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-Brantford-
Marketing Coordinator
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 Onkwehon:we Civilizations can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their culture, language, history, art and values.

The Woodland Cultural has for 35 years established a First Nations Language Department where Youth, Elders, Faithkeepers, students, and people of the Onkwehon:we Civilization can research, reaffirm, celebrate, learn, display and discuss their civilizations from the place of collective intellect that includes, languages, histories, the living Indigenous Arts and intrinsic moral intelligence. The areas of concentration of the Language Department include Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research, Indigenous Languages and Spiritualities. 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Marketing Coordinator assumes the responsibilities for developing and implementing strategies for raising the organizational profile of the centre by managing digital marketing and website updates, and creating event specific content and plans across all platforms including online, print, video, radio, and social media. The Marketing Coordinator will take the lead on liaising with outside contractors to ensure consistency of the WCC brand identity and creating strategies for reaching the broadest possible public.

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing, media, social media and community engagement campaigns which support the WCC as a leader in the field of Indigenous cultural education and programming (including exhibitions, artistic events and performances).

  1. Develops and implements robust marketing, media and social media strategies to support the Centre’s activities and aspirations.
  1. Ensures a consistent brand awareness and reputation on all media platforms (web, print, video, radio, social media).
  2. Creates marketing, media, social media and community engagement campaigns with clear objectives and analysis of performance of channels, campaigns, and programs on a regular basis. 
  3. Work collaboratively with the WCC staff to ensure marketing priorities are embedded in all aspects of WCC activities as a cultural centre.
  4. Manages and maintains promotional materials inventory.
  5. Creates content for website, email campaigns, e-newsletter, social media, and other platforms and designs a content plan and schedule.
  6. Coordinates with design, print, and other suppliers.
  7. Develops partnerships to further the WCC profile and objectives.
  8. Ensures timely and impactful communications related to WCC.
  9. Proofreads all communication materials for spelling, grammatical and typographical errors, and checks that all elements are correct and factual.
  10. Creation of marketing reports to be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

The Marketing Coordinator shall have:

  1. Education in marketing with a minimum of 3 years experience.
  2. Proven ability to develop and implement marketing projects and campaigns.
  3. A track record of strategic approaches with proven results.
  4. Ability to work with software and online tools including: WordPress, Microsoft and Google applications, email delivery and management platforms (Mailchimp), social media platforms.
  5. Strong creative copywriting skills with a commitment to quality and detail.
  6. Experience in fundraising in the public and/or private sectors.
  7. The ability to manage projects, finances, timelines, deliverables and staff teams.
  8. High degree of professionalism with outstanding ability to work effectively and efficiently with colleagues at all levels of management.
  9. Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  10. Graphic design skills and proficiency with Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign an asset.

All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, a current CV or Resume, and three references.
 
Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.

Closing Date: Wednesday June 12th 2019

If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by June 12th 2019 to:
 
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON  N3S 2X2

Attn: Melanie Fernandez
Interim Executive Director
(519) 759-2650
projects@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
 
Note:  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Niagara-on-the-Lake-
Archive & Data Entry Assistant (Summer Student Position)(SEP)
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Position: Archive & Data Entry Assistant – Summer student position

Terms: Seasonal contract. Anticipated Start Date: June, 2019.          
$14.50/per hour. Must be available to work weekends.
Project is part of the Government of Ontario's summer employment program: 2019 Summer Experience Program

Job Description
The Archive & Data Entry Assistant (2 positions) will gain meaningful, supervised summer work experience in the cultural sector. Responsibilities include archiving & filing, data entry and administrative support. The position will gain valuable hands-on career-related experience within the cultural sector that will be transferable to future employment.  

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Archiving & Filing:
    • Identifies, describes, collects, organizes, and preserves documents recorded on paper, film, electronic and digital formats.
    • Follows Document Rentention Policy for file retention, archiving and disposition schedule.
    • Ensures the safety, security and confidentiality of records at all times.
  • Data Entry:
    • Tests database customizations for accuracy and reports problems
    • Assists with the development of database user-manual
    • Data entry related to membership, programming and fundraising.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Performs front desk administrative duties such as providing customer service by phone, online and in person.
    • Interact with the general public visiting the gallery, members, students and volunteers.
    • Knowledgeable about the services the Arts Centre offers the community and familiar with current and upcoming exhibition, programs and events.

Qualifications

  • Summer Experience Program Eligibility:
    • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment
    • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
    • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Send resume and cover letter in one document by June 7, 2019 to:
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
Email: office@niagarapumphouse.ca
*Please include your name and the job title in the subject of your email*

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

 

 

 

 

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-Halton Hills-
Cultural Services Associate - Contract Position (SEP)
Town of Halton Hills

Cultural Services Associate

Contract Position
POSTING No. 201926

Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.
Under the supervision of the Cultural Development Coordinator, this position will assist with the delivery and development of cultural programs, events and plans.  This position contributes to making Halton Hills one of the best places to live, work, play and invest
This position is made possible with the support of the Summer Experience Program. Applicant requirements for this program are below.

Accountabilities:
  • Supports planning and implementation for local Culture Days celebrations (September 27 – 29)
  • Assists Culture Days’ activity organizers with planning activities, registration and marketing
  • Supports Culture Days volunteers and participates in the Culture Days Committee
  • Supports and assists with the development of a new tourism offering - Cultural Assets Tours
  • Inputs and corrects data into geomatic software
  • Creates a variety of communications materials including: press releases, social media posts, and  website content to promote cultural activities
  • Assists with the development of marketing materials
  • Conducts outreach  to the cultural sector
  • Coordinates with other municipal departments and local stakeholders
  • Maintains Cultural Services website to ensure public is aware of local cultural offerings
  • Responds to public inquiries into local cultural offerings and ensures the highest standard of customer service for internal and external customers
  • Performs other job related duties as required
You possess:
  • Recent graduate (within 6 months) or current enrollment as a full or part-time student at a Post-Secondary Institute, with a focus in Event Management, Arts Administration, Cultural Management, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Tourism Management, Cultural Planning, Community Art, or Communication and Marketing
  • Excellent customer service skills and superior communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Proficiency with graphic design and photo editing software considered an asset
  • Experience with geomatic software considered an asset
  • Communications experience including developing content for a professional organization is an asset

In addition to these qualifications, the candidate must meet the following criteria required for this grant funded placement:

  • Between 15 and 24 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • A recent graduate (within 6 months) or currently enrolled as a full or part-time student  or a of a post-secondary institution;
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with the relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Compensation:

The rate for this position is $15.17 - $16.30 per hour.

Note: This position is scheduled to be a summer contract, however if the successful candidate is available there may be an extension of an additional 12 weeks (working up to October 2019).

Application: Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., May 30, 2019.  Please quote Posting No.201926 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below. Mail:                                                                          

Attn: Human Resources
Town of Halton Hills
1 Halton Hills Drive
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
Posting No. 201825

Email: humanresources@haltonhills.ca (preferred)

This opportunity has been made possible by the Government of Ontario's summer employment program known as the 2018 Summer Experience Program. This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ministry of the Status of Women, Ministry of Seniors Affairs and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.  Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources. 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellow
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America and in the world. Over the past 32 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media within Harbourfront Centre and offsite through partnerships in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATMENT

 Position Title:

TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellow

Department:

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Reporting to:

Curator of Education and Public Programs

Key Relationships:

Curator of Education & Public Programs, Visitor & Volunteer Services Coordinator, Power Kids & Outreach Coordinator, Power Youth Coordinator, Gallery Attendants, Curator of Exhibitions, Assistant Curator, external partners

Type of Employment:

Full Time

 Two-year Contract, 5 days per week (35 hours per week)

                                   
Summary of Function:

This two-year fellowship (8 July, 2019 through 25 June, 2021) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, unique within Canada, the TD Curator of Education & Outreach Fellow will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator/programmer with tangible working experience in a professional environment. In this role, the Education & Outreach Fellow will be integrated fully into all areas of the organization, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.

Through this program, The Power Plant will contribute, nurture and foster the careers of up and coming Canadian art educators/programmers. This position affords potential candidates the opportunity to get hands-on experience working closely with curators at The Power Plant, conducting research related to exhibitions and programs, as well as ongoing administrative tasks. During this period the Education & Outreach Fellow will gain valuable and tangible experience that otherwise would be extremely difficult to gain considering the disappearance of paid entry-level positions in most professional art galleries and museums across the country.

DUTIES


Education & Outreach
  • The program helps build the Education & Outreach Fellow’s career in Toronto and beyond within an organization that has a national and international resonance.
  • The Power Plant’s Education & Outreach Fellow works closely with the Curator of Education & Public Programs and the Curatorial and Development staff of The Power Plant. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring are at the heart of this program.
  • The Education & Outreach Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of public programming, including: research; invitations; writing for Program Guide and web site; logistics; documentation; budget tracking; and more.
  • Lead the implementation of the Sunday Scene series, Student Night, and an annual symposium. In doing so, the Education & Outreach Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research and documentation, writing promotional texts for the Program Guide and web site, coordinating all logistics and liaising with guest presenters, and gaining a full understanding of the programming by shadowing the Curator of Exhibitions specifically on these exhibitions.
  • Assist with other departmental needs including chairing a Steering Committee, preparing presentations, liaising with external partners, leading tours, and contributing to reports.
  • After year 1 and year 2, the Education & Outreach Fellow will provide a presentation to select Power Plant staff reporting on the outcomes of each year period.
  • As this Fellowship is supported by TD, the Education & Outreach Fellow may develop programs involving TD Bank Group’s collection; lead on- and/or off-site programming for TD Bank guests (tours, presentations); and will provide TD with an annual outcome of each year’s activities.
  • The Education & Outreach Fellow will also participate in Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (year 1) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training Program, gaining a certificate in Leadership and Inclusion (year 2).

 

Workplace Health and Safety

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

 

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Canadian applicant or non-Canadian applicant with a valid work visa and proper documentation to work legally in Canada.
  • Familiarity with contemporary art is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required
  • Proficiency in French is a valuable asset (reading, written and oral); knowledge of other foreign language(s) is desirable.
  • Excellent research skills with high level of critical/logical and creative/innovative thinking is desirable
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft and Apple) required; knowledge of web CMS is desirable
  • Energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented, and strong work ethic

 

Education

 

  • M.A. degree in art history, art education, museum education, or a related discipline (e.g. cultural studies, education, etc.)

HOW TO APPLY

Acceptable Applications must include:

  • A Letter (maximum 2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and what they hope to learn from the fellowship;
  • A Résumé (maximum 2 pages);
  • Three References (with contact information);
  • Two Writing Samples: (1) an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing less than 8 pages and (1) art-related sample.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: (1) academic/school and (1) professional/work;

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by:  June 21st, 2019
Please send all application materials in ONE PDF file Quoting Job Ref#19J096-OAAG to Jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Bowmanville-
Education Coordinator
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Education Coordinator
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Permanent Part-Time
25 - 30 hrs per week
$18.50/hr

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking a self-motivated and energetic professional responsible for overseeing the gallery’s education and public programs. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Education, the Education Coordinator will play a critical role in managing the VAC’s weekly classes, school programs, and pottery open studio program. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the candidate will be managing programs that are offered to people of all ages and interests and will work towards creating engaging sustainable programs that align with the VAC’s mission and mandate. Duties include planning, coordinating, and managing various public programs, including workshops, classes, and gallery tours. The Education Coordinator will also be responsible for managing studio materials and related budgets, coordinating program schedules, working with programming staff to research and develop exhibition-related educational programs, training volunteer docents, animating the gallery during public hours, and leading gallery tours.

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and art education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 43-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a pottery studio equipped with kilns, as well as a painting studio, and a loft gallery. 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 a safe space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.

Description of tasks:

  • Managing, planning and coordinating all classes, school bookings, pottery programs and other public programs. This includes being the point of contact for registrations and inquiries, scheduling classes and studio sessions, managing logistics, and working with programming instructors.
  • Working with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to develop ways of growing VAC’s educational and public programs.
  • Working with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to develop seasonal public program sessions and education programs related to the VAC’s exhibitions.
  • Working with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education to program ancillary exhibitions
  • Managing materials. This includes managing a materials budget and tracking inventory and orders, and developing efficient uses of the gallery’s use of materials for programming.
  • Managing an education budget.
  • Training volunteer gallery attendants on exhibition content and ways to engage the public.
  • Researching and developing reading material and educational programs for the VAC’s exhibition programs.
  • Leading formal and informal tours.
  • Working with main office staff members to animate and supervise the gallery during public hours. This includes welcoming visitors and providing general information concerning the VAC’s programming and history.
  • Evaluating programs to provide feedback on improvement for future program development.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of arts management, visual studies, or education
  • Knowledge of current education field and practices. 
  • Experience developing arts education programs to support learning related to contemporary art exhibitions. 
  • Knowledge of Ontario curriculum and familiarity with the school system. 
  • Public speaking skills and experience in leading gallery-based education programs for a wide range of age groups and diverse audiences 
  • Background in program management and logistics
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer skills 
  • Excellent oral and written skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment 
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with the expectation to work some evenings and weekends 
  • Understanding in communicating and engaging with culturally diverse communities 
  • Administrative experience and comfort in Google suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues as a collaborative team player
  • A creative and innovative thinker, resourceful in developing and executing exciting and inspired ideas and concepts

Suitable candidates can submit their resumes to: 
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 
PO Box 52 143 Simpson Avenue 
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K8 
905-623-5831 

or to:
Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education:  curator@vac.ca

Application deadline: Friday, May 31

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Woodstock-
Full-time Cultural Communications/Facility Rentals Coordinator
City of Woodstock

To be considered for this position, applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Secondary School graduation diploma or equivalent as determined by the Corporation. Supplemented by courses (diploma or degree preferred) in business/ marketing/ communication practices.
  • Two to three years’ experience in an office setting.
  • Experience working in a public art gallery, museum or theatre environment, or equivalent.
  • Broad knowledge of Marketing and Communications.
  • Interest in art, history or theatre
  • Excellent typing and computer skills (software: word processing, spreadsheets, database; Photoshop; design software).
  • Strong communication skills and organization ability. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work a number of different work styles. Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills as well as the ability for attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer relations skills required.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

 

Duties:
1. Provides communications and marketing support for all activities of the Art Gallery, Museum, Theatre (Exhibitions, Education, Collections, Shows, Special Events, Fundraising, Gift Shop, and Membership).

a) Under the direction of the Cultural Management Staff and within clear parameters executes a communications strategy and accompanying time line for all activities undertaken by the Art Gallery, Museum and Theatre;
b) Compiles and proofs copy and images for the development of marketing materials;
c) Liaisons with graphic designers, printers and other industry professionals in the undertaking of the production of marketing materials;
d) Disseminates marketing materials via determined appropriate channels;
e) Under the direction of the Cultural Management Staff and within clear parameters executes advertising buys and media sponsors;
f) Updates phone message system, website, Facebook, and other social media platforms along with external community calendar listings;
g) Under the direction of the Cultural Management Staff drafts and disseminates press releases to media outlets;
h) Undertakes follow up calls with media and facilitates media requests;
i) Tracks, copies, files and shares media hits and stories;
j) Coordinates bulk mailings to membership and fundraising prospect lists;
k) Provides general administrative support to the Front Desk such as fielding inquiries from the public, facilitating gift shop sales, class registrations and providing lunch relief as needed;
l) Other tasks/duties as assigned.

2. Coordinates and facilities all activities related to facility rentals and special events.

a) Answers general public inquiries over the telephone, e-mail and in person;
b) Under the direction of the Cultural Management Staff and within clear parameters updates the facility rental policy.
c) Under the direction of the Cultural Management Staff develops and updates a facility rental promotion packet;
d) Provides and collects specific information from renters to include set up requirements, facility rental policies and function requirements;
e) Monitor rentals insuring each group has insurance and is following Woodstock Alcohol policy;
f) Invoices and collects payment for facility rentals;
g) Assists with special events / fundraising coordination;
h) Orders supplies (glasses, tablecloths, plates, cutlery, etc.);
i) Fills out special occasion permits for LCBO;
j) Occasionally solicits, arranges and trains volunteer assistants;
k) Ensures those serving alcohol have smart serve training;
l) Sets up and is present for the duration of all facility rentals and special events and strikes upon completion;
m) Responsible for opening and closing the building;
n) Ensures that appearance of public spaces is maintained at a high standard.

 

Salary rate is $22.10 - $25.98 per hour as per Schedule "A" of the collective agreement. 

Resumes and cover letters will be received online at http://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca no later than 4:00 p.m. June 17, 2019.

The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all candidates who apply, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Mississauga-
Exhibition Coordinator
Blackwood Gallery

Exhibition Coordinator 

Job Number: 1901689 

Faculty / Division: University of Toronto Mississauga  

Department: UTM: Blackwood Gallery 

Campus: Mississauga   

Description

About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Blackwood Gallery is a centre for contemporary art and research at the University of Toronto Mississauga. We respond to social, political and ecological urgencies through exhibition-led inquiries, discursive events, commissioned artistic works, performances, publishing platforms, and educational projects. We present curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in three spaces on campus and our programming includes off-site projects and exhibitions. The Blackwood cultivates cultures of learning, provides mentorship, and facilitates professional development. We respond to diversity mandates within the Canadian art ecology and work to promote equity and inclusion through strategies of anti-oppression, feminism, and social justice. The Exhibition Coordinator is part of a tightly knit team designed to move the Blackwood Gallery forward as a leader in contemporary art, curatorial experimentation, and knowledge-production. If you’re motivated and energized by the potential for a gallery to hold together research, creation, inquiry, interaction, and conversation, consider a career with us.

The Blackwood is at a critical and exciting moment of growth and change and this position represents an opportunity to play a key role in the gallery’s future. Our leadership team provides an open, professional environment that fosters a constructive culture built on respect, goal orientation, self-motivation, accountability, and teamwork.

Under general direction of the Director/Curator and general supervision of the Assistant Curator, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the exhibition program, digital platforms, work-study program, and facilities of the Blackwood Gallery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for general inquiries
  • Analyzing and recommending strategies to develop targeted marketing campaigns
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms, collating and organizing data for various reports and editing content for grant applications.
  • Coordinating the installation and de-installation of exhibits and artwork
  • Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars
  • Coordinating the recruitment process and training of work-study staff
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the administration of art collections.
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming.

Qualifications:  

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in visual arts or acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years previous art gallery experience and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Experience in all areas of exhibition making in a non-profit gallery or museum context including scheduling, shipping, condition reporting, design, and determining necessary equipment, fabrication, and material needs.
  • Experience with all technical aspects of exhibition production including but not limited to installation, audio and video, performance-based and live actions, and new media.
  • Experience in coordinating efforts of casual installation techniques and training students.
  • Experience providing administrative support including coordinating logistics of events, scheduling meetings, maintaining information on digital platforms, databases, arranging meetings, and minute taking.
  • Experience compiling and archiving documentation, press, publicity and pertinent information on exhibitions and gallery programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical and aesthetic dimension of exhibition making.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize and make decisions through all aspects of project implementation from fabrication to installation.
  • Excellent knowledge of physical handling of works of art in a diversity of media.
  • Excellent communications (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Photoshop, In-Design, Sketch-Up, database programs, desktop publishing).
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, empathy, sound judgment and discretion.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Ability to navigate intellectually challenging materials (interdisciplinary research, educational texts, concepts).
  • Experience coordinating community outreach programs.
  • Capable of leading gallery tours and making presentations for diverse publics.
  • Supervisory experience would be an asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Goal oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Travel: Limited 
Notes: 

A copy of the detailed job description is available to staff appointed USW applicants upon request from the UTM Human Resources Office.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW) 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 

Schedule: Full-time 

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 -- $63,448 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,138. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   

Job Field: Arts & Culture 

Job Posting: May 17, 2019 

Job Closing: May 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Applications must be submitted through the University of Toronto careers page. To apply, visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901689&tz=GMT-04%3A00

 

 

 

 

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-Waterloo-
Curatorial Internship
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a paid internship for a student in curatorial practice.

This internship is part of the Summer Experience Program supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The position involves an intensive 34 day mentorship with the Executive Director so that the candidate will develop a full exhibition of work for the Tower Gallery. The exhibition will be part of a series of exhibitions that feature artists and themes representing under-served and marginalized communities. The exhibition will be presented after the internship, and the curatorial intern will be invited to participate in the installation and give a talk the day of the opening.

In discussion with the Director, the candidate will be able to:

  • study the collection, and particular holdings
  • explore potential themes and artists for an exhibition
  • develop an exhibition proposal including lists of works, artists to consider, curatorial thesis
  • discussion around the possible layout of the exhibition in the gallery
  • produce the exhibition including development of all final texts, panels, and labels, facilitating any specific installation requirements for the works, liaising with the artists if necessary
  • write a short exhibition essay for a brochure to be printed and to be posted on the gallery website to coincide with the exhibition opening
  • help the Education department to develop an educational program for the exhibition

The contract for the internship is full time for 34 days at 7,25 hours/day. The pay rate is $14 / hour not including the honorarium for the talk of $350.
 
Eligible Students
Students hired by recipient organizations must meet the eligibility criteria of the program:

  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
  • Students must be employed full time for a minimum employment contract length of 246.5 hours or 34 days at 7.25 hours per day.
  • Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.
  • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

The intention of the program is to provide career-related experience to eligible students that are also eligible to work in Ontario.

The Gallery is committed to equity and diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from persons of colour, persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples.

To apply send the following by June 14, 2019:

  • A cover letter outlining your career goals
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)          
  • Proof of your eligibility for the program
  • A proposal presenting exhibition ideas and artists you would like to work with

By email in one PDF document to:
director@theclayandglass.ca

For information contact Denis Longchamps, Executive Director at 519-746-1882 x: 231

 

 

 

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-Kitchener-
Director / Curator
Homer Watson House & Gallery

Full-time Position

Position reports to:

HWHG Foundation Board of Directors

Reporting to this position:
All staff of the HWHG

The mission of the Homer Watson House & Gallery is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit by stimulating the appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts.

The Homer Watson House and Gallery is seeking an authentic, bold, creative and highly-adaptable leader who can continue advancing the great work of our amazing team. The Director/Curator is responsible for managing, developing, maintaining and overseeing all aspects of the HWHG, including administration, operations, collection management, exhibition production, programming, public relations and fundraising. This strong leader will guide a professional staff and report to the HWHG Foundation Board of Directors.

As the Gallery’s staff manager, you will build and maintain a positive and productive atmosphere for staff and nurture innovation. You will set and promote the direction and overall vision for the Gallery and implement strategies to attain its goals.

Key Responsibilities: 
Administration:

  • Responsible for the daily operations of the HWHG including financial accountability, best business practices, sustainability, and growth
  • Develops short and long term strategic plans
  • Accountable for budget development, tracking and reporting
  • Responsible for staff management - recruiting, supervising, training and mentoring
  • Oversees programming and marketing activities
  • Maintains the professional policies and procedures necessary to meet provincial and regional standards
  • Identifies and applies for grants at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels
  • Maintains the short and long-term fiscal health of the organization.
  • Accountable to the Board of Directors and is the liaison with funding agencies including; The City of Kitchener, The Region of Waterloo, and community partners and patrons.

Exhibition Production:

  • Creates a multi-year plan for exhibit production and display, aligned with the mission of the HWHG
  • Oversees the showing of each exhibition and ensures a positive experience for artists and patrons
  • Oversees and supports the installation of exhibitions
  • Develops curatorial statements and public-facing exhibition materials
  • Leads efforts to secure financial resources for the execution of exhibitions through a combination of grants, sponsorships, and donations
  • Engages the community to identify and pursue partnerships aligned with the HWHG mission

Programming (Interpretation/Education):

  • Develops and executes an annual plan for community special events
  • Refines the interpretation and education content for programs and tours
  • Develops a programming strategy according to public demand and the mission of the HWHG

Collections Management:

  • Leads curatorial decision-making
  • Establishes priorities for collections development
  • Manages the permanent collection according to industry standards, including acquisitions, deaccessions, donations, and related cataloguing
  • Maintains safe and proper storage protocols; determines existing and future collection storage needs
  • Maintains permanent records, technical files and database records related to the collection
  • Ensures the physical facilities are monitored and maintained with appropriate environmental conditions & security
  • Acts as registrar for the Gallery, creating written catalogue information about works in the permanent collection

Public Relations:

  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with community groups, local artists, organizations, and residents wishing to discuss matters relating to gallery operations such as personal or academic research, display opportunities, or other collaborative projects
  • Liaises with the media, local officials and leaders of other Art Galleries to promote the highest level of awareness of the HWHG in the community

From time to time, duties may change at the direction and discretion of the HWHG foundation board of directors.

Qualifications:

  • A strong candidate will be an experienced leader in arts management, have excellent interpersonal, strategic, analytical and communication skills. They will demonstrate significant experience making sound fiscally responsible decisions; have an aptitude for developing working relationships with various stakeholders and experience with effective fundraising as well as having managed a high performing team.
  • Completion of a university degree in Arts or Cultural Management or Museum studies; graduate level is an asset.
  • Business management education or related business management experience
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in similar leadership position including experience leading an arts institution or organization.
  • Have a deep and broad knowledge of the local and Canadian the arts community.
  • Have the ability to effectively supervise, direct, coach, and coordinate staff.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a team
  • Have experience in strategic planning, forecasting and financial management, fundraising/grant writing, team building, and working with non-profit boards.
  • Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Have the ability to exercise considerable independence of judgement, action, tact and initiative in performing the work.
  • Training in the governance of not for profit organizations.
  • Have knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal Art Gallery operating standards
  • Experience in Art Gallery curatorial work and administration, including exhibition development, catalogue publishing, and collections management is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in successful grant writing applications and reporting at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a diverse art focused programming and special event portfolio
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and internet (or other similar software programs)
  • Member of Canadian Museums Association (CMA), Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and/or Ontario Museums Association (OMA) preferred

Work Environment:
This position is a full time position and based mostly at the HWHG site with some off site travel required (approximately 10%)

Hours of Work:

This position works weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours

Wages/Compensation:

A Competitive salary is offered, complete with a comprehensive benefit package, and is to be reflective of candidate qualifications.

Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:
Because this position will require some travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with access to a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.

Police check requirements
Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment; you must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check

Successful candidates must provide proof of qualifications and professional references

 

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Gallery Animateur
Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Gallery Animateur
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Salary Range : 16.0000 (CAD) Hourly

Contract: 

  • Start and End Dates: June 24, 2019 – August 23, 2019 (9 weeks)
  • Work schedule: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm  
    • Hours per week: 30

Please note: The Varley McKay Foundation of Markham is the employer for this position. All applications received will be forwarded to the Foundation for consideration.

Applications are now being accepted for the Gallery Animateur position in the Economic Growth, Culture & Entrepreneurship Department, Development Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online by May 25,2019 at : https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=287627&lang=en_CA&source=CC4

Job Summary:
The

-McKay Art Foundation of Markham is seeking a Gallery Animateur to support the Varley Art Gallery of Markham in providing educational and public engagement programs in the delivery of tours and in-gallery engagement activities. On an annual basis, the Varley welcomes 50,000 visitors which include members of the community who participate in tours, educational workshops, and professional development programs. This year, the Varley is looking to develop meaningful ways to engage with visitors and expand its community outreach by offering free services to service groups in Markham.

Job Duties:

  • Monitoring gallery spaces during hours of operation and engaging with the public to conduct research surveys to evaluate exhibition displays and clarity of information to visitors.  
  • Developing self-guided tours and interactive educational programs for members of the public who visit the gallery. 
  • Developing in-gallery activities and program plans to engage families and members of the public while educating about the exhibitions at the Varley.  
  • Leading visitors on public tours of exhibitions and informal talks with groups or individuals, to broaden their knowledge on the exhibition subject matter 
  • Facilitating informal talks with groups or individuals. 
  • Leading school/day camp group programmes with an emphasize on hands-on activities 
  • Assisting with special events such as seasonal summer festivals and gallery public programs  
  • Developing relationships with local service organizations to offer free private tours to organizations such as the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, March of Dimes, Centre for Dreams, York Region Living South, among others.  
  • Completing intensive training with Education Coordinator  

Job Qualifications:

  • Educational background in a visual arts related field such as visual arts, art history, arts administration, or museum studies.
  • Have good knowledge of and keen interest in visual art and museum practices 
  • Have a proven ability to communicate effectively in English (French is an asset) 
  • Be comfortable interacting with members of the public and giving public speeches 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ 
  • Clear and Valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check 
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity as per the City of Markham’s Diversity Action Plan.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Summer Art Camp Support Counsellor
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Summer Art Camp Support Counsellor
Posting Number: 1013489
Employee Group: Student
Number of Positions: 1
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Reports to: Assistant Manager, Children and Youth Studio Learning
Division: Public Programming & Learning
Salary Range: $14.50 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 35 hours per week; will need to be available for shifts Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm
Start Date: 6/17/2019
End Date: 9/1/2019

Summer Art Camp Support Counselor
Temporary full-time - up to 35 hours per week; will need to be available for shifts Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm
 
ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING
 
Do you want to be a part of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways? We’re currently searching for energetic camp counsellors for the AGO’s Summer Art Camp.
 
The Summer Art Camp Support Counselor:
 
  • Supports campers, counsellors and lead counsellors during recreational time indoors/outdoors and during the studio art instruction potion of the camp.          
  • Communicates effectively with campers, volunteers, camp staff, studio instructors, and parents/caregivers to ensure that the AGO Art Camp and all related activities run in a safe, secure and efficient manner. Maintains up-to-date communication logs.                                                                                               
  • Collaborates with fellow staff to develop and deliver strategies to manage campers’ unique needs.        
  • Assists in the organization, maintenance, distribution, security and reporting of camp records (including accident/incident/behavioural reports and maintaining the camper medication log) and camper attendance.
  • Assists with the implementation of a comprehensive counsellor and volunteer training program. .
 
Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications we’d love to hear from you!
  
  • Enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary program in visual arts, education, physical education, health and recreation or other appropriate areas of study (or within six months of graduation
  • Experience supervising groups of children (aged 5-13) in an indoor/outdoor camp and/or educational environment
  • Experience in developing and leading activities for children in both small and large groups
  • Experience working with children with special needs is an asset.
  • Experience in child behaviour management
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, data processing)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and team-building and training skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic 
  • Strong interest in the visual arts Standard First Aid
  • CPR/AED Level C is required before start of employment 
 
Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at www.ago.net/jobs.
 
Recent grads welcome to apply!

Application Closing Date: May 17, 2019

 

 

 

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

Title: Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Employee Group: OPSEU
Reports to:Head of Conservation
Department: Conservation
Classification: C4-4
Salary Range: $32.67 - $40.82 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 35 hours per week
Start Date: 7/1/2019
End Date: 7/1/2020

ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

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

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

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

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

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

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

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.

Application Closing Date: June 2, 2019

 

 

 

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-Ottawa-
Art Handling Technician, Storage Projects (contract)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Art Handling Technician, Storage Projects (Until March 31, 2020)
Competition #: 19-CC-32
Posting Date: May 10, 2019
Closing Date: May 20, 2019
Department: Collections Management
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 or French
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Chief, Collections Management, the Art Handling Technician, Storage Projects, will provide support in the inventory, preparation, packing, moving and relocation of art as needed to support the storage initiatives and storage capital projects in progress.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary diploma in Museum Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience; 
  • 2 years’ experience in a gallery or museum context, installing exhibitions; 
  • 2 years’ experience handling works of art in all media and sizes, manually and using handling equipment; 
  • Experience in constructing and packing transportation and storage containers and crates for works of art in all media and sizes. This work to be done to conservation standards; 
  • Knowledge of Windows applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); 
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in the methods, materials, equipment and techniques generally used for handling, installing, packing and transporting works of art; 
  • Knowledge of the conservation standards for these materials and activities; 
  • Ability to safely handle large, heavy fragile works of art manually in excess of 45KG.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite 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.

CONDITIONS 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.
  • Documentation of forklift certification may be requested

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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-Kitchener-Waterloo-
Director of Public Programs
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Director of Public Programs (4 days a week, 28 hours)

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking an innovative and energetic professional to lead the Public Programs department at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.  Key programming areas within this department are:

  • Public programs, including interpretive planning for exhibitions, family programs, adult enrichment programs, and studio programs for learners of all ages
  • School-based programs, including programs for students grades K-12 and teachers
  • Community arts projects, including developing networks and relationships with local groups and organizations
  • Curation and organization of an annual student art exhibition, Expressions
  • Preparation and management of the departmental budget and shared responsibility for achieving Gallery budget goals

The successful candidate will have a degree specializing in the arts, knowledge of contemporary art, art history and current approaches to interpretation and learning in gallery/museum settings, and at least 5 years related experience, (at least 3 years’ experience in a management role)

Please visit www.kwag.ca for a detailed job description.         

Send a resume and cover letter by Monday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell, Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
Email: smitchell@kwag.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Publications and Collections Assistant (YCW)
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Application Deadline: May 16, 2019
Date Posted: May 8, 2019

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1999 and based in Toronto, Prefix is a public art gallery that fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photo, media and digital art. Internationally recognized for the publication of Prefix Photo magazine, the organization also mounts exhibitions in its visual, audio and surround art galleries, circulates travelling shows, maintains a public reference library and presents a broad range of public programmes, including an annual speakers series. With its state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Toronto’s arts community at 401 Richmond West, Prefix provides its staff with the opportunity to participate in an exciting, growing organization in a dynamic arts environment. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is seeking a full-time employee for the position of Publications and Collections Assistant.

