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British Columbia

West Vancouver, BC
Community Arts Supervisor
District of West Vancouver
March 27, 2017
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The District of West Vancouver is seeking a permanent full-time Community Arts Supervisor to join our Parks, Culture & Community Services Division. This position will be responsible for liaising with and providing professional support to community organizations and individuals interested in the visual arts, as well as overseeing exhibitions and arts programming at the Ferry Building Gallery.


  • Plan and implement an annual series of visual arts exhibits and programs for the Ferry Building Gallery;
  • Develop, implement, market, supervise and evaluate visual arts activities and programs, as well as assigned special events and projects;
  • Represent the municipality as an arts information resource by facilitating and/or participating in the development of visual arts programs and services amongst diverse interest groups through meetings, workshops, presentations, media exposure and education;
  • Lead and instruct various arts programs and activities;
  • Plan, assign, supervise and review the work of a group of staff, students, and volunteers engaged in visual arts programs;
  • Develop and oversee a program budget for the assigned activity areas in accordance with the municipal standards and procedures while coordinating fundraising and sponsorship efforts to support arts exhibits and programming;
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties including liaising with District staff for the day to day maintenance and operation of the Ferry Building, and;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


The preferred candidate will possess: excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; the ability to exercise considerable independent judgment, initiative, tact, and diplomacy; thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, philosophy, budgeting, marketing, and objectives of public visual arts exhibitions, galleries, programs and services; and knowledge of staff and volunteer management principles and practices.

The successful candidate has a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia; an arts degree or diploma including or supplemented by courses in related disciplines, plus sound related experience in art history, exhibition preparation, volunteer management, fundraising, educational program development and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate is required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.

*This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on Westnet.


$31.82-$37.48 per hour (2016 rates)

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Chilliwack, BC
Community Coordinator (Permanent Part-Time)
City of Chilliwack
April 7, 2017
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If you want to work for a forward-thinking, creative employer, then this opportunity is for you! The City of Chilliwack takes great pride in its focus on providing excellent service to its citizens and we are looking for a like-minded candidate to join our team in this critical role in the Recreation and Culture Department.

As a member of the amazing Recreation and Culture team, you are a customer-oriented individual with a high “can-do” attitude. You will work with the team in establishing the leisure needs and interests in the community in particular acting as a facilitator in assisting groups and organizations in the delivery of their events and programs.

For this dynamic position, you must have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with a high understanding of the requirements necessary to successfully implement programs and special events. You will be required to review, coordinate and support the Neighbourhood Grant Program. You are also a team player with a proactive and innovative attitude.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package for this unionized position, as well as a great work environment that prides itself on employee satisfaction.

Your qualifications include:
  • A valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, internal and external agencies
  • Must be able to work flexible working hours with some hours occurring in the evening or on the weekend
  • Outstanding customer service skills with the ability to remain courteous, tactful and diplomatic in dealing with the public; and coworkers.
  • Maintaining excellence in the quality of service and high degree of accuracy in work.

Salary: $26.96-$31.72 per hour (2017 Rates)

Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 

If this job is a good fit for you, apply at and upload your fully detailed resume and cover letter in PDF format.
Burnaby, BC
Coordinator Production and Operations
City of Burnaby



This is specialized supervisory and technical work in coordinating the provision of a wide range of theatrical and stage services for a variety of clients utilizing the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and coordinating janitorial and building maintenance for Shadbolt Centre, and heritage properties on site. An incumbent of this class supervises directly and through subordinate staff the work of technical, non-technical and janitorial staff, coordinates staff and users in pre-production planning for each production/event, and is involved with the preparation and monitoring of specified operating budgets and planning and designing technical systems. The incumbent provides expertise in such areas as lighting, sound, electrical, set development as well as participating on occasion in the operation of varied equipment related to such areas. The incumbent exercises considerable independence of judgement and action within established policies and guidelines, discussing significant budget and policy matters with a superior. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of a diploma in a field related to the work plus sound related stage management and facility operation and maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and administration of a Municipal theatre complex; of the policies, codes and regulations governing theatrical and facility operations as well as hazards and safety precautions related to same; of technical stage requirements for a variety of theatrical productions, shows and presentations; of plumbing, HVAC, electrical and elevator systems. Ability to consult with, advise and assist performing arts groups regarding the technical aspects of their productions and to plan and coordinate provision of technical services; to plan, assign, supervise and check the work of subordinates; to train and participate in the hiring and evaluation of the work of subordinates; to coordinate the design, purchase and installation of technical systems; to prepare and monitor the theatre and facility operating budgets; to identify major building maintenance problems, to propose corrective action and upon approval, coordinate facility repairs or renovations; and to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts.

