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-Toronto-
Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Ontario Association of Art Galleries

ONE POSITION: Public Affairs/Relations and Special Projects Assistant (27 weeks contract)
CONTRACT: September 3, 2019 - March 27, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2019

LOCATION:
Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)
401 Richmond St. W., Suite 395, Toronto ON
email: hr@oaag.org
website: http://oaag.org/

About the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

Through network-building, professional development and advocacy, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) fosters sustainable, healthy, diverse public art galleries, furthering the visual arts as a key component of the cultural life of Ontario. OAAG serves and represents 114 public art gallery and visual art organization members in 62 municipalities across the province.

Completed applications must be emailed to hr@oaag.org by July 31, 2019.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is accepting applications for a contract position of Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant. This Internship position is funded through the Young Canada Works (YCW) program through the Government of Canada and applicants must be eligible for YCW as a graduate, in order to apply.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) seeks a YCW-BCH Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant to work with accomplished staff in the OAAG Secretariat on province-wide initiatives that provide visibility, service and benefit to Ontario’s public art galleries. The Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant will assist in the development of OAAG Awards sponsorship proposals, individual donor fund development; Advocacy and public relations, and assist in the development Communication packages for Professional Development Workshops; Production and Dissemination of E-News Letter and Create communiques . The Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant will also assist with other administrative tasks as necessary. The Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant can expect to learn key skills in arts and project administration, communications, event coordination and fund development.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate in a visual arts, arts administration, arts, non-profit management or related program;
  • Declared interest in a career path in the visual arts and heritage sector;
  • Possesses some knowledge about OAAG, and the organization’s membership and programs;
  • Highly motivated to learn about project coordination and administration, fund development and communications in the arts & culture sector;
  • Well-organized with a keen attention to detail and ability to take initiative and produce desired results; some experience in project management or coordination desired;
  • Superior time-management and organizational skills: Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with staff and volunteers in a shared work environment;
  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent oral, written and research skills: must have a pleasant and patient telephone manner; must be able to analyze problems and communicate solutions clearly. Will be comfortable with speaking to small groups; prior experience in digital media is an asset (audio/photo/video/html/CMS); intermediate comprehension and speaking skills in French considered a significant asset;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: Able to act independently and make sound decisions within the framework of established programs and direction to produce results; able to research and collect, collate and analyze data;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Able to interact effectively with staff, volunteers, partners and the general public; must contribute to a collegial, productive office team atmosphere;
  • Proficient information management skills, particularly with databases: will handle sensitive information and situations with tact and diplomacy;
  • Will have strong computer and Internet literacy skills: Knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly word and excel spreadsheet. Some familiarity with Survey Monkey, Adobe Creative Suite, SUMAC, Google Drive Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Forms) and WordPress is highly desirable. Must be proficient in social media platforms. Ideal candidate will be comfortable and efficient working on a Mac operating system;
  • Driver’s licence and willingness to drive is an asset, but not required.

There is only one Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant position and it will be based in the OAAG secretariat at 401 Richmond St. W in Toronto, ON from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, starting Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant will occasionally be required to work outside regular business hours to attend meetings and events. This time will be deducted from the time they are required to be in the OAAG office.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: July 31, 2019

TO APPLY: Please send your application in one pdf document (YourLastName_FirstInitial_Application_The Communication/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant .pdf) which includes cover letter highlighting your eligibility for the position (including YCW eligibility), a resume, and three references (including one current school reference) via email to: hr@oaag.org with the subject line “The Communications/Public Affairs and Special Projects Assistant”.

This job is funded through the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works (YCW) Program. To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the YCW program. You are eligible if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian graduate 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 OAAG;
  • have been a graduate (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the job

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

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Copy Editor
Inuit Art Foundation

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COPY EDITOR

Application Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a freelance Copy Editor for the Inuit Art Quarterly with exceptional attention to detail and editorial nuance. Their duties include providing comprehensive copy-editing services for the approximately seventy-page Inuit Art Quarterly throughout the year. Published four times a year, the Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. The Copy Editor will work closely with the Managing Editor, as well as the entire editorial team to ensure editorial consistency and accuracy in the magazine.

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the primarily responsibilities of the Copy Editor will include:

  • Editing submitted articles for clarity, grammar and spelling. This may include fact-checking cited sources as well as researching and confirming spelling variations;
  • Liaising with the IAQ editorial team on translated texts;
  • Conforming to the IAQ style guide and amending the guide as required;
  • Ensuring captions are consistent and accurate; and
  • Resolving style and logic issues directly with the editors and/or authors where required.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • Proven track record of successful copy-editing experience;
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects successfully;
  • Excellent written English communication skills;
  • Previous experience copy-editing translated text considered a strong asset;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively and to juggle diverse responsibilities;
  • Enthusiasm for working creatively with a diverse group of contributors from various experience levels and with a range of perspectives; and
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines.

Prior experience with magazine publishing as well as knowledge of contemporary art and Inuit art and/or culture will be considered a strong asset.

Rate: $1,200 per issue

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume as a single pdf with the subject “Copy Editor” to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on August 6, 2019. Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly
Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.

Inuit Art Foundation
1655 Dupont
Toronto, ON M6P 3T1
647.498.7717
inuitartfoundation.org

 

 


  

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-Toronto, ON-
Online Editor
Inuit Art Foundation

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ONLINE EDITOR

Application Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking an Online Editor for the Inuit Art Quarterly with exceptional writing and organizational skills. The Online Editor is a key member of the editorial team, responsible for text and content management across online platforms. Their duties include commissioning and editing content, writing for online and coordinating public communications across various channels. The Online Editor will work closely with the Editorial Director, as well as the entire editorial team to provide smart, entertaining and timely content that is both original and repurposed from the print brand.

The Online Editor is driven by the goal to increase reader engagement and drive traffic. The successful candidate for this position will be able to manage tight deadlines, a stable of freelance writers and multiple overlapping tasks. It is essential that the candidate have previous editorial experience, be tech savvy, possess a critical eye and have a strong ability to work independently.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the primarily responsibilities of the Online Editor will include:

  • Leading the IAQ’s online editorial strategy. This includes growing the IAQ’s online audience and brand recognition through engaging, original and trusted editorial content and ensuring the IAQ is the definitive resource for Inuit art online;
  • Managing all aspects of the online production calendar in tandem with the Editorial Director and Managing Editor, including reporting on and analyzing content performance;
  • Generating web exclusive editorial content; assigning stories to freelance writers, artists and other editorial staff, and bringing them through substantive edits for publication;
  • Identifying and interviewing artists working in communities for inclusion across IAQ platforms (print, online and IAQ Profiles);
  • Preparing, researching and writing text, signed and unsigned for IAQ online and the IAQ Profiles, and on occasion for the print magazine;
  • Writing other collateral for the IAF as required;

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • Having the ability and enthusiasm to move between platforms, with proven experience in online publishing. A strong understanding of Google Analytics and the ability to interpret site metrics are essential in this role;
  • Having the proven ability to meet deadlines, manage complex projects and timelines successfully, and having the ability to clearly communicate with a team of professional writers, editors, artists and designers while managing competing deadlines and priorities;
  • Ability to write concise, accurate copy for web with tight deadlines, including having a firm grasp on copy editing and fact checking;
  • A strong understanding of current web trends (social media, content aggregation, etc.), including familiarity with SEO, and enthusiasm to experiment with new techniques, adjusting the IAQs online strategy to take best advantage of key learnings.
  • Possessing outstanding editorial standards, integrity and judgement, as well as a keen eye for detail, copy consistency and storytelling;
  • Being passionate about working creatively with a diverse group of contributors from various experience levels and with a range of perspectives including in-house and freelance staff and interns
  • Being comfortable working within Apple and Google environments, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and an ability and enthusiasm to learn new skills and media as required. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Premier Pro) considered an asset; and
  • Being a collaborative and supportive team member who will tangibly contribute in the reimagining of processes and systems.

Prior experience with online magazine publishing and Inuit art will be considered a strong asset.

If you don’t possess all the skills listed above but are enthusiastic about the position, please don't hesitate to apply. We are interested in diverse candidates with varied experiences, and not only in those who might fit the description above.

