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To submit a job opportunity please email the details of the position to jobline(at)oaag(dot)org. Word (.doc) format prefered.

This page contains a weekly listing of employment opportunities:

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-Toronto-
2016 OAAG Awards Event Volunteers!
The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

Number of positions: 10
Type: Volunteer (unpaid)
Location: downtown Toronto

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 @ 11:59PM

OPPORTUNITY:

OAAG is looking for volunteers to help staff at our annual OAAG Awards.

Interviews: Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20
Training Day: TBD (likely Saturday, November 14 for two hours)*
Awards Night: Thursday, November 17th, 2016; 1:00-9:00PM**

*Training is mandatory for volunteering. Please inquire directly if you have questions related to scheduling
** Volunteers will be grouped into two shifts for Awards Night: 2-3 volunteers will start at 1pm and 7-8 volunteers will begin at 3:30pm. The Awards will end at 9PM. Some volunteer shifts can end earlier. 

The OAAG Awards is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience and network with arts professionals across Ontario. Many curators, directors, artists, designers and other arts professionals attend the awards. OAAG aims to accommodate course and student needs as much as possible.

POSITIONS

  1. Registration Table (2)
  2. VIP Guest & Sponsor Liaison (1)
  3. Award Presenter (2)
  4. Floater/Runner (2)
  5. Silent Auction (1)
  6. Camera Operator/AV Support (2)

THE AWARDS:

The Awards will be held in the Ballroom of the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto. Receptions will begin at 4 p.m. and the Awards presentation will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The OAAG Awards are annual, province-wide, juried art gallery awards of artistic merit and excellence. They recognize and celebrate the new exhibitions, publications, programs and community partnerships that have been commissioned by and produced by Ontario's public art galleries over the previous year.

This year, Awards are presented in nine major categories: Exhibitions of the Year, Curatorial Art Writing Awards, Public Program Award, Education Award, Art Publication Award, Design Awards, Partner Award, Volunteer Award, and Colleague Award. 

More information on last year’s Awards can be found here: http://oaag.org/awards/2015about.html

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Attendance at training day is mandatory for all volunteers
  2. Volunteers do not need to be available all day on Awards Night. Please see scheduling times above.
  3. The event is fully catered and we are happy to offer volunteers complimentary food.
  4. You will need to find your own transportation to and from the event.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Interfacing with OAAG Awards guests in a professional and pleasant manner
  2. Providing information about OAAG and our fundraising initiatives
  3. Assisting at the registration table, including signing guests in
  4. Assisting with rehearsal and presentation of the OAAG Awards on stage
  5. Handling “talent” / presenter
  6. Assisting with event set-up and tear-down
  7. Supervising the Silent Auction table
  8. Handling cash and issuing receipts
  9. Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  1. Declared interest in the visual arts and non-profit sectors
  2. A background in or studying arts, arts education, events management, and/or non-profit sector
  3. Strong people skills and a welcoming attitude
  4. Ability to exercise confidentiality and diplomacy when needed
  5. Reliability and collaboration skills are a must. Strong teamwork abilities.
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Good organizational skills and record keeping
  8. Experience in the field of customer service/ dealing with the public is an asset
  9. Verbal proficiency in French is an asset

ABOUT OAAG:

OAAG is a registered charitable organization. Established in 1968, OAAG was incorporated in Ontario by letters patent on October 9, 1970.

Through network-building, professional development and advocacy, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries fosters sustainable, healthy, diverse public art galleries, furthering the visual arts as a key component of the cultural life of Ontario. OAAG serves and represents 250  public art gallery and visual art organization members across the province.
More information can be found at www.oaag.org

APPLICATION

To apply please send a current resume and a short cover letter expressing your interest in this position to awards@oaag.org by 11:59pm on October 11, 2016.

Include “OAAG Awards Volunteer” in subject line.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

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-London-
Curator of Public Programs
Museum London

Museum London seeks a Curator of Public Programs. The successful candidate will be an imaginative individual with an established record of teaching and public engagement in a Museum and Art Gallery environment.

Working under the direction of the Head of Exhibitions and Collections, the Curator of Public Programs researches, originates, and develops programs for the Museum’s diverse audiences. This position works closely with Museum staff, volunteers, institutional partners, and community groups to develop and coordinate adult, youth, and children’s programming at Museum London.

WORK PERFORMED

  1. Designs, implements, and evaluates a wide range of programming for traditional and new audiences, including lectures, classes, workshops, performances, and other forms of public engagement and interpretation, in relation to the Museum’s activities.
  2. Conducts research and analysis of statistics related to adult, youth and children’s programming, and recommends changes to the format and design of program offerings.
  3. Develops and analyzes strategies that strengthens Museum London's function as a vital place for local and regional communities, and produces new programming initiatives that respond to the changing demographics of London and the region.  
  4. Fosters programming partnerships and collaborations with a variety of related educational and cultural institutions and community organizations. 
  5. Recruits and hires instructors and monitors for the Museum’s various camps and classes.
  6. Negotiates and administers service contracts with speakers, instructors, and other content providers; and prepares all necessary contracts, purchase orders, and invoice requisitions.
  7. Responsible for the development and tracking the Museum’s public programming budgets.
  8. Actively participates in Museum London teams and groups as required and maintains effective communication with related departments.
  9. Acts as the Museum’s principle liaison with the Museum Underground committee.
  10. Maintains awareness of current issues and trends in fields related to public programming, including adult education, museology, art history and history, and maintains ongoing knowledge of the Museum’s permanent collections.
  11. Responsible for the Museum's audio-visual needs, as they pertain to programming.
  12. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Arts degree in art education, art history, history, or other related disciplines and a minimum of five years curatorial experience. The incumbent should have a thorough knowledge of Canadian art history, material culture, and current critical issues in contemporary art; as well as possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of and compliance with Museum London policies and procedures and the safety rules and laws prescribed the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations of Ontario as outlined in Section 28 (1) and (2) of the Act.

SKILLS/ABILITIES

Basic knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and audio-visual equipment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with supervisory experience, first aid and High Five certification.     

Applicants should have a successful history of grant writing and possess excellent budgeting, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. The candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, be able to multi-task and play a leadership role on multiple projects. A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of museum management, interpretation and education, and an ability to meet deadlines are requirements for the position.

JOB FEATURES:

This position is part of the CUPE bargaining unit. It is a thirty-five hour workweek from Monday to Friday. Given the nature of the position, evening and weekend work is occasionally required.

Benefits are outlined in the Collective Agreement.

Museum London is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016 to:

Brian Meehan, Executive Director
Museum London
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario N6A 5H4
Re: Curator of Public Programs
T: (519) 661-0333
F: (519) 661-2559
E: bmeehan@museumlondon.ca

 

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-Mississauga-
Assistant Curator
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga

Closing on: October 16, 2016
Location: Mississauga
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time

For full job posting and to apply online, visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=16014633

Description
Under the direction of the Director/Curator, the Assistant Curator is responsible for initiating, researching, developing and implementing the Blackwood Gallery’s academic and community outreach program (experiential learning opportunities, workshops, interdisciplinary forums, lectures, panel discussions, performances, and off-site projects). The Assistant Curator will assume oversight of specific artistic programming, including incoming and outgoing exhibitions and publications. Working with the team of staff, including the Exhibition and Project Coordinator and the Curatorial Assistant / Collections Archivist, the Assistant Curator will oversee the administrative and creative facets of the artistic program including observing timelines, developing marketing and publicity content, and ensuring timely preparation of all program-related logistics with the gallery team. The Assistant Curator will work within allocated budgets as well as identify potential external funding sources including partnerships, collaborations, cultural agencies, foundations, and others to supplement existing resources where possible. The incumbent will provide supervision of a changing team of permanent and contract staff, interns, work-study students, and volunteers.

Engaged in a broad and diverse communication network, the Assistant Curator will be responsible for on-going (budgetary, logistical, administrative and time-table) coordination of the outreach program and publications, including coordinating the efforts of participants and contributors such as artists, guest curators, writers, researchers, the general public, students, faculty, and staff of the University of Toronto Mississauga. The Assistant Curator is part of a tightly knit team designed to move the Blackwood Gallery forward as a centre for contemporary art and research at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Qualifications 
Education:
MA in Curatorial Studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
A minimum of three years of curatorial experience in a professional gallery of contemporary art, with demonstrated experience initiating and implementing major exhibitions in the area of contemporary Canadian and international art in a diversity of media and interdisciplinary outreach programs with diverse participants. Demonstrated experience leading and supervising, garnering and managing financial resources for projects within established budgets, overseeing logistics and scheduling of all aspects associated with the artistic program of a non-profit, visual art gallery. The candidate will possess exceptional familiarity with the contemporary art context at a local, national and international level, as evidenced in his/her writings and curatorial projects. Experience working with students in a curricular and co-curricular capacity to mentor them through the process of launching an exhibit and acquisitions.

Skills:
Thorough working knowledge of MS Office, including Powerpoint, Excel, Word; demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills, including exhibition and marketing texts, interpretation of art works for public presentations, grant writing, etc.; effective problem solving, and interpersonal skills; excellent knowledge of physical handling of works of art in a diversity of media; ability to work well in a collaborative and team environment.

