Program Coordinator

Website City of Kingston

Program Coordinator

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
**Pay rates are based on 2020 rates**

The Program Coordinator works with the Manager, Cultural Heritage to develop, implement and promote a range of programs, workshops and events that support public engagement and education. This includes working in conjunction with the various sites managed by the Cultural Services department—including the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, Pump House Steam Museum and Kingston City Hall—and out in the community in collaboration with internal and external partners as required. The Program Coordinator is responsible for delivering a variety of engagement and education opportunities that require working with staff, students, volunteers, subject specialists and community partners to deliver consistent, quality programming and lead community engagements that are informed by a combination of expertise and experience related to specialized fields like musems, galleries, historic sites, cultural and arts centres. The Program Coordinator should also possess excellent people skills, experience in public engagement and community development, knowledge of the the Ontario curriculum and be an advocate for public education and community engagement.

Community engagement and development support through cultural heritage programming and in collaboration with internal and external partners;

Program development, implementation and promotion to support the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, the Pump House Steam Museum and Kingston City Hall National Historic Site;

Liaise with colleagues, summer students, schools, educators, artists and the community to co-ordinate activities and resources to ensure the expected outcomes are met for program delivery;

Plan and monitor assigned budgets for programming that includes expenses for artist fees, programs supplies, and other related expenses;

Document and evaluate programs and outreach using established evaluation methodologies and complete reports as required;

Deliver educational tours, guided tours, demonstrations, workshops and public programming and assist with special events and exhibits;

Work with student staff and volunteers and provide training and guidance to ensure consistent, quality program delivery;

Other duties as assigned, including providing support for daily operations at the two City-owned museums and City Hall National Historic Site as needed.

Qualifications, Competencies
3 year degree in education, history, museum studies or related field;

Two (2) years progressive experience in delivering cultural and/or educational programming and community cultural engagement in schools and/or community settings;

Heritage, museum, customer service and audience development experience an asset;

Cultural development and community engagement experience an asset;

Experience scheduling and coordinating student staff and volunteers an asset.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
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 detail;

Ability to be innovative and to promote public education and community cultural engagement;

Strong problem solving, research and evaluation skills;

Knowledge of the Ontario curriculum as well as current programs and policies in community cultural development, community arts and youth engagement;

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with diverse populations, including ethno-cultural and Indigenous communities as well as underserved communities;

French 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 (CPIC), including vulnerable sector, at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
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.

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