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-Toronto-
Head of Communications and Development
Gallery 44

Application Deadline: June 19, 2017 at 5 pm.
Date Posted: May 25, 2017
Full-time position

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. Gallery 44 is entering a new and exciting phase in its development and we are looking for a new team member to assist us in reaching our goals and growing our programs. The position of Head of Communications and Development helps support Gallery 44's mission and vision, in addition to our core education, facilities and exhibition programs. This exciting role offers the opportunity to direct the organization's communication materials, creatively innovate new fundraising approaches and to develop professionally alongside a supportive team of staff and Board members.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage G44's main fundraising event, Salon 44, including securing prizes for the raffle, artworks for sale and in-kind sponsors for the event and growing the organization's audience development strategies
  • Initiate additional one-off or annual fundraising events
  • Secure sponsorships and donations through various means including on-line giving campaigns
  • Assist the Executive Director with grant writing, editing and reporting, as needed
  • Develop and maintain multi-level communications strategy, including writing and circulating press releases, calendars and newsletters, updating social media and maintaining media contact list
  • Oversee G44's intern program including interviewing and placing interns
  • Assist as needed with programming and administrative duties
  • Work collaboratively with the G44 team to support the organization's mission, vision and strategic plan


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (arts management or administration, visual studies, photography, communications, fundraising, etc.) with a minimum two years of related experience
  • Experience managing complex projects from concept to production with proven success
  • Organized, motivated and deadline-driven
  • Ability to self-initiate projects
  • Strong understanding of fundraising best practices
  • Strong knowledge of database systems and social media platforms
  • Interest and experience in contemporary art and/or photography
  • Interest and experience in networking and initiating community partnerships
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent editing, written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Holistic understanding of how non-profit and charitable organizations function
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are considered an asset
  • Second language such as French will be considered an asset


JOB SPECIFICS:

  • 32 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday)
  • Available to work evenings and weekends and to attend community events as needed
  • Salary to commensurate with experience
  • Start date: September 5, 2017


TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send the following information to jobs@gallery44.org. Please include name of position in email subject line. All documents should be sent as a single pdf.

  • CV
  • Letter of interest (two pages maximum)
  • Three references


DEADLINE:

All applications must be received by June 19, 2017 at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered.

While we thank all those applying for this position, we will only contact those who are selected for an interview.

Gallery 44 is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.


 

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

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

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

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre. An external agency of The City of Oshawa, the RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, and occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Competition open until suitable candidates are selected

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


Other responsibilities include:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

Eligibilty:

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

The following are considered strong assets:

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Priority Criteria:

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

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

Salary and Hours:

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

TO APPLY:

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

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


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

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


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-Toronto-
Education Officer, Teacher Programs
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: May 29, 2017
Date Posted: May 18, 2017

Start Date: June 1, 2017
Salary: $30.70 - $38.37 per hour
Term: Part-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Art Gallery of Ontario

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Transformed by internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the AGO is now welcoming the world to an extraordinary new home for extraordinary art. As a new model for art museums, the AGO is becoming  the imaginative centre of our city and province, a leading cultural destination and innovative partner in the celebration of art

Consider the AGO if you are looking for an organization that:

  • Celebrates art in all that they do
  • Believes the visitor experience is paramount
  • Listens and contributes to our communities
  • Stands for creativity, innovation and ongoing learning
  • Is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Fosters respect and recognition for employees, volunteers, members and donors

If you are creative, innovative and thrive on bringing art and diverse communities together, explore the  opportunities available on our website.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Education Officer, AGO Teacher Programs
Temporary Part-Time
Up to 1 year


ART + ACCESS + LEARNING
At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.

We’re currently searching for a highly organized and experienced camp/school educator to join the Public Programming & Learning department as Education Officer, AGO Teacher Programs. Working with the Coordinator, Elementary School Programs, the Education Officer, AGO Teacher Programs co-design and deliver professional development in-gallery tours and studio programs for elementary and secondary school teachers. The Education Officer, AGO Teacher Programs will also ensure that program delivery by all team members is responsive to teacher needs and clearly meets the program objectives.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Post-secondary studies in Education, Art Education, Fine Art, Museum Education, or Art History with some studio experience and/or equivalent life and work experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (minimum 2 years) in formal and/or informal learning environments involving children and youth and
  • Experience involving adults and educators
  • Sound knowledge of learning theories and teaching methodologies as well as various media, techniques and practices relevant to in-gallery and studio-based practices
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and a desire to work as part of an instructional team comprised of staff, volunteers and interns
  • Well Developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and excellent customer service
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and self-reflective
  • Knowledge of the Ontario curriculum as mandated by the Ministry of Education
  • Candidates who speak French and/or a language other than English are desirable
  • Demonstrated computer competency and keyboarding skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

TO APPLY:

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at www.ago.net/jobs.

 

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-Kleinburg-
Youth Leadership Instructor
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Date Posted: May 18, 2017

Start Date: June 19, 2017
Salary: $26.00 per hour
Term: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Located one hour north of Toronto, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique Canadian experience. From the art within its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada’s art, its peoples, their cultures and their history. The four floors of Gallery, exhibition, and programming space, including library and archives, are surrounded by 100 acres of conservation land. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection provides Summer Camp programs for children ages five to fifteen. Children and Youth learn the basics of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage and more. Our programs help to stimulate creativity and build art making skills, in an environment that is fun and rewarding. Art activities are complemented by gallery tours, nature hikes, storytelling and games. The Creative Learning & Programs department at the McMichael is seeking to fill the position of ArtVenture Youth Leadership Camp Instructor. Working with the Youth Leadership Camp Instructor, teens between the ages of 13 and 15 will combine art-making workshops, gallery talks and peer discussions to explore what matters to them. Team-building activities and leadership training sessions will give youth invaluable hands-on experience. The priority of the Youth Leadership Camp Instructor is to create a safe and welcoming environment for campers, of all abilities, to explore art and culture. Leading by example, the instructor will teach youth the qualities every great leader should possess. To boost confidence and promote self-empowerment, the Instructor will listen to and work with youth to identify their personal strengths and skill-sets. The Youth Leadership Camp Instructor will benefit in gaining a practical work experience within a heritage institution and will connect with multiple departments including Creative Learning & Programs, Curatorial, Marketing and I.T., to create and deliver front-line programming. Within this position, the Instructor will develop their creative thinking, organization and problem-solving skills as they plan and manage multiple art-studio workshops, tours, discussion sessions and leadership training sessions for youth. To be successful, the Youth Leadership Camp Instructor must articulate a clear outline and vision of their program, think, act and communicate strategically to achieve their vision, and manage relationships with gallery staff and camp participants (including parents and/or guardians) to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

The Youth Leadership Camp Instructor will help to strengthen and promote the McMichael as one of Canada’s cultural and heritage institutions, and will enhance the visibility and development of official language minorities by sharing the history of the Art of Canada, the Indigenous influence, and the Francophone influence. Final evaluations distributed to participants will give the instructor feedback to ensure they are acting as a great leader and youth Instructor.

Description of Tasks:

  • Design and deliver a dynamic and inspiring ten-day camp program to engage youth in art & culture
    • Working with the Manager, Art & Special Programs, the instructor will plan diverse activities including art studio workshops, nature hikes, teen4teen tours
    • Program will emphasize youth participants building leadership skills; honesty and trust, initiative, team-building, communication, confidence, commitment and positivity, creativity and the ability to inspire
  • Coordinate Youth Leadership Camp; communicate studio set-up needs, activity materials and art supplies resource material for campers, parental consent forms etc.
  • Assist the ArtVenture Camp Director; arrange artist talks, gallery tours, hands-on engagement within ArtVenture Summer Camp and its campers
  • Meet with the ArtVenture Camp Director regularly to discuss progression of program
  • Act as a liaison between youth, parents and gallery staff
  • Ensure that gallery safety and emergency procedures are followed
  • Perform related administrative tasks; print and photocopy, fax, e-mail
  • Work within a budget to deliver creative and dynamic public programming
  • Collaborate and coordinate culminating activity or event with youth participants
  • Complete evaluation forms and submit final report 

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate has completed a degree in Education, Museum Studies, Visual Arts and/or Art History, and will demonstrate:

  • A passion for and knowledge of the Art of Canada, including Inuit and First Nations
  • Experience developing programs for children and youth
  • Strong leadership skills through leadership training, camp skills or any other related skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Certified First-aid training
  • Superior organization skills with attention to high attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to monitor budgets and provide financial updates

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Term: Two-week project development; two, ten-day sessions instructing Project Development: June 19 - 30 Facilitation: July 3 – 14 & July 24 – August 4, 2017 

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should quote the job title and submit their resume via email to hr@mcmichael.com by May 31, 2017.

 

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-Cambridge-
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Idea Exchange

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Date Posted: May 15, 2017

We are a community-led cultural institution dedicated to learning, creativity, and intellectual stimulation. Through the delivery of library services, contemporary art gallery exhibitions, programs and diverse cultural activities, we serve the community of Cambridge, our region, and the broad public.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach the Marketing and Communications Specialist develops marketing strategies for the organization to augment memberships and leverage resources, engaging the public through cohesive and coordinated digital and print campaigns that support the successful implementation of organizational strategic directions.

Key Activities:

  • Develops proposals for the overall organizational marketing strategy and provides direction for implementation. Conducts market research as assigned, tracks and measures the effectiveness of marketing and communication initiatives using a variety of metrics.
  • Strategizes and activates engagement of diverse demographics in art gallery exhibitions, programs and events both on a regional and national level as applicable.
  • Plans and executes cohesive and coordinated digital marketing campaigns publishing content across multiple social media platforms, using relevant tools and techniques.
  • Communicates with departmental contributors, compiles and edits content for draft layout and provides creative direction to graphic design agency as editor of the quarterly Idea Exchange Magazine.
  • Undertakes system-wide projects as project coordinator and participates in multi-discipline working groups as an active, collaborative team member. 
  • Designs graphics for basic promotions using Adobe Creative Suite and consults with print representatives and other promotional vendors. Advises on signage, displays and merchandising as required.
  • Writes original copy for media releases, articles and other official organizational communications. Negotiates media partnership agreements and schedules advertisements with local media providers.

Qualifications:

A post-secondary education in marketing or communications is preferred with proven success in marketing and promotions within the service industry. Candidates will possess excellent verbal and written skills, effectively manage multiple deadlines, possess a working knowledge of the editorial publication process, and have experience managing and developing social media strategies. This position also requires fundamental design skills in Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of contemporary art an asset.

Schedule:

Full time, weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm, (70 hours Bi-Weekly), Idea Exchange, Queen Square location. Flexibility required, schedule may include some evenings and weekend work.

Submission:

This position is open to both external and internal candidates. External candidates will be considered from responses to current advertisements in addition to the Idea Exchange website. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume by Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 to:

Carrie Ricketts, HR Specialist
Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2K6
hr@ideaexchange.org

Idea Exchange is committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request. Please advise us if you need any accommodations.

Idea Exchange has transformed into a space where people of all ages can come together to share their passion for art, reading, knowledge sharing, technology, creativity and culture. Our five locations in the community provide endless resources, learning and fun to our members making Idea Exchange a pillar of arts and culture in Cambridge. Want to learn more? Visit us at http://ideaexchange.org

 

 

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-Cambridge-
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Idea Exchange

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Date Posted: May 15, 2017

We are a community-led cultural institution dedicated to learning, creativity, and intellectual stimulation. Through the delivery of library services, contemporary art gallery exhibitions, programs and diverse cultural activities, we serve the community of Cambridge, our region, and the broad public.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach, the Marketing and Communications Assistant will support the organizational strategic direction and assist in the activation of campaigns utilizing digital marketing and print media in the promotion of the services and programs of Idea Exchange.

Key Activities:      

  • Assists in the overall organizational marketing strategy and implements campaigns utilizing email marketing platforms, social media advertisements, and distribution of printed promotional materials and submission of media advertisements.
  • Updates and maintains organizational promotional schedules for Idea Exchange including: graphic design, digital and print advertisements, digital screens and other projects.  
  • Coordinates submissions and edits copy for the quarterly Idea Exchange magazine and other print materials working in collaboration with the Marketing and Communication Specialist and graphic design agency.
  • Compiles and submits promotional listings of program, event and exhibition information to various external media contacts.  Selects stock images for website event calendar, magazine and other requirements.

Qualifications:

Post-secondary diploma preferred in public relations, journalism or equivalent with previous experience in service industry promotion. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, email marketing platforms and database management. Rigorous and consistent attention to detail is essential.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Knowledge and interest in contemporary art an asset.

Schedule:

This position is open to both external and internal candidates. External candidates will be considered from responses to current advertisements as well as the posting on the Idea Exchange website.

This is a permanent part-time position of 42 hours bi-weekly at the Queen’s Square location: Monday 9:30-4:30, Tuesday 9:30-4:30, Wednesday 9:30-4:30, Thursday 9:30-12:30. Ability to flex work schedule is required and will include evening and weekend shifts.

Submission:
Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume by Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 to:

Carrie Ricketts, HR Specialist
Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2K6
hr@ideaexchange.org

Idea Exchange has transformed into a space where people of all ages can come together to share their passion for art, reading, knowledge sharing, technology, creativity and culture. Our five locations in the community provide endless resources, learning and fun to our members making Idea Exchange a pillar of arts and culture in Cambridge. Visit us at http://ideaexchange.org

Please note that this position is open to internal and external candidates. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Idea Exchange is committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Idea Exchange will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

 

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-Cambridge-
Community Engagement Specialist
Idea Exchange

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Date Posted: May 15, 2017

We are a community-led cultural institution dedicated to learning, creativity, and intellectual stimulation. Through the delivery of library services, contemporary art gallery exhibitions, programs and diverse cultural activities, we serve the community of Cambridge, our region, and the broad public.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach, the Community Engagement Specialist builds and fosters collaborative relationships with a network of key stakeholders in the coordination and implementation of event planning activities to support and contribute to the successful implementation of the organizational strategic directions.

Key Activities:

  • Develops and fosters relationships with new and existing stakeholders within the community, building social capital and implementing the vision and strategic goals of Idea Exchange.
  • Connects and activates engagement of diverse demographics in support of art gallery exhibitions, programs and events within the region and province as applicable.
  • Liaises with community members and functions as the primary contact for collaborative initiatives: negotiates agreements, responds to inquiries and schedules meetings. Works with individuals, committees and groups to successfully implement Idea Exchange fundraising, sponsorship and planned giving initiatives and tasks.
  • Plans, coordinates and executes all logistics for events and service launches: securing vendors and facilitating partnerships for catering, rentals, décor, performance and presentation. Coordinates event delivery support staff and volunteers, provides training and delegates duties to ensure a service-oriented approach.
  • Creates, organizes and submits the quarterly event listings for the Idea Exchange Magazine and other related promotional materials. Constructs evaluations for engagement measurement, compiles responses and generates reports for review. Maintains event budget spreadsheets, expense reports, event staff schedules, and project timelines to support internal and external working groups.
  • Undertakes system-wide projects as project coordinator and participates in multi-discipline working groups as an active, collaborative team member.

Qualifications:

A post-secondary education in event management or equivalent experience is preferred with proven success in coordinating events and activities within the service industry. Candidates will possess excellent verbal and written skills, effectively manage multiple deadlines, demonstrate proficiency with public speaking and have experience in project management. This position also requires the ability to design and provide creative direction on event décor. Knowledge of contemporary art an asset.


Schedule:

Full time, weekdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm, (70 hours Bi-Weekly), Idea Exchange, Queen Square location. Flexibility required, schedule will include some evenings and weekend work.


Submission:

This position is open to both external and internal candidates. External candidates will be considered from responses to current advertisements in addition to the Idea Exchange website. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume by Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 to:

Carrie Ricketts, HR Specialist
Idea Exchange
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2K6
hr@ideaexchange.org

Idea Exchange is committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

Idea Exchange has transformed into a space where people of all ages can come together to share their passion for art, reading, knowledge sharing, technology, creativity and culture. Our five locations in the community provide endless resources, learning and fun to our members making Idea Exchange a pillar of arts and culture in Cambridge. Visit us at http://ideaexchange.org.