Other:
Must have superior organizational skills (ability to multi-task and work to a hectic schedule and demanding deadlines, overlapping schedules and timelines); detail-oriented focus; great ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize and make decisions aligned to exhibition production, from conceptualization through all aspects of project implementation; ability to navigate intellectually challenging materials (interdisciplinary research, educational texts, concepts). Requires great analytical abilities, including budgeting and resource management and ability to build and lead a team of assistants. Knowledge of technical and aesthetic dimension of exhibition installation, from planning to design and implementation and all exhibition-installation processes and related materials.

For full job posting and to apply online, visit: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601463

 

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-Kingston-
Internship in Textile Conservation & Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

2017 Isabel Bader Graduate Internship in Textile Conservation and Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Master of Art Conservation Program
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

We are seeking applications from candidates for the 2017 Isabel Bader Graduate Internship in Textile Conservation and Research. This program supports the study, care and treatment of Canadian historical costume and textiles, through the generous support of Dr. Isabel Bader. The Internship links two unique resources at Queen’s University: the textile collection, including the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Master of Art Conservation Program, Canada’s only graduate degree in conservation theory and treatment.

DESCRIPTION

The Internship offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to further their knowledge and experience in the area of textile conservation and/or costume history. The Intern will assist the Isabel Bader Fellow in Textile Conservation and Research in researching the textile collection at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, as well as undertake condition reports, mount-making, conservation treatments and/or storage design as needed in relation to the Fellow’s research project. The Intern will also have access to the well-equipped textile laboratory in the Master of Art Conservation Program and opportunities to engage and share expertise with the students through lectures, seminars and/or workshops.

TERMS

One $12,000 Internship is awarded for a four-month residency at Queen’s University. The Internship begins 3 January 2017. The Intern is responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements.

TO APPLY

Recent graduates of conservation training programs are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following, in Word or PDF format, to alicia.boutilier@queensu.ca:

  • Letter of application outlining training and experience in textile conservation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of support from two referees

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
28 October 2016

For more information see http://agnes.queensu.ca/news/whats-new-at-the-agnes/.
 

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-Kingston-
Fellowship in Textile Conservation & Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

2017 Isabel Bader Fellowship in Textile Conservation and Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Master of Art Conservation Program
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are seeking research proposals from candidates for the 2017 Isabel Bader Fellowship in Textile Conservation and Research. This program supports the study, care and treatment of Canadian historical costume and textiles, through the generous support of Dr. Isabel Bader. The Fellowship links two unique resources at Queen’s University: the textile collection, including the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Master of Art Conservation Program, Canada’s only graduate degree in conservation theory and treatment.

DESCRIPTION

The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a research project, defined by the candidate, in textile conservation and/or costume history, using the textile collection at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The Fellow will supervise the Isabel Bader Graduate Intern in Textile Conservation and Research, who will assist in the research and treatment of select objects. The Fellow will also have access to the well-equipped textile laboratory in the Master of Art Conservation Program and will be expected to engage and share expertise with the students through lectures, seminars and/or workshops.

TERMS

One $16,000 Fellowship is awarded for a four-month residency at Queen’s University (plus up to $2,000 for research expenses). The Fellowship begins 3 January 2017. The Fellow is responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements.

TO APPLY

Experienced conservators and textile specialists are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following, in Word or PDF format, to alicia.boutilier@queensu.ca:

  • Cover letter, including name, contact information and project summary (maximum 150 words)
  • Detailed research proposal, including objectives and methodology, use of the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress/textile collections at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, schedule of work, projected outcomes and plans for dissemination of research (maximum 5 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of support from two professional referees

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Alicia Boutilier (alicia.boutilier@queensu.ca), Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Amandina Anastassiades (amandina.anastassiades@queensu.ca), Assistant Professor, Artifacts Treatment, Master of Art Conservation Program, in advance of the closing date to discuss their research interests.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS
28 October 2016

For more information see http://agnes.queensu.ca/news/whats-new-at-the-agnes/.

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-Grimsby-
Visual Art Instructor (Contract)
Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Call for Contract Visual Art Instructor

Deadline for Application: Friday, September 30th, 2016

Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive.
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities

Start Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 (and ongoing)

Wage: $25/hr

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial.

