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Kelowna, BC
Planner Specialist (Urban Design/Public Art Management/Project Management)
City of Kelowna
May 1, 2017
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The City of Kelowna is seeking an experienced and multi-talented individual to join us in leading the development of a safe, vibrant and sustainable City.  By creating high quality public spaces, constructing resilient and sustainable infrastructure, and commissioning art pieces that evoke a rich sense of space, the City will build strong communities.

We are looking for a talented and committed individual to lead a variety of urban design projects and the public art program within our multi-disciplinary infrastructure planning team.  Broad experience in the built environment, facilities planning, urban design, and sustainable construction practices will be fundamental to leadership in the planning of civic spaces that support the City vision.  Detailed experience working with artists on large scale public art installations will also be necessary, in order to progress the active public art program.  You will lead projects through planning and design phases in a wide spectrum of locations and uses.

Applicants must hold a university degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture (either preferred), or a related discipline, and should be eligible for registration with either the BCSLA as a landscape architect, or the AIBC as an architect (preferred) or intern.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate experience in:

  • Understanding the human scale in the public realm,
  • Public art,
  • Design and critique of urban places and landscape architecture,
  • Managing consultants,
  • Assessing project budgets,
  • Consulting with the public with diplomacy, through a variety of formats,
  • Working with public officials, Municipal governments and other jurisdictions.

Applicants must be skilled in:

  • Analyzing project needs and risks, and planning requirements,
  • Working with artists to achieve successful installations,
  • Writing reports, project scopes, terms of reference, RFPs,
  • Presenting to City Council, committees, other organizations, and the public,
  • Understanding of Municipal Bylaws and BC Building Code,
  • Using graphics/presentation software such as InDesign, Photoshop and PowerPoint, and (preferably) AutoCAD or equivalent.

This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and starts at $37.77 per hour with a 5-step progression to $43.33 per hour including a competitive benefits and pension package. We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment.  Join us at an exciting time in the development of Kelowna, and help mould the City you live in to become the best mid-sized City in North America.

Apply online at by May 1, 2017.

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date are thanked for their interest.

Surrey, BC
Performing Arts Program Assistant
City of Surrey
May 5, 2017
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The Performing Arts Program Assistant is responsible for carrying out a variety of organizational, promotional and administrative responsibilities related to performing arts programs for the Surrey Civic Theatres (SCT). These include theatre presentations, courses and workshops, summer camps, and special events. Working as part of a team, the Performing Arts Program Assistant will assist with the day to day development and marketing of programs and services, database mining as well as program creation, planning, implementation and evaluation.

(CSA 5 RPT - 3 days per week, includes some evenings & weekends)


The successful candidate must have a performing arts background; a good understanding of publicity, marketing and patron development concepts, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Basic experience working with digital images is also required. The Performing Arts Program Assistant will work in a dynamic arts environment and must excel at multitasking and meeting deadlines. Other required attributes include being creative, detail-oriented, with experience working with performing artists and a considerable understanding and knowledge of the performing arts community, cultural programs, their purpose and

Applicants must have a degree/diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in an area relevant to the position, plus 2 years progressively responsible experience in the area of specialty, including supervision, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. Experience in developing, presenting and marketing performing arts programs is preferred.

This position requires the applicant to accommodate the flexible needs of the SCT. Days of work and hours will vary according to the demands of the SCT schedule.

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

How to Apply:

To apply online, go to our website



Thunder Bay, ON
Director Recreation & Culture
City of Thunder Bay
May 15, 2017
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Under the direction of the General Manager, is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction that contributes to the effectiveness of city-wide departmental programs, services, and initiatives within the legislative and strategic area of recreational programs and services, cultural development and events, and community, older adults and child care centres. Major responsibilities include the overall strategic management and direction of the Recreation & Culture Division which includes: collaborating with community groups in order to plan and develop recreational opportunities; overseeing and implementing the City of Thunder Bay Cultural Policy and the Inspire Thunder Bay Culture Plan; advising City Council on issues, policies, and strategies related to cultural enterprises and activity in the city; and, participates in City planning and undertakes special initiatives approved by Council. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the operation of Municipal child care centres along with a City-licensed private home child care program, 13 community centres, two older adult centres, one multi-purpose facility, two indoor pools, five seasonal facilities, six arenas and two stadiums.

