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-Toronto-
Emerging Curator in Residence
Humber Galleries and Collection

Date posted: April 28, 2016
Application deadline: May 20, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

Competition #: 2016-928
Division/Department: VP Academic
Classification: Non Full-Time
Reporting To: Curator, Humber Galleries and Collection
Campus: Lakeshore
Hourly Rate Range: $28.14 - $31.65
Hours of Work: Maximum 24 hours/week
Duration of Need: 1 year, July 2016-June 2017

 Humber Galleries is seeking applications for an Emerging Curator in Residence. This position provides an opportunity for a young Canadian curator to work in residence at Humber Galleries, two exhibition spaces based at Humber College in Toronto. The Emerging Curator in Residence will be responsible for curating two exhibitions during their tenure that speak to the galleries various objectives while drawing on the permanent collection, faculty and/or student works in conversation with broader contemporary art and design dialogues. In addition the successful incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Curator with developing the exhibition schedules for both the L-Space Gallery and the North Space Gallery, as well as liaising between the various Humber schools use of the spaces. The Emerging Curator in Residence will be expected to engage with the broader Humber community, this may take the form of: studio and/or classroom visits, lectures and/or talks, programming development throughout the year, archival research and writing.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must: be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; have curated a minimum of two (2) exhibitions and a maximum of eight (8) exhibitions; and must include a portfolio of art communications on contemporary art, this may include critical essays and/or reviews, exhibition texts, didactic materials, educational or programming materials, podcasts, blog posts, or videos. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following: their work incorporates specialized training in contemporary art or a related field (not necessarily gained at an academic institution); their work has been presented in professional contexts and has received peer recognition; they have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the development of contemporary art at Humber and possess in-depth knowledge of contemporary visual art and culture within Canada and the GTA; they are able to work independently and as part of a team; and they possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills with superior attention to detail. The candidate must have the ability to work with the Curator to develop and/or support teaching and learning at Humber.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The HR Recruitment Coordinator responsible for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.

HOW TO APPLY

CLOSE DATE: May 20, 2016

A detailed job description for this position is available in HR Services. All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to HR Services by applying online at: www.humber.ca/careers.

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-Grimsby-
Summer Studio Instructor
Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Date posted on Jobline: April 5, 2016
Application Deadline Extended to: May 13, 2016, 5pm

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Start date: June 6, 2016
End date: September 2, 2016
Wage: $12.25 per hour

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Summer Studio Instructor. The Summer Studio Instructor will be responsible for developing and running the summer children’s programs at the gallery and for helping to plan educational programs for the upcoming school year.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have a least some post secondary training in visual arts, art history or museum studies. S/he will have experience working with a variety of art media as well as experience working with children. Fluency in English is required, a basic knowledge of French is an asset. Basic computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses and highlights the requirements of the Summer Studio Instructor as highlighted above, directly to the gallery at gpag@grimsby.ca, by May 2nd, 2016.

Candidate's must also apply separately through the YCW website at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements
and be registered on the YCW website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 The Summer Studio Instructor will be supervised by the gallery’s Education and Media Coordinator and by the Gallery Director.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application. 

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 -Grimsby-
Curatorial Assistant
Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Date posted on Jobline: April 6, 2016
Application Deadline Extended to: May 13, 2016, 5pm

POSITION SUMMARY

Wage: $12.25 per hour
Start date: TBD
12 Week Position

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery seeks a well-organized, motivated and enthusiastic individual for the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant, supervised by the Gallery Director, will primarily work with the Permanent Collection and temporary art exhibitions at the gallery. Tasks will include examining and inventorying artwork; updating documentation; research on relevant art and artists; preparing and delivering brief public presentations of this material and curating an exhibition.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

 The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary training in visual arts, art history, museum studies and/or history. S/he will have a good understanding of and the ability to recognize different art media and exhibit meticulous attention to detail in his/her work. Flexibility is essential, as is the ability to work efficiently both as part of a team and independently. Solid computer skills are required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn other programs quickly, would be helpful.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses and highlights the requirements of the Curatorial Assistant as highlighted above, directly to the gallery at gpag@grimsby.ca, by May 2nd, 2016.

