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The MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,000 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie and the complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department. The MacLaren is open to the public seven days week, excluding statutory holidays.

The MacLaren Art Centre is currently seeking candidates for the positions listed below:

Senior Development Officer

Job Posting
Senior Development Officer
MacLaren ArtCentre, Barrie

About the MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLarenArtCentre is the regional public art gallery serving Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie, the Gallery has a Permanent Collection of over 4,300 artworks and presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, education activities and special events. As the cornerstone of culture for Barrie, the MacLaren is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province and a catalyst for downtown revitalization. The MacLarenArtCentre offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.

 About the Job
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Development Officer assumes the leadership role for the development, implementation, coordination and management of the fund development programmes for the MacLarenArtCentre, including corporate donations and sponsorship, individual giving and the annual campaign, foundation grants, membership, special fundraising events and other fundraising activities. The Senior Development Officer also aids in building a positive public profile for the Centre and assists with marketing and outreach strategies to build audiences, supporters and partnerships for programmes, events and services.

Qualifications

  • Relevant degree or diploma in fundraising as well as business administration, management, marketing, public administration and/or arts administration.
  • A minimum of five years full-time fundraising experience, preferably for non-profit cultural organizations
  • Knowledge of legal regulations governing fundraising practices as they relate to not-for-profit organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent human resource management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with superior attention to detail
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer literacy in all applicable software/applications
  • In-depth knowledge of the MacLaren community, corporate and individual
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday, April 8, 2019
This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week exclusive of breaks) offering a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, and a comprehensive benefit package after the initial three-month probation. The regular hours of work are Monday through Friday and other hours as scheduled including evenings and weekends.

The MacLarenArtCentre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal records check with vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence. The anticipated start date is June 3, 2019.

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to: Carolyn Bell Farrell, Executive Director, MacLarenArtCentre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or by email to: carolyn@maclarenart.com

Job Posting – Senior Development Officer

Programme Assistant - Summer Student Position

Job Posting (YCW)
Programme Assistant
Summer Student Position
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

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 significant permanent collection of contemporary 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. The MacLaren offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.

About the Job
The MacLaren Art Centre is seeking a summer student to assist with various tasks associated with the MacLaren’s education and public programmes. Working closely with the Education Officer, the Programme Assistant will aid in the interpretation of MacLaren exhibitions through the research, development and implementation of educational and public programmes with a specific focus on the 2019 summer/fall exhibitions including a solo show by Toronto artist Derek Sullivan, a group exhibition featuring regional artists exploring language and time, and recent work by Indigenous artist Michael Belmore. This position will include the development of interpretive tools for exhibitions, such as video interviews with the exhibiting artists, hands-on art activities for children and youth, and curriculum-based workshops for teachers and students. The summer student will also assist with tending the galleries, leading tours, assisting with programme needs and responding to visitor inquiries. In addition, the Programme Assistant will aid in the development, coordination and implementation of the MacLaren’s outreach programme, which offers hands-on art activities at public venues and festivals throughout Simcoe County. The position and duration are conditional on support from Young Canada Works.

Position: Programme Assistant
Duration: 15 weeks (maximum)
Rate of pay: $14.00/hour
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Wednesday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday; 9:45 am – 4:15 pm Saturday and Sunday

Suggested start date: May 15, 2019

Qualifications:
–  Must be a post-secondary student pursuing a degree/diploma in Fine Art Studio, Arts Education or Art History
–  Must maintain a high standard of professionalism
–  Must be personable, detail oriented and able to work as a team member
–  Must be able to lift up to 15 kg
–  Must arrange his/her own travel to and from the MacLaren Art Centre on a daily basis
–  Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

 YCW eligibility requirements:
–  Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note:Non-Canadian students holding –  temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible
–  Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
–  Must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
–  Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
–  Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW
–  Has been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job
–  Intends to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job

The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday, April 1, 2019

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer 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 records check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to: Christina Mancuso, Education Officer, MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or email to: christina@maclarenart.com

Job Posting – Programme Assistant

Exhibition Assistant - Summer Student Position

Job Posting (YCW)
Exhibition Assistant
Summer Student Position
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

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 significant permanent collection of contemporary 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. The MacLaren offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.

