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-Waterloo-
Manager, Cultural Programming and Community Engagement
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Campus

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, the Laurier experience is truly transformative as embodied in its institutional proposition: Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Manager: Cultural Programming and Community Engagement is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the Library's cultural programming and events, public relations and managing key community development initiatives from inception to successful completion. The incumbent will design, develop and implement a broad range of cultural, literacy, and arts/performance based programs that support the holistic developemtn of Laurier students, as well as special events, including the Library's Culture Series. The manager will work collaboartively with internal and external stakeholders and design, develop and oversee the implementation of a wide range of cultural programming and special events in a multi-campus University environment. They will prepare and execute media and marketing plans to promote and raise awareness of library services, resources, events, and cultural programs.

The ideal candidate will possess a University degree with specialization in Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing or related area and have at least (5) years of demonstrated experience developing and implementing successful Programmign strategies. The incumbent will have at least (5) years of proven work-related experience in prospect development, management and stewardship programming and strong ability to build and lead diverse cross-funcational teams. Superior facilitation and interpersonal skills and demonstrated strong judgement are essential.

This is a full-time, limited term position until November 2021.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online by November 20, 2019. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or woud like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 518-884-1970 ext. 2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

 

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Multimedia Coordinator (Contract)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Multimedia Coordinator until December 31, 2021
Competition #: 19-CC-112
Posting Date: November 6, 2019
Closing Date: December 1, 2019
Department: Multimedia
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, overtime as required)
Employment Tenure:Determinate
Classification: Band 5
Salary: $57,018 - $67,056/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English BBB/French BBB (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.

JOB SUMMARY

As departmental Coordinator, Multimedia Services, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers.

The Coordinator prepares artworks for photography, including scheduling the movement of and occasionally personally responsible for the movement of artworks to and from the storage vaults and handling of artworks in the department’s temp storage areas. The Coordinator ensures quality and efficiency in the delivery of images of permanent collection artworks, loaned artworks, and pre-acquisition candidates to various departments within the Gallery.

The Coordinator also ensures that rotations of artworks within the Gallery space are photographed, including time-based works of art, and exhibition installations. The inventory of all photographic materials, and of related equipment for various requirements, also falls within the scope of the position.

The position tracks the departmental budget for Multimedia (both Photographers and AV technicians), processes monthly variance reports, and prepares annual budgets, with input from the Photographers and AV technicians, for the Director, RCL.

The position regularly interfaces with Copyright, Collections Management, Web and Digital Media, and IT on digitization initiatives, and understands the functioning of the Collections Management database (MimsyXG) and the Digital Asset Management System (Piction) in detail.

Main Duties

  1. Overall coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers.
  2. Coordinates the completion of requests for digitization of works of art.
  3. Coordinates and/or carries out movement of works to and from Multimedia Services.
  4. Responsible for the safe handling, movement and preparation of works of art for photography.
  5. Maintains the inventory of material and equipment that is the responsibility of the section, including equipment that may comprise a part or a whole of a work of art.
  6. Budgeting, costing & forecasting for two distinct Multimedia units – assessing daily and annual production needs.
  7. Represents Multimedia on the Digital Collections Committee (DCC), and contributes a critical role to digitization success.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

A post-secondary degree or diploma in art history or museum studies OR an equivalent combination of 3 years or more of related work experience.

Work Experience:

  • 2 years minimum working knowledge of different forms of photography, as well as an in-depth understanding of digital studio production including the various photographic services supplied in a gallery.
  • 2-3 years of experience handling fragile, complex objects of various media and materials in a museum environment.
  • 2 years of experience with some form of Database knowledge including photographic file labeling conventions and storage, management and retrieval of images for digital archives.
  • Experience using a financial system, bookkeeping and variance reporting.

Abilities/Skills:

  • Ability to safely handle fragile equipment manually, alone or with another person;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to work in an ever–changing environment that has multiple competing priorities;
  • Excellent ability to evaluate internal requests, make recommendations, and ensure goals are achieved;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement, integrity, reliability and team player with a positive attitude.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invites selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process. We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.

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Condtion of Employment:

  • Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
  • Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information:

  • Temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.
  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective or Canadian Society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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-Toronto-
Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth Programs
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth
Internal Job ID: 1013604 TPT (8)
Posting Number: 1013604
Employee Group: OPSEU
Number of Positions: 8
Status: Temporary Part-Time
Reports to: Associate Curator, School & Early Childhood Programs
Division: Public Programming & Learning
Classification: C4-4
Salary Range: $32.67 - $40.82 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 24 hours per week
Start Date: 11/18/2019

Indigenous Education Officer, Children and Youth
Temporary Part-Time
Up to 24 hours per week

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), it is our Mission to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. As one of the most distinguished art museums in North America, we celebrate creativity and diversity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.

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

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

Reporting to the Associate Curator, School & Early Childhood Programs, the Indigenous Education Officer, Children and Youth will work in conjunction with other staff, volunteers and interns to design and facilitate school programs through the lens of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, that are engaging, innovative, child-centred, fun, accessible and equitable, as well as responsive to visitor needs and program objectives. Makes relevant connections between indigenous perspectives and Ontario curriculum through a range of activities that are participatory and experimental. Delivers a range of in-gallery and studio-based school programs for elementary and secondary school students, that are educational, hands-on, engaging, innovative and fun, and emphasize process and product equally, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills, decolonization, and personal creativity.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Personal lived experience with First Nations, should be Métis and/or Inuit culture.
  • Demonstrated studio practice with relevant critically recognized exhibitions or presentations in the last five years. 
  • Post-secondary studies in Education, Art Education, Fine Art or Art History combined with some studio experience and/or equivalent life and work experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (minimum 2 years) in a formal and/or informal learning environment involving children and youth.
  • Sound knowledge of learning theories and teaching methodologies as well as various media, techniques and practices relevant to in-gallery and studio-based practices.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and a desire to work as part of an instructional team comprised of staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and excellent customer service.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and self-reflective.
  • Familiarity with the Ontario curriculum.
  • Ability to speak French and/or a language other than English is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer competency skills (word, excel, email, etc.)

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

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

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted
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External Application Deadline: 11/21/2019

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Web Developer
Art Gallery of Ontario

Web Developer

           ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

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

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

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce.

Are you an experienced Drupal developer who has built applications with Angular and React? If so, join the Art Gallery of Ontario as we create new and innovative ways of making art accessible to a global audience.

Partnering with colleagues from inside and outside the museum, you will help create digital solutions and experiences for visitors and staff. As a problem-solver and team player, you understand how to integrate new digital technologies into existing business strategies. Experience building PWAs and knowledge of AWS, APIs and CI/CD pipelines is an asset.

We’re currently searching for a innovative Web Developer to join the Web Services team at the AGO.

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

  • Significant experience with standards-compliant XHTML/CSS development
  • Demonstrated experience with PHP-based and open source content management systems, including Drupal 8 and WordPress
  • Demonstrated experience with Javascript and relevant frameworks, e.g., JQuery
  • Experience with code repositories, eg. GitLab
  • Experience with relational databases, e.g., MySQL
  • Experience with microservices, REST APIs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and a commitment to user-centered design
  • Familiarity with web administration and monitoring systems, e.g., AWS, Plesk
  • Familiarity with modern front-end tools and frameworks, eg. React, Angular, SASS/LESS, Bootstrap and Node.js
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Familiarity with WCAG and AODA web standards
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Well-developed verbal, written, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiating, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • You thrive on collaboration and excel when working with a diverse team in a dynamic environment.

Interested? Click “Apply Now!”
Or
 Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.

Art is at the centre of everything we do.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Intern, Preventive Conservation
Art Gallery of Ontario

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

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

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

The goal of the AGO Internship program is to provide opportunities for non-traditional training to students who are continuing or who have recently completed their studies. We hope that the position offered below provides the intern with the opportunity to gain in depth professional conservation experience in a museum setting and offers a real opportunity to introduce new and exciting ideas to the Gallery to create a positive impact on our growth and development.

We're currently seeking a student to join our Conservation Department team as an intern this 2020 summer semester.

What you will do:
Under supervision of the Assistant Conservator, Paintings and Head of Conservation, the intern will participate in the following activities:

  • Compile, review, and organize data from AGO loan records to support ongoing research
  • Assist with maintenance of artwork in galleries and preservation of the collection
  • Assess artwork in storage and assist with planning for storage upgrades
  • Develop and fabricate new storage housings for artwork
  • Assist with integrated pest management and environmental monitoring
  • Participating in daily activities of Conservation Department

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Master's Degree student in Conservation or Museum Studies seeking a summer internship in fulfilmment of their program or equivalent experience
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of preventive conservation
  • Direct experience of artifact care and handling
  • candidate must be a Canadian citizen or currently eligible to work in Canada. Non-Canadian residents must be eligible through International Experience Canada or SWAP and will be subject to a 15% withholding tax.

Benefit for the student:

  • This internship provides advanced training that is necessary for a young professional to successfully pursue a career in Conservation or Collections. Close mentoring by AGO conservation staff will help supplement conservation training and refine skills at a high level.
  • The successful candidate will receive a $6000 stipent for the 12-week placement. This internship is generously supported by the Michael and Sonja Koerner Conservation Initiatives Fund.

Candidates should submit the following materials with their application:

  • CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Minimum of ONE of the following:
    • Images and/or a description of a conservation treatment or art rehousing project in which you were involved
    • Images of an artwork you have made that demonstrates your hand skills (no originals please).

Please apply by visiting the Internship Opportunities page on our Jobs site @ https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.

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

 

 

 

 

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-Cobourg-
Loans Registration Assistant Intern (YCW-BCH)
Art Gallery of Northumberland

About the AGN
The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) is the largest public art gallery in Northumberland County. Our mandate is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a regional gallery for the enoyment and education of the people of Northumberland County. We present intellectually stimulating exhibitions and programming, as well as maintain a permanent collection of visual arts.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The AGN has created a contract employment opportunity within its curatorial department for a Loans Registrar Assistant position. This position is responsible for loans management which include: Object entry and acquisition; care of loans inventory collection; location control, tracking, and movement of loans; object packing and logistics; security; risk management; and pest management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the development, management, intellectual integrity, and care of loans by:

  • Distributing Call to Artists using local businesses and artists;
  • Responding to questions/quarries about Call to Artists both electronically and in-person;
  • Organizing received forms and art for gallery Executive Director;
  • Using Gallery numbering policy, assign loans inventory numbers to new art and assess existing loans inventory numbers;
  • Preform data entry and filling of donor recognition letters, gift forms, donor cards, loans records, and other documentation;
  • Manages and assures accuracy, security and intellectual integrity of loans records;
  • Evaluates current practices, stays current with professional standards, and developes new practices in loans management adn care;
  • Work with Executive Director and Collections Management coordinator to assess obejcts in loans inventory regarding possible accessions into permanent collection;
  • Handles arrangements, condition reporting, packing, shipping, and insurance for outgoing and returning loans inventory.

Responsible for providing assistance and access for the Loans Inventory by:

  • Assisting the public and artists with questions pertaining to the Call for Artists;
  • Assisting the public and artists with questions pertaining to the Loans inventory including, length of loans, loan application process, loans renewal process;
  • Assist with installation and dismantling of exhibitions;
  • Respond to other inventory-related inquiries.

Responsible for loans environmental control and assessment, pest management, security and risk management by:

  • Assess location of loaned object in the community;
  • Create assessment schedule for loaned objects including, but not limited to, examination of environmental testing, pest control, condition checks;
  • Evaluate current practices, stays current with professional standards, and suggest to Executive Director new safeguard, and elimiante hazards relating to loans;
  • Other related duties as required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Completion of BA in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Gallery Studies, or Art Conservation required;
  • A working knowledge of general philosophies, practices and principles of public galleries and museums;
  • Considerable communication skills both written and verbal for all levels;
  • Require knowledge of collections management, care, and documentation regarding loans;
  • Creation of new protocol, updating existing protocol, and 'trimming the fat' where possible;
  • Working knowledge of the limits and flexibility of environmental control recommendations is useful;
  • Familiarity with common pests, their effects on collections, and various ways to deal with them;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement complex filing systems;
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve;
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, other agencies, and the public.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:Collections databases, computer including word processing and other database programs, scanner, digital and film camera, general office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.

Additional info:

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

Start date: Monday, 18 November 2019

End date: Friday, 27 March 2020

Hours: 35 per week

Duration of Term: 21 weeks

How to apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director at ocasimiro@agncobourg.ca

OR

Art Gallery of Northumberland
Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor
55 King Street West, Cobourg ON K9A 2M2

ATTN: Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director

By Friday, 15 November 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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

 

 

 

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-Owen Sound-
Exhibitions Assistant
Tom Thomson Art Gallery


The City of Owen Sound is seeking an organized and detail oriented person to fill the role Exhibitions Assistant at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The Exhibitions Assistant is responsible for coordination and implementation of the Gallery’s exhibition plan. As a member of the Gallery’s larger curatorial team the Exhibitions Assistant will be responsible for day to day curatorial tasks and details. The Exhibition Assistant will work both independently, and with other Gallery staff, artists, visiting Curators, contractors and volunteers on various exhibition related projects under the direct supervision of the Director/Curator.

This is a one-year contract from January 2020 to approximately December 2020. The Exhibition Assistant will work a 35-hour week, with flexible hours with some weekends and evenings required.

The successful candidate will have related certification from a recognized post-secondary program (museum studies, arts administration, project management, visual arts, art history or related field or equivalent experience) and one(1) to three (3) years of related experience in exhibition planning and implementation in a gallery or museum setting or related environment.