Candidate's must also apply separately through the YCW website at www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Candidates must meet YCW eligibility requirements
and be registered on the YCW website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Town of Grimsby are equal opportunity employers and individuals from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of designated equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application.

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-Toronto-
RBC Curatorial Fellowship
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Date posted: April 20, 2016
Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

The Power Plant Contemporary (TPP) Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 29 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.

POSITION SUMMARY

Job Ref#.16J095-OAAG
Number of vacancies: 1
Salary: $16.00 per hour, 5 days per week (35 hours per week)

Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special RBC Curatorial Fellowship. This two year program (19 July. 2016 through 13 July, 2018) supports TPP’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative and unique program, the RBC Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging curator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES

The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and the curatorial, education and development staff of TPP. He/she will also work with TPP guest curators and learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a curator in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.

  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing text for catalogues, didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floor plan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work in the capacity of Assistant Curator on one major exhibition per year. In doing so the RBC Curatorial Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research and documentation, writing didactic panels or text within a published catalogue, etc… by shadowing the Curator of Exhibitions specifically on these exhibitions.
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will also assist with other departmental needs including preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations.
  • The end of this two-year tenure will see the RBC Curatorial Fellow present an exhibition and publish an issue in our series, Power Plant Pages
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will provide a presentation to RBC Wealth and TPP staff, reporting on the outcomes of each year.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.)
  • B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with contemporary art required;
  • Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

 APPLICANTION PROCESS

The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field within the past twenty four months.  Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
  • The names of 3 references with contact information;
  • Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings;
  • Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.). 

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

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-Toronto-
TD Education Curatorial Fellowship
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Date posted: April 20, 2016
Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Job Ref#.16J096-OAAG
Number of vacancies:  1
Salary: $16.00 per hour, 35hours a week

Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special TD Education Curatorial Fellowship.  This program (6 September 2016 through 13 July 2018) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, the TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.  This position will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to gain hands-on experience in visitor engagement, program development and assessment and community outreach, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program. The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will:

  • Participates in all phases of program development, including research, development, implementation, assessment, community and artist relations, writing interpretive and promotional materials, website and program guide, audience development and visitor engagement.
  • Assists with youth related programming including Power Kids Family Programs, Power Youth, and Student Night, developing and implementing assessment strategies for these and other programs.
  • Researches and develops public programs and liaise with artists, curators and other cultural producers.
  • Provides administrative support across programs and learn to develop and manage budgets, staffing plans, grant applications and reports, and assist with preparing presentations, board reports and presenter contracts.
  • Prepares and provides guided gallery tours for a variety of audiences.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters degree in art education, museum studies, contemporary art history
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of contemporary art required;
  • Understanding of gallery education and public programs, program assessment, and visitor engagement theories and strategies.
  • Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field of Art Education, Museum Studies, and Art History or related field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
  • The names of 3 references with contact information
  • Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings
  • Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.).

Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#16J096-OAAG:

Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
EMAIL: Jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

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-Mississauga-
Gallery Assistant – Visitor Services | Summer Student Position
Art Gallery of Mississauga

Date posted: April 20, 2016
Application Deadline: May 8, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

Duration:  May 30, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Compensation:  $12.00
Hours:  35 hours per week
General Work Hours:  Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday, Sunday 12 – 4 pm
Weekend & evening work will be required during Gallery events
Language:  English

POSITION SUMMARY

The Gallery Assistant will learn all arts administration operations and programming practices of a not-for-profit gallery, giving them a wealth of experience in all aspects of running a public art gallery; from creating an exciting, positive experience for Gallery visitors by animating the space, providing tours and answering questions for the AGM’s diverse publics, to assisting in the day to day work of managing gallery operations such as event coordination and membership mailings. The key thrust of the role will be to enhance visitor experience in the gallery, and outreach to and engagement of Mississauga residents with the AGM, fulfilling the Gallery’s mission to bring art to the community and the community to art.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES

The main objectives are for the selected applicant to gain firsthand knowledge of day to day gallery operations; to serve as point of first contact at reception and enhance the visitor experience in the Gallery, thus gaining vital client relations and visitor engagement skills.  They will gain practical skills related to programs and events, development, fundraising and outreach, which will allow them to learn about the many ways a public institution can connect with diverse audiences and create a strong community of supporters. The selected applicant will learn the importance of the many avenues of communication between an institution and its members and publics, including in person, through mailing lists, membership databases, social media and online platforms.   