$4,914 – 5,116 – 5,333 – 5,555 - 5,786/month (Pay Grade 22)

Regular Full Time

70 hours bi-weekly

Subject to Note ‘T’ of Schedule ‘B’ of the Inside Agreement


Apply online at         

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a criminal record search.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

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



Kitchener, ON
Director, Cultural Services
Region of Waterloo
March 28, 2017
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Director, Cultural Services

Length:  Full-Time

Department/Division:  Planning, Development & Legislative Services/Cultural Services

Hours of Work:  35 hours per week

Union:  Management/Management Support

Salary/Wage:  $116,571.00 – $145,709.20 per annum

Location:  Administration Headquarter, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener

Closing Date:  March 28, 2017


Description of Duties:

Directs the strategic planning, external coordination and delivery of museums, culture, heritage planning, and library services to residents, cultural organizations, and staff.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Leadership, communication, and human relations skills to direct, develop, motivate, and support staff in developing and achieving objectives; lead innovation and promote new ideas to senior management and Council; mediate and resolve complaints from the public; present studies, reports, and professional papers, using political tact and diplomacy; respond to the media; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Knowledge of project management; planning processes; strategic and corporate planning; policy and program development; budgets, and cultural facilities operations, normally acquired through a Master's Degree in Planning, Library Management, Museum Studies, or equivalent professional degree, plus significant, progressively responsible management experience.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, relevant legislation (Heritage Act, Planning Act), codes, and regulations (particularly health and safety).
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct operation of the Division, including building strong, cohesive, well-functioning teams. Ability to build alignment and commitment within and across areas to achieve mutual goals. Political acuity and strategic thinking skills to influence and positively impact decisions, obtain resources and approvals, considering stakeholders. Ability to be flexible and collaborative in working with local cultural organizations, volunteer groups, tourism, area municipalities, and arts funders to achieve mutual objectives.
  • Ability to direct programs that ensure staff deliver public services that demonstrate the Region’s values.
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.


Orillia, ON
Cultural Events Coordinator (Contract)
City of Orillia
March 31, 2017
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Reporting to the Manager of Culture, the City of Orillia has an opening for a contract position of Cultural Event Coordinator in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.



  • Support the coordination and execution of City-organized cultural events.
  • Act as a single point of contact for festival and event organizers, work with other departments, regulatory bodies, funders and suppliers to support the maintenance and growth of local festivals and events.
  • Research and solicit funding opportunities including grants, sponsorships an donations.
  • Provide guidance to community groups and private sector organizations in the planning, organizing and recruiting of festivals and events within the city.
  • Establish clear and consistent guidelines for the hosting of festivals and events within the City through consultation with various levels of government and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop marketing and communication plans, prepare news releases, correspondence and promotional material.
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers as required for the successful operation of City-organized cultural events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Two year degree or diploma in Event Planning or Management, Recreation and Leisure, or related field.
  • Courses in event management, community development and public relations an asset.
  • One to two years working experience and a proven track record in event management. Municipal experience an asset.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, coaching, time management, strategic planning and management skills. Strong presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Strong computer skills and using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, email and the internet.
  • Valid Ontario Class "G" driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle.


The salary range for this position is Category 3 of the Salary Grid for Exempt staff, $51,538 - $62,644 (January 2016 rates). An acceptable Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this position. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume in (MS Word format) confidence by March, 31, 2017 at noon:


Lori Botlon, CHRL

Director of Human Resources

City of Orillia

50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300

Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Fax (705) 325-5904


Download the job posting PDF here.

Guelph, ON
Program Manager, Development and Marketing
City of Guelph
April 2, 2017
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Resumes are being accepted for the full time position of Program Manager, Development and Marketing within the Culture, Tourism and Community Investment Division, River Run Centre.  Reporting to the Manager, Theatre and Civic Events, the successful candidate will create and implement strategy of the Development and Marketing program for River Run Centre and other Civic events, secure new and retain existing Sponsors, secure new and existing grant opportunities for the department, provide functional oversight to the marketing and development team and grow strong relationships within the community. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, you will support the Community Vision – to be the City that makes a difference.


Development / Sponsorship

  • Create, lead and maintain sponsorship and development program for the River Run Centre and professional programming season.
  • Work closely with existing sponsors, fostering strong relationships and create unique ways to show recognition.
  • Ensure detailed and accurate agreements with all corporate sponsors and donors; ensuring open and transparent collection of funds.
  • Attend and cultivate sponsor recognition events, interact with sponsors on performance or recognition nights; ensure financial responsibility for events without limiting recognition.
  • Create and implement strategy for new opportunities for sponsorship and development for the River Run Centre, Civic Events and other facilities or events.
  • Prepare and submit all grant applications for River Run Centre, maintain relationships with granting bodies, complete all necessary reporting with detail and on time.
  • Marketing
  • Design, develop and oversee marketing and promotions for the River Run Centre and professional programming season.
  • Develop creative programs for a strong social media campaign to support professional programming season.
  • Direct and monitor style guide; align to corporate program, maintaining a high quality of visuals and accuracy of information in all marketing and development material, website and media.
  • Design and implement ways to increase ticket sales, offering options for last minute boosts in sales or audience attendance.
  • Support other Special Events for marketing and event management, as required.
  • Work with Manager to reach targets and budget, reporting on variances.


  • Functional oversight to Marketing and Development team at the River Run Centre; along with any part time staff and contract workers.
  • Provide feedback to the Manager on training and staff development.
  • Direct and design community outreach and client relationships, follow through on partnership opportunities, create programs or polices, as required.
  • Support the other Supervisors, as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a post-secondary program in a related discipline and considerable experience in Development and Marketing in a Culture environment. Candidates with an equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrates detailed Marketing experience, with a proven track record of success of selling performances and events.
  • Demonstrates success in obtaining grants from all levels of government and corporate sponsorships from all levels of business.
  • Demonstrates success identifying and maintaining sponsorship and donor programs, showing creativity and strong relationships in a cultural or not for profit environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage many tasks in a fast paced customer service environment and be readily acceptable to changing work priorities at any time.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to multi task.
  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of the needs of the performing arts/entertainment sector, corporations, community groups and other potential clients.
  • Excellent customer service skills with sound judgment and decision making skills; ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and general public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Special event management (and logistics) experience an asset.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).


Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, April 2, 2017.

To access the online application system, please visit the job posting listed on and click on the “Apply for this job” icon. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

SALARY: $71,657.81 - $89,572.26




Toronto, ON
Administrative Assistant, Artscape Launchpad
March 31, 2017
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Candidats qui préfèrent recevoir cette poste en version française sont invités à contacter .

Reporting to the Managing Director, Artscape Launchpad the Administrative Assistant provides administrative, logistics and operational support for Artscape Launchpad's various activities and programs. The Administrative Assistant will work with Managing Director to ensure smooth running of the various programs and activities taking place for Artscape Launchpad, as well as provide the necessary administrative support to a growing Launchpad team.

This is a time flex role where the incumbent will be required to work weekends and evenings for a 37.5 hour work week. The Administrative Assistant will work closely with program staff in providing logistics support to ensure their activities run smoothly, that Artscape Launchpad participants are provided with the necessary class and/or workshop materials in advance and that the registration process runs efficiently.

Opening in 2018, Artscape Launchpad will be a 30,000 square foot creative and cultural sector entrepreneurship working, training and creative production centre in Toronto. This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the development and expansion of this groundbreaking cultural sector project in Toronto and Southern Ontario. You can read more about Artscape Launchpad at


  • Coordinates activities taking place in various locations across the GTA and southern Ontario, including attending and managing preparation of registration, technical set-up and other related activities
  • Attends meetings, takes notes and ensures follow-up on tasks arising from meetings
  • Provides administrative support on special events in coordination with program staff
  • Compiles information for Artscape Launchpad initiatives, including program, industry, network and marketing initiatives
  • Supports marketing staff on administrative tasks, including expense reports
  • Supports Artscape Launchpad staff as required and in coordination with the Managing Director


  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Able to work with tight deadlines
  • Good relationship management and communication skills
  • Experience in maintaining databases and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and Salesforce
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and coordinate multiple projects concurrently as well as respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated passion for arts , culture and community building
  • Preferably has an Arts Administration background
  • Has a strong desire to work in a start-up environment where all team members contribute to the success of Artscape Launchpad
  • Bilingualism preferred (English and French)


Before you apply, we encourage you to read Vision 2017, Artscape’s 5 year strategic plan through this year and Momentum 2016, Artscape’s annual report:  


Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM

Please respond with:

  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position
  • Your salary expectations
  • A resume
  • Specify where/how you found out about the opportunity

Please note: Submissions must include all requirements listed above, including your salary expectations. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email and should be forwarded to:
Attention: Human Resources
Suite 224, 171 East Liberty Street
Toronto, ON M6K 3P6
(please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Artscape is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Artscape.

About Artscape:
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. Our work involves clustering creative people together in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts and cultural community and advance multiple public policy objectives, private development interests, community and neighbourhood aspirations and philanthropic missions.