Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Company Website: http://www.arts.on.ca/
Reports to: Board of Directors
Director of Communications, Director of Finance & Direct Reports to: Administration, Director of Granting, Director of Human Resources, Director of Research, Policy & Evaluation, Executive Coordinator
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Since its establishment in 1963, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the creation, production and development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians; this is based on the essential role of the arts in the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario.
OAC is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. On behalf of the people of Ontario, OAC invests in professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations through the provision of grants and services under four funding streams: creating and presenting; building audiences and markets; engaging communities and schools; and developing careers and arts services. The range of disciplines that OAC funds includes: dance, literature, media arts, multi and inter-arts, music, theatre and visual arts.
OAC is led by a Chair and 11 members of the Board of Directors who come from communities throughout the province. They are appointed by the Government of Ontario for a three-year term and may be reappointed for one additional term. OAC’s Board is responsible for approving OAC’s budgets, setting policies and, through the CEO, overseeing the organization’s operations.
In 2017-2018, OAC received 11,466 funding applications, and invested in 2,294 individual artists and 1,474 organizations in 231 communities throughout Ontario. A total of $58.7 million was awarded in grants, from an overall operating budget of $65 million.
Ontario Arts Council (OAC) seeks a dynamic, strategic and tactical arts administrator to lead and manage the organization in the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As such, you will head Ontario’s primary agency dedicated to investing in, stimulating and developing the province’s vital artists and arts organizations. The CEO directs and administers all OAC programs and operations and supervises a 65-person professional and support staff, most whom are unionized under AMAPCEO.
You will lead government relations, represent OAC, and advocate for the public value of the arts. This public service mission brings with it the opportunity for considerable impact in Ontario’s arts sector and, through it, significant economic benefit and improvement to the quality of life for the people of Ontario.
- Responsible for leading the strategic planning process and the successful implementation of the strategic plan, taking into account long-term direction of the Board and government priorities.
- Recommends to, and implements policies established by, the Board and ensures OAC’s funds and resources are invested wisely, fairly, and with integrity and honesty on behalf of the government and the people of Ontario.
- Identifies, assesses and informs the Chair and Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization, and of the implementation of Board policy directions and OAC operations; provides the Chair and Board with advice and assistance in meeting their responsibilities and fosters effective relationships between the Board, CEO and staff.
- Ensures the efficient and cost-effective administration of OAC operations through reporting Directors, including all facets of granting, communications, finance and administration, human resources, and research and policy development.
- Responsible for leading, guiding, managing and modeling wise, fair and equitable practices for all OAC staff, in accordance with best practices and standards, the Arts Council Act, and the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006; serves as Ethics Executive for OAC staff.
- Determines required human resources; develops organizational structures and reporting relationships; recruits, selects, manages, coaches and mentors senior staff; and maintains and assesses the effectiveness of the organization in meeting OAC’s goals.
- Responsible for management of financial resources, including annual budget preparation and regular financial and risk management reports for approval by the board; establishes priorities and allocates budgets for each department and activity.
- Accountable for the quality of all granting programs and oversees the fair and efficient granting functions of OAC through the indirect supervision of program staff and oversight of policy papers, presentations and recommendations made to the Board.
- Serves as the principal contact with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; keeps the Deputy Minister advised of issues or events, including contentious matters, that concern the Ministry, Minister, Deputy Minister, in the exercise of their respective responsibilities; ensures effective administration and accountability for public funds and presents OAC annual business plan and annual report to the Ministry.
- Fosters open communications between the CEO’s office, granting staff and the arts community, to discuss issues and opportunities affecting Ontario’s professional artists and arts organizations, and the arts community’s relationship with OAC and the government.
- Builds and maintains effective communication and relationships with other Ontario government agencies, arts-related umbrella organizations, provincial, national and international arts funders, and the media.
- Develops and maintains close connection and regular communication with the arts community and other stakeholders to foster and enhance OAC's relationship and profile with the arts sector and beyond.
- Represents OAC at relevant events and activities, promotes the value of the arts in Ontario and ensures OAC's programs and services reflect the current trends, priorities, and concerns of this diverse arts ecology.
- A proven track record of leadership in a senior role within an arts/cultural or related public sector institution of similar scope, with a high level of policy planning skills, political acuity, as well as budgeting and financial management skills.
- An astute leader with political savvy and a drive and dedication toward a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction, including an awareness of specific problems and current issues and opportunities facing Ontario’s diverse arts community, artists and arts organizations, and in Canada and internationally.
- Excellent administrative, business, management, problem-solving and issues management skills in order to ensure that a high level of service is provided for applicants and the government, to respond to the administrative needs of the OAC, and to promote and achieve OAC objectives.
- Demonstrated competency in adaptability, flexibility, responsiveness, ethical leadership, creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, and sensitivity.
- Thorough knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation, policies, procedures and programs for the arts, in order to respond to the problems and changing needs of the arts and culture sector; politically astute, able to work effectively and pro-actively with Government.
- Advanced level of public relations and communication abilities to effectively gain cooperation and buy-in of others; with credibility within the arts sector.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for the arts in Ontario, with an appreciation of the cultural, artistic and economic environment of Ontario and its regions.
- Sound judgment and excellent conceptual and analytical skills; relationship-builder with a strong, established and growing network who can manage large numbers of stakeholders with a variety of different skill sets and working styles.
- Commitment to consultation and consensus-building, balanced with the ability to act decisively in a highly professional 360-degree manner; able to understand the complex nature of management and leadership in a multi-stakeholder arts agency.
- Able to manage, monitor and deliver on numerous short-term projects and long-term issues simultaneously, while maintaining superior attention to detail; able to adjust style in response to ever-changing priorities and opportunities; strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
- Culturally aligned with OAC’s values of diversity, equity, excellence, innovation, social responsibility, impact, relevance and financial sustainability.
- Cross-cultural awareness and knowledge to work effectively in a diverse workplace and build relationships with diverse communities.
- Ability to communicate in English at the highest level is crucial; knowledge of French is a strong asset.
- Strong interpersonal skills, in order to be comfortable and effective in working with OAC’s internal and external constituencies: Board of Directors, professional and support staff, related government bodies, the corporate and foundation communities, major arts supporters and volunteers, and the many diverse arts communities with whom OAC works.
- Engenders confidence and trust from the arts community, staff, Board and Ministry.
- Highly articulate, with exceptional team-building skills.
- A passion for arts and culture.
- High professional standards and integrity, with an acute attention to detail.
- A practical, calm, and creative problem solver and strategic thinker, who can react nimbly to the unexpected and be flexible in their decision-making.
- Ability to work well under pressure, independently or as part of a team.
- Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.
- Active listener, with a collegial management approach.
A competitive, experienced-based compensation package will be offered, complete with healthcare benefits and a pension plan.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé by end of day on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 to:
The Ontario Arts Council is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. Accommodation will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact
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.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:59 pm, EST
Please quote competition # COM-44-19 in your application.
For more information visit www.thunderbay.ca/jobs.
ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:
- Any certificates that have photo identification
- Driver’s licences
- Police records checks
Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.
ACCOMMODATION: Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Manager Community & Cultural Development, is responsible for efficient and effective delivery of cultural development and related initiatives in accordance with the Inspire Thunder Bay Culture Plan for managing the Public Art Program, and the efficient and effective delivery of Division events and festivals.
- Participates as a member of the Section’s service delivery team to carry out the goals and objectives of the Section and Division.
- Responsible for effective and efficient implementation and sustainability of the Council-adopted Inspire Thunder Bay Culture Plan and ongoing cultural development in the community with internal and external stakeholders.
- Responsible for effective and efficient special event and project management including concept development, planning, site management delivery and evaluation of festival and event related programs.
- Responsible for Public Art program and project management including concept development, planning, artist selection processes and contracts, safety, site management and evaluation.
- Administers the Cultural Stream of the Community, Youth & Cultural Funding Program, including funding application review and recommendation processes, presentation to Council, service agreements, monitoring and evaluation.
