization in British Columbia. With a generous designation of the land at Larwill Park from the City of Vancouver in place and $135 million in total private and public sector funding secured, including an initial investment of $50 million from the Province of British Columbia, the next step for the Gallery’s capital campaign will be to continue its work with senior levels of government and the private sector to secure the additional funding needed to begin construction.

“We truly believe in the power of art to bring people together and to bridge divides, cultural gaps, to promote social understanding, and to help people better understand themselves and others, and that is what the new Vancouver Art Gallery building will help accomplish.”
- Gallery Trustee Christian Chan, speaking on behalf of his family

The Gallery has also recently unveiled the final designs for the new 300,000-square-foot building by world-renowned, Swiss-based architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. Designed to serve the Gallery’s expanding collection and to present outstanding art and educational programs for its growing audiences, the new Gallery will provide a global platform for the thriving arts scene in Vancouver and Canada. It will play a vital role in establishing Vancouver as one of the world’s foremost cities for arts and culture. Unifying the crossroads of Downtown, Yaletown, Gastown, East Vancouver, and Chinatown, the new Gallery will fuel a hub of creative and cultural activity for local members, the public, and international visitors of all ages.

The Gallery’s innovative exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Over the past decade, the Gallery has experienced unprecedented growth in both its artistic and educational programs as well as in its organizational capacity. Attendance has nearly tripled to more than 525,000 visitors per year and membership has increased six-fold to 36,000. The permanent collection, which represents the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in British Columbia, numbers nearly 12,000 objects.

Throughout much of its history, and with an ongoing commitment in the future, the Gallery has celebrated the achievements of indigenous artists. Its exhibitions have contributed significantly to the development of indigenous art history and discourse, extending the artists’ reach geographically and into the future. The Institute of Asian Art was inaugurated in 2014 to recognize the extraordinary artistic achievements of artists with links to Asian countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, and India. In addition, the Gallery’s acclaimed Canadian and international contemporary program showcases works of renowned artists such as Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Liz Magor, Andreas Gursky, Bharti Kher, Takashi Murakami, and Rodney Graham.

The Gallery collaborates with prestigious institutions across the globe, resulting in numerous highly acclaimed historical and contemporary exhibitions, including Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art, The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, and Claude Monet’s Secret Garden. The Gallery is also committed to presenting projects that explore the diversity of creative expression in design, architecture, fashion, film, and media arts. Exhibitions have included Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, Shigeru Ban, and Cabin Fever.

For the past 18 years, Director Kathleen S. Bartels has led the Gallery through this period of unprecedented growth. Under her direction, programming melds a dynamic mix of contemporary and historical exhibitions that exemplify the Gallery's commitment to bring the best of the art world to Vancouver and the best of Vancouver to the world. Currently, the annual operating budget is $19 million—with 41 percent from earned revenue and 59 percent from private philanthropy, government grants, and endowment income. The endowment is more than $11 million and donations from the private sector have more than doubled over the past 15 years. The Development Division consists of a team of 15 full-time staff members, whose responsibilities include major gifts, annual fund, grants, corporate partnerships, special events, donor research, and database administration. David Calabrigo is Chair of the Gallery’s 23-member board of trustees. Bruce Munro Wright is Chair of the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation, which manages $3.8 million in investments and is the recipient of endowment income from the Vancouver Foundation, with an investment of an additional $12 million.

COMMUNITY

As the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, celebrated for its striking natural beauty, easy access to beaches, and great outdoors. The mild climate, ocean, and mountains combine to make Vancouver a year-round playground. Sailing, swimming, windsurfing, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking are all readily accessible, and the spectacular Stanley Park, located in the city’s centre, offers 22 kilometres of pathways for walking, cycling, running, and rollerblading.

The city has become one of North America’s most important gateways to Asia and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America. This diversity contributes to a thriving art, theatre, and music scene. Arts and culture aficionados can enjoy a multitude of events, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver. The city’s midwinter performing arts festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, presents theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performances by Canadian and international artists. The city is also home to more than 50 professional theatre companies that host acclaimed operas, musical performances, and Broadway shows.

Both Condé Nast Traveler and Food and Winemagazine recently named Vancouver as one of the world’s best food cities. Local and exotic fresh ingredients representing tastes that reflect the varied cultures of the area are readily found in many local farmers’ markets and at the Granville Island Public Market. Microbreweries and distilleries dot the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Vancouver is also home to several professional sports teams, including the three-time Stanley Cup finalists Vancouver Canucks. The BC Lions have played in the Canadian Football League since 1954 and have won the Grey Cup six times.

The education system in British Columbia is ranked first in Canada and is only behind Finland and Japan among peer countries. The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. For students seeking careers in film and television, the Vancouver Film School provides world-class training and hands-on production experience. The city is also a popular filming location.

