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-Toronto-
Assistant Curator, European
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Date Posted: January 1, 2017
Term: Regular Full-Time; 35 hrs/week
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Metro Toronto Area)

Salary: $64,260 to $80,325 per annum

Organization Description:

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. We celebrate creativity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.

If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment then the AGO has the right challenge for you.

Under the direction of the Curator, European Art & R. Fraser Elliott Chair, Print and Drawing Council, the Assistant Curator, European will assist in building, presenting and documenting the permanent collection of European Art up to 1900 as well as creating and executing exhibitions and installations. They will assist in the research, identification and analysis of significant tendencies, issues and opportunities in the field of European art and foster public understanding of art as a vital social and cultural force. In collaboration with colleagues, the Assistant Curator will partner with internal and external stakeholders to create and realize projects that support the AGO’s values of art, access and learning.

Requirements:

The Assistant Curator, European will be required to possess the following skills and experience:

  • Completion of a Masters in Art History; PhD in art history is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of art history with an in-depth knowledge of the European Art produced between 1200 and 1900.
  • A minimum of two years directly related experience researching collaboratively and cross-departmentally within a comparable museum setting from a curatorial perspective. 
  • Knowledge of the installation process for works of art.
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills, including professional publication history.
  • Demonstrated experience in speaking and writing about art to specialized audiences and more diverse audiences.

The Assistant Curator, European is a unionized position with a salary range of $64,260 to $80,325 per annum (up to 35 hours per week). Increases to salary will be in accordance with negotiated collective bargaining agreements. Benefits include paid vacation time, group health benefits (medical, drug, dental and vision), life insurance benefits, paid sick time, long-term/short-term disability benefits, optional insurance benefits, pension plan benefits and a wide variety of discounted services/products.

Work Location: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be considered with priority.

Please visit our website at www.ago.net/jobs to complete your online application (note: our application portal requires that you use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to complete your application). This position will be posted until filled. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

 

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-Markham-
Education Program Instructor (Bilingual)
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017
Date Posted: January 17, 2017
Salary: $18.76 to $20.84/hour
Term: Temporary, Part-Time

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

Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the Education Program Instructor is responsible for planning, organizing, instructing and leading art education programs and hands-on art education activities for multiple audiences (teachers and students from JK to Adult ESL) at all levels in French and English. The Education Program Instructor also develops and leads curriculum based theoretical and hands-on programs for primary and secondary school groups, and the education community. The successful candidate will also evaluate participants and complete achievement records for all participants, while ensuring a positive and safe environment for all participants and peers. Leads and supervises casual part time staff and volunteers ensuring consistent standards of program quality and customer satisfaction.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets with Education Coordinator to review scheduled groups and focus of educationally based/curriculum based programs.
  • Participates in background research for program development. Develops and/or modifies interdisciplinary public and school programming relevant to curriculum, gallery/museum master plan and customer expectations.
  • Develops activities and contributes programming for special events e.g. researching, developing and delivering a Family Day activity.
  • Conducts tours of the gallery for schools and other groups all of which have an educational component, largely curriculum based.
  • Leads multi-disciplinary workshop programs for children, families and community groups who register for informal education programs at the gallery.
  • Assists in the preparation of classroom and program materials as needed. Maintains inventory of supplies, reporting to the Education Coordinator any items needing replacement.
  • Cross references group arrivals with master schedule and reports participant numbers, absentees and any irregularities to the Education Coordinator.
  • Ensures all program participants are aware of upcoming events, program changes or cancellations.
  • Completes all program related forms as required (i.e. accident report, maintenance work orders, occurrence reports, etc.).
  • Provides direction to volunteers and staff assisting with program delivery.
  • Ensures the classroom, equipment and supplies are appropriate to the activity and environment to reduce and minimize risk to other staff and participants.
  • Advises Education Coordinator of any customer service issues, complaints or inquiries. Recommends program enhancements based on client requests.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary degree in Art, Art History or Museum Studies.
  • At least two years previous experience developing programming, teaching and leading children and adults in informal educational experiences in a Gallery or Museum context.
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’.
  • Certification and/or demonstrated expertise in a specialized technical skill area as indicated by Art Gallery Guidelines.
  • Current Driver’s License required.
  • Good verbal/written communication skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of participants and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Strong leadership, program planning, instructing and organizational skills
  • Interest/knowledge in art
  • Fluency in English and French is mandatory

The salary range for this temporary, part-time position is $18.76 to $20.84 per hour.


For more information on this Education Program Instructor (Bilingual) position, and to apply online by Friday February 17, 2017, please visit our website at www.markham.ca/jobs.

We are committed to inclusive employment practices.

 

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-Toronto-
Junior Digital Producer
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
Date Posted: January 13, 2017
Start Date: N/A

Salary: TBD
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Metro Toronto Area)
Term: Full-time

Organization Description:

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a charitable, not for profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. 

Job Description:

TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers in our home TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Our aim is to become a creative community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the full-time position of:

JUNIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER

The Digital Producer will work with Dept 30 and internal TIFF teams to build inspiring, informative and compelling visual storytelling and web pages. If you like a fast-paced work environment, collaborating with creative, thoughtful and friendly colleagues, and constantly learning new skills and considering new ideas, this is the place for you.

We’re looking for someone with strong creative skills, the ability to take on many tasks and juggle them effortlessly, excellent attention to detail, and a passion for all things film and the moving image. If that’s you, please apply.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liaise and collaborate with internal stakeholders in the development of the creative and editorial vision for the website and newsletters
  • Ideation, conceptualize and create content across all web pages; work with the social and video teams; consider both programming and internal studio-produced content
  • Managing the Production ¬around web content,¬ liaise with internal production team members, and ensure that content needs are met both creatively and on time
  • Research and Curation with a mandate to stay up to date with film and cultural trends, applying curation of the work and TIFF outputs into website programming on a daily basis
  • Build new web pages, update templates, and keep our film and event listings accurate and up to date using our Content Management System
  • Bring a critical eye for details in all aspects of visual design, including typography, color and overall aesthetics
  • Ensure online production aligns with and supports TIFF’s digital strategy
  • Complete assigned tasks in a professional manner, meeting a high standard of quality as outlined by the Digital Media department and the organization
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines for various stakeholders

Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent web production skills and understanding of user interface and experience design
  • 3+ years web production experience, working with digital teams to deliver high quality and creative web-based interfaces
  • Post-secondary education in related field (i.e. digital, web development, graphic design) – degree or diploma
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; good judgment and intuition
  • Ability to work in open-office environment; works collaboratively in a group setting
  • Ability to work independently and within a larger organizational context
  • Ability to oversee projects from planning to completion
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience working with various stakeholders and perspectives to define, manage and prioritize projects
  • Ability to evaluate production plans and accurately estimate timing
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

TO APPLY:

HOW TO SUBMIT & APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references as one (1) PDF or Word document, by 5pm on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website tiff.net/careers.
  • Please note in your cover letter where you saw this job posting.

CLOSING:
We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with applicants to meet their needs. TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.

 

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-Toronto-
Programming Coordinator, Edit Division
Design Exchange

Application Deadline: N/A
Date Posted: January 13, 2017
Start Date: N/A

Salary: TBD
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Metro Toronto Area)
Term: 12-month, Contract

Organization Description:

Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

Job Description:

PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR, EDIT DIVISION

About Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a registered charity and not-for-profit organization funded by its members and donors, is Canada's only cultural institution dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.

In 2017, DX will launch EDIT: Expo for Design Innovation and Technology, a 10-day world-scale international design festival, that will explore the intersection of design, architecture, innovation, and technology in shaping our future for the better.

Job Summary

Design Exchange is seeking to fill the full-time position of Programming Coordinator, EDIT Division. The Programming Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation and execution of EDIT programming. The Programming Coordinator will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies.

This employment contract is for a fixed-term of 12 months.

Job Responsibilities

Research

  • Conduct research as directed and assist in developing program aids for staff/public.

Execution

  • Coordinate all EDIT programming including but not limited to exhibits, symposium/speakers program, award show/design competition, etc.
  • Facilitate group visits and provide tours, as required.
  • Lead design-based programs/workshops and facilitate programs/workshops led by EDIT programming partners.
  • Procure required supplies and materials, as directed.
    Setup/takedown of all programming areas.

Administration

  • Prepare and deliver program information packages.
  • Assist with processing registration, as required. Compile guest lists. Develop and maintain comprehensive Programming Schedule.
  • Working with Youth/Volunteers
  • Diligent supervision of individuals under 18 years of age. Coordination of volunteer staff.
  • Community Outreach/Marketing Support
  • Conduct outreach to cultural & educational institutions across Canada.
  • Conduct outreach to potential speakers (i.e. speaker’s program/symposium).
  • Conduct outreach to jurors (i.e. awards show/design competition).

Other Duties

  • Liaise with Guest Services/Reception.
  • Assist in the execution of fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned from time-to-time commensurate with a small operating team.

Requirements:

Job Requirements

  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX.
  • Strong knowledge of the design sector and the ability to be creative and work in a variety of mediums.
  • Degree or diploma in a post-secondary design or education related program.
  • Experience working with children in an educational and/or supervisory role.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, resourceful, and takes initiative.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a small team. Organized. Time management skills.
  • Candidates with previous experience in a classroom setting, volunteering or working in the non-profit and/or cultural sector are preferred.
  • Technologically savvy and/or a quick learner. Strong working knowledge of Apple computers, Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint.
  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Flexible with working location. Programs occur both onsite and offsite. A criminal background check is required.
    CPR and first aid certification are required
  • Ability to communicate in French is an asset.

TO APPLY:

Please reply with salary expectations to Elizabeth Pagliacolo (elizabeth@dx.org) before Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 5pm.

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-Mississauga-
Fashion & Textiles Instructor , Summer Camp (Contract)
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: January 27, 2017
Date Posted: January 9, 2017
Start Date: TBD

Salary:
TBD
Location: Mississauga, ON
Term: Contract

Organization Description:

Living Arts Centre

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

Job Description:

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to instruct our Creative Couture program as part of the Centre’s Summer Camp offerings. This popular 1 week program for ages 8-10 & 11-14 introduces campers to the fundamentals of sewing, fashion design, and other textile and fibre arts, including pattern drafting, fashion construction, fashion accessories, soft sculpture and screen printing. The successful candidate will follow guidelines developed by the Studio Arts department to create safe, encouraging, and creative learning environments for children and youth participants.  For more information regarding our Camps program please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and facilitate age appropriate fashion & textiles camp curricula & end of week showcases
  • Material set up and clean up
  • Work with groups of up to 18 participants
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Assist in the training, skill development, leadership, and motivation of youth volunteers
  • Participate in the implementation of studio health and safety practices
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre

Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma and/or equivalent experience in textile/fibre arts, fashion design and/or sewing
  • Minimum of 2 years instructing experience
  • Knowledge of sewing, fashion construction and fibre arts
  • Experience teaching children sewing & fashion design
  • Experience teaching in an educational setting
  • Experience working in a camp setting with children and youth
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven customer service, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • First Aid / CPR training an asset
  • Worked with youth volunteers an asset

Additional Information:

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

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

TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume by January 27, 2017 to:

Brian Dittmer – Coordinator, Camps & Specialty Programs
Email: brian.dittmer@livingarts.on.ca

Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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-Mississauga-
Performing Arts Instructor, Summer Camp (Contract)
Living Arts Centre

Application Deadline: January 27, 2017
Date Posted: January 9, 2017
Start Date: TBD

Salary:
TBD
Location: Mississauga, ON
Term: Contract

Organization Description:

Living Arts Centre

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

Job Description:

The Centre is seeking a creative, dynamic, and talented individual to join the Summer Camp instructor team. The successful candidate is responsible for the design, development, and facilitation of a busker and variety show performing arts camp for youth ages 8-10.  Various elements of busking, street performance, and forms of vaudeville entertainment should be explored in preparation for a showcase at the end of each week.  For more information regarding our camp programs, please visit our website at www.livingartscentre.ca.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and facilitate an age appropriate performing arts variety show curriculum & end of week showcase
  • Material set up and clean up as required
  • Work with groups of up to 18 participants
  • Assist in the training, skill development, leadership, and motivation of youth volunteers
  • Represent the Living Arts Centre with adept customer service
  • Participate in the implementation of studio health and safety practices
  • Work within the policies and procedures set out by the Centre

Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Post secondary diploma, degree or equivalent in dance, music, performance art, or arts education or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years instructing experience
  • Experience teaching in an educational setting
  • Experience working in a camp setting with children and youth
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated group management techniques
  • Proven customer service, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • First Aid / CPR training an asset
  • Worked with youth volunteers an asset

Additional Information:

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

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

TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume by January 27, 2017 to:

Brian Dittmer – Coordinator, Camps & Specialty Programs
Email: brian.dittmer@livingarts.on.ca

Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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-Toronto-
Membership & Volunteer Manager
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: January 16, 2017 at 5 pm
Date Posted: December 20th, 2017
Start Date: February 15, 2017

Salary:
$38,000-$42,000 per annum
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Metro Toronto Area)
Employment type: full-time

Organization Description:

Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.  Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.  The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally.

Job Description:

Members are financially essential to the Museum.  The Gardiner is embracing a new generation of members, and we plan in the next two years to increase our revenue from members by at least 10%.  The person in this role will have to find creative ways to do this including the launch of a major membership campaign in 2017. 
Similarly, the number of volunteers at the Gardiner has been growing rapidly over the past six months. In this position, the successful candidate will be required to continue this trend and provide exceptional support to our Gardiner Volunteer Committee. 
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Development, works closely with the Special Events Manager and Gardiner Volunteer Committee.

Duties:

  • Administers all Museum memberships, including updating procedures at the front of house, sending renewals or calling lapsed members, acknowledging member renewals and joins. (25%)
  • Coordinates membership communications, including letters to members, department invitations, mailings and guest lists for member events, and answers member and donor queries. (10%)
  • Creates membership budget forecasts and updates actuals, re-forecasting when necessary. (5%)
  • Coordinates Members’ day events and the Annual Gardiner Friends Excursion including “day of” logistics (5%)
  • Researches prospects for new constituents and updates profiles of current constituents (5%)
  • Manages database (5%)
  • Acts as primary liaison with the Gardiner Volunteer Committee (GVC) assisting with volunteer recruitment, orientation and continued training, and communications from the Museum. Assists with scheduling, rotas, and tracking of hours worked, when required and along with the website developer, manages the GVC website  (20%)
  • Coordinates volunteer appreciation events and excursions (5%)
  • Communicates regularly with and attends meetings of the GVC Executive and subcommittees, as needed, and maintains current knowledge of legislation and policy related to volunteering and making any necessary modifications to accommodate changes. (3%)
  • Monitors and evaluates volunteer activities in order to inform reports for funders. (2%)

Requirements:

Business Skills

  • Intermediate experience with Raiser's Edge database software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Working Knowledge of forecasting and budgeting

Interpersonal/People Management Skills

  • Excellent customer service skills for interacting with members.
  • Liaises with the Gardiner Volunteer Committee and Museum departments

Additional Info:

  • must be comfortable working in an open concept office environment
  • flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required during special events.

How to Apply:

To apply candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by Monday, January 16, 2017 at 5 pm to hr@gardinermuseum.com. Please reference Membership & Volunteer Manager in subject line. No phone calls or visits please.  

For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website:
www.gardinermuseum.com

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

 

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-Toronto-
Communications Manager (Print & Digital)
The Aga Khan Musuem

Application Deadline: January 22, 2017
Date Posted: January 6, 2017
Start Date: TBD

Salary: TBD
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Metro Toronto Area)
Term:Full-time

Organization Description:

Aga Khan Museum

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

Job Description:

Purpose of Position

Reporting to the Head, Marketing and Communications, the Communications Manager will be responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of the Aga Khan Museum’s internal and external digital and print communications initiatives to stakeholders, partners, and a multiplicity of audiences.  Above and beyond conveying the mission and key messages of the Museum, the incumbent will uncover, present and promote relevant stories designed to increase brand awareness, drive footfall, and generate patronage.

