Cultural Development Coordinator

Date Posted: Jan 09, 2020
Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Start Date: Mar 02, 2020

Salary From: 65K To 75K
Province: Ontario
Region: Hamilton Area
City: Lincoln
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Town of Lincoln
Municipal Government

Job Description

Situated in picturesque Niagara, the unique environment encompasses Lake Ontario as well as the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment and is situated between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Steeped in history and home to one of the fastest growing municipalities, Lincoln is a place to grow, a place to prosper and a place to belong.  
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Cultural Development Coordinator position oversees and supervises the operational requirements of the Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre including planning, staffing and reporting. The successful candidate will manage the transition of the Museum from its interim location to its new permanent home in Jordan, Ontario in 2020. The Cultural Development Coordinator will be the primary lead for the development, planning and execution of exhibitions and programs that raise the profile of the Museum within the community and beyond. Other responsibilities will include providing leadership and support in developing and implementing cultural initiatives and policies that will advance the Municipal Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.


The Successful Candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Post-secondary degree and post-graduate certificate in Museum Studies, History or a related field;
  • Considerable cultural and heritage sector knowledge and experience in community relations, corporate partnerships and cultural entities;
  • Minimum five (5) years related experience, preferably in a municipal setting;
  • Experience leading in a supervisory capacity;
  • Thorough knowledge of museum best practices, policies and procedures, and related legislation including Ministry Standards for Community Museums in Ontario;
  • Well developed project management and leadership skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with proven ability to conduct historical research to develop successful exhibits;
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills;
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, implement, evaluate and organize cultural programs for a wide variety of age groups and backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated success with community engagement and outreach initiatives;
  • Strong organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
  • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license.

Additional Info:

This contract position offers a dynamic and progressive workplace with plenty of opportunity for growth and permanency. The salary range for this position (based on a 35-hour work week) is $67,175 – $75,606.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to forward their resume by 4:30 PM on Friday January 24, 2020 to:
To apply:
Email: noting the position in the subject line
This job description is available in alternative formats, or accessible communication supports, upon request.
We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information gathered is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection.


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