Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Apply By: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:59 pm EST

CULTURAL CONSULTANT

Organization:
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Division:
Culture
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
2 Temporary (up to 15 months)
Job Code:
05513 – Community Development Officer 3
Salary:
$1,246.83 – $1,550.34 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Posting Status:

Open
Job ID:
140601
Do you possess strong communication skills and have a passion for Ontario’s culture sector? The Culture Division of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is seeking two Cultural Consultants to liaise with stakeholders and provide advisory services on community capacity building, outreach, education and training services to municipalities, the public library/heritage sectors, and culture organizations across the Province.

One of the Cultural Consultants will deliver on the Public Library portfolio, which includes:

• Providing strategic advice on a range of library issues and liaising with various stakeholders;
• Identifying training and other service delivery opportunities and plan, developing and delivering training and information sharing sessions; providing outreach services, consultation and advice to clients specific to the Public Libraries Act and the Annual Survey of Public Libraries;
• Researching, analyzing and evaluating sectoral trends, working with library organizations and other stakeholders;
• Participating on cross-functional project teams and contributing to policy/program development and implementation.

One of the Cultural Consultants will deliver on the Heritage portfolio, which includes:

• Providing strategic advice on a range of heritage issues and liaising with various stakeholders;
• Identifying training and other service delivery opportunities and planning, developing and delivering training and information sharing sessions; advising on cultural resource management tools and providing outreach services, consultation and advice to clients on heritage conservation and the Ontario Heritage Act;
• Researching, analyzing and evaluating community trends and developments and working with cultural heritage organizations;
• Participating on cross-functional project teams and contributing to policy/program development and implementation.

**In your application, please specify which portfolio you are applying for and be sure to highlight the relevant knowledge, skills, and qualifications in that subject area**

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide ongoing liaison and advisory services to municipalities, the culture organizations and other stakeholders
• Develop partnerships between the Ministry, and other Ontario ministries as well and national and provincial cultural organizations to support the sector
• Provide advisory services and expert advice in support and promote the cultural sector
• Lead/coordinate concurrent project and/or work teams comprised of branch/division/ministry colleagues, ministry stakeholders as well as internal and external stakeholders
• Lead the planning and evaluation of a range of programs; conduct the design, development and implementation of customized and standardized education, training and outreach programs on new initiatives

How do I qualify?

You have Subject Area Expertise in EITHER:

A) Public Library Sector
• You have knowledge of relevant principles, practices, technologies, policies, programs and governing legislation (i.e. Public Libraries Act, Annual Survey of Public Libraries, Public Library Service Awards) to provide appropriately informed consultation, advisory, outreach, training and educational services to clients, other ministries and the public regarding matters relating to the public library sector
• You are able to provide information, advice and outreach to clients on policies, programs and legislation of own and other ministries/agencies and jurisdictions
• You understand the relationship between the ministry, public libraries and First Nations public libraries in Ontario as well as provincial library service organizations
• You have an understanding of sector stakeholders and trends in public library service delivery across Ontario

OR

B) Heritage Conservation
• You have knowledge of relevant cultural heritage conservation theories, principles, practices, technologies, policies, programs and governing legislation (i.e. Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act) to provide appropriately informed consultation, advisory, outreach, training and educational services to clients, other ministries and the public regarding matters relating to the culture sector
• You can provide information, advice and outreach to clients on policies, programs and legislation of own and other ministries/agencies and jurisdictions, international conservation charters (UNESCO), international conservation groups
• You have understanding of the provincial land use planning framework as it pertains to cultural resources, cultural planning and heritage conservation tools, resources and strategies

Stakeholder Liaison, Communication, Presentation Skills

• You can collaborate, develop partnerships, and manage relationships with a variety of key organizations including internal and external stakeholders
• You have consensus building and negotiation skills to develop operational agreements and key performance outcomes within the ministry as well as between the ministry and national, provincial, and local cultural organizations
• You can prepare and present a range of materials for senior decision makers, stakeholder presentations, briefing notes, contentious issue reports, correspondence and Cabinet submissions
• You are able to effectively provide technical knowledge and advisory services
• You can design, develop and implement customized and standardized education, training and outreach programs on new initiatives

Research and Analytical Skills

• You are able to research, analyze and evaluate sectoral trends as well as identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the sector
• You can review and analyze formal and informal research findings including cross-jurisdictional experience, trends, and reports
• You are able to develop, evaluate and report on performance measures in order to track inputs, outputs and outcomes
• You can review and analyze business case applications and project proposals to assess their viability and compliance with relevant program guidelines, regulations and legislation

Project and Planning Skills

• You can lead/coordinate concurrent project and/or work teams comprised of branch/division/ministry colleagues and stakeholders
• You can oversee collaborative working groups, facilitate project stages and activities
• You are able to monitor project progress
• Knowledge of government business planning and decision-making processes

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 15 months, 401 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Schedule:

6
Category:
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Note:

  • T-TM-140601/19(2)

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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