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Application deadline: May 23, 2018 at 5 PM
Humber Galleries, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
20 hours per week, 12 month term (June 2018 to May 2019), possibility of extension
Hourly wage range: $21.21 - $28.28/hour

Humber Galleries seeks an Operations Coordinator to professionalize and perform effective operational procedures which represent best practices within Humber College and public art galleries.

With a focus on finances, the Operations Coordinator will identify and resolve issues critical to Humber Galleries’ strategic and operational success. They will be responsible for strengthening overall smooth operations of Humber Galleries as a department of Humber College and as an organization with galleries in two Etobicoke locations. The successful candidate will set up gallery finance systems and navigate Humber’s financial processes effectively. They will support staff administration including staff meetings, training, and hiring processes. They will address problems from beginning to end and report back on progress.

As such, the role requires a combination of well-honed financial experience and administrative ability as well as fundamental Human Resources skills. Working under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the Curator, Alissa Firth-Eagland, the Operations Coordinator will contribute to Humber Galleries’ finances, operations, and staff administration in the following ways:


  • Liaise with Curator Alissa Firth-Eagland to design and implement financial procedures
  • Participate in business meetings on behalf of Humber Galleries
  • Improve budget design, tracking, and reporting systems
  • Process and pay invoices
  • Perform forecasting, deposits, journal voucher requests, and budget transfers
  • Adhere to procurement and purchasing policies and procedures
  • Produce budget reports
  • Liaise with Humber Finance, Accounts Payable, and Purchasing


  • Recommend changes to improve operations and implement approved changes
  • Address and respond to urgent matters at L Space and North Space
  • Lead the development, administration, and maintenance of databases, gallery files, and archives
  • Oversee administration of two offices (North and Lakeshore) to ensure the physical spaces are kept tidy, organized, and in functional working order
  • Track inventory and order supplies
  • Assist with the gathering, analysis, and sharing of statistical information and data
  • Assist with occasional gallery monitoring
  • Manage space bookings
  • Perform other duties as required

Staff Administration

  • Prepare staff meeting agendas, take meeting notes, follow through on post-meeting actions
  • Book travel and assist with expense claims
  • Monitor departmental adherence to Humber College safety protocols
  • Track and coordinate staff training with Health and Safety (AODA, Ladder, WHMIS, etc.)
  • Participate in Health and Safety meetings as required
  • Assist with hiring processes, draft staff contracts
  • Schedule Work Study shifts


  • A post‐secondary certificate in Business Administration, Administrative Services, Office Administration, or Finance is required. An equivalent combination of experience and education in Arts and Cultural Management/Administration will also be considered
  • 3 years of experience in operations and finances required, preferably in the culture industry
  • Strong aptitude for finances, strategic business sense, and proven capacity for discretion
  • Outstanding analytical capability and the ability to synthesize findings
  • Solid understanding of strategic operations within the arts and culture industry
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Superior MS Office and data modelling skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a postsecondary educational environment is an asset

Hours: 20 hours per week. Applicants must be willing and able to work on location at Humber College’s two campuses (North and Lakeshore) 3 days/week.

In order to be considered, applications must include a letter of interest and a resume. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Submit applications online at

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals from equity seeking groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Recruitment Coordinators will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.


Humber Galleries are part of the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Humber’s polytechnic model is the “third way” between the university and the trade college; it blends the creation of new knowledge and the solving of real world problems. Because we are located within a polytechnic environment, Humber Galleries is a space where contemporary art and polytechnic learning come together and influence each other. Humber’s core values of creativity, innovation, problem-solving, adaptability, and collaboration guide our mandate. Our two physical spaces are accessible sites of social, political, educational, philosophical, and quantitative inquiry: North Space (North Campus) and L Space (Lakeshore Campus). We are an active collaborator in the social and educational fabric of Humber College, our neighbourhood, and the contemporary art discipline.






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