  1. The Director Recreation & Culture shall be the Administrator of the Child Care and Early Years Act for the City of Thunder Bay.
  2. Exercises powers with respect to the enforcement of Child Care and Early Years Act and its regulations and performing duties in accordance with the standards established by the applicable code of conduct.
  3. Maintains thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and by-laws governing Municipal operations.
  4. Attends Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings, as required, advising on matters relating to recreation, culture, and Municipal child care.
  5. Attends EMT as an alternate for the General Manager.
  6. Ensures that mandated requirements under the applicable legislation are met, including Ministry municipal child care centre licensing requirements; ensures attainment of quality assurance targets established by the Thunder Bay DSSAB funding body.
  7. Monitors the growth of recreation and culture and Municipal child care; establishes standards for service delivery, ensuring they remain consistent with changing community needs and the overall Department objectives.
  8. Responsible for Corporate budgets relating to the scope of authority.


  1. Participates, as a member of the Community Services Department Management Team by providing input into department organizational and operational reviews, facility needs/capital requirements, human resource management, budget issues, technical matters and major issues management. Also participates by providing input into the identification and development of Departmental policies, strategic initiatives, projects, and priorities.
  2. Serves as lead in respect of planning/implementation of Recreation and Cultural Facilities Master Plan.
  3. Represents the Department on various committees and cross-functional teams.
  4. Acts for and/or represents the General Manager, as required.


  1. Manages the direction and the day-to-day operation of the Recreation & Culture Division.
  2. Develops, plans, and implements short- and long-range Divisional goals and objectives consistent with the Department’s strategic initiatives, projects, and work priorities, ensuring the highest level of service possible within available funding.
  3. Develops, administers, and maintains divisional policies and procedures consistent with corporate and Departmental objectives.
  4. Develops and administers the annual operating and equipment capital budgets for the Division; approves expenditures, monitors revenues, and manages budgets in a manner consistent with the Division’s operating objectives while maintaining optimum cost-benefit relationships.
  5. Initiates studies and investigations affecting normal Divisional operations in order to enhance and improve upon existing methods of operation.
  6. Assesses short- and long-term Division staffing requirements; makes recommendations for amendments to complement and organizational structure, leads recruitment processes, and makes effective hiring decisions.
  7. Manages Divisional staff in the areas of staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, collective agreement administration, and discipline and termination decisions.
  8. Prepares information, reports, letters, and memoranda to the General Manager, City Manager, Mayor, and Members of Council; attends Council/Committee meetings, public hearings, community and other public meetings as required; makes presentations and provides recommendations on matters pertaining to the Division.
  9. Liaises with and responds to inquiries from internal divisions/departments, other municipalities and levels of government/agencies and various community leaders and groups; maintains appropriate media relations on issues relating to the division.
  10. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Degree in recreation, business administration, or an associated discipline; and
  • Minimum eight years progressively responsible management experience, preferably in a municipality and in the area of recreation and culture
  • Experience in business management, planning, budgets, and finance
  • Experience in the various components of human resource management
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable legislation and related regulations, municipal by-laws, codes, and standards


  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Superior ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences and to skilfully handle on-the-spot questions from senior officials, members of City Council, special interest groups, and the media
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of City Council, private and public officials, subordinates, co-workers, and general public
  • Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Ability to think and act strategically in a public sector environment, including the ability to conceptualize and implement departmental change strategies
  • Excellent project/time management, analytical/critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proven acumen in business and financial management, with the ability to improve Divisional effectiveness and efficiency through the management and utilization of human, financial, and physical resources
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to direct, motivate, evaluate, and recognize staff; proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others
  • Proven conflict management abilities and mediation skills
  • Basic skill level with office computer equipment and software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and be Internet Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act


  • Experience with SAP software
  • Knowledge of the functions of City departments, outside boards, agencies, and local community groups


  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1
  • Must work and attend meetings outside regular working hours
  • May be required to travel to various work locations from time to time and provide own transportation

Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $113,146.33-$133,113.33/Year

Application Deadline: Monday, May 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST
To apply: Visit

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

Brampton, ON
Artistic Director, Performing Arts
City of Brampton
May 4, 2017
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A leadership portfolio for an artistic visionary with deep knowledge of the performing arts industry, adept at building relationships and managing financial and human resources in a multi-stakeholder environment.