Additionally, working closely with various internal groups to craft the Museum’s strategic narrative, the Communications Manager will skillfully and successfully employ the written and digital “voice” of the Museum.  This “voice” is an essential part of the Aga Khan Museum brand and as such, the incumbent will be responsible for managing its tone, use and articulation to ensure that it is consistent across all print and digital marketing collateral.

Key Responsibilities:

Writing and Editing

  • Ensure the Aga Khan Museum’s consistent ‘voice’ by taking the lead on content writing for the Museum’s communications and marketing assets including marketing collateral, web site copy, e-newsletter, press releases, press kits, program guides, Board and Committee reports, and social media content
  • Provide substantive and copy editing for external communications prepared by other internal departments (Performing Arts, Development, Education, Operations, etc.)
  • Proof all final production files prepared by the design team
  • Prepare speaking notes and speeches for the Director & CEO
  • Oversee responses to visitor complaints/queries
  • Collaborate with the PR Agency on stories to demonstrate the vast array of exciting initiatives at the Museum and to communicate its relevance to a multiplicity of stakeholders

Coordination and Content Management

  • Direct press tours with the Director & CEO and senior management and follow up with any requests for information
  • Participate in the internal approvals process and revisions on all adverts prepared by creative agency
  • Support and work closely with internal departments to gather content for print and digital communications vehicles (press releases, program guides, website, social media, etc.)
  • Research content in response to requests for information from media, partners, external stakeholders
  • Identify and build relationships with media and new partnerships to maximize the profile of the Museum collection, exhibitions, events, programs, restaurant, park and event hosting 

Media & Public Relations

  • Liaise, as the key point of contact along with the Head, Marketing and Communications, with the external PR Agency
  • Support the Head, Marketing & Communications, with issues management at the Museum to protect its reputation

Online & Digital

  • Oversee the research, writing and posting of content for web and social media channels
  • Oversee production and distribution of quarterly e-newsletters
  • Use web and social media appropriately to distribute corporate key messages
  • Oversee website updates and search engine marketing (SEM) and email marketing campaigns
  • Oversee changes in the existing as well as the new website
  • Oversee Print & Digital Editorial calendars. Work with various internal departments to develop engaging content
  • Ensure that all social media messages and content are relevant to both the target audience and brand objectives
  • Oversee the provision of quality and timely responses and develop best practice guidelines for various social channels
  • Ensure monthly performance reports are produced across all digital channels, including website usage and traffic patterns, using Google analytics

Project Management & Administration

  • Manage a team of internal and external digital and communications specialists
  • Develop and manage the print and digital communications budget in consultation with the Head, Marketing and Communication
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of project schedules for the Explore guide, the Year in Review and other marketing and communications collateral as required
  • Perform project administration to ensure timelines and budgets are met (preparing project requests, Goods & Requisition forms, obtaining purchase orders)
  • Manage external vendors for digital and print communications
  • Ensure adherence to AKM’s legal/privacy and web accessibility requirements

Requirements:

  • Minimum university undergraduate degree in public relations, communications, or related field
  • Minimum of 8-10 years demonstrated leadership as a communications and digital professional with a proven ability to engage and influence others
  • Minimum 8 -10 years writing and editing experience preferably in an arts related organization
  • Excellent copywriting, proofreading and editing skills and good instincts for deciding on what will be of interest to various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in decision-making, strategic thinking and problem-solving
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills with experience in managing a team of digital and communications specialists
  • Solid, demonstrated public relations acumen and success through implementation of plans
  • Detail oriented with strong project management and organization skills and the ability to plan and prioritize complex and competing workloads under budget, resource and time pressures
  • Desire and ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic organization
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Ability to work outside of regular business hours
  • Ability to think beyond the immediate area of responsibility to take into consideration the broader Museum agenda
  • Knowledge and passion for visual arts an asset
  • Previous experience working in a non-profit environment an asset
  • Expressed interest in the mandate of the Museum.

TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter and resume to akm.hr@akdn.org on or before January 22, 2017. 

The Museum thanks all those who apply, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that the Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

 



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