- Assesses program staffing needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments and organizational structure, participates in recruitment processes and makes effective hiring decisions.
- Supervises program staff including staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, discipline and termination decisions.
- Supervises and participates in the set-up, delivery and take-down of events including using a City vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle as required.
- Develops, monitors and enforces related policies, procedures, by-laws and regulations.
- Prepares and administers operating and capital budgets and seeks alternative funding sources, including sponsorships and grants.
- Prepares reports and business cases; organizes and carries out research and benchmarking; and provides recommendations.
- Prepares and monitors service provider selection processes and contracts.
- Liaises with community leaders and groups, service providers and staff in the Corporation and other organizations; maintains a high standard of public relations at all times; establishes partnerships with local agencies and organizations and advisory committees involved in program-related activities.
- Identifies opportunities for cultural development, partnerships, and collaboration with City departments and outside agencies.
- Develops and monitors promotion strategies for program and local cultural sector, including web/social media and cultural portal; acts as spokesperson for unit initiatives in communication with other Corporate departments, private and public officials, media, and general public.
- Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
- Degree in a related discipline such as cultural planning, events management or arts administration along with minimum of three years of experience in working with community and cultural sectors, community development, project management, event management and delivery, programming, and administration or
- Diploma in a related discipline such as cultural planning, events management or arts administration along with five years’ experience in working with community and cultural sectors, community development, project management, event management and delivery, programming, and administration.
- Three to five years of previous supervisory experience
- Experience in marketing, volunteer management, financial, and contractor management.
- Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, with the ability to make presentations to a variety of audiences
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with Administration, Union executives, superiors, co-workers, employees, and the general public
- Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal/external customers
- Strong research, project/time management, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to function and contribute as an effective team member and to work independently
- Must be at an intermediate skill level in word processing and spreadsheet software
- Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Experience with SAP and InMagic software.
- Knowledge of social media marketing strategies, web editing and content management systems
- Knowledge of the functions of City departments, outside boards and local community groups.
- Knowledge of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector
- Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
- Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
- Knowledge of care and conservation of various types of art; knowledge of artistic styles and mediums
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be able to work irregular hours, and off -site as required
- Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
- May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
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Situated in picturesque Niagara, the Town of Lincoln is home to more than 50 of the region’s award-winning wineries, a diverse landscape, and a growing population. The unique environment encompasses Lake Ontario as well as the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment and is situated between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Steeped in history and home to one of the fastest growing municipalities, Lincoln is a place to grow, a place to prosper and a place to belong.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Cultural Development Coordinator will be responsible for the research, coordination, delivery, marketing and promotion of cultural development activities, projects and programs for the Town including the organization of various cultural sector development events in partnership with external organizations. This position oversees and supervises the day-to-day operational requirements of the Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre including staff and volunteers. In addition, this position is responsible for leading the implementation of cultural programs and projects fostering the growth of the Town as a cultural tourism destination and as a creative community.
The Successful Candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
- Post-secondary degree / diploma in Arts, Culture, Heritage, Business Communications, Tourism, Recreation or equivalency;
- Experience in community relations, corporate partnerships and cultural entities;
- Possession of the Ontario Museum Association Certificate would be an asset
- Minimum five (5) years related experience, preferably in a municipal setting;
- Experience leading in a supervisory capacity;
- Well developed project management and leadership skills;
- Excellent research and analytical skills to support policy development;
- Excellent communication and customer service skills;
- Ability to coordinate, plan, implement, evaluate and organize cultural programs for a wide variety of age groups and backgrounds;
- Demonstrated success with community engagement and outreach initiatives;
- Strong organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
- A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license.
In addition to a dynamic and progressive workplace, the salary range for this position (based on a 35-hour work week) is $67,175 – 75,606.
Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume by 4:30 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019 to:
- Online: https://lincoln.ca/career-application-form
- Email: noting the position in the subject line
This job description is available in alternative formats, or accessible communication supports, upon request.
We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information gathered is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection.