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-Orillia-
Visitor Experiences Coordinator
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019
Date Posted: August 16, 2019

Job Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

VISITOR EXPERIENCES COORDINATOR

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) has an opening for a full-time position of Visitor Experiences Coordinator.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History acts as a steward of the community’s art, history and culture by being actively engaged in the community and responsive to its needs. The museum creates exhibits and programs that will inspire the community to explore, experience and engage with art, local history and culture, as well support Orillia’s growing arts community by providing facilities for workshops, education, professional development in addition to providing grants, scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist study and recognize merit in the arts and history.

Operations Profile

  • Collect and conserve objects that best illustrate the heritage of the City of Orillia and its surrounding area. To date: 14000 objects in the collection.
  • Curate and facilitate contemporary art exhibitions based on specialized themes that are relevant to the community and contextualizes our community within current social, cultural, and political themes on a regional and national scale.
  • Curate thematic history-based exhibitions that are animated through artefacts from the collection and by stories from the community.
  • Provide a variety of interactive learning experiences through interpretive programmes related to exhibitions and through education programs designed for school age children and youth.
  • Support local artists and the artisan community to promote display and market their work in our gift shop.
  • Provide community and area support and services with day camps for children, drop-in programmes for families, volunteer opportunities and participation in community forums. Liaisons are formed with provincial, municipal, and local cultural organizations to further the awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of art and history.
  • Steward of The Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, a cultural landmark in the City of Orillia.
OMAH is an essential service to our community. Our job is to hold a mirror up to Orillia and areas and to stimulate and guide discussions around culture. We make culture matter. Since we are not bound by a specific area of the town’s history or by a specific presentation format, we—more than any other institution in town—are equipped to reflect the full range of Orillia culture back to itself and to export that reflection to other markets. OMAH inspires creativity and celebrates history

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Oversee and ensure Visitor Experiences area is engaging, creative, and welcoming
  • Manage, motivate and develop the Visitor Experiences team of staff and volunteers to ensure customer service and visitor satisfaction is delivered to the highest standards, with a hands-on management style
  • Inspire and motivate the Visitor Experiences to ensure delivery of an exceptional standard of service at all times
  • Lead the Visitor Experiences team in communicating important messages to visitors, members, and stakeholders to encourage engagement.
  • Organise and manage logistics of all onsite events
  • Have full and up-to-date knowledge of all exhibitions, events and programmes and ensure that this is conveyed promptly and succinctly to the Visitor Experiences team for visitors, members, and stakeholders
  • Oversee and ensure OMAH shop is promoting OMAH merchandise and books as well as showcasing local and regional artisans that create unique and affordable merchandise
  • Deliver high quality visitor experiences that ensure quarterly operational targets are met and monthly budget targets are met (Gift Shop, Gallery Admissions, Membership)
  • Facilitate and coordinate museum rentals
  • Contribute and collaborate on community engagement activities and events
  • Review and report on plans monthly
  • Design, develop and implement sales and marketing promotional materials and plans with the Communications Coordinator
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in communications, administration, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors, members, volunteers, and key stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Strong project management, organization, multi-tasking, and time management abilities
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a small professional team
  • High degree of computer proficiency in both MS Office, content management systems, POS, and Adobe Design products
  • Creative problem solving and multi-tasking

An acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position. Candidates must possess a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s licence with access to a reliable vehicle. On occasion, will require some weekend and/or evening work.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF Format) in confidence by Friday, August 30, 2019 to:

Ninette Gyorody
OMAH
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 5A9 
Email: executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org

We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
OMAH is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise OMAH if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

 

 

 

 

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-Kingston-
Program Assistant
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Application Deadline: August 28, 2019
Date Posted: August 20, 2019

Job Type: Full Time, 2 year term
Salary: $37,257/Year

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art and working under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant supports programming activities at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The primary duties of the position include assisting with the administration, coordination and evaluation of exhibition-related public programs, school programs, classes and camps. The Program Assistant is also responsible for assisting with the recruitment, training and oversight of Student Docents to lead tours and studio visits by Kingston and area school groups. In accordance with the gallery’s mandate, these activities engage active participation across the regional community, the research and learning environment of Queen’s University, and the national and international contexts of the visual arts. 

The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work occasional evenings and/or weekends according to program or area needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Facilitates bookings for school programs, studio workshops and classes, camps and tours, including follow-up with invoices and tracking payments. Contacts relevant staff members to fulfill requests.
  • Assists with the research, planning, implementation and evaluation of Student Docent (volunteer and casual staff) training, weekly meetings and school programs during the school year. Supports volunteer recruitment processes.
  • Monitors the use and materials of the André Biéler Studio. Orders materials for classes and programs.
  • Tracks registration for classes and workshops with Reception. Communicates with registrants and liaises with the Financial Coordinator regarding payments and receipts.
  • Supports regulatory compliance and safety and security requirements throughout program implementation. 
  • Aids in the development of special event programming schedules, layouts and travel itineraries. 
  • Assists the Program Coordinator with the preparation of weekly program schedules, for dissemination to staff. 
  • Conducts outreach to untapped groups in the community to encourage them to visit the Agnes.
  • Schedules Student Docents for studio and other programs. 
  • Performs other administrative tasks as necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year post-secondary program in museum studies, museum technology, art history, visual art, history or a related discipline.
  • Previous experience in offering and writing museum tours, in studio practices, and in working with student populations an asset. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art, art education, academic institutions and artistic programming an asset. 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification, or willingness to complete, required.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

SPECIAL SKILLS: 

  • Respects diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Solid computer skills in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines. Exercises sound judgment.
  • Concern for accuracy with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, to deal with a wide variety of individuals including student docents, Agnes staff, teachers, group leaders and volunteers. 
  • Sensitivity to confidentiality, safety, security and privacy issues associated with museum work.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. 
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to cultural inclusion.
  • Service-oriented, proactive perspective.
  • French language speaking skills an asset. 

DECISION MAKING

  • Prioritizes work to ensure the Agnes’s deadlines are met and goals are achieved. 
  • Determines when to refer complex problems or sensitive issues to senior staff.

Closing Statement
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ+ persons.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

Visit the Queen's University Human Resources website to read more details and to apply: http://bit.ly/2Hadq8X

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Learning & Recognition Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Ontario Museum Association

Application Deadline: August 25, 2019
Date Posted: August 21, 2019

Salary: $17/hour

JOB 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.

The OMA is seeking a Learning and Recognition Assistant to support the OMA’s professional development program. This position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the OMA Awards of Excellence presentations, Certificate in Museum Studies courses, a two-day Indigenous collections workshop, and gain exposure to all aspects of the OMA’s daily operations. The Learning and Recognition Assistant will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals in the heritage sector province- and nation-wide through interaction with members, partner organizations, OMA staff, and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Act as the staff liaison for the GOEMP Committee in planning and evaluating initiatives at the OMA conference.
  • Support the delivery of a successful OMA Conference, including the presentation of the OMA Awards of Excellence.
  • Support the planning and delivery of an Indigenous collections workshop by participating in committee meetings, updating web content, communicating with participants and speakers, and providing logistical support on-site.
  • Support delivery of online and face-to-face Certificate in Museum Studies courses by making updates to the learning management system, attending the Education Programs course as the OMA representative, responding to course participant inquiries, and compiling course evaluations.
  • Support planning for the upcoming year’s Certificate in Museum Studies courses by researching and confirming dates and locations for courses.
  • Assist with general office-related tasks, such as responding to member inquiries by email and phone, assisting with filing, photocopying, mailings, etc.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings with updates on project status.

Requirements

  • Graduate of a museum studies or related program, with some knowledge and experience working with cultural organizations
  • Awareness of Indigenous heritage and diversity and inclusion work, especially in a museum or cultural settings
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with word-processing software
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and perform effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced team environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with event planning and evaluation would be an asset
  • French language comprehension would be an asset
  • Must meet the YCW Building Careers in Heritage eligibility criteria (see below)

Please send a personalized cover letter and resume by August 25, 2019, to the PD Program Manager at pd@museumsontario.ca.

Applicants must meet the YCW Building Careers in Heritage eligibility criteria.

You are eligible if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
  • are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
  • will not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and
  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

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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-Mississauga-
Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator
City of Mississauga

Application Deadline: August 28, 2019
Date Posted: August 16, 2019

Salary Range: $61,192 - $81,193
Job Type: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

City of Mississauga
Government Agency

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Req ID: 2390
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 1.00  
Closing Date: 08/28/2019
 
Job Summary

Exhibitions provide an important link between the Mississauga community and its heritage. Under the direction of the Supervisor, Museums, you will be required to develop an annual plan for exhibitions and outreach that has relevance to the community, opportunities for learning and engagement, effectively communicates in an inclusive and authentic manner and strives for accuracy of information and the safe display of artifacts. The Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator will be the primary lead for the development, planning and execution of exhibitions/exhibits in the historic houses, exhibition spaces and off-site community satellite locations ensuring compliance with city policies and Ministry standards for community museums. They will also lead the development of a robust program of outreach events that will provide opportunities for residents to connect with Museums in spaces across the City.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of an annual exhibition and outreach program in collaboration with Supervisors of Museums, Education/Events and Collections that engages the community in stories of Mississauga’s past, present and future.
  • Animate and interpret the history of Mississauga through an inclusive exhibition program, ensuring the representation of many voices and critical thinking.
  • Lead the outreach program for the Museums introducing initiatives that will bring stories, artifacts and learning opportunities into communities across the city. Participate in community events and festivals including booth setups and take downs, monitor and coordinate scheduling of outreach events, and supervise volunteers. Maintain records of engagements and interactions.
  • Liaise with key internal (Recreation, Risk Management, Parks and Forestry, Communications, Culture Programs, Library Services) and external (Museum institutions, art, culture and heritage organizations) stakeholders to support the successful execution of exhibitions.
  • Coordinate and execute logistics for the installation and de-installation of exhibits across the city.
  • Contribute to the implementation of an annual work plan aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences for Museums of Mississauga through a dynamic mix of exhibitions, public programs, interpretation strategies, visitor support and outreach.
  • Prepare, monitor and report on exhibition budgets and expenses and ensure 'on budget' financial performance.
  • Conduct original research, liaise with lending institutions and supervise installations.
  • Support the objectives and mission of the Museums of Mississauga and the Culture Division
  • Provide back-up support for the delivery of Museums programming as needed, including tours, customer service and event support.
  • Provide front line customer service ensuring a positive and constructive interaction with the public and visitors.
  • Lead, motivate and collaborate with the Museums interpretive team on all aspects of program development and implementation of exhibition concepts.
  • Prepare monthly reports, schedules, annual work plans, budget reports, and contribute to the development of 4 year business plans.
  • Follow procedures with City Compliance and Internal Audit.
Skills and Qualifications
  • A degree or diploma in Museum, Heritage, or History studies.
  • Minimum of five years working as an exhibition coordinator.
  • Experience developing public outreach initiatives with excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly motivated, creative, articulate and enthusiastic individual with excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Subject matter expert on historic houses, community museums, museum exhibitions, education techniques and resources and able to present histories in an authentic, sensitive and innovative way.
  • Experience developing community-based projects and participatory experiences that contribute to the understanding of the social fabric of Mississauga and Living Heritage.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent research and communications skills, independent initiative and organizational ability.
  • Highly collaborative and flexible multi-tasker who thrives in a team environment.
  • Physically able to move artefacts; can design, create and install exhibitions materials.
  • Able to lead guided tours, work in an open office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Proven leadership skills for success.
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software.
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shift work (including evening, weekends and holidays) as required.

#LI-CMS
Hourly Rate/Salary: $61,192 - $81,193 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Bradley Museum 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Museums 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 
 
A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
 
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 
 
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     

APPLY HERE: https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2390&company=cityofmiss&username

REQUIREMENTS:

Skills and Qualifications

  • A degree or diploma in Museum, Heritage, or History studies.
  • Minimum of five years working as an exhibition coordinator.
  • Experience developing public outreach initiatives with excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly motivated, creative, articulate and enthusiastic individual with excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Subject matter expert on historic houses, community museums, museum exhibitions, education techniques and resources and able to present histories in an authentic, sensitive and innovative way.
  • Experience developing community-based projects and participatory experiences that contribute to the understanding of the social fabric of Mississauga and Living Heritage.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent research and communications skills, independent initiative and organizational ability.
  • Highly collaborative and flexible multi-tasker who thrives in a team environment.
  • Physically able to move artefacts; can design, create and install exhibitions materials.
  • Able to lead guided tours, work in an open office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Proven leadership skills for success.
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software.
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shift work (including evening, weekends and holidays) as required.

TO APPLY:

APPLY HERE: https://career17.sapsf.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2390&company=cityofmiss&username

 

 

 

 

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-Kleinburg-
French Speaking Part-Time Educator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

French Speaking Part-Time Educator
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.  The gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. In addition to school groups and the general public, the gallery hosts weddings, corporate, social and fundraising events.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is currently seeking bilingual (French/English) On-call Educators. As part of a team of professional educators and interpreters, McMichael on-call Educators actively participate in delivering tour programs at the McMichael gallery for the public at all levels.

Job requirements include: BA or enrolment in BA program in art history, studio art, education or another relevant discipline, with excellent public presentation and communication skills. Knowledge of Canadian and Aboriginal art, experience teaching in French and working with diverse or special needs audience are assets.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Professionally deliver established educational tours and programs to school, private, adult and corporate groups consistent with McMichael Canadian Art Collection practices in French and English.
  • Tours and programs are delivered both on-site and off-site as outreach programs.
  • Supervise students and help with studio preparation, through the lunch hour as required.
  • Studio preparation and support with tour/studio material organization, and independent learning related to exhibitions.
  • Attend and participate in department and gallery meeting, training, and lecture sessions.

Please apply by forwarding a covering letter and resume by September 7, 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, Ontario, L0J 1C0, Fax (905)893-2588 www.mcmichael.com

 

 

 

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-Waterloo-
Development Officer
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, is searching for an experienced and ambitious fund development professional. The Development Officer plays a critical role in advancing the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive, collaborative, passionate fundraiser who will raise funds through annual campaigns, events, and face-to-face fundraising with individuals, foundations, and corporations. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. There is opportunity for this position to be full-time or part-time.

Key Accountabilities

  • Research prospective donors and sponsors; prepare proposals
  • Solicit donations through face-to-face solicitation, annual campaigns, events, etc.
  • Organize meetings and tours of the gallery with the Executive Director for prospective donors
  • Organize creative and successful fundraising events and original campaigns to solicit donations
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategic plan
  • Develop and implement a stewardship plan including prompt and effective donor communication
  • Maintain donor database
  • Evaluate the success of fundraising initiatives; prepare regular reporting on fundraising targets
  • Work closely with senior-level volunteers to assist and promote the Gallery in all aspects of fundraising
  • Ensure that all legal reporting is done (for gift processing and tracking)
  • Research new grant opportunities & assist in grant writing
  • Assist with donation and membership processes
  • Be an ambassador of the Gallery
  • Other activities as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • 2-5 years of fundraising experience including work with multi-channel annual programs
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major ($1,000 - $100,000) gifts and volunteer management
  • Experience in the arts or cultural heritage sectors an asset
  • CFRE or fundraising certificate an asset

Knowledge/Skills

  • High level of organizational and planning skills
  • Strategic assessment and planning of programs
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Excellent time management and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a small-team environment

To apply, send in one PDF document before August 30, 2019 the following:

  • Cover letter and salary expectancy
  • Detailed Curriculum vitae or resume

To Denis Longchamps, Executive Director, at director@theclayandglass.ca

The Clay and Glass Gallery invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment. Please note that only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Hamilton-
School Program Docents
Art Gallery of Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is looking for School Program Docents to join their team.  Our docents help to bring the AGH's Permanent Collection and visiting exhibitions to life, by creating meaningful and lasting impressions for the over 10,000 JK to grade 12 students that visit the AGH each year. 

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in art and is a life-long learner who enjoys working with school age children.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills required; experience in teaching is a definite asset. 

Following an intensive training course, including hand-on learning and the opportunity to shadow experienced Docents, new Docents become actively involved in delivering exhibition tours to school groups from September to June.  Docents also attend bi-monthly Monday meetings where they review and discuss exhibition information, artists and their works, touring techniques, the arts curriculum, art research, and art history. As well, the AGH curators and other guest speakers engage the group in learning about current exhibitions and about art in general.

The ideal candidate has a strong interest in contemporary and historic art, is a life-long learner who enjoys working with people and especially children.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills required; experience in teaching or adult education is a definite asset.  This position requires regular availability for weekday tour shifts as well as attendance at bi-weekly Monday meetings. Docents engage in personal research and tour development strategies, work collaboratively with their peers, and are computer-literate. Docents make a minimum commitment of 2 years, 4 tours a month, 1-2 hours each tour.

Our training course beings on Monday, October 7th, 10:00 am - 12:00pm. Training will run for 10 weeks and end on December 16. Attendance at all sessions is required.

If you are interested in becoming a docent please forward your resume, with “Docent Recruitment” in the title to hr@artgalleryofhamilton.com.  Application deadline is Friday, September 13th, 2019

       As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

 

 

 

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-Kleinburg-
Guide Supervisor (Part-time)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Part time Guide Supervisor

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The gallery, exhibition, and programming space comprise 25,000 sq.ft., and are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley.

Over 6,500 distinctively Canadian works of art comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. In addition to school groups and the general public, the McMichael hosts weddings, corporate, social and fundraising events and has a strong member base.

Reporting to the Manager Guiding and Admissions, the Guide Supervisor is the primary point of contact on site for the Gallery Guides, Admissions staff and parking booth guides. The Supervisor responds to questions from the above staff and handles visitor inquiries and complaints when necessary. The Supervisor has knowledge of daily activities and events taking place at the gallery and debriefs the team accordingly. This position supports the Security Supervisor and is a primary first responder. Hours of work will be approximately 28 hours per week, including shared weekend day/evening shifts.

The successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years Supervisory and/or management experience, with 5 years’ experience in a gallery or museum setting. Knowledge of museum security principals, competency in decision-making and delegating with strong interpersonal and customer service skills is required. A valid First Aid and CPR certification will be required. French language is an asset.

Application Process:
Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by September 10, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.com

We thank all applicants for their resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The McMichael supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process.

 

 

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Administrative and Program Assistant
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: August 29, 2019
Date Posted: August 13, 2019

Salary Range: 30K - 40K
Job Type: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   In its 21st year of operation, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to join the Studio Arts team. The ideal candidate has administrative, arts and programming experience and will follow guidelines developed by the Centre to create safe, encouraging, and creative learning environments for program participants. For more information regarding our programs, please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca.

JOB SPECIFICATION:
The Studio Arts Administrative and Program Assistant will support activities within the Centre’s professionally equipped glass, wood, textile, ceramic, sculpture, photography, dance and painting and drawing studios. Resident Artists, School Workshops, Camps, Community Courses, Specialty Programs, and Exhibition Programming operate within these spaces in addition to its Gallery. This position reports to the Supervisor, Community Courses and Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clerical and administrative support to Program Supervisors/Coordinators
  • Establish and maintain computerized databases, filing systems, forms, statistics, and contact lists
  • Input and maintain all program room bookings, set-up requirements, and signage for internal and external communication
  • Work with and provide excellent customer service to program participants, volunteers, instructors and the general public
  • Greet and/or assist Courses, Camps or School Workshops as required
  • Organize and facilitate all ceramic pick-ups and wrapping for School Workshops
  • Assist Coordinators with the daily operations of Studio Arts programming
  • Prepare studio rental client contracts and maintain client customer service
  • Maintain and order office supplies
  • Prepare and maintain Course and Camp class lists, program resources and patron registration information
  • Inventory, organize and maintain studio arts materials and supplies
  • Provide timely customer service through email and phone communication
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent in fine arts, arts education, arts administration, leisure/recreation studies or related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year arts administration experience
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization, multi-tasking and time management and reporting skills with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally in a team environment and deliver exceptional customer service to the general public and clients
  • Experience working with volunteers, high school co-op students and/or interns
  • Experience working with children in a recreational or educational setting
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (email & calendar) skills required
  • Knowledge of Event Bookings Management Systems experience is beneficial
  • Flexible and attuned to the human relations of working in a team environment
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Program facilitation experience is an asset
  • First aid training is an asset
  • Oral and written French is an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is a full time permanent position that requires the successful candidate to work some flexible days, weekends and holidays as scheduled.

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

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

TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume by Thursday August 29, 2019 to Leslie Leader by email at: leslie.leader@livingarts.on.ca

 

 

 

 

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-Hamilton-
Consultant, Art Sales + Services
Art Gallery of Hamilton

POSITION: Consultant, Art Sales + Services
SUPERVISOR: Director, Corporate Partnerships & Development
CLASSIFICATION: Individual Contributor

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, the oldest and largest art museum in Southwestern Ontario, is looking for a Consultant, Art Sales + Services to join our team for a 12-month maternity leave contract.

We are seeking a sales oriented, results driven individual to take on the Art Sales + Services portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving of the department’s monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets through art rental and sales, both within the Shop at AGH and through outside sales contacts.  This position is also responsible for managing the annual AGH Art Sale.

The role is full-time (35 hours per week) including evening, weekend, and holiday work.

Responsibilities Include:

Business Development

  • Set revenue targets and program budget with the Director, Corporate & Partnership Development.
  • Achieve the department’s monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue targets, through revenues from art rentals and sales.
  • Actively identify and implement strategies for reaching new target audiences to expand the AGH Art Sales client base.
  • Identify and implement community partnerships to cross-promote the Art S+S program.
  • Network with establish and engage clients.
  • Liaise with the Marketing department to implement new strategies, and maintain existing initiatives.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of the Art S+S page on the AGH website.
  • Develop and maintain contracts with industry partners.

Customer Experience

  • Provide consultations for clients by phone, email, and in person both on and off site and develop customized proposals as needed
  • Follow up with existing and potential clients with regularly scheduled emails, and direct mailings, including regular thank you notes for larger sales.
  • Participate in monthly Retail team meetings to provide ongoing updates and training on Art S+S   initiatives.
  • Follow up on leads generated by the Retail team and facilitate client services on behalf of the Retail team such as shipping, delivery, and installation.

Artist Representation

  • Select artists and artworks for Art S+S programming, and maintain a current rotation of artworks
  • Coordinate receiving, returning and rotating artworks with the retail administrator.
  • Liaise within the Artists community to ensure the AGH is remaining inclusive and representing artists of diverse backgrounds.
  • Attend regular studio visits and networking events.

Annual Art Sale Event

  • Manage the planning, coordination and execution of the AGH Annual Art Sale, including selection of artists and works, delivery, acquisition and return of artworks, recruiting, training, scheduling and supervision of volunteers and all administration duties (contract management, accepting/declining work, etc.) as required.

Art Sales + Services Area

  • Track and manage all current inventory, as well as incoming and outgoing inventory in collaboration with retail staff.
  • Select and coordinate installation of works rotating through the AGH Boardroom, Horse and Train Bistro, Gallery Lobby, Fischer Gallery, and spaces per special request by other departments in collaboration with retail administrator.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of direct experience in fine art sales and business development.  Completed post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field is an asset.
  • Possesses a broad knowledge of museum practices and knowledge of contemporary fine art
  • A natural inclination for community engagement and ambassadorship.
  • Experience in program management.
  • Strong computer skills including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and all MS Office products,
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and persistence in resolving issues and discrepancies
  • Strong time management, project management and organizational skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable individual who is able to multi-task and work independently in a small, hands-on work environment
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a vehicle considered an asset.
  • The ability to lift 25 pounds

Interested applicants can email a cover letter, with salary expectations, and complete resume to hr@artgalleryofhamilton.com prior to the application deadline of Friday, August 30th, 2019.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Archival Research Officer (YCW-BCH)
Inuirt Art Foundation

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for an Archival Research Officer, a short-term Young Canada Works funded contract.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 27th, 2019 at 5PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Archival Research Officer to work on its Inuit Artist Database to digitize the rich archive the IAF holds from September 2019 to March 2020. The Research Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to bring forward integral information through the digitization of the IAF's archive. This will highlight contributions to Canada's national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. The Research Officer will additionally help to publicize the information contained in the database through the IAF's website, newsletter and social media platforms.

The IAF is seeking a candidate with the following profile for the Research Officer Placement:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in art history, visual arts, archives and records management, museum studies or related field;
  • Meets the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements;
  • Previous experience working in a cultural institution or non-profit;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, experience with database software is considered an asset;
  • Foundational knowledge of Inuit art considered an asset.

Contract Dates: September 16, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Hourly Wages: $17.00 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Firday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume as a single pdf with the subject 'YCW Archival Research Officer' to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Monday, August 27, 2019.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Why Join Us

We are a motivated and enthusiastic team, driven by our mission to support and share Inuit artistic excellence. You will be surrounded by hardworking and dedicated team members who share the common vision of the arts ability to transform lives. You will bring the best of circumpolar art to the world, increasing the visibility of artists and cultural workers in national and international contexts.

We value curiosity and creativity in our team, and believe in life-long learning. We are committed to professional development via hands-on training, mentorship, conference attendance, in office workshops and travel opportunities. We know a strong workplace is rooted in mutual respect and believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to our shared success.

Located in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood in Toronto, ON, the IAF's newly renovated bright and airy offices are located in an accessible, converted heritage building, adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath.

About the IAF

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit-led charity providing support to Canada's Inuit art communities. The sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF advocates on behalf of artists and works to enhance the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Inuit Artist Biographical and Archival Research Officer (YCW-BCH)
Inuit Art Foundation

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking applicants for an Inuit Artist Biographical and Archival Research Officer, a short-term Young Canada Works funded contract.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking to hire a full-time Inuit Artist Biographical and Archival Research Officer from September 2019 to March 2020. The Research Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to digitize and catalogue artist interviews, internal documents and artworks in the IAF's holdings, as well as conducting original research where necessary to create biographical profiles of Inuit artists from across Canada in order to highlight their contributions to Canada's national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. In addition, the Research Officer will help to publicize the information contained in the database online through the IAF's website, newsletter and social media platforms.

The IAF is seeking a candidate with the following profile for the Research Officer Placement:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in art history, visual arts, archives and records management, museum studies or related field;
  • Meets the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements;
  • Previous experience working in a cultural institution or non-profit;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, experience with database software considered an asset;
  • Foundational knowledge of Inuit art considered an asset.

Contract Dates: September 16, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Hourly Wages: $17.00 per hour
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume as a single pdf with the subject 'YCW Research Officer' to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on Monday, August 27, 2019.

Your interested in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Why Join Us

We are a motivated and enthusiastic team, driven by our mission to support and share Inuit artistic excellence. You will be surrounded by hardworking and dedicated team members who share the common vision of the arts ability to transform lives. You will bring the best of circumpolar art to the world, increasing the visibility of artists and cultural workers in national and international contexts.

We value curiosity and creativity in our team, and believe in life-long learning. We are committed to professional development via hands-on training, mentorship, conference attendance, in office workshops and travel opportunities. We know a strong workplace is rooted in mutual respect and believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to our shared success.

Located in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood in Toronto, ON, the IAF's newly renovated bright and airy offices are located in an accessible, converted heritage building, adjacent to the West Toronto Railpath.

About the IAF

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit-led charity providing support to Canada's Inuit art communities. The sole national organization promoting Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF advocates on behalf of artists and works to enhance the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art.

 

 

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-Stouffville-
Gallery Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Latcham Art Centre

The Latcham Gallery is seeking a motivated individual to learn about the operations of a public art gallery and contribute to the success of Latcham Art Centre.
Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Gallery Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Assess and provide list of areas of improvement for current system of electronic archives to staff and then implement improved system based on feedback
  • Create online resource file of marketing images from all types of events at Latcham Art Centre and explore ways to secure additional high-quality images. Create training document outlining what constitutes a collection of high-quality images from each type of event for online use.
  • Gain experience with event coordination by planning and executing a variety of opening receptions for exhibitions and development task list, equipment list and budget for future use by volunteers
  • Plan, prepare, and lead three new Latcham Saturdays community art events
  • Research and plan ways to celebrate gallery volunteers (past and present)
  • Gain experience with education programs including assisting instructors and participants
  • Gain experience with event coordination for fundraising and community events
  • Gain experience with curatorial practices including research, installation, artist relationships, etc.
  • Gain experience with database, graphic design and social media
  • Act as docent and reception assistant and maintain docent training document
  • Other duties as determined by the Gallery Director

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • College diploma or university degree in visual art, heritage, marketing, education or related field preferred
  • Interest in visual art
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, reliable

You will learn all aspects of operations of a public art gallery and work on several projects from start to finish. You will gain experience, give and receive feedback and learn about job prospects and requirements in the public art gallery/cultural/non-profit sector. You will be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and committed staff and volunteer team.

This is a paid intern position ($16 per hour) under Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage (YCW BCH) starting September 9, 2019 until March 28, 2019 (total 28 weeks) for 30 hours a week. This position includes working Saturdays. The employee must commit to the full employment period.

The Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of contemporary art, arts education programs for all ages, artist talks, and special events and is located in Stouffville, Ontario. Whitchurch-Stouffville is located a 45-minute drive from downtown Toronto and is accessible by Go trains and buses.

Include resume and cover letter in ONE document with YOUR NAME in the title and email to opportunities@latchamartcentre.ca. or apply through the YCW BCH portal.
Interviews will begin August 26, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

You MUST confirm in your cover letter that you are meet YCW BCH eligibility requirements:

In order to meet YCW Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements, all candidates must demonstrate that they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;
  • are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program;
  • have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy

All applicants must be registered with Young Canada Works and meet all eligibility requirements for their Building Careers in Heritage program.

 

 

 

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-Stouffville-
Gallery Curator
Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre is seeking a creative, motivated and flexible individual to manage the Gallery’s curatorial program.

Reporting to the Director, the Gallery Curator will be responsible for the following:

  • Executing planned exhibitions and curating new exhibitions including research, liaising with artists, installation, curatorial writing, documentation, etc.
  • Connecting exhibitions with the gallery audience through exhibition-related programs like talks and tours
  • Marketing exhibitions including press releases, electronic invitations, posters, advertising, social media, etc. to expand audience
  • Handling exhibition related reports, correspondence, grant application sections related to curatorial, etc.
  • Assisting with several community and fundraising events as part of the Latcham Art Centre team
  • Acting as an ambassador for the art centre with artists, galleries, community, stakeholders, funders
  • Other duties as determined by the Gallery Director

The ideal candidate will offer the following skills and qualifications:

  • Fine Arts or Art History degree and/or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years curatorial experience and/or related experience in a contemporary art setting
  • Understanding of the provincial arts community
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite and database knowledge.
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings

You will seek out relationships with the arts community and connect the Gallery and the community through the Gallery’s exhibition program. You will be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and committed staff and volunteer team. 

Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of contemporary art, arts education programs for all ages, artist talks, and special events and is located in Stouffville, Ontario, a growing community of 45,000 people situated north of Toronto.

This is a permanent part time position (24 hours per week) starting at $30,000 per year with flexible days to be determined.  Approximately 12 Saturday shifts per year and occasional evening shifts are required.

Please send resume and cover letter outlining curatorial experience in ONE document to opportunities@latchamartcentre.ca and put YOUR first and last names in the document title. Please put CURATOR in the email subject line.

Interviews will be held once sufficient applications have been received and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville ON L4A 4K1   www.latchamartcentre.ca

 

 

 

 

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-Kleinburg-
Part time Accounting Coordinator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The gallery, exhibition, and programming space comprise 25,000 sq.ft., and are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley. Over 6,500 distinctively Canadian works of art comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. In addition to school groups and the general public, the McMichael hosts weddings, corporate, social and fundraising events and has a strong member base.

Reporting to the Accounting and Payroll Supervisor, the part time Accounting Coordinator is responsible for accounts payable, reconciliation of daily cash drops/ floats, banking and general administrative functions. Duties include securing authorization and coding on supplier invoices, posting to Sage- ACCPAC and producing cheques or on-line payments in a timely manner. Maintaining Accounts Payable files and keeping filing up to date.  Cash reconciliation, preparation of bank summaries and deposits are required. Hours of work will be approximately 21 hours per week.

Qualified candidates will have 3-plus years’ experience in bookkeeping /accounting. Experience with Sage 300 accounting software and strong excel skills is required. Basic understanding of payroll process and accounting principles with a commitment to confidentiality is required. Ability to multi task, file and perform administrative, paper-based and computer duties with Microsoft office is required. Strong communication and customer services sills is required. Familiarity with, Vista, RMS, or similar point of sale systems are assets. Knowledge in French is also an asset.

Application Process:
Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by August 30, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.com

We thank all applicants for their resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Assistant Curator, European Art
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019
Date Posted: August 6, 2019

Salary: $67,558 - $84,448 per annum

Assistant Curator, European Art
Regular Full-time (35 hours per week)

ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

Does the thought of creating and executing exhibitions and installations at one of the largest art museums in North America excite you? Do you feel passionately about building, presenting, and documenting European Art produced between 1200 and 1900? 

With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18 and close to 95,000 works of art in its collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“AGO”) continues to increase its attendance by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, presenting a consistent brand across all elements of business, 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, vision and values.

