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National Job Board
The Art of Managing Your Career
Using CHRC's Competency Charts and Profiles
Cultural Management
HR Management Toolkit
Mentorship
Export Marketing
HR Forums
Internships
Research

BY DISCIPLINE

Digital Media
Film and Television/Broadcasting
Heritage
Live Performing Arts
Music and Sound Recording
Visual Arts and Crafts
Writing and Publishing (Magazine/Books)

CROSS-SECTORAL

NATIONAL JOB BOARD

2013 Cultureworks.ca
1998 Talent Gallery

THE ART OF MANAGING YOUR CAREER (TAMYC)

2014 Video explaining the five e-learning courses
2013 Five e-learning courses
Enhancements: in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, revision of TAMYC enhancements for writers, visual artists, craftspeople, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, digital media content creators.
2012 The Art of Managing Your Career: A Guide for the Canadian Artist and Self-Employed Cultural Worker (Updated to include Social Media)
2010 The Art of Managing Your Career Guide for post-secondary educators and trainers. The 16 course modules are designed for artists and cultural workers from all disciplines. Based on adult education principles, the modules are highly participatory and provide opportunities to practice and use skills and competencies essential to career self-management.
2009 The Art of Managing Your Career: A Guide for the Canadian Artist and Self-Employed Cultural Worker (First update)
The Artist as Entrepreneur is Grade 11 college preparation course material created by teachers for teachers. It focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals.
2008 Development of workshop material based on The Art of Managing Your Career to address the ever pressing need of self-employed artists to acquire practical business skills.
Four Toronto District School Board high schools (Vanier SS, Wexford Collegiate, Lawrence Park Collegiate and Sir Sandford Fleming Academy), worked together to develop an entrepreneurship course for their arts students. They drew on CHRC's The Art of Managing Your Career and its discipline enhancements, with the accompanying Teacher's Guide, for the course content.
High School Teacher's Guide – designed to assist instructors/teachers at the high school level in the delivery of basic principles in career planning, development and advancement in the arts and cultural industries. The 15 lesson plans are tied directly to TAMYC.
2007 AMYC Discipline Enhancements provide emerging self-employed artists and cultural workers with practical information to better manage their careers. The enhancements offer information, resources, tips & pitfalls, and links to relevant websites in eight disciplines: crafts; dance and choreography; film and television; music and sound recording; digital media; theatre; visual arts; and writing.
2002 The Art of Managing Your Career : an essential resource guide for self-employed artists and cultural workers  

 Using CHRC's COMPETENCY CHARTS AND PROFILES

2013 Linking Competencies to Curriculum and Course Content:
A guide for educators and trainers

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT & MENTORING

2010 Careers in Cultural Management (Careers in Culture online)
Managing and Mentoring – Web page
2009 National Compensation Study – 2009 Update, for Management and Administration in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations (first study: 2003)
2005 Mentorship strategy for Managers and Administrators of Cultural Orgs
Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators Graduate Survey
Cultural Managers -  Competency Chart/Profile/Training Gaps Analysis
Feasibility Study on Certification of Cultural Managers
Management Skills for Artist-Run Centres handbook, with RCAAQ
2004 Creative Management Project: Good Practices Stories
2003 National survey of compensation for arts administrators and cultural managers

HR MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

2013 HR Management Tools available in ePub format

An Overview
Recruiting the right people
Job descriptions
Coaching, mentoring and succession planning
Dealing with challenge and conflict
Managing employee performance
Termination of employment
Benefits and retirement plans
Best practices in the cultural sector
Using competency charts and profiles
Contracting with independent contractors
Competencies for Cultural Managers (2012)
Working with a non-profit Board: Tips+ Tools for Cultural Managers (2012)

MENTORSHIP

2010 Managing and Mentoring  -  Website
2005 Cultural Mentors - Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
Mentorship Strategy for Managers and Administrators of Cultural Orgs

