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Living Arts Centre requires a Program Coordinator - Artist Residency and Exhibition Program
Permanent Position

Serving as an important resource for the arts, education and business, The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit corporation with for profit elements. The Centre’s mission statement is ‘Arts for Life’. Featuring over 225,000 square feet of multiple performance venues, studio spaces and exhibition display areas its three theatres host a range of arts, cultural and entertainment events. The Centre’s seven craft/arts studios house professional Resident Artists and also feature educational classes for all ages. The meeting and conference rooms are utilized by community organizations and businesses for a variety of events and meetings. These are complemented by a restaurant and catering services. The Centre proudly serves as the performance outlet for many Mississauga arts organizations and community cultural groups.

The Centre is seeking a creative, flexible, and talented individual to coordinate the Resident Artist and Exhibitions program as part of the Centre’s Studio Arts, Education and Outreach department. Studio programming at the Centre includes professionally equipped glass, wood, textiles & jewellery, ceramic, sculpture, flameworking, photography, painting and drawing and dance studios in which its Resident Artists, School Workshops, Camps, Community Courses and Specialty programs operate. Studio Arts also provides an exhibition program in its Gallery and public spaces, which supports programming and gives opportunity to regional and emerging artists.

Reporting to the Director, Studio Arts, Education and Outreach this position will:
Coordinate and administer the Resident Artist Program; liase with post secondary institutions, community arts organizations, special interest groups and artists to maintain and develop Resident Artist participation, professional development and opportunities for exhibition; curate and coordinate an annual exhibition schedule within the Gallery and the Centre’s public spaces; coordinate exhibition installations; coordinate gallery openings; interview, train and oversee gallery volunteers; prepare, monitor and operate within an approved annual budget; prepare copy for marketing materials working with the marketing department to promote programs; facilitate corporate commissions; maintain and build new partnerships; administer calls for submission; document and evaluate programs to ensure quality and safety standards are met; represent the Centre at special events; and perform other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • University degree or College diploma in Visual Arts, Arts administration, Curatorial Studies, Arts Education or a related discipline
  • Two-three years’ prior experience working in a public art gallery / museum or related cultural institution
  • Experience working with artists and community organizations
  • Experience administering, curating and installing exhibitions
  • Experience with event planning and facilitation
  • Familiar with studio environments and diversity of fine art and craft techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of contemporary art practice
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, reporting, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attuned to the human relations of working in a team environment
  • Must be flexible and capable of multi-tasking
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience working with volunteers is an asset
  • First Aid, CPR and WHIMIS Training are an asset

This is a full time permanent position requiring the successful candidate to work some flexible days, weekends and holidays. Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening.

All applicants must submit an electronic cover letter and resume to Living Arts Centre by email to by October 12, 2018.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Living Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, we ask you to please inform Living Arts Centre staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga ON
L5B 4B8





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