Main projects will include:

  • Engaging with and touring Gallery visitors including answering questions regarding the AGM and the exhibitions
  • Managing reception and administrative duties; handling membership requests and promoting membership
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of education and outreach programs and events
  • Assisting with planning and execution of membership campaigns and programs, promoting AGM membership at public events and through community outreach
  • Assisting communication staff in designing/ proofing promotional materials; update and develop website and social media initiatives
  • Attend weekly team building meetings; discuss snap shot of current projects, strategies, goals and opportunities.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a field of study such as Arts Administration, Studio Art/Art History Not-for-profit management, Arts Education, Museum/Curatorial Studies, or a related field.  Previous volunteer or work experience in a public arts and culture would be a strong asset.

The candidate should possess a strong interest in arts administration, contemporary art and community programs.  The candidate must be friendly, outgoing, have a sense of humour and enjoy working with diverse communities.  They should have the ability to problem solve, work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment, set priorities, perform as a self-starter as well as follow directions, seek and accept feedback. They need to have strong verbal and written communication skills and welcome the challenge of working in a fast paced, eclectic, team environment full of change and progress. 

The selected candidate will have a strong working knowledge of both Windows and Mac operating systems, and be proficient MS Office, have experience with relational databases and social media platforms/management. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver) would be a strong asset.

HOW TO APPLY

The AGM encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of the Gallery’s and Mississauga’s communities.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Sadaf Zuberi
Business Operations Manager
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
agm.connect@mississauga.ca

Use "Summer Intern | Gallery Assistant – Visitor Services" as the subject of your e-mail.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2016

Start Date:  May 30, 2016

Due to the high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

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-Mississauga-
Gallery Assistant – Collections | Summer Student Position
Art Gallery of Mississauga

Date posted: April 20, 2016
Application Deadline: May 8, 2016

POSITION SUMMARY

Duration:  May 30, 2016 to August 21, 2016
Compensation:  $12.00
Hours:  35 hours per week
General Work Hours:  Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Weekend & evening work may be required
Language:  English

The Gallery Assistant - Collections will build on their existing education and experience in museum studies, arts administration, or art history, and learn more about all aspects of the operations and programming practices of a not-for-profit gallery, from creating an exciting, positive experience for Gallery visitors by animating the space, to assisting with the care and management of the gallery’s permanent collection. The key roles and responsibilities of the role will be to assist with care, maintenance and management of the gallery’s permanent collection, including undertaking a conservation project and potentially developing accessible collections based programming. In addition, the Gallery Assistant – Collections, will assist as needed with day to day administration and visitor services related tasks. The selected candidate will be a vital part of activating the gallery’s mission of bringing art to the community and the community to art.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES

The main objectives are for the selected applicant to gain firsthand knowledge of day to day gallery operations, with a particular focus on developing an understanding and appreciation of the work involved in maintaining public art collections at a small institution.  The Gallery Assistant - Collections will serve as a public face of the gallery and will serve as a point of first contact for visitors. The selected applicant will build on existing visitor services and administration skills and will gain practical skills related to collections management, conservation and access. The Gallery Assistant – Collections will learn about the many ways a public institution can connect with diverse audiences and create a strong community of supporters.

Main projects will include:

  • Serving as the public face of the gallery for visitors; engaging with and touring Gallery visitors, providing information and assistance,  including answering questions regarding the AGM’s exhibitions and programming
  • Managing reception and administrative duties; including handling membership requests and promoting membership, filing, etc.
  • Assist the curatorial staff with projects related to care, maintenance and management of the permanent collection, including database management, documentation, condition reporting, minor conservation
  • Assist with collections research and exhibition planning
  • Assist with education, engagement and community projects
  • Attend weekly team building meetings; discuss snap shot of current projects, strategies, goals and opportunities.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a field of study such as Museum/Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Studio Art/Art History, Not-for-profit management, Arts Education, or a related field.  Previous volunteer or work experience in a public arts and culture would be a strong asset.

The candidate should possess a strong interest in arts administration, contemporary art and community programs.  The candidate must be friendly, outgoing, have a sense of humour and enjoy working with diverse communities.  They should have the ability to problem solve, work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment, set priorities, perform as a self-starter as well as follow directions, seek and accept feedback. They need to have strong verbal and written communication skills and welcome the challenge of working in a fast paced, eclectic, team environment full of change and progress. 

The selected candidate will have a strong working knowledge of both Windows and Mac operating systems, and be proficient MS Office, have experience with relational databases and social media platforms/management. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver) would be a strong asset.

The AGM encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of the Gallery’s and Mississauga’s communities.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Sadaf Zuberi
Business Operations Manager
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
agm.connect@mississauga.ca

Use "Gallery Assistant – Collections" as the subject of your e-mail.

Application Deadline: May 8, 2016

Start Date:  May 30, 2016

Due to the high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

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-Oakville-                                                                                
Bilingual Summer Art Instructor
Oakville Galleries

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Art Instructor to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 20 June 2016
End Date: 2 September 2016
Salary Level: $18/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Art Instructor prepares and delivers a wide range of art-based activities in English and French to participants (ages 6 to 14) in Oakville Galleries’ summer camps. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Fluent in French and English;
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • Experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • Familiar with a broad range of artistic techniques, practices and materials;
  • Experience in developing lesson and activity plans and a demonstrated interest in working with children;
  • Strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • Responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages.

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

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

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Oakville-
Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor
Oakville Galleries    

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016                                                                                       

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 20 June 2016
End Date: 2 September 2016
Salary Level: $18/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Camp Counselor will oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, communicate with parents and guardians, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, and assist Bilingual Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction in both official languages. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Fluent in French and English;
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • Experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • Experience in developing lesson and activity plans;
  • Strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • Responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both official languages.

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

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

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Oakville-                                                                                                     
Bilingual Summer Gallery Attendant
Oakville Galleries

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Bilingual Summer Gallery Attendant to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 23 June 2016
End Date: 3 September 2016
Salary Level: $13/hour
Languages of work: English and French

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Bilingual Summer Gallery Attendant engages the public in discussions about Oakville Galleries’ exhibitions and programs in English and French, and is responsible for the security of the works of art on view.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum practices;
  • Comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • Responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in both official languages.

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

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Oakville-                                                                                         
Summer Art Instructor
Oakville Galleries

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Summer Art Instructors to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 20 June 2016
End Date: 2 September 2016
Salary Level: $18/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Art Instructors prepare and deliver a wide range of art-based activities to participants (ages 6 to 14) in Oakville Galleries’ summer camps. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

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

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

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Oakville-                                                                                         
Summer Camp Counselor
Oakville Galleries

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for a Summer Camp Counselor to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 20 June 2016
End Date:  2 September 2016
Salary Level: $18/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

Reporting to the Education Officer, the Summer Camp Counselor will oversee the day-to-day coordination of camp activities, manage camp volunteers, communicate with parents and guardians, lead groups of children ages 6 to 14 in recreational activities, and assist Summer Art Instructors during art class instruction. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • Experience teaching and supervising groups of children (ages 6-14) in a camp and/or educational setting;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and a keen interest in contemporary visual art;
  • Experience in developing lesson and activity plans;
  • Strong organizational, planning and leadership skills;
  • An ability to work both independently and to be pro-active in a team environment;
  • Responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic, and dynamic;
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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

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

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Oakville-
Summer Gallery Attendant
Oakville Galleries  

Date posted: April 12, 2016
Application deadline: 9 May 2016          

Oakville Galleries is a leading contemporary art museum that engages people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures. The Galleries serves communities in Oakville, Halton Region and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently looking for Summer Gallery Attendants to add to our dynamic education team.