EXPORT MARKETING

2013 The Art of Export Marketing – Website updated
2009 The Art of Export Marketing of Cultural Products and Services  (update)
2005 The Art of Export Marketing - Website
  Going Global: Introduction to Export Marketing

  • CHRC's Facilitator Guide
  • The Art of Export Marketing    
2002 Export Marketing: Competency Chart/Profile/Training Gaps Analysis
1996 Cultural Export Marketing training is identified as a learning priority in CHRC's strategy plan 1997-1999

Workshops:

  • Cross-country pilot workshops , 2003-2004
  • PEI Culture – Train the Trainer , 2009
  • Association des artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse -  Teaching network of Université Sainte Anne (36 hours of training). University level course content, 2009
  • Conseil des métiers d'art du Quebec, 2007
  • Association of Cultural Industries Manitoba PD DAY, 2006
  • RESEAU Ontario (Presenters), 2006
  • Trade Routes - East Coast Music Association and Music NB, 2005
  • Vancouver Dance Centre, BC, 2005
  • For native community in Barrie, ON, 2005
  • For francophone community in Winnipeg, MB, 2005
  • CFTPA internship sessions, Fredericton, NB, 2005

Research:

Final Report and Skills Analysis Chart, Cultural Enterprises International (Hurley & Watson), 1998
International Export Market Readiness , Cultural Enterprises International (Hurley & Watson), 1997
International Export Training Opportunities,  Madeleine Bélanger, 1997
Initial Review of Training Programs available to the Cultural Sector in the Development of Export Marketing, G. Blais, 1997

HR FORUMS

2012 Building Bridges, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
2010 Going Forward in a Digital Era
2003 Strategy 21, November, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Culture Sector Symposium – a Sector/Educator Dialogue (with BCPAS, Royal Roads University and CHRC)
2000 Culture Sector Symposium – an Industry-University Dialogue (with OPAS, Culture Careers Council Ontario and CHRC)
2000 Skills = People, Performance and Profit, Hull September 22 - 23
1999 Culture Works! Trends, Talent and Transition, Hull, Sept 17-19
1998 Soaring into the Future, Ottawa, Ontario, Sept. 11 - 13
1997 Let's Get Interactive, Ottawa, Ontario,  Sept. 13 - 14

INTERNSHIPS

 CHRC has successfully administered employment programs on behalf of both HRSDC and Canadian Heritage since 1994 (managing a total $19.7 million)

Since the beginning of the federal government's youth employment programs, CHRC has been able to provide funding for cultural sector employers to create career-related work experiences for over 2,500 post-secondary graduates. CHRC's internship programs have resulted in an average placement rate of 85%.

Previous agreements with the Department of Canadian Heritage and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:

DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2014-2015  $       176 000,00
DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2013-2014  $       176 000,00
DCH National Arts Training Contribution 2012-2013  $       174 312,00
HRSDC Sectoral Youth Career Focus 2012-2013  $       331 010,00
DCH National Arts Training Contribution 2011-2012  $       172 841,00
HRSDC Sectoral Youth Career Focus 2011-2012  $       307 597,00
DCH National Arts Training Contribution 2010-2011  $       172 675,00
HRSDC Sectoral Youth Career Focus 2010-2011  $       488 410,00
DCH National Arts Training Contribution 2009-2010  $       174 493,00
HRSDC Sectoral Youth Career Focus 2009-2010  $       260 699,00
DCH National Arts Training Contribution 2008-2009  $       164 478,00
HRSDC Sectoral Youth Career Focus 2008-2009  $       243 231,00
DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2007-2008  $       168 813,00
HRSDC Mentoring Youth in Culture 2007-2008  $       414 556,00
DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2006-2007  $       166 203,00
HRSDC Mentoring Youth in Culture 2006-2007  $       413 679,00
DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2005-2006  $       164 897,00
HRSDC Mentoring Youth in Culture 2005-2006  $       215 301,00
DCH YCW Building Careers in Heritage 2004-2005  $       285 727,00
HRSDC Career Focus 2004-2005  $       422 051,00
DCH YIP 2003-2004  $       255 825,00
HRSDC YIP 2003-2004  $         47 444,00
HRSDC Career Focus 2003-2004  $       571 826,00
DCH YIP 2002-2003  $       247 554,00
HRSDC YIP 03 2002-2003  $       502 342,00
HRSDC YIP 02 2002-2003  $          9 680,00
HRSDC YIP International 2002-2003  $             736,00
HRSDC YIP 2002-2003  $       142 235,00
DCH YIP 2001-2002  $       314 657,00
HRSDC YIP 02 2001-2002  $       456 133,00
HRSDC YIP International 2001-2002  $       446 428,00
HRSDC YIP 99 2001-2002  $           5 327,00
DCH YIP 00 2000-2001  $       215 273,00
HRSDC YIP 00 International 2000-2001  $       149 841,00
HRSDC YIP 99 International 2000-2001  $       129 322,00
HRSDC YIP 97 2000-2001  $       488 254,00
DCH YIP 98 1999-2000  $           2 089,00
DCH YIP 99 1999-2000  $       183 674,00
HRSDC YIP 99 International 1999-2000  $       452 973,00
HRSDC YIP 99 1999-2000  $       646 770,00
HRSDC YIP 97 1999-2000  $             207,00
DCH YIP 97 1998-1999  $         45 330,00
HRSDC NMP 21 - TIP 97 1998-1999  $       322 738,00
HRSDC YST-2, YIP 1998-1999  $       327 575,00
HRSDC Supplementary YIP EX 1998-1999  $       466 274,00
DCH YIP 97 1997-1998  $         27 804,00
HRSDC NMP 21 - TIP 97 1997-1998  $    1 359 283,00
HRSDC NMP 12 - TIP 96 1997-1998  $       645 595,00
HRSDC YST-2, YIP 1997.-1998  $       406 619,00
HRSDC NMP 12 - TIP 96 1996-1997  $    2 491 743,00
HRSDC TIP 1995-1996  $    1 422 902,00
HRSDC NMP 1995-1996  $       789 589,00
HRSDC Supplementary TIP 1995-1996  $       261 061,00
HRSDC Supplementary TIP 1994-1995  $       810 179,00
    $  19 738 255,00

HRSDC CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS from 1994 to 2013 = $16,449,610
DCH CONTRIBUTION TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS from 1997 to 2015 = $3,288.645
CROSS-SECTORAL

RESEARCH

2013 CHRC is part of the Cultural Statistics Strategy Consortium which is overseeing the development of a Cultural Statistics Strategy including the setting up of a Culture Satellite Account.
2011 Culture 3.0: Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on the Cultural Sector in Canada analyzes the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources in the cultural sector from the perspectives of both employers and workers in each of the eight sub-sectors.
2010 Cultural HR Study 2010, conducted by the Conference Board of Canada, draws on the input of thousands of employers and workers from the entire cultural community in Broadcasting; Digital Media; Film and Television; Heritage; Live Performing Arts; Music and Sound Recording; Visual Arts and Crafts; and Writing and Publishing. This is the largest HR study ever undertaken on the cultural sector in Canada. It includes a Report on the Effect of the Recession on Canada's Culture Sector (2009), HR Trends and Issues (2010) and a Labour Market Information Report for Canada's Cultural Sector (2010).
Employment Insurance Special Benefits for Self-Employed People: The Impact on Artists and Cultural Workers. Self-employed Canadians are able to enroll in the Employment Insurance program and become eligible to receive these EI special benefits effective January 1, 2011: Maternity Benefits, Parental Benefits, Compassionate Care Benefits and Sickness Benefits. This report examines this new program to determine its relevance for the cultural community and the likelihood that freelance artists and other cultural workers will enroll.
2009 National Compensation Study - 2009 Update for Management and Administration in Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations is an update of a similar study released in 2003. Data was gathered on base salary, employee benefits and perquisites, as well as a number of other human resources issues from over 200 organizations within the not-for-profit arts sector.
2004 Building on Success Based on three years of research and consultation with artists and cultural workers from across the country, Building on Success analyses these three issues in terms of importance to the sector: Management, Career self-employment and Career-long learning.
Cultural Sector Fast Stats provides statistical overviews by sub-sector (Audio-Visual and Live Performing Arts, Heritage, Music and Sound Recording, Visual Arts and Crafts, and Writing and Publishing) based on 2001 Census data. These include not only demographic information but also sector observations that evoke a broader perspective. Fast Stats concludes with a strong recommendation for a renewal of the Survey of the Cultural Labour Force, following the last one undertaken over a decade ago.
2003 National Compensation Survey Deloitte & Touche carried out the survey under the direction of a Steering Committee and Advisory Committee that included representatives of arts organizations, and government and private funders. Over 230 respondents provided information on compensation and benefits, and on other human resource questions.
2002 Face of the Future covers four broad HR areas: employment status, recruitment and retention, access to training, and demand for new competencies. These were considered in relation to certain environmental issues, namely: new technologies, public policy, globalization and demographics.


BY DISCIPLINE

DIGITAL MEDIA

2013 Towards a Career in Digital Media:  High School Teacher's Guide
A12-lesson mini-course, intended to be integrated into existing curriculum, for grade 12 students in visual arts, language arts and computer science who are contemplating a career in the Digital Media industry.
Digital Media HR Tool kit

  • Interactive Digital Media Team competency chart
  • Competency profile for the Creation function
  • Competency profile for the Project Management function
  • Competency profile for the Business function
  • Training Gaps Analysis
  • Context Paper : Where Creativity Meets
    Technology in the Digital Economy
Starting a Digital Media Business: A Guide for Digital Media Entrepreneurs
The Art of Managing Your Career in New Media – Interactive Zone
Revised Enhancement:The Art of Managing Your Career in New Media
2012 Project Management 101
2011 Project Management for Digital Media Producers – course content and workshop delivery
2010 Interzone: Careers in New Media  (Careers in Culture online)
Compendium of Hubs for Digital Media Content Creation
2009 Interactive Media Producers Competency Chart, Profile and Training Gaps Analysis
2009 Digital Media Content Creation Technology Road Map
2008 Content Creation Technology Roadmap (Visioning Meting)
2007 Convergence Media  (Course content) 
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in New Media
2006 Content Creation National Roundtable
2005 New Media Content Creation meetings (cross-country)
2004 New Media Content Creation – Competency Chart and Profile
1999 New Media Skills Dialogue  Roundtable
1998 Careers in Culture booklet

 

Research:
Culture 3.0, Impact of Emerging Digital Technologies on HR in the Cultural Sector, 2011
New Media Content Creators, Training Needs and Gaps Analysis, Delvinia, 2004
New Media Freelance Content Creators Survey, Ekos, 2004
HR Challenges for Interactive Media Skills Requirements in Canada : A Research Needs Assessment , MMSG, 2000
HR needs in the New Media Industry,  Ekos Research Associates, 1998
HR Issues and Challenges for Cultural Workers in the Multimedia/New Media Industry; Nancy C. Abell & L. Beccari, 1997

FILM AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING

2013 Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Film and Television
2012 Production Accounting 101
2011 Business Skills for Producers  (course content, instructor's guide & workshop delivery)
2010 From Shortwave to Widescreen: Careers in Film and Broadcasting  (Careers in Culture online)
National Overview of Safety Bulletins / Guidelines
Screen-based Media Training Database
2009 Film Set Etiquette (course content & workshop delivery)
Production Accounting for Film, Television and Digital Media  (course content, instructor's guide & workshop delivery)
Film Set Safety Awareness (course content & workshop delivery)
2008 Below-the-Line Film and Television Workers: Training Gaps Analysis
Directors ( Film and television):  Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
Location Manager:  Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
National Roundtable : Below-the-Line Occupations
National Training Advisory Council
Producers (Film and television):  Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
Showrunners : Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
2007 Launch of Screen-based Media Training Database
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Film and Television
2006 Convergence Media (course content)
Fast Forward: HR Strategy in Film and Television
National Film & Television Roundtable
Production Manager (Film and television): Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
2005 Documentary Directors and Producers: Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
2004
 
