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British Columbia

CityPositionOrganization
Nanaimo, BC
Manager, Culture and Special Events
City of Nanaimo
Deadline:
September 20, 2019
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Description


The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Manager, Culture and Special Events. Reporting to the Director, Recreation and Culture, the Manager, Culture and Special Events is responsible for overseeing the arts and cultural programs, events, commercial filming, citywide arts activities and cultural community partnerships.  This position assists in the development of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, strategies and liaises with community organizations, businesses and individuals to foster the development of new arts and cultural programs and events.  This position requires creativity, strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and a marked skillset to collaborate, influence and facilitate the application of a cultural lens to maximize the impact of arts and culture in our community.  The incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment and action in their daily work and only complex matters or those of major impact on policy are referred to the Director.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, or Cultural Planning). A minimum of 5 year’s related experience is required, including 3 years in a management supervisory role.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check are required for this position.

Additional Information
This is an excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included.  

Posting Date
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Application Deadline
Friday, September 20, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to  referencing the specific competition 19-97 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at www.nanaimo.ca

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
 
Coquitlam, BC
Arts & Culture Program Coordinator
City of Coquitlam
Deadline:
September 19, 2019
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Description

 

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through development of our green spaces, arts & culture, urban design and state-of-the art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

 

The City Parks Recreation & Culture Department is seeking an Arts & Culture Program Coordinator to join our team of professionals who is passionate about developing arts & culture programming for community events. The Division is responsible for producing major City signature evens, including the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, the Summer Concert Series, Coquitlam Celebrates Canada and Lights at Lafarge winter event. In addition to special event programming, the incumbent will assist with other cultural initiatives in support of the City’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategic Plan.

 

The Arts & Culture Program Coordinator:

  • Collaborates with Culture Services staff in developing, planning and coordinating entertainment, cultural activities and fine performing arts programming for City events;
  • Assists with the management of the City’s public art program/heritage collection; develops project timelines and budgets; works with artist selection panels and community stakeholders; documents, registers and coordinates maintenance of the City’s public art collection;
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of full-time and auxiliary staff engaged in program activities and events; and
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships and partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, groups, artists, entertainers and members of the public.

The successful candidate will bring the following requirements:

  • Considerable knowledge of planning, developing, scheduling, coordinating and facilitating the implementation of fine and performing arts, culture, festival and public programming services, which meet the needs and interest of the community.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current and emerging trends in the cultural sector including entertainment and performance arts programming, creative space making and public festivals and events.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of full-time and auxiliary staff and participate in the hiring and training of same.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to develop community interest and involvement in the programs offered.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Completion of a post-secondary program or courses in fine and performing arts, arts and culture programming or event management, plus sound related experience in community arts and culture services, programming and events; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia. 

A CUPE hourly rate of $30.98 to $36.45 is being offered, along with a competitive benefits package and an earned day off program. 

 

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Policy Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check.  

Please apply online by 5 p.m. September 19, 2019 at www.coquitlam.ca/jobs.  Please attach a recent driver’s abstract (within 30 days) with your application.

 

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


North Vancouver, BC
Public Spaces and Events Assistant
City of North Vancouver
Deadline:
September 19, 2019
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Description


The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long-term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities to be a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

The City of North Vancouver’s Community and Partner Engagement Department is looking for a Public Space and Events Assistant to work on an auxiliary basis.

You will be responsible for assisting in policy and program development, planning, coordinating and producing activities to animate public spaces in the City.  You will liaise with internal departments and a wide variety of community organizations, public, business, special interest groups, agencies, contractors, partners and staff to coordinate support for and involvement in the activation of public spaces in the City.  Additionally, you will establish and maintain relationships with community groups and sponsors, seeking new sponsors as required.

You will possess a post-secondary diploma in public relations, planning, event planning or a related field, plus related work experience or an equivalent of training and experience.  You have a dynamic personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a thorough knowledge of event planning and coordination.  You are a people-person who enjoys recruiting, engaging, motivating and directing the work of volunteers.  You are familiar with the City of North Vancouver and have a passion for connecting people with public spaces.  A valid Class 5 Driver’s License is also required.