POSITION SUMMARY                                                                                 

Terms: Full-time contract
Start Date: 23 June 2016
End Date: 3 September 2016
Salary Level: $13/hour
Language of work: English; French considered an asset

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Art History, Art Education, Visual and/or Media Arts, Museum Studies or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of and keen interest in contemporary art and/or museum practices;
  • Comfortable interacting with members of the public and delivering public talks;
  • Responsible, hard-working, enthusiastic and dynamic;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.

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

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (unfortunately, non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline: 9 May 2016. Please submit cover letter and resume to educationjobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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-Toronto-
Summer Design Camp Instructor 
Design Exchange (DX)

 Date posted: April 28, 2016
Application Deadline: 5pm on May 13, 2016

The Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks reflect popular contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. The DX is a registered non-profit charity.

POSITION SUMMARY

Start date: June 20, 2016
End date: August 26, 2016
Pay: $16/hour
Hours: 40 hours / week

The DX is seeking to fill the contract position of Design Camp Instructor during the eight weeks of camp held during Summer 2016. The Design Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 6 to 15 on a variety of design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Design Camp Instructor will report to the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers, and work closely with the other members of the DX Design Camp team.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Diligent supervision of children aged 6 to 15 years of age;
  • Instructing students and leading daily design-based projects;
  • Set up and maintenance of materials;
  • Coordinating with fellow instructors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the design sector and ability to be creative;
  • Must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a post-secondary design or education related program;
  • Must have two years previous experience working with children ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors;
  • A good knowledge of Canadian and international design is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills;
  • Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents;
  • A Criminal background check will be required;
  • CPR and first aid certification will be required.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should apply via email to education@dx.org and include a detailed CV and a cover letter. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on May 13th, 2016.

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-Toronto-
Summer Fashion Camp Instructor 
Design Exchange (DX)

Date posted: April 28, 2016
Application deadline: 5pm, May 13, 2016
  
The Design Exchange (DX) is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At a crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks reflect popular contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. The DX is a registered non-profit charity.

POSITION SUMMARY

Start date: June 20, 2016
End date: August 26, 2016
Pay: $16/hour
Hours: 40 hours / week
  
The DX is seeking to fill the contract position of Fashion Camp Instructor during the 8 weeks of camp held during Summer 2016. The Fashion Camp Instructor will be responsible for working with children between the ages of 9 and 15 on a variety of fashion design activities including daily supervision of the students, delivering the prepared program in a fun and interesting manner, and incorporating their own unique ideas. The Fashion Camp Instructor will report to the Youth Programs Coordinator, supervise volunteers, and work closely with the other members of the DX Design Camp team.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Diligent supervision of children aged 9 to 15 years of age;
  • Instruct students and lead daily fashion design-based projects;
  • Set-up and maintenance of materials;
  • Coordinating with fellow instructors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX, strong knowledge of the design sector and ability to be creative;
  • Must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a post-secondary fashion design or education related program;
  • Must have two years previous experience working with children ideally in the design, private-sector and / or socially innovative not-for-profit sectors;
  • Must be able to sew, construct a garment, and know finishing techniques;
  • A good knowledge of Canadian and international fashion design is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills;
  • Patience, understanding and compassion to work with children and their parents;
  • A Criminal background check will be required;
  • CPR and first aid certification will be required.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should apply via email to education@dx.org and include a detailed CV and a cover letter. 

No phone calls, mail submissions or faxes please. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on May 13th, 2016.

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-Toronto-
Gallery Assistants & Power Kids (Volunteer)
The Power Plant

POSITION SUMMARY

For our Summer 2016 exhibition season, The Power Plant seeks enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing volunteer Gallery Assistants to assist Gallery Attendant staff, in the activation of works by German artist Franz Erhald Walther both inside and outside the gallery.

