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Lead Handler (Rigging Experience)

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Art Handler with rigging experience and expert art handling skills to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically leads art handlers in the field; exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with clients and acts as a positive ambassador for the overall Project.
  • Handles, packs and installs artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secures and transports artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Assists the registration department with labeling artworks and performing condition reports; expertly stores and tracks artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
  • Anticipates bookings/projects and takes all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
  • Ensures strong communication is facilitated throughout the team and that deadlines are continually met.
  • Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
  • Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Keeps vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
  • Inventories supplies and administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond
  • Ability to plan and lead rigging projects

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a leadership position at a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
  • Experience planning and leading rigging projects utilizing gantries, cranes, and the like
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; Valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience, if not expertise, operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
  • Outstanding time management; ability to quickly identify and safely resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule, whilst keeping the client and team in communication.
  • Demonstrates concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, while managing time and efficiency of individual and team performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
  • Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro. Ability to educate others on digital platforms, as needed.
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Receptionist / Office Assistant

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Receptionist / Office Assistant with expert customer service and organizational skills to join our team. This position provides administrative office support to our team members, and is the first point of contact for visitors and clients who come to our main office. The Receptionist / Office Assistant will report to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Open and close main office

• Keep reception area, conference rooms, kitchen, pantry, supply room, and all common areas clean and tidy at all times

• Operate and maintain office equipment and shared resources (i.e.: fax machines, printers)

• Coordinate, and sort, in-coming and out-going mail and shipments

• Schedule and manage conference room calendars

• Scan, copy, and file documents

• Certificate of insurance (COI) compliance and upkeep

• Maintain and update office policies and procedures

• Inventory, prepare orders, maintain, and distribute food and supplies

• Daily overview of shared calendar to best anticipate meetings, deliveries/receipts, and general staff availability

• Answer and direct phone calls and emails in a polite and friendly demeanor

• Keep detailed and accurate records of visitor and client requests and of calls received

• Greet, welcome, and direct visitors, clients, and vendors in a warm and friendly manner

• Provide general information to visitor and client questions

• Check-in visitors, maintain visitor logbook, and monitor parking lot and surveillance screens to ensure that office security and safety procedures are followed

• Initial point of contact for shared-office space tenants

• Reply to general information emails

• Maintain and update shared calendars, project schedules, and contact lists

• Attend gallery and event meetings, and other discussions and meetings, as needed

• Maintain communication with gallery tenants about upcoming exhibits, program, changes in opening hours, and personnel

• Assist in organizing, facilitating, and tracking temporary tenant information, and assisting with contract administration

• Coordinate a schedule of events for galleries

• Assist with collection of content needed for production and distribution of printed and virtual materials

• Order vinyl for Atrium exhibitions

• Assist Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Programming and Public Engagement, Director of Facilities, and Gallery Director with ad hoc tasks

• Perform other related tasks as needed

• Available to work Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Minimum Qualifications:

• Outgoing, friendly demeanor

• Punctual with strong attendance history

• Excellent written and verbal communication

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate both internally and externally

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and be a flexible team player

• Quick learner

• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and other common computer applications, especially Word and Excel

• Typing experience, 50 wpm minimum

• Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment

• Comfortable with client-facing interaction and public speaking to diverse audiences

• 2+ years of experience with customer service and relevant experience in an office environment

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Executive Director

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The position offers a competitive remuneration and comprehensive benefits package that would be of interest to candidates currently earning $85-$100,000/year.
Application Deadline: 
October 25, 2021

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Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is a beautiful visual and performing arts venue that provides the community with a gathering place for creative expression, discovery, imagination, and inspiration. Hosting multiple arts and cultural organizations, individual artists, inspirational programming, and a range of immersive classes, The Centre is a place where the community comes together to enjoy a range of high-quality visual and performing arts.

We are seeking a collaborative, dynamic and inspirational leader for the role of Executive Director to build on the successes of The Centre to date and shape its future at the heart of a thriving, increasingly diverse, regional landscape of arts and culture.

