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HEAD OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Job Ref. # 15F08-ET
Number of vacancies: 1


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 20 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by practitioners of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media.
Currently an employment opportunity exists for a full time Head of Marketing & Communications. Reporting to the Director, this is a key position responsible for developing marketing and communication strategies and programs to meet organizational objectives to significantly increase engagement with The Power Plant as Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery and a recognised international centre of excellence as one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Develop branding and marketing strategies for The Power Plant and its programmes, products and services and oversee the implementation of these strategies, ensuring a high level of awareness of the brand values among stakeholder groups nationally and internationally;

• Develop communications strategies, including institutional and programme specific strategies, to ensure the gallery and its programmes are effectively communicated and promoted to diverse audiences and groups;

• Working in cooperation with the entire team, develops and implements new media strategies as a primary marketing tools, while maintaining and utilizing traditional print and electronic media campaigns;

• Project manage Development & Marketing publications, compile copy, negotiate advertising, coordinate print processes to ensure targets and deadlines are met. Research, write and produce communication and marketing support materials for each program, including ads, flyers, brochures, newsletters, etc. Distribute for comments and monitor implementation;

• Develop the website and other electronic communications and implement strategies to ensure targets are met;

• Develop and implement revenue generation strategies, specifically in the communications and marketing area, to maximize all revenue sources including earned revenue, ticket sales, wholesale and retail services, venue rentals and special events, corporate sponsorship, membership and individual giving, government and foundation grants. Ensure business plans are in place and coordinate their implementation. Prepare written evaluations, final reports and financial reconciliations;

• Develop and implement partner development marketing and communications strategies aimed at growing the social and cultural relevance of the gallery and advocacy and support for its programmes nationally and internationally;

• Manage recurrent sponsorship contracts, agreements and fulfillment plans. Establish and nurture positive relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, partners, donors and foundations;

• Develop and implement membership and events marketing strategies, to maximize membership and donor enrollment, sponsor and donor satisfaction and engagement with the Power Plant;

• Develops and manages the department budget. Reviews requisition for items and approves within budgetary guidelines. Develop and oversee Marketing and Communication strategies and plans for fundraising and membership events;

• Measures results and evaluates effectiveness of the marketing plan for each program and project upon completion, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis;

• Keeps current on marketing trends and tactics. Liaises with other departments and cultural organizations of a similar nature;

• Learns to use Tessitura database to obtain data for ticket sales analysis and develop information capture strategies;

• Plans, coordinates and evaluates the activities, programs and services of the department with other departments to ensure effective operations.

The ideal candidate will be a pragmatic organizer and team worker with an excellent knowledge of contemporary art and its milieu. He/She will be a post secondary graduate in an arts, marketing or communication programme with a minimum of 5 years’ related experience in the not-for-profit sector. Proven experience in sponsorship, customer service, communications and marketing in the cultural sector as well as experience with government and foundation granting procedures and individual giving and membership campaigns is a must. He/she must possess excellent writing and presentation skills, along with exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships as well as to persuade and negotiate. He/she must be an innovative and strategic thinker, highly motivated, organized and able to manage multiple priorities. Requires an understanding of not-for-profit cultural organizations, knowledge of print and web-based media. The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills and must be computer literate with excellent word processing skills and familiarity with accounting methods. Experience in a visual arts organization would be an asset.


Qualified applicants must apply by April 21, 2015

Please send your letter of intent, resume and the names of three references
quoting Job Ref. No. 15F08-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.




CURATOR

Full Time
Job Ref. # 15F05-ET
Number of vacancies: 1


The Power Plant Contemporary (TPP) Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted to the art of our time. Over the past years, its reputation for presenting exhibitions, commissions, catalogues, artists’ editions, and a wide range of engaging Education and Public Programs, as well as challenging special events, has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by practitioners of local, national and international stature, The Power Plant’s mission is to present and disseminate thought-provoking contemporary art in any and all media.