Skills / Competencies Required:

  • Valid G Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Demonstrated project management and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines, effectively, with minimal supervision; ability to deal with multiple demands;
  • Ability to work independently and to be self-directed;
  • Ability to clearly and effectively present/exchange/explain/receive/interpret information, adjusting language or terminology to the needs of the audience, while exercising respect, tact and strong customer service skills at all times.
  • Ability to supervise and lead implementation teams of diverse personalities; ability to work with diverse groups of people;
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary and historic art practices;
  • Experience with best practices in the maintenance and protection of artwork: safe handling procedures; writing condition reports; photographing objects; how to assess and meet object needs for packing, storage and display; preventative art conservation measures, including regular light-level management, pest management, housekeeping practices and climate- control monitoring;
  • Proficiency in handling and installing valuable works of art in a wide variety of media, including but not limited to: paintings, photographs, works on paper, sculpture, mixed medium, glass, textiles, ceramic, new media (digital media, multimedia, film, video, computer, audio);
  • Physical ability to move, or assist in moving, heavy objects;
  • Skills and knowledge of shop equipment, the use of ladders, stationary and portable power tools; ability to effectively perform various skilled labour such as woodworking, wall finishing (including wall painting, patching, sanding) and coordinating vendors for other exhibition fabrication needs;
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite including Publisher;
  • Open to taking direction;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

The full job description can be viewed on the City’s webpage under the Employment tab. The wage rate for this position is $26.64 - $32.49; To explore this opportunity further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and covering letter by November 15, 2019 to:

Annie Reed
Human Resources Manager City of Owen Sound
E-mail: hrjobposting@owensound.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code and the AODA in all aspects of the hiring process, upon request.


 

 

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-Toronto-
Exhibition Designer
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019
Date Posted: November 1, 2019

Start Date: December 9, 2019
Salary Range: $30/hr to $40/hr
Job Type: Part-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario

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

  • Celebrates art in all that they do
  • Believes the visitor experience is paramount
  • Listens and contributes to our communities
  • Stands for creativity, innovation and ongoing learning
  • Is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Fosters respect and recognition for employees, volunteers, members and donors If you are creative, innovative and thrive on bringing art and diverse communities together, explore the opportunities available on our website.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

EXHIBITION DESIGNER
Regular Part-Time (Up to 24 hours per week)
 
           ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING
 
Does the thought of delivering exhibition projects at one of the largest art museums in North America excite you? Do you feel passionately about working with an award-winning team of exhibition content specialists to design engaging art experiences for all to enjoy?
 
With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18 and close to 95,000 works of art in its collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“AGO”) continues to increase its attendance by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, presenting a consistent brand across all elements of business, and flexibly responding to the changing environment. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values.
 
As the AGO undertakes a bold 10-year vision, we are currently searching for a creative, collaborative, highly organized and solution-oriented Exhibition Designer to create appropriate and aesthetic designs for exhibitions, collection installation and other related building projects in partnership with the other members of the Exhibition Content Team. The successful candidate will create design concepts, construction drawings, and installation plans for art and furnishings in temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations. He/She/They will provide detailed drawings of all installation components including pedestals, cases, built-in art and media displays, custom lighting, seating and interpretative materials. The Exhibition Designer will also collaborate with colleagues in Curatorial, Interpretation, Conservation, Protection Services and other departments to develop solutions to design challenges.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Diploma or degree in field of design, fine arts, architecture or a related discipline
  • Two to three years’ experience in exhibition design and installation of art
  • Knowledge of and expertise in industrial design, interior design or interior architecture
  • Knowledge of graphic design
  • Knowledge of conservation principles
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable computer software programs, such as VectorWorks, CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch-Up
  • Excellent visual communication skills; skill in drawing and reading scale drawings
  • Skills and ability to conceptualize ideas, represent, and communicate concepts effectively through design and translate them into practice
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills in order to interact well with internal/ external stakeholders and maintain effective linkages with all levels of contacts across the AGO
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the use of industrial woodworking equipment as well as art gallery appropriate materials and fabrication techniques
  • Good interpersonal skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Receive Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to Goodlife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO

TO APPLY:

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
Bookkeeping Associate
Young Associates

Closing date: 2019-11-15

Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Range $36,660 to $44,500
Location: Downtown Toronto
Work Arrangements available: Part-time and Full-time opportunities; includes on-site work in clients’ offices

Who we are
Not your average bookkeeping firm. Our niche is charities and nonprofits, and our first love is arts and culture. Young Associates is a full service bookkeeping firm offering a range of bookkeeping, business management, training, and consulting services to arts and other charitable organizations. Young Associates partners with clients to unify their records keeping and management functions into processes that result in sound decision making, well-supported by accurate and timely reports. Young Associates is a growing and dynamic organization offering services to over 100 clients in the GTA since 1993.

The Role
Associates work within a standardized framework, to maintain clients’ bookkeeping records, and to support good financial management by analysing and reconciling accounts and producing timely and reliable reports for both internal and external needs. No two days are alike! Client work is varied and primarily located in downtown Toronto.

Tasks include processing accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll; preparing bank, payroll and other reconciliations; filing payroll, HST and T3010 returns; analysing accounts and posting adjustments as needed; maintaining analytical schedules throughout the year and reviewing the accounts preparatory to audit; working with the auditor to finalize the year’s financial statements; and maintaining supporting documentation.

What you bring
It’s all about fit. We’re looking for an enthusiastic team member who puts their heart into the job. You will have some personal connection to the arts, culture or the nonprofit world, plus an affinity for numbers, systems and order. As a team, we value efficient, reliable work backed up by strong accounting and sectoral knowledge. In our client relationships, we prioritize a collaborative and ethical approach.

Technical proficiency:

  • We’re looking for aptitude for and commitment to this type of work, demonstrated by accounting or bookkeeping work history; and/or nonprofit or charity work history; and/or a diploma or certificate in accounting, finance, business or nonprofit/arts management.
  • We provide training, but we expect you to walk through the door with a working knowledge of computerized accounting systems evidenced by employment history or completed courses using spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Google Sheets) and one or more accounting apps (e.g. QuickBooks, Xero, Sage50).

Professional qualities:

  • You are a communicator and you enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise. Customer service is a big part of this job. It’s more than just deskwork! We’re looking for demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in English.
  • You take pride in your own work product, but also enjoy collaborating with your clients and your fellow employees to achieve organizational excellence.
  • You are able to manage your time. Within a flexible work environment, you can prioritize concurrent tasks, meet deadlines, and seek help from / offer help to team members when needed, to handle volume.
  • You are a self-starter. You enjoy working independently, and you’re also willing and able to ask for assistance or direction when you need it.
  • You are a problem-solver. You can identify and assess issues and prepare effective client focused solutions. This includes proactively recognizing potential for improving processes and services.
  • You are a life-long learner. You relish the opportunities for continuing professional education that come with this job.
  • You must be able to keep client matters strictly confidential.

The Perks
Besides offering competitive pay and benefits, flexible hours, a cell phone plan and a company laptop, we work for organizations that matter. Our clients are busy making the world a better place -- and you will be contributing to their success. Working at Young Associates allows you to challenge yourself every day. Our culture advocates work/life balance, continuous learning, and opportunities to support positive community engagement. Feed your passion, get inspired and grow with us!

