The City of St. Catharines is seeking applications for a full-time contract position of Culture Coordinator for 6 - 12 months, with the possibility of extension, in the Cultural Services office of the Community, Recreation and Culture Services Department.
The Cultural Services office is responsible for the management of the Civic Art Collection; delivery of a public art program; delivery of cultural grant programs; the St. Catharines Arts Awards program; cultural sector capacity-building initiatives; support for two committees of City Council and ad hoc Task Forces; and the implementation, review and revision of three culture-related plans and policies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and oversee the implementation of special projects related to cultural service delivery within the community as prioritized through the City’s Culture Plan and Departmental priorities including identifying grant opportunities, applying for funding, administering funds, and reporting on the projects.
- Provide support and outreach to the culture community in St. Catharines. Identify and maintain a strong working relationship with the culture community. Cultivate mutually beneficial relationships within the community to benefit the growth of the cultural sector.
- Coordinate communications related to communicating the activities, value and diversity of cultural offerings in the community, including but not limited to promotions, marketing and publications, social media, website marketing, newsletters, e-blasts, etc.
- Develop and oversee all aspects of the Culture Days program including stakeholder outreach, volunteer management, promotion, and reporting.
- In collaboration with management, assist in the preparation and administration of the detailed Department budget.
- Develop and oversee a volunteer program within the Cultural Services section including the identification of volunteer opportunities; maintaining a volunteer database; ensuring the adequate training of volunteers; on-going recruitment of volunteers; and ensuring the smooth integration of volunteers into the organization.
- Provide administrative and program support to the departmental committees, as required.
- Provide direction and guidance to volunteers and student staff members as required, including providing orientation, coaching and on-going training.
- Ensure volunteers and student staff members adhere to Corporate Policy and Procedures.
- Assist in the development of relevant policies and procedures and their implementation.
- Provide excellent customer service; respond to needs of all customers and staff as required.
- Monitor and maintain a safe work area.
- Perform other similar and related duties as required.
- Graduate of a post-graduate Arts, Heritage or Cultural Studies program in a recognized post-secondary institution, or equivalent education and experience.
- Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in a supervisory position within a cultural organization. Experience working within the arts sector in a community development capacity.
- A background in visual art, art history, with knowledge of public art, exhibitions, curatorial practice and collections management considered an asset.
- Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays.
- A demonstrated commitment to developing and enhancing a safety culture.
- Valid Ontario Driver’s License, Class “G”, with access to a vehicle.
- The ability to work in a team environment and to function effectively with minimal supervision.
- Professional, proven customer service, strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills.
- Demonstrated time management skills and ability to multi-task within a dynamic environment.
- Strong sense of public service and cooperation and well-developed abilities to deal with the public and citizens’ groups.
- Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software programs.
Exempt Pay Group 1 – Minimum $42,965 annually; Maximum $53,706 annually (2022 rates)
Expected Work Location: Old Courthouse (downtown St Catharines)
Hours of Work: Currently Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30pm
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION FOR APPROXIMATELY SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS
Applications will be accepted online at www.stcatharines.ca/jobs. Applications received any other way will not be accepted.
Please note that the City of St. Catharines has implemented a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy and requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates are required to provide proof of full vaccination or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption on a form issued from and approved by the City of St. Catharines prior to the date of hire.
The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.