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Special Event Server - Casual

Job Title: Special Events Server
Supervisor: Special Events Coordinator
Status: Occasional Part Time

About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe, and the surrounding area. Our mission is to engage and enrich the immediate and larger community by providing innovative and relevant visual arts programming. The MacLaren Art Centre houses a significant collection of artworks held in trust for the public and presents a year-round program of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. The MacLaren offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence.

Description
The MacLaren Art Centre is looking for Special Event Servers for our busy upcoming 2024 wedding season. Event Season generally runs from May- October, with the bulk of our bookings on Friday/ Saturday nights after 4 pm. We do not host events on long weekends. This job is ideal for someone who already has another part-time or full-time job, looking to generate extra income.

Duration
Casual

Rate of pay
$16.55 per hour, plus gratuity.

Duties:
• Provides friendly and courteous customer service
• Operates the POS system, and takes payment in cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard and
Amex
• Clear and clean glassware
• Remove waste and recycling
• Restock the bar, and notify coordinator when supplies are running low
• Assists with set up and tear down of special events (chairs, tables, etc.)
• Meets all Health Inspection Criteria
• Learn to operate the chair lift system
• Holds a valid Smart Serve Certificate, and adheres to Alcohol and Gaming serving
regulation as well as MacLaren Art Centre house policies
• Attends to other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Proven experience in the food service industry
• Experience in a fast-paced work setting an asset
• Smart Serve Certified
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with volunteers, suppliers,
and gallery staff
• Proven organizational skills and multi-tasking skills
• An energetic self-starter
• Able to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Great attention to detail
• A competent and approachable communicator
• Must thrive on working in a dynamic environment
• Must be able to lift 15kg

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer, committed to serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a cover letter and resume in confidence to
Allison Dobney, Events Coordinator
eventservices@maclarenart.com

VanGo Artist Studio Assistant

Position Title: VanGo Artist Studio Assistant
Job Title: Casual Contract Position
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Salary: $20/hour

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a practicing visual artist to work on behalf of the Gallery delivering in-person and/or virtual programs to children as part of the “MacLaren VanGo Program” in schools throughout Simcoe County. The main area of responsibility for the VanGo Artist Studio Assistant is to work alongside the VanGo Artist Instructor providing assistance in the effective delivery of VanGo studio programs to children enrolled in elementary schools. The Artist Studio Assistant position will begin in September and continue for the 2024/25 academic year, assisting in the delivery of VanGo programmes to students enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 8. In this capacity, the Artist Studio Assistant functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre as well as this innovative outreach program.

Qualifications

  • Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent experience
  • Some experience teaching, or working with children
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • Some experience with remote teaching and related technologies
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to function as a team player and to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • A valid driver’s license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Working knowledge of another language, particularly French or Indigenous Languages is an asset
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum in the Visual Arts is an asset
  • First Aid Certification is an asset

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.
This is a casual contract position for the 2024/25 academic year starting on Monday, September 3 through to Friday, June 26, 2025. The VanGo Artist Studio Assistant is expected to be available to work based on VanGo program bookings, as scheduled, and assigned.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a cover letter, current resumé and portfolio of five (5) artworks in confidence to
Christina Mancuso
Education Officer
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
or email to: christina@maclarenart.com

About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre (MAC) is a free public art gallery located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. With over 4,000 works of contemporary and modern Canadian art in the permanent collection, the gallery serves an immediate community of approximately 300,000 people across Barrie and Simcoe County. We approach our work with a regional responsibility, responding to issues that matter in our immediate community within the broader context of the provincial and national visual art and cultural framework. We offer a variety of modern and contemporary exhibitions that focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of regional, provincial and national significance. Our goal is to provide the community with an exciting and relevant range of art exhibitions, tours, lectures, and art programs that inspire curiosity, creativity, and interest in the visual arts.

Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor

Position Title: Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Job Type: Casual Contract Position
Salary: $25/hour

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a practicing visual artist to work on behalf of the Gallery delivering in-person and/or virtual programmes in English and French to children in schools throughout Simcoe County as part of the “MacLaren VanGo Program”. The main area of responsibility for the Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor is to work alongside the VanGo Studio Assistant in the effective delivery of VanGo programs to children enrolled in elementary schools. The Artist Instructor position will begin in September and continue for the 2024/25 academic year, assisting in the delivery of VanGo programs to students enrolled in kindergarten to Grade 8. In this capacity, the Artist Instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre as well as this innovative outreach program.

Qualifications

  • Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent experience
  • Fluent French speaker able to deliver VanGo programs in French
  • At least one year in-class teaching experience with children
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum in the Visual Arts
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • Experience with remote teaching and related technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to function as a team player and to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • A valid driver’s license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening
  • First Aid Certification

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.

This is a casual contract position for the 2024/25 academic year starting on Monday, September 3 through to Friday, June 26, 2025. The Bilingual Artist Instructor is expected to be available to work based on VanGo program bookings, as scheduled, and assigned.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a cover letter, current resumé and portfolio of five (5) artworks in confidence to:
Christina Mancuso, Education Officer
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
Email to: christina@maclarenart.com

About the MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Housed in an award-winning building, the Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,400 artworks and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. As a cornerstone of culture for the region, the MacLaren is a central meeting place for residents, a destination for visitors from across the province and a catalyst for downtown revitalization.

Indigenous Visual Art Instructor

Position Title: Indigenous Visual Art Instructor
Job Type: Casual Contract Position
Location:
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Salary: $25/hour

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks an Indigenous practicing visual artist to work on behalf of the Gallery delivering in-person and/or virtual programs to students as part of the “MacLaren VanGo Program” in schools throughout Simcoe County. The main area of responsibility for the artist instructor is to provide the effective delivery of Indigenous-based VanGo studio programs to students enrolled in elementary and/or secondary schools in the region. In this capacity, the Indigenous artist instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre, as well as this innovative outreach program.

Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous culture in Simcoe County and Canada
  • BFA candidate or college-level diploma in the Visual Arts
  • At least one year in-class teaching experience with children
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum in the Visual Arts
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to function as a team player and to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • A valid driver’s license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • A current criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Experience working within an Indigenous community is an asset
  • First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Ability to teach programs in French is an asset

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.

This is a casual contract position for the 2024/25 academic year starting on Monday, September 3 through to Friday, June 26, 2025. The Indigenous Artist Instructor is expected to be available to work based on VanGo program bookings, as scheduled, and assigned.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a cover letter, current resumé and portfolio of five (5) artworks in confidence to:
Christina Mancuso, Education Officer
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
Email to: christina@maclarenart.com

About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre (MAC) is a free public art gallery located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. With over 4,000 works of contemporary and modern Canadian art in the permanent collection, the gallery serves an immediate community of approximately 300,000 people across Barrie and Simcoe County. We approach our work with a regional responsibility, responding to issues that matter in our immediate community within the broader context of the provincial and national visual art and cultural framework. We offer a variety of modern and contemporary exhibitions that focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of regional, provincial and national significance. Our goal is to provide the community with an exciting and relevant range of art exhibitions, tours, lectures and art programs that inspire curiosity, creativity, and interest in the visual arts.