 

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-Niagara-on-the-Lake
Summer Event Assistant (SEP)
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Application Deadline: June 5, 2017
Date Posted: May 2, 2017

Terms: Seasonal contract. $11.40/per hour. Must be available to work weekends.

Project is part of the Government of Ontario's summer employment program: 2017 Summer Experience Program
Anticipated Start Date: June 29, 2017. Reports to: Director, Art Centre

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community-based organization that supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts through our school and galleries, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration. Our mission is to engage, enrich and celebrate our diverse and growing population through the visual arts.

Job Description

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre requires support in event planning and marketing/communications related to summer service delivery of programs, exhibitions and events. The summer student will be responsible for event planning including organization, volunteer coordination and program development/delivery; and marketing/communications including website, social media and print distribution for summer delivery. This position offers career related skills that are transferrable to future employment.

 Duties
  • Responsible for providing arts administration support to staff and Board of Directors including volunteer coordination, event planning, marketing & communications in preparation for summer programs, exhibitions and events.
  • Volunteer Coordination: Responsible for updating volunteer records, scheduling summer volunteer opportunities, recruiting new volunteers, identifying volunteer assignments and writing volunteer position descriptions and planning volunteer recognition event.
  • Event Planning: Assist with event organization and coordination, working along-side Committee Chair to co-facilitate Opening Receptions, Canada Day Celebrations and Art by the Lighthouse events. Responsibilities include food service arrangements, decoration/set-up, volunteer coordination and marketing.
  • Marketing & Communications: Responsible for updating website, social media, online calendars/postings and print distribution related to summer programs, exhibitions and events.
  • Occasionally act as Gallery Attendant, responsible for overseeing gallery space and arts administration duties.
  • Knowledgeable about the services the Arts Centre offers the community and familiar with current and upcoming exhibition, programs and events.

Qualifications

  • Currently studying or equivalent experience in: Visual Arts or Event Planning or Marketing
  • Interest in gaining experience in the not-for-profit cultural sector
  • Administrative experience is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are required
  • Summer Experience Program Eligibility: (b) the Position will be open to  students currently enrolled in secondary, or post-secondary institutions or within six months of graduation, who have reached the minimum age of 15 years and not yet reached the age of 25 years on the first day of employment*;

Send resume and cover letter in one document by June 5, 2017 to:
Rima Boles, Director Art Centre

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
Email: office@niagarapumphouse.ca     

 *Please include your name and the job title in the subject of your email*

This position is supported by the Government of Ontario's summer employment program known as the 2017 Summer Experience Program.

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
www.niagarapumphouse.ca

 

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-Orillia-
Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Date Posted: May 1, 2017

OMAH has an opening for a one year maternity leave contract position.

DUTIES

  • Develop, communicate, and implement a dynamic vision for the annual public programs and events that support OMAH’s strategic priorities and goals.
  • Work with the programming and exhibition design team to develop an interpretive program complementary to all exhibitions.
  • Develop, schedule and implement community, visitor and educational programming.
  • Book and schedule school programs, community associations and special groups requiring museum guide/tours and educational programs.
  • Securing funding through public or foundation grants. 
  • Design and facilitate educational programming collaboratively in both art and/or history to all ages in a non-traditional educational environment.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor programming budgets.
  • Assist with other programming events related to new sponsorship or grant funded opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in Art, History, Museum Studies, Events Management or related field.
  • Related experience in programming and community development.
  • Previous practical experience teaching in a museum, art gallery or cultural institution an asset.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a large team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, judgment and time management, skills.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, E-mail and the Internet. Prior experience with Past Perfect and/or Smart Vendor software an asset.

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.

Compensation for this position is $40,000-$45,000. The work term will begin in July 2017. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume (in MS Word or PDF Format) in confidence by May 31, 2017 at noon to:

Ninette Gyorody
OMAH
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 5A9 
Email: employment@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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-Cavan-
Art Gallery Administrator
Galerie Q

Application Deadline: N/A
Date Posted: April 21, 2017

Salary: $30,000
Term: Full-time

Organization Description:

Galerie Q

Located in Cavan Monaghan Township, Galerie Q aims to promote and preserve arts and culture through education and community building endeavors.Galerie Q fosters a partnership between Canadian artists and the public.  Q exhibits both established RCA and contemporary Quebecois painters.

