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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 no later than January 28th.

 

 

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-Toronto-
Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations
Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title:

Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations

Department:

School Visits

Reporting to:

Manager – School Visits

Direct reports:

None

Key Relationships:

Manager – School Visits,
Registrar – School Visits,
Education Officer – Visual Arts,
Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations,
Seasonal Educators, Waterfront Explorations

Type of Employment:

Contract (5 days/week; April 1 - June 28)

                                        
Summary of Function:
Located at Harbourfront Centre, School Visits is an innovative field-trip centre that provides hands-on, curriculum-based learning experiences through multidisciplinary programs. Within the School Visits portfolio, Waterfront Explorations is a unique spring program offering both on-land and on-water activities related to Toronto’s urban waterfront. We are currently seeking 1 individual committed to education to join our 2019 Waterfront Explorations team. In this role, the Seasonal Coordinator,
Waterfront Explorations, will be supporting all administrative aspects of the program, including
registrations, scheduling, financial tracking, report generation, staff supervision and logistics as well as teaching a selection of Visual Arts and Urban Studies programs to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well in periods of high demand for classes.

DUTIES


Teaching
  • Support all Seasonal Educators in program delivery, providing feedback on teaching
    approaches, classroom management and content;
  • Monitor progress of all students on site, providing assistance and encouragement when necessary;
  • Ensure all programs are executed to the highest standard of teaching excellence,
    ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority;
  • When scheduled, assume the role of a Seasonal Educator, including all aspects of set up, program delivery and clean up.

Programming

  • Prepare lesson plans based on existing resources and exemplars available for educators);
  • Participate with co-workers in research, development and writing for urban studies
    programs to reflect annual changes in our 10 acre campus.

Administration

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Waterfront Explorations program, including communication with visiting teachers, staff management and all administrative tasks;
  • Accurate data entry for registrations, payment information and scheduling of educators and other resources;
  • Ensure storage areas are clean and consumable materials are replenished daily
  • Communicate to the Education Officers when supplies need to be replaced and/or ordered to ensure smooth operation of programs;
  • Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Human Resources

  • Work closely with permanent Education staff to train, monitor, develop and
    evaluate both staff and programs in the Waterfront Explorations division;
  • Able to address customer service complaints in a timely manner.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.

 

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Education (B.Ed.) or equivalent;
  • Extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings (formal and informal);
  • Strong administrative skill set, including previous experience in a supervisor role;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and able to motivate students and staff alike;
  • Highly organized, including strong time and stress management skills;
  • Able to adapt to a variety of circumstances that may arise within this setting;
  • Able to work 5 days/week for the entire duration of the contract (please note, this position is not well suited to someone who is enrolled in a B.Ed. program in the
    2018/19 year);
  • Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable
    Sector Screening).

Desirable Criteria

  • Bilingual;
  • Background in the Visual Arts (mixed media or ceramics);
  • Background in history, geography, environmental science or sociology;
  • Familiarity with Ontario Curriculum;
  • Awareness of Ministry of Education and/or school board policies surrounding field
    trips;
  • Experience with Artifax Event Management software.

Working Conditions

  • Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor Urban Studies programs;

Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter
• 2 practicum reports or reference letters

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: March 1, 2019

To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #19J068-OAAG to:
PRIA PATRONI
EDUCATION OFFICER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
ppatroni@harbourfrontcentre.com
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Seasonal Educator, Waterfront Explorations
Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.

For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT

Position Title:

Seasonal Educator, Waterfront Explorations

Department:

School Visits

Reporting to:

Manager – School Visits

Direct reports:

None

Key Relationships:

Manager – School Visits,
Education Officer – Visual Arts,
Education Officer – Urban Studies and Waterfront Explorations,
Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations
Seasonal Educators

Type of Employment:

Contract     (0-5 days/week; April 27-June 27)

                                   
Summary of Function:

Located at Harbourfront Centre, School Visits is an innovative field-trip centre that provides hands-on,
curriculum-based learning experiences through multidisciplinary programs. Within the School Visits
portfolio, Waterfront Explorations is a unique spring program offering both on-land and on-water
activities related to Toronto’s urban waterfront. We are currently seeking up to 8 individuals interested
in a teaching career to join our 2019 Waterfront Explorations team. Teaching responsibilities include a
combination of Visual Arts and Urban Studies programming to students of all ages (K-Grade 12)

DUTIES


Teaching
  • Deliver workshops to students of various ages from visiting schools;
  • Responsible for set up, execution and clean up before and after programs;
  • Organize the structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to
    present the lesson;
  • Monitor progress of students, provide assistance and encouragement, and pace
    workshop to meet students’ needs;
  • Execute all programs to the highest standard of teaching excellence, ensuring inclusion of all students remains a top priority.