How to apply:
Please fill out our job application form in the Associate job posting at www.youngassociates.ca

Young Associates thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Gallery Sales & Events Assistant
Thompson Landry Gallery

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Date Posted: October 29, 2019

Salary Range: $15/hr to $20/hr
Job Type: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Thompson Landry Gallery

Opened in March of 2006,the Thompson Landry Gallery has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Toronto. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opportunity:

  • Unique opportunity to work in one of Toronto's most established art galleries, located in the vibrant Distillery District 
  • Uphold Thompson Landry Gallery's Core Values of Teamwork, Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Business Judgement and Integrity. Demonstrate daily the Key Behaviors of these values.
  • Act as the primary support for maintaining the gallery, working directly with the Gallery Director.
  • Working in a team environment to complete art and event sales, including follow-ups and correspondence with clients
  • Physical presence required in the galleries and load-in days to assist the Gallery Directors and Gallery Operations team with set-up and installation
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and understanding of the Gallery Operations process
  • Able to follow rigid timelines regarding exhibition requirements, property lists, installation schedules
  • Manage daily gallery and events related administrative tasks including but not limited to: inventory, website updates and online marketing, correspondence with clients
  • Producing written documents, including press releases, artist biographies and event contracts
  • Work cooperatively with other gallery assistants onsite
  • Occasionally deliver and install artwork in clients homes
  • Occasionally work off hours taking meetings or working events being held in the gallery spaces
  • Other duties as assigned by Director

REQUIREMENTS

Key Competencies and Skills Required:

  • Flexible approach to job role and working hours, including weekend and evening availability, is essential
  • Previous experience in art sales and event sales and dealing with clients
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrate experience in delivering excellent client service in a commercial environment, including active listening, empathy and patience
  • Highest standard of confidentiality, discretion and work ethic
  • Ability to work professionally and responsibly
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for Fine and Decorative Arts
  • Excellent standards of self-presentation with a friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming disposition
  • Confident, positive and dynamic attitude
  • Commitment to punctual attendance
  • Excellent communication skills (particularly in spoken English)
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred (French speakers highly desired)
  • Superior writing skills
  • Ability to adjust schedule during high sale seasons
  • Strong follow-up, administrative and people skills
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations   

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3 - 5 years of equivalent work experience and administrative experience in a museum or gallery setting
  • Experience in events is preferred
  • Previous sales experience is essential
  • Knowledge and interest in art and art history
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel programs. Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing.
  • Proficiency in Abode Photoshop
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication
  • Driver’s license is essential                                                          

Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive walking throughout and between gallery locations is required.
  • Frequent light to medium physical effort and lifting required.
  • Frequent working at heights on ladders is required
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
    Experience:
  • sales: 3 - 5 years (Required)
  • Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)
  • Location:
  • Toronto, ON (Required)
  • Licence:
  • G (Preferred)
  • Language:
  • French (Preferred)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Opened in March of 2006, the Thompson Landry Gallery is one of the landmark tenants of the thriving arts community at the Historic Distillery District. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Thompson Landry Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec. It is the only gallery in Toronto specializing purely in Quebec artists and sculptors. 

TO APPLY

Please apply by e-mail only to jt@thompsonlandry.com. Do not call or visit the gallery. Important note: Please apply with both a cover letter and resume.

 

 

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Visual Art Instructor (bilingual)
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Date Posted: October 30, 2019

Salary Range: $30/hr to $40/hr
Job Type: Independent Contractor

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 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.

Work Term: Contract (renewable), part-time starting immediately 
School Workshops: Weekdays
Positions Available: Bilingual Visual Arts Instructor (lino-cut printmaking, screen-printing, sculpture, drawing, painting, ceramics & art criticism)

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
  • 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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

TO APPLY

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail by November 15th, 2019 to Lia Vazir, Supervisor of School Programs, at: lia.vazir@livingarts.on.ca.  Please include the posted position in the subject line when submitting your application.   
 
Thank you to all applicants.  No phone calls please.  Note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Language Manager
Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre shall be a leader in the revitalization and strengthening of the languages, values, arts, and knowledge found within the Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. It shall have as its aims and objectives the preservation, accurate documentation, education, decolonization and promotion of the values, practices, language, National Treasures and articles of both past and contemporary Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland. Youth, Elders, students, scholars and people of both the Anishinaabek and ?gweh?:weh Civlizations can research, affirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their culture, language, history, art and values.

The Woodland Cultural Centre's Language Department has worked for 35 years to preserve, promote and document ?gweh?:weh languages. The Language Manager takes a leadership role in ensuring that the Language Department continues to meet the needs of the community.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Language Manager assumes the responsibilities for the development of strategic partnerships and initiatives related to the documentation, research, stabilization, and promotion of ?gweh?:weh langauges.

The Language Manager is responsible for working with community and language stakeholders to develop porject objectives, investigating funding sources for language-based initatives, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Language Resource Centre.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Language Manager shall:

  1. Develop and oversee the annual objectives for the Language Department, in alignment with the Woodland Cultural Centre and the language community.
  2. Implement research projects, collaborations, publications, recordings, translations and other priorities with a mandate to ensure the relevance and importance of the collections.
  3. Investigate funding sources for language-based initiatives.
  4. Collaborate with staff to ensure language objectives are incorporated in WCC activities.
  5. Oversee the development and operations of a Language Resource Centre, to open to the public in conjunction with the reopening of the Mohawk Institute Building and WCC Library.
  6. Work with community stakeholders and Faithkeepers to develop policies and protocols for the Language Resource Centre.
  7. Ensure that all decisions are made in the best interest of the collections by maintaining integrity of the recordings, respecting their content, and honouring the intent of the speakers who made them.
  8. Manage, preserve, and develop the Longhouse-based collections as a resource for Longhouse Speakers.
  9. Build strategic partnerships to help develop the priorities of the Language Department and Language Resource Centre.
  10. Work with visitors and community members to ensure appropriate access to the language recordings and resources in the Language Resource Centre.
  11. Oversee special projects within the mandate of the Language Department.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The Language Director shall have:

  1. An in-depth knowledge of Longhouse Protocols, Speeches, and Haudenosaunee cultural practices, including Gan?h?ny?hk, Gei: Niyoihwa:ge:, and Gaihwi:yo
  2. Familiarity with community language initiatives, and the ability to develop respectful partnerships with language stakeholders in the community.
  3. Be orally proficient and literate in at least one ?gweh?:weh language, as the collection is centered around oral recordings in the Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
  4. Have a basic knowledge of language learning methodologies and linguistics.
  5. Use a community-centered approach for networking with language educators and advocates.
  6. Experience in language leadership, teaching, and program development.
  7. Ability to develop and implement community collaborations.
  8. The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  9. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  10. Experience in project management and report writing are considered assets.

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or Resume, a sample of writing in an ?gweh?:weh Language on the topic of their choice, and three references. References must include one reference who can attest to applicants level of proficiency and literacy in an ?gweh?:weh Language, one employment reference, and one personal or community reference.

Preference will be given to applicants of ?gweh?:weh heritage who are proficient in the languages of Cayuga or Onondaga.

Closing Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 4pm

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by 4pm on Wednesday November 20, 2019 to:

Attn: Executive Director

Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street
Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
(519) 759-2650
executive@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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

To learn more, visit: woodlandculturalcentre.ca/language-manager-oct-2019/

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Cultural Interpreter
Contract

Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is an Indigenous educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishniaabek and Onkwehon:we. This mandate is from our member Nations: Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River adn the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

The Woodland Cultural Centre demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation and collection of resources in Education; Museology; Arts; Language and Cultural Heritage in order to foster an appreciation of the intellect and promote an accurate image of Indigenous people.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Educational Coordinator the Cultural Interpreter will assume responsibility for leading guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Museum and the Mohawk Institute Residential School. They will present workshops, educational programs, to K – 12 school groups, summer camps, community organizations and individuals. In addition to conducting research related to educational programming. Using object-based learning, inquiry-based learning to explore Indigenous art, history, culture and residential schools

Duties and Responsibilties

  • The Cultural Interpreter will lead guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
  • Present Interpretive programs, activities, workshops and other cultural events that will promote an understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation.
  • Will be responsible for preparing supplies for workshops, educational programs; Inventorying, resupply of education kits as needed.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, environment
  • Contributes to improving the Centre’s cultural resources and educational projects, procedures with practical ideas, creativity and innovation.
  • Must be dependable and exercise good judgement
  • Comply with all WCC’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Ability to coordinate, control and organize multiple functions and activities.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Time management skills, the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines efficiently and within stated timelines.
  • To work independently and as part of a team, to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Must have a pleasant, courteous, professional manner and interact positively with others.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively both verbally and in writing in order to collect, exchange, provide information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • The ability to sit, stand and or walk for extended periods of time.

Education

  • Certification, diploma, degree in the fields of Museum Studies, Museum Education, Indigenous Art History or related fields of study and one to three years experience in a museum or educational setting.

Experience

  • An understanding of the functions of a museum, its methodologies and practices.
  • Experience in the field of Interpretive theory; techniques such as object-based learning, inquirybased learning, storytelling, demonstration and guided tours.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art, history, culture and Residential schools.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset; not a requirement.

The Cultural Interpreter’s regular hours are from 9:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday to Friday.

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4:00pm November 15th, 2019

If interested, please send to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Elizabeth Adams, Education Coordinator

education@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

NOTE: Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Administrative Assistant
Contract

Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant. Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Manager of Operations, the Administrative Assistant assumes the responsibilities for administrative duties including but not limited to: coordination and scheduling of meetings for Executive office, organization and filing of documents and records, maintaining up-to-date department statistics, reports, and records, taking meeting minutes, proofreading and copyediting, aiding with preparation of submissions to funding bodies, assisting with Board meeting preparation including printing and copying, and other general admin duties.

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Time management skills, and completion of assigned projects
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people, their culture, history and traditions, especially in Ontario
  • Possess a knowledge of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s mandate, programs, services and resources
  • Confidentiality is mandatory in this position

The Administrative Assistant’s regular hours are from 9-4:30, Monday to Friday.

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4 pm November 15th, 2019.
 
NOTE: The successful applicant must qualify and be approved for Training on the Job funding through Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) in order to receive an offer of employment.

 

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by 4 pm November 15th, 2019 to:
 
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON  N3S 2X2

Attn: Andrea Nechita
Manager of Operations
(519) 759-2650
operations@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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

 

 

 

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-Kingston-
Appointment of Director
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Job Title: Appointment of Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Employer: Queen's University
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posting Date: October 28
Closing Date: November 29

 

Queen’s University

Appointment of Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University, and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, are situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is now seeking a new Director who will articulate a bold and dynamic vision that leverages the Agnes’ impressive strengths, collections, and successes through an exciting stage of transformational growth. 

The Agnes is a research-intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, Canada. As a space of display, innovation and ideas, the Agnes promotes experiential learning, collaboration, and multi- and interdisciplinary inquiry, while serving diverse audiences across Canada, the world, and within the city of Kingston. The Agnes brings together the artistic traditions of the past and the cutting edge innovations of the present through year-round programs of exhibitions and outreach activities, while leading major research initiatives, including with national and international partners.

With nine exhibition galleries, the André Biéler Studio to facilitate research creation and art education, and assorted public spaces, including the period rooms of the historic Etherington House, the Agnes is home to a range of diverse collections numbering over 17,000 works. Collection strengths include international contemporary art, Canadian historical and modern art, Indigenous art and global ethnographical collections, and the Canadian Historical Dress collection. The Bader Collection, focused on Rembrandt and his school, encompasses more than 200 paintings, including four paintings by Rembrandt.  The Bader Collection is among the most important university collections of sixteenth and seventeenth art in North America, and central to the Agnes’ mandate.

Reporting to the Deputy Provost and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the new Director will be responsible for driving the next stage of growth for the Agnes. Thanks to a major financial commitment from a private source, this includes a new facility worthy of the Agnes collections, which will extend the art museum’s contributions to its communities and the global reach and presence of the Agnes’ programs.

The Director will work proactively to engage diverse communities in order to help advance the university’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity, as well as support university-wide strategic planning goals as found in the Strategic Framework, Strategic Research Plan, Comprehensive International Plan, and other key documents. Through the Agnes’ active publishing program, artist’s residencies, and digital initiatives, and by seeking new partnerships and resources outside the University, the Director will strengthen the Agnes’ educational and academic mission. The Director will work collaboratively with varied undergraduate and graduate academic units, including but not limited to the Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies, as well as other units on campus such as Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, and many student-led groups.

A forward-looking Director with a successful track record of leadership and management at an arts institution is sought to articulate a compelling overall artistic and operational vision for the Agnes, including the strategic growth and care of collections and archives, curatorial, research, and program strategies, advancement planning, and outreach activities to strengthen the gallery’s long-term sustainability and international profile.

A successful Director is able to not only encourage teamwork, but also promote and encourage individual initiative and actions that further the Agnes’ mission to be an accessible space of encounter with visual art, artists, and diverse communities. As the voice and advocate for the Agnes, the Director will interact with faculty and administrators across the university and play a highly visible ambassadorial role to represent the positive profile and reputation of the gallery in Kingston, across Canada, and internationally. The Director must have an active fundraising and entrepreneurial spirit, to secure donor relations and pursue public and private grants. With a sophisticated awareness of current and emerging art museum practices, and demonstrated capacity for innovation, the Director will shape and implement a vision that furthers the mission and mandate of the Agnes, as well as fulfilling the central priorities and academic mission of Queen’s University through meaningful campus-wide and public engagement. They will serve as a thought-leader within and beyond the University, with a sophisticated knowledge of visual art, its histories and critical discourse, as well as an awareness of current art museum trends and issues. The new Director will be an effective communicator, team-builder, and decision-maker, with a demonstrated capacity for collaboration, change leadership, and budgetary management. 

Diversity within the Queen’s community is critical to the University’s excellence, its educational and academic enrichment, and its cultural and social strength. We are proactively seeking, and strongly encouraging, applications from those individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; Indigenous peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Queen’s is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver in this appointment process. For further information and details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Details via the Perrett Laver website by visiting www.perrettlaver.com/candidates and quoting reference 4346. Applications should consist of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The closing date for applications is noon Eastern Time on Friday, November 29, 2019 and the Committee will begin considering candidates in mid-December.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process.

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Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to usprocessing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy-policy/

 

 

 

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-Regina, Saskatchewan-
Curator, Moving Image and Performance
Dunlop Art Gallery / Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library (RPL) is seeking a Curator, Moving Image and Performance in the Dunlop Art Gallery.

Regina Public Library has been dedicated to enriching the quality of life of the citizens of Regina for over 100 years. RPL’s core mandate is to create enriching educational experiences for the community it serves, while embracing innovation and continuous improvement. Through its Central Library and eight Branch locations, RPL fosters community meeting places that celebrate cultural differences - where citizens unite in the joy of reading, the arts, literacy, and lifelong learning.  Please see our website www.reginalibrary.ca for additional information about RPL, our Dunlop Art Gallery and our Film Theatre.

