New Job Cultural Development & Public Art Coordinator In Ontario

Cultural Development & Public Art Coordinator

Company : City of Thunder Bay
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

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General Information:

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: * It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

ACCOMMODATION: * Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

PRIVACY: *Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, the Cultural Development & Public Art Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the Inspire Thunder Bay Culture Plan, administration of the Public Art Program and management of the City of Thunder Bay’s art collection.


  • Participates as a member of the Section’s service delivery team to carry out the goals and objectives of the Section and Division.
  • Develops and implements short and long-term implementation plans, projects, initiatives and programs to meet the objectives of the Council-adopted Inspire Thunder Bay Culture Plan.
  • Conducts research, policy, and statistical analysis on the cultural sector in Thunder Bay; researches and recommends opportunities for cultural development, partnerships, and collaboration.
  • Develops and coordinates direct delivery of cultural events, meetings, workshops and programs; coordinates the annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards Gala and Culture Days weekend.
  • Works with community members and groups to develop and promote community-based cultural events, meetings, workshops and opportunities. Attends meetings with community arts and heritage groups and advisory committees, as required.
  • Develops and implements the City of Thunder Bay’s public art program; manages the City’s art collection; coordinates the review and update of the City’s public art policy and the development of a public art master plan.
  • Administers public art competitions and projects and the City’s art collection in consultation with the Public Art Committee.
  • Recommends and develops appropriate guidelines, procedures, and budgets for public art commissions and competitions by other City departments; works with other departments on implementation of these projects.
  • Hires and supervises contractors to complete installation, conservation, and maintenance work on city public art pieces; provides technical direction and guidance to temporary Program staff.
  • Develops promotional materials and content such as media releases, posters and brochures, reports and presentations, and content for online and print publications.
  • Maintains and updates the Section’s web pages, social media sites (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and Thunder Bay’s Cultural Portal –
  • Prepares applications for funding, awards and project opportunities.
  • Prepares and administers the annual operating budgets for cultural development, the Trunk, and public art in consultation with Supervisor; records and pays third-party services; seeks sponsorship, funding and donations as required.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.


Education/Experience: *

  • Degree in a related discipline such as cultural planning, arts administration, history, anthropology, museum studies, or visual arts with two years’ experience working with community and cultural sector; or
  • Diploma in a related discipline such as cultural planning, arts administration, history, anthropology, museum studies, or visual arts with four years’ experience working with community and cultural sector; and
  • Knowledge of the cultural sector; knowledge of various artistic styles, methods, and mediums;
  • Experience in community development, working with artists, marketing, social media management, programming, museum or gallery collection management, working with contractors and administration are required.


  • Must have excellent organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Must be at an intermediate skill level in word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
  • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • Knowledge of InMagic collection management software; use of GPS equipment and mapping
  • Knowledge of web editing and content management systems
  • Knowledge of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector
  • Knowledge of care and conservation of various types of art; knowledge of artistic styles and mediums
  • Knowledge of the functions of City departments, outside boards and local community groups


  • May be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
  • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
  • Must be able to work irregular hours, and off site as required
  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

Job Type: Full-time