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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

 

Administrative Assistant

Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Barrie
Job Type: Part Time
Language Preferred: English
Salary: Based on experience
Application Deadline: Until filled
Start Date: As soon as possible

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 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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Gallery Operations & Finance Manager, the Administrative Assistant position plays a key role in supporting the overall administrative, financial, and development functions of the gallery. As a back-up to Visitor Services, the position is responsible to create a welcoming and hospitable environment for visitors, members, donors and volunteers. This position will make meaningful contributions to all aspects of the gallery’s life and acts as an ambassador for the MAC at all levels of public engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary certificate (2 year minimum) in office administration, finance & accounting, or relevant combination of education and experience.
  • One-year relevant experience or combined education and experience.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and reporting communication skills and capacities.
  • Proven ability with Microsoft Office Suite, Quick Books and data base programs.
  • Attention to detail and strong data entry skills.
  • Experience handling cash and securities.
  • Proven ability to remain current on all job-related technologies and best practices.
  • Track record of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, often with competing priorities and conflicting timelines.
  • 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.

Resumes and cover letters will be received via email at maclaren@maclarenart.com no later than 11:59 p.m. March 20th, 2022. Subject line Administrative Assistant Position.

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.

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

Development Officer

Position Title: Development Officer
Department: Development & Engagement 
Immediate Supervisor:  Director/Curator
Location: Barrie
Job Type: Part Time – 21 hours per week, 10-month contract with possibility of extension. We value flexibility and work life balance for our team and are open to negotiating flexible work hours and location in consideration of the needs of the organization and position.
Salary: $33.00 p/hr
Application Deadline: May 29, 2022 (or until filled)
Start Date: June 20, 2022

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 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.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director/Curator, this position establishes and implements a development and fundraising strategy that increases awareness, engagement, and support for all gallery operations. This position will lead development and fundraising initiatives, raise the profile of the gallery, and contribute to long term growth and viability of the organization.

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 MAC at all levels of public engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Understands and clearly articulates the MacLaren Art Centre’s programs, history, and values to key stakeholders.
  • Establishes and implements a development and fundraising strategy that increases awareness, engagement, and revenues in support of all gallery operations.
  • Responsible to research, conceive, propose, and implement relevant fundraising events and activities.
  • Works collaboratively in the research, development, and delivery of a wide range of cultivation and stewardship initiatives to maximize philanthropic support and sponsorship.
  • Cultivates and enhances authentic relationships in the community and develops a portfolio of key donors, prospects, and development initiatives.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and businesses and corporations and key stakeholders. Implements creative recognition initiatives.
  • Develop and execute targeted donor outreach and communication plans.
  • Design and implement tools, collateral, and online campaigns to engage current and prospective donors.
  • Coordinate and organize on-going photo and video documentation that can be used in engaging funders and donors.
  • Responsible to manage all aspects of the development database.
  • Works closely with and motivates volunteers and key stakeholders to open doors and make connections.
  • Works closely with all departments on relevant cross-departmental projects, including artist engagement and other strategic partnerships for select collaborations and institutional relationships.
  • Builds meaningful relationships with diverse communities across the region and considers how audiences will be best served.
  • Working with the Marketing team, establishes and manages the strategy and timeline for mailings and communications that facilitate long term and progressive engagement.
  • Works closely with Marketing, the Artistic team, and the Administrative departments to develop, produce, and coordinate all development materials.
  • Working closely with the Marketing & Development team, research, review, develop, implement, and manage an integrated program that provides multiple levels of engagement, support, and appeals with an eye toward progressive engagement. Areas include but are not limited to:
    • Memberships
    • Sponsorships
    • Donors
    • Giving campaigns
    • Corporate Partnerships
    • Events
  • Researches, develops, and manages relevant budgets.
  • Identifies volunteer needs and works with the volunteer coordinator to develop relevant job descriptions, recruitment strategies, and training requirements.
  • Oversees and manages relevant volunteer teams.
  • Researches and writes grants and other funding opportunities.
  • Coordinates effectively with the Administrative Assistant to ensure processing of relevant receipts and other communications.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data to inform activities.
  • Works closely with colleagues to maintain a respectful, collegial, and enjoyable work environment.
  • Keeps current on all Gallery policies and procedures and adheres to gallery core behaviours & expectations.
  • This position stays informed of industry best practices and emerging issues and trends through research and building relationships with key industry colleagues and representatives.This describes the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all job duties. Other duties will be assigned as required.

Minimum Formal Education

Two-year post-secondary certification in Fundraising, Development, Public Relations, and/or Community Engagement, or a combination of relevant education and experience.

Minimum Experience

  • Two years relevant non-profit and cultural experience.
  • Has a passion for the visual arts.
  • Has a track record of building and sustaining philanthropic relationships.
  • Demonstrated capacity to meet fundraising goals.
  • Ability to steward, cultivate, and sustain multiple stakeholders.
  • Energized by working with people.
  • Experience leading, motivating and coordinating volunteers, individuals, and teams.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and reporting communication skills and capacities.
  • Demonstrated interest in remaining current on all trends and developments related to development, fundraising and community engagement, and community social and cultural trends within the non-profit and gallery/museum sector.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task a range of projects at different stages of development with demonstrated project coordination, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Proficient in data base applications.
  • Creative thinking and an innovative approach to work responsibilities.
  • 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.  

Other Requirements

  • Successful vulnerability sector screening as required.
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license, regular drivers abstract, and access to a vehicle.

How to Apply

Resumes and cover letters will be received via email at maclaren@maclarenart.com no later than 11:59 p.m. May 29, 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.

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.

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

Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor

Bilingual VanGo Artist Instructor
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
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 June 13, 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

VanGo Artist Studio Assistant
Casual Contract Position
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 13, 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.