Framework: Employment in Canadian Screen-based Media (National Employment Study)
National HR Summit Film & Television
1998 Careers in Culture booklet


HERITAGE
 (Archives, Libraries, Museums and Built Heritage)

2013 Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in the field of Heritage
2010 The Art of Storytelling: Careers in Heritage (Careers in Culture online)
2007 Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in the field of Heritage
2006 Librarians and Library Technicians: Training Gaps Analysis
2004 Mapping the Work Force and Setting Strategic Priorities  - Built Heritage
2002 IRMS (Information Resources Management Specialists)  Competency Chart/Profile/Training Gaps Analysis
2000 CHRC collaboration with ALARM (Alliance of Libraries, Archives and Records Management)
1998 Careers in Culture booklet


LIVE PERFORMING ARTS


2013 Meeting of the Live Performing Arts Caucus
Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Dance and Choreography
  Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Theatre
2010 The Spotlight's On! Careers in LPA  (Careers in Culture online)
Entertainment Riggers: Competency Chart & Profile with Proficiency Levels
General Stage Technicians : Competency Chart & Profile with Proficiency Levels
2007 Automation Technicians: Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
Entertainment Riggers: Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
Presenters: Competency Chart/Profile/ Training Gaps Analysis
National Roundtable of Theatre Technicians and Educators
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Dance and Choreography
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Theatre
2006 General Stage Technicians: Competency Chart/Profile/Training Gaps Analysis
1998 Careers in Culture booklet


MUSIC & SOUND RECORDING

2013 Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Music and Sound Recording
2012 Rights Management 101
2010 Now Hear This! Careers in Music & Sound Recording (Career in Culture online)
2009 Welcome to the Future: a Guide to Marketing Music in the New Economy course content and delivery
2008 Cross-country consultations re National Training Strategy
Rights Management for the Music Industry course content
National Training Advisory Council for the Music Industry (NTAC)
The Business of Music: A National Training Strategy for Business Skills in the
Music Industry
2007 Cross-country consultations re National Training Strategy
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Music and Sound Recording
1998 Careers in Culture booklet

Competency charts/profiles/training gaps analyses

  • Booking agent (2008)
  • Recorded music production (2008)
  • Development, marketing, distribution (2008)
  • Music publishers (2007)
  • Presenters (2007)
  • Music artist manager (2006)
  • Record label manager (2006)

VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

2013 Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Crafts
Revised Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Visual Arts
2010 The Mind's Eye: Careers in Visual Arts and Crafts  (Careers in Culture online)
2007 Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Crafts
Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Visual Arts
1998 Careers in Culture booklet

WRITING AND PUBLISHING
(Books and Magazines)

2013 Updated Enhancement : The Art of Managing Your Career in Writing
2010 Words on the Move - Careers in Writing and Publishing  (Careers in Culture online)
2007 Enhancement: The Art of Managing Your Career in Writing
1998 Careers in Culture booklet

MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

2012 Development of 4 online courses = Editorial, Production, Advertising and Circulation
Guide to Best Practices for Canadian Publishing, Editing  and Writing
2009 Cross-country meetings
2008 Canadian Magazine Industry Market Compensation Survey

BOOK PUBLISHING

2008 Book Marketing in an Online World
Roundtable of training offerings for book publishers & educators
2006 Magazine Publishing industry roundtable
2005 Book Publishers: Competency Chart/Profile/Training Gaps Analysis