City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.
Job Title: Temporary Cultural Development Coordinator Posting Number: 001952
Department: Community Services Department Branch: Recreation & Culture Services
Location: Arts Resource Centre
Posting Start Date: 2018/09/11 Posting End Date: 2018/09/23
Employment Group: CUPE 251 Salary Grade: 08, $33.16 - $36.83
Standard Weekly Hours of Work: 36.25 Shift Work Required: Yes
This position is temporary and is required for up to one year.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Cultural Development and Programming, the Cultural Development Coordinator provides and fulfills responsibilities of the unit relating to the enhancement and development of cultural initiatives found in the Cultural Plan. This position supports the Culture-related activities of the branch including stakeholder relations, developing the cultural sector, creating and executing communication strategies, and overseeing the public art program. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).
Duties include coordinating, implementing and delivering services, programs, events and projects related to Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan; supporting Activities of the Cultural Leadership Council; supporting the development of policies and procedures to support arts, culture and heritage; supporting the research, completion and submission of grant applications and funding opportunities to support Cultural Development; coordinating Cultural Resources database; coordinating communication tactics; coordinating the City’s Public Art Policy and Program; coordinating Human Resources (e.g. recruiting, hires, training, schedules); assisting in developing and monitoring budgets; and performing other related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills normally associated with the completion of Four Year University degree in Cultural Studies, Cultural Planning, Art History, Arts Administration, Heritage, History, Public Administration, Economic /Cultural Development or related field plus four years of progressive work experience in the Arts, Culture and Heritage field in a municipal or government setting, or have an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge of policies, issues and trends related to cultural planning, arts, culture and heritage development and best practices.
Knowledge of municipal government practices and procedures.
Training and Skills in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Community
Development, Cultural Planning, Volunteer Management, Public Relations and Leadership are strong assets.
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with volunteers, the general public and staff.
Established skills and experience using PC equipment, related software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite) and social media and web applications.
Ability to work independently and possess personal qualities of tact, diplomacy and patience.
Ability to work irregular shifts, including evenings and week-ends.
Possession and maintenance of a valid unrestricted Ontario Driver's Licence, minimum Class "G". Use of own vehicle is required.
Possession of current First Aid and CPR or the ability to obtain.
Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.
We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.
City of Oshawa employees need to apply through the intranet (iConnect) in order to be considered as an internal candidate. All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.