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British Columbia

CityPositionOrganization
Vernon, BC
Executive Director
Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

Description


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be charged with the responsibility for ongoing management of the Performing Arts Centre in conjunction with the Artistic Director.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will be those who can demonstrate knowledge and ability in the field of arts facility management. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, along with successful experience working with boards or committees, funders, governmental agencies and community stakeholders, are qualities essential for this position.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience managing operating and capital budgets in excess of $800,000 dollars per year; proven success with fund development, including grant writing and establishing and maintaining relationships with donors and sponsors. The candidate is expected to build and foster positive partnerships within the organization and with other cultural and community organizations.

Experience:

Also required is experience in successfully negotiating and managing contracts; hiring, training and supervising facility staff; event and facility scheduling; advertising and marketing activities, metrics and systems. An understanding of event ticketing and associated software systems will be an asset.

This 30 hour per week position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Sigrid-Ann Thors, President, care of quoting "VDPAC ED application" in the subject line.


Deadline: Until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted. 

Vancouver, BC
Assistant Director, Cultural Services
City of Vancouver
Deadline:
July 9, 2017
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Description


Reporting to the Managing Director, Cultural Services (MD), the Assistant Director, Cultural Services (AD) is a key member of the management team within the Cultural Services Division, overseeing operational and financial implementation of cultural policies, providing coverage support for the MD with a focus on efficiency, effectiveness and strategic planning to advance City’s role in creating opportunities for the development of a diverse range of cultural activities. This senior leadership position manages the development of, and community engagement for, cultural policies through planning, directing and overseeing identified aspects of Cultural Services operations, such as the Grants Program.

Working collaboratively with the MD, the AD is responsible for planning policy/program development, management and implementation; co-ordination and integration of internal/external projects and initiatives; supervision of staff to ensure program continuity and flexibility to meet emerging needs.  The AD will be involved in hiring, termination, coaching, evaluation, professional development, discipline, and representing the Employer in the grievance process. The position supports the MD for the overall efficient and sustainable operations of Cultural Services.

Cultural Services develops and manages arts and cultural support policy, grants and awards programs, participates in the City's planning processes to ensure art in the public realm and development of an array of cultural facilities.  The City collection of art and artifacts is valued at $245 million.

Key Contacts

As a member of Cultural Services’ Management Team, this position leads a diverse group of unionized  and non-unionized staff including support positions and senior level professionals.

The AD liaises considerably with external clients and agencies, including Council Advisory Committees, other levels of government, non-profit organizations and foundations, private sector community consultants and other relevant stakeholders to develop effective implementation of CS’s cultural policies. Other key contacts are senior leaders in  Community Services, including Vancouver Civic Theatres, and other City Departments such as Finance, Human Resources and Facilities. 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies, operating and project plans, standard operating procedures, targets and measures for business areas, including operations, facilities and IT
  • Provides strategic leadership and advice to Cultural Services with the objective of adding value and optimizing costs
  • Responsible for developing department budget based upon priorities for MD approval and a plan for monitoring and adhering to established budget
  • Oversees asset management of the City-owned and city owned and operated facilities
  • Responds to Corporate Reporting requirement – budgets, services plans, corporate plan goals, emergency management, labour management and Occupational Health and Safety etc.
  • Establishes and administers capital and operating budgets and ensures cost efficiencies, return on investment and risk management
  • Oversees Grant Program which distributes over $12 million in grants annually, ensuring processes and procedures are followed and that staff are collecting appropriate related data and statistics required by the business
  • Analyzes data, identifies trends, evaluates current processes and makes changes necessary to improve or enhance processes
  • Oversees various cultural projects, and collaborates on integrated cross-departmental solutions and initiatives
  • Works strategically with the Director of Operations to maintain knowledge of departmental finances, positions and staff metrics such as attendance and sick time.  Uses data for succession planning discussions.
  • Anticipates and analyzes trends in business and assesses the impact of emerging trends or upcoming needs in order to add value and increase revenues
  • Provides leadership to, and directly manages professionals including hiring, termination, discipline, performance, and attendance management.  Motivates, engages and directs staff, develops goals and identifies training and development needs for and with staff.
  • Provides leadership and management on all work involving contractors and consultants, such as reviewing service level agreements for conformance with all applicable standards, cost effectiveness, managing performance and deliverables
  • Represents MD at various Board and/or Committee Meetings, City Council, CMT as needed and provides departmental coverage as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Position Requirements/Education and Experience:

  • University graduation in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce or other related area is required.  A minimum of ten (10) years of related experience with at least five (5) years in senior management, experience managing in a unionized environment is a big asset
  • Working in a corporate, non-profit, or institutional environment at an intermediate or senior level, with increasing responsibility for complex budgets, business strategy and/or project and business planning-related work with demonstrated experience leading and managing staff
  • Demonstrated experience working in or with the government, non-profit sector, philanthropic foundation, social enterprise or other voluntary or community organizations on complex social, economic, or other issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make decisions and manage staff in a unionized environment with collective agreements
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a wide range of high-profile projects
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in financial planning, controls and policies and procedures
  • Strong business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in ways that is founded in good judgement and supports collaboration, problem solving and planning and to present solutions in clear and compelling terms
  • Superior written communication, verbal communication and presentation skills, as well as a high level of competency in office productivity tools and technology
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to concurrently manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • High level of proven project and business planning, business analysis, business case preparation/evaluation
  • Ability to work with and support the City’s Policy Councils/Advisory Board, various levels of government, non-profit organizations and other community stakeholders and professionally represent the City of Vancouver and Cultural Services.

Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Application Close:  July 9, 2017

The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  
 

Apply here.

Newfoundland and Labrador

CityPositionOrganization
St. John's, NL
Planner lll, Urban Design & Heritage
City of St. John's
Deadline:
June 30, 2017
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Description


The City of St. John's is accepting applications for the position of Planner III – Urban Design & Heritage, the primary focus of their work will pertain to urban design & heritage related matters.

Accountabilities

  1. Develops and/or works with consultants to develop the City’s Urban Design Guidelines and manages the ongoing interpretation and maintenance of the guidelines
  2. Provides leadership and coordination in identifying and developing policy and program needs related to urban design and the City’s built heritage and ensures the built heritage is protected and promoted
  3. Participates and leads public consultation with a variety of stakeholders and increases public awareness through design charrettes, information sessions and other means
  4. Advises developers on how proposals can be structured to meet the urban design guidelines and heritage area requirements
  5. Prepares drawings, sketches, computer models, photographs and other illustrations to support the urban design guidelines and heritage standards
  6. Provides information on buildings being considered for renovation and/or designation as heritage buildings and promotes public awareness of heritage buildings and street scapes
  7. Identifies buildings that may merit heritage designation, maintains the list of heritage buildings and administers the City’s Heritage Plaque program
  8. Conducts surveys and analysis on planning matters under the direction of the Chief Municipal Planner
  9. Compiles data and analyzes information, statistics, land-use and servicing information and formulates proposals and conclusions accordingly
  10. Reviews complex development applications and provides planning comments on same
  11. Prepares reports and provides advice on amendments to the St. John’s Municipal Plan, the St. John’s Development Regulations and other related documents
  12. Advises other City employees, developers and the public on zoning and other planning related matters
  13. Works with developers at conceptual stage to ensure proposals are in keeping with the intent of the Municipal Plan, the Open Space Master Plan, the Urban Design Guidelines, heritage guidelines and other guidance documents
  14. Acts as the City representative at public meetings and hearings related to development applications (after regular business hours as necessary).
  15. Acts as the Planning & Development Division representative at various committee meetings and prepares the agenda for the Heritage Advisory Committee
  16. Prepares and/or works with consultants to prepare development plans, neighbourhood plans and local area concept plans as required
  17. Assists the Chief Municipal Planner in the development of policy documents
  18. Assumes professional liability in accordance with his/her MCIP designation
  19. Carries out other duties as required.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Qualifications Education:

A degree in urban design/planning from an academic program recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners OR a degree in a related field.  Must be an accredited member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) or have an equivalent designation in a related field.


Experience:

A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in heritage planning and urban design, which includes development and/or application of Urban Design Guidelines and built heritage regulations. Related experience in a municipal setting is preferred. 


Other:

Must be an effective communicator who can build and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, developers and the public. The ability to make good decisions and meet tight deadlines under minimum supervision is also required. A working knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office, ArcGIS and MSGovern) and experience producing 3D graphics are definite assets. Use of personal vehicle is required for business purposes, and a valid class 5 driver’s licence with proof of business insurance must be provided at time of hire.

Hours of work:    

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (33.75 hours per week)   

Compensation: $48.13/Hour                 


Applicants for positions must be members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1289, or should be prepared to join the Union immediately upon appointment.                        


Please visit www.stjohns.ca/careers or click here to apply. We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on June 30, 2017.

 

Ontario

CityPositionOrganization
Brampton, ON
Manager, Culture
City of Brampton
Deadline:
July 6, 2017
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Description

 

The Manager, Culture, is a driven cultural management professional, skilled in bridging the gap between cultural practice and strategic planning. Critically minded and highly personable, they identify links and forge productive relationships to strengthen and advance cultural development. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cultural Services, the Manager, Culture, plans, connects and enables the conditions for culture to happen, while building capacity in the local cultural sector.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Cultural Planning

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Cultural Master Plan and other key cultural plans and policies
  • Actively research best practises and new directions in cultural management and its applications for economic vitality and social change
  • Participate on cross-departmental working teams to apply a cultural lens to municipal priorities and planning projects

2. Capacity Building

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the local cultural sector, including their strengths, needs, and challenges, and create programs and strategies to support the sector and build capacity 
3. Networking and Partnerships
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, public and private organizations, and other levels of government to strengthen and advance cultural development

4. Education

  • Manage the design and delivery of cultural education programs, to enrich the diverse audience engagement experience and enhance community cultural consciousness
5. Public Art
  • Oversee the continued development and implementation of the public art program, including the ongoing maintenance and curatorial management of the City’s public art collection
6. Film Services
  • Guide the promotion and provision of film industry services, including filming locations, permit issuance and other support services, and facilitating relations with the local community and businesses

7. Team Leadership

  • Participate as a key member of the Cultural Services management team
  • Lead and motivate the Culture team to deliver high-quality programs and services, that support the vision for Cultural Services and advance development of the cultural sector
  • Coach, mentor and train staff as required to meet service goals and objectives
  • Lead business improvement and change management initiatives within the unit as required to support the corporate strategic direction
8. Corporate Contribution
  • Prepare reports, presentations and other communications to support business needs
  • Attend City Council, leadership and other corporate meetings as required
  • Develop and manage the unit’s budget and participate in the divisional and corporate budget process
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, processes and legislation, where applicable

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Post-secondary degree in Cultural Management, Arts, Economic Development or related discipline
  • 5-7 years progressive experience in cultural administration, with a leadership or management position
  • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
  • Solid Customer Service and People Management skills
  • Solid Negotiation skills to negotiate with key stakeholders, vendors and consultants to ensure optimal resources are in place to meet project and operational deliverables
  • Solid Organizational skills; Detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize complex tasks with critical deadlines
  • Solid Analytical skills for complex problem solving
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software.

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

TO APPLY:

Please apply quoting the file number 102552 by July 6, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Toronto, ON
Indigenous Culture Fund Grants Facilitator
Ontario Arts Council
Deadline:
July 7, 2017
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Description

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations.

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced Indigenous arts and culture professional to manage the granting process for the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) *grants and to conduct associated community outreach and development to ensure awareness of the grants and the application process for all applicants, with a particular focus on southern Ontario.

*The ICF is being administered by the OAC on behalf of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ICF will be Ontario’s largest public fund dedicated to supporting a broad range of Indigenous community-based culture and way of life activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for applicant and community granting support, feedback and consultation; communicate ICF goals, priorities, principles and strategies to the community; provide information and advice to the community on Indigenous-specific programs and the process to apply
  • Guide the granting process, including review of applications, selection of assessors, conduct assessment meetings, prepare recommendations and grant reports, and communicate results
  • Plan, manage and administer program budgets, and provide financial analysis and grant recommendations
  • Supervise assigned program administrator(s) and, if applicable participate in the orientation, training and development of employees
  • Generate content required for the preparation of Ministry report.
  • Handle, in conjunction with the ICF Manager and OAC’s senior management, issues and concerns related to the granting process
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations, funders and partners to support ICF goals
  • Identify needs of Indigenous communities in support of arts and culture, provide input into related strategies and policies, and support the implementation of programs and services in response to those needs; engage in consultation, research and evaluation around the grant programs to determine continued relevance in regard to identified needs
  • Work closely with the ICF Community Engagement Developer to support community outreach and capacity building strategies and approaches to support awareness and success of ICF
  • Travel regularly to different regions in Ontario to build capacity, provide hands-on training on the granting process, with a focus on Southern Ontario
  • Attend events and gatherings, where appropriate, to increase awareness of ICF