About the Job
The MacLaren Art Centre is seeking a summer student to assist with specific curatorial tasks, all of which directly support our exhibition programme. Working closely with the Curator, the student will assist with exhibition design and installation; prepare exhibition spaces; compile research materials for upcoming exhibitions; act as gallery attendant and engage with visitors by providing context and answering questions about the exhibitions; assist with interpretive materials to accompany the exhibitions including short educational videos of artists speaking about their work and works in the Permanent Collection; and other duties as assigned. All applicants must be registered with Young Canada Works (YCW) and meet all eligibility requirements for that programme. The position and duration are conditional on support from Young Canada Works.

Position: Exhibition Assistant
Duration: 15 weeks (maximum)
Rate of pay: $14.00/hour
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday 9:30 – 4:30 Sunday / 8:30 – 5:00 Tuesday / 10:00 to 7:00 Wednesday / 9:00 – 5:00 Monday and Thursday

Suggested start date: May 12, 2019

Qualifications:
–  Must be a post-secondary student studying visual art, art history, curatorial studies, or museum studies with experience in –  museum or art gallery environments
–  Must have knowledge of contemporary Canadian art; art-handling experience is an asset
–  Experience using audio-visual technology, specifically shooting, producing and editing videos, is also an asset
–  Must maintain a high standard of professionalism
–  Must be personable, detail oriented and able to work as a team member
–  Must be able to lift up to 15 kg
–  Must arrange his/her own travel to and from the MacLaren Art Centre on a daily basis

YCW eligibility requirements:
–  Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible
–  Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
–  Must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
–  Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
–  Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW
–  Has been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job
–  Intends to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job

The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday, April 1, 2019

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer 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 records check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to: Emily McKibbon, Curator, MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or email to: emily@maclarenart.com

Job Posting – Exhibitions Assistant

Artist Instructor

Job Posting:
Artist Instructor
Part-Time Contract Position
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

Reporting to the MacLaren Education Officer, the Artist Instructor is a practicing visual artist who works on behalf of the Gallery to deliver studio-based programmes (such as summer camps, art classes, PA days, Family Sunday workshop etc.) at the Gallery and outreach locations in the community. The main area of responsibility for the Artist Instructor is to teach children, youth and adults a variety of approaches to art making, employing a wide range of media while drawing inspiration from MacLaren exhibitions. In this capacity, the Artist Instructor functions as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre as well as these long-standing programmes.

Qualifications:

  • BFA degree or college-level diploma in the visual arts
  • At least one year in-class teaching experience with children, particularly ages 6 to 11 years
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to programming
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Punctuality, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • 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 is an asset
  • Ability to lead programmes in French is an asset

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This is a part-time contract position with hours as agreed and scheduled.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer 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 records check and vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence.

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae 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 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 work by contemporary Canadian artists 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. The MacLaren offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.

Gallery Café Assistant: Now hiring
The Gallery Café at the MacLarenArtCentre welcomes applications for Café Assistants to work in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment. The Gallery Café offers a variety of breakfast items, premium coffees and teas, and variety of healthy lunch options. The Café also provides catering for many of the events at the MacLaren, including meetings, lunches and dinners, opening receptions and donor events. In addition, the Café co-ordinates bar service for all events held at the gallery, including weddings and holiday parties.
Job Requirements:
Reporting to the Café Manager, this position involves learning the day-to-day operations of the Gallery Café. The position involves greeting and serving customers, filling their orders and handling cash. Constant cleaning and restocking of the Café is required. Menu knowledge, as well as learning to prepare entrees, will be taught. Successful candidates must complete a vulnerable sector screening and criminal records check.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Post-secondary training or equivalent experience in the food service industry
  • Experience in food preparation, operation of an espresso machine
  • Smart Serve certification
  • Bartending skills an asset
  • Experience handling cash
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Initiative, common sense and a good sense of humor
Gallery Café hours: 7 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Wednesdays open until 7 pm. Saturdays 7 am – 4pm and Sundays 10am – 4pm.
This is a permanent part-time position. Event hours available.
Pay: Minimum wage plus gratuities.
Please apply in person to the Gallery Café or email tania@maclarenart.com