Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) [Brampton]

Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)



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Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)




Regional Municipality of Peel


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Brampton, Ontario


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$112, 018 to $140,042


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Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Digital and Information Services – Community Connections
The Region of Peel, Canada’s second largest municipality, is a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our future Peel is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation, and environmental sustainability.  Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is the Region’s dynamic culture hub, housed in an inter-connected 4 building campus in downtown Brampton, serving a diverse population of 1.44 million across Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.  PAMA is an integrated institution specialising in contemporary and regional arts, heritage and culture, with a mandate of creative exploration and a goal to help build cohesive community.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives seeks an innovative leader to join the senior management team of this integrated institution and share their passion for community building through art, heritage and culture.

Are you a visionary individual who can shape the future of our dynamic institution?  Are you an accomplished culture leader, a gifted communicator, and an advocate for inclusivity and collaboration?

This may be the opportunity for you…

The PAMA Manager will be responsible for driving planning, developing, and implementing integrated program objectives and strategies for PAMA, and for providing the vision and leadership to build institutional capacity.

 Reporting to the Divisional Director, Community Connections, the PAMA Manager will work closely with the Manager of Community Engagement and Visitor Experience and the PAMA leadership team to drive the strategic direction for PAMA’s programs and ensure alignment with the strategies of the Region of Peel.
Planning and directing operations,  artistic direction, exhibitions and collections stewardship
Oversees the PAMA collection-based streams, including art and history curatorial streams, Region of Peel Archives and its services, and oversees institutional operations including capital projects
Collaborates and partners with other internal members of the leadership team on revenue opportunities, education, outreach, marketing and development advocacy, board relations and support, volunteer management, and administration
Provides oversight on strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Regional Departments and Divisions, other municipalities, federal and provincial government agencies and departments, cultural and community organizations
Delivers successful outcomes related to the current Strategic Plan
Develops and manages annual operating and capital budgets
Oversees institutional operations, including stewardship of archive, art and museum collections and development of exhibition programs and performance measurement
Acts as an advocate and PAMA spokesperson and promoter of arts, heritage and culture
Ensures regulatory compliance for heritage buildings, exhibitions, events, etc.
Oversees the development and update of policies and procedures for PAMA and alignment to Regional polices.
Presents to Regional Council and senior leadership team
Oversees a variety of functions related to the physical plant including long-term facility planning, maintenance, security, safety and capital and state of good repair  of PAMA’s buildings and in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Fire Codes and Ontario Building Code guidelines;
Conducts regular performance management and coaching
Promotes and follow Regional values
Networks with  wide range of stakeholders,  funders and partners to fulfill institutional objectives and meet the needs of the community.
Participates in special assignments and projects, as assigned

Masters Degree in Cultural or Arts Management, Museum Studies, or a related field along with 10 years of progressively responsible experience
6 years of experience in a senior managerial position within the arts,, heritage or cultural facility industry
Demonstrated results related to best practices, industry standards and current trends in collections-based facility management
Creative thinking skills; Superior customer service skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other staff
Effective leadership and team building abilities combined with a strong customer focus
Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a dynamic team environment
Superior problem-solving and decision-making abilities; well-developed coaching and mentoring skills
Ability to cultivate customer orientation and commitment to client service excellence and satisfaction
Working knowledge with the Ontario Heritage Act and other legislation affecting service provision
Familiarity with the Region of Peel and its history is an asset
Experience in dealing with the public, community groups, the media, levels of government
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week; Monday to Friday. Flexibility to accommodate events and professional activities after core business hours is required
Location: 9 Wellington Street, Brampton ON

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