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior role in an Indigenous arts and culture context
  • A post-secondary education in the arts, communications, or community engagement or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education related to the responsibilities is required
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Indigenous arts and culture, its trends and key issues in Ontario
  • Multidisciplinary arts knowledge and an existing network of individuals artists and arts organizations
  • Cross-cultural understanding and demonstrated experience in building interpersonal relationships with a diverse range of Indigenous groups and communities in Ontario
  • Knowledge of community development and experience in applying Indigenous, community and grassroots-based approaches to developing and establishing relationships
  • Grant application experience and knowledge of public funding systems
  • Experience facilitating group decision making processes
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English, with knowledge of Indigenous languages a definite asset
  • Proven expertise in financial management
  • Successful experience supervising and overseeing project plans and the workflow of staff
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and advanced use of technology and social media to generate community engagement and awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, and consultative skills
  • Sound judgement, initiative and flexibility
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional overtime and to travel throughout Ontario on a regular basis, as required
  • A valid driver’s license is a preferred requirement

Remuneration: $67,092 - $100,637

 

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. http://www.arts.on.ca/about-us/careers-at-oac
*please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered

 

Toronto, ON
Manager of Indigenous Culture Fund
Ontario Arts Council
Deadline:
July 7, 2017
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Description


Job Description

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC’s primary purpose is to award grants to professional artists and arts organizations. Manager of Indigenous Culture


Deadline date for submissions: July 7, 2017
Location: Toronto
Contract type: Regular full-time
Affiliation: Non-unionized
Remuneration: $80,518+

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires an experienced leader of Indigenous arts and culture to provide management and oversight of the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF)*, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

*The ICF is being administered by the OAC on behalf of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ICF will be Ontario’s largest public fund dedicated to supporting a broad range of Indigenous community-based culture and way of life activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction;
  • Manage ongoing relationships with Ministry and Indigenous stakeholders
  • Manage ICF deliverables and annual budget of $5 million, and develop critical paths and work-back plans to ensure timelines are met;
  • Responsible for the entire range of human resource and labour relations management of the ICF team of a minimum of 3 staff, as well as other staff as required. Includes hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, training and professional development, discipline and dismissal, as well as approval of expense claims, travel, training and development, and attendance;
  • Lead program design process and rationale for approach, and the development and implementation of tools and resources to ensure accessibility for applicants;
  • Manage development of program budget amounts, assessment processes, timelines, and program policies, application forms and guidelines;
  • Manage and develop high-level narrative for communications materials and reports;
  • Oversee outreach, engagement and communications strategies, activities, deliverables and timelines;
  • Attend meetings, conferences and events and represent ICF and OAC, as requested by MTCS;
  • Develop and deliver program evaluation and impact measures as required by OAC and MTCS; and
  • Work closely with the OAC department leads and other departments on the support required for ICF.


Key Selection Criteria/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a leadership capacity in an Indigenous arts and culture context
  • Extensive senior leadership experience in arts administration and arts funding
  • Grant application experience and knowledge of public funding systems
  • A post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, the arts, policy, or community engagement or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education related to the responsibilities is required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English, with knowledge of Indigenous languages a definite asset
  • Knowledge of community development and experience in applying Indigenous, community and grassroots based approaches to developing and establishing relationships
  • Cross-cultural understanding and demonstrated experience in building interpersonal relationships with a diverse range of Indigenous groups and communities in Ontario
  • Multidisciplinary arts knowledge and an existing network of individuals artists and arts organizations
  • Experience providing direction and leadership in the development, integration and implementation of outreach strategies, programs and initiatives
  • Very strong administrative and organizational sills
  • Successful experience managing staff and overseeing project plans
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience facilitating group decision making processes
  • Ability to work overtime on occasion and travel as required
  • A valid driver’s license is a preferred asset

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by 5 p.m. http://www.arts.on.ca/about-us/careers-at-oac
*please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered

Saskatchewan

CityPositionOrganization
Regina, SK
Community Consultant, Art & Cultural Heritage
City of Regina
Deadline:
June 16, 2017
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Description


Using a community development approach this position is responsible for leading community engagement activities; providing consulting services to a variety of stakeholders, partners and community-based organizations; managing key civic cultural assets (public art) and special projects; providing support in areas of cultural heritage (civic identity).

This position reports to the Coordinator, Cultural Development.

This position is casual for up to 1 year.

Closing Date:  June 16, 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at Careers.Regina.ca.