Programming

  • Prepare lesson plans based on existing resources and exemplars available for
    educators);
  • Participate with co-workers in research, development and writing for urban studies programs to reflect annual changes in our 10 acre campus.

Administration

  • Ensure storage areas are clean and consumable materials are replenished daily;
  • Communicate to the Seasonal Coordinator, Waterfront Explorations when supplies
    need to be replaced and/or ordered to ensure smooth operation of programs;
  • Maintain personal schedule through our Staffing Online portal.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • All staff are required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.

 

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Education or completion of the first of two years in a B.Ed, M.Ed or M.T.
    program);
  • Interest in obtaining on-the-job experience in Education while teaching outdoors;
  • Ability to work with students from all grade levels;
  • Creativity and imagination in the development of teaching strategies and
    curriculum content;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and able to motivate students;
  • Organized and able to remain calm when faced with competing priorities (time,
    resources, etc.);
  • Willing and able to work 0-5 days/week for the duration of the contract;
  • Able to attend mandatory staff training on the following dates: Saturday April 27th;
    Sunday, April 28th; Wednesday, May 1st; Thursday May 2nd
  • Able to provide or willing to obtain a Criminal Background Check (with Vulnerable
    Sector Screening).

Desirable Criteria

  • Bilingual;
  • Background in the Visual Arts (mixed media or ceramics);
  • Background in history, geography, environmental science or sociology.

Working Conditions

  • Some exposure to inclement weather conditions during outdoor Urban Studies programs;

 

Acceptable Applications must include:
• A current resume
• A cover letter
• 2 practicum reports or reference letters

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: March 1, 2019

To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #19J068-OAAG to:

PRIA PATRONI
EDUCATION OFFICER – SCHOOL VISITS
Harbourfront Centre
ppatroni@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Summer Camp Supervisor
Varley Art Gallery

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

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Camp Supervisor position at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&jobId=283082&lang=en_CA&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 by April 5, 2019.

Salary Range: 14.0700 To 14.9900 (CAD) Hourly

Job Summary
The Summer Camp Supervisor manages campers in the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s Summer Art Camps with responsibilities including curriculum and art-based program planning, program delivery and administration. They will oversee campers ranging from 5 to 13 years of age, while supervising and coaching staff including counsellors, specialists, and volunteers. Through effective leadership and programming, children and youth will develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self -esteem.
The Summer Camp Supervisor is accountable for day to day operations under the guidance of the Summer Program Coordinator, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meet the Gallery’s overall goals. One of the Camp Supervisors will focus on camp administration for the Summer Art Camps.

Job Duties:

Planning

  • Conducts extensive research in preparation for program planning, including academic and art resource materials and texts. 
  • Is responsible for completion of detailed program plans and handouts. Works in close collaboration with the Summer Program Coordinator to ensure programs are of the highest standard and appropriate for diverse learners or varying ages and abilities.
  • Organizes daily camp activities according to High Five principles and City of Markham policies, ensuring programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc. 
  • Develops clear and detailed lists of art supplies that will be required for each program

Administration

  • Orders and maintains art supplies and equipment inventory for camp sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are purchased in accordance with Varley Art Gallery policies and adhere to the available budget.
  • Responsible for attendance records, camp logbooks as well as participates in sign in and sign out procedures.
  • Reports all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the Summer Camp Coordinator using incident report forms and processes. 
  • Maintains camp documentation, including registration information, permission and waiver forms, attendance records, incident reports and time sheets.
  • Completes a full written report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations to the Summer Camp Coordinator weekly

Program Delivery:

  • Organizes and assists with setup and cleanup of camp events, activities and programs.
  • Delivers quality art programming through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, creative play and exercises while adapting to a diverse group of learners.
  • Completes extensive training and orientation of the content of the gallery's current exhibitions. 
  • Responsible for touring campers through the exhibition galleries in an educational capacity under the direction of the Summer Camp Coordinator, Educational Coordinator and Curator. Ensures that themes and concepts in the exhibition are consistently and accurately reflected in studio program delivery.
  • Liaises with Camp Supervisors and counsellors, and resolves any issues with the support of the Program Coordinator.
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures working closely with other supervisors to ensure program consistency under the guidance of the Summer Camp Coordinator and Program Coordinator.

Health and Safety

  • Prioritizes child wellbeing, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and wellbeing of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.

Leadership

  • Acts as a leader role model, fostering a positive, open and creative learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.
  • Participates in the orientation and ongoing training, coaching and recognition of staff and volunteers, working in conjunction with full-time culture staff.
  • Provides informal and formal feedback at weekly staff meetings and completes formal performance assessments for all direct reports.
  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.

Communication

  • Responsible for effective and efficient communication to all stakeholders including parents, campers, staff and special guests as well as managing phone and email inquiries in a timely manner
  • Models City of Markham customer service goals around diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethnocultural, English as second language, socioeconomic).
  • Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham. Displays a heightened sense of customer service.

Other

  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a postsecondary institution in education, visual arts, design, media arts, art history, arts administration or related field
  • Past camp experience demonstrating significant leadership capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge of program planning, visual art practice, arts history, arts administration and child development stages
  • Knowledge of art gallery best practices an asset
  • Expertise in any of the following areas would be an asset: drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion design, STEM, design, photography or digital media
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification required
  • HIGH FIVE Quest certification is an asset
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat) and knowledge of CLASS applications are an asset
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in program planning skills
  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behavior and accountability? Clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance.

Note: All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2019. Eligibility in the Canada Summer Jobs program may be required.

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled fulltime in an educational institution and must also be returning fulltime for the fall season. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham.

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

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

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Summer Camp Counsellor
Varley Art Gallery

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

Applications are now being accepted for the Camp Counsellor Varley Art Gallery position in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&jobId=282999&lang=en_CA&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 by March 3, 2019.

Salary Range: 14.0000 To 14.0000 (CAD) Hourly

Job Summary

  • Supervises a group of campers at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham's Summer & Holiday Day Camps with responsibilities including facilitating lessons, program delivery and administration. 
  • Participates in the supervision of campers (children or youth) in addition to volunteers over nine-weeks of camp programming. Through effective leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem.
  • Accountable for the wellbeing of a group of campers under the guidance of the Camp Supervisor, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meet the Varley Art Gallery's overall goals.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

  • Facilitates daily camp activities such as games, art activities and special events, educational museum themed activities. 
  • Organizes and assists with setup and cleanup of camp events, activities and programs
  • Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages to the Camp Supervisor
  • Delivers activity plans as written and approved by the Camp Supervisors, Summer Program Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Ensures lessons have been reviewed and are ready to be presented to the campers prior to the program delivery.
  • Ensures all participants are aware of upcoming events and schedule changes.
  • Participates in the delivery of the before and after care program.

Health and Safety

  • Prioritizes child wellbeing, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and wellbeing of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
  • Ensures the wellbeing, safety and protection of each camper in their assigned group
    Helps to ensure programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
  • Completes headcounts according to City of Markham Camp policies and procedures and promptly reports absences to the Camp Supervisor. Assists in maintenance of City of Markham mandated participant-counsellor ratios
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethnocultural, English as second language, socioeconomic)

Leadership

  • Demonstrates the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers. Resolves problems and conflicts effectively as they arise.
  • Maintains positive, constructive relationships with camp staff and volunteers with the goal of meeting camper needs. Works with Inclusion staff as needed to ensure all campers are able to participate.
  • Coaches and mentors volunteers and campers, providing feedback to the Volunteer Coordinator through formal assessments
  • Provides regular updates and feedback to the Camp Supervisor
  • Participates in orientation and training sessions, supporting the Camp Supervisor where necessary
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings

Other

  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Currently enrolled in a secondary or postsecondary institution. Studies in visual arts, education, arts administration, early childhood education or art history an asset.
  • Experience working with children, knowledge of child development and previous experience in a gallery setting is an asset
  • Experience in a leadership capacity is required (i.e. student council member, leadership role on youth council, previous experience as a camp counsellor/junior camp counsellor/volunteer)
  • Completion of counsellor in training/ leader in training program would be an asset
  • Previous camp experience is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR 'C' is required
  • HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certificate is required
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asse
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way? Demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behavior and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement? Leads by example.                                                                                                              

Note: All required certificates must be in good standing by the end of May 2019. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional on satisfactory reference checks and vulnerable sector screening checks as required for the City of Markham.

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled in a fulltime educational institution and must also be returning full time for the fall season. Eligibility in Canada Summer Jobs program is required.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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-Hamilton-
Senior Curator
McMaster Museum of Art

The MMA is a public, university-affiliated art museum, one amongst 40 such institutions in Canada. The MMA houses one of the best collections in a university-affiliate in the country. The collection of approximately 6,500 objects, includes Inuit, First Nations, contemporary Canadian and 15th-20th Century European art. The collection is housed in a facility with museum standard environmental and security controls, 5 exhibition galleries, 5 on-site storage vaults and 11 full-time staff. The Museum hosts an on-going exhibition program, pubic/education program and acquisitions program, along with a significant on-line and social media presence.

Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator of the MMA, the Senior Curator will contribute to the academic and research interests of the University and the Museum through the development and production of innovative and engaging exhibitions, publications and, acquisitions. The Senior Curator will provide instruction, both formally and informally, to staff, students and visitors. The position’s curatorial responsibilities will support the academic mission of McMaster University to encourage lifelong learning, academic innovation and an inclusive community. Of utmost importance is a knowledge of and commitment to innovation in museologial practice and an interest in developing a relevant practice within the context of the contemporary Canadian art community and the university-affiliate sector in particular.

In addition to the curatorial component of the position, the Senior Curator – along with the Director/Chief Curator – is considered part of the University’s Management Team and as such is expected to supervise staff, mentor other curatorial staff; enroll in various management and leadership courses offered by the University and, attend on-going management level town halls, open forums and workshops at the University. The Senior Curator is responsible, in partnership with the Director/Chief Curator, for managing the Museum (including environmental, security and staff interests).

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Masters level degree or higher in art, art history, museum or curatorial studies
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in a cultural institution in a curatorial capacity
  • At least 10 years’ experience managing/supervising staff (in a unionized environment would be considered an asset)
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing and managing a permanent collection
  • A demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art and contemporary art discourse
  • A demonstrated curatorial reputation as revealed through one’s exhibitions, publications and service/awards
  • Ability to work in a team environment in a collegial manner
  • Ability to communicate at a high level through both written and verbal means

Please apply in writing with a Letter of Intent identifying the focus of your curatorial practice and curtaorial intentions for the MMA, an up-to-date C.V. and, a few recent examples of published curatorial work, by February 28th, 2019 to:

Carol Podedworny, Director & Chief Curator

McMaster Museum of Art

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6

podedwo@mcmaster.ca

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Guelph-
Administrative Assistant
Art Gallery of Guelph

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
Date Posted: January 15, 2019
Start Date: February 12, 2019

Salary: $24.93 - 27.83 per hour
Job Type: Temporary Full Time (TFT)

The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is a not-for-profit cultural institution in the Guelph community, serving our partners – the University of Guelph, the City of Guelph, and the Upper Grand District School Board – as well as a broad and diverse membership and the general public, as a platform for artistic practice and participation in the arts. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition and public program, producing visitor experiences that foster the exchange of art and ideas. Working with and reporting to the AGG Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support for the gallery as well as assisting the work of the Board of Trustees and Volunteer Association on an as-needed basis, facilitating clerical, financial, legal, and human resource operations.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Coordinates financial operations for the gallery. Administrative responsibilities include: processing invoices and requisitions; preparing financial projections and monthly summaries; generating financial statements and annual budgets; monitoring and tracking grant revenues/expenses and liaising with funders; preparing quarterly HST/GST returns to external auditors and filing with Revenue Canada.
  • Manages the distribution of agreements and related documentation to departments and third parties. Ensures adherence to retention policies and compliance reporting as required by CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) and by the AGG’s external auditor. Ensures policies and procedures are current and in accordance with non-profit charitable organization regulations. 
  • Provides administrative support to human resource activities through the management of employee information and records. Supports hiring processes and facilitates the implementation of HR policies. Manages the hiring of part-time staff and summer students and provides training on operational systems and policies.
  • Sources, negotiates and administers contracts with vendors and monitors contract compliance.
  • Manages AGG Board of Trustees’ confidential documents. Plans and schedules Trustee meetings. Attends Board meetings (weekdays and evenings) and acts as Board secretary.
  • Oversees daily administrative and financial operations for the Information Desk, Gallery Shop, and Art Sales & Rental program. Oversees software for retail operations (e.g. SmartVendor POS), and for Gallery Shop/Art Sales and Rental inventory, rental agreements and consignment items.
  • Coordinates department activities including meetings, receptions, conferences, and programs. Schedules staff and organises hospitality. Oversees arrangements related to consultants and artists, including payment and travel arrangements.
  • Provides professional assistance to AGG staff as well as external contacts. Acts as the first point of contact in order to direct requests appropriately. Responds to public requests and concerns in a highly positive and effective manner.

Requirements:

  • 2-year Community College program (office administration, commerce, business or cultural/heritage management) or related program, plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred candidates will have administrative experience in a not-for-profit or cultural institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and audit policies and procedures, as well as budget preparation, analysis and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems including Oracle financial accounting systems.
  • Familiarity with university financial policies and procedures as well as CADAC will be preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial reporting requirements for internal as well as external audit processes.
  • Strong track record working with governing boards and familiarity with not-for-profit governance, as well as CRA compliance standards.

Please see full requirements: https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph/current-opportunities/administrative-assistant-1.

Please see details at the following link: https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/careers-guelph/how-apply 

 

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Bilingual Visual Arts Instructor
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: January 27, 2019
Date Posted: January 15, 2019

Job Type: Part-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Living Arts Centre

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

The Living Arts Centre is seeking a bilingual, creative, dynamic, and talented individual to instruct visual arts to students as part of its school workshop programs. The chosen candidate will follow guidelines developed by the Centre to create safe, encouraging, and creative learning environments.

Le Living Arts Centre est à la recherche d’individus créatifs, dynamiques et talentueux, pour enseigner les arts visuels en anglais et en français à des groupes d’enfants allant de la maternelle à la 12e année. Les candidat(e)s choisi(e)s devront suivre les directives développées par le département des Arts pour offrir aux participants un environnement d’étude riche et stimulant. Visitez le www.livingartscentre.ca pour en savoir davantage au sujet de nos ateliers.

Postes disponibles:

  • Instructeur d’arts visuels généralistes (céramique, gravure, dessin, peinture)

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

  •  Post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent in visual arts, arts education, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching children in an educational or recreational setting
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven customer service and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • First aid training an asset
  • Some School Workshops are offsite; ability to travel in GTA an asset
  • French competency is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct curriculum-connected, set lesson plans for School Workshops (K-grade 12) on weekdays in visual or performing arts
  • Deliver art based activities in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Material set up and clean-up
  • Work with groups of up to 30 participants
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre

Qualifications :

  • Posséder un diplôme postsecondaire (ou expérience équivalente) en arts visuels, en danse, en théâtre ou en éducation des arts ou toute autre discipline pertinente
  • Être bilingue et avoir de l’expérience d’enseignement en anglais ou en français dans un contexte scolaire ou un programme en lien avec des enfants
  • Posséder d’excellentes qualifications interpersonnelles et de communications
  • Connaître et maîtriser différentes techniques de gestion de groupe
  • Faire preuve de très bonnes aptitudes à la résolution de problèmes et au service à la clientèle
  • Être autonome et avoir l’esprit d’initiative
  • Certificat en enseignement (atout)
Responsabilités :
  • Enseigner différentes matières en utilisant les plans de cours fournis
  • Préparer l’équipement et nettoyer les salles après les cours
  • Travailler avec des groupes allant jusqu’à 30 participants
  • Représenter le Living Arts Centre en fournissant un service de hautes qualités à la clientèle
  • Respecter le règlement et les procédures du Living Arts Centre

L’offre d’emploi est conditionnelle aux résultats d’une vérification judiciaire du secteur vulnérable.

Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui soumettront leur candidature. Veuillez prendre note que nous ne prendrons pas les appels téléphoniques et que seul(e)s les candidat(e)s retenu(e)s seront contacté(e)s. 

TO APPLY

Faites parvenir votre CV et une lettre de motivation d’une des trois façons suivantes : Par la poste : Living Arts Centre, À l’intention de Lia Vazir, 4141, Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 |Par télécopieur : 905-306-6101 | Par courriel : lia.vazir@livingarts.on.ca       
    
Date Limite : Le 27 janvier 2019 

 



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-Markham-
Curatorial Collections Assistant, Museum
Markham Museum

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.
Applications are now being accepted for two (2) Curatorial Collections Assistant – Junior & Varsity Specialist (Summer Students) positions at the Markham Museum, Development Services Commission.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&jobId=282899&lang=en_CA&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 by March 9, 2019.                                                                                            

The duration of the placement is 16 weeks: May 13, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Job Salary: 14.71 to 16.34 (CAD) Hourly

Job Summary

The Museum offers two concurrent summer placements in the Curatorial Division. The students will work side by side during the summer, but will take on specialized tasks associated with either junior or varsity summer camp programs as well as individual exhibition and research projects. The role of the Curatorial Collections Assistants within the Markham Museum is to assist with the day to day tasks associated with the care and use of the collections. The curatorial function develops, manages and documents collections, conceptualizes & develops exhibitions and provides access to collections for programming & research. These positions report to the Curator.

Job Tasks

  • Assists with preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, and maintenance of exhibits, research assignments and preparation of accurate location inventories for collections.
  • Assist with collections access for summer camps and other education programs, including making regular presentations to children and colleagues.
  • Develops at least one small exhibition project and participate in research, planning and installation of other displays at the direction of the Collections Coordinator. This will involve: project research, exhibit planning & design, preparation of artifacts, fabrication of mounts, scanning, digital photography and installation.
  • Assist other curatorial staff supporting external researcher inquiries.
  • Assist with data entry and updating of catalogue records in the Museum’s collections management system – MIMSy.
  • Assist with the production and support of special events, especially where the Museum’s collections are featured.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a safe and organized work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Education: Enrolled in a post-secondary degree program in Museum Studies, History, Archives, Anthropology, Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Education or another relevant degree.
  • Experience: 
    • Previous experience working with volunteers, material culture collections, research & writing, and public speaking is desired.
    • Knowledge of digital photography and post-production as well as an understanding of collections management principles thesaurus-based cataloguing (Chenhall, RAD) would be considered assets.
  • Licenses/Certifications:
    • Completion of a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening check as determined by the City of Markham.
    • High Five PCHD and G Drivers License are assets.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

Note: applicants must be current full-time students who are registered with and meet the eligibility requirements of Young Canada Works (www.youngcanadaworks.ca). Students must be returning to school full-time in Fall 2019.

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

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

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
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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-Orillia-
Community Engagement Coordinator
Orillia Museum of Art & History

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop, communicate, and implement a dynamic vision for the annual community and education programs that support OMAH’s strategic priorities and goals.
  • Develop and deliver a suite of community and interpretive programs, using a strategic range of media platforms and formats.
  • Provide logistical coordination and leadership for the museum’s programs that will complement and enhance both art and history exhibitions.
  • Develop, design, facilitate, and evaluate educational programming collaboratively in art and history to all ages.

POSITION EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Education, or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years related experience in gallery and/or museum programming and community engagement.
  • Previous practical experience teaching in a museum, art gallery or cultural institution.
  • Knowledge of community-based culture, arts, and history.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Strong project management, organization, multi-tasking, and time management abilities.
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility.
  • Team-player, goal oriented, and innovative.

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

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF Format) in confidence by Monday, January 28, 2019, at noon to:

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

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

 

 

 

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-Burlington-
Curatorial Assistant
Art Gallery of Burlington

Deadline: JANUARY 25, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Burlington
Effective: IMMEDIATELY
Employee Type: Full-Time, 8-month contract (February – October)
Position Title: Curatorial Assistant

Skills: The ideal candidate is an ambitious and collaborative thinker, organized, and well versed in contemporary art practices. They must have an adept understanding of fine art handling, shipping, and condition reporting. A strong knowledge in exhibition coordination and project management, and publication coordination is necessary for the position. Candidates must possess solid writing skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multitask on overlapping projects. Understanding the nuances of the non-profit public gallery sector, is key to complete project and operating grant applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting directly to the Senior Curator, the Curatorial Assistant provides logistic support for the AGB exhibitions, publications, collection, and education programs;
  • Managing preparatory team and overseeing installation for all internally-generated and touring exhibitions;
  • Assisting in exhibition installation;
  • Engaging in research for interpretive and scholarly contributions to gallery texts, education guides, audio guides, social media, and publications;
  • Working with the Senior Curator to oversee artist residencies, site-specific installations, and collection commissions;
  • Working closely with the Senior Curator to identify and secure funding sources and undertaking the preparation of operational and project grants;
  • Working with the Creative Programs Advisor to ensure the development of education and adult programs that enrich the permanent collection and exhibitions, and enhance visitor experiences;
  • Supporting the curatorial team and working closely with community engagement and education;
  • Supporting the acquisition committee on reviewing proposed donations and purchases and cataloguing new work;
  • Providing collection research and managing the collection database;
  • Working with local, national and international media and press;
  • Promote exhibitions, receptions, workshops, lectures, courses and special events; 
  • Ensuring the collection is properly maintained, catalogued, displayed and conserved; 
  • Updating exhibition and collection areas of the website and social media; 
  • Assisting with the evaluation, the issuance of the tax receipt, when appropriate the application to Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board; 
  • Completing reports for Library and Archives Canada; 
  • Supervising volunteers, interns, and co-ops as required.

About the Art Gallery of Burlington:
The Art Gallery of Burlington is Ontario’s eighth largest public art gallery by annual expense and holds a nationally significant collection of contemporary Canadian ceramic art. The AGB’s 50,000 square foot facility includes 6,000 square feet of exhibition space and 25,000 square feet of studio facilities. Over 600 studio members of the AGB make extensive use of the AGB’s studios. https://artgalleryofburlington.com/

The Art Gallery of Burlington is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, at the head of Lake Ontario, within the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume that clearly indicates your relevant work experiences and a cover letter that describes your specific artistic interests in contemporary art practice in one pdf. Send to Suzanne Carte, Senior Curator, AGB at suzanne@agb.life with the subject line, Curatorial Assistant Position by January 25, 2019, 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Pottery 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 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 by January 21, 2019. 

View the job description on our website.

 

 

 

 

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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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-Scarborough-
Fine Arts Coordinator
TOTAL Fine Arts

Start Date: Immediately

TOTAL Fine Arts is seeking to fill the position of Fine Arts Coordinator.

Our team is growing again to meet customer demand! Seeking applicants for immediate openings. Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to high profile clients within the fine arts field, including museums, galleries & private sector. Understanding of unique requirements for each client and ensuring quality service is provided every time is key. Demonstrated knowledge of international shipping industry and customs processes is an absolute must. You will be required to coordinate between the operations department and clients to ensure services are provided during preferred shipping dates and shuttle schedules. It is the responsibility of this position to maintain shuttle schedules and book within appointed shuttle schedules. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure smooth operation and immediately communicate any changes that may arise.

Key Job Duties:

  • Work with and provide support to senior fine arts staff.
  • Handle all emails and calls with authority and professionalism.
  • Work in a fast paced environment, keeping an acute attention to detail.
  • Respond to all quotes and inquiries for service in a timely manner.
  • Schedule & coordinate shipment bookings with clients and agents.
  • Accurately enter & process order data and maintain master company lists.
  • Coordinate bookings with dispatchers to ensure smooth delivery to customer.
  • Provide nothing less than an exceptional customer service experience.
  • Timely follow-up with operations and customers on all shipments in transit.
  • Manage any changes and communicate to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintain customer relations by earning their trust and respect.
  • Work with minimal supervision and take charge as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years’ experience working in or with fine arts, museums, galleries, etc.
  • Have prior experience with exhibition planning and associated logistics.
  • Knowledge of international shipping requirements and customs processes a must.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Possess a passion to provide first rate customer service.
  • Comfortable working effectively in a fast pace, dead-line driven and high volume work environment.
  • 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.

                 
Please submit your resume, cover letter and any pertinent information to: alauffer@totalfinearts.ca

Cover letter must include demonstrated knowledge of transportation industry.

 

 

 

 

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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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