Collections Development Plan Coordinator

Updated: 28 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jun 2024

Collections Development Plan Coordinator (Contract)

The Town of Lincoln, located in the beautiful Niagara Region, offers a unique environment that encompasses Lake Ontario, the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment and is situated between Hamilton and St. Catharines. Steeped in a rich 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.

The Collections Development Plan Coordinator will be a temporary contract position at the Lincoln Museum and Cultural Center that is responsible for all activities related to the preparation, research, consultation, development, and writing of the Collections Development Plan. The Museum is looking for a collaborative, engaging and strategic thinker to lead the creation of the Collections Development Plan. The Coordinator will report to the Cultural Development Coordinator, and will work closely with representatives from the Lincoln Pelham Public Library and the Friends of Lincoln’s History (Lincoln Archives). This position will be responsible for all aspects of developing the Plan including the research, coordination, planning, organization, and writing of the shared document.

Responsibilities will include:
• Conduct background research and environmental scan of industry best practices.
• Review the mission, collecting mandates, and recent work of the partner organizations.
• Schedule meetings and stakeholder sessions with relevant staff/board members/committees at the partner organizations.
• Consult and make recommendations based on the information collected.
• Present the draft plan to solicit input and feedback.
• Ensure endorsement of the final strategic plan from stakeholders.
• Review and complete the final report ready for approval.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
• Degree in History or related field.
• Minimum three to five (3- 5) years of Collections Management experience.
• Well-developed project management skills including the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to organize work of a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders.
• Comfortable leading and decision making to achieve desired results.
• Superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
• Exceptional verbal and writing skills.
• Awareness of current policies and Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with professionals within the cultural community and the public.

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