JOB SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery and RPL Film Theatre, the Curator, Moving Image and Performance is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and supervision of RPL Film Theatre activity.  The position will also curate performance art and moving image programming as assigned for Dunlop Art Gallery. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Curates Dunlop Art Gallery’s In Situ programs and exhibitions as assigned. Curates, plans and coordinates regular and special programming for RPL Film Theatre, conducting research and working with internal and external programmers, partner organizations and film booking agencies regarding film screening operational activity.
  • Plans, delivers and evaluates programming, including artist talks, lectures, workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and film and video programs for the public to support the needs of the community and RPL’s Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Plan. Actively partners with RPL programming units for selected film series and events and attends programming unit meetings as assigned.
  • Hire and supervise Projectionists and Cashiers including recruitment, interviewing prospects, scheduling hours, and hosting meetings. Provides customer service training to Cashiers and Projectionists.
  • Assists in the preparation, management and administration of the RPL Film Theatre budget and statistics, participating as required in the assessment of Film Theatre programming in consultation with the Director/Curator and Assessment Librarian.
  • Works with the Director/Curator to determine funding sources and prepare grant applications for RPL Film Theatre and Dunlop Art Gallery programming in relation to moving image and performance art.
  • Co-ordinates the production of Dunlop Art Gallery and RPL Film Theatre published materials as assigned, with support from RPL’s Marketing and Communications Unit.
  • Maintains a broad and current professional knowledge of activity in contemporary art and cinema and related fields.
  • Carries out other duties essential to the achievement of efficient operations as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Masters’ degree specializing in art history, film studies, communications, cultural studies or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years of art gallery experience, including the organization of exhibitions or related programs.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of, and experience in, Canadian and Saskatchewan historical and contemporary art and cinema.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and organize short and long-term projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and to establish and maintain good working relationships with public and staff.

Salary Range:  $64,410.45 to $76,700.65 per annum
                 
A review and consideration of applications for this position will begin on November 19, 2019.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to:  resumes@reginalibrary.ca

                                    Regina Public Library
                                    P.O. Box 2311
                                    Regina, Saskatchewan
                                    S4P 3Z5

www.reginalibrary.ca     

 

 

     

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-Toronto, ON-
Vice President for Exhibition Development
Royal Ontario Museum

Application Deadline: November 14, 2019
Date Posted: October 15, 2019

Salary Range: 100K to 100K+
Job Type: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of the most renowned cultural institutions in North America, showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. In 2016/17, the ROM welcomed more than 1.35 million visitors from Canada and around the world. This represents the highest attendance of any single museum in Canada and ranks 9th in North America.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

VP for Exhibition Development
Toronto, ON

Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is globally recognized for its multidisciplinary collections, ground-breaking research and iconic architecture. Explored through the intersecting worlds of art, culture and nature, the ROM (www.rom.on.ca) plays a vital role at the local, national and international levels in advancing knowledge, encouraging learning and inspiring a greater understanding of the world around us. As VP for Exhibition Development (VPExD), you’ll hold a key leadership role in the ROM’s world-class exhibition and permanent gallery programs.

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Engagement, you’ll be the lead creative professional responsible for directing a team of interpretive planners and designers in the development of outstanding visitor experiences with objects of art, culture and nature, in both temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries. As VPExD, you’ll hold significant budgetary and supervisory responsibilities and, as a member of the museum’s executive team, help to shape the long-term exhibition schedule and the permanent galleries, in support of the museum’s strategic plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the creative team responsible for developing special exhibitions and gallery reinstallations about art, culture and nature, that provide outstanding, visitor-centred experiences for a general audience, including adults, youth and children. This team is involved from beginning to end of exhibition development, from concept development through reviews of summative evaluations. Expectation is 6-8 exhibitions of varying sizes per year and an ongoing series of permanent collection gallery renovations.
  • Develop inclusive exhibitions and gallery projects that address contemporary issues of relevance to a diverse public and that demonstrate the ROM’s values and mission. Projects will centre the ROM as a vital resource in Toronto and Ontario, and as a national and international museum partner.
  • Actively collaborate on the creation of budgets for exhibition and gallery development expenses, particularly in the areas of interpretation, design, community engagement, and evaluation. Also develop and manage exhibition development department budgets.
  • Work with other senior staff to lead ideation for long-term permanent gallery updates and renovations, and to plan the overall exhibition program, then follow through on development.
  • Work with the exhibition planning team and project managers to develop processes and schedules for updating ROM permanent collection galleries over time, incorporating visitor-centred approaches and selective use of the full range of innovative engagement tools.
  • Work with the Head of Creative to set standards and continually improve sustainable design practices.
  • Ensure the ongoing professional development of staff in the design and interpretive planning areas, with emphasis on teamwork; collaboration with curatorial, marketing, and programming colleagues; creative skill building; and community engagement during project development.
  • Work with the exhibition development team and visitor insights team to monitor the success of projects, continually deepening the exhibition development team’s knowledge of effective practices, and foster a working environment of reflective learning and action research.
  • Work collaboratively with staff in the exhibition planning and collection management areas of the museum, to ensure appropriate, timely installation of exhibitions and gallery designs.
  • Actively participate in the ROM’s exhibition planning committee, along with the museum’s Director, Deputy Director of Engagement, Deputy Director of Collections & Research, and other executives, to make decisions about the overall exhibition schedule in support of the museum’s strategic plan.
  • Participate as a leader in the ongoing and international professional conversation about best and next practices in exhibition and gallery development, and visitor experiences.
  • Along with having specific responsibility for the creative development of each exhibition, actively participate with other senior executives in the Engagement division to coordinate all aspects of the exhibition program, from ideation to post-ROM exhibition tours, including schedule development, budgeting, programming, resource allocation, and alignment with strategic plans.

REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualified individual we seek for the role of VP for Exhibition Development will have the following:

  • MA in the arts or sciences, or museum studies, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 10 years of experience directing staff in exhibition and/or gallery development, and managing significant budgets and complex schedules at a major museum.
  • Significant success in applying progressive practices of interpretation, design, community consultation, and media in exhibitions and galleries at a major museum with a complex organizational structure.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in the development of visitor experiences with art, nature, or culture.
  • Deep knowledge of how people learn in informal learning environments and the ability to apply that knowledge to the creation of exhibitions and galleries.
  • Demonstrated leadership and innovation in working with communities and groups of individuals from outside the museum, to present art, culture, or natural history with multiple perspectives and opportunities for public engagement.
  • Understanding of the history of museums and the role they’ve played in supporting power structures, combined with a demonstrated commitment to present all cultures with equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to visitor studies, evaluation and research that strengthens understanding of exhibition work and ingrains intentional and reflective practices.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, including expertise in working with, and supporting, creative professionals in an environment with multiple projects and critical deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including writing, collegial dialogue, and public speaking.
  • An established network of museum professionals working at the forefront of museum exhibition development.
  • Authored publications that demonstrate leadership in the field and active engagement with critical topics in exhibition development.
  • An intellectual curiosity about art, nature and culture, and how they intersect in ways that shape contemporary life around the world.
SALARY RANGE:        $131,033 - $154,157 per annum

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit your application to Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, at careers@rom.on.caPlease quote Competition #2019-083 – VP for Exhibition Development on the subject line. Applications will be accepted ONLY by email.

The ROM will be reviewing applications effective November 2019; however, the posting will continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this international search; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Oshawa-
Chief Executive Officer
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019
Date Posted: October 8, 2019

Job Type: Full-Time
Career Level: Executive

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Founded in 1967, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is the largest art gallery in Durham Region. Housing a compelling modern and contemporary Canadian art collection, the Gallery serves the educational, intellectual and aesthetic needs of the community both locally and nationally. A vibrant and engaging art gallery, the RMG is a meeting place for exploration and experimentation, a place where art, artists, and the community come together in conversation.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The RMG's collection consists of over 4,500 works of art, acquired either by purchase or gift. About 60 of these works are on view at any one time in the Permanent Collection galleries. Works are also loaned to other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. The RMG collects historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art, and proudly holds Canada's largest collection of works by Painters Eleven. The RMG also has a growing collection of Public Art.
 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will build upon the strong foundation that the Gallery has established in the community over the past 50 years and elevate RMG’s role and contribution to Oshawa and surrounding area. The new CEO will understand the value of cultural institutions and will want to contribute to a vibrant community. As a key ambassador for the RMG, the CEO will be passionate about showcasing the Gallery’s collections, advocate for public and private sector support and funding, and enhance the visibility of the Gallery across the province. The CEO will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day finances, operations and administration of the Gallery. The Chief Executive will thoughtfully manage all aspects of RMG’s approved annual budgets, operational and strategic plans and will successfully foster relationships with staff, volunteers and external partners.  

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate must have proven leadership experience, ideally within a cultural organization, and possess strong skills in finance, operations, fundraising and administrative support. Professional knowledge of human resource management would be helpful. The ideal candidate must possess a high degree of financial literacy and business acumen, with proven experience creating and managing strategic plans and budgets. The successful incumbent will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and must be skilled in community engagement and partnership development. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts, cultural or non-profit sectors, credibility in the space, and must be comfortable working with a Board of Directors. 

TO APPLY:

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Kristen.Manning@odgersberndtson.com or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16081

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with differing abilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

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-St. Catharines, ON-
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art Practice
Brock University

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenoshaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work in St. Catharines and the Niagara region. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement.

Brock University is committed to building inclusivity and equity through understanding and respect for diverse identities, and to reflecting this in our approaches to teaching and learning, research and creativity, administration and service provision, and community engagement. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in the recognition that the strongest research, scholarship, and creative activity and the best research training environment require engagement of scholars from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with Brock University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the federally designated groups in the Canada Research Chairs program, and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position will be filled by a qualified candidate who self-identifies as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person.

Job Summary

Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Art Practice at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The start date for this position can be as early as January 1, 2020, but is negotiable with the Faculty Dean.

Brock University has sought to address in meaningful and sustainable ways the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. Courses and workshops offered by the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Aboriginal Student Services, the Office of Human Rights and Equity, and the Faculty of Education have helped incorporate Indigenous world views, traditions, history and current affairs in the Brock community. Ongoing initiatives also support and sustain our Indigenous students, staff and faculty, and build bridges between the university and the larger Indigenous community. Brock has an active Aboriginal Education Council, a Two Row/One Dish One Spoon Council, and recently hired its first Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement. The arts play a pivotal role in Brock’s realization of the values of reconciliation and decolonization, and the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice responds directly to this priority.

The CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will be appointed to one or more of the School’s academic units, depending on the successful applicant’s area(s) of knowledge and expertise. We recognize that in Indigenous art there may be no formal divisions between visual, theatrical, and musical art forms. Brock embraces diverse perspectives and practice approaches; it is hoped that the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will help foster new collaborations across academic units and assist the School and university to move towards Indigenization. The CRC will be welcomed into a tight-knit, friendly, and dynamic community of artists, scholars, staff, and students that respects, promotes, and actively engages with Indigenous arts and culture within the University and Indigenous communities.

Our ideal candidate will be  an  innovative  Indigenous  arts  practitioner  and  researcher  whose  work engages in one or  more  artistic  forms  with  Indigenous  communities  and  a  leader  in  new  Indigenous arts-based research and methodologies. The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas in relation to Indigenous art practice: musical, dramatic, and/or visual culture and performance; curatorial practice; arts protocols; aesthetics; relationships to land, knowledge transmission, and cultural production; arts and Indigenous health, healing, and wellness; Indigenous resistance, resilience, and resurgence; impact of transnational contact on Indigenous artistic expression; influence of Indigenous artistic expression on non-Indigenous societies; global indigeneity; anti-colonial and decolonizing theories and practices.

In addition to research and artistic production in the MIWSFPA, the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will offer important learning, research and art-making opportunities for Indigenous students, and opportunities for non-Indigenous students to learn about Indigenous art practice through Indigenous perspectives. Ideally, the CRC will work collaboratively with faculty members in the MIWSFPA and possibly in other academic units at Brock, including Communication, Popular Culture and Film; Digital Humanities; and Interactive Arts and Science. The CRC will have the opportunity to supervise or mentor Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduate students, in particular those in the MA in Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts (SCLA) and the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUMA). Other opportunities include developing and strengthening the MIWSFPA and Brock’s community partnerships and contributing to building the reputation of MIWSFPA and Brock as a centre of innovative, creative practice.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MFA or PhD or equivalent combinations of qualifications, experience, and professional contributions.
  • The successful candidate will be an outstanding emerging Indigenous artist/scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years.
  • The successful candidate must self-identify as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association, and is expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.

About the Canada Research Chair Program

The Canada Research Chairs program recognizes outstanding scholars at all career stages and is a key mechanism for Canadian universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world to achieve excellence in research and research training. Canada Research Chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields through their scholarly research, teaching, and supervision.  Tier  2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, typically those who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks  exist, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility  for  a  Tier  2  Chair  assessed  through  the  program’s  Tier  2  justification  process.  Please contact Nicole Perry, Consultant at Leaders International (nicole@leadersinternational.com) for more information. Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of applicants.

The appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Benefits associated with Chair appointments include teaching release and a research stipend.

About the School

The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is situated in the heart of historic St. Catharines, in a renovated 19th-century textile factory. Opened in 2015, Brock University’s stunning downtown campus houses the departments of Dramatic Arts, Music, and Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC). The School’s state-of-the-art facilities include a digital media lab; separate foundation, drawing and painting studios; a darkroom; a gallery; four performance studios (two with lighting grids); wardrobe, design and scene shops; a 285-seat flexible theatre; and bright and spacious music lesson studios and practice rooms. Students and faculty also have access to the Recital Hall, Partridge Concert Hall and the Film Theatre in the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre where classes and special programming are held. The MIWSFPA is embedded in the community, at the centre of Niagara’s creative hub. Our partners include the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Singers and Chorus Niagara, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC), Willow Arts Community, Carousel Players, Suitcase in Point, Essential Collective Theatre, the Foster Festival, the Shaw Festival Theatre (Niagara-on-the-Lake), the Stratford Festival Academy (Stratford), Celebration of Nations, and Weengushk Film Institute.

About Brock University

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in the historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment with close proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, and presence of the Métis Nation. It sits within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagarawinecountry.The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize Canada’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. The city is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo (NY). With one of the warmest climates in Canada; safe, clean communities; and affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include start-up funding, conference support, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the collective agreement between the Brock University Faculty Association and the University.

