Now Hiring! International Import-Export Specialist!

TOTAL Fine Arts is seeking to fill the position of International Import/Export Specialist.
Our team is growing again to meet customer demand! Seeking applicants for immediate openings. TOTAL Fine Arts is built on experienced staff with a clear understanding of what is expected, the precautions needed, and the absolute care required when handling priceless shipments. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of international shipping industry and customs processes as well as exceptional customer service to high profile clients. You will be required to be proactive and coordinate with international parties, operations departments, and clients to ensure successful project completion. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure seamless project management, and immediately communicate any changes that may arise to stakeholders.

The key responsibilities of this position include:
– Prepare shipping documentation, and work closely with customs brokerage, warehouse and road transport departments
– Prepare permits related to shipment (i.e. CITES, Cultural Property, etc.)
– Provide consultative support and advice to our clients in regard to our services.
– Provide project estimates and respond to RFQs based on scope of work.
– Offer solutions to clients though our array of services and benefits.
– Schedule & coordinate shipment bookings with clients with a focus on international moves.
– Work with and provide support to senior fine arts staff & management.
– Handle all emails and calls with authority and professionalism.
– Work in a fast paced environment, keeping an acute attention to detail.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with emphasis in Transportation and Logistics, Sales and Marketing, or International Business, preferred but not required.
– Minimum of 2 years’ experience in international transportation, freight forwarding, including air and sea transport.
– Comprehensive understanding of operational procedures regarding air, ocean, and international import/export process
– Knowledge of permits, import/export restrictions as related to client projects
– Successful completion of CIFFA or CITT an asset
– Experience working with arts and culture community
– Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, database experience, etc.)
– Able to take charge, make decisions and positively manage change as and when needed.
– Understanding best practices for the handling and transporting needs, with a focus on the arts
– Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
– Strong administrative and organizational capabilities
– Attention to detail is an ABSOLUTE MUST.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and any pertinent information to: alauffer@total-transportation.com.

Closing date to apply is Friday, June 29th, 2018.

 

22 Sep

Legacy Canoe

The Legacy
Since times immemorial, the canoe has been an enduring symbol of the spirit, identity, skill, imagination and knowledge of the First Nations People.

The People and the Purpose
On the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Broad Reach Foundation, supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, developed and executed Project Coastline.  The project engaged youth in the discovery of our marine heritage while celebrating a spirit of recognition and appreciation of the First Nations.

By engaging their hands, hearts and minds, the construction of the Legacy Canoe allowed the youth to discover how much value a canoe truly represents – in terms of the skill, ingenuity, and sense of practical and spiritual beauty which the First Nations demonstrated, every time a canoe was launch on Canada’s rivers and lakes. In that process, an essential part of our heritage was brought to life, as a symbol that brings cultures together in the present, just as it did in the past.

The Blessing
Upon completion, the Legacy Canoe was blessed by Whabagoon Flower Blooming in Spring Patti Phipps Walker, an Ojibway Elder. Over 100 youth shared in this ceremony. The second celebratory ceremony took place at the National Yacht Club in Toronto, where the Legacy Canoe was launched on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

The Broad Reach Foundation of Youth Leaders
The Legacy Canoe is a creation of the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders, a Canadian registered charity, assisting youth with skills and knowledge development through the sport, science and experience of sailing.

The Future
The Legacy Canoe is now cherished by the Pustai family of TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc. The family values the story and the provenance of the Legacy Canoe as a precious way of life on the water, of art and of integrated communities and all relations.

22 Sep

Legacy Canoe

The Legacy
Since times immemorial, the canoe has been an enduring symbol of the spirit, identity, skill, imagination and knowledge of the First Nations People.

The People and the Purpose
On the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Broad Reach Foundation, supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, developed and executed Project Coastline.  The project engaged youth in the discovery of our marine heritage while celebrating a spirit of recognition and appreciation of the First Nations.

By engaging their hands, hearts and minds, the construction of the Legacy Canoe allowed the youth to discover how much value a canoe truly represents – in terms of the skill, ingenuity, and sense of practical and spiritual beauty which the First Nations demonstrated, every time a canoe was launch on Canada’s rivers and lakes. In that process, an essential part of our heritage was brought to life, as a symbol that brings cultures together in the present, just as it did in the past.

The Blessing
Upon completion, the Legacy Canoe was blessed by Whabagoon Flower Blooming in Spring Patti Phipps Walker, an Ojibway Elder. Over 100 youth shared in this ceremony. The second celebratory ceremony took place at the National Yacht Club in Toronto, where the Legacy Canoe was launched on Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

The Broad Reach Foundation of Youth Leaders
The Legacy Canoe is a creation of the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders, a Canadian registered charity, assisting youth with skills and knowledge development through the sport, science and experience of sailing.

The Future
The Legacy Canoe is now cherished by the Pustai family of TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc. The family values the story and the provenance of the Legacy Canoe as a precious way of life on the water, of art and of integrated communities and all relations.