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Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator

Leamington Arts Centre
February 6, 2020
72 Talbot St. West Leamington, ON, Canada
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Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator

72 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 1M4




Status: Permanent

State Date: Immediate

Wages & Hours: $14.00 hourly, plus vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with Employment Standards Act.)
27.5hr/week (average) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4:30pm; select Tuesdays 10am – 4:30pm to assist with exhibition installations; plus occasional Friday evenings as required for events and programs.

Reports to: Director/Curator

Summary:The Programming & Community Engagement Coordinator (PCEC) is entrusted to provide a superior visitor service experience at the gallery as well as maintain facility appearances and cleanliness. The PCEC assists with the development and delivery of public programs such as exhibitions, events and education as well as fund development and public support programs such as membership, donations, fundraisers, grants and venue rentals. The PCEC is a warm and friendly personality who also maintains a high level of professionalism and aptitude to aid in the success and growth of the gallery.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides support in all areas of programming, development and administration
  • Leads visitors services and facility appearances
  • Liaise with artists, handles artwork submissions, coordinating, storing,tracking, forms, contracts, database management, graphic design, descriptors, labels and other related duties.
  • Visitor Services: delivers a warm, welcoming and informative reception to visitors, promotes exhibits, programs and services
  • Exhibitions and Events: assists with installation and de-installation, handles, hangs and moves artworks, sets up tables, chairs and equipment, provides bartending services and clean up duties at events and venue rentals
  • Communications: disseminating and updating information to visitors, online via social media, website, and other areas.
  • Point of Sales and Inventory: Market Place, art supply store and orders, database entry
  • Development: fundraising, membership, donor, sponsorship and grant application support.
  • Deliver a superior and welcoming reception at the gallery
  • Maintains all facility appearances: cleaning, sweeping, moping, trash, washroom cleanliness, etc.
  • Clerical: answers phones, emails, mailings and other office related duties and tasks

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Assists with day-to-day operations and other duties as required.
  • Maintains an enthusiastic, positive and professional attitude
  • Post-secondary education or 3+ years experience in a related field
  • Previous executive assistant, office and clerical experience and/or guest services experience
  • Smart Serve and Food Handlers certificates are an asset, and will be required upon employment.
  • Police Information Search (criminal reference check), the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search including working with Vulnerable Persons Sector.
  • High degree of computer literacy, including MS Office and social media expertise; experience in graphics applications, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator are an asset
  • Have an appreciation for the arts, working with people and the community
  • A reliable mode/means of transportation
  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast passed environment while displaying accuracy and high productivity
  • Flexibility to shift changes and short notice based on programming
  • Displays regular initiative, independence and ability work with minimal supervision.
  • Displays professionalism; excellent organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada; have reliable means of transportation.

Physical Requirements:

Walking: on level and un-level surfaces onside and at offsite events, (general duties of handling artwork, mailing, giving tours of the gallery, etc.) Sitting: constant sitting in a chair at the computer. Hands: constant fine finger dexterity (movement), mousing (processes a large amount of paperwork, form, contracts, and paperwork, etc.; in addition to updating social media and websites and answering e-mails). Bending: occasional stooping, twisting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, (routinely the LAC accepts artwork deliveries and hosts events, which include): a) loading artwork in and out of the gallery and into storage (weight up to 50lbs.); b) required to set up for meetings and events (including: moving tables, bars, boxes of wine/beer, preparing food); c) responsible for moving and hanging art; Reaching: infrequent reaching backward; occasional reaching above shoulder, below shoulder, forward, handling and hanging of artwork; Lifting: infrequent lifting pushing at or above shoulder, pushing below shoulder; occasional lifting floor to waist, waist to shoulder, at shoulder, above shoulder, overhead, carrying, transferring, dragging (between 10 to 50lbs) Lifting is a frequent activity; work needs to be lifted onto plinths or sometimes mounted to a wall; Standing: infrequent standing inside (except gallery tours and opening receptions, which require standing for prolonged periods of time); Climbing: routinely climbing ladders; occasional climbing stairs (changing/moving lights, hanging artwork, etc.)


About the LAC:

The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) is located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s beautiful uptown Leamington in one of the town’s many wonderful heritage buildings. The LAC is a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, and fully accessible facility, which offers 4 exhibition spaces, education studio spaces, meeting space, the market place café and wine bar and an art supply store. The LAC is a community meeting space and hub for the arts and culture in Leamington and Essex County featuring up to 40 diverse exhibitions each year in its 4 exhibition spaces, a permanent collection, appraisal services, tours, facility rentals, artist markets and much more.

The LAC was established as the South Essex Arts Association in 1971 as a charitable not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts with our community.

How to Apply:

Interested persons may submit their resumes and cover letter in doc, docx or pdf format ONLY to:

Chad Riley, Director/Curator


or drop off in person.
Applications accepted until suitable candidate is found.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interests, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.

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