Events Programmer

  • County of Simcoe
  • Midhurst, ON, Canada
  • Feb 13, 2018
Temporary Event Coordination Logistics Program Management

Job Description

Location Simcoe County Museum - Midhurst

Employment Type Temporary - Full Time

Closing Date 02/19/2018

Reference Code 18-EXT-07-218


Position Title - Events Programmer


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Education Director, the Events Programmer is responsible for coordinating programs, related marketing, and special events for the Simcoe County Museum. The Events Programmer performs duties in accordance with established procedures and policies of the County of Simcoe and applicable legislation.


Duties and Responsibilities

1.Under the direction of the Education Director, coordinate Museum special events and activities including the creation of programming, the coordination of logistics related to programming, overseeing the implementation of Museum events and liaising with Museum volunteers and partner groups.

2.Under the direction of the Education Director, liaise with and provide information to the media relating to events programming within the Museum. This includes writing and sending press releases, meeting with and being interviewed by members of the media, and creating and disbursing advertising using appropriate channels for Museum events.

3.Assist the Education Director with educational programming for the Museum as required.

4.Represent the Simcoe County Museum and travel to various local area events as required.

5.Represent the Simcoe County Museum at different meetings (including, but not limited to) Barrie Arts Council, Friends of the Simcoe County Museum as required.

6.Represent museum at different local community events to conduct programming.

7.Wear appropriate and approved historical costumes complimentary to specific programs.

8.Maintain inventory of supplies and complete requisitions as required.

9.Utilize and reconcile County purchasing card and create/receive purchase orders using approved systems.

10.Perform special projects and other duties as required.

11.Participate on Committees as required.

12.Comply with provincial and County occupational health and safety legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.

13.Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Position Requirements

1.A two (2) year diploma in Museum Studies or related field.

2.Completion of an O.M.A. Certificate program would be considered an asset.

3.Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with internal and external contacts.

4.Highly motivated with excellent customer and interpersonal skills and capable of working well under pressure.

5.Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to learn, adapt and be flexible in a fast paced, multi-functional environment where priorities change regularly.

6.Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database applications in a Windows environment.

7.Ability to act independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.

8.Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.

9.Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle. Some travel is required using personal vehicle.

10.Must be available to work statutory holidays, evenings and weekends as required.

11.Two (2) years related experience.

12.Supervisory experience would be considered and asset.

13.Knowledge of Museum operations including educational, cultural and community elements.

14.Experience working with the public.


Physical Effort and Working Conditions

1.Visual and mental effort required when creating advertising material, taking minutes, etc.

2.Physical effort required when assisting with moving exhibits, hanging pictures, etc.

3.With numerous interruptions in a busy environment, and

4.In an environment which may expose you to dust, fumes and/or gases related to the restoration process from time to time.

5.Exposure to inclement weather, dust, dirt, open flame, smoke, fumes and/or gases related to museum programming


Compensation Information

$25.56 - $31.48 per hour (As per Collective Agreement)

Union: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 5820, Bargaining Unit 5820.01


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The County of Simcoe thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, but please note that only those candidates selected foran interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act (2001) and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

The Corporation of the County of Simcoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and will provide employment accommodation upon request.