As the AGO undertakes a bold 10-year vision, we are currently searching for a highly knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative Assistant Curator, European Art to assist in building, presenting, and documenting the permanent collection of European Art up to 1900 as well as creating and executing exhibitions and installations. The successful candidate will assist in the research, identification, and analysis of significant tendencies, issues, and opportunities in the field of European Art and foster public understanding of art as a vital social and cultural force. He/She/They will also work in collaboration with colleagues, internally and externally, to create and realize projects that support AGO values of art, audience, and learning. 

Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!

  • PhD (or all requirements toward the completion of a PhD with the exception of dissertation submission) in art history, with expertise in Medieval and Renaissance art, required. In-depth knowledge of European Art produced between 1500 and 1900 highly desirable. 
  • Minimum 2 years directly related experience researching collaboratively and cross-departmentally within a comparable museum setting from a curatorial perspective.
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills, including professional publication history. 
  • Demonstrated experience in speaking and writing about art to specialized audiences as well as broader publics.
  • Knowledge of the installation process for works of art.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of computer software packages, including collections management software, like The Museum System (TMS). 
  • English language proficiency required.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Annual base salary range of CDN $ $67,558 - $84,448 per annum based on qualifications, skills, and experience
  • Annual wage increases are available
  • Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Care Benefits
  • Disability and Life Insurance Benefits
  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Relocation allowance to be considered
  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to Goodlife Fitness 
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario is located at:
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1G4

Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Marketing Manager (12-month contract)
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: August 23, 2019
Date Posted: August 8, 2019

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Job Type: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city.  Dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, the Centre houses a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation.   In its 21st year of operation, with a mission to promote Arts for Life, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year. The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity that welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an experienced, creative, goal-oriented, and hands-on marketing professional to lead our small but strong marketing team in delivering a cohesive and profitable marketing strategy for the Living Arts Centre. The position is a 12 month full time contract with the possibility for extension.
You will be responsible for the planning, design and execution of traditional and digital marketing campaigns to achieve targeted sales.  You will secure and maintain strong relationships with traditional and digital service providers.   As a self-starter with strong organizational agility, you will work across all levels and departments of our organization to identify and promote the many opportunities for engagement in programs, initiatives, activities, and events and attract loyal audiences, supporters, and stakeholders. You will carry out timely market research (include tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns), manage the marketing budget, and ensure that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity.  You will have hands-on experience with web analytics tools and be able to turn creative ideas into effective cross-channel advertising projects.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and deploy successful traditional and digital marketing campaigns for the programming, events, and activities of the Centre
  • Build strategic relationships and partnerships with key industry players, agencies and vendors
  • Manage a small team of reports including workload oversight, coaching and development
  • Oversee creation of and approval for all traditional and digital marketing material generated to motivate the target audience to “take action”
  • Produce valuable and engaging digital campaigns and content for our website that increases web traffic, and that attracts and converts our target groups
  • Plan, create and develop high-quality content for social media, websites, newsletters, press releases and any other distribution channels ensuring all messaging aligns with key business strategies
  • Regularly monitor market trends, research consumer markets and competitors’ activities, and analyze consumer behavior in order to adjust campaigns accordingly in a time sensitive manner
  • Ensure brand consistency through all marketing channels
  • Prepare, monitor and report on the marketing budget on a monthly and annual basis and allocate funds wisely within approved budgets
  • Analyze sales and marketing metrics, report on the performance of marketing campaigns, and assess ROI and KPIs, to gain insight for future campaigns
  • Lead brainstorming and collaboration with all relevant areas of the organization for new ideas and strategies, especially through emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate
  • Develop and execute go-to-market strategies seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media, for new and existing programs, launches, and promotions.

REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing or related field
  • Five years of experience in marketing  coupled with the passion for ongoing learning and keeping up with trends & technology with proven experience in identifying target audiences and in creatively devising and leading cross-channel marketing campaigns that engage, educate and motivate inbound sales
  • Hands-on experience  with CRM software and Content Management Systems
  • Solid knowledge of web design and technologies, SEO & SEM, website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends), and ad serving tools (e.g., DART, Atlas)
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement including  A/B and multivariate experiments
  • Proven ability to develop new strategies and outside-the-box ideas for social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Influencers, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing email and Google Adwords campaigns
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Ability to manage direct reports and influence peers
  • Ability to multitask and monitor several projects and accounts on a daily basis
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time effectively

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

TO APPLY:

The deadline to apply for this position is August 23, 2019.  Qualified candidates should submit a resume to The Living Arts Centre, Attention: Human Resources 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 or email to info.lac@livingarts.on.ca.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Special Events Assistant (YCW-BCH)
The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham

Job Title: Special Events Assistant
Employer: City of Markham
Location: Markham, ON, CA
Salary Range: CAD 18.00 to 18.00 Hourly
Worker Category: Temporary, Full-time

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

Applications are now being received for the above position at the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by August 23, 2019 at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=290263&source=CC3&lang=en_CA

*Please note that this position is being posted on behalf of the Varley Foundation and the successful candidate will not be an employee of the City of Markham.

Job Summary  

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham (Registered Charity 891618373RR0001) is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience in the field of fundraising event management. This position offers hands-on experience to a recent post-secondary graduate of Arts Management, Fundraising/Events Management or Special Events, interested in pursuing a career in the Canadian cultural sector. The experience will provide an overview of the workings of a cultural institution, allowing the candidate to develop critical skills to work within this field, specifically in Fundraising and Special Events Management.

Through supervision, training and coaching by the Development Officer and Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham Board of Directors, the candidate will gain experience in a variety of functions and areas, and develop critical transferable skills that can be employed throughout their career. The role will consist of two main components: Special Events Assistance and Administrative Assistance.

Duration of Contract: mandatory acceptance of full term of 6 months  

Start Date: September 8, 2019   

End Date: March 14, 2020

Tasks and Responsibilities:  

The Special Events Assistant provides support to the Development Officer in the planning and organization of the third annual fundraising gala, Rouge: Varley Gala being held on Friday, October 18, 2019 and Vintages at the Varley being held in spring 2020. The Special Event Assistant will provide administrative support to meet revenue targets while managing a budget through event marketing and promotions, sponsor, donor and patron communication, ticket sales, and coordinating in-kind and monetary gifts (tracking, scheduling delivery/pickup, ensuring accuracy and maintaining best practices on donor and sponsor relations).

Duties include:   

  • Working with sponsors, donors, community business owners and patrons who support the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham.  
  • Coordinating event processes.  
  • Creating, preparing and distributing meeting minutes and supporting documentation.  
  • Providing detailed event progress reports to the Development Officer.  
  • Providing administrative support to the Development Officer.  
  • Accurate recordkeeping.  
  • Providing training to Varley Art Gallery Information Service Attendants for the promotion of the event to Varley Art Gallery patrons, and training on the processing of ticket sales.  
  • Coordinate guest list, special dietary requests, menu planning, seating plan and other guest requests.  
  • Liaise with entertainment providers to devise an entertainment schedule for the evening.  
  • Work with event subcommittee leads to create a layout that accommodates a welcome cocktail reception, Silent Auction, Live Auction, photo booth, stage and sound system while providing guests with a high calibre event experience.   

Candidate profile:   

  • Recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months at the start of employment, with a minimum diploma in arts administration, fundraising and event management, or related fields looking to build a career in the arts/heritage sector between the ages of 16 and 30.  
  • Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);  
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada;  
  • Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment for all twenty-seven (27) weeks;  
  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;  
  • Are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;  
  • Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience.  
  • Ability to speak French or a second language an asset.  
  • Ability to multi-task, work well independently and within a team.  
  • Experience working within fundraising or event planning.  
  • Excellent organizational and research skills.  
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style.  
  • Strong customer service, organization and interpersonal skills.  
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works program.   

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham (Registered Charity 891618373RR0001) serves to acquire a collection of art, objects and documentary material in respect of the collection, to provide support for the educational programs and activities of the Varley Art Gallery. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham generates, through donations, fund raising events (particularly Rouge: Varley Gala) and campaigns, funds to support the Varley Art Gallery and its programs. On an annual basis, the Varley welcomes 50,000 visitors which include members of the community who participate in tours, educational workshops, and professional development programs.

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity as per the City of Markham’s Diversity Action Plan. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates that best fit the candidate profile will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted as per the policies of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham, ensuring a fair and equitable process. Candidates are asked to provide 2 personal and/or professional references who will be contacted prior to any official job offer. All candidates will be contacted once references are completed with the outcome of the process. Successful candidates will be provided a timeline to complete the enrollment and on-boarding process.