Currently an employment opportunity exists in TPP for a Curator. The Curator oversees all aspects of exhibition coordination, installation planning and monitors budgets. The Curator develops and implements selected gallery exhibitions, off-site projects and publications with the Director, and represents TPP in the community to enhance the profile and reputation of the gallery.

Reporting to the Director and Artistic Director, the Curator’s major responsibilities include:

•Working closely with the Director to research, develop and implement TPP’s curatorial program;
•Participating as directed in the development, preparation and production of temporary exhibitions of Canadian and international contemporary art;
•Undertaking scholarly research in all area of contemporary arts for exhibitions in order to propose and recommend exhibition projects and publications aligned with the current artistic vision of TPP;
•Negotiating with artists and lending institutions and supervising all aspects of installations;
•Establishing, fostering and maintaining contacts with artists, collectors, donors, sponsors, galleries, universities, as well as various organizations on the local and international scenes in the development of TPP’s exhibition program;
•Preparing and monitoring exhibition budgets and expenses, and managing and directing the work of subordinate staff;
•Reviewing and responding to exhibition proposals received on behalf of TPP;
•Working with the Curator of Education and Public Programs to plan and support outreach and education programs aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences;
•Contributing to exhibition texts used for media releases, newsletter, web and other sources;
•Preparing materials in support of applications for funding from consulates, foreign affairs departments, foundations, trusts, individuals, and private agencies in consultation with the Head of Development;
•As part of the management team, participating in business and strategic planning for TPP.

PROFILE
The ideal candidate will be a pragmatic organizer and team worker with an excellent knowledge of contemporary art and its milieu. His/her interests should be broad but grounded in a vision of contemporary art as practice in active dialogue with the contemporary world and its concerns. He/she must be a skilled advocate for TPP and its mandate, be able to support fundraising initiatives, have extensive networks in the field, and be committed to working in the public realm.

•Minimum of an MA degree – PhD an asset – in art history with a specialization in contemporary international art.
•Minimum of six years’ experience in programming and management in a museum or public gallery.
•The candidate must be able to engage and contribute to the current artistic vision of the institution.
•Interest in emerging and established contemporary scenes (other continents and world cultures).
•Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a sustainable multi-year program.
•He/she must have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships;
•He/she must be able to express ideas and concepts effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare and present oral, written and audio-visual reports of a specialized nature and the ability to create a persuasive case to garner support for key programs and projects.
•He/she must have superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a very fast-paced environment; Good ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize and make decisions aligned to exhibition coordination.
•Very good knowledge of the international cultural milieu placing artists’ work in the context of other initiatives in the greater Toronto area and Canada on the whole.
•Demonstrated ability to direct, manage and support staff in achieving desired results.
•Aptitude for research and writing, fluency in English, spoken and written (French and other languages are an asset).
•Proven experience in budget management.
•Strong computer skills MS Office, Outlook, spreadsheets, etc.
•Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.
•Must be able to work flexible hours during events with evenings and weekends as needed to oversee programs and participate in other gallery activities.

Deadline for Application: Friday May 29, 2015
Qualified applicants please send your letter of intent, resume and the names of three references
Quoting Job Ref.#15F05-ET to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com


Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.




Volunteer Opportunities

Please note that our volunteer roster is currently full. Please check back again in Spring/Summer 2015, when we will schedule our next orientation session. We are happy to continue to accept applications during this time.

Share your unique set of skills and gain valuable experience at one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries. Volunteers perform a variety of roles at The Power Plant, including greeting and interacting with patrons, ensuring the security of works in the gallery, photographing and videotaping lectures, assisting with events, and more.

A volunteer at The Power Plant is:
• reliable and professional
• outgoing
• a team player
• enthusiastic for contemporary art
• committed for a minimum of six months

Benefits
• meet new people
• develop new skills
• reimbursements for TTC transportation costs
• complimentary tickets to selected events

How to volunteer
Send your application form and résumé to info@thepowerplant.org.

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay W
Toronto ON M5J 2G8