Status: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $42,000 annually

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and 1-2 page writing sample as a single pdf with the subject “Online Editor” to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on August 6, 2019. Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.

Inuit Art Foundation
1655 Dupont
Toronto, ON M6P 3T1
647.498.7717
inuitartfoundation.org

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Art Director
Inuit Art Foundation

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ART DIRECTOR

Application Deadline: August 6, 2019 at 5 PM

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a part-time Art Director for the Inuit Art Quarterly with exceptional attention to detail and a proven acumen for design for arts and culture clients. The Art Director will oversee and design four print issues of the IAQ annually and all related collateral to ensure brand consistency across print and digital platforms. Published four times a year, the Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. The Art Director will work closely with the Editorial Director and Managing Editor, as well as the entire editorial team, to ensure brand consistency and accuracy in the magazine.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the primarily responsibilities of the Art Director will include:

  • Design four print issues of the IAQ annually, as well as any collateral or special issues throughout the year, ensuring brand consistency
  • With the Managing Editor, ensuring production schedules are maintained;
  • Collaborating with editorial team on art for sections and brainstorming ideas and concepts;
  • Liaising with the editorial team and any outside agencies involved in image production, colour correction or photography;
  • Producing captivating in-house advertising for IAF programs where needed; and
  • Ensuring that all design work showcases the artwork featured in the magazine in the best possible light.

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • Proven track record of successful design experience, including prior experience with magazine publishing; 
  • Proficiency in InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator and the rest of the Adobe suite;
  • Strong understanding of print design and print production;
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects successfully;
  • Excellent written English communication skills;
  • Previous experience working with digital platforms;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively and to juggle diverse responsibilities;
  • Enthusiasm for working creatively with a diverse group of contributors from various experience levels and with a range of perspectives; and
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines.

Knowledge of contemporary art and Inuit art and/or culture will be considered a strong asset.

Rate: $40,000 annually (24 hours per week)

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, resume and samples of recent work or links to portfolio as a single pdf with the subject “Art Director” to hr@inuitartfoundation.org by 5PM on August 6, 2019. Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Art Quarterly

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation is a non-profit, Inuit led charitable organization providing support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities. The sole national body mandated to promote Inuit art within Canada and internationally, the IAF undertakes advocacy work on behalf of artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. The Inuit Art Quarterly is the sole magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous art. In addition to its role as the publication of record for Inuit artists, it is one of the few sustained platforms profiling Inuit voices to the broader public through published interviews, authored articles and through featured artistic works. The IAQ is an award-winning industry leader in the cultivation and promotion of Indigenous arts writers and is committed to nuanced, dynamic and multi-vocal writing on the contemporary and historical work of Inuit artists.

Inuit Art Foundation
1655 Dupont
Toronto, ON M6P 3T1
647.498.7717
inuitartfoundation.org

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
New Media & Marketing Coordinator
The Bata Shoe Museum

THE ROLE

We are looking for a passionate and creative thinker who will help us to expand our social media reach, engage with current and new audiences and promote the museum’s exhibitions, programmes and events.  An enthusiastic storyteller, the New Media & Marketing Coordinator will generate daily content in text, image and video formats on platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Blogger. They will consistently monitor all channels to communicate, interact and engage with our various stakeholders and communities.  Utilizing media and web analytics to gain insights and create monthly reports, the successful candidate will be responsible for building and executing social media strategies, digital media projects and email marketing campaigns. Additional social media responsibilities include, but are not limited to, building content calendars, monitoring and engaging with social channels for trending topics, performing social media audits and competitor analyses, executing paid social media campaigns and researching emerging technologies, platforms and opportunities.

The candidate will also be responsible for consistently distributing information about exhibitions and events to print and online publications, outlets and calendars; assisting with special events and openings; updating and maintaining contact databases;  promoting family and adult programming and compiling media coverage.

This is a full-time one-year contract (with a 3 month probation period) with option to renew as a permanent position.

REPORTING

This position will report directly to the Head of Communications.

HOURS & SALARY

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

$40,000 annually

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, digital media or related field
  • 3+ years relevant experience as evidenced by a strong portfolio
  • Experience producing and augmenting paid social media campaigns across all platforms
  • Familiarity with SEO and Google Analytics
  • Excellent writing skills combined with keen eye for detail and a strong visual aesthetic
  • Photography and video production experience an asset
  • The ability to multitask, meet demanding deadlines and prioritize key issues
  • The capacity to think quickly, flexibly and creatively
  • The ability to work in a team setting

Desirable but not essential attributes include:

  • Experience of working in a small organization
  • Familiarity with the non-for-profit sector, within the arts and culture community


ABOUT THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM

With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes and related artefacts, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) celebrates 4,500 years of footwear history in four distinctive rotating galleries. In addition to our popular semi-permanent exhibition, All About Shoes, the Museum has three galleries for changing exhibitions, ensuring that each visit to the museum offers a new experience.  Through the creation of its innovative exhibitions, the BSM strives to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages. For every shoe there’s a story. Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum. Further information on the museum is available at www.batashoemuseum.ca or @batashoemuseum.

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

Deadline for applications is 5 pm on July 31, 2019.  We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Woodstock-
Assistant Curator of Education (YCW)
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-
Events Coordinator (one year contract)
Aga Khan Museum

Application Deadline: July 21, 2019
Date Posted: July 11, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Job Type: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) in Toronto, Canada offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Its mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage. Through education, research, and collaboration, the Museum will inform and inspire audiences from all cultures by presenting art created in the Muslim world throughout the past fourteen centuries, along with current paths of artistic practice and cultural development.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Museum Operations Manager, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating events in the Museum, including managing the pre-arrival logistics and communication with visiting speakers/artists/facilitators as well as delivering events. S/he is the primary contact of the speaker/artist/facilitator and serves as the client liaison between the client/artist and the institution. With a focus on customer service, organization, and efficiency, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for adhering to institutional policies and procedures during events, ensuring that internal and external stakeholders receive professional and prompt service.

This will be a one year contract position initially, with the possibility of extension and regularization, based on mutual agreement. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the planning and execution of events, including establishing speakers/artists/facilitator itineraries, booking all event resources, communicating event set-up and audio-visual requirements in consultation with the relevant departments.
  • Preparing event briefing notes for events and distributing to applicable teams and departments as well as contractors/suppliers and partner institutions.
  • Working with the Finance and Procurement Officer to ensure that all event supplier quotes are received and approved in advance of event as per institutional practices.
  • Booking and maintaining accurate event files in Artifax.
  • Attending mandatory weekly production meetings to communicate events to the wider AKM team.
  • Assisting in tracking and finalizing all event charges and ensuring that they are accounted for post-event and approved by the budget holder.
  • Liaising with the speakers/artists/facilitators pre-event and serving as their primary point of contact.
  • Opening and securing premises before and after the event, ensuring that the venue is run in a safe, orderly and disciplined manner in accordance with all necessary protocols relating to health and safety and emergency.
  • Providing set-up/tear-down duties including the receipt and return of rentals and garbage disposal and ensuring that the venue is ready for operations the following day.
  • Ensuring clients and third-party contractors are fully informed of, and adhere to, event and facility policies and procedures.
  • Directing clients, staff and volunteers in case of an emergency evacuation ensuring the safety of all present.
  • Submitting an event report after each event and promptly reporting any incidents.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the line manager.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications & Experience

  • College degree or diploma ideally in Arts Administration or Event Management.
  • Minimum two years comparable experience in a cultural institution or a museum venue.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Strong organization and time management skills and the ability to plan and prioritize complex and competing workloads under time pressures.
  • Experience in event delivery. 
  • Strong computer skills, including in POS and MS Excel. 
  • Experience with event booking systems, preferably Artifax is required.
  • A positive, friendly, outgoing, winning attitude with well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills coupled with problem-solving experience.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, dependability and considerable experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with service orientation.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, holidays, and weekends is required. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., and stay on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Expressed interest in the mandate of the Museum.

TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter and resume to akm.hr@akdn.org on or before July 21, 2019.  
 