The Community
Chilliwack is a growing community of 100,000 situated about 100 km east of Vancouver, BC, nestled alongside the mighty Fraser River between magnificent mountains, lush rainforests, and fertile fields. The city offers an unbeatable combination of year-round outdoor recreation, a rich cultural and artistic tapestry, a variety of world-class educational opportunities, rural charm, and urban access. Chilliwack is named for the Ch-ihl-kway-uhk (Ts’elxweyeqw) tribe, of the Stó:lō Coast Salish peoples on whose traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory The Centre is located.

The Centre
The mission of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre is to provide the community with a gathering place for life-long creative expression, discovery, imagination, and inspiration. Opened in 2010, The Centre is an architecturally stunning, $22 million facility housing a 500+-seat performance theatre, a flexible 140-160-seat studio theatre, an art gallery, music instruction studios, arts and crafts studios, meeting rooms, and offices. A multi-use venue for local arts organizations – including the Chilliwack Academy of Music, Chilliwack Players’ Guild, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts (CSOPA), Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival, and many others – The Centre is overseen by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, a registered non-profit society whose volunteer Board of Directors governs The Centre on behalf of the City of Chilliwack. The Centre also hosts a range of productions and performances from outside the community.

The Role
The Executive Director is accountable to the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society Board of Directors and leads all aspects of the operations of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, defining and implementing strategic initiatives to foster the financial, organizational, and programming vitality of The Centre. As the senior officer and spokesperson for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, the Executive Director will be a respected leader in the arts and culture community in Chilliwack and beyond, and a vocal advocate for The Centre and arts and culture, in general. The Executive Director will play a prominent role in leading and inspiring staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders of the organization; demonstrate an inclusive, collaborative approach; and actively embrace the opportunity to engage groups of diverse backgrounds, interests, and levels of experience in delivering the mission and vision of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

We are seeking an Executive Director with a proven ability to:

  • Articulate, communicate, and implement a clear and compelling vision and strategy for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, in consultation with the Board of Directors, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, community partners, local artists, and performers.
  • Lead artistic and cultural programming, optimizing broad community participation and revenue generation. Drive program development and evaluation, actively tracking trends to ensure programming reflects changing community interests, needs, and cultural diversity.
  • Embody a commitment to advance the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation in the community of Chilliwack.
  • Provide patrons with a rich cultural experience in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Take primary responsibility for the operational and financial management of The Centre.
  • Build and sustain a high-performing team of staff and volunteers, fostering a collaborative, inclusive, safe, and healthy work environment. Take primary responsibility for the hiring, management, evaluation, mentorship, and professional development of staff.
  • Lead and direct fundraising initiatives, growing and nurturing relationships with a range of donors, supporters, granting agencies, and community champions of arts and culture.
  • Direct the overall communications and marketing strategies, acting as the primary spokesperson for The Centre with media, arts councils, agencies, professional associations, and advocacy groups, among others.
  • Ensure ongoing clear and transparent communication between staff, Board members, partners, and key stakeholders in The Centre.

Requirements

In general, candidates should demonstrate experience working productively with boards; marketing, communications, and community engagement; managing operating and capital budgets; recruiting, training, motivating, empowering, and leading staff and volunteers; negotiating and managing agreements; and building and fostering positive partnerships with other cultural and community organizations. They should demonstrate a deep affinity, respect, and enthusiasm for arts disciplines, including drama, dance, music, visual arts, art instruction, film, literary arts, and popular entertainment.