IDEAL CANDIDATES

An ideal volunteer is reliable and professional; outgoing; a team player; enthusiastic for contemporary art; and able to commit to volunteer for an exhibition season, a minimum of three to four months (unless otherwise noted). Current opportunities include:

VOLUNTEER GALLERY ASSISTANTS (year-round)

Volunteers are a crucial part of the ongoing success of The Power Plant’s public programs and exhibitions, assisting with a variety of day-to-day needs and special events tasks. During your shifts you will always be working alongside The Power Plant staff, mainly Gallery Attendants. You will have the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of shifts both on and off-site including Exhibition Opening Parties; Power Talks Lecture Series; International Lecture Series; Sunday Scene talks; artist performances; film screenings; general gallery shifts; and, Power Ball -- The Power Plant’s annual fundraising party! During these events, you may find yourself in a number of roles: greeting and interacting with patrons; gallery security; alcohol/food monitor; usher; photographer; ticket-taker; attendance tracking; and more!

VOLUNTEER POWER KIDS (year-round)

The Power Plant offers 18 on-site and 10 off-site Power Kids programs each year for children ages 7 to 12, and their adult companions and siblings. Volunteers help the Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and Power Kids Teaching Assistant help organize art-making materials, greet and interact with participants, assist participants with art-making activity, and take photographs of the program.

BENEFITS

Benefits include meeting new people; learning new skills; free attendance at select fee-based programs; complimentary tickets to select Harbourfront Centre events; and, reimbursement for TTC transportation costs.

HOW TO APPLY 

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please email a current copy of your resume and a short cover letter outlining your interest to info@thepowerplant.org, by Friday May 6th.

 

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-Mississauga-
Call for Docents, Interns, and Volunteers
Museums of Mississauga

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

The Museums of Mississauga are looking for great Volunteers for new positions. 


Sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc., the successful candidates will be eligible to receive transit to and from the Museums as well as specialized training in Visitor Services and Museums specific opportunities.

The goals of the Volunteer program at The Museums of Mississauga:

  • to provide exposure to the inner workings of museums and share professional practices
  • to promote an awareness of museum and cultural careers
  • to offer experiences not typically available through an academic setting
  • to create a multi-layered learning experience for participants
  • to offer hands-on, team focused learning environment

Interested candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in visual culture, history, art and design
  • A desire to learn the inner workings of a heritage house and exhibition museum

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • assisting with exhibition installations
  • assisting with exhibition and education tours
  • providing visitor services
  • Working with collections – research, data entry, artifact cataloguing
  • working with artists, writers and cultural producers

The Museums of Mississauga has a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equality and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with diverse populations. As an equity employer, we encourage applications from women, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Volunteer with Museums!

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to support the work of the Museums of Mississauga. The opportunities will expand your knowledge and skills. If you are looking for community service hours, a service project for your organization, an internship, or simply an opportunity to support a cultural institution in your community we are looking for people like you! Whether your interest is a short term placement or an extended commitment, the Museums look forward to meeting you and discussing your options for volunteering.  You will find a rewarding, warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Museums.  This is an opportunity to network with professionals, learn about history and become a part of a unique cultural community of Mississauga.
See below to learn about how to get involved in our Vision

General Requirements

  • Resident of Mississauga or GTA aged 16 or above.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, other languages will be an asset
  • Desire to interact with people of all ages sharing your passion for culture
  • An open and enthusiastic interest in sharing Museums, heritage and contemporary ideas.
  • Docent program - a strong knowledge and experience base in the fields of history, heritage and culture or other related fields.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Events - Commit to 3 Museum events within a year or 40 hours with a successful application process and letter of agreement for Event Assistant - Community Voices.
    • Docents and Ambassadors - Commit to the one Year (1 year) program with a successful application process and a letter of agreement.  Also eligible for transit sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc. as a part of this program.
  • Available for Assignments from Monday to Friday or Sunday.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Working experience and professionalism development
  • Free admission to the Museums of Mississauga.
  • Free subscription to the Museum's latest promotional materials
  • 10%-15% discount in the Museum's themed Maple gift shop Feb. – Apr. (exceptions apply)
  • Attend Ontario Association of Art Galleries workshops with a Volunteer discount
  • Volunteer training, seminars and workshops
  • Volunteer training on customer service and visitor experience

Enquiries: Please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | museums@mississauga.ca (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

DOCENT PROGRAM

The recruitment of volunteers for the Museums of Mississauga Docent Program is ongoing for 2016-2017.

