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Executive Director
Oakville Galleries

Oakville Galleries is currently inviting applications for the position of Executive Director to lead the institution into an exciting new era.

As one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, Oakville Galleries is driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. With an outstanding track record of presenting the work of early and mid-career artists from across Canada and around the world, Oakville Galleries’ award-winning exhibition and educational programming is rooted in commitments to the visionary, the forward-thinking, and the responsive.

Presently housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is located thirty minutes from Toronto, engaging communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. The organization is currently preparing for a major capital transformation, one that will see its operations relocated to an iconic heritage building in central Oakville, retrofitted to provide more than 30,000 square feet of museum-standard space to house the Galleries’ exhibitions, collections and programs.

The Board of Directors for Oakville Galleries is seeking an Executive Director to provide exceptional artistic and organizational leadership through this period of transformative growth. Responsible for the institution’s vision, strategic and financial direction, and overall management, the Executive Director will bring both artistic and business leadership to the position to realize the full potential of Oakville Galleries’ curatorial, operational, and capital capacities.

The Executive Director will be a dynamic and inspiring leader, one who is passionate about engaging broad audiences with contemporary art, who champions principles of equity and diversity, and who demonstrates a robust track record for generating civic and financial support alike. S/he will be both visionary and effective, working with the Board, staff, and Oakville community to skillfully steer the organization through its next phase of development.


Leadership and strategic direction:

  • To assume overall responsibility for Oakville Galleries’ strategic direction, working closely with staff and Board to ensure that the institution’s vision, values, and policy statements are developed ambitiously and embodied compellingly
  • To develop the Galleries’ institutional and artistic identity through oversight of all curatorial, communications, and development activities
  • To define the Galleries’ audiences clearly and expansively, and to develop and implement appropriate strategies for diverse audience engagement
  • To realize the Galleries’ strategic goals through comprehensive and effective business planning

Capital development:

  • To lead Oakville Galleries’ relocation project, serving as a persuasive and effective champion for the organization’s operational and capital expansion with all current and potential stakeholders
  • To oversee the ongoing development of the Galleries’ capital plans in close partnership with the Board, managing feasibility work, developing operational plans, and assembling and executing an appropriate capital fundraising strategy in alignment with the organization’s current relocation goals

Resource advancement:

  • To develop and execute a multifaceted income generation and fundraising strategy that builds community, civic support, and trust along with financial security
  • To nurture and cultivate contacts with existing and potential donors, sponsors, and members, both individual and corporate, in concert with the Manager of Special Projects
  • To oversee all funding requests and reports for the Galleries, operational, project, and capital

Financial management:

  • To develop and recommend to the Board an annual operating budget that appropriately balances public sector support with private sector contributions
  • To manage all income and expenditures, implementing suitable financial controls and providing effective monitoring and reporting throughout the year

Talent management:

  • To recruit, manage, support, and retain a tight-knit team of arts professionals, appropriately engaging staff in the organization’s long-term goals and delegating responsibilities and authority efficiently
  • To recommend to the Board the appropriate organizational structure, HR policies, and salary schedules to carry out the Galleries’ operations effectively and within its resources

Advocacy and representation:

  • To ensure and assert Oakville Galleries’ robust role in the cultural landscape, cultivating appropriate context and visibility for the organization at regional, national, and international levels
  • To develop collaborative relationships, both within the local community and among institutional peers in national and international arts contexts
  • To serve as the Galleries’ primary representative to civic leaders, government agencies, arts communities, and local audiences


The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • An active commitment to—and passion for—contemporary art and the institutions that support it
  • Vision-oriented leadership, with an ability to set clear, ambitious goals and support them through detailed business planning
  • Considerable experience overseeing a forward-thinking artistic program, with a robust familiarity with artists working across a range of disciplines and contexts
  • A history of dynamic strategic thinking and entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development
  • A proven track record of success in identifying and securing opportunities to diversify funding and grow income from a range of sources, including in the context of a capital campaign
  • A considerable ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with national and international artists, partners, donors and funders
  • Experience effectively managing a budget, with an ability to make difficult choices where necessary
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity for engaging, persuading, and inspiring a broad variety of audiences, stakeholders, and partners
  • A proven ability to lead, motivate, and develop a committed team of staff
  • A nuanced understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that will actively inform your leadership


Oakville Galleries offers a competitive salary for this position, commensurate with experience. The compensation package also includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, a generous pension contribution, and an annual travel allowance.


Please submit a CV and letter of intent that summarizes your interest in this position in PDF format to We would prefer to receive applications electronically.

Oakville Galleries is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the audiences we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Should you require accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact so that we may meet your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents,
and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2020, 12:00 (noon) EST

Oakville Galleries acknowledges that the land on which it operates is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.




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-St. Catharines ON-
SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art Practice
Brock University

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenoshaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work in St. Catharines and the Niagara region. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement.

Brock University is committed to building inclusivity and equity through understanding and respect for diverse identities, and to reflecting this in our approaches to teaching and learning, research and creativity, administration and service provision, and community engagement. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in the recognition that the strongest research, scholarship, and creative activity and the best research training environment require engagement of scholars from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with Brock University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the federally designated groups in the Canada Research Chairs program, and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this position will be filled by a qualified candidate who self-identifies as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person.


Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Art Practice at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The start date for this position can be as early as January 1, 2020, but is negotiable with the Faculty Dean.

Brock University has sought to address in meaningful and sustainable ways the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. Courses and workshops offered by the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, Aboriginal Student Services, the Office of Human Rights and Equity, and the Faculty of Education have helped incorporate Indigenous world views, traditions, history and current affairs in the Brock community. Ongoing initiatives also support and sustain our Indigenous students, staff and faculty, and build bridges between the university and the larger Indigenous community. Brock has an active Aboriginal Education Council, a Two Row/One Dish One Spoon Council, and recently hired its first Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement. The arts play a pivotal role in Brock’s realization of the values of reconciliation and decolonization, and the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice responds directly to this priority.

The CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will be appointed to one or more of the School’s academic units, depending on the successful applicant’s area(s) of knowledge and expertise. We recognize that in Indigenous art there may be no formal divisions between visual, theatrical, and musical art forms. Brock embraces diverse perspectives and practice approaches; it is hoped that the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will help foster new collaborations across academic units and assist the School and university to move towards Indigenization. The CRC will be welcomed into a tight-knit, friendly, and dynamic community of artists, scholars, staff, and students that respects, promotes, and actively engages with Indigenous arts and culture within the University and Indigenous communities.

Our ideal candidate will be  an  innovative  Indigenous  arts  practitioner  and  researcher  whose  work engages in one or  more  artistic  forms  with  Indigenous  communities  and  a  leader  in  new  Indigenous arts-based research and methodologies. The candidate will hold knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas in relation to Indigenous art practice: musical, dramatic, and/or visual culture and performance; curatorial practice; arts protocols; aesthetics; relationships to land, knowledge transmission, and cultural production; arts and Indigenous health, healing, and wellness; Indigenous resistance, resilience, and resurgence; impact of transnational contact on Indigenous artistic expression; influence of Indigenous artistic expression on non-Indigenous societies; global indigeneity; anti-colonial and decolonizing theories and practices.

In addition to research and artistic production in the MIWSFPA, the CRC in Indigenous Art Practice will offer important learning, research and art-making opportunities for Indigenous students, and opportunities for non-Indigenous students to learn about Indigenous art practice through Indigenous perspectives. Ideally, the CRC will work collaboratively with faculty members in the MIWSFPA and possibly in other academic units at Brock, including Communication, Popular Culture and Film; Digital Humanities; and Interactive Arts and Science. The CRC will have the opportunity to supervise or mentor Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduate students, in particular those in the MA in Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts (SCLA) and the PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUMA). Other opportunities include developing and strengthening the MIWSFPA and Brock’s community partnerships and contributing to building the reputation of MIWSFPA and Brock as a centre of innovative, creative practice.


  • MFA or PhD or equivalent combinations of qualifications, experience, and professional contributions.
  • The successful candidate will be an outstanding emerging Indigenous artist/scholar with a demonstrated potential to achieve a significant international reputation in the next five to ten years.
  • The successful candidate must self-identify as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association, and is expected to have lived experience of Indigenous world views, cultures and values.


The Canada Research Chairs program recognizes outstanding scholars at all career stages and