Heritage & Cultural Centre Supervisor

Date Posted: Jun 12, 2019

Salary Range: 60K - 80K
Province: Ontario
Region: York Region
City: King Township
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Township of King

Internationally recognized for its prized cattle, lush vegetation and equestrian farms, King Township is located approximately 30 minutes north of Toronto, stretching from Bathurst Street to just east of Highway 50. Villages included in the Township are Ansnorveldt, Kettleby, King City, Laskay, Lloydtown, Nobleton, Pottageville, Schomberg and Snowball. Nearly 70% of King lands are situated in the protected area of the Oak Ridges Moraine.


Job Description

This position is a leadership role within the Community Services Division of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department (PRC) and will be responsible for supporting the mission and vision of the Cultural Strategy and ensuring that the King Heritage and Culture Centre (KHCC) thrives and grows. The incumbent will oversee all heritage and culture initiatives and partnerships throughout the Township of King including but not limited to site operations, site preservation and maintenance, management and maintenance of the archives and artifact collection, exhibit development, and visitor services.
Reports to:
  • Manager of Community Services
Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Collections & Exhibit Coordinator (Full Time)
  • Program Coordinator – Cultural Services (Part-Time)
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establishes and implements long range strategic plans for the King Heritage and Culture Centre (KHCC). Develops and implements any applicable operational policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with the Manager of Community Services for all hiring and training of staff and volunteers within the Culture division.
  • Supervises, manages and schedules all KHCC staff and volunteers, as applicable.
  • Plans and establishes alternative revenue generating (i.e. grant writing), sponsorship and partnership opportunities, ensuring application requirements are met in order to secure funding.
  • Works collaboratively with Booking and Event Coordinators, Special Events & Marketing Coordinators and all other applicable departments to coordinate various special occasions.
  • Assist the Manager of Community Services with the preparation and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Works with the Community Museum Board to develop and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • In collaboration with the Facility Services Division and the Township Heritage Planner, make recommendations for repairs or improvements to heritage buildings at the KHCC site.
  • Ensures the museum is compliant with all municipal, provincial and federal standards/legislation as well as professional ethics.
Curatorial Oversight
  • Explores and develops events and outreach opportunities including exhibits and online/interactive initiatives.
  • Supports the development and delivery of educational and curriculum based programs and tours delivered on and off-site.
  • General oversight of artifact and archive collections which may involve research, acquisition and documentation of historical objects, reproductions and collections.
  • Works with departmental staff and partners to deliver dynamic special events that raise the profile of the KHCC.
  • Increases the number of visitors to the KHCC through exhibits, special events, school groups, programs and workshops.
  • Increases the access to heritage and culture throughout the community through outreach exhibits, school visits, programs and workshops.
  • Collaborates on the delivery and execution of the public art program and explores opportunities for installations throughout the community.
  • Works collaboratively with other divisions, departments and partners to effectively market and promote all activities associated with the Culture division.
Partnership Development
  • Works collaboratively with the Community Museum Board to achieve the goals and objectives of the King Township Museum in line with the ‘Standards for Community Museums in Ontario’.
  • Attends monthly Community Museum Board, Arts Society King (ASK) and Historical Society meetings and works collaboratively on all associated projects/initiatives.
  • Seeks out new partnership opportunities to maximize usage and awareness of KHCC.
  • Maintains existing partnerships, ensuring open lines of communication and idea sharing are at the forefront of each relationship.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, partners, staff and elected officials.



  • Formal academic training in a related discipline such as History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Archaeology or other related Liberal Arts program, and/or Ontario Museum Association Certificate.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related work experience within a Museum or Cultural Centre with a minimum one (1) year at a supervisory level, preferably in a municipal setting.
  • An understanding and interest in museum and curatorial sciences, conservation, historic and pre-historic archaeology and 19th and 20th century material.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make sound decisions.
  • Must have a well-developed progressive and collaborative leadership skill set, planning, organizational and public relations/customer service skills to establish and maintain effective community and business relationships.
  • Demonstrated supervisory, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate as an accountable leader and as a member of a senior staff team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise effective revenue management.
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems and Microsoft suite. Previous experience with registration and booking software (CLASS, Active Net, PerfectMind) would be considered an asset.

Additional Info:

Conditions of Employment:
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening or Police Cheek.
  • Valid Class G license and access to personal vehicle.
  • Willingness to work at multiple locations.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume by June 28, 2019 to:

Human Resources
2585 King Road
King City, Ontario
L7B 1A1
E-Mail: hr@king.ca

Please visit www.king.ca for full job description.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be notified.
Personal information (PI) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.0. 2001, c.25 and will be used to facilitate the hiring and recruitment process.  Personal information (PI) will be protected in accordance with Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about the collection of personal information (PI) should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 2585 King Road, King City, L7B 1A1 or (905) 833-5321.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Township of King will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Township Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.