Galerie Q transports its guests through dynamic paintings into the world of captivating rural and urban landscapes.The goals of Galerie Q are achieved through thoughtful and thought-provoking themed exhibitions of artwork painted in oil and acrylic by seasoned master painters and contemporary artists.

Galerie Q is a not-for-profit social enterprise.  Its profits fund educational and community building activities including exhibitions, benefits, lectures and readings.

Annually Q presents donations to various local charities. Galerie Q is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a focus on French Canadian and established RCA painters. All Profits generated on an annual basis, fund educational and community building activities including exhibitions, benefits, lectures and readings. Galerie Q aims to promote and preserve arts and culture through a partnership between Canadian artists and the public.

Job Description:

Galerie Q located in Cavan Ontario is seeking a full-time, well-organized and enthusiastic individual with strong sales and communication skills to assist with social media, administrative tasks, and the general art sales activities.

Applicants who apply are required to have a college, CEGEP or other university certificates from a program of one year to two years with a relevant degree. Work experience three years or less in a given art field will be highly considered.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter with your resume to:

info@galerie-q.com

Contact Information:

Kathryn
Phone: (705) 944-8888
Email: kl@galerie-q.com
Website: www.galerie-q.com

 

 

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-Stouffville-
Visual Arts Assistant (Summer Student)
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: Immediately

Interviews will begin when sufficient applications are received.

Terms: 9 weeks full-time contract (40hrs/wk)

**Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs **

Position includes Saturdays and occasional evenings.
Wage: $12.40 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: June 26, 2017
Anticipated Finish Date: August 26, 2017

The Latcham Gallery seeks an outgoing, responsible, creative and flexible individual to act as Visual Arts Assistant at a six-week summer art camp. The Visual Arts Assistant will be responsible for the set up of activities, assisting children and the instructor, and running children’s reading and lunchtime activities. Other responsibilities include preparing, cleaning and reorganizing studio space before and after art camps, assisting with research into and delivering children’s activities, assisting with art activities at community events. Occasional responsibilities include acting as Gallery Attendant and assisting at gallery events.

The ideal candidate is a post-secondary student in art and/or child and youth related studies with excellent communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, a positive attitude and eagerness to participate in camp and Gallery activities. Eligible students must be between 15 and 30 years of age; student returning full-time in September; Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Please send resume and cover letter in one document by email to:

opportunities@latchamgallery.ca and put your first and last names in the document title.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

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-Stouffville-
Summer Camp Coordinator (Summer Student)
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: Immediately

Interviews will begin when sufficient applications are received.

Terms: 13 weeks full-time contract (40hrs/wk)

**Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs **

Position includes Saturdays and occasional evenings.
Wage: $14.00 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: May 29, 2017
Anticipated Finish Date: August 26, 2017

The Latcham Gallery seeks a highly energetic, creative, responsible, and flexible individual to act as Art Camp Coordinator in preparation for and during a six-week summer art camp. The Art Camp Coordinator will assist with camp planning, registration, inventory and marketing. The student will be responsible for the set up of activities, assisting children and the instructor, and running children’s reading and lunchtime activities. Other responsibilities include preparing and reorganizing studio space before and after art camps, assisting with research into and delivering children’s activities, assisting with art activities at community events, assisting with coordinating a volunteer appreciation event and writing a report at the end of summer. Occasional responsibilities include acting as Gallery Attendant, arts administration duties, database entry and assisting at gallery events.

We are seeking a post-secondary student with excellent leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, a positive attitude and eagerness to participate in camp and Gallery activities. A successful vulnerable sector screening and basic First Aid & CPR will be required. Eligible students must be between 15 and 30 years of age; returning full-time students; Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Please send resume and cover letter in one document by email to:

opportunities@latchamgallery.ca and put your first and last names in the document title.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted



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