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery. Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes
  • Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities.
  • Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson
  • Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs.
  • Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities
  • Maintain inventory for art-making supplies.
  • Maintain clear communication with internal staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations.
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered

Qualified applicants please send your resume:

Chris O’Hoski
Education & Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M1Y1

Or email

cohoski@grimsby.ca

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

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-Woodstock-
Curatorial & Collections Intern (Art Gallery)
Woodstock Art Gallery

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WOODSTOCK

The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 38,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of highways 401 and 403.  The City’s progressive actions have made it a leader in the region for conservation, environmental initiatives and long-term commitment to managed growth.  Woodstock has roots in both agriculture and manufacturing; as the recognized Dairy Capital of Canada and as home to Toyota’s second Canadian manufacturing facility.  With a skilled workforce, affordable housing and a new community hospital, Woodstock truly is a growing city with a lot of rural, small town charm.

“Curatorial & Collections Intern - Art Gallery”

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

  • Degree or diploma in Art History or Museum Studies.
  • Demonstrated strengths in research and writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and experience using Access or other database programs, and knowledge of database management would be an asset
  • Experience handling art, and knowledge of Canadian art would be beneficial
  • Prior experience working or volunteering in a public gallery, museum or library
  • Priority will be given to candidates who wish to pursue further academic or curatorial work, in addition to work in museums or galleries.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Director/Curator and Head of Collections
  • Practice with curatorial exhibition, collections management, along with other functions and  priorities within an innovative municipal gallery
  • Develop mini-exhibitions from the permanent collection for the collection gallery space;
  • Draft information panels for exhibitions;
  • Assist with correspondence with exhibiting artists;
  • Assist with installation and signage production;
  • Update exhibitions files with support material;
  • Audit, inventory, document and catalogue and photograph works of art in the permanent collection;
  • Contact artists and art dealers for material, conduct secondary source research on site and at libraries and galleries in the area;
  • Update collection files and support material;
  • Update the collections management database with research conduct;
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Director/Curator, or designate.

Salary rate is $13.50 per hour.  Hours of work will be based on a 35 hour work week, which will include weekends and alternate shift hours.  Overtime may be required.  This is a 24 week contract from October 17, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Resumes and cover letters will be received online at http://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca no later than 4:00 p.m., October 3, 2016.

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.

 

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-Toronto-
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada

Closing on: October 3, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Context
In 2017, a new museum devoted to the art of the XXIst century, named the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada, will be opening in Toronto.

The museum will develop an international program of exhibitions, events and publications. It will generate new exhibitions of international caliber and develop a collection based on new and innovative ideas. It will co-produce exhibitions and new works with national and international partners such as curators, museums, major galleries, collectors and foundations, in Canada and internationally. Working with digital platforms in a pro-active and creative manner, the museum will develop a larger audience, both on-site and on the Web.

The Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada is made possible because of a unique alliance with Castlepoint Greybook Sterling Inc. (partnership between Castlepoint Numa and Greybook Realty Partners), which is leading the restoration of the heritage Auto BLDG. and the development of the surrounding 8-acre mixed use community known as the Lower JCT. (Lower Junction) in the south end of the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, housing the future Museum.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations will be accountable for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to communicate MOCA’s mission, values, aspirations and programming; build local, national and global brand recognition and, create excitement and engagement amongst current and prospective Museum donors, supporters, partners and the community at large.

Specifically, the Director will create and drive innovative marketing initiatives that support and enable the execution of the Museum’s overall fundraising and program delivery strategy and will include communications and public relations activities, marketing and educational collateral materials, social media and website programming as well as creative outreach mechanisms to approach and engage with a wide spectrum of diverse communities.

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations will play a critical role in supporting the CEO and senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada continues to build its presence, enhance its quality programming and build capacity.

Staff size: TBD

Major Responsibilities

This position is an integral part of the senior management team as the communications partner in a variety of strategic initiatives, as well as a hands-on position. This person must have proven experience in successfully creating a strategic and multi-faceted marketing plan as well as the writing, editing and other skills necessary to execute the plan.

Marketing and Communication Strategy

  • Develop and implement an innovative, multi-faceted and integrated long-term marketing and communication strategy, timetable and metrics that supports the achievement of the museum’s phased objectives (space planning, fundraising/capital campaigns, membership growth and programming) and positions the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada as a world class institution.
  • Develop, budget, implement, and evaluate the annual marketing and communications plan across the Museum’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the Museum’s leadership team to support the annual museum operating and growth objectives.
  • Evaluate market research and develop membership marketing strategies to meet changing conditions and museum goals.
  • Evaluate market research and develop membership marketing strategies to meet changing conditions and museum goals.

Marketing Plan Execution

  • Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and online collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, reports, e-newsletters, social media and website, on time and within budget.
  • Track and measure the success of marketing initiatives and opportunities with a strong emphasis on data analysis, and provide strategic direction accordingly.
  • Find high value opportunities for leadership positioning (i.e. popular news outlet editorials, speaking opportunities) and write material and talking points.
  • Establish strong professional relationships with local and national media; create and disseminate press releases; serve as media liaison for the organization.
  • Strategize and manage the use of mobile technology (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc) to access information about MOCA’s collection and programs and/or enhance the visitor experience. Supervise the upkeep and technological development of the Museum’s digital platforms, including the website content management system and third-party servers; articulate technical specifications for project deliverables; manage the verification and delivery of all technical specifications; and vet technical aspects of all digital media project deliverables
  • Establish and implement a marketing and communication policy and brand standard to guide all print and digital communications.

Relationship Management

  • Manage relationships with the media as well as public relations, printing, and other outsource marketing-related vendors and agencies
  • Provides strategic and tactical updates to Board of Directors and bi-monthly meetings.

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education including certifications in marketing, communications or related fields.
  • 6-10 years professional experience creating and implementing successful integrated marketing communication plans and a track record of building brand recognition, in an arts institution or similarly complex not-for-profit; experience marketing museum exhibitions, membership and/or museum retail stores ideal
  • Savvy in communicating and engaging with highly diverse communities in Toronto as well as nationally and internationally
  • Experience managing diverse marketing, communication and promotional functions that support fundraising, membership and patronage growth
  • Experience hiring, developing and motivating highly effective teams
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to plan and organize multiple projects with budgets; strong attention to detail
  • Intellectually curious, creative and entrepreneurial
  • Takes ownership of their work; someone who is proactive, demonstrates initiative and accountability; willing to roll up their sleeves
  • Is a highly effective communicator with exceptional writing skills; flawless command of written language and an editor’s attention to detail are also a must
  • Have a strong aesthetic sensibility when it comes to print and digital design;
  • Is a problem solver; strong in vision, yet collaborative in approach
  • Fluency in French or other second language an asset

Additional Requirements

  • Understanding of and passion for the museum’s vision, mission, values and a dedication to advancing the organization to achieve its long term objectives. An appreciation of contemporary art is highly desirable.
  • A creative and innovative thinker; resourceful in developing and executing exciting and inspired ideas and concepts to attract new donor support and enable fundraising objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, board members, and various stakeholders. A collaborative team player.
  • A polished and professional style with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and sound judgment
  • A high energy, positive and solution-oriented professional with a hands-on management style

Application must be submitted as one pdf. Letter of motivation, maximum 5-page CV and 2 references required. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, and include your date of availability. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

We thank all applicants in advance.

Submit to:
humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

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

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-Toronto-
Director of Finance and Administration
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto_Canada

Closing on: October 3, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Context

In 2017, a new museum devoted to the art of the XXIst century, named the Museum of Contemporary_Toronto_Canada, will be opening in Toronto.

The museum will develop an international program of exhibitions, events and publications. It will generate new exhibitions of international caliber and develop a collection based on new and innovative ideas. It will co-produce exhibitions and new works with national and international partners such as curators, museums, major galleries, collectors and foundations, in Canada and internationally. Working with digital platforms in a pro-active and creative manner, the museum will develop a larger audience, both on-site and on the Web.

The Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada is made possible because of a unique alliance with Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. (partnership between Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Realty Partners), which is leading the restoration of the heritage Auto BLDG. and the development of the surrounding 8-acre mixed use community known as the Lower JCT. (Lower Junction) in the south end of the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, housing the future Museum.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in supporting the CEO and partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as MOCA continues to build its presence, enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of an emerging cultural institution, poised to expand its presence and global reach.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance and Administration serves also as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of MOCA. With a projected annual budget of approximately $6 million and aggressive revenue growth plans, the Director will be responsible for building and staffing an effective Finance and Administration function to support the strategic goals of the museum. Her/his accountabilities will include finance and accounting, business planning and budgeting, administration, human resources, contracts and partnership agreements, museum facilities and retail operations, and IT.

Staff size: TBD

Major Responsibilities

Business Planning and Financial Management

  • Provide a strategic business and financial perspective to the CEO and senior staff regarding the museum’s overall operations. Proactively work with senior leadership to develop strategies and implement tactics to grow revenues and control/reduce expenses. Contribute to strategic planning efforts and cross-Museum initiatives to realize the museum’s mission and growth ambitions, increase effectiveness and efficiency, and identity economies of scale.
  • Lead the planning, budgeting development, financial management and analysis process; plans, drafts, and coordinates approval of the annual budget and multi-year revenue targets and growth projections working closely with the CEO and senior management; monitors the approved budget; prepares and analyzes monthly budget and other reports; and prepares financial reports to grantors and contributors.
  • Maintains the integrity and accuracy of the accounting system; reviews financial transactions and invoices and makes month- and year-end adjusting entries to ensure the proper allocation of revenue and expenses; signs cheques and ensures proper administration of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and bank account and expense reconciliation.
  • Maintain accurate and tax compliant payroll processing and ensure sound administration of employee related benefits
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary
  • Oversee the investment of endowment funds through an outside investment manager
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board of Directors. Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Director’s Finance and Audit Committee and provide advice to the Board as necessary in regard to fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities.

Museum Program Support

  • Support the development of a strong collection and exhibit offering by assisting in the evaluation, costing and pricing of both hosted and travelling exhibits. Negotiate contractual arrangements and ensure logistical details are detailed and properly executed.

Administration, Facilities, HR and IT

  • Manage procurement and outsourcing. Review all agreements and contracts, ensuring that museum objectives are achieved and compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements. Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/donor reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Manages the facilities function including oversight of maintenance and repairs, contractors providing retail operations (book and gift shop, café), security and cleaning services, outside contractors and professionals retained for major projects, including IT.
  • Manages property and liability insurance including receipt of insurance certificates from contractors/vendors and implementation of programs to reduce risks
  • Develop MOCA’s human resources and administration practices, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation and training and recruitment processes
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the MOCA’s overall policies and procedures manual.
  • Coordinates/responsible for other administrative activities as assigned by the Director

Staff Management

  • Hire, develop, motivate, coach and manage a high performing team.

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education, preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business, Finance or Accounting
  • CPA designation
  • 6 – 10 years business experience with a non-profit cultural institution in a Finance, Operations or related management role. In depth knowledge of not for profit accounting rules and practices.
  • Demonstrated track record in hiring, motivating and developing effective teams.
  • Experience with building or transforming functions, systems and processes to support an expanded business vision and operations
  • Business experience managing finance and operations, ideally including Human Resources and IT. Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to human resources; knowledge of employee benefit programs and group insurance and pension products.
  • Knowledge and experience with insurance, procurement practices, and operational business contracts.
  • Experience working with various levels of government, including grant application, documentation and management processes.

Additional Requirements

  • A high-energy, resourceful, solution orientation with a hands-on management style.
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and effectively interface with colleagues, board members, and the public. A collaborative team player.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker yet effectively execute lower level “hands on” responsibilities. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills; detail oriented.
  • A collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sound judgment and a keen interest in the mission of MOCA.

Application must be submitted as one pdf. Letter of motivation, maximum 5-page CV and 2 references required. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, and include your date of availability. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

We thank all applicants in advance.

Submit to:
humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

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

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-Ottawa-
Gallery Educator
Ottawa Art Gallery

POSTING PERIOD:

The Ottawa Art Gallery is launching a call for applications in order to create a bank of casual employees who will support occasional Gallery needs, helping to respond to school group reservations and other programming initiatives.

Responsibilities:

The gallery educator will, under the direction of the education coordinator, conduct various research projects that synthesize, integrate and transmit information on exhibition-related artists and artworks. He or she must also create hands-on group workshops that connect with artists or works displayed in the exhibition.

  • Conduct research on artists and/or exhibitions presented at the gallery.
  • Research, expand on and adapt an animation method that accounts for the length of the visit and the intended audience.
  • Lead interactive tours.
  • Facilitate hands-on workshops and make links between the workshop and the techniques or themes of the exhibition.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities, knowledge and experience:

  • A university degree in visual arts or other related field.
  • Two years’ experience in a museum context dealing with front-line tasks and working with the public or related experience
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary art.
  • Familiarity with the OAG collection is an asset.
  • Excellent command of French and English.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to be courteous at all times and under all circumstances.
  • Be outgoing.
  • Be dynamic, proactive and cheerful.
  • Be punctual.

WAGE CONDITIONS: Casual, on-call position
$13-$15.50 per hour, contingent on experience and studies completed.

Please note that selected candidates will be required to provide a recent and valid police background check from the Ottawa Police Service.

Please send your cover letter and CV to:
mvial@ottawaartgallery.ca

The Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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-Kleinburg-
Chief Executive Officer
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Situated on 100 acres in an 85,000 square foot complex of galleries, the McMichael is an unparalleled institution and Canadian icon that stands as a voice for our nation’s art, as well as our national tradition of being culturally connected to nature. The uniqueness of its location in a stunning natural setting and the strength of its distinct collection, which celebrates the “Art of Canada” by combining the Group of Seven, Aboriginal art and Canadian contemporary art, make it an important attraction and cultural pilgrimage site for the local community as well as national and international tourists. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the McMichael is evolving to tell the story of Canadian art through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational programming, and community outreach.

It is within this exciting context that the McMichael is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees and working collaboratively with the Foundation Board, you will set a bold and compelling vision and strategy that invigorates the McMichael and positions it for long term success. You will work closely with the senior leadership team to develop innovative and creative programming and exhibitions that will attract broad and diverse audiences from across Canada and around the world. At the local, national, and international level, you will identify opportunities for innovative partnerships and collaborations that position the gallery as the go-to venue for Canadian art. Internally, you will promote a culture of recognition, engagement, and innovation that builds the energy, enthusiasm of staff and volunteers. Working closely with the Foundation, you will drive fundraising efforts and diversify revenue streams while delivering high quality programming that aligns with the mandate and mission.

As the ideal candidate, you are a visionary and charismatic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a track record of successfully leading an organization through change while preserving its core values. Peers and colleagues describe you as an innovative, dynamic, adaptable and flexible leader who is comfortable with ambiguity, and who possesses a natural penchant for inspiring people through authentic storytelling.  You have demonstrated an ability for working creatively and effectively with highly committed boards, and can develop effective relationships with government and a variety of partners and stakeholders to deliver results.  You possess a combination of strong administrative credentials and a passion for art, allowing you to balance effectively the need for curatorial excellence and commercial success. Your experience leading or working in an art gallery or cultural organization will serve you well, as will your ability to communicate in both official languages.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please submit, in confidence, your résumé and cover letter to John Caminiti at jcaminiti@boyden.com.


Additional information:

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located at 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON, Canada L0J 1C0. The CEO role is a full time role with the expectation of a minimum 40 hours per week. The position is for temporary as well as permanent purposes. Benefits include disability insurance, dental insurance, pension, extended medical insurance, and limited relocation assistance). The salary range is $165,000 - $230,000 (CAD).

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-Toronto-
Executive Assistant, CEO and Director
Museum of Contemporary_Art_Toronto

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Effective:
Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time

Context:

On May 2, 2017, Toronto will be opening a new museum devoted to the art of the XXIst century, named the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada. This is a new step for MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), the art centre formerly located on Queen Street West for 10 years (2005-2015).

Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant to the CEO and Director will administer the executive office by providing administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Directors. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the CEO’s office. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art to become part of the Museum’s growing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set CEO’s schedule, including meetings with staff, board members and committees, prospect and governance events, and outside professional relations commitments.
  • Review daily correspondence, including emails; prioritize correspondence for CEO’s review and attention; provide follow-up as needed.
  • Lead the preparation, proofreading and editing of all correspondence issued by the CEO, as well as that submitted by other departments for CEO’s signature.
  • Track CEO expenses and prepare expense reports for Board approval; book CEO travel and assist with travel planning.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the CEO and Board members as it relates to the administration of Board governance issues.
  • Coordinate Board and Committee meetings, including preparing meeting minutes, packages, and correspondence.
  • Manage Board and Committee lists, contact information and reports, and maintain and update Board and MOCA files and archives.
  • Assist with various Board-related activities.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the CEO.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; certificate in arts administration or a related field is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support to a senior executive.
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
  • Professional demeanour and ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity in non-profit administration desirable.
  • Interest in/knowledge of the visual arts.
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format to:humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca
We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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

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-Scarborough-
AZ Driver (Full-Time)
PACART

Salary: Between $50,000 to $70,000
Job Type: Full-time

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for an Ontario licensed class AZ 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 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.
  • 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:

  • Long 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

Required experience:
Minimum: 3 years
Required license or certification: AZ

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-Kleinburg-
Call for Volunteer Docents
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is seeking motivated individuals to serve as Volunteer Docents. The ideal candidate is people-oriented and enthusiastic about introducing school groups and adults to Canadian art and the McMichael Collection.

What does a docent do?
McMichael Docents and Educators provided tours for more than 30,000 students and adult visitors in the 2015/16 school year.  Our teaching philosophy emphasizes an interactive approach, encouraging an exchange between the visitor and the Docent/ Educator. Tours provide exciting opportunities to view a variety of Special Exhibitions at the McMichael, as well as the Permanent Collection, including The Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as artwork by Indigenous and Inuit artists.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has two Docent groups:

School Programs Docents are responsible for conducting tours for school groups. These tours are highly interactive and include hands-on activities. Docents may choose also to be involved in facilitating studio programs led by McMichael Educators. School programs run from September-June, with the exception of school holidays. School program Docents are required to attend group meetings every third Monday, and to provide five hours per week of availability for tours.

Gallery Tour Docents are responsible for giving Permanent Collection and Special Exhibition tours to adult and special interest groups, primarily on weekends.  Gallery Tour Docents are required to attend group meetings every third Saturday from September-June, and to provide 8 hours of weekend availability per month.

What type of training does a docent receive?
Before starting to tour, Docents are required to attend Provisional Docent training sessions, which are scheduled between January-April. These sessions introduce Docents to the McMichael Permanent Collection, as well as touring techniques, approaches and methods that will engage visitors. During this training period, Docents also shadow experienced Docents/Educators and complete assigned reading associated with the exhibitions. The learning continues even after training is complete, as Docents take part in group meetings that function as ongoing training sessions. These meetings touch on art history, art criticism, aesthetics and art-making, as well as strategies for leading an effective and enjoyable tour. 

After completing their training, docents work independently. They are expected to be reliable, prepared and well-versed in the material they will be covering in their tour. Acting as a Docent requires a training, preparation and commitment, and applicants should be prepared for the time commitment involved.

If you are interested in becoming a Docent at the McMichael, please complete a Volunteer application form via http://www.mcmichael.com/support/volunteer.cfm and forward with
your resume electronically or via hard copy to Human Resources: hr@mcmichael.com

Questions? Call 905-893-1121 x2224

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

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

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


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

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

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

Interested candidates will have:

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

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

Volunteer with Museums!

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

General Requirements

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

What are the benefits of volunteering?

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

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

Please place in the subject line: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

DOCENT PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museums Docent Position Description

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

Objective:
                 

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

Job Description:
        

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

Activities and Responsibilities
:         

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

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

Supervision, Training and Benefits:
 

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

AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME:

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

Ambassador Programme| Community Engagement


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

Ambassador Programme – Visitor Services


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

Ambassador Programme -Event Assistants


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

Museums Ambassador Position Description

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

Objective:


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

Job Description
:         

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

Activities and Responsibilities
:         

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

Characteristics:


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

Supervision, Training and Benefits
:  

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

INTERNSHIPS

Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program


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

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

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

Please place in the subject line: Intern Position

Volunteer Application Form | How it works!

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

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

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

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

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

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-Alberta-
Executive Director
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Who are we?

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest galleries in Western Canada. The Mission of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is “Building and Sharing the Art Experience”, by challenging assumptions and understandings around what constitutes art in a stimulating environment. The AGGP does this by providing patrons the opportunity to view art that may be visually, intellectually and emotionally challenging in a Class ‘A’ state of the art facility. Building on recent growth, the AGGP continues the dialogue between regional, national and international perspectives to offer Western Canada a world class art experience.

Whom do we seek?

The Executive Director (ED) reports to an elected Board of Directors.   The ED will develop, implement, oversee, and administer all aspects of Gallery operations. They will be responsible for setting the tone and vision of the AGGP and maintaining and developing its financial stability and growth.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in arts administration, and knowledgeable about current trends in the field.

Administration

Oversees day to day operation of the gallery, providing effective delegation to proven individuals in the following areas:

  • Educational programming
  • Communication and promotion of gallery
  • Exhibitions
  • Permanent collection

Financial

  • Financial reporting on a regular basis to the board
  • Grant applications
  • Pursue new/innovative sources of funding
  • Develop annual budget with board finance committee
  • Manage and direct appropriate fundraising

 

Community relations and advocacy

  • Build and establish relationships with the regional and local art community
  • Build and establish relationships with funding community
  • Adept at identifying and engaging regional and local community interest and needs in the development of new programming and initiatives
  • Aware of the current social /cultural makeup of community and its place in larger context

Programming

  • Provide curatorial direction and support
  • Develop medium /long term vision and exhibition schedule
  • Demonstrate ability to network and engage community at all levels
  • Works closely with and oversees events to augment programming (i.e. artist talks)

Fundraising

  • Develop and oversee fundraising plan
  • Solicit and manage grants
  • Maintain and build donor relationships
  • Pursue additional income opportunities

Skills Required:

The AGGP is seeking a unique, dynamic individual. The preferred candidate will have a background working with a non-profit organization, arts organization, or gallery; management level is preferred. Fundraising and financial oversight experience is desirable.  A post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline at the Master’s level would be an asset.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, resourceful and collaborative approaches to problem solving, strong aesthetic sensibilities, and the ability to manage details without losing sight of the big picture are key to the success of this visible, high-energy role.
A combination of education and experience would be considered for this position.

Salary commensurate with experience.

References, including ones from your most recent position, must be included with your application.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Kendra Davis, Chair of the Board of Directors by email to chair@aggp.ca.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

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

ABOUT MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER

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

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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2004 Ontario Association of Art Galleries