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Now Hiring! Fine Art Technician!

TOTAL Fine Arts, a division of TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc., is built on experienced staff with a clear understanding of what is expected, the precautions needed, and the absolute care required when handling priceless art and artifacts. Our staff and technicians have a genuine passion for the arts. TOTAL Fine Arts is currently seeking an Art Technician to join a team of dedicated professionals serving our clients, including museums, art galleries, private collectors and individual artists.


Job Description:

TOTAL Technicians are required to assist with and carry out tasks including but not limited to transportation, installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing/wrapping of sensitive and high value artworks and artifacts, as well as providing support in the fabrication of custom crates and travel systems as needed. The candidate may also be requested to fill in for other areas in the company, aiding in the movement of high value products. Position may include other related duties as required.

The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Comfort and demonstrated experience with handling artwork and artifacts
  • High level of care and attention to detail
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada
  • Good physical health (position will require regular heavy lifting)
  • Professionalism, discretion and attention to detail
  • Must be bondable

Additional assets to this position include:

  • Valid G level Driver’s license, preference/priority will be given to candidates with AZ/DZ
  • An interest or educational background in the arts
  • Construction, carpentry or woodworking experience considered an asset

This is a full time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends as required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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.