Salary:

$29.74 to $34.98 per hour

(Pay Grade 19 – January 2019 rates)

Hours of Work:

Auxiliary.  Hours will vary and will include evening and weekend work.

If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply on-line through the Career Portal at www.cnv.org by Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.

Coquitlam, BC
Special Events Officer
City of Coquitlam
Deadline:
September 19, 2019
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Description



Regular Full Time
Parks, Recreation and Culture Services

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through development of our green spaces, arts & culture, urban design and state-of-the art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

The City Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is currently recruiting for a Special Events Officer to join our team of professionals who is passionate about community events. This is a CUPE Local 386 position. The Department is responsible for producing major City signature events including the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Summer Concert Series, park and facility openings and Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day, which attracts 70,000 attendees each year.

This is specialized recreational work involving the planning and coordination of a variety of community events for the City of Coquitlam and facilitating community event permits and approvals.  The Special Event Officer:

  • Plans, coordinates and implements a variety of public events; develops and prepares detailed event plans; facilitates community event permits and approvals;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with a variety of internal and external contacts;
  • Directs auxiliary staff, contractors and volunteers;  
  • Exercises considerable independence of judgment, action and initiative, within established guidelines, referring difficult or contentious matters to a supervisor; and
  • Performs the majority of work through collaborative team planning.

The successful candidate will bring the following requirements:

  • Candidates must have considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, practices and techniques related to event planning.
  • Sound knowledge of the applicable policies, regulations and rules governing events. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement large public special events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contact.
  • Ability to monitor event budgets and to prepare and maintain detailed reports, records, files, correspondence.
  • Ability to orient, train and direct the work of part-time staff, contractors and volunteers assisting with events.
  • Ability to lift bulky objects, climb ladders and stand and walk for long periods.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend during summer event season.
  • Completion of a post-secondary education in event planning, arts & culture programming or related field, plus sound related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia. 


A CUPE hourly rate of $29.74 to $34.98 is being offered, along with a competitive benefits package and an earned day off program. 

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check. 

Please apply online by 5 p.m. September 19, 2019 at coquitlam.ca/jobs.  Please attach a recent driver’s abstract (within 30 days) with your application.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario

CityPositionOrganization
Mississauga, ON
Public Art Curator
City of Mississauga
Deadline:
September 24, 2019
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Description


Under the direction of the Manager, Cultural and Heritage Planning, and working closely with staff from all departments and with the public, the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the implementation of the public art program as outlined in the City's Public Art Master Plan and the City's Framework for a Public Art Program through coordination and facilitation of art projects and programs related to various municipal development initiatives including parks, public right-of-ways, public infrastructure and urban screens; working to develop a cultural node/arts district in the downtown and other areas of the city.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continue to develop a city-wide public art program, manage program budgets, including preparing grant proposals and delivering public art strategies for distinct areas of the city (e.g. civic square).
  • Develop and curate public art projects in support of the Public Art Master Plan.
  • Ensure coordination of public art projects within the scope of larger project initiatives.
  • Manage multiple public art projects and ensure proper documentation, registration, maintenance and the conservation activities for city-owned art collections, including working closely with staff form Legal Services and Risk Management.
  • Develop education and promotion strategies for the public art program to increase citizen awareness and encourage artist participation, including public speaking engagements.
  • Prepare material for City presentations and/or media releases, related to public art.
  • Ensure coordination of public art projects with project managers ensuring timeframes are met.
  • Facilitate artist selection process, drafting requests for proposals/qualifications, contract negotiations and payment to artists and art contractors based on input from Legal Services and Financial Services and ensuring adherence to budget requirements.
  • Liaise with City staff on potential public art provision for public infrastructure projects, park planning and city planning initiatives and documents, including reviewing site master plans, and local area studies, where applicable.
  • Lead the Public Art Working Group (PAWG); a multidisciplinary group of technical and expert staff, on existing and new public art projects.
  • Coordinate with City staff and inform public agencies and private developers of their obligations and processes, review preliminary developer-proposed public art plans, selection processes and juries.
  • Liaise with other departments and consultants to facilitate technical reviews of concept, fabrication and installation.
  • Liaising and negotiating with government officials, outside agencies, community groups and staff, making presentations as well as writing discussion papers and reports contributing to progressing the Public Art Program.
  • Supervise artists, contractors, and consultants to meet project objectives and attend site visits as necessary.
  • Responsible for the management of the public art capital budget.
  • Responsible for the development, documentation, and vetting through the approval process, of public art policy documents and corporate policies.
  • Author corporate reports and make presentations to senior management and Council, as required.
  • Maintain a high level of professional ethics and customer service at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture (or equivalent), or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Minimum three years professional experience in managing public art projects; including artist selection processes, curation, budget management, grant writing and all other related aspects to the management of public art.
  • Project management experience, working knowledge of municipal planning and urban design and an understanding of construction processes and practices as they relate to public art is required. Experience in managing municipal public art projects will be valued.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and experience in developing and/or implementing public art policies, strategies and art selection processes.
  • Strong knowledge of both contemporary permanent and ephemeral public art practice.
  • Knowledge of the city's past and recent history is a definite asset, including City of Mississauga public art policies and strategies.
  • A track record of successfully bringing people and public art together will be valued.
  • The candidate should have strong knowledge of materials, fabrication and installation of artwork in the public realm including public safety and ongoing maintenance/conservation.
  • Candidate should have strong rapport and relationship building skills and the ability to manage various stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills. 
  • Excellent organizational and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong administrative, project management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Research and analytical skills along with strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Solid decision making skills and comfort working in a fast paced environment requiring collaboration ease in working with elected officials and senior levels of leadership in both the municipal and private setting.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 69,629.00 - $ 92,842.00

