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Coordinator, Cultural Development

City of Regina, Regina or Remote/Hybrid
Deadline: June 21, 2022 - July 04, 2022


Name: City of Regina

Phone: 3067777000




July 04, 2022

This position leads the City's Cultural Development policy and planning processes, including steering the renewal, coordination and monitoring for results of the Regina Cultural Plan. Responsibilities include oversight for program and policy development and cultural spaces, facilities and events, and management of the Civic Art Collection and public art initiatives. This position also has a critical role in interacting with Regina's cultural sector, facilitating access to funding and other support, and overseeing research and consultation processes to identify and prioritize opportunities to strengthen the sector and address gaps. The Coordinator works with a variety of stakeholders including individual artists, cultural workers and organizations representing a diversity of disciplines and cultures of origin. This position is responsible for communication with community, the private sector and other levels of government and for providing input and information at a strategic level for senior management and Council. The position reports to the Manager, Community & Cultural Development and leads a team comprised of cultural practitioners in the fields of community engagement, public art, cultural diversity, Indigenous relations, event and festival oversight, cultural spaces and facility programming and supervision.

•Applies cultural development principles in areas of neighbourhood planning and land use, social equality, community investments, economic development and community engagement.
•Participates in branch planning initiatives to ensure resources are invested in a manner aligned with corporate, division, department and community priorities. Participates as a member of the department leadership group and contributes to policy development, action planning and strategic direction setting.
•Leads the implementation, evaluation, and renewal of the Regina's Cultural Plan in alignment with corporate and division priorities and plans, including the Official Community Plan.
•Directs and coordinates the development of policies, procedures, and practices for the cultural development sector, which includes work related to cultural heritage (language, stories, civic identity, etc), cultural diversity and Indigenous relations.
•Establishes long and short-term goals, strategies, and objectives for the sector in alignment with corporate, divisional, departmental and community priorities.
•Oversees community investments and community partner programs with non-profit agencies engaged in the production of art, festivals, events and other cultural activities.
•Manages all human resources related activities including recruitment and selection and performance management for direct report(s) who are responsible for managing projects, processes, programs and agreements; provides leadership, coaching, mentoring and development and ensures a positive, healthy, respectful, participative work environment consistent with the Corporate Contemporary Workplace Strategy.
•Responsible for the programming, operations, partnerships and budget management of cultural facilities and spaces; Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, City Square (Plaza and Victoria Park).
•Responsible for the Civic Art Policy requiring collaboration with public and private entities, and the day-to-day management of the civic art collection, ensuring the safe and effective storage, display and maintenance of the collection.
•Oversees the City's support to cultural events and festivals.
•Provides support to internal committees as deemed appropriate. Provides strategic guidance and counsel to the Board of Directors for appropriate non-profit community partner.
•Facilitates planning processes with citizens, community partners, the private sector, city departments and other levels of government to ensure that cultural spaces, facilities and investments are developed, enhanced, upgraded or delivered to satisfy community and corporate priorities.
•Develops ongoing strategic alliances and partnerships with other city sections, divisions, departments and agencies to influence and encourage the application of cultural development principles to projects, planning and policy.
•Prepares the section annual operating budgets and manages expenditures within the given area of responsibility.
•Responds to public enquiries and complaints in a manner that is consistent with the corporate customer service standards and departmental policies.
•Provides accountability reports for the Director, City Council, and other stakeholders and ensures the identification of achievements compared to desired results.
•Represents management at grievance proceedings and works to resolve grievances and union related issues at assigned level of responsibility.
•Follows all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual.
•Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
•Knowledge of the principles of program and service delivery, organizational development, volunteer development and public engagement processes.
•Knowledge of cultural planning principles and practices.
•Extensive knowledge of the cultural arts.
•Knowledge of heritage principles and related corporate policies.
•Knowledge of the creative city movement and cultural industries activities.
•Knowledge of cultural facility planning, the development of public art, and engagement processes and symposia.
•Demonstrated ability to achieve results within a public-sector context, by successfully balancing regulatory, financial and human resource constraints, competing stakeholder demands, and political pressures.
•Ability to lead and empower direct reports to achieve results and promote the principles of teamwork.
•Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual.
•Ability to build effective relationships with all levels of civic administration, other levels of government and external stakeholders.
•Ability to develop and present budgets and to manage available resources to meet targets.
•Ability to negotiate agreements through problem solving, stakeholder involvement, and group dynamics.
•Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively in oral and written form to a variety of audiences.
•Ability and willingness to be accountable for personal performance and the performance of staff.
•Ability to conduct research and analyze data.
•Demonstrated management skills including leadership development, strategic planning, management reporting, financial management, managing change, organizational development, and performance management.
•Familiar with current best practices for collections, public art, built and cultural heritage, the City of Regina Cultural Plan and Official Community Plan, TRC Calls to Action and UNDRIP.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Fine Arts, Cultural Administration or experience in the arts and culture sector., 5-8 years of relevant experience, including 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity.

Preference will be given to those candidates who identify as indigenous, visible minorities, and people experiencing disabilities.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

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