Posted July 25th 2017

Position Description

The Department of Creative Economy is responsible for delivering key aspects of the Invest Barrie strategy, which aims to support a strong, resilient, and diversified economy. Specifically, the department is focused on fostering the growth of a vibrant startup ecosystem, enabling effective use of innovation tools and practices within the business community, implementing strategies that promote the growth of targeted cultural and creative industry clusters, building creative networks that lead to stronger integration between business and the arts, and creating a dynamic cultural environments that helps increase the contributions and benefits of the creative economy to Barrie?s cultural vitality and economic prosperity.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Creative Economy, the Senior Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer position is responsible for planning and implementing initiatives related to the growth of entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem, business innovation, creative industries, and the City of Barrie?s economy as a whole. Specifically, this position develops plans and coordinates programs, events, workshops and meet-ups to share tools, networks, practices and resources that promote the growth of knowledge-based industries in Barrie. Additionally, this position collaborates with post-secondary institutions, public organizations and private businesses to create new programs and partnership that identify and fill gaps required to create an environment of innovation. Lastly, this position collaborates with departments across Invest Barrie, including the Business Development Department and the Culture branch, to implement a ?Creative Hub? in the City?s downtown that will drive the growth of entrepreneurship, creative businesses, vibrant retail, and a connected community. Overall, this position delivers both strategic and operational services that are conductive to the growth of Barrie?s economy.

Additional Information

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Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # I-17-23 Senior Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email by Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Company Description

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.