Application Process

Please apply to Leaders International, the executive search firm retained to support this recruitment process, by sending application materials to Nicole Perry, Consultant, at nicole@leadersinternational.com. For further inquiries about the opportunity, the CRC criteria, or the process, please reach Nicole Perry at the email above or by phone at 613-788-8254 x 105. Candidates must submit:

Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be submitted electronically to nicole@leadersinternational.com.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy. Please advise Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant (arilstone@brocku.ca) to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca.

Niagara Region

Located on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee, Brock University is situated in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara region, in St. Catharines, Ontario. With proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest Haudenosaunee First Nations community in Canada, and the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Brock University also benefits from the distinct presence of the Niagara Region Métis Council. The Niagara region has a large and growing Indigenous urban community. It is also recognized as a gathering place of many Indigenous nations where the stories of the Covenant Chain, Two Row Wampum and Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belts have played key roles in diverse paths towards Peace. The region also houses the Niagara Regional Native Centre and the Healing & Wellness and Lands, Resources & Consultations Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Brock’s location plays a key role in its identity, as more than 200 community collaborations allow the University to be a vital partner which helps advance Niagara’s cultural, economic, and intellectual transformation.

Only a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto, Niagara Region is highlighted by affordable housing, winery tours, bike paths, hiking trails, numerous golf courses and convenient cross-border shopping. Visitors from around the world travel to the Niagara Region to see the many attractions, from the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls to world-class theatre performances and historic Fort George. The spectacular natural setting and diverse arts and cultural offerings make the Niagara Region a desirable place to live.

Brock University is situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in an area known for viticulture, tourism, and natural splendour. St. Catharines contributes to the beauty of the region – it is known as The Garden City. Downtown St. Catharines is one of Niagara’s most unique destinations with more than 120 shops, boutiques and 50 culinary establishments. It also features one of the oldest farmers markets in Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Membership Officer
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: September 11, 2019

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

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is building a one-of-a-kind inclusive cultural catalyst. More than just a new physical space, it will be a participatory vehicle where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global creative moment defined by new ideas and new forms. The expanded Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will realize its vision through bold and innovative programming including three lead exhibitions per year, complementary activations, print and web publications and integrated educational opportunities such as workshops, talks, screenings and much more.

The evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is made possible through a unique alliance with Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc., public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Closing on: Open until filled
Effective: As soon as possible
Interviews: Beginning the week of November 4, 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Reporting to: Senior Director of Development

The Membership Officer provides critical day-to-day role in the sustainability, functionality and growth of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada’s (MOCA Toronto) corporate and individual membership programs, campaigns and initiatives.

The Membership Officer will support the Development Team, currently comprised of a Senior Director of Development, Development Associate and Development Assistant, enabling the optimization of their strategies to recruit, sustain and enhance corporate and individual members.

The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across departments as well as the Board and committee-level volunteers. They will work closely with the Senior Director of Development to oversee membership management via a CRM platform and the coordination of high-quality member programming.

This position is ideal for an energetic doer who is motivated by exceptional customer service and has three or more years of membership marketing and/or fundraising experience and a keen eye for data and detail.

Membership

  • Support the development of and coordinate the revenue generation, marketing, evaluation, reporting and stewardship strategies for MOCA Toronto’s corporate and individual membership programmes
  • Coordinate day-to-day member relationship management: maintain a personal portfolio of corporate and individual members and support the portfolio maintenance of the Senior Director of Development, other colleagues and senior volunteers
  • Work across departments to coordinate a programme of innovative, exciting and high-value member benefits including special receptions and events
  • Work with the marketing team to coordinate and contribute to the creation of compelling materials for member cultivation, solicitation, renewal and stewardship
  • Conduct prospect identification, research and proposal/report writing as requested
  • Coordinate the participation of colleagues across the organization in the membership program
Administration
  • Process financial contributions and receipts
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgement of all MOCA Toronto supporters including correspondence as well as print, web and on-site signage recognition
  • Maintain accurate records in organizational constituent relationship management database
  • Track membership-related activity and interactions
  • Ensure privacy and data quality controls
  • Produce reports as requested
Additional
  • Support departmental evaluation and reporting strategies
  • Contribute to annual and longer-term development strategies
  • Participate on Board, ad-hoc and internal committees
  • Maintain strong working relationships with members, staff and volunteers of MOCA Toronto
  • Represent MOCA Toronto in the greater cultural, philanthropic and professional communities
  • Actively research and keep up-to-date on portfolio-relevant trends, innovations and technologies
  • Be an informed member of Development team, make creative connections between people, projects and programs to increase revenues and membership engagement
  • Participate in and support additional fundraising initiatives and/or organizational projects as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of three years of hands-on experience in coordinating membership marketing or annual giving campaigns
  • Proven ability to successfully develop, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward memberships and/or donations
  • Solid experience with relational databases and/or CRM platforms, preferably Tessitura
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity working with budgets and creating financial reports
  • Outstanding social and relationship management skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with board and committee-level volunteers is considered an asset
  • Experience working at multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit is considered an asset
Personal Attributes
  • Professional and polished
  • Social and personable
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • A strong multitasker
  • An agile problem solver
  • Thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, demonstrates initiative
  • Takes ownership and is accountable

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

TO APPLY:

Please answer the candidate pre-screening questions and submit your CV and cover letter using the following link: http://bit.ly/membershipofficer
 
Your CV and cover letter must be submitted as one pdf document.

 

 

 

 


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-Windsor-
Education and Public Programs Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is looking for a full-time Education and Public Programs Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) with a strong commitment and enthusiasm for art education and pedagogy to join the AGW team. Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of K-12 school programs, family programs and administration of the Gallery Guide program. Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organizing, communication and research are pre-requisites for this position as the Coordinator will develop an understanding of the exhibitions, while liaising with and scheduling AGW’s volunteer Gallery Guides.

The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting, and supervision of studio programs including, maintaining budgets, supplies, and program registrations. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining outreach activities and community partnerships with a goal to sustain and build new audiences.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary degree/s in the Visual Arts and/or Visual Arts Education or equivalent;
  • Minimum three-years’ experience as a gallery or museum program coordinator or equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge of visual arts and the ability to research, prepare and present educational information which is accessible to a range of ages and levels of experience including grant writing;
  • Strong written and oral communications and administrative skills including computer literacy and knowledge of database management systems.

Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

COMPENSTATION:

Start: $23.62/hr
After 6 months: $24.80/hr
After 1 Year: $26.00/hr

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to both Chris Finn at cfinn@agw.ca and Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca

The position will remain open until a suitable Indigenous candidate can be appointed.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. 

 

 

 

 


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-Thunder Bay-
Curator
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Exhibitions and Publication Activities

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

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

2. Collection Development and Management Activities

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto, ON-
President & Vice Chanellor
OCAD University

OCAD University: Canada’s University of the Imagination

President & Vice Chancellor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 



 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Artist Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Director / Curator
Art Gallery of York University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Pottery Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)

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

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized pottery instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach pottery classes to children and adults.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
  • Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
  • Knowledge in kiln operation - knowledge in proper loading, unloading, and operations of kilns, pugmills, extruders, pottery wheels, and other clay related machinery  

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

View the job description on our website.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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