History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.
Organize, plan, schedule and implement arts and heritage in the community that includes workshops, performances, and events in conjunction with City museums, the Grand Theatre, recreation programs, summer camps and community partners;
Lead a multidisciplinary arts team; provide initial training to arts team members in a program delivery and leadership skills, and provides ongoing on-site supervision of team activity;
Act as a liaison between summer staff, schools, educators, artists, community, and city staff to coordinate spaces, equipment and activities to ensure that expected outcomes are met for program delivery;
Plan and monitor assigned budget for programming which includes expenses for artist’s fees, program supplies, and related expenses;
Responsible for and evaluate on-site projects by photo-documenting project and using established evaluation methodologies & complete program reports;
Other duties as assigned.
Post-secondary education in Community Arts, Cultural Management, Community Development, Museum Studies, Arts Education, or a related field;
3 years demonstrated experience in education and public programming in school or community setting;
Experience scheduling and coordinating student staff and volunteers;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Ability to work independently, and in a dynamic, team oriented environment;
Demonstrated experience in innovative arts and heritage program delivery and evaluation;
Ability to take action and maximize opportunities and minimize problems;
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with diverse populations including ethno-cultural, visible minority immigrant and aboriginal communities, homeless, youth at risk GBLT;
Knowledge and understanding of current programs and policies in community development, youth engagement, and community arts education;
Must possess creativity, enthusiasm and attention to detail;
French or other languages considered an asset;
Must have and maintain a valid “G” class drivers’ licence and access to own transportation;
Must have and maintain a satisfactory “Criminal Reference Check” at own expense;
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.