The Publications and Collections Assistant is responsible for two key aspects of the organization’s activities. The first area consists of conducting a review of the library collection and catalogue in order to propose initiatives that will facilitate access to this specialized collection. The second involves assisting with the production, circulation and promotion of Prefix’s publications. Applicants with education or experience in only one of these areas are nonetheless encouraged to apply, as Prefix will provide training to the successful candidate, as needed. The Publications and Circulation Assistant works with all members of the Prefix team and reports to the Director.

Prefix is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
– superior planning and organizational skills
– excellent verbal and written communication skills
– computer literacy (MAC environment)
– motivated, outgoing and self-directed
– ability to work cooperatively in an open-concept office
– responsible and reliable

Additional assets include:
– education and/or experience in arts administration, publishing or library sciences
– knowledge of contemporary art
– fluency in French 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This job is offered through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program.

A student may be eligible for employment if they:
- are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
- are legally entitled to work in Canada
- will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
- are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
- will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment
- have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Note: Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in a summer work experience program.

TO APPLY:

To apply, please forward your cover letter and résumé, to the attention of the Search Committee, by e-mail to info@prefix.ca with the subject line 'YCW Publications and Collections Assistant Position', or through the Young Canada Works website.

Deadline to apply: Thursday May 16, 2019, 11:59 PM.
Start date of position: June 3, 2019.
End date of position: August 30, 2019.

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Development Associate
Harbourfront Centre

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Date Posted: May 9, 2019

Job Type: Contract

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across our 10-acre campus at the heart of Toronto's waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over 4000 events annually, from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront.
 
For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating thousands of events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft & design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.

ROLE STATEMENT:

Position Title:   Development Associate
Department:
 
Development
Reporting to:
 
Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy
Type of Employment: Contract
Duration:
 
May 20, 2019 to September 8, 2019 (start/end date is negotiable)
Hours:
 
30-40 hours per week – will include weekends and evenings (summer festivals)

Summary of Function:

The Development Associate will work with the development department to aid in the on-site servicing of Harbourfront Centre’s philanthropic and corporate initiatives. Working closely with Harbourfront Centre staff, volunteers, and external sponsorship representatives, this position will assist with the servicing of client, partner and donor needs leading up to and during events and campaigns. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience in various facets of one of Ontario’s renowned arts and culture institutions.

DUTIES

Responsibilities

  • Represent Harbourfront Centre as an ambassador of the development department
  • Act as one of the main contacts for sponsors and partners during festivals and events
  • Provide on-site activation support and sponsor servicing, from set-up through teardown and on-site troubleshooting any problems that may arise
  • Manage and support the training of volunteers to support Harbourfront Centre’s community giving initiatives
  • Assist in the execution of fundraising initiatives and campaigns
  • Support development department events and initiatives
  • Assist with office administration as needed
  • Manage the documentation and reporting processes of partners activities at Harbourfront Centre
  • Research and write grant proposals for philanthropy and corporate team
  • Manage the tracking process for grant proposals with grants researcher/writer volunteers
  • Work with Development Officers  to support the delivery of exceptional client servicing of  Harbourfront Centre corporate partners and donors 
  • Assist the development department with individual and corporate prospect research, reporting, tracking and data entry as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • College or University degree in the field of arts, business or fundraising (in progress is acceptable)
  • Work experience in the corporate or not for profit environment
  • Experience in a public facing customer service role is a strong asset
  • Strong research and writing skills are essential
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to organize/complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills are required to respond to difficult situations and requests with tact and diplomacy
  • Must be computer literate with experience using relational databases, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work outdoors and during live events is a necessity
  • A high degree of initiative, self-motivation, and a passion and interest in the arts is desirable
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and some weekdays
  • Must be comfortable and capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 20lbs)
  • Strong command of the English language with additional language skills an asset
 Working Conditions
  • Job involves working weekends throughout the year, especially during the summer season.

TO APPLY:

Acceptable Applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter

Qualified Applicants are invited to apply by: May 31st, 2019
To apply: E-mail your application Quoting Job Ref. #19J088-WC to:
EMAIL: atalpur@harbourfrontcentre.com
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.

 

 

 

 

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-Markham-
Summer Camp Program Administrator
Art Gallery of Markham

Summer Camp Program Administrator
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Contract: June 10, 2019 to August 30, 2019  

  • Be able to work all twelve (12) weeks   

Salary Range: Up to 14.0700 (CAD) Hourly

Applications for the Summer Camp Program Administrator is now open at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, in the Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by May 24, 2019 at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=287647&lang=en_CA&source=CC4

Job Summary:  

The position offers hands-on experience to a post-secondary student enrolled in art history, visual arts, or art education, who may be interested in pursuing a career in the Canadian Arts & Culture sector. This experience will allow students to develop critical skills needed to work within art and museum institutions, specifically in the areas of Education and Arts Administration. This position will enhance and bolster student’s understanding of gallery exhibitions and public programming operations of a non-profit, public, cultural institution.   
The Summer Camp Program Educator supports a team to plan, program and deliver a 9-week Summer Camp program, with over 50 full and half-day programs for children ages 4-13 years. On an annual basis, over 1100 children in the community participate in these programs at the Varley Art Gallery. Carefully researched and developed to optimize learning outcomes, programs and activities explore artistic mediums, techniques and concepts to build confidence, expand knowledge and enhance appreciation for the arts in a safe, inclusive and creative space. In addition, original works of historical and contemporary art in a Class A gallery, provides a strong framework for looking at, understanding and appreciating Canadian artistic production and history.  

Job Duties:  
Administration    

  • Complete intensive training with Summer Camp Program Director, Curator and Education Coordinator in order to lead engaging and interactive exhibition tours of the current exhibitions to program participants of varying ages and capacities   
  • Host weekly staff meetings and informal observation sessions   
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator and Summer Camp Director to plan volunteer orientation sessions and recognition events   
  • Oversee and communicate with integration specialists who work with participants with special needs on a one-to-one basis   
  • Prepare weekly newsletters and handouts that outline participants’ program outcomes and activities  
  • Review program evaluation forms completed by parents/guardian and participants which measure the quality of the program, safety and security procedures, and the quality and delivery of the program   
  • Complete one-on-one with the Program Coordinator and Summer Camp Program Director, setting individual and team goals and objectives to allow for personal growth and continuous improvement   
  • Evaluate each individual program upon completion providing methods of improvement and feedback used for future program development    

Planning & Facilitating   

  • Work as a team under the direction of the Summer Art Program Director   
  • Plan, develop and set supply lists for art programs under the Direction of the Summer Camp Program Director   
  • Through feedback and evaluation of program plans, ensure that the key exhibition themes and core gallery values are integrated into individual activities   
  • Work in collaboration with the Public Program Coordinator, Programs Assistant and artists to initiate, plan and deliver high quality, creative art programs driven by the gallery's current exhibitions and the specific outcomes aimed at by each individual program   
  • Collaborate with summer staff to research and develop detailed and flexible art program curriculum for individual program delivery under the direction of the Summer Camp Program Director   
  • Deliver high quality, organized, planned art program curriculum, creating exemplars, visual aids, demonstrations, and handouts, while being flexible and adapting the plans to accommodate varying learning styles and abilities of all participants   
  • Apply High Five (Healthy Child Development) principles and proven templates and models when developing program curriculum   
  • Interpret and presents artwork in the current exhibition in an accessible and engaging manner to summer camp program participants   
  • Monitor and conduct activities indoors and outdoors during breaks, lunch hours and outdoor excursions    

Health & Safety    

  • Work in accordance with the Varley Gallery's and City of Markham's policies and procedures   
  • Supervise participants; ensuring that all understand rules and etiquette to maintain a safe, fun and creative atmosphere  

Leadership    

  • Supervise the Summer Camp Program Assistants and Volunteers   
  • Ensure a secure and positive learning environment for children during the Summer Art Program session   
  • Assess and solve any problems, complaints or issues in a timely and professional manner   
  • Have knowledge of the diverse learning styles of the participants and use tools and techniques to integrate learning styles into program plans   
  • Be responsible for set-up and cleanup duties   
  • Delegate tasks and engage in constant communication with Summer Camp Assistants and volunteers for smooth operation on a daily basis, and assist Summer Camp Program Director with evaluations   
  • Participate in a mentorship program to assist less experienced staff   
  • Handle participants’ art projects; liaise with guest artists and curatorial staff   

Communication   

  • Possess good knowledge and experience of visual art practices, is enthusiastic, dedicated, and possesses excellent communication and organizational skills. Has the ability to represent the Varley Art Gallery in a positive way   
  • Assess and solve any problems, complaints or issues in a timely and professional manner   
  • Assist with reminder calls to parents/caregivers of program participants one week prior to the program as time permits   

Job Qualifications:  
Successful candidates will have:    

  • Mandatory enrolment in post-secondary studies in related field (visual arts, art history, arts management or art education)   
  • Experience working with children in a classroom or creative setting essential; experience working with children with special needs is an asset as well as program delivery of art and design content   
  • Knowledge and interest in research practices in the area of historical and contemporary art   
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style   
  • Fluency in English mandatory   
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR C, High Five Certification and valid Vulnerable Sector Screening   
  • Strong customer service, organization and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task   
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience   
  • Ability to speak French or a second language an asset   
  • Ability to multi-task, work well independently and within a team   
  • Experience working within an educational and/or creative setting   
  • Excellent organizational and research skills   
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works program   
  • Be able to work all twelve (12) weeks   
  • Be able to take direction from supervisors and assist in leading counsellors and volunteers   
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.      
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.      
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.      
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.      
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.      
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.    

The Varley Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity as per the City of Markham’s Diversity Action Plan. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however we will only contact candidates to interview, that best fit the profile. As per the City of Markham policies, the interview process is fair and equitable. Candidates are to provide three personal and/or professional references prior to any official job offer.   

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

 

 

 

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-Brantford-
Education Coordinator
Woodland Cultural Centre

The Woodland Cultural Centre is seeking a dynamic, creative and organized individual to oversee the Education Department at the Woodland Cultural Centre. With thousands of students visiting the Centre on an annual basis, we require the candidate to have excellent organization skills, management experience and a passion for educating all about Indigenous culture, history, art, and the residential school experience.  

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Education Coordinator assumes responsibility for the development and delivery of strategic educational programmes and initiatives related to the history, language, artistic practices and teachings of Haudenosaunee culture.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the strategic operations of the Museum Education Department of the WCC. This includes:

  • Day-to-day office administration, coordinating tours and workshops both onsite as well as part of education outreach.
  • Leading the Museum Education staff (Group Visits and Facility Registrar, Cultural Interpreters) towards Museums Education department objectives.
  • Supporting the Museum Education staff in preparation of the re-opening of the Mohawk Institute building in 2020.
  • Delivery of outreach presentations.
  • Working collaboratively with other WCC departments, school boards and residential school Survivors.
  • Networking and fostering new partnerships, maintaining and strengthening relationships with academic and support communities.
  • Continual review and development of educational programming in compliance with the Ontario Curriculum.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The Education Coordinator shall have:

  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Computer literate, self-motivated & highly independent.
  • Formalized education and/or a degree in education, museum studies or visual arts from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Experience in supervising staff and managing budgets.
  • Knowledgeable in Haudenosaunee culture.
  • Experience in Indigenous Education programming an asset.
  • Experience in networking and public speaking an asset.
  • Possessing a language or an artistic background an asset.

All applicants for this position should submit a current CV or resume, cover letter, and three references.
Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

Closing date: June 3, 2019
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references by Monday, June 3rd to:
Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk Street Brantford, ON N3S 2X2
Attn: Melanie Fernandez, Interim Executive Director
(519)759-2650 administration@woodlandculturalcentre.ca

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

 

 

 

 

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-Markham, ON-
Community Outreach and Cultural Events Coordinator (YCW)
City of Markham

Contract: Monday, May 27, 2019 to Monday, September 9, 2019

  • 16-week position
  • 35 hours per week

Wage: $14.07/hr

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Outreach and Cultural Events Coordinator position. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by May 20, 2019 at:
 
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_CA

Job Summary:
The position offers hands-on experience to a post-secondary student enrolled in arts administration, visual arts, or education, who is interested in pursuing a career in the Canadian cultural sector. This experience will allow the student to develop the critical skills needed to work within this field, specifically in the areas of Community Outreach, Education & Programming, and Communication.

The candidate will be oriented with the gallery’s mandate, outreach and programming strategies and goals. Through supervision, training and coaching by the Program Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Marketing Specialist, the candidate will increase opportunities for engaging the community through art outside of the walls of the gallery, develop new audiences who will support, visit and participate in programs, increase opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the City of Markham, local businesses, community organizations to increase the profile of the gallery within the community. The candidate would be responsible for activating and engaging the community through art at eight to ten major festivals and events throughout the summer and providing support for regularly scheduled public and education programs. 

Research and Development
The candidate will conduct research to develop new and exciting methods of community engagement at major events and festivals in Markham and York Region during the summer of 2019. They work towards goals set by the City of Markham, the Culture and Economic Development Department and the Varley Art Gallery in order to engage visitors, and encourage patronage at the City’s culture venues. Through thorough and rigorous exhibition training, the candidate will have a firm grasp of the work in the exhibitions to interpret and communicate to the public.  The student will also develop hands-on activities to connect the community to relevant themes, concepts, narratives found in current exhibitions.

Program Coordination and Administration:
The candidate will have the opportunities to work with timelines, budgets and the program department to develop, coordinate and facilitate hands-on programs delivered by the candidate and trained artists and educators as applicable. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the student will:

  • Assess current community outreach process and procedures
  • Determine clear goals and objectives for 2019 outreach projects
  • Develop family programs and activities based on current gallery exhibitions, themes and concepts
  • Create and implement a method to measure success
  • Report on the successes and make recommendations to improve outreach initiatives
  • Evaluate strategies for optimized engagement such as use of technology (tablets, digital applications etc.) in alignment with programming goals and mandate
  • Oversee volunteers, operating as the “team lead” at events and festivals

Marketing/Communication:
Working with the Marketing Specialist, the position involves developing strategies to measure new visitors and patrons through visitor surveys, contests etc. The student will also work together to develop a communication and marketing plan through diversified communication channels, maintain the brand of the gallery and document all program activities.

Benefit to the Varley Art Gallery:  Education and community engagement are of vital importance to the gallery. Developing new audiences and bringing art out into the community and public spaces, providing multiple access points to seeing, appreciating and engaging with art, and activating major events and festivals through cultural activity are all in alignment with long term cultural planning at the City of Markham. 

Job Duties:
Success in this position would be achieved through the following primary activities:

  • liaising with the Marketing Specialist to organize marketing collateral and promotional materials in a timely manner
  • collaborating with the Marketing Specialist on the communication plan and strategy to promote and advertise each event and program; assist with creating content and posting material for on-line listings, print, web and social media channels
  • assisting the Marketing Specialist with the booth display, signage and layout
  • liaising with the Volunteer Coordinator to organize, train and oversee volunteers
  • liaising with other members of the Culture Department (Theatre, Museum) to ensure a consistent and concerted cultural presence at festivals and events
  • working with a prescribed budget to research and develop a series of engaging, family friendly programs at indoor and outdoor venues
  •  creating and implementing program plans based on prescribed criteria, informed by our current exhibitions, and objectives including educating and engaging the community through art, reaching and developing new audiences, encouraging patronage of gallery programs and enhancing the gallery’s presence and profile in the community
  • implementing the approved activation plan, modifying and adapting as necessary
  • ordering, organizing and preparing supplies, equipment and art materials for activities
  • representing the gallery on-site at each event as the lead program staff
  • engaging with visitors to promote the exhibitions and programs at the gallery
  • overseeing the team of volunteers and regional artists and educators (as applicable) at each event under the supervision of the Program Coordinator
  • tracking participant attendance for statistical purposes
  • attending to visitor and participant surveys to gage feedback for continuous improvement and for audience development, directed by the Marketing Specialist
  • documenting the event through photography and videography for promotional and archival purposes
  • overseeing contests and raffles in coordination with City of Markham’s Culture Department
  • providing feedback and completing informal evaluations to Volunteer Coordinator and Program Coordinator about staff and volunteer performance
  • completing a formal event report with recommendations and evaluation against measures of success developed
  • tracking and recording invoices, maintaining spreadsheets for budgeting and project planning
  • maintaining hard-copy and electronic files for each event

Job Qualifications:

  • Current post-secondary studies in arts administration, visual arts, education or related fields
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience
  • Ability to speak French or a second language an asset
  • Ability to multi-task, work well independently and within a team
  • Experience working within an educational and/or creative setting
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style
  • Strong customer service, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work all sixteen (16) weeks mandatory
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works program

Orientation and Training:
Orientation and training program developed by the Program Coordinator in collaboration with the Marketing Specialist, Education Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.  General orientation to the facility in addition to specific training in the following areas: general health and safety (4.5 hour on-line Health and Safety Training with 8 modules), workplace specific, program planning, overview of Varley Art Gallery and City of Markham policies and procedures.

  • Training on CLASS program registration program, Outlook Calendar scheduling, database training to locate, update and upload documents, media files
  • Job-shadowing and hands-on training opportunities will be provided to the candidate
  • Short daily meeting with Program Coordinator to discuss tasks of the day
  • End of week meeting to review progress, provide feedback and discuss issues and concerns
  • The candidate will also receive opportunities to network with practicing artists and arts professionals through free or discounted admission to summer public programs such as lectures, workshops and curator talks

Supervision:

  • The position will be supervised by the Program Coordinator with oversight on specific activities by the Education Coordinator, Marketing Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator
  • The Program Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Marketing Specialist or Volunteer Coordinator will provide support and evaluate quality of outreach programs and activities
  • One-on-one evaluation conducted mid-way and at the end of the program conducted by the Program Coordinator in consultation with the Volunteer Coordinator, Education Coordinator and Marketing Specialist
  • Weekly meetings will be organized with the student to follow-up and ensure progress with ongoing projects

The main objective of this project is to offer hands-on experience to a post-secondary student of arts administration, visual arts, or education, who is interested in pursuing a career in the Canadian cultural sector. This experience will provide the candidate with an overview of the workings of a not-for-profit cultural institution and allow the student to develop the critical skills needed to work within this field, specifically in the areas of Community Outreach & Relations, Education & Public Programming, and Communication & Marketing.

The candidate will be oriented with the gallery’s mandate, outreach and programming strategies and goals.  Through supervision, training and coaching by the Program Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Marketing Specialist, the candidate will increase opportunities for engaging the community through art outside of the walls of the gallery, develop new audiences who will support, visit and participate in programs, increase opportunities for collaboration with the Culture Department, other departments at the City of Markham, local businesses, community organizations, groups and associations to increase the profile of the gallery within the community.  The candidate would be responsible for activating and engaging the community through art at 8-10 major festivals and events throughout the summer and will provide support for regularly scheduled public and education programs. 

The Varley Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity as per the City of Markham’s Diversity Action Plan. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates that best fit the candidate profile will be contacted for an interview.  Interviews will be conducted as per the policies of the City of Markham, ensuring a fair and equitable process.  Candidates are asked to provide 2 personal and/or professional references who will be contacted prior to any official job offer.  Candidates will be asked to bring in samples from their portfolio.  All candidates will be contacted once references are completed with the outcome of the process.  Successful candidates will be provided a timeline to complete the enrollment and on-boarding process.

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-Niagara-on-the-Lake-
Art Camp Counsellor (CSJ)
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Position: Art Camp Counsellor – Summer position at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Terms: Full-time contract (35 hours/week; 8-10 weeks) Anticipated Start Date: June, 2019.          
$14.50/per hour. Must be available to work weekends.

Job Description
The Art Camp Counsellor (1 position) will gain supervised summer work experience in studio set-up and assisting Art Instructor with summer art camp projects and outreach activities.

 
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Assist Art Instructor in studio and outdoor outreach activities for a not-for-profit art gallery/studio and provide visual art programming to children and youth ages 5-12 and families from the Niagara Region.
  • Responsible for studio set-up and clean-up of equipment and supplies for summer programs schedule including classes, workshops, camps and outreach events.
  • Responsible for maintaining the inventory of studio supplies and equipment and managing studio scheduling calendar.
  • Occasionally act as Gallery Attendant, responsible for overseeing gallery, greeting visitors, tours and administrative duties.
  • Knowledgeable about the services the Arts Centre offers the community and familiar with current and upcoming exhibition, programs and events.

Qualifications

  • Currently studying or equivalent experience in: Visual Arts/Fine Art/Art History or Early Childhood Education/Child & Youth Studies or Education
  • Strong working knowledge of studio art supplies, equipment and tools
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are required
  • Some experience working with children and youth
  • First Aid/CPR training will be required
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility: youth must be: (a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; (b) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* for the duration of employment; and (c) have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Send resume and cover letter in one document by May 24, 2019 to:
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
Email: office@niagarapumphouse.ca
*Please include your name and the job title in the subject of your email*

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community-based organization that supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts through our school and galleries, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration. Our mission is to engage, enrich and celebrate our diverse and growing population through the visual arts.
           
This position is supported by CSJ Grant Funding, and will only be filled if the funding is approved. If partial funding is received, the # of weeks, or hours per week may be modified. The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

www.niagarapumphouse.ca

 

 

 

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-Niagara-on-the-Lake-
Event Planner (CSJ)
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Position: Event Planner – Summer position at The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Terms: Full-time contract (30 hours/week; 8-10 weeks) Anticipated Start Date: June, 2019.          
$15.50/per hour. Must be available to work weekends.

Job Description
The Event Planner (1 position) will gain supervised summer work experience in event planning related to our 25th anniversary programming, annual events and community outreach events.

 
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Event planning including organization, co-ordination of exhibitions and special events
  • Responsible for meeting with organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to monitor budgets and to review administrative procedures and progress of events.
  • Co-ordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, audio-visual equipment, printing, parking and security
  • Organize registration of participants, prepare programs and promotional material, and publicize events
  • Plan entertainment and social gatherings for participants
  • Recruit, train and supervise support volunteers required for events
  • Ensure compliance with required by-laws
  • Occasionally act as Gallery Attendant, responsible for overseeing gallery, greeting visitors, tours and administrative duties.
  • Knowledgeable about the services the Arts Centre offers the community and familiar with current and upcoming exhibition, programs and events

Qualifications

  • Currently studying or equivalent experience in: Hospitality/Tourism
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are required
  • Some experience working with children and youth is an asset
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility: youth must be: (a) between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; (b) a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* for the duration of employment; and (c) have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Send resume and cover letter in one document by May 24, 2019 to:
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
Email: office@niagarapumphouse.ca
*Please include your name and the job title in the subject of your email*

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community-based organization that supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts through our school and galleries, emphasizing community involvement and collaboration. Our mission is to engage, enrich and celebrate our diverse and growing population through the visual arts.
           
This position is supported by CSJ Grant Funding, and will only be filled if the funding is approved. If partial funding is received, the # of weeks, or hours per week may be modified. The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

www.niagarapumphouse.ca

 

 

 

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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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-Bowmanville-
Summer Camp Instructor (CSJ)
Visual Art Centre of Clarington

Summer Camp Instructor (CSJ)
Hourly Wage Rate: $14.00
Number of Weeks: 10
Number of Hours per Week: 30
Start Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
End Date:  Friday, August 30, 2019

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Camp Instructor position supports the Visual Art Centre of Clarington in providing meaningful and engaging summer camp activities to kids between the ages of 5-13, who live in the Municipality of Clarington as well as neighbouring regions. The Camp Instructor will teach fine art activities and supervise students for the duration of the VAC summer camp.

The main objective of this project is to offer hands-on experience to post-secondary students of Arts Education, Visual Studies,  Art History, or Arts Management, who are interested in pursuing careers in the Canadian cultural sector. This experience will provide the candidates with an overview of the workings of a not-for-profit cultural institution and allow them to develop the critical skills needed to work within this field, specifically in the area of Arts Education. The goal of this position is to foster opportunities for candidates to succeed as leaders and gain practical teaching skills. Successful candidates will grow as individuals, increasing their confidence and self-esteem by contributing to a team while inspiring creativity and growth from the students in their charge.

Duties include:

  • To work with the Summer Camp Director and the Curator of Exhibitions and Education in developing interactive arts education programs for the 9 weeks of the 2019 VAC summer camp curriculum.
  • To successfully implement this program on a daily basis in a safe and organized manner. This includes teaching summer camp programs in a variety of mediums as well as working as a support teacher when professional artists are hired to lead special programs.   
  • To liaise with parents and document feedback. 
  • To manage and supervise youth volunteers assisting with camp.
  • To be a positive and productive team member.
  • To promote VAC programming to the community. 
  • To meet with and report to supervisors (Camp Director, Curator of Exhibitions and Education, Executive Director) regularly to monitor job performance, expectations and results.
  • To complete summer camp training with the Summer Camp Director and the Curator of Exhibitions and Education

Suitable candidates can submit their resumes to:
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington,
PO Box 52 143 Simpson Avenue
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K8
905-623-5831

or to:
Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education:  curator@vac.ca

Application deadline: Friday, May 24

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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-Durham-
Summer Programs Coordinator (CSJ)
Durham Art Gallery

APPLY BY MAY 24, 2019

Start Date: June 21, 2019
End Date: August 16, 2019

The Durham Art Gallery is a regional arts organization serving Grey and Bruce Counties. Our mandate is to inspire, educate and delight people of all ages through access to a wide range of contemporary art. We embrace a multidisciplinary view of cultural practice and present visual and media art together with literary and performance events.

Position Description:

The Summer Programs Coordinator is an 8-week full-time position beginning June 21, 2019. The wage for this position is $15/hour at 35 hours per week. As a member of The Durham Art Gallery team, the Summer Programs Coordinator will be a creative, enthusiastic and patient individual and active member in the planning, administering and delivering our summer programs and camps for children and be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the camp/programming

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Answering parent questions related to camp programming and registration
  • Assist in the research and development of age-appropriate arts programming for school-aged children
  • Supervise classroom instruction regularly and report back to the Executive Director + Curator on a weekly basis
  • Submit a final report and recommendations at the conclusion of the summer
  • Ensure all materials and activities are safe for children

Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate for the Summers Programs Coordinator position will have the following:
  • Enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution studying arts administration, art history, visual arts, childhood education, or a related field (returning full-time in September 2019)
  • Strong commitment to the arts, culture and youth
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, demonstrated ability to work in a team, and superior organizational skills
  • Previous experience working with school-aged children in an educational, or day camp setting is preferred 
  • Access to a car is an asset but not a requirement

Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the Municipality of West Grey.

Applicants who do not meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements with the Government of Canada will not be accepted. Applicants without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

The Durham Art Gallery welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, women, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Art Gallery is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, The Durham Art Gallery will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Please submit resumes electronically or by mail by May 24, 2019 to info@durhamartgallery.com 

Attn: Lindsey Glazier, Gallery Assistant
The Durham Art Gallery
251 George Street East
Durham, ON N0G 1R0

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
TPP Curatorial Fellow, The Power Plant
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America and in the world.  Over the past 32 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.  Presenting contemporary art by living artists of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media within Harbourfront Centre and offsite through partnerships in Toronto, Canada and abroad. 

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world.

ROLE DESCRIPTON


 

Position Title:

TPP Curatorial Fellow, The Power Plant

Department:

The Power Plant

Reporting to:

Curator of Exhibitions

Direct reports:

Curatorial Department, Education Department, Development Department.

Key Relationships:

Curator of Exhibitions, Assistant Curator, Registrar, Curator of Education & Public Programs, Head of Installation & Facilities.

Salary:

$17.50 to $20.00 per hour

Type of Employment:

Full Time

two year Contract 5 days per week (35 hours per week)

Summary of Function:
This two-year fellowship (2 July, 2019 through 25 June, 2021) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, unique within in Canada, the TPP Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging curator with tangible working experience in a professional environment. In this role the Curatorial Fellow will be fully integrated into all areas of the organization, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.  
Through this program, The Power Plant will contribute, nurture and foster the careers of up and coming Canadian curators. This position affords potential candidates the opportunity to get hands-on experience working closely with curators at The Power Plant, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks. During this period the Curatorial Fellow will gain valuable and tangible experience that otherwise would be extremely difficult to gain considering the disappearance of paid entry-level positions in most professional art galleries and museums across the country.

DUTIES  

Curatorial
  • The program helps build the Curatorial Fellow’s career in Toronto and abroad within an organization that has a national and international resonance.
  • The Power Plant’s Curatorial Fellow works closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and the Curatorial and Development staff of The Power Plant. He/she will also work with The Power Plant’s guest curators and learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a curator in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring are at the heart of this program.
  • The Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing text for catalogues, didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floor plan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.
  • The Curatorial Fellow will work in the capacity of Assistant Curator on one major exhibition per year. In doing so the Curatorial Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research and documentation, writing didactic panels and exhibition text within a published catalogue, on the website and in the Program Guide, coordinating installation and liaising with artists, gallerists and other curators, and gaining a full understanding of the exhibition organizing process by shadowing the Curator of Exhibitions specifically on these exhibitions.
  • The Curatorial Fellow will also assist with other departmental needs including preparation for board, committee and Gallery Attendant presentations, leading tours for members, donors and other arts professionals, and donor relations.
  • The end of this two-year tenure will see the Curatorial Fellow present an exhibition and publish an issue in our series, Power Plant Pages.
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Administration

  • Upon completion of each year of the internship, the Curatorial Fellow will provide a presentation to Power Plant staff, reporting on the outcomes of each year period.

Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)

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

 

Skills & Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with contemporary art required;
  • Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable;
  • High level of critical and logical thinking;
  • Excellent oral communication skills;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Creative and innovative thinker;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;

Education

  • M.A. degree in art history, art criticism, museum studies, curatorial practice or a related field.

How to Apply:    The Fellowship program has a strong record of success, with previous interns currently holding positions at the Oakville Galleries, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and Art Gallery of York University, among other institutions.

Acceptable Applications must include: The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field.  Non-Canadian applicants must have a valid work visa and proper documentation to legally work in Canada.  

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

 

Deadline for Application: June 01, 2019

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#.19J095-OAAG

EMAIL: Jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
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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-Chatham-Kent-
Curator, Gallery
Thames Art Gallery (ARTspace / Muncipality of Chatham-Kent)

Application Deadline: May 23, 2019
Date Posted: April 25, 2019

Start Date: June 3, 2019
Salary Range: 60K - 80K
Job Type: Full-time

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Situated between two beautiful, fresh water lakes, Chatham-Kent is home to a rich, colourful landscape which creates a wonderful backdrop for our unique towns and welcoming communities. You can live the dream without breaking the bank; with housing prices a fraction of those in comparative locations. For example, in 2015 the average home was sold for $622,217 in Toronto, $282,229 in London and only $158,137 here in Chatham-Kent. Our large geography, great climate and abundance of natural amenities ensure that there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Internationally known for our heritage and culture, and a variety of attractions and festivals that dot the calendar year long, it is little wonder that people from both near and far choose Chatham-Kent as their place to call “home”. We invite you to join us, and experience firsthand what it means to be Living CK. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent full-time Curator, Gallery with Arts & Culture Services. The Curator, Gallery, is responsible for managing, developing, and overseeing all aspects of municipal galleries (Thames Art Gallery and ARTspace) including administration, operations, collection management, exhibition production, programming, and public relations. The Curator provides leadership to staff and follows all applicable municipal, provincial, and federal policies, procedures, standards, and regulations. This position participates on the manager/ supervisor team.

Position reports to:
Manager, Arts and Culture

Reporting to this position:
Assistant Curator, Gallery
Coordinator, Gallery Programs
Gallery Attendants (ARTspace and Thames Art Gallery) (part-time)

About Arts and Culture
The Arts and Culture section of the Community Attraction and Leisure Services (CALS) division offers a diverse range of arts, heritage, and culture programming and entertainment. The section provides opportunities to develop and promote local artists, history, and theatre groups. Arts and Culture staff work in various municipal facilities such as the Chatham Capitol Theatre, Ridge House Museum, ARTspace, and the Chatham Cultural Centre (housing the Kiwanis Theatre, Thames Art Gallery, and CK Museum). The section works to make Chatham-Kent a destination of choice to experience arts and culture.
Thames Art Gallery: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/ThamesArtGallery
ARTspace: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/tourism-culture/thames-art-gallery/artspace

Essential responsibilities:
Administration:

  • Responsible for daily operations with respect to financial accountability, best practices, sustainability, and growth
  • Prepare and direct short and long term strategic planning
  • Oversee the budget process; ensure financial tracking and reporting is maintained and utilized
  • Responsible for staff management - recruit, supervise, train, coach, and mentor staff
  • Coordinate marketing and outreach plans in conjunction with the Marketing and Outreach Coordinators
  • Maintain the existing professional policies and procedures necessary to meet provincial standards
  • Research and develop applications for grants at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels
  • Act as key contact for the Thames Art Gallery and ARTspace Advisory Committee
  • Provide preservation support to other Chatham-Kent art galleries as required (e.g. collection advice, site inspections and training)Exhibition Production:
  • Create a multi-year plan for exhibit production and display, aligned with the expectations of the Manager and culture master plan, consisting of a mix of local and non-local works, and utilizing spaces within municipal galleries or offsite (if applicable)
  • Develop exhibit themes, including objectives, research, and recruitment, when necessary, for all exhibits
  • Engage the community and identify and pursue partnerships relevant to Art Gallery exhibitions
Programming (Interpretation/Education):
  • Develop and execute an annual plan for community special events (ie. Art in the Park, Artcrawls, Paint Nights, etc.) and community exhibits (ie. Eye for Art)
  • Establish priorities for develop programming strategy according to public demand and in conjunction with visiting artists
  • Lead and develop an Artist in Residence program
  • Provide leadership in the development of a public art strategy and projects
Collections Management:
  • Oversee collection stewardship; lead curatorial decision making; establish priorities for collections development
  • Manage the permanent collection according to industry standards, including acquisitions, deaccessions, donations, and related cataloguing
  • Devise and maintain safe and proper storage protocols; determine existing and future collection storage needs
  • Maintain permanent records, technical files and database records related to the collection
  • Ensure the physical facilities are monitored and maintained (e.g. appropriate environmental conditions, security needs, preservation)
  • Act as registrar for the Gallery, creating written information about works in the permanent collection
Public Relations:
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with community groups, local artists, organizations, and residents wishing to discuss matters relating to gallery operations such as personal or academic research, display opportunities, or other collaborative projects, in order to ensure a high level of customer service, public relations, and positive public profile
  • Liaise with the media and represent galleries in the community
  • Liaise with officials and authorities of other Art Galleries in and beyond the borders of Chatham-Kent to promote the highest level of awareness and cooperation
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience: 

  • University degree in Art History or Visual/Fine Arts program
  • Two to four years of experience in gallery operations, gallery asset management, art education, or related experience in completing conservation and collection management duties within a gallery or art centre
  • Knowledge of municipal, provincial and federal Art Gallery operating standards
  • Experience in Art Gallery curatorial work and administration, including exhibition development, catalogue publishing, and collections management
  • Demonstrated ability in successful grant writing applications and reporting at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
  • Ability to compile, track and analyze statistical data for business unit sustainability and growth
  • Experience with developing and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Experience in community development and public/private partnerships with the art community
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a diverse art focused programming and special event portfolio
  • Working knowledge of financial management business systems in an art gallery environment, including familiarity with cash handling, payroll, petty cash and financial systems
  • Previous experience in a municipal art gallery would be an asset
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and internet (or other similar software programs)
  • All employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required

Certifications, memberships, licenses:

  • Health & Safety Competency training is required within 6 months of hire date and will be maintained through refresher training once every 4 years
  • Certificate in Collections Management an asset
  • Member of Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) preferred
  • Smart Serve an asset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position works mostly in doors.

Hours of Work:

  • This position works weekday hours, with occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to work a variable work schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays as required

Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:
Because this position would be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with a reliable motor vehicle is necessary.

Police check requirements
Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment; you must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check

Essential physical and/or safety requirements:
  • May be exposure to molds, dust, and conservation chemicals
  • Walking: frequent walking on level surface
  • Sitting: frequent sitting in a chair
  • Reaching: frequent reaching above shoulder, below shoulder, forward, handling (museum has floor to ceiling storage that is accessed by the curator on any given day)
  • Lifting: frequent lifting floor to waist, waist to shoulder, at shoulder, above shoulder, carrying, transferring, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder (up to 45.45 kg or 100 lbs) Standing: occasional standing inside
  • Hands: frequent mousing; constant fine finger dexterity (movement)
  • Climbing: frequent climbing ladders, stairs

Compensation:
This permanent full-time job provides for a total reward package that includes an annual salary range of $64,536 to $72,951 (based on grade 8 of the 2019 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus participation in the OMERS pension plan (mandatory), vacation entitlement and a comprehensive benefit package that includes life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, extended health and dental benefits following the successful completion of a 3 month waiting period.

TO APPLY:

Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our application form (found under ‘job posting and application form’ section at the bottom of our job ad at Municipal Jobs) and a resume to the email address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc. Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn’t load correctly onto a phone, tablet, or iPad. You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question.

We encourage all to apply, including women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities.

Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 (Ontario daylight savings time):

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Jan Richards, Recruitment Officer
Corporate Services
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON  N7M 5K8
Fax:  519.436.3237
Email address: Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or ckhr@chatham-kent.ca. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 


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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.

COMPENSATION

Start

After 6 Months

After 1 Year

$23.62/hr

$24.80/hr

$26.00/hr

 

Please send your CV and a statement of interest by May 17, 2019 to both:
 Chris Finn at cfinn@agw.ca and Thomas Boucher at tboucher@agw.ca

 

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.

Posting Date: April 18, 2019

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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-Toronto, ON-
CEO
Ontario Arts Council

ROLE: CEO
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
COMPANY WEBSITE: http://www.arts.on.ca/
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
DIRECT REPORTS: Director of Communications, Director of Finance & Administration, Director of Granting, Director of Human Resources, Director of Research, Policy & Evaluation, Executive Coordinator
TYPE: Permanent, Full Time

THE ORGANIZATION
Since its establishment in 1963, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the creation, production and development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians; this is based on the essential role of the arts in the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario.

OAC is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. On behalf of the people of Ontario, OAC invests in professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations through the provision of grants and services under four funding streams: creating and presenting; building audiences and markets; engaging communities and schools; and developing careers and arts services. The range of disciplines that OAC funds includes: dance, literature, media arts, multi and inter-arts, music, theatre and visual arts.

OAC is led by a Chair and 11 members of the Board of Directors who come from communities throughout the province. They are appointed by the Government of Ontario for a three-year term and may be reappointed for one additional term. OAC’s Board is responsible for approving OAC’s budgets, setting policies and, through the CEO, overseeing the organization’s operations.

In 2017-2018, OAC received 11,466 funding applications, and invested in 2,294 individual artists and 1,474 organizations in 231 communities throughout Ontario. A total of $58.7 million was awarded in grants, from an overall operating budget of $65 million.

THE POSITION
Ontario Arts Council (OAC) seeks a dynamic, strategic and tactical arts administrator to lead and manage the organization in the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As such, you will head Ontario’s primary agency dedicated to investing in, stimulating and developing the province’s vital artists and arts organizations. The CEO directs and administers all OAC programs and operations and supervises a 65-person professional and support staff, most whom are unionized under AMAPCEO. 

You will lead government relations, represent OAC, and advocate for the public value of the arts. This public service mission brings with it the opportunity for considerable impact in Ontario’s arts sector and, through it, significant economic benefit and improvement to the quality of life for the people of Ontario.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for leading the strategic planning process and the successful implementation of the strategic plan, taking into account long-term direction of the Board and government priorities.
  • Recommends to, and implements policies established by, the Board and ensures OAC’s funds and resources are invested wisely, fairly, and with integrity and honesty on behalf of the government and the people of Ontario.
  • Identifies, assesses and informs the Chair and Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization, and of the implementation of Board policy directions and OAC operations; provides the Chair and Board with advice and assistance in meeting their responsibilities and fosters effective relationships between the Board, CEO and staff.
  • Ensures the efficient and cost-effective administration of OAC operations through reporting Directors, including all facets of granting, communications, finance and administration, human resources, and research and policy development.
  • Responsible for leading, guiding, managing and modeling wise, fair and equitable practices for all OAC staff, in accordance with best practices and standards, the Arts Council Act, and the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006; serves as Ethics Executive for OAC staff.
  • Determines required human resources; develops organizational structures and reporting relationships; recruits, selects, manages, coaches and mentors senior staff; and maintains and assesses the effectiveness of the organization in meeting OAC’s goals.
  • Responsible for management of financial resources, including annual budget preparation and regular financial and risk management reports for approval by the board; establishes priorities and allocates budgets for each department and activity.
  • Accountable for the quality of all granting programs and oversees the fair and efficient granting functions of OAC through the indirect supervision of program staff and oversight of policy papers, presentations and recommendations made to the Board.
  • Serves as the principal contact with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; keeps the Deputy Minister advised of issues or events, including contentious matters, that concern the Ministry, Minister, Deputy Minister, in the exercise of their respective responsibilities; ensures effective administration and accountability for public funds and presents OAC annual business plan and annual report to the Ministry.
  • Fosters open communications between the CEO’s office, granting staff and the arts community, to discuss issues and opportunities affecting Ontario’s professional artists and arts organizations, and the arts community’s relationship with OAC and the government.
  • Builds and maintains effective communication and relationships with other Ontario government agencies, arts-related umbrella organizations, provincial, national and international arts funders, and the media.
  • Develops and maintains close connection and regular communication with the arts community and other stakeholders to foster and enhance OAC's relationship and profile with the arts sector and beyond.
  • Represents OAC at relevant events and activities, promotes the value of the arts in Ontario and ensures OAC's programs and services reflect the current trends, priorities, and concerns of this diverse arts ecology.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A proven track record of leadership in a senior role within an arts/cultural or related public sector institution of similar scope, with a high level of policy planning skills, political acuity, as well as budgeting and financial management skills.
  • An astute leader with political savvy and a drive and dedication toward a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction, including an awareness of specific problems and current issues and opportunities facing Ontario’s diverse arts community, artists and arts organizations, and in Canada and internationally.
  • Excellent administrative, business, management, problem-solving and issues management skills in order to ensure that a high level of service is provided for applicants and the government, to respond to the administrative needs of the OAC, and to promote and achieve OAC objectives.
  • Demonstrated competency in adaptability, flexibility, responsiveness, ethical leadership, creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, and sensitivity.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation, policies, procedures and programs for the arts, in order to respond to the problems and changing needs of the arts and culture sector; politically astute, able to work effectively and pro-actively with Government.
  • Advanced level of public relations and communication abilities to effectively gain cooperation and buy-in of others; with credibility within the arts sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the arts in Ontario, with an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and economic environment of Ontario and its regions.
  • Sound judgment and excellent conceptual and analytical skills; relationship-builder with a strong, established and growing network who can manage large numbers of stakeholders with a variety of different skill sets and working styles. 
  • Commitment to consultation and consensus-building, balanced with the ability to act decisively in a highly professional 360-degree manner; able to understand the complex nature of management and leadership in a multi-stakeholder arts agency.
  • Able to manage, monitor and deliver on numerous short-term projects and long-term issues simultaneously, while maintaining superior attention to detail; able to adjust style in response to ever-changing priorities and opportunities; strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize. 
  • Culturally aligned with OAC’s values of diversity, equity, excellence, innovation, social responsibility, impact, relevance and financial sustainability.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and knowledge to work effectively in a diverse workplace and build relationships with diverse communities.
  • Ability to communicate in English at the highest level is crucial; knowledge of French is a strong asset.

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong interpersonal skills, in order to be comfortable and effective in working with OAC’s internal and external constituencies: Board of Directors, professional and support staff, related government bodies, the corporate and foundation communities, major arts supporters and volunteers, and the many diverse arts communities with whom OAC works. 
  • Engenders confidence and trust from the arts community, staff, Board and Ministry.
  • Highly articulate, with exceptional team-building skills.
  • A passion for arts and culture.
  • High professional standards and integrity, with an acute attention to detail.
  • A practical, calm, and creative problem solver and strategic thinker, who can react nimbly to the unexpected and be flexible in their decision-making.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently or as part of a team.
  • Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.
  • Active listener, with a collegial management approach.

COMPENSATION
A competitive, experienced-based compensation package will be offered, complete with healthcare benefits and a pension plan.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé by end of day on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 to: OAC@searchlightpartnersgroup.com

 

The Ontario Arts Council is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. Accommodation will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact OAC@searchlightpartnersgroup.com

 

 

 

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-Vaughan-
School Program Docent Volunteers
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

School Program Docent volunteers

Do you love art, teaching and interacting with like-minded people? Consider joining our McMichael Canadian Art Collection School Program Docent volunteer program to conduct educational programs and support studio activities for students from JK to grade 12. School group programs are highly interactive and include hands-on activities. Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required. Enthusiasm is required!

Delivery of the programs offers an exciting opportunity to view and share information on the Art of Canada, including artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists.
Volunteering as a docent is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our country and share your love of learning with students.

If interested forward with your resume by May 31st, 2019 to hr@mcmichael.com.
Interviews will take place on site at the McMichael in June and training will begin in September.
Questions? Call 905-893-1121 x2224.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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-Vancouver, BC-
Chief Development Officer
Vancouver Art Gallery

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Gallery) is the largest public art museum in Western Canada, recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery is at a pivotal moment in its long and distinguished history and is undertaking a transformative campaign to raise $350 million—$200 million from public sources and $150 million from private sources—to build an inspiring 300,000-square-foot museum in the heart of the city.

The Gallery recently announced a lead gift of $40 million for the new building from the Chan Family—the largest single private donation to an arts and culture organization in British Columbia. With a generous designation of the land at Larwill Park from the City of Vancouver in place and $135 million in total private and public sector funding secured, including an initial investment of $50 million from the Province of British Columbia, the next step for the Gallery’s capital campaign will be to continue its work with senior levels of government and the private sector to secure the additional funding needed to begin construction.

“We truly believe in the power of art to bring people together and to bridge divides, cultural gaps, to promote social understanding, and to help people better understand themselves and others, and that is what the new Vancouver Art Gallery building will help accomplish.”
- Gallery Trustee Christian Chan, speaking on behalf of his family

The Gallery has also recently unveiled the final designs for the new 300,000-square-foot building by world-renowned, Swiss-based architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. Designed to serve the Gallery’s expanding collection and to present outstanding art and educational programs for its growing audiences, the new Gallery will provide a global platform for the thriving arts scene in Vancouver and Canada. It will play a vital role in establishing Vancouver as one of the world’s foremost cities for arts and culture. Unifying the crossroads of Downtown, Yaletown, Gastown, East Vancouver, and Chinatown, the new Gallery will fuel a hub of creative and cultural activity for local members, the public, and international visitors of all ages.

The Gallery’s innovative exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Over the past decade, the Gallery has experienced unprecedented growth in both its artistic and educational programs as well as in its organizational capacity. Attendance has nearly tripled to more than 525,000 visitors per year and membership has increased six-fold to 36,000. The permanent collection, which represents the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in British Columbia, numbers nearly 12,000 objects.

Throughout much of its history, and with an ongoing commitment in the future, the Gallery has celebrated the achievements of indigenous artists. Its exhibitions have contributed significantly to the development of indigenous art history and discourse, extending the artists’ reach geographically and into the future. The Institute of Asian Art was inaugurated in 2014 to recognize the extraordinary artistic achievements of artists with links to Asian countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, and India. In addition, the Gallery’s acclaimed Canadian and international contemporary program showcases works of renowned artists such as Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Liz Magor, Andreas Gursky, Bharti Kher, Takashi Murakami, and Rodney Graham.

The Gallery collaborates with prestigious institutions across the globe, resulting in numerous highly acclaimed historical and contemporary exhibitions, including Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art, The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, and Claude Monet’s Secret Garden. The Gallery is also committed to presenting projects that explore the diversity of creative expression in design, architecture, fashion, film, and media arts. Exhibitions have included Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, Shigeru Ban, and Cabin Fever.

For the past 18 years, Director Kathleen S. Bartels has led the Gallery through this period of unprecedented growth. Under her direction, programming melds a dynamic mix of contemporary and historical exhibitions that exemplify the Gallery's commitment to bring the best of the art world to Vancouver and the best of Vancouver to the world. Currently, the annual operating budget is $19 million—with 41 percent from earned revenue and 59 percent from private philanthropy, government grants, and endowment income. The endowment is more than $11 million and donations from the private sector have more than doubled over the past 15 years. The Development Division consists of a team of 15 full-time staff members, whose responsibilities include major gifts, annual fund, grants, corporate partnerships, special events, donor research, and database administration. David Calabrigo is Chair of the Gallery’s 23-member board of trustees. Bruce Munro Wright is Chair of the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation, which manages $3.8 million in investments and is the recipient of endowment income from the Vancouver Foundation, with an investment of an additional $12 million.

COMMUNITY

As the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, celebrated for its striking natural beauty, easy access to beaches, and great outdoors. The mild climate, ocean, and mountains combine to make Vancouver a year-round playground. Sailing, swimming, windsurfing, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking are all readily accessible, and the spectacular Stanley Park, located in the city’s centre, offers 22 kilometres of pathways for walking, cycling, running, and rollerblading.

The city has become one of North America’s most important gateways to Asia and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America. This diversity contributes to a thriving art, theatre, and music scene. Arts and culture aficionados can enjoy a multitude of events, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver. The city’s midwinter performing arts festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, presents theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performances by Canadian and international artists. The city is also home to more than 50 professional theatre companies that host acclaimed operas, musical performances, and Broadway shows.

Both Condé Nast Traveler and Food and Winemagazine recently named Vancouver as one of the world’s best food cities. Local and exotic fresh ingredients representing tastes that reflect the varied cultures of the area are readily found in many local farmers’ markets and at the Granville Island Public Market. Microbreweries and distilleries dot the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Vancouver is also home to several professional sports teams, including the three-time Stanley Cup finalists Vancouver Canucks. The BC Lions have played in the Canadian Football League since 1954 and have won the Grey Cup six times.

The education system in British Columbia is ranked first in Canada and is only behind Finland and Japan among peer countries. The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. For students seeking careers in film and television, the Vancouver Film School provides world-class training and hands-on production experience. The city is also a popular filming location.

Sources: Daily Hive; tourismvancouver.com; foodandwine.com; vancouver.ca

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of the Gallery, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will have primary responsibility for all aspects of the Gallery’s fundraising and philanthropic programs and will serve as a key member of the leadership group. The CDO will play a key strategic and leadership role in the Gallery’s capital campaign and will also drive its overall endowment and annual fundraising activities, expand its network of potential donors stewarding those relationships, and increase support from individual and institutional contributors.

The CDO will work closely with the Director, board of trustees, Foundation trustees, senior staff, volunteers, and campaign leadership to engage in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and to leverage significant government support that ensures the realization of the Gallery’s mission and strategic goals. The CDO will be responsible for leading the division team, developing strategies, and implementing flexible plans that deepen relationships in all segments of the philanthropic community.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Campaign Strategy and Leadership

  • Develop and guide strategic campaign plans with outside counsel, ensuring that the Gallery adheres to long-term capitalization and short-term operational goals.
  • Advise the Director and board to increase their regional and national networking capabilities and to advance the Gallery’s campaign and community engagement goals.
  • Monitor and present regular campaign progress reports to the Director and board and mobilize resources to advance campaign activities.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives in a variety of activities with the community and government partners.
  • Represent the Gallery at a variety of public and private community events, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary liaison to the campaign committee and foundation board.
  • Embrace other campaign strategy and leadership roles, as needed.

Donor Identification, Research, Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • Plan and orchestrate the implementation of all development activities to increase engagement and generate contributions in collaboration with the Director and the board.
  • Develop existing Gallery relationships and identify potential individual and institutional funders for further cultivation
  • Spearhead a full spectrum of fundraising implementation tools (i.e. personal solicitation, direct mail, online, social media) focused on increasing all sources of program and campaign support.
  • Oversee a robust schedule of fundraising events and activities that grow opportunities for donor engagement
  • Embrace other donor identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship roles, as needed.

Team Mentorship and Division Operations

  • Ensure that the Gallery's internal culture, technological systems, and procedures support the development division as the foundation of a vibrant organization.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the development function to ensure that all administrative and operational aspects of development are executed at a high level of quality and efficiency.
  • Direct the strategic use of the Raiser’s Edge database and other development communication tools to ensure that development staff utilizes them for communicating donor and prospect contacts, maximizing relationships, and creating timely and accurate reports.
  • Ensure that compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency receipting regulations and required documentation is maintained, and that records are reconciled with the Finance Division.
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor all development staff of the Gallery and shape the staffing of the development function.
  • Set and meet fundraising goals and division budgets for each development program.
  • Embrace other team mentorship and division operations roles, as needed.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Energized by being part of a team that will leave a lasting legacy on a vibrant international community, the successful CDO will be a motivated, resourceful, collaborative, and proactive leader with the courage to think big while creatively and resiliently pursuing ambitious goals. Superlative interpersonal and communication skills will be combined with an instinctive nature to articulate compelling messages—verbally and in writing—for transformational support.

The CDO will be highly organized and effective in building consensus while having a sense of immediacy in achieving significant fundraising goals. Comfortable balancing both relationship-oriented and task-focused responsibilities, the CDO will bring an affinity for the Gallery’s mission and a passion to positively impact the organization’s long-term success.

Key competencies for the ideal CDO include:

  • Goal Orientation – The tenacity to achieve inspirational and attainable goals while building trust and demonstrating the ability to lead, motivate, and organize a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Customer Focus and Diplomacy – The capacity to demonstrate deep appreciation for the diverse views and needs of a multitude of constituents and build rapport with community, political, business, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Prioritization – The dexterity to establish realistic timelines and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity of development efforts.
  • Teamwork and Project Management – The ability to organize and motivate others to accomplish extraordinary goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor’s degree is required—Certified Fund Raising Executive and master’s degree preferred—and a minimum of seven years of senior non-profit fundraising experience in an integrated capital, endowment, and annual campaign environment. Significant knowledge of the visual arts, art galleries, museums, or related educational institutions is strongly preferred. Familiarity with provincial, national, and international philanthropists who support major strategic and facility initiatives that transform communities is appreciated. Experience working in a leadership role with boards of trustees, senior management, staff, patrons, and support organizations is needed, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and advanced donor research and customer relationship management systems, are necessary.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Excellent compensation and benefits include not only basic health insurance provided by the Province of British Columbia but also extended health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation time, and participation in a retirement matched contribution plan of 5 percent. In addition, Vancouver offers a high-quality work-life balance in a dynamic multicultural city surrounded by stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

Please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable capital, endowment, and annual campaign accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Bruce D. Thibodeau, DBA

President

2 Toronto Street, Suite 217
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B5
Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201
Email   VancouverArtGallery@ArtsConsulting.com

Vancouver Art Gallery is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh and is respectful of the indigenous stewards of the land it occupies, whose rich cultures are fundamental to artistic life in Vancouver and to the work of the Gallery.

Vancouver Art Gallery is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in reflecting and respecting the local and international community it serves.

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
International Import/Export Specialist
TOTAL Fine Arts

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

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

The key responsibilities of this position include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time DZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary : Between 55,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Minimum: 2 years

Required license or certification: DZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time AZ Driver
PACART

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

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

Requirements:

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

Assets:

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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Wood Shop / Crate Technician
PACART

Full time

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

Scope of position

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

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

Qualifications 

The successful candidate should possess:

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


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

 

 

 

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-Scarborough-
Art Technician
TOTAL Fine Arts

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

Job Description:

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

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

Additional assets to this position include:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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-Toronto-
Full Time Art Logistics Specialists
PACART

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

FULL TIME POSITION

Background:

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

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

Nature and scope of position:

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

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

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess:

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

Job Type: Full-time

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

 

 

 

 

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