The Varley Art Gallery is located on Main Street in the historic village of Unionville in Markham, Ontario. The permanent collection includes, among others, the work of F. H. Varley, in whose honour the facility is named. The Varley Art Gallery encourages new ways of seeing and appreciating art, offering a broad range of activities including group tours, school programs, lectures, studio courses and workshops, and family activities.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Public Programming and Outreach Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Art Museum at the University of Toronto

Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
Length of assignment: 2019-07-12 to 2020-03-31 (32 weeks)
Hourly wage: $17.00

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto (comprised of the federated Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre) is seeking 1 Public Programming and Outreach Assistant to assist in all aspects of public programming coordination and implementation for the 2019/20 schedule. Each position will focus on the content and issues of one of two major exhibitions including Indigenous media arts and disability arts activism. The position is a 37.5 hours work week and commences with a salary of $17/hour from August 2019 through March 2020.

The ideal candidate for the position of Public Programming and Outreach Assistant will have a background and demonstrated knowledge – through education and volunteer or previous employment – in contemporary Canadian art. They will have just completed a postsecondary degree in the field of art history, curatorial studies, museum studies or similar research background with emphasis on the contemporary period and Canadian heritage.

The candidate will bring excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team as a supervisor, with an emphasis on critical thinking, information accuracy and enthusiasm for contemporary Canadian art and history. The candidate will have proven experience with detailed contemporary art research, design programs, database management, information systems, public programming and strong proofreading skills. Project management experience is a definite asset as is prior administrative and public educators experience in a public or private gallery context.

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and CV by email to artmuseum@utoronto.ca with the subject heading “Young Canada Works Curatorial Assistant”. Please indicate in the cover letter which programming is being applied to. Digital applications in a single document PDF are preferred. By mail, please address to Rebecca Gimmi, Program Coordinator, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3

This position is funded through Young Canada Works, and all applicants must meet Young Canada Works eligibility requirements. Only candidates called for an interview will be notified.

 

 

 

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-Waterloo-
Public Programs Manager
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, is searching for an ambitious Public Programs Manager. The ideal candidate needs to be a fully trained ceramic studio technician and willing to take the public programs of the Gallery in new directions.

The successful candidate will need to

  • Demonstrate a high level of organizational and planning skills
  • Reach out to schools, community organizations, seniors residences, etc. to present our programming and offer our services
  • Be an ambassador of the Gallery
  • Be a clear communicator & relationship builder with students, parents, clients, instructors, and other partners
  • Able to direct and teach both children’s and adult’s ceramic classes (hand built and wheel thrown)
  • Hire instructors for supplemental workshop and classes
  • Communicate with instructors for supplies and project plans
  • Able to keep an organized classroom and studio space to ensure productive and safe classes
  • Create new lessons, workshops, classes, school and outreach programs at all levels on an ongoing basis
  • Introduce interesting demonstrations and projects in courses and for special events
  • Able to collect and direct important information from events and open houses to help boost class numbers
  • Organize and manage Play with clay program
  • Establish prices for classes and workshops, send invoices and follow up with the accounting department
  • Establish a department budget and adjust it when needed keeping it in line with the institution’s overall budget
  • Able to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality on all matters relating to the Gallery
  • Maintain a clean studio, classroom and workplace
  • Keep track of clay and glaze inventory and re-order when needed
  • Keep track of kiln supplies inventory and re-order when needed
  • Be able to oversee equipment maintenance and repairs when needed (wheel, kiln, pug mill, etc…)
  • Keep all tools, wheels and shelves clean and ready to use
  • Recycle clay and be able to operate the pug mill
  • Have working knowledge of proper firing procedures for both manual and computerized kilns
  • Understand glaze chemistry

To apply, send in one PDF document before August 22, 2019 the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

To Denis Longchamps, Executive Director, at director@theclayandglass.ca

  • Please note that only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent and valid police background check

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-Markham-
Curatorial Assistant - Education and Research Administrator (YCW-BCH)
Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant - Education and Research Administrator
Employer: City of Markham
Location:Markham, ON, CA
Salary Range: CAD 16.03 to 16.03 Hourly
Worker Category: Temporary, full-time

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

Applications are now being received for the above position at the Varley Art Gallery. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by September 6, 2019 at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=289661&source=CC3&lang=en_CA

Job Summary

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of arts education. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Education and Research Administrator will support current educational and public programming events by providing logistical and administrative support for booking, confirming, and delivering educational programs. They would also be responsible for reviewing, updating and streamlining the orientation, training and operations of educational programs. Additionally, the candidate is responsible for researching, developing and recommending new and exciting educational and public programs for upcoming exhibitions, using visitor feedback and in alignment with the imperatives developed as a result of the Varley Art Gallery’s new strategic plan.

Note: This position is supported by Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage. Applicants should review the website to confirm their eligibility: https://youngcanadaworks.canada.ca.

Anticipated Start Date: Monday, October 14, 2019.

Contract End Date: Friday, March 27, 2020.

Hours: 30 hours/week.

Duration of Term: 24 weeks.

Candidate Profile:

  • Recent graduate within the last 24 months with a minimum Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, education or related fields looking to build a career in the arts/heritage sector, and aged between 16 and 30 years.
  • Experience working within an educational and/or creative setting planning and/or delivering programs.
  • High proficiency with word processing, high comfort level with learning new software and computer systems; knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Ability to speak French or a second language an asset.
  • Ability to multi-task, work well independently and within a team.
  • Proven leadership record and effective supervision of staff.
  • Excellent organizational and research skills.
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style.
  • Strong customer service, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work all twenty-four weeks mandatory.
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works program for Building Careers in Heritage.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

The Varley Art Gallery is located on Main Street in the historic village of Unionville in Markham, Ontario. The permanent collection includes, among others, the work of F. H. Varley, in whose honour the facility is named. The Varley Art Gallery encourages new ways of seeing and appreciating art, offering a broad range of activities including group tours, school programs, lectures, studio courses and workshops, and family activities.

The Varley Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity as per the City of Markham’s Diversity Action Plan. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates that best fit the candidate profile will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted as per the policies of the City of Markham, ensuring a fair and equitable process. Candidates are asked to provide 3 personal and/or professional references who will be contacted prior to any official job offer.

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

 

 


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-Thunder Bay-
Curator
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Exhibitions and Publication Activities

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

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

2. Collection Development and Management Activities

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Public Engagement Coordinator (YCW-BCH)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Position Summary:
22 week position
Starts:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Ends: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Wage: $16.00/hr for 37.5 hrs/wk
Application Deadline: October 4

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of arts programming and engagement. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Public Engagement Coordinator will help the VAC team in ensuring that newly launched public engagement initiatives are managed in the most inclusive, efficient and sustainable ways. Duties include researching the development of exhibition based tours and programs, managing and training volunteer docents and gallery attendants, animating the gallery during public hours, and developing engaging programs for gallery members. The candidate will work closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education and the Development Coordinator to develop a series of gallery programs that will be offered to VAC members, volunteers, visitors, and community groups to create a social space that uses conversation and meaningful learning experiences to foster community.

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and art education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 43-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. The Centre occupies a four story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a pottery studio equipped with a kiln, and a painting studio, and a rustic attic gallery. 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 a safe space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.

Description of tasks:

  • Animating and supervising the gallery space during public hours 5 days/week, welcoming and assisting visitors, encouraging conversations, leading formal and informal tours, and providing general information concerning the gallery program and history
  • Working with volunteers and interns to train on exhibition content and public engagement practices
  • Developing in-gallery engagement activities, developing a series of questions and conversation starters, and conducting research on ways exhibitions and arts education spaces can be spaces of deeper engagement and participation
  • Being involved in day-to-day ongoing programming tasks such as event coordination, developing educational programs and materials, administrative duties, volunteer management, and delivery of programming
  • Preparing materials and setting up the gallery for educational visits and workshops
  • Reaching out to and offering free tours to community groups and VAC members
  • Working with the Development Coordinator to develop and deliver members engagement programs
  • Evaluating each exhibition upon completion to provide feedback on improvement for future program development
  • Researching and developing in-gallery engagement activities for the VAC’s 2019/2020 exhibition programs

Candidate Profile:

  • Recent graduate (within twenty-four months) from studies in Visual Arts, Art History, Arts Education, Arts Management, or a related field is mandatory
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience
  • Excellent Organizational and Research Skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well independently and within a team
  • Experience working within an educational and creative setting
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of: Standard Office software as well as Communications / document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)
  • Ability to work all twenty-two (22) weeks (mandatory)
  • Ability to speak French is an asset
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works Program for Building Careers in Heritage?

