Building Cultural Legacies is a new initiative of the Hamilton Arts
A council that will collect, preserve and broadly disseminate stories
about the history of the arts in Hamilton through a collective memory
approach. By engaging all citizens in sharing their cultural memories of
Hamilton, we will ensure that today’s and tomorrows generation of
artists and residents understand and value the significant contributions
made by their predecessors in our arts community.

The Hamilton Arts Council has received a three-year grant from the
Ontario Trillium Foundation to establish a collective memory archive of
the visual arts community in Hamilton that will serve as a foundation for
other arts and cultural sectors to contribute their own histories in the
future. We are therefore seeking an experienced and visionary Project
Manager to lead the creation of a community-engaged platform for
preserving Hamiltons rich cultural legacy for future generations.

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with a
volunteer Steering Committee, the Project Manager will work on site in
the Hamilton Arts Council office and with the wider community as
needed to achieve the following outcomes by May 2020:

-Establish broadly accessible archives of existing and new material
about the visual arts in Hamilton in a range of media

-Create tangible opportunities for the public and for artists to engage
with the project and its work

-Build a robust web presence including the use of social media to solicit
and gather community memories

-Develop a toolkit to help other genres and communities to identify,
collect and tell their stories.

Responsibilities
-Lead the planning and implementation of Building Cultural Legacies
according to an established project framework

-Engage proactively with volunteer steering committees, senior artists,
diverse communities and organizational partners to facilitate their
contributions to this project

-Coordinate tasks and deliverables among a diverse team of paid
contractors and volunteer contributors

-Manage all procurement documentation for Building Cultural Legacies
such as contracts, invoices, and cheque requisitions

-Monitor project expenses and provide accurate and timely reports on
project status to the Executive Director and other stakeholders

-Recruit and supervise contract service providers including web
developer, archive and digitization specialists, artists and curator

Qualifications
-Proven success in cultural program delivery demonstrated by 2-3
years of relevant experience in project management

-Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in archives, art
history and/or arts management including research experience

-Experience managing annual project budgets of $80,000 or more

-History of effective community engagement with diverse stakeholders
of all ages through both traditional and digital means

-Knowledge of oral history and collective memory practices and
approaches are desirable

-Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Hamiltons arts community,
local history, and cultural heritage

-Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

-High level of computer proficiency and digital literacy including
databases, web-based research tools and social media platforms

-Strong personal initiative, creative vision and attention to detail

-Fluency in French and/or other languages would be considered an
asset

The Project Manager will be paid an annual salary of $31,200 based on
a 28-hour work week with specific hours to be determined by
consultation with the Executive Director and the time requirements to
fulfill the project. Due to the community’s driven nature of this project,
flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends, as well as
occasional travel within the Hamilton region will be required.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, current resume and
contact information for two references as a Word or PDF file
attachment no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018 **EXTENDED
DEADLINE**

Email your application to executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca with your
full name and BCL Project Manager in the subject line.

The Hamilton Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
applications from all qualified candidates. While we thank all
applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted.

The Hamilton Arts Council is a charitable arts organization working on
behalf of Hamiltons diverse cultural community since 1973. We believe
that the arts are a vital part of our culture and economy of our city and
work to advocate, mediate and communicate for the role of the arts in
Hamilton.