Community Consultant-Culture, City of Regina
Type of Posting: Internal & External
Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted: May 1, 2023
Closing Date: May 22, 2023
Profession: Art, Culture & Recreation
Experience Level(s): Intermediate
Desired Employment Status: Permanent
Education Level(s): Four (4) year Degree in an arts and cultural discipline or a related field
Job ID: 1323
This position demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to equitable and diverse representation in the workplace.
This position coordinates the provision of residency programs and prepares space to support arts and culture related community activities at City operated facilities including Neil Balkwill Civic Art Centre and City Square. The position also leads or supports the development, delivery, and evaluation of a wide range of community-based programs and projects in alignment with the Regina Cultural Plan. This position reports to the Coordinator, Cultural Development and supervises program and contracted staff.
This Community Consultant position is essential to Community and Cultural Development because it allows for a needed Indigenous community lens to facilitate project implementation aligned with the Truth & Reconciliation Calls To Action, The Cultural Plan, and Civic Arts & Cultural Collections Policy. Duties will include the Indigenous Artist in Residency Program, the MMIWG2S+ project, and working with the community to amplify the voices of Indigenous Artists and the Indigenous artistic and cultural presence in our community.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Ensures that event and program plans are supported in accordance with the respective schedules, safety standards and that the space is prepared for all activities.
- Develop and maintain new and on-going partnerships with arts and cultural community-based organizations for the delivery of programs and services to the public and to ensure efficient facility utilization.
- Provides support and advice for the coordination, development, implementation, support, and evaluation of a wide range of arts and cultural programs, events and services for the Department.
- Responsible for coordinating the research and investigation of new trends as they relate to placemaking, including program development, program delivery and facility management through the identification of the needs of the citizens of Regina.
- Coordinate, promote and implement strategies to maximize participation, revenue generation, and facility utilization through marketing programs and strategies, and through the provision of programs and services.
- Manage Service Requests related to the operation of assigned facilities, programs, and services.
- Supervise, recruit, train, schedule, and evaluate performance of staff, including supervising contracts.
- Assist in the development of the branch work plan; and coordinates, develops and implements short and long-range individual work plans.
- Assist with the coordination and planning of facility maintenance, and capital improvements.
- Approves requisitions, expenditures, and other transactions within the limits of authority; monitors annual operating expenditures and revenues and reports variances; and assists in preparing capital or operating budget submissions, as required.
- Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures which ensure the fair, efficient and effective utilization of facilities and program operation.
- Co-ordinate and ensure the collection and analysis of program data and submits statistical and evaluation reports.
- Ensure implementation and adherence to approved civic policies and practices related to the safe, effective and cost-effective aspects of assigned work operation.
- Provides service delivery that factors a working knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation, Calls to Action pertaining to Arts & Culture.
- Facilitates project implementation and support aligned with the Cultural Plan and Civic Arts & Cultural Collections Policy mandates in a team setting and independently.
- Perform related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge and experience leading community engagement and consultative practices.
- Knowledge of needs assessment and strategic planning principles and practices, with demonstrated ability to implement sound community and cultural development processes.
- Knowledge of participation processes, group facilitation, team building, and group dynamics.
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply project management principles and practices.
- Ability to research, analyze, and summarize reliable information and determine action required.
- Ability to communicate ideas and concepts effectively in oral and written form to a variety of audiences including formal public presentations, written reports, and the development and delivery of training and resource materials.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work cooperatively with staff, peers, supervisors, volunteers, elected officials, and the public.
- Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, principles, trends, and objectives of culture service delivery, community arts event support and space preparation.
- Thorough knowledge of corporate and department policies and procedures required to effectively support events in the City’s cultural spaces and to manage human resources.
- Ability to work with a high degree of initiative and independence.
- Considerable organizational skills to ensure and provide maximum service delivery.
- Skill in scheduling work to maximize work productivity, measure work, output against standards and adjust resource allocations as necessary.
- Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting processes, including demonstrated skill in financial management.
- Ability to interpret local union agreements and effectively deal with any concerns or problems in this area.
- Experience in or working understanding of the impacts of Canada’s Residential Schools on Indigenous communities, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Calls to Action that pertain to Indigenous Communities working in the Arts and Culture Sector.
- Cultural Competency or ability to learn cultural competencies such as common protocol in Indigenous communities
Education & Experience
- The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically obtained through completion of a four (4) year Degree in an arts and cultural discipline or a related field combined with a minimum of three (3) years related experience including experience in community engagement. Supervisory experience is an asset. Lived experience in the Indigenous community or Indigenous Arts and Culture Sector is an asset. Indigenous cultural competency is an asset of the role and bringing an Indigenous worldview lens.
- Must have the means and ability to travel within the city of Regina and work flexible hours, which includes evenings and weekends.
✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
✓ Note: As per the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.
✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21
Division: City Planning & Community Development
Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Hourly Salary: $30.94 – $34.61 (2021 Rates) Under Review
Annual Salary: $64,037.00 – $71,633.00
The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca.