Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2019 4:18 PM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Museums and Galleries
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    6/26/2019 11:59 PM
    CAD $112,018.00/Yr.
    CAD $140,024.00/Yr.
  • Job Description

    Manager, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

    Digital and Information Services – Community Connections


    The Region of Peel, Canada’s second largest municipality, is a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our future Peel is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation, and environmental sustainability.  Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is the Region’s dynamic culture hub, housed in an inter-connected 4 building campus in downtown Brampton, serving a diverse population of 1.44 million across Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.  PAMA is an integrated institution specialising in contemporary and regional arts, heritage and culture, with a mandate of creative exploration and a goal to help build cohesive community.


    Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives seeks an innovative leader to join the senior management team of this integrated institution and share their passion for community building through art, heritage and culture.


    Are you a visionary individual who can shape the future of our dynamic institution?  Are you an accomplished culture leader, a gifted communicator, and an advocate for inclusivity and collaboration?


    This may be the opportunity for you…


    The PAMA Manager will be responsible for driving planning, developing, and implementing integrated program objectives and strategies for PAMA, and for providing the vision and leadership to build institutional capacity. 

     Reporting to the Divisional Director, Community Connections, the PAMA Manager will work closely with the Manager of Community Engagement and Visitor Experience and the PAMA leadership team to drive the strategic direction for PAMA’s programs and ensure alignment with the strategies of the Region of Peel.



    • Planning and directing operations,  artistic direction, exhibitions and collections stewardship
    • Oversees the PAMA collection-based streams, including art and history curatorial streams, Region of Peel Archives and its services, and oversees institutional operations including capital projects
    • Collaborates and partners with other internal members of the leadership team on revenue opportunities, education, outreach, marketing and development advocacy, board relations and support, volunteer management, and administration
    • Provides oversight on strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; Regional Departments and Divisions, other municipalities, federal and provincial government agencies and departments, cultural and community organizations
    • Delivers successful outcomes related to the current Strategic Plan
    • Develops and manages annual operating and capital budgets
    • Oversees institutional operations, including stewardship of archive, art and museum collections and development of exhibition programs and performance measurement
    • Acts as an advocate and PAMA spokesperson and promoter of arts, heritage and culture
    • Ensures regulatory compliance for heritage buildings, exhibitions, events, etc.
    • Oversees the development and update of policies and procedures for PAMA and alignment to Regional polices.
    • Presents to Regional Council and senior leadership team
    • Oversees a variety of functions related to the physical plant including long-term facility planning, maintenance, security, safety and capital and state of good repair  of PAMA’s buildings and in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Fire Codes and Ontario Building Code guidelines;
    • Conducts regular performance management and coaching
    • Promotes and follow Regional values
    • Networks with  wide range of stakeholders,  funders and partners to fulfill institutional objectives and meet the needs of the community.
    • Participates in special assignments and projects, as assigned


    • Masters Degree in Cultural or Arts Management, Museum Studies, or a related field along with 10 years of progressively responsible experience
    • 6 years of experience in a senior managerial position within the arts,, heritage or cultural facility industry
    • Demonstrated results related to best practices, industry standards and current trends in collections-based facility management
    • Creative thinking skills; Superior customer service skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other staff
    • Effective leadership and team building abilities combined with a strong customer focus
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a dynamic team environment
    • Superior problem-solving and decision-making abilities; well-developed coaching and mentoring skills
    • Ability to cultivate customer orientation and commitment to client service excellence and satisfaction
    • Working knowledge with the Ontario Heritage Act and other legislation affecting service provision
    • Familiarity with the Region of Peel and its history is an asset
    • Experience in dealing with the public, community groups, the media, levels of government
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office


    Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week; Monday to Friday. Flexibility to accommodate events and professional activities after core business hours is required

    Location: 9 Wellington Street, Brampton ON


    If this exciting leadership opportunity matches your qualifications and experience please apply online


    About Us

    The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

    Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

    To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore 

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.


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