Plaques Coordinator

Date Posted: Jun 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 03, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: $40,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Heritage Toronto
As a charity, and an arm's length agency of the City of Toronto, we work to promote Toronto's rich heritage and share the stories of our people and places.   From that shared history, we build a compassionate city which honours its diverse stories and ensures that each resident feels reflected, and has a voice, in its future.  Heritage Toronto's core programs currently include Tours, Plaques, the Heritage Toronto Awards, and partnerships with local community groups, volunteers, the development and heritage industry, and educational institutions.   
 

Job Description

WHO WE ARE
Heritage Toronto is passionate about our city.  As a charity, and an arm's length agency of the City of Toronto, we work to promote Toronto's rich heritage and share the stories of our people and places.   From that shared history, we build a compassionate city which honours its diverse stories and ensures that each resident feels reflected, and has a voice, in its future.  To that end, Heritage Toronto's core programs currently include Tours, Plaques, the Heritage Toronto Awards, and partnerships with local community groups, volunteers, the development and heritage industry, and educational institutions.   

WHO YOU ARE

You are a builder who thrives working on a dynamic and diverse portfolio. You will be part of a small, high-energy team integral to the programming team.  You will embrace a role which offers a mix of research, writing, program administration, and the grassroots reality of executing programs in a not-for-profit, partnership and volunteer-driven sector. 

YOUR ROLE

The Plaques Coordinator is a full-time (35 hours/week) contract position for one-year with offices in Historic St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. East. Toronto. The position has a September 2019 start date and reports to the Manager of Plaques & Public Education. Salary is $40,000.
 
Responsibilites:
  • The Plaques Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the Plaques program. This involves working closely with members of the public, community stakeholders, historians, and archivists. 
  • Provides direct support to the Manager of Plaques and Public Education and the Programs Committee. 
  • Completes detailed historical research for plaque projects.
  • Writes and edits succinct, engaging, well-researched historical plaque texts
  • Supports the administration of the plaques program by encouraging new plaque applications, coordinating plaque installations, assisting with plaque events planning and execution, guiding projects under the supervision of the Manager of Plaques and Public Education.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Century House plaque program.
  • Provides reports and presentations to the Programs Committee and external stakeholders, as required.
  • Maintains relevant databases, including the use of our Digital Asset Management system (ResourceSpace).
  • Represents Heritage Toronto to funders, community organizations, and members of the public.
  • Coordinates public plaque events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. History, Journalism, Canadian Studies); graduate studies an asset.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience researching and writing for the general public, with an exceptional ability to condense an abundance of information into succinct texts.
  • Excellent research skills, with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent knowledge of Toronto-related archives and historical collections.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, community stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Highly organized and flexible; able to work independently and with a team on a number of projects simultaneously.
  • An enthusiasm for the mission of Heritage Toronto.
  • Familiarity with Toronto's heritage sector, municipal government, and an understanding of non-profit heritage and cultural organizations a significant asset.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Illustrator; WordPress an asset.  
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings or weekends as required.


How to Apply:

Interested in joining our team and making a difference in our city? 
 
Please send your resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and key qualifications, and a writing sample (<300 words), to info@heritagetoronto.org with the subject line "Plaques Coordinator."
 
Deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 5PM
 
Interviews will be scheduled for the week of July 15, 2019
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
 
 
Heritage Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.