Hours of Work: 35 hours

Work Location: 201 City Centre Drive

Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture & Heritage Planning

Non-Union/Union: Non Union

Click here to apply.

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     

Toronto, ON
Vice President of Programming
Toronto Live
Deadline:
October 18, 2019
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Description

 

THE ORGANIZATION

With three iconic venues across Toronto and seven majestic performing spaces, TO Live is the city's largest multi-arts organizations. We present a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (soon to be Meridian Hall), and the Toronto Centre for the Arts (soon to be Meridian Arts Centre).

 

The mission of TO Live is to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connecting audiences and being the nexus for new ideas. We aim to elevate artistic potential, and to be the catalyst for creative expression that celebrates Toronto's diversity, both within our venues and at other locations in the city.

 

THE POSITION

Your passion for arts programming will re-imagine and stimulate the artistic and cultural life of Toronto. Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Programming will present compelling art that attracts the diverse communities of Toronto.

Instilling a sense of community, pride, and ownership of TO Live’s programming, you will be helping to foster appreciation of the arts throughout the greater Toronto area.

The VP Programming will provide guidance and inspiration in achieving acclaimed multi-arts programming by leveraging the core principles of collaboration, creativity, accessibility, and diversity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Devise and deliver the program of TO Live that is consistent with the aims, objectives, and strategic plan of the organization within expenditure budgets agreed to by the Board and CEO.
  • Deliver a program that captures the imagination and engages a broad cross-section of Toronto audiences, while showcasing cutting-edge, pioneering work which may not always command the same scale of audiences, but which is vital to TO Live’s importance as a cultural hub in Toronto.
  • Drive the growth of artistic programming, including new commissions and program development; work with internal and external stakeholders to establish new initiatives; explore new creative models for development partnerships.
  • Plan, schedule and execute season activities, on time and on budget, including developing and managing budgets and providing analysis on a show-by-show basis in tandem with the Senior Management team.
  • Oversee the development and effective management of the annual operating budget for each division within the Programming department.
  • Supervise staff responsible for program administration, program curation, project management, budget management and tracking; work closely with finance, production, fundraising, marketing and merchandising and other administrative departments to establish policy and procedures for commissions and the effective and efficient administration of all programming.
  • Oversee the research, promotion, activations and facilitation of rentals and sales and activations of Corporate Events.
  • Expand TO Live programming into new content areas in new locations, not necessarily in theatre spaces.
  • Work with division heads. In leading them and planning in partnership with them, direct their work in a two-year advance budgeting/planning window.
  • Ensure all Division team members provide timely event estimates as requested by the clients, complete contracts in a timely manner and secure client deposits and other organization liabilities made on clients’ behalves.
  • Lead, manage and motivate curatorial and programming staff, ensuring high levels of management and HR practice.
  • Coordinate all aspects of artistic programming and scheduling including all pre-contract communication.
  • Maintain professional relationships with all third-party operatives including appropriate collective bargaining units. This includes participating in negotiations as required.
  • Advise, direct, and participate in education, outreach and community programs; provide support to those programs as well as TO Live’s community volunteer program.
  • Assist and advise the President and CEO as well as participate in presentations to the Board, as required.
  • Provide leadership and direction on all matters related to artistic partnerships; developing comprehensive strategies to leverage fully all program partnership opportunities with a sensitivity to building strong, enduring and ambitious relationships with local arts organizations and industry associations.
  • Maintain a current, globally informed view of the industry; take part on local and international boards; participate at industry association events; monitor market trends; possess and constantly update your critical knowledge of emerging artists and the competitive landscape.
  • Remain current in areas of responsibility through education courses, professional publications, a professional network, and professional societies.
  • Maintain regular communication within the department and other senior staff through meetings and discussion.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure effective coordination of activities and delivery of required objectives.
  • Represent TO Live at arts and culture events and conferences and speak at appropriate media and industry engagements as an effective communicator.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • A proven track record in strategic artistic leadership and management.
  • Minimum five years of Artistic Director experience or other relevant experience, preferably at a multi-arts festival or presenting organization.
  • A demonstrated dynamic presence with a compelling artistic vision that will inspire the Board, staff, donors, and patrons.
  • Demonstrated understanding of production and presentation techniques across multiple genres, venues and outdoor locations; understanding of current production issues and relevant trends across multiple streams of the arts.
  • In-depth awareness of performing arts activity: locally, nationally, and internationally. Brings a global perspective capable of developing international collaborations.
  • Experience and skill in negotiating with local and international artists at all levels across the cultural spectrum.
  • Knowledge and passion for Canadian artists and playwrights.
  • An extensive network of relationships in the performing and visual arts, on a local, national, and global level.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, negotiation and collaborative skills.
  • Strong staff management skills including organizational planning and delegation.
  • Proven ability to manage to budget and provide clear financial analysis with respect to project costs and revenue potential.
  • A strong business focus on achieving bottom-line results through the integration of financial, contractual, physical and human resources.
  • Commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, respect and inclusion, cultural diversity, and broadening access to the arts.
  • Ability to create an ambitious entrepreneurial culture; achieve the necessary buy-in for growth and development by working with senior level managers and local partners; able to partner with functional leaders to inspire and motivate people at all levels to achieve artistic excellence.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills; experience reporting to a Board of Directors is an asset.
  • Able to write and present information and act as spokesperson in a compelling manner to audiences and communities in a way that generates excitement for TO Live.
  • A proven persuasive and effective advocate for cultural programming with a wide range of different stakeholder communities.
  • Experience in risk evaluation and critical judgement.
  • Undergraduate degree or experiential equivalent.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends, and travel between venues.

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

  • A high-energy visionary with business savvy, drive and dedication to outstanding programming and audience engagement; the proven ability to bring creative thinking to a wide range of responsibilities.
  • An engaging personality who can clearly articulate TO Live’s artistic vision and brings a sophisticated, strategic belief in the identity and core mission of TO Live.
  • Energy, effectiveness and dedication in conceiving and realizing ambitious visions by creating successful cultural programming.
  • Consistency in seeking out, hearing, and embracing diverse voices and alternative points of view.
  • Commitment to foster collegial relationships with peers and other members of management.
  • An ability to understand and effectively balance the expectations of various constituents, both public and private.
  • Professional, confident, calm, and tactful approach with an ability to deal with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to delegate, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
  • Personal integrity and honesty. Empathetic with strong social skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to work under pressure, accepting ownership with a roll-up-your-sleeves approach.
  • A desire to surround oneself with high-level talent and celebrate achievement in others.
  • A masterful team builder, motivator, coach and mentor who leads by example.
  • An entrepreneur who balances risk with fiscal responsibility.

COMPENSATION

A competitive, experienced-based compensation package will be provided.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé to: no later than Friday, October 18th, 2019.


TO Live is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier- free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

TO Live is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.