About the Organization

Priests Mill Arts Centre (PMAC), a non-profit organization, has applied for funding to support its expansion project in 2020.

During the spring we will be interviewing and hope to be able to fill these positions as soon as we have confirmation of funding:

Please submit resumes to: hr@priestsmill.com

 Glass arts and crafts instructor

Employment: 6-16 weeks, 30-40 hrs/week, $15.50/hr

The resident artist / instructor’s prime mandate is to attract cultural revenues from the tourism sector.

He/she must be able to communicate fluently in written English and verbally in both official languages and will be responsible for:

  • Supporting initiatives to engage tourists in the local arts culture as represented by the participating local artists.
  • Developing pedagogical art resources catering to the needs of students  from   youth to our most senior citizens.
  • Maintenance the studio supplies and equipment while respecting the historical and cultural aspects of the venue
  • Provide demonstrations of glassblowing, fused glass and stained glass to tourists and to draw members of this rural community into participating in arts and culture
  • Develop and teach courses in glassblowing, fused glass and / or stained glass.
  • Ensuring that during all glass art creation, all students are following safety rules and wearing eye protection.
  • Produce hand made glass objects for sale in the gallery.

It is expected this job will augment your existing skills, specifically your experience as an artistic glassblower.

A core requisite for this position is that the glass artist is or has been enrolled in a collegiate level glass arts program.

Multi-media arts and crafts instructor

Employment: 6-16 weeks, 30-40 hrs/week, $15.50/hr

The resident artist / instructor’s prime mandate is to attract cultural revenues from the tourism sector.

He/she must be able to communicate fluently in written English and verbally in both official languages and will be responsible for:

  • Supporting initiatives to engage tourists in the local arts culture as represented by the participating local artists.
  • Developing pedagogical art resources catering to the needs of students from youth to our most senior citizens.
  • Maintenance the studio supplies and equipment while respecting the historical and cultural aspects of the venue
  • Provide demonstrations of various visual media to draw members of this rural community into participating in arts and culture
  • Develop and teach courses in schetching, painting, and glass arts.
  • Ensuring that during all glass art creation, all students are following safety rules and wearing eye protection.
  • Produce hand made objects for sale in the gallery.

It is expected this job will augment your existing skills, specifically your experience as an artistic educator.

A desired qualification for this position is that the artist is or has been enrolled in a collegiate level glass arts program.

Art gallery Administrative assistant

Employment: 6-16 weeks, 30-40 hrs/week, $15.50/hr

The resident artist / instructor’s prime mandate is to attract arts and cultural revenues from the tourism sector.

  • The gallery assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the gallery which include meeting and greeting customers, engaging in discussion of the various art forms supported, handling sales transactions, and maintaining the gallery space in a professional manner.
  • Since part of PMAC’s mandate is managing groups of tourists and handling events in our performing arts space, the assistant will be responsible for all hospitality functions.
  • The assistant will be familiar with the cultural and historical nature of the venue, a more than a century old gristmill and be able to communicate this story from its founding to its current use.
  • The assistant is required to use and further develop our internal IT systems, website, on-line sales system and accounting systems.

Priority will be given to applicants that are able to communicate verbally in both official languages.

Gallery Administrator/Curator and Business Development Officer

Employment: 26 weeks, 40 hrs/week, 17.00/hr

Priests Mill Arts Centre (PMAC) is a non-profit arts education centre & exhibition space providing support & promotion for all regional artists.

  • PMAC is a major tourist destination in the counties North and South Glengarry primarily due to its offering of “Beginner’s Glassblowing” classes. Tourists are also attracted to our visual arts gallery and our participation in the Apples & Art Studio Tour.
  • The project is to assist PMAC to define new, or re-define the existing curation policies and business practices to be included a cohesive marketing and business plan
  • This is a management position to lead PMAC in the planning and execution of a product and marketing plan.
  • PMAC’s primary revenue stream is from teaching the glass arts and secondarily from the direct sales of visual arts and arts services. The need is to diversify the source of new students beyond Airbnb and Facebook.
  • The product offerings also need to be expanded to encompass other media and other forms of glass art expression.
  • CRM and other tools will need to be implemented to increase retention and loyalty.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in contemporary art or communications, particularly as an arts administrator or related career path. The candidate should have graduated within the past two years preferably with a degree (BA, MA, BFA, MFA) in arts administration, curatorial studies, visual art, art history, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, communications, advertising or related fields.

The candidate must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required by general gallery activities and communications and marketing deadlines.

The candidate should have confidence with online platforms, social media and new media technologies such as video and photo editing software.

Knowledge of MS Office software including Word, Excel and email software is essential.

Priority will be given to applicants that are able to communicate verbally in both official languages.