Brampton is a city focused on the future. Serving one of the youngest, fastest growing and most diverse urban centres in Canada, the Corporation of the City of Brampton is aiming high and thinking big, to position itself as an emergent global city of the future. City leaders understand that success requires passion, creativity and agility. The organization values progress and innovation over process. And staff members hold each other accountable. Brampton is a team that is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results. If you share Brampton’s vision of the future, this is where you want to be.

As the new Artistic Director, Performing Arts, you will be responsible for the strategic planning, artistic direction and operations of the City’s theatre venues, encompassing financial management, administration, and public relations. This mandate will call for your strong organizational and political acuity combined with your critical insight into the evolving world of performance and audience development.


Reporting to, and working closely with, the Senior Manager, Cultural Services, you will develop, implement and evaluate the artistic vision and focus for the annual programming of the City’s theatres, oversee all programming and budgeting, as well as negotiate and structure advantageous contracts. You will also make major decisions regarding the ongoing development of aesthetic values and activities of the theatres to support the vision for Cultural Services.

Your focus as Artistic Director, Performing Arts, will be on ensuring customer service excellence as you explore creative approaches presenting work and programs that are artistically challenging; engaging and relevant to audiences; lead and motivate a high-performing team, seek opportunities for improvement, and identify and pursue additional sources of revenue and funding. You will work collaboratively as part of the Cultural Services management to leverage the City's theatres as assets for cultural development, public engagement, opportunities for local creation, increased tourism, and creative exchanges with other municipalities across the province and country. Overseeing the planning and execution of marketing and sponsorship strategies will also be key priorities. The successful candidate will invest time in learning about the community and in building relationships from the inside out. You will first and foremost be the face of Brampton Theatres, providing leadership and innovation for the cultural future of the city.

As the successful candidate, you will have a degree or diploma in Theatre/Performing Arts Management Administration or a related discipline, with 5 to 7 years’ progressive leadership experience in the field. A relationship builder with solid people management, public relations and negotiation skills, you can interact effectively with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations, vendors and consultants. You are highly analytical, organized and detail-oriented, strategic thinker, able to prioritize tasks with critical deadlines, resolve complex problems, and ensure optimal resources are in place to meet project and operational deliverables.

To Apply:

To be considered for this key leadership role, please forward your resume to Phelpsgroup, quoting PH178647, to by May 4, 2017.


Kingston, ON
Facility Manager
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
May 1, 2017
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The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL) is a charitable, not-for-profit arts organization located in the J.K. Tett Centre on the Kingston waterfront. The TCCL’s mission is to foster creativity and learning in the arts by providing a unique opportunity for professional artists, students, visitors and the Kingston community to come together in a vibrant setting, offering an exceptional range of creative activities.

The TCCL is seeking applications for a full-time Facility Manager.   The successful candidate is a self-starter, a creative problem solver, and will have proven experience with managing a facility either directly or indirectly related to arts and/or community partnerships.

Job duties:

  • Responsible for the overall functioning/management of the facility (a building which includes tenant organizations, a café, artist studios, rental facilities for public functions and events)
  • Responsible for creating and implementing a strong community presence to further the mandate of the TCCL and its branding.

Job qualifications:

  • Ability to supervise and manage staff/employees
  • Budget experience
  • Strong organizational skills, problem solving skills, and ability to work to deadlines and manage urgent issues as required
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Experience with grant-writing and fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with tenants at the Tett, the City of Kingston, community organizations, institutions, and artists

Hours of Work: 37.5 and may require evenings or weekend work
Salary: Dependent on qualifications (to a $60,000 maximum)
Reporting to the Board of Directors

Interested candidates should submit an electronic cover letter, CV/resume to and must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position.  No documents submitted will be returned. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The TCCL is an equal opportunity employer.  Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Kingston, ON
Community Engagement Coordinator
The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
May 1, 2017
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The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning (TCCL) is a charitable, not-for-profit arts organization located in the J.K. Tett Centre on the Kingston waterfront.  The TCCL’s mission is to foster creativity and learning in the arts by providing a unique opportunity for professional artists, students, visitors and the Kingston community to come together in vibrant setting offering an exceptional range of creative activities.

The TCCL is seeking a Community Engagement Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to work independently, while reporting to and under the direction of the Facility Manager.

Job duties include:

  • The development and implementation of arts programming to meet the mandate of the TCCL
  • Creating and implementing a strong community presence to further the mandate of the TCCL and its branding.

Job qualifications:

  • The ability to use social/print media to highlight and promote the organization
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational skills, an ability to problem-solve and work to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with tenants at the Tett, the City of Kingston, community organizations, public institutions and artists

Hours of Work: 30 hours a week, may require evening or weekend work.
Salary: $22.00 per hour

Interested candidates should submit an electronic cover letter, CV/resume to and must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position.  No documents submitted will be returned. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The TCCL is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Toronto, ON
Executive Director
Prologue to the Performing Arts
May 26, 2017
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Prologue to the Performing Arts seeks a cultural administrator to provide leadership and oversight for this organization that has brought together artists and young people for 50 years. 

The Position:

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership, overall operations and day-to-day management of Prologue.   This includes budgeting, financial planning and reporting, fund-raising, grantsmanship, project management, policy development, liaison with government agencies and foundations, and the hiring and supervising of staff. 

The annual budget is approximately $1.7  million. 

Prologue to the Performing Arts:

Prologue is a not for profit charitable organization whose mission is to serve a vital role in connecting young people to work of artists in schools and public venues; to work with artists and educators to present a wide range of diverse and accessible programming; and to advocate for equal access to the arts for all young people as a fundamental part of their education.  As a resource for artists, educators, and community presenters, Prologue represents and promotes a select group of professional artists and companies to schools and communities.

For fifty years Prologue’s goal has been to deliver the performing arts to young imaginations.  It partners with passionate educators, presenters, librarians, school administrators, parents, and community leaders to provide arts access for all young people in Ontario. In honor of its arts advocates, it has launched the Prologue Arts Champion Awards to be given annually to an individual(s) who exemplifies its vision of bringing arts activities to all young people.

Prologue is proud of its history: since 1966, it has reached over 20 million young people, facilitated over 70,000 performances and workshops in a variety of venues in over 200 communities across Ontario, and supported 235 arts organizations and artists.

In 2016 Prologue offered more than 2,000 programs from 40 artistic companies in English and French to more than 500,000 students in Kindergarten to grade 12.

Prologue works with many Arts Education Partners and provides many cross-curricular performances, as well as study guides, teacher training workshops, and other outreach activities.

An energized, informed and articulate Board of Directors champions the vision and goals of Prologue. Its offices are located in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District. The current staff complement includes an Operations and Program Manager, a Booking and Communications Coordinator, an Administrative and Resource Coordinator, an Accounting Officer, and a number of interns.


The ideal candidate will be an established, experienced and committed arts manager with seven or more years of experience in the not for profit sector who has demonstrated full-time professional leadership of an arts organization. The role of Executive Director would include financial management and budgeting, staff supervision, grantsmanship, marketing, and being the “face” of the organization to its many stakeholders.  Experience with arts education, young audiences, touring networks, and contract negotiation and administration would be desirable.   

An excellent listener, observer, communicator, and facilitator, the Executive Director must be capable of animating an idea, assisting implementation, and empowering individuals to realize goals effectively.    In a digital age, understanding the power of social media is essential, coupled with a strong interest in using technology to promote new services and delivery mechanisms for Prologue, such as on-line booking.     

The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain effective working  relationships with artists, educational institutions, arts managers, community presenters, corporate and individual donors, and funders, and maintain a strong presence in the performing arts sector.  Competency in oral and written French would be an asset. 

The Executive Director must be a strategic planner and thinker with fluid, flexible approaches to problem solving and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and at the same time detail-oriented, able to juggle the multiple facets of the organization. The Executive Director should have a passion for the valuable role of the professional artist in the education of young people and the ability to raise the awareness of Prologue and its activities as well as stewarding a successful and financially viable institution.      

Salary commensurate with experience.   
How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, a list of references, and salary requirements, by Friday, May 26, 2017 to:

Margaret Genovese
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2J7

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Save the Date:

Prologue’s 50th Anniversary Showcase
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East, Toronto

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