Sources: Daily Hive; tourismvancouver.com; foodandwine.com; vancouver.ca

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of the Gallery, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will have primary responsibility for all aspects of the Gallery’s fundraising and philanthropic programs and will serve as a key member of the leadership group. The CDO will play a key strategic and leadership role in the Gallery’s capital campaign and will also drive its overall endowment and annual fundraising activities, expand its network of potential donors stewarding those relationships, and increase support from individual and institutional contributors.

The CDO will work closely with the Director, board of trustees, Foundation trustees, senior staff, volunteers, and campaign leadership to engage in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and to leverage significant government support that ensures the realization of the Gallery’s mission and strategic goals. The CDO will be responsible for leading the division team, developing strategies, and implementing flexible plans that deepen relationships in all segments of the philanthropic community.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaign Strategy and Leadership

  • Develop and guide strategic campaign plans with outside counsel, ensuring that the Gallery adheres to long-term capitalization and short-term operational goals.
  • Advise the Director and board to increase their regional and national networking capabilities and to advance the Gallery’s campaign and community engagement goals.
  • Monitor and present regular campaign progress reports to the Director and board and mobilize resources to advance campaign activities.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives in a variety of activities with the community and government partners.
  • Represent the Gallery at a variety of public and private community events, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary liaison to the campaign committee and foundation board.
  • Embrace other campaign strategy and leadership roles, as needed.

Donor Identification, Research, Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • Plan and orchestrate the implementation of all development activities to increase engagement and generate contributions in collaboration with the Director and the board.
  • Develop existing Gallery relationships and identify potential individual and institutional funders for further cultivation
  • Spearhead a full spectrum of fundraising implementation tools (i.e. personal solicitation, direct mail, online, social media) focused on increasing all sources of program and campaign support.
  • Oversee a robust schedule of fundraising events and activities that grow opportunities for donor engagement
  • Embrace other donor identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship roles, as needed.

Team Mentorship and Division Operations

  • Ensure that the Gallery's internal culture, technological systems, and procedures support the development division as the foundation of a vibrant organization.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the development function to ensure that all administrative and operational aspects of development are executed at a high level of quality and efficiency.
  • Direct the strategic use of the Raiser’s Edge database and other development communication tools to ensure that development staff utilizes them for communicating donor and prospect contacts, maximizing relationships, and creating timely and accurate reports.
  • Ensure that compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency receipting regulations and required documentation is maintained, and that records are reconciled with the Finance Division.
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor all development staff of the Gallery and shape the staffing of the development function.
  • Set and meet fundraising goals and division budgets for each development program.
  • Embrace other team mentorship and division operations roles, as needed.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Energized by being part of a team that will leave a lasting legacy on a vibrant international community, the successful CDO will be a motivated, resourceful, collaborative, and proactive leader with the courage to think big while creatively and resiliently pursuing ambitious goals. Superlative interpersonal and communication skills will be combined with an instinctive nature to articulate compelling messages—verbally and in writing—for transformational support.

The CDO will be highly organized and effective in building consensus while having a sense of immediacy in achieving significant fundraising goals. Comfortable balancing both relationship-oriented and task-focused responsibilities, the CDO will bring an affinity for the Gallery’s mission and a passion to positively impact the organization’s long-term success.

Key competencies for the ideal CDO include:

  • Goal Orientation – The tenacity to achieve inspirational and attainable goals while building trust and demonstrating the ability to lead, motivate, and organize a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Customer Focus and Diplomacy – The capacity to demonstrate deep appreciation for the diverse views and needs of a multitude of constituents and build rapport with community, political, business, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Prioritization – The dexterity to establish realistic timelines and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity of development efforts.
  • Teamwork and Project Management – The ability to organize and motivate others to accomplish extraordinary goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree is required—Certified Fund Raising Executive and master’s degree preferred—and a minimum of seven years of senior non-profit fundraising experience in an integrated capital, endowment, and annual campaign environment. Significant knowledge of the visual arts, art galleries, museums, or related educational institutions is strongly preferred. Familiarity with provincial, national, and international philanthropists who support major strategic and facility initiatives that transform communities is appreciated. Experience working in a leadership role with boards of trustees, senior management, staff, patrons, and support organizations is needed, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and advanced donor research and customer relationship management systems, are necessary.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Excellent compensation and benefits include not only basic health insurance provided by the Province of British Columbia but also extended health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation time, and participation in a retirement matched contribution plan of 5 percent. In addition, Vancouver offers a high-quality work-life balance in a dynamic multicultural city surrounded by stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

Please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable capital, endowment, and annual campaign accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Bruce D. Thibodeau, DBA

President

2 Toronto Street, Suite 217
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B5
Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201
Email   VancouverArtGallery@ArtsConsulting.com

Vancouver Art Gallery is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh and is respectful of the indigenous stewards of the land it occupies, whose rich cultures are fundamental to artistic life in Vancouver and to the work of the Gallery.

