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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 and gift shop.

Current Opportunities

 

Development Officer

Position Title: Development Officer
Location: Barrie
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000 p/y + Benefits
Application Deadline: August 14, 2022 (or until filled)
Start Date: ASAP

About

The MacLaren Art Centre is a free public art gallery located in downtown Barrie, Ontario. With over 4,000 works of Canadian art in the permanent collection, and with the support of a keen volunteer team, the gallery serves an immediate community of 450,000 people across Simcoe County. We approach our work with a regional responsibility and an appreciation for the national sensibility; 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 contemporary and modern exhibitions that focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of national and regional significance. Our goal is to provide the community with an exciting range of art exhibitions, tours, lectures and art programs that inspire curiosity, creativity, and interest in the visual arts while building a vibrant and healthy community.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director/Curator, this position will lead and manage a comprehensive fundraising and development program designed to raise the profile of the gallery and contribute to the long-term growth and viability of the organization. The position is responsible to achieve the MacLaren’s short and long-term fundraising goals including major gifts, corporate partnerships and sponsorships while establishing and implementing a development and fundraising strategy that increases awareness, engagement, and support for all gallery functions.

With a focus on building relationships, the position is a proactive networker and fundraiser. The position actively works with and supports key volunteers, Board of Directors, gallery members, key stakeholders, and staff in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, members, partners, and sponsors. Responsible to research, develop, manage, and implement high-impact initiatives and events that inspire meaningful engagement and long-term connection to the MacLaren Art Centre.

The position will make meaningful contributions to all aspects of the gallery’s life including artistic and strategic planning, budgeting, and team collaboration, and acts as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre at all levels of public engagement.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or certification in Fundraising, Development, Public Relations, and/or Community Engagement, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Eight (8) years’ progressive experience leading and executing major fundraising programs in relevant non-profit and cultural sectors.  
  • Has a passion for the visual arts.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to meet fundraising goals. 
  • Ability to steward, cultivate, and sustain multiple stakeholders and philanthropic relationships. 
  • Experience leading, motivating and coordinating volunteers, individuals, and teams.  
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and reporting communication skills and capacities. 
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to work responsibilities. 
  • Proven ability to remain current on all job-related technologies and best practices. 
  • Flexible and embraces change, diverse points of view, and creative problem solving.  
  • Adaptability, strong interpersonal skills, and a good sense of humour. 
  • Believes the visitor experience is paramount.  
  • Understands their role as a key community builder.
  • Successful vulnerability sector screening as required.

This role is based in Barrie. The candidate must be able to work on site, however a hybrid work model will be considered.

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Resumes and cover letters will be received via email at lisa@maclarenart.com no later than 11:59 p.m. August 14, 2022. Subject line Development Officer.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Visitor Services / Reception

Position Title: Visitor Services / Reception
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
Job Type: Part Time
Language Preferred: English
Salary: Based on experience
Application Deadline: Ongoing / Until filled

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Visitor Services / Reception position plays a key role in overall visitor experience. They are responsible to create a welcoming and hospitable environment for visitors. This position will make meaningful contributions to all aspects of the gallery’s life and acts as an ambassador for the MacLaren Art Centre at all levels of public engagement.

  • Provides up to date information to the public on exhibitions, activities, special events and programs.
  • Supports gallery events, programs, and activities as required.
  • Assists with gallery opening and closing as required.
  • Monitors gallery security camera screen.
  • Gathers visitor statistics; general typing, and keyboarding as required.
  • Takes registration for art classes, bus trips and other programs.
  • Processes gallery memberships.
  • Receives payment for art classes and programs and issues general receipts.
  • Balances the cash register at the end of each day.
  • Works closely with colleagues to maintain a respectful, collegial, and enjoyable work environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Secondary school diploma.
  • One-year relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and reporting communication skills and capacities.
  • Proven ability with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Has a passion for the visual arts.
  • Proven ability to remain current on all job-related technologies and best practices.
  • An energetic desire to work with colleagues, artists, volunteers, interns, and community members to create something extraordinary.
  • Believes the visitor experience is paramount.
  • Flexible and embraces change, diverse points of view, and creative problem solving.
  • Adaptability, strong interpersonal skills, and a good sense of humour.

Resumes and cover letters will be received via email at maclaren@maclarenart.com. Subject line Visitor Services / Reception Position. We thank all candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The MacLaren Art Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. The MacLaren follows all local, provincial, and federal Covid-19 mandated requirements. Until further notice, all employees are required to wear masks while at work, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

About the MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is a free public art gallery located in downtown Barrie, Ontario. With over 4,000 works of Canadian art in the permanent collection, and with the support of a keen volunteer team, the gallery serves an immediate community of 450,000 people across Simcoe County. We approach our work with a regional responsibility and an appreciation for the national sensibility; 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 historical and contemporary exhibitions that focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of national and regional significance. Our goal is to provide the community with an exciting 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: $25hour

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 Programme”. The main area of responsibility for the Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor is to work alongside the Artist Teaching Assistant in the effective delivery of VanGo studio programmes to children enrolled in elementary schools. The Artist Instructor position will begin in September and continue for the 2022/23 academic year, assisting in the delivery of VanGo programmes 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 programme.

Qualifications

  • Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent experience
  • Fluent French speaker able to deliver programming in French
  • At least one year teaching experience with children, particularly ages 6 to 11 years
  • Sound understanding of contemporary visual art and artistic practices
  • 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

Assets

  • Experience with remote teaching and related technologies
  • First Aid Certification

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on July 18, 2022. Please send a cover letter, current resumé and portfolio of five (5) artworks via email to:

Christina Mancuso
Education Officer
MacLaren Art Centre
christina@maclarenart.com

This is a casual contract position for the 2022/2023 academic year. The Artist Instructor is expected to be available to work weekdays up to twenty-four (24) hours per week, as agreed and scheduled.

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.

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.

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 programmes to children as part of the “MacLaren VanGo Programme” 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 programmes to children enrolled in elementary schools. The Artist Studio Assistant position will begin in September and continue for the 2022/23 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 programme.

Qualifications

  • Practicing visual artist with a BFA, college-level arts diploma, or equivalent life experience
  • Experience teaching, or working with children
  • 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
  • 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

Assets

  • Experience with remote teaching and related technologies
  • Working knowledge of another language, particularly French or Indigenous Languages
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Curriculum in the Visual Arts

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on June 18, 2022. Please send a cover letter, current resumé and portfolio of five (5) artworks via email to:

Christina Mancuso
Education Officer
MacLaren Art Centre
christina@maclarenart.com

This is a casual contract position for the 2022/2023 academic year. The VanGo Artist Studio Assistant is expected to be available to work weekdays up to twenty-four (24) hours per week, as agreed and scheduled.

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.

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.