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through the YCW website and contact Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education, at curator@vac.ca

 

 

 

 

 

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-Woodstock-
Assistant Curator of Education (YCW-BCH)
Woodstock Art Gallery

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK

The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 41,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of highways 401 and 403.  The City’s progressive actions have made it a leader in the region for conservation, environmental initiatives and long-term commitment to managed growth.  Woodstock has roots in both agriculture and manufacturing; as the recognized Dairy Capital of Canada and as home to Toyota’s second Canadian manufacturing facility.  With a skilled workforce, affordable housing and a new community hospital, Woodstock truly is a growing city with a lot of rural, small town charm.

“Assistant Curator of Education YCW Intern - Art Gallery”

To be considered for this position, applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in Art History or Museum Studies.
  • Demonstrated strengths in research and writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and experience using Past Perfect Collections Management database or other database programs, and knowledge of database management would be an asset
  • Experience handling art, and knowledge of Canadian art would be beneficial
  • Prior experience working or volunteering in a public gallery, museum or library
  • Priority will be given to candidates who wish to pursue further academic or curatorial/ educational programming work, in addition to work in museums or galleries.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Director/Curator and Head of Education;
  • Develop an accessibility design/presentation standards guide for the Gallery for all exhibition and education programs;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of exhibitions and corresponding education programs in the gallery spaces;
  • Assist with the development and delivery of public and school programs;
  • Increase intellectual access to the permanent collection;
  • Liaison with volunteer committees that the support education programming;
  • Perform other related duties along with other functions and priorities within an innovative municipal gallery as directed by the Director/Curator, or designate.

Salary rate is $17.00 per hour.  Hours of work will be based on a 35 hour work week, which will include weekends and alternate shift hours.  Overtime may be required.  This is a 28 week contract from September 16, 2019 to March 31, 2020. This position is funded through Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (graduate internships). Candidates must meet the requirements of this funding program. See https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html for eligibility requirements.

Resumes and cover letters will be received online at http://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday August 26, 2019.

The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
President & Vice Chanellor
OCAD University

OCAD University: Canada’s University of the Imagination

President & Vice Chancellor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Curator of Indigenous Art and Cultures
Royal Ontario Museum

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Date Posted: June 21, 2019

THE ORGANIZATION: Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s celebrated international museum and houses extensive collections of art, culture, and nature featuring more than 13 million items. It is the largest Museum in Canada, with forty galleries showcased in its original heritage buildings and its 2007 Michael Lee-Chin Crystal extension designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Opened in 1914, the museum is Canada’s largest field-research institution, with research activities that span the globe.

Attracting more than 1.4 million visitors per year, the ROM has an annual operating budget of $65 million and is a world leader in communicating its research and collections to visitors. The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder.

For more information on the Royal Ontario Museum please visit www.rom.on.ca.

THE POSITION: Curator of Indigenous Art and Cultures

The ROM seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative individual with a track record of success in exhibitions, public engagement, and curation. The successful candidate will play a critical role in the development and implementation of a strategy to build, interpret and present the collection of Canadian Indigenous Art and Cultures to visitors and audiences broadly.

The ROM’s collection of Indigenous Art and Cultures is significant within Canada, featuring more than forty thousand cultural items and works of art from diverse lands and cultures. The collection includes items from many Indigenous communities that span the last two centuries up to works by contemporary Indigenous artists. The ROM has important collections of Indigenous ceremonial and cultural heritage as well as important works of contemporary art. The ROM Fashion & Textiles collections and archaeological collections also house important Indigenous materials.

The Curator will join the Museum at a critical time, as the ROM charts a new course to engage visitors and communities more deeply in its collections, research, and dialogue on contemporary issues. The position offers an opportunity to expand the ROM’s world-class collection and exhibition program into contemporary art and cultures, while maintaining its historic strengths. The ROM is seeking a Curator to offer fresh perspectives on the influence of Indigenous art and cultures in today’s world. The successful candidate will help shape the institution’s commitment to Indigenous Art and Cultures, create innovative ways of sharing collections and information, help build a program of community engagement, and promote an inclusive relationship in partnership with Indigenous communities.

To contribute to the goal to offer a balanced account of history in Canada, and present Indigenous Art and Cultures from Indigenous perspectives, the new Curator will help create new and culturally meaningful exhibitions in the First People’s gallery and temporary exhibitions. They will collaborate with the ROM’s Learning Department in their efforts to infuse Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into the museum’s educational and outreach programming. They will engage with Indigenous communities and ROM staff to contribute to the Ontario curriculum in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies, and address the Calls to Action specific to Education as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in partnership and engaging with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and other partners, and will welcome interactions with many audiences, including families and children. They will believe strongly in meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities and lead by example to further a culture of inclusion and reconciliation at the ROM, and mutually support and work with the ROM’s Indigenous Advisory Circle. They will conduct original research in their area of specialty and make the results available through exhibitions, public programs, and publications. The Curator’s leadership will ensure that the Indigenous Art and Cultures collection, as well as other collections at the ROM, are interpreted from multiple voices, that stories are inclusive and not told from a single museum perspective.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in their field but interested in broad issues and questions related to Indigenous Art and Cultures that have relevance in Canada and the contemporary world. Their knowledge should extend widely regarding historical periods and media. The ROM is open to considering a range of candidates from an Associate Curator level to Senior Curator, consistent with the candidate’s experience and the strategic goals of the museum.

Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Indigenous art history or a closely related field at the time of appointment, or the equivalent in professional experience, exhibitions, and publications.
  • A strong background of work within a museum or related environment, knowledge of peer institutions, and experience developing and implementing exhibitions, and working with internal and external stakeholders and communities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the dynamics of cultural heritage in contemporary works.
  • Experience curating Indigenous art or cultural material.
  • A research and publication record specialization in some aspect of Indigenous Art and Cultures, combined with broader interests in the field.
  • Suitable credentials for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto or similar program at another University or Institution is considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Indigenous languages is an asset.

The ROM Curator will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development and rotation of permanent galleries and special exhibitions;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans to engage community stakeholders, including Indigenous communities in Ontario and throughout Canada;
  • Curate the ROM’s Indigenous and related collections encompassing the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada, and build the collection in new directions;
  • Actively contribute to the development of public programming in a variety of formats, from on-site to online;
  • Act as liaison with the Indigenous community groups and participate in meetings and events as appropriate;
  • Participate in fundraising activities to support ROM/Indigenous community initiatives related to Indigenous Art and Cultures and the ROM’s Indigenous collection;
  • Conduct or oversee research on ROM collections within their area of specialization, as well as facilitate research on the collection by outside/visiting scholars;
  • Develop a program of original, scholarly research and publications, usually relating to ROM collections and exhibitions;
  • Participate in fulfilling the teaching mission of the museum, through periodic university teaching and/or through supervision of interns at the museum;
  • Work with the ROM library, which holds many rare examples of books and scrolls, to continue to build resources on the study of Indigenous Art and Cultures;
  • Have an excellent command of spoken and written English.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Exhibitions:

  • Work collaboratively with educators, exhibition teams, designers and artists in the development, interpretation, and installation of special exhibitions and permanent galleries.

Public Program/Outreach:

  • Prepare and give lectures, tours, and workshops to the general public, volunteers, professional colleagues, and other groups.

Research, Publications, Programs, Collections:

  • Collaborate with curatorial colleagues, collectors, patrons, and cultural organizations to generate important publications and public programs;
  • Take responsibility for the Indigenous collection, including study, rotation and display, care and record-keeping, provenance research, digitizing and publication;
  • Build and refine the collection into new areas, such as modern and contemporary art and culture;
  • Assume a leadership role in the program of repatriation of objects of cultural patrimony and sacred items;
  • Help maintain and promote the Indigenous People’s collection and galleries;
  • Maintain professional affiliations in scholarly and museum curatorial organizations, professional societies, and relevant committees.

Fundraising:

  • In collaboration with fundraising staff, actively cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions, symposia, research grants, and fellowships through association with professional organizations, foundations, and patrons at the local and national level, and abroad.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing demands within a large, multi-layered, and active museum;
  • Ambitious for the ROM and its efforts to develop strong networks with Indigenous communities, with established national scholars and institutions, and to continue development of a welcoming and collaborative external and internal culture relative to Indigenous issues;
  • Bring an interest in leveraging interdisciplinary possibilities and programs to build collaborative partnerships internally and externally;
  • Intellectually curious with an appetite to engage on a wide array of topics;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities involved in cultural heritage collections and exhibitions;
  • Has high emotional intelligence.

THE APPLICATION:

The ROM will begin reviewing applications in August 2019; the posting will continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this international search, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We welcome applicants who are of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous ancestry.

Nominations are welcome.

To apply in confidence, email 1) a letter expressing interest in this particular position, giving brief examples of past exhibition experience and proposed research areas and projects; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names of    three (3) references with contact information. Submit applications to the retained search firm: Leaders International Executive Search, via email to nicole@leadersinternational.com.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Ms. Nicole Perry, Consultant with Leaders International at 613-788-8254 ext. 105.

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

Compensation (governed by Collective Agreement):

  • $67,144 to $143,367 per annum (commensurate with rank and experience)
  • Full benefit coverage includes medical and dental plan, life insurance, long term disability, and pension
  • NOTE: This is a unionized position, and the Curator will be a member of the ROM Curatorial Association (ROMCA)

THE CITY: Toronto

The name Toronto is derived from a Mohawk word “tkaronto,” which means “where there are trees standing in the water.” It is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, along with other Indigenous groups that represent this valued community.

Toronto has a population of 2.8 million people making it the largest city in Canada, the fourth-largest city in North America, one of the top 25 cities globally for its quality of living, and the best place to live in Canada, according to MoneySense. Toronto welcomes 40 million tourists a year. It supports a lively art and culture scene that includes museums, galleries, performing art organizations, and many festivals (including the Indigenous Art Festival). Toronto is recognized as one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities in the world.

Toronto is the home to Ontario’s Parliament Buildings as well as multiple post-secondary institutions – the University of Toronto (the largest university in Canada), Ryerson University, York University, OCAD University, Humber College, and George Brown College.

Toronto schools reflect the diversity of the population. The four school boards – English public, French public, English Roman Catholic and French Roman Catholic – provide many options, including French immersion programs. There are also several private, secular and religious, schools and boarding schools.

The Royal Ontario Museum is an iconic building boasting the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal inspired by the ROM’s extensive gem and mineral collection, the design was quickly dubbed the ‘crystal’ because of its crystalline shape. The Royal Ontario Museum has a unique 100-year history of conducting ground-breaking research in all areas of art, culture, and nature.

Just offshore from the city centre are the Toronto Islands known as ‘Menecing’, meaning “On the Island” in the Ojibwa language. The islands are home to parklands and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The island community is considered the largest urban car-free community in North America.

 

 

 

 

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-Oshawa-
Development and Fundraising Lead
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

The RMG is a public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre.  The gallery features a collection of over 4,500 works, and five galleries of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a builder - someone with the skills and gentle tenacity to grow a fundraising program from the ground up.  While the organization and its fundraising is not new, we require fresh eyes and fresh energy.  You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get things done.  No task is too big or too small in this fast-paced environment.

Located in Durham Region, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, the RMG has a strong culture of philanthropy, an engaged and supportive CEO and leadership team, and a connected and committed board of directors.

We are the RMG

A vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre.  The RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, occupying an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.

A robust roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, permanent collection of national significance, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio comprise the gallery's many rich assets and offerings.

You are...

Determinedly Donor-Centred.  You understand that our donors and supporters are at the centre of everything we do.

A Strong Storyteller.  You persuade with story, not statistics.  You beautifully capture and communicate the stories of the RMG and our communities.

Curious and Adaptable.  You understand the power of great questions in your work with donors.  You can have an engaging conversation with anyone from any walk of life and can move between a corporate board room and a grassroots community event with ease.

Unfailingly Ethical.  You know that ethical fundraising is a cornerstone in building and maintaining a trusting relationship with our donors.

Fiercely Inclusive.  You are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and know how to bring these core values to life in your day to day work. 

Requirements:

You possess:

  • Minimum of five years successful generalist fundraising experience, including annual giving, events, corporate giving, grants, major gifts and bequests.
  • A track record of getting things done with limited resources, coupled with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Exemplary planning, multi-tasking and time management skills; you meet all deadlines.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work experience in the cultural sector, knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Canada an asset.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
  • Experience working with Donor Management Systems (DMS) fundraising platforms, and databases.
  • Basic digital skills and a willingness to adapt to innovative ways of working.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The RMG is committed to workplace flexibility and can discuss options available for flexible scheduling and work location with short-listed candidates.

The RMG features ample free parking, as well as close proximity to local and regional public transit. 

TO APPLY:

We will accept applications at any time until the position is filled.  To apply in confidence, please forward your resume and cover letter to jsanders@rmg.on.ca.  While we thank those who have submitted applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Executive Director
Woodland Cultural Centre

WOODLAND CULTURAL CENTRE:

The Centre shall be a leader in the revitalization of First Nations of Eastern Woodland area culture, language, and spirituality, and shall have as its aims and objectives the preservation, accurate documentation, education and promotion of the values, practices, language, National Treasures and articles of both the past and contemporary First Nations of the Eastern Woodland areas peoples. Youth, Elders, students, scholars and people of both the Anishinaabek and Onkwehon:we can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their culture, language, history, art and values.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

OVERVIEW OF SKILLS:

The Executive Director shall have: 

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

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

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage. 

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

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

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



 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Artist Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Director / Curator
Art Gallery of York University

The AGYU is located at one of Canada’s most multi-cultural universities situated in the vibrant Greater Toronto Area. The Gallery is a steward of great art and acts as a community hub attracting internal and external members alike. The AGYU also provides opportunities for collaboration with York’s School of Art, Media, Performance and Design as well as other faculties on campus.

Exhibitions take place in the main gallery, a state-of-the-art, climate controlled, fully-wired, 3000 square foot gallery space opened in 2006; in the three vitrines located in the colonnade along the front entrance of the gallery; on school buses and alternative sites; and at other art institutions, galleries, and community spaces reflecting the commitment to community engagement for which York is known. Discussions are also underway for expansion.
In addition to the exhibition of York’s art collections, the AGYU partners with local, national, and international artists in commissioning new work and purpose-built exhibition design.  Current artists criss-cross the Americas: from the USA with Postcommodity to Brazil with Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca, and to Mexico with Betsabeé Romero.

The AGYU is also known for its research and stage actions that intentionally inhabit the civic spaces that surround the gallery, opening the GTA to new kinds of possibilities for movement and agency, not to mention diasporic performativity. In this context, the AGYU serves a pedagogical role with the individuals and groups engaged in the activities of the gallery. Hundreds of classes are conducted in the gallery, and the “gallery” goes out to departments across the University, inflecting curricula with contemporary art. Today, the AGYU is considered a leader in experiential learning at York. Ultimately, the AGYU aspires to showcase the potential of what art galleries can be in universities – a place that brings people together while increasing accessibility to art.

Now, we are seeking a new Director / Curator who will identify and lead new strategic opportunities and continue to highlight and increase public access to the AGYU.

Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President Academic, the Director/Curator of the Art Gallery of York University is responsible for the artistic vision of the Gallery, including policies relating to collections, acquisitions and donations, managing the Gallery’s operations and budgets, and, in consultation with the AGYU Advisory Board, developing, organizing and promoting an exhibition program and ancillary events consistent with the mandate of the AGYU. As Director/Curator, you will not only provide artistic direction, you will oversee the management, care, development, dissemination and maintenance of the permanent collection as well as all new acquisitions to further enhance the AGYU’s reputation. As the chief ambassador for the gallery locally, nationally, and internationally, maintain and build upon the gallery's public image and its relationships with the university, gallery members, artists, donors, patrons, partners, stakeholders, and the general public.

As the ideal candidate, you bring significant experience in the management and curatorial work of a public museum or art gallery. Your relevant graduate degree and sound budgetary and business management skills are paired with your ability to develop and implement a strategic vision and innovative programs to showcase AGYU’s collections and exhibits. You are well versed in standard and current museological procedures, practices and techniques, have well developed critical and aesthetic discrimination, and possess the ability to develop appropriate exhibition installations. You will also be expected to lead plans for the expansion of the physical space. The ability to build partnerships and collaborations and the capacity to lead and communicate within an academic environment and the museum and art communities is a must. Practical art school training and experience teaching art history, museology or curatorial practice would be considered an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program can be found at http://yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at kfrank@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca or by calling 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/12923

 

 

 

 

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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-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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