AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Manager, Culture, is a driven cultural management professional, skilled in bridging the gap between cultural practice and strategic planning. Critically minded and highly personable, they identify links and forge productive relationships to strengthen and advance cultural development. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cultural Services, the Manager, Culture, plans, connects and enables the conditions for culture to happen, while building capacity in the local cultural sector.
1. Cultural Planning
· Lead the development and implementation of the Cultural Master Plan and other key cultural plans and policies
· Actively research best practises and new directions in cultural management and its applications for economic vitality and social change
· Participate on cross-departmental working teams to apply a cultural lens to municipal priorities and planning projects
2. Capacity Building
· Develop an in-depth understanding of the local cultural sector, including their strengths, needs, and challenges, and create programs and strategies to support the sector and build capacity
3. Networking and Partnerships
· Establish and maintain effective relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, public and private organizations, and other levels of government to strengthen and advance cultural development
· Manage the design and delivery of cultural education programs, to enrich the diverse audience engagement experience and enhance community cultural consciousness
5. Public Art
· Oversee the continued development and implementation of the public art program, including the ongoing maintenance and curatorial management of the City’s public art collection
6. Film Services
· Guide the promotion and provision of film industry services, including filming locations, permit issuance and other support services, and facilitating relations with the local community and businesses
7. Team Leadership
· Participate as a key member of the Cultural Services management team
· Lead and motivate the Culture team to deliver high-quality programs and services, that support the vision for Cultural Services and advance development of the cultural sector
· Coach, mentor and train staff as required to meet service goals and objectives
· Lead business improvement and change management initiatives within the unit as required to support the corporate strategic direction
8. Corporate Contribution
· Prepare reports, presentations and other communications to support business needs
· Attend City Council, leadership and other corporate meetings as required
· Develop and manage the unit’s budget and participate in the divisional and corporate budget process
· Ensure compliance with relevant policies, processes and legislation, where applicable
- Post-secondary degree in Cultural Management, Arts, Economic Development or related discipline
- 5-7 years progressive experience in cultural administration, with a leadership or management position
- Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations
- Solid Customer Service and People Management skills
- Solid Negotiation skills to negotiate with key stakeholders, vendors and consultants to ensure optimal resources are in place to meet project and operational deliverables
- Solid Organizational skills; Detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize complex tasks with critical deadlines
- Solid Analytical skills for complex problem solving
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software.
** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
TO APPLY: Please apply quoting the file number 102552 by July 6, 2017 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.
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