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JOB OPPORTUNITY – EDUCATION OFFICER

Terms: Full-time permanent
Start date: Early 2019
Salary level: Commensurate with experience
Language of work: English (bilingualism an asset)

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada's leading contemporary art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Located thirty minutes from Toronto, Oakville Galleries reaches communities in Oakville, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently seeking an engaged and forward-thinking Education Officer to add to our vibrant team.

Reporting to the Director/Curator, the Education Officer will develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate a range of educational and engagement initiatives for children, youth, and a variety of targeted audiences. These include school programs, art classes and camps, and Oakville Galleries' broad range of community programs and partnerships. Creating diverse points of entry for public interface with the Galleries, this position operates pivotally within the organization's creative team.

General responsibilities and functions
The Education Officer will:

  • manage the design, delivery and evaluation of the Galleries' full suite of educational programs;
  • oversee the development of targeted community projects, partnerships and outreach initiatives in collaboration with a variety of local stakeholders;
  • research, establish and maintain a network of program partners and participants, including parents, school boards, community agencies, and funders;
  • develop outreach and promotional strategies for all educational and community programs;
  • hire, train and supervise a team of animateurs, art instructors and volunteers to support program delivery;
  • manage all educational program schedules and budgets;
  • contribute to broader audience development efforts at Oakville Galleries.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate has:

  • an established commitment to contemporary art education;
  • a minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • post-secondary education in a related field;
  • a demonstrated interest in programming for children and youth;
  • a proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other colleagues at all levels of operation.

A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Oakville Galleries is committed to employment equity and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent in Word or PDF format to jobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Application deadline: 21 December 2018



JOB OPPORTUNITY – MANAGER OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

Terms: Full-time permanent
Start date: Early 2019
Salary level: Commensurate with experience
Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada's leading contemporary art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Located thirty minutes from Toronto, Oakville Galleries reaches communities in Oakville, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently seeking a motivated and highly organized Manager of Special Projects to add to our vibrant team.

Working closely with the Director/Curator and Oakville Galleries' Fundraising Committee, the Manager of Special Projects coordinates and implements a range of strategies to increase private, corporate and foundation support of the Galleries' operations and programs. This includes oversight of special events, partner and patron relationship management and fostering a protean approach to resource development. As Oakville Galleries prepares to implement a transformational strategic plan in the coming years, the Manager of Special Projects will play an essential role in the organization's administrative team.

General responsibilities and functions
The Manager of Special Projects will:

  • develop and implement strategies to identify, solicit, secure and steward increased support for the Galleries through individual, corporate and foundation partnerships, including developing partnership proposals and creating cases for support;
  • plan and execute the Galleries' program of development events, including major annual initiatives, patron events and other special programs;
  • foster and maintain excellent relationships with current and prospective donors, partners and sponsors;
  • oversee the Galleries' membership and individual giving programs;
  • track existing and prospective support through the Galleries' CRM database;
  • manage all development department schedules and budgets;
  • contribute to broader strategic initiatives at Oakville Galleries.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate has:

  • a minimum of two years of relevant development or event-planning experience;
  • post-secondary education in a related field;
  • a working knowledge of fundraising principles, practices and CRA guidelines;
  • a proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • excellent interpersonal and independent analytical skills;
  • superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other colleagues at all levels of operation.

A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Oakville Galleries is committed to employment equity and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent in Word or PDF format to jobs@oakvillegalleries.com.

Application deadline: 21 December 2018



ABOUT OAKVILLE GALLERIES

Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum located 30 km west of Toronto. Housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is one of Canada's leading art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Tuesday to Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
120 Navy Street, Oakville
Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Admission is free.

For more information about Oakville Galleries, please visit www.oakvillegalleries.com.

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