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Alberta

CityPositionOrganization
Medicine Hat, AB
Manager - Community Connections & Support
City of Medicine Hat
Deadline:
January 31, 2019
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Description

Reporting to the General Manager of Community Development, the Manager of Community Connections & Support will be responsible for leadership, coordination, administration and facilitation of services within the Community Development Department, relative to the community’s social and cultural supports, connections, facilities and services. You will contribute to achieving the strategic direction of Community Connections & Support programs by leading and managing operational and financial planning, service coordination, supervision, quality assurance and improvement and performance management. The Manager also acts as the City’s resource and liaison with the Advisory Boards and/or Committees.

 

As our ideal candidate, you have exceptional leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills and are able to build and develop strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.  You are able to see the larger picture, which allows you to plan, make decisions, direct work and measure results.  You have a general understanding of the principles and operational practices within Community Support, Facility Operations and Programming, and Curation of Galleries and Exhibitions and have experience leading teams in a diverse and fast-paced work environment. If you enjoy providing exceptional customer service and making a difference within the community you serve, then this opportunity may be for you.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Management, Business, the Arts or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Seven (7) years' progressive work experience in a diversified municipal environment, including five (5) years' of supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of management approved training and education may be considered.

Our organization offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment which provides excellent opportunities for professional growth.

 

The City of Medicine Hat strives to achieve its vision to be a “Community of Choice”; a place where people choose to live, work and play.  The Medicine Hat advantage:

  • Extensive Recreational Facilities
  • Flourishing Cultural Community
  • Low Utility Rates and Taxes
  • Family Oriented Community


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to Competition # 19018A Human Resources Department, City of Medicine Hat, Suite 101, 505 First Street SE, Medicine Hat T1A 0A9; fax (403) 525-8870; e-mail .

This posting will remain open until Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

British Columbia

CityPositionOrganization
Metro Vancouver, BC
Senior Planner, Facility Design
Translink

Description

The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.


Responsibilities

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Provides senior transportation planning expertise and leadership to projects of medium/higher scope in support of a designated program related to transportation policy, forecasting, or infrastructure / service development in an integrated, multi-modal environment.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Contributes senior transportation planning expertise to development of program/project strategies, plans and tactics.
  • Provides senior technical guidance, sharing the benefit of an advanced level of expertise with other planning professionals, while also providing leadership to designated projects.
  • Develops advanced transportation planning, methods, techniques and models in support of designated project deliverables, ensuring compliance with department standards, policies and procedures.
  • Contributes as a member of a program team, providing a senior level of transportation planning expertise, identifying and recommending action on planning and project risks and opportunities, based on analysis of transport data, trends, and issues.  Alerts Manager to critical issues.
  • Collaborates with leaders and professionals across the organization, with a view to optimizing planning services and project outcomes.
  • Develops and manages relationships with stakeholders to understand needs, keeping them informed and resolving issues.  Provides senior technical support and advice to municipal/provincial working teams and advisory committees.
  • Oversees contractors and consultants, providing work direction and monitoring contract compliance.
  • Provides technical guidance to other planning professionals, including involvement in development and performance management.


Qualifications

Education and Experience:


The competencies for this position are acquired through a Master’s degree in Planning, Engineering or a related discipline, plus four (4) years’ experience providing an advanced level of expertise and leading projects in an agency specializing in planning or transportation,


Other Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of transportation planning
  • Sound knowledge of plans, products, roles and responsibilities of government agencies, NGOs and associations.
  • Sound Leadership skills to provide a senior level of technical guidance and expertise to other transportation planning professionals and to lead projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to identify and assess impact of transportation planning and project-related risks and opportunities in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to develop and deliver reports and presentations.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to build trust by consulting with others and applying a team approach and negotiation skills as they pertain to contracts.
  • Sound decision making skills to make recommendations/resolve transportation planning and project-related issues, and conflict resolution skills to mitigate and minimize project risks and issues.

Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week

Salary

Grade: 05

Salary starting at $74,416 per annum

Other Information

This position is specifically related to Translink’s Public Art Program, within the Facility Design Group, and the successful candidate will be involved all aspects of planning, delivering and project close out of various public art initiatives on our transit system.

The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in project/program coordinator and be knowledgeable about contemporary art, familiar with the theory, principles, practices and procedures of art programs and is passionate about improving the customer experience on our transit network.

A background in public art, fine arts, arts project management / coordination or art conservation, through previous work experience, formal education or a combination of both, is an asset but not mandatory for the role.

Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

How to Apply

INSTRUCTIONS:  Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

Please go to http://www.translink.ca/careers to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

Application Deadline: Until filled

TransLink is committed to employment equity.

 

 

Ontario

CityPositionOrganization
Kingston, ON
Civic Collection Technician
City of Kingston
Deadline:
February 5, 2019
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Description

 

Job Title: Civic Collection Technician
Department: Cultural Services
Bargaining Unit: CUPE
Job Type: Full Time
Hours of Work: 35 hrs/wk
Salary: $25.30 - $30.95/Hour
Closing Date: February 5, 2019


Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

The Civic Collection Technician oversees the civic collection owned by the City of Kingston that is housed at City Hall, the two civic museums (MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and Pump House Steam Museum), at venues throughout the City and at several off-site storage locations. Responsibilities include oversight of collection registration and cataloguing, conservation, research, collection storage and the overall day-to-day handling of museum objects, artifacts and works of art.

The Civic Collection Technician reports to the Manager of Cultural Heritage and works as part of the team to support collections development, acquisition and de-accessioning processes, exhibition design and installation and artifact loans. This position is also expected to manage contracted projects such as artifact conservation and helps to oversee seasonal and/or contract staff, including students, interns and volunteers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for the day-to-day care of the civic collection, including accessioning, cataloguing, handling, preserving, installing, transporting, storing artifacts, and maintaining artifact records according to accepted museum principles.

Maintain an electronic database for the civic collection. The City is currently migrating its records to Proficio by Re:discovery Software Inc.

Support the development and administration of policies and procedures related to acquisitions, insurance, tax receipts, de-accessions as well as artifact research, documentation and photography, loans, conservation, and exhibitions connected to the collection.

Track budgets allocated for collections supplies, conservation, and collections storage.

Design, organize, manage and monitor conservation projects, including securing and maintaining a roster of qualified conservators, preparing requests for proposals, designing/writing project specifications, securing and analyzing quotes, monitoring project progress and evaluating the final results.

Organize, maintain and monitor artifacts and the artifact storage areas both on-site and off-site and ensure all artifacts are properly catalogued and stored in an appropriate, stable and secure environment.

Perform simple conservation treatments on artifacts when necessary and appropriate.

Work with the Curatorial and broader Heritage teams to respond to public and institutional inquiries regarding donations, loans and artifact care.

Assist with artifact preparation, installation, and documentation for exhibitions at City Hall and the two civic museums and other display areas as required. Prepare artifacts for loans to other institutions.

Manage, maintain, analyse and improve environmental data logging and statistics at City Hall, the two civic museums and off-site storage locations.

Manage and maintain the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system for all locations housing the city’s civic collections.

Maintain a Disaster Plan and Conservation Policy in accordance with provincial and federal standards.

Supervise seasonal staff, including the preparation of grant applications, recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling and monitoring.

Oversee other contract staff working on artifact related projects.

Support the Heritage Assets Working Group when artifact accessions and de-accessions are being presented for consideration.

Provide support to other City departments regarding artifact-related matters.

Comply with health and safety policy and procedures at all times.

Prepare reports as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

  • 3 year diploma in Applied Museum Studies or related field
  • Two (2) years’ museum experience - including collections cataloguing, accessioning and de-accessioning of complex collections across multiple sites.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office as well as data entry and database management.
  • Experience working with museum collections management software – ideal candidate will have experience with Proficio Collections Management Software.
  • Experience in environmental and pest management.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation and have a valid driver’s license.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of museological practices, including museum registration and cataloguing, collection management techniques, conservation, artifact interpretation, display, and research.
  • Possess general knowledge of the subject areas relevant to Kingston municipal government, the two civic museums (MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and PumpHouse Museum) and Kingston City Hall National Historic Site as well as public art and monuments.
  • Possess knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHMIS and health & safety practices (including handling of chemicals used in conservation treatments).
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic, team oriented environment.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of museum/collection related practices and processes.
  • Demonstrate sound understanding of proper handling of artifacts.
  • Comfortable using hand tools and other materials associated with site interpretation and program delivery.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, research and evaluation skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Strong attention to detail skills combined with mental/visual alertness.
  • Able to perform the essential duties of the job including lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, using a ladder and using hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to communicate in French or other languages considered an asset.
  • Occasional exposure to heat, cold, humidity and the outdoors.
  • Required to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record check at own expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Kingston, ON
Cultural Heritage Assistant
City of Kingston
Deadline:
January 25, 2019
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Description

 

OPENING STATEMENT

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Cultural Heritage Assistant works with the Manager, Cultural Heritage to develop, implement and promote initiatives that build public understanding of cultural heritage within a Kingston context. This includes a combination of programs and projects designed to engage residents, visitors and other targeted audiences across various platforms that position Kingston as a “museum without walls”. The Cultural Heritage Assistant is based out of the Heritage Resource Centre and helps to respond to public inquires and research-related requests, where appropriate. The position supports programs and projects initiated by Cultural Sevices and/or Planning, Building and Licensing through the Heritage Resource Centre and also supports programs and projects related to Kingston City Hall National Historic Site, the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and the Pump House Steam Museum as well as out in the community in collaboration with internal and external partners as required.
 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the daily opperations of the Heritage Resource Centre (HRC), including public inquires related to commemorations and heritage permit applications.
  • Provide support for the HRC volunteers.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and promotion of programs and projects related to cultural heritage that link to the mandates of the HRC, Cultural Services and Planning, Building and Licensing.
  • Plan public workshops and speakers series on various Built and Cultural heritage topics, including the booking of meeting spaces, the coordination of amenities, and related tasks.
  • Provide support to and coordination of volunteers for City Hall tours.
  • Provide support with other Cultural Services programs at City Hall.
  • Assist the City’s Heritage Planners with preparation of heritage permit applications and reports, as may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES

  • 3 year degree/diploma in history, museum studies, or related field
  • 1 year demonstrated experience in customer service, audience development and/or museum support
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office
  • General knowledge of subject areas relevant to cultural heritage (tangible, intangible and natural)
  • Experience working with and scheduling volunteers an asset
  • Experience with heritage planning and knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act as asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with planning procedures and processes as asset.


SKILLS, ABILITIES, WORK DEMANDS

  • Ability to be innovative and promote cultural heritage
  • Strong problem solving, research and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic, team oriented environment
  • Excellent people skills and well developed oral and written communication skills
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and attention to detailFrench or other languages considered an asset
  • Must have own transportation and a valid "G" class driver’s licence
  • Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector, at candidates’ expense

 

CLOSING STATEMENT

Please apply to Internal Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/MyCareer. Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Job Title: Cultural Heritage Assistant

Department: Cultural Services

Bargaining Unit: CUPE

Job Type: Temporary Part Time

Length of Time: Up to 2 Years

Hours of Work: 35 hrs/wk

Salary: $25.30 - $30.95/Hour

Closing Date: January 25, 2019