Specifically, candidates should bring a combination of the following skills, experience, and attributes:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree
  • 10+ years’ experience as a senior manager in the non-profit sector, preferably in a culture-related field, with progressive work history in community facility management.
  • Leadership competencies: strategic thinking, engagement, management excellence, accountability, respect
  • Proven ability to lead or oversee artistic and cultural programming.
  • Outstanding skills in financial management, including the ability to read and understand a financial statement and to develop and follow a budget with diverse revenue streams. Able to prioritize and assign resources as needed.
  • Strong knowledge of arts councils and funding agencies in Canada, with the ability to seek out continual sources of new funding and sponsorship.
  • Confidence in dealing with all levels of government, sponsors, local businesses, and supporters of the arts.
  • Proven ability to achieve and sustain financial sustainability.
  • Understanding of and commitment to superb customer service.
  • Proven ability to foster a collaborative and diverse work environment.
  • Professional approach, with excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • High ethical standards and a dedication to openness, transparency, and community.
  • Resilience and flexibility in the face of unexpected constraints; a proven ability to manage conflict.
  • An understanding of municipal government and service delivery.
  • Knowledge of local regulations and code regarding safety and employment.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in meetings and community events outside of regular working hours to meet the needs of The Centre and its programs
  • Excellent references.
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Lead Handler

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Art Handler with art shuttle transportation experience and expert art handling skills to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically leads art handlers in the field; exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with clients and acts as a positive ambassador for the overall Project.
  • Handles, packs and installs artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secures and transports artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Assists the registration department with labeling artworks and performing condition reports; expertly stores and tracks artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
  • Anticipates bookings/projects and takes all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
  • Ensures strong communication is facilitated throughout the team and that deadlines are continually met.
  • Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
  • Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Keeps vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
  • Inventories supplies and administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond
  • Availability for long-haul/out of town projects.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a leadership position at a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art shuttle transport, art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; Valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience, if not expertise, operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
  • Outstanding time management; ability to quickly identify and safely resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule, whilst keeping the client and team in communication.
  • Demonstrates concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, while managing time and efficiency of individual and team performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
  • Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro. Ability to educate others on digital platforms, as needed.
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Handler

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Art Handler to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically works in tandem with lead handlers in the field; exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with clients and acts as a positive ambassador for the overall Project.
  • Handles, packs and installs artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secures and transports artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Assists the registration department with labeling artworks and preforming condition reports; expertly stores and tracks artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
  • Anticipates bookings/projects and takes all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
  • Offers respectful communication to all team members and clients.
  • Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
  • Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Keeps vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
  • Inventories supplies and administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3 years experience at a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; Valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck or willingness to learn.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
  • Outstanding communication and ability to take direction and ask for assistance, as needed, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
  • Demonstrates concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, all while being adaptable and willing to learn a new direction or skill.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts, as directed, between warehouse, client and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
  • Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro. Ability to educate others on digital platforms, as needed.
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Warehouse Lead Art Handler

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Minnesota Street Project Art Services provides a comprehensive, concierge-based art collection management service to

private collectors, galleries, and institutions. Adhering to the best art handling practices, we package, install, transport,

inventory, and store artwork in conformance with museum standards, with 100% of our profits going to supporting and

sustaining Bay Area arts and culture. Our 50,000 ft2 storage facility located in San Francisco, CA, features state-of the

art environmental-control and security systems, as well as an attractive viewing room and photography facility.

Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Warehouse Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to

join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.

• Leads warehouse crew in daily work orders (packaging and handling artwork) and installs for client viewing room appointments, stages outgoing artworks, anticipates incoming shipments by designating spaces in advance of deliveries, and assists with loading and unloading of trucks for shipments and field jobs.

• Moves stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety

• Assists the Registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis.

• Leads training exercises on packing, handling and installation techniques as necessary

• Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse and recycling policies.

• Prioritizes the safety of personnel and artworks, adhering to company operational guidelines at all times

• Assists in upkeep of warehouse equipment and systems including forklift and HVAC

• May require occasional field work including packing, delivery and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices and galleries

• Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing practices.

• Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.

• Works well independently and in a team; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.

• Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, walkie stackers, and pallet jacks)

• Valid drivers license.

• Ability to lift 50 lbs safely.

• Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.

• BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent a plus.

Reports to Warehouse Manager

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