The Docent Program is ideal for those seeking work experience and learning through the Museums of Mississauga.  Docents may be eligible for transportation cost covered by Funding from the Suncor Corporation.

The goal of the program is to create a community of enthusiastic learners for education support, engagement platforms and other upcoming new programs at the Museums of Mississauga. Docents are encouraged to bring their specialized skillset to the Museums of Mississauga; their opinions and suggestions will be valued during the learning experience. The Docents are open to explore a variety of ways to lead visitors through special exhibitions and work with staff in development of concepts and tours. After completion of the training, Docents may choose to specialize in giving exhibition tours or workshops to a particular audience group – the general public, school groups, seniors, artists or people with disabilities.

Docents are guides, teachers, and are enthusiasts about history, heritage, art, culture and sharing knowledge with others.  The Docent will be the link between the Museum and the public.  Docents research, prepare and present projects related to education and exhibitions.  They enrich the visitor’s museum experience, engage personal interests and develop cultural appreciation in all forms with our audience. 

A docent is very important and highly valued at the Museums of Mississauga, helping visitors learn about the history of Mississauga and to engage in conversations about Living Heritage in new exciting ways.  Currently, the Museums have a Collection of over 11,000 artifacts including, furniture, paintings, period clothing, jewelry and household items from the early 1800’s through to the modern era.

The Museums asks the docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  In return we offer:

  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff and culture division staff
  • Develop and expand your public speaking skills with training and learning opportunities
  • Broaden your knowledge of history, heritage, art and cultural in many forms
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public
  • Working in a warm, open and energetic atmosphere
  • An honorarium may be offered at the end of the docent program for exemplary candidates

Museums Docent Position Description

Job Title:                     Museums of Mississauga Docent
Staff Coordinator:       Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator

Objective:
                 

To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by assisting in special exhibition tours,  curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description:
        

Docents assist with guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the docent encourages visitors to explore the Anchorage – a repurposed Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner,  his house the Anchorage, the Harris family of Benares and material relevant to current exhibitions. Docents assist in the development of exhibitions, curatorial projects and programs and conduct special activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities
:         

Docents complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in leading groups. Docents greeting visitors, assist with leading tours and programs and provide feedback of visitor experiences.

Characteristics:
   
      
Docents must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits:
 

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise all docents. Docents will acquire teaching skills, gain understanding of the purpose and the Museums and have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Docents may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 15% discount. Docents will be entitled to free admission to the Museums with up to 3 accompanying adults.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME:

The recruitment of volunteer Museums of Mississauga Ambassadors is ongoing for the 2016-2017 seasons.

Ambassador Programme| Community Engagement


This is great for youth who are in need of Community Service volunteer hours. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the Museums in your community. Participate at our special events, share information about our projects at community events across the city, distribute flyers at special locations in the city plus bring your ideas to the Museums and become part of a team.  If you enjoy the outlook of this position, give us a call! 

Ambassador Programme – Visitor Services


The Museums of Mississauga places Ambassadors in the visitor services area on the weekends, weekday afternoons and evenings. The main thrust of this important position is to encourage guests to learn about the special exhibitions, the historic houses and the City of Mississauga as a whole. The Ambassador is also responsible for collaboratively interpreting & supervising the exhibition spaces to answer questions and ensure preservation of art and objects on display. In addition, the Ambassador will open conversation with viewers about membership benefits with the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga and light administrative duties.  A perfect opportunity for those who are interested in getting a foot in the door for other opportunities.

Ambassador Programme -Event Assistants


Provide support to the Community Programming Events Team and Special Projects Events:
Event Assistants will be asked to assist with event related activities,  assist with event set-up and clean-up, including museum closing procedures, demonstrated ability to follow directions, comfortable working alone and in a team meeting.  The applicants will gain experience in working at Community Based Historic House and sites
Experience or interest in cultural production, events, museums and historic conservation.

Museums Ambassador Position Description

Job Title: 
Museums of Mississauga Ambassador
Staff Coordinator:  Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator

Objective:


To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by conducting special exhibition tours, assisting in curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description
:         

Ambassadors conduct guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the ambassador encourages students to explore the Anchorage – a contemporary Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner and the Anchorage, the Harris family, and material relevant to current exhibitions. Ambassadors assist in the visitor services department, conduct special education activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities
:         

Ambassadors complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in welcoming groups to the Museums. Ambassadors conduct programs by greeting visitors and leading the visitors to Docents & Interpreters. He/she is involved in the evaluation of the welcome greetings and the front-line staff programs.

Characteristics:


Ambassadors must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits
:  

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise.  Ambassadors will acquire teaching skills, gain an understanding of the purpose and activities of a Historic House and Museums, have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Ambassadors may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 10% discount. Ambassadors may also gain free admission to the museum for up to 2 adults when accompanying the adults.

INTERNSHIPS

Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program


The experience is fast paced and requires thinking on your feet! It is an opportunity to learn about our mission, gain practical and theoretical training, while contemplating the role of a municipal heritage house and the function of Museums of Mississauga.

You will work closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff in the planning of exhibitions, writing or editing of texts and publications, database and inventory management, as well as working with the Museum of Mississauga’s permanent collection. Internship projects are based on current gallery needs. The Internship will allow the student to relate critical theory to professional practice. The Museums Internship are for Course Credit with an University, College or with a Co-Op High School Education Program.

For enquiries, please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | museums@mississauga.ca (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: Intern Position

Volunteer Application Form | How it works!

Email your resume in Word or PDF format to museums@mississauga.ca with the subject: Volunteer Application | Your Name | Type of Volunteer Programme

  • Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Applicants will be asked for an interview with the Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • All positions require a letter of agreement and time commitment to the training to be signed.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Ambassador Program - commit to a 3 Museum events and/or a minimum of 40 hours
    • Docents and Ambassadors that commit to the one Year (1 year) programme will be asked to sign a letter of agreement, and may receive transit costs paid for by Suncor Corporation Volunteer Sponsorship Program, if applicable.
    • Intern:  Dependant on the Education Program requirements

For more information or to apply for a volunteer position, please contact:

Community Programs Supervisor
Kelly Kubik
905-615-4860 x 2111
kelly.kubik@mississauga.ca

Operations Assistant | Volunteer Coordinator
Stas Guzar
905-615-4860 x 2110
stas.guzar@mississauga.ca

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-Vancouver-
Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Vancouver (MOV)

ABOUT MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) (formerly the Vancouver Museum) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and today creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be in Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

Led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nancy Noble, the Museum underwent a re-branding and re-visioning in 2009 and became the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The vision moved the museum from bringing the world to Vancouver, to focusing on Vancouver - both as a physical reality and as an idea. Since this revisioning process the MOV has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s award for its programs and exhibits, enhancing the reputation and profile of the Museum in Canada and elsewhere.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The new CEO will now be mandated with building on this award-winning foundation and delivering for the citizens of Vancouver a Museum that truly realizes its potential through active strategies related to higher attendance, membership, public awareness, operations, fundraising and other revenue generation. Working closely with key stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, the CEO will lead a team of 30 and oversee a budget of approximately $2m.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate is a business-focused and entrepreneurial senior executive with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan on behalf of an organization at a pivotal point. This experience may have come from the cultural sector or an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage community. Experience working with groups of volunteers, ideally a Board of Directors, will be seen as important. Knowledge of running a facility will be seen as an asset.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is alive to the arts and encouraged by a mandate to develop this highly awarded Museum to its full potential. To explore this opportunity please contact Ciara Farrell, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at vancouver@boyden.com. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.



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