The Museum thanks all those who apply, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Please note that the Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

 

 

 

 

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-Banff, AB-
Program Manager, Visual Arts
Banff Centre

Program Manager, Visual Arts (12 month mat-leave coverage)

The Opportunity

The Program Planning team within the Arts division of Banff Centre is looking for an administrative leader with exceptional project management skills to implement and execute Visual Arts programs in our artistic environment.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Artistic Program Planning, this position is accountable for the planning, promotion, delivery and evaluation of visual arts programming.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Works with the Director, Visual Arts on the planning and design of arts programming;
  • Manages all relevant and necessary stakeholders to advance the co-creation and/or design and implementation of programs;
  • Communicates and manages overall goals and objectives, key milestones and outcomes, and evaluation with both internal and external stakeholders over the lifetime of programs within the coordinated program plan;
  • Project management of all programs and program events, including recruitment strategies;
  • Manages assigned program budgets, resource allocation (people, materials, agendas, places, partners, technology) and deliverables;
  • Works closely with Program Operations to ensure the successful delivery of programs and successful performance management and mentorship of program team members;
  • Develops and maintains professional, informed working relationships with faculty, participants, and relevant stakeholders;
  • Acts as host for programs and ensures a significant presence throughout the program lifecycle;
  • Ensures measurement and tracking of project impact and the careful analysis of this information in a timely manner, for both on-going improvement, and for funder related reporting;
  • Oversight of application, adjudication and notification process.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • 5+ years of proven program/project management experience, preferably within a creative or educational environment;
  • University degree in an arts discipline, or related area of study;
  • Strong multidisciplinary visual arts background including experience working with artists;
  • Solid administration skills with an understanding of program and event marketing, promotion and production;
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills;
  • Energetic self-starter who can work autonomously and within a team;
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence etc.) skills are essential;
  • The ability to formulate long and short range goals, while anticipating and responding to flexible program needs;
  • Applies good management principles in an artistic environment;
  • Visual Arts program management and production experience preferred.

Employment Terms

Working 40 hours per week, the annual salary is between $67,000 - $72,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is a term position ending September 7, 2020.

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the Program Manager, Visual Arts until 11:59 pm MT on July 29, 2019

Apply online at https://bit.ly/2LCFB3A or contact Liz for more information at elizabeth_kiraga@banffcentre.ca

 

 

 

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-Cape Dorset, NU-
Arts Manager
West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative

Closing Date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative is seeking to hire an Arts Manager to administer the printmaking, drawing and carving programs at Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. The successful applicant for this position will oversee all studio operations and related programming. The Arts Manager will report directly to the General Manager while working in collaboration with his or her colleagues at Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto. An important member of the management team, the Arts Manager provides related reports and contributes expertise to the Co-operative Board of Directors and the Arts Advisory Committee. The Arts Manager is responsible for the supervision of one direct report along with printmakers and support staff at Kinngait Studios.

Candidates will possess the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in a range of printmaking processes
  • Possess a background in artmaking, preferably drawing, painting and printmaking
  • Experience in management of an artmaking studio of equivalent supervisory experience
  • Possess an ability to work with culturally diverse artist stakeholders
  • Willingness to function collaboratively with colleagues
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Possess a post-secondary degree in fine arts or a related field
  • Willingness to relocate

Other Details:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Relocation assistance and subsidized staff housing are available
  • Candidates must provide a portfolio of professional artwork
  • This employment opportunity is open to all applicants
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Résumé and professional portfolio, or questions about this call for applications, can be submitted using the contact information below

Established in 1959, West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative has enjoyed an international reputation for the exquisite prints, drawings and carvings created by its Inuit artist members. In addition to operation of the Kinngait Studios at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Cape Dorset, the cooperative maintains a Toronto office, Dorset Fine Arts, which is responsible for interfacing with galleries, museums, cultural professionals, Inuit art enthusiasts and the art market globally. The role of West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative has significantly expanded to include communications, promotion, advocacy, government relations and special projects as related to the Inuit art of Cape Dorset. The cooperative is equally engaged with the business of art sales as it is with functioning as a resource centre and archive while at the same time developing meaningful and ongoing relationships with a variety of organizations across Canada, the United States and Europe. Governed by an all-Inuit Board of Directors, the organization also maintains a local retail grocery/department store, a restaurant, rental properties and various utility contracts. As a community owned organization, 90% of Cape Dorset adults are shareholders, profits are distributed back to the community in the form of annual dividends.

Contact

William Huffman
West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative
P: 416-985-0452 | F: 416-961-7749
E-mail: whuffman@westbaffin.com


 

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-Toronto-
Curatorial Assistant
Textile Museum of Canada

POSITION TYPE: Full-time - 5 days a week permanent position; work days are to be from Monday to Friday
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS: Must be physically capable of lifting up to 35 lbs.; have experience and the ability to handle art objects of various shapes and sizes.

The Textile Museum of Canada is seeking a highly motivated team player for the position of Curatorial Assistant.

The Curatorial Assistant supports the Museum’s ambitious program of exhibition projects. Reporting directly to the Curatorial Director they are responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including exhibition research and planning; managing contacts and correspondence; assisting with the coordination and editing of all exhibition-related copy and documentation. Contributions to grant applications, partnership agreements, and internal and external communications is a core function. The Curatorial Assistant is an integral part of the programming team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Curatorial

  • Provides general curatorial support for staff and guest curators.
  • Conducts curatorial research for exhibition projects.
  • Maintains accurate exhibition checklists, image files, and other exhibition details.
  • Helps create, coordinate, and edit exhibition descriptions and didactic materials such as wall texts, labels, newsletter and website content.
  • Participates in, and assists with, staff training on exhibitions, as required.
  • Contributes to touring exhibition outreach and communications
  • Assists with hosting visiting artists, curators, colleagues, including itineraries and transportation.

Exhibition Projects

  • Creates and manages planning systems for internal workflow for all exhibition projects – long and short term.
  • Procures exhibition materials and equipment, maintaining the inventory of display cases, AV equipment, and digital technology.
  • Participates in exhibition installation activities as required.
  • Creates digital floor plans for exhibitions.

Administration

  • Supports Curatorial Director in day-to-day planning and communications.
  • Assists with the preparation of materials to promote and publicize exhibitions and related public programs.
  • Assists with gathering and writing information pertinent to grant applications, final reports, and other institutional needs.
  • Assists with budget management, correspondence with partners, artists, and colleagues.
  • Assists with coordination of logistical needs for artist/curator visits including arranging honoraria, travel, lodging, and meals.

Other

  • Work to further the goals and objectives of the Museum and participate actively in the life of the institution. Act in a respectful, accountable, and generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Demonstrate a positive professional presence, inspiring and building confidence both within the Museum and outside the institution among a broad range of constituencies.
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.
  • Serve as representative of the Museum responding to and orienting visitors and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Highly developed writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and strategic problem solving.
  • Experience working with members of global Indigenous communities an asset.
  • Professional connections to local, national, and international individuals, communities and institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively and confidently with staff, trustees, artists, arts professionals, and the public.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Skilled in establishing priorities, coordinating multiple complex projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as closely with a small team.
  • A flexible/versatile approach to ensuring every project’s success.

Education, Training, and Traits:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required, with coursework in art, art history, museum studies, or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of current principles and procedures of curatorial activities in a museum or gallery setting.

Work Experience:
Minimum three years of related experience with a focus on curatorial activities in a professional museum of gallery setting.

Additional Info:

This is a full-time, 5 days a week permanent position. The position requires availability for occasional evenings and weekends. Salary is $38,000

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS WEDNESDAY JULY 24 AT 5PM

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and three references (including email and phone #s) as a single document attachment to hrsearch@textilemuseum.ca. The email subject line should read <title of position applied for> <followed by applicant’s last name>.

Kindly note that we will accept no phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Textile Museum of Canada maintains a Board of Trustees approved Anti-Racism, Access, and Equity Policy. Respect, accountability, and a generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public are requirements for all staff. The Museum is committed to achieving representation of equity-seeking groups on its staff by ensuring that members of said communities have unbiased access to employment. The Textile Museum of Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Textile Museum of Canada

Founded in 1975, The Textile Museum is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles, connecting diverse contemporary art practices to centuries of material culture. The Museum's history of exploring ideas and building complex cultural understanding has produced an internationally regarded incubator for artistic practice and research.  The Museum presents audiences with opportunities to connect with 2000 years of global history through a collection of 15,000 objects, and provides local, Canadian, and international artists with a platform for the exploration and exhibition of new ideas. The Museum satisfies an otherwise unfulfilled need for professional, critical display, and interpretation of interdisciplinary practices that have material exploration at their core -- in Toronto and beyond.

The pillars of our contributions to diverse and inclusive textile cultures are public exhibitions, education and outreach, and collections. Our programming contributes to the art form through explorations of personal expressions and global cultures as they relate to material culture and community. We build our programs on previous outcomes, resulting in a rich, considered diversity and inclusion. It is important that audiences see themselves in our activities.

The Museum's social role is reinforced in a wide range of exhibitions, with an extensive schedule of complementary programming including workshops, lectures, seminars, tours, and digital initiatives. Visitors can explore materials and techniques, encounter rich cultural information and ideas, and create new work themselves within professional workshops or in Fibrespace – the Museum's educational hands-on gallery. 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Assistant Manager, Prospect Research Strategy & Development
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Assistant Manager, Prospect Strategy & Development
Internal Job ID: 1013521 RFT (1)
Employee Group: Management
Number of Positions: 1
Status: Regular Full-Time
Reports to: Campaign Director
Department: Development Services
Classification: C5-3
Salary Range: $67,795 - $84,721 per annum
Hours/Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Start Date: 7/22/2019

ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

Does the thought of growing meaningful donor relationships at one of the largest art museums in North America excite you? Are you enticed by the idea of driving prospect research at a critical and exciting moment of growth and change at the AGO? 

With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18 and close to 100,000 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 strategic, analytical, proactive, and personable Assistant Manager, Prospect Research Strategy & Development Programs to support our Major Gift, Campaign, and Senior Leadership staff. The successful candidate will conduct strategic prospect research on current and prospective prospects. He/She/They will manage and maintain an integrated pipeline management system to maximize donor engagement and support. He/She/They will also develop and advise team on data infrastructure standards for managing donor activity. 

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

  • Minimum five years of experience in prospect research, donor development, prospect identification, major gifts and fundraising campaigns.
  • Comprehensive understanding of donor database fundamentals. 
  • Directly related experience developing and executing donor and member reports in a donor database.
  • Library science educational background an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in applicable computer programs such as Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Power Point and keyboarding skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using prospect research and financial tools and resources such as NOZA, Charity Can, Imagine Canada, SEDI, SEDAR, Meltwater, Factiva, Mergent Online and more.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with the Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database.
  • Experience with database analytics and report writing.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to relationship management.
  • Well developed administrative, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Post-secondary education in fundraising is preferred.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Receive 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

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

Art is at the centre of everything we do.

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.

External Application Deadline: July 22, 2019

 

 

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

Title: Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Employee Group: OPSEU
Status: Temporary Full-time
Reports to: Head of Conservation
Department: Conservation
Classification: C4-4
Salary Range: $32.67 - $40.82 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 35 hours per week
Start Date: 10/1/2019
End Date: 10/1/2020

ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

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

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

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

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

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

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

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

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

 

External Application deadline: August 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Dispatcher
Museumpros

Date Posted: July 3, 2019

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

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Museumpros
Museumpros is Toronto’s premiere art services company serving regional, national and international clients. For 25 years, Museumpros has provided exemplary service and support for private/public institutions, private clients/collectors, art galleries, international art shippers, art fairs, and designers. Museumpros offers local and international art transport, art-handling, installation, storage, fabrication, framing, crating services, and much more. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an experienced Dispatcher to act as a communication point for all local service calls. You will receive requests, transmit messages, prepare schedules, and organize crews/vehicles. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator and be able to multi-task in a busy environment.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to all service calls and record significant information
  • Address problems and requests by transmitting information or providing solutions
  • Prioritize calls according to urgency/importance and organize schedule
  • Dispatch crews for projects and client requests
  • Monitor the route and status of field units to coordinate and prioritize their schedule
  • Data entry to invoice jobs and maintain logs and records of calls, activities and other information

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience as dispatcher or relevant position
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of relevant software (MS Office a must)
  • Fast typing with experience in data entry
  • G class drivers license
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Active listener with excellent communication skills
  • Sound judgement and critical thinking
  • Experience as an installer and art handling an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Museumpros is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and healthy work environment. Applications from visible and non-visible minorities, marginalized peoples and indigenous peoples are welcome. 

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume to careers@museumpros.com
Only those applicants that qualify for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

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Project Coordinator
Museumpros

Date Posted: July 1, 2019

Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: 40K - 60K

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Museumpros

Museumpros is Toronto’s premiere art services company serving regional, national and international clients. For 25 years, Museumpros has provided exemplary service and support for private/public institutions, private clients/collectors, art galleries, international art shippers, art fairs, and designers. Museumpros offers local and international art transport, art-handling, installation, storage, fabrication, framing, crating services, and much more. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB BRIEF

Candidates must possess a post-secondary degree in a related field such as Museum Studies or Project Management. We are looking for people who are passionate about art, art handling and project coordinating to join our team. If you have hands on experience coordinating projects and are interested in expanding your repertoire with unique projects, we’d like to get to know you and discuss more about this opportunity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with internal resources and third parties/vendors for planning and execution of projects to timelines and budgets
  • Work with other supervisors on resource planning, availability, and allocation
  • Translate project requirements into tasks; schedule and assign tasks to resources
  • Review job safety needs and provide compliance requirements
  • Communicate changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Track and analyze project performance
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Data entry for invoicing 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experienced user of MS Office toolset (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with task scheduling and resource assignment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in diverse teams
  • Knowledge of the fine art industry, art shipping, installation, construction/renovation skills an asset
  • Knowledge of project management practices a strong asset.
  • Valid G class driver’s license

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Museumpros is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and healthy work environment. Applications from visible and non-visible minorities, marginalized peoples and indigenous peoples are welcome. 

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume to careers@museumpros.com
Only those applicants that qualify for an interview will be contacted. 

 

 

 

 

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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-
International Import/Export Specialist
TOTAL Fine Arts

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

Our team is growing again to meet customer demand! Seeking applicants for immediate openings. TOTAL Fine Arts is built on experienced staff with a clear understanding of what is expected, the precautions needed, and the absolute care required when handling priceless shipments. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of international shipping industry and customs processes as well as exceptional customer service to high profile clients. You will be required to be proactive and coordinate with international parties, operations departments, and clients to ensure successful project completion. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure seamless project management, and immediately communicate any changes that may arise to stakeholders.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

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

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in Transportation and Logistics, Sales and Marketing, or International Business, preferred but not required.
  • 3+ years of experience with a strong understanding of the freight forwarding business – air and ocean experience required
  • CIFFA certification a must, CITT and/or DG certification an asset
  • Comprehensive understanding of operational procedures regarding air transport, ocean transport, and international import/export process
  • Knowledge of permits, import/export restrictions as related to client projects
  • Experience working with arts and culture community
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, database experience, etc.)
  • Able to take charge, make decisions and positively manage change as and when needed.
  • Understanding best practices for the handling and transporting needs, with a focus on the arts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong administrative and organizational capabilities; attention to detail is an ABSOLUTE MUST.
  • Excellent understanding of customer needs – particularly within the freight forwarding industry
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English required, additional languages an asset
  • This is a full time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends as required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time DZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary : Between 55,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Minimum: 2 years

Required license or certification: DZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Wood Shop / Crate Technician
PACART

Full time

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

Scope of position

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

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

Qualifications 

The successful candidate should possess:

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


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

 

 

 

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-Scarborough-
Art Technician
TOTAL Fine Arts

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

Job Description:

TOTAL Technicians are required to assist with and carry out tasks including but not limited to transportation, installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing/wrapping of sensitive and high value artworks and artifacts, as well as providing support in the fabrication of custom crates and travel systems as needed. The candidate may also be requested to fill in for other areas in the company, aiding in the movement of high value products. Position may include other related duties as required.
The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

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

Additional assets to this position include:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

FULL TIME POSITION

Background:

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

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

Nature and scope of position:

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

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

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess:

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

Job Type: Full-time

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

 

 

 

 

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