Vancouver Art Gallery is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in reflecting and respecting the local and international community it serves.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
International Import/Export Specialist
TOTAL Fine Arts

TOTAL Fine Arts is seeking to fill the position of International Import/Export Specialist.

Our team is growing again to meet customer demand! Seeking applicants for immediate openings. 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 shipments. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of international shipping industry and customs processes as well as exceptional customer service to high profile clients. You will be required to be proactive and coordinate with international parties, operations departments, and clients to ensure successful project completion. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure seamless project management, and immediately communicate any changes that may arise to stakeholders.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Prepare shipping documentation, and work closely with customs brokerage, warehouse and road transport departments
  • Prepare permits related to shipment (i.e. CITES, Cultural Property, etc.)
  • Provide consultative support and advice to our clients in regard to our services.
  • Provide project estimates and respond to RFQs based on scope of work.
  • Offer solutions to clients though our array of services and benefits.
  • Schedule & coordinate shipment bookings with clients with a focus on international moves.
  • Work with and provide support to senior fine arts staff & management.
  • Handle all emails and calls with authority and professionalism.
  • Work in a fast paced environment, keeping an acute attention to detail.

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in Transportation and Logistics, Sales and Marketing, or International Business, preferred but not required.
  • 3+ years of experience with a strong understanding of the freight forwarding business – air and ocean experience required
  • CIFFA certification a must, CITT and/or DG certification an asset
  • Comprehensive understanding of operational procedures regarding air transport, ocean transport, and international import/export process
  • Knowledge of permits, import/export restrictions as related to client projects
  • Experience working with arts and culture community
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, database experience, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Excellent understanding of customer needs – particularly within the freight forwarding industry
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English required, additional languages an asset
  • This is a full time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends as required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interviews will be held as applications are received. Please submit applications to alauffer@totalfinearts.com.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time DZ Driver
PACART

Compensation: $55,000 to $65,000
Employment type: Full-time

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for Ontario licensed class DZ 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.

Requirements:

Must be able to work flexible hours
Valid DZ class Ontario driver’s license
Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
Possess a valid DZ class license, 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 Drug and Alcohol program in accordance with USDOT regulation

Assets:

Provide RCMP or provincial police background check
An interest in the Arts
Relational knowledge of Metro Toronto
City driving experience
Bilingual
Computer literacy

Scope of work:

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

Salary : Between 55,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Minimum: 2 years

Required license or certification: DZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Wood Shop / Crate Technician
PACART

Full time

Background
PACART is Canada’s most respected Fine Art and Exhibition Logistics is looking for a talented individual to enhance our Local Service team

Scope of position

The successful candidate for this position will join our team of professional Fine Art Technicians providing:

  • Packing, Crate Construction and Installation services;
  • Local and Regional transportation services in company vehicles;

Qualifications 

The successful candidate should possess:

  • a keen interest in the arts;
  • woodworking skills and experience;
  • relevant experience with packing, handling and installation of a variety of artwork;
  • the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • a professional appearance;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • detail-oriented organizational skills;
  • the ability to work independently
  • flexibility to travel within Canada and the USA


Please send a cover letter and resume to PACART Devon.giroux@pacart.ca 
Subject Line: Wood Shop / Crate Department

 

 

 

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-Scarborough-
Art Technician
TOTAL Fine Arts

TOTAL Fine Arts, a division of TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc., 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 has an immediate opening for 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 related duties as required.
The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Comfort and demonstrated 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 G level 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 considered an asset

This is a full time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends as required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interviews will be held as applications are received. Please submit applications to alauffer@totalfinearts.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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-Burnaby, BC-
Woodworking Specialist / Fine Art Technician
PACART

FULL TIME POSITION

Background:

PACART (www.pacart.ca) is Canada’s most respected Fine Art and Exhibition Logistics provider.

We have recently expanded our Toronto operation and now require a talented individual to enhance our Local Service team

Nature and scope of position:

The successful candidate for this position will join our team of professional Fine Art Technicians providing:

  • Packing, Crate Construction and Installation services;
  • Local and Regional transportation services in company vehicles;

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess:

  • a keen interest in the arts;
  • woodworking skills and experience;
  • relevant experience with packing, handling and installation of a variety of artwork;
  • a valid Class 5 class Licence (Class 3 or Class 1 licenses are definitely an asset);
  • the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • a professional appearance;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • detail-oriented organizational skills;
  • the ability to work independently
  • flexibility to travel within Canada and the USA

Job Type: Full-time

Email Resumes to : Devon.giroux@pacart.ca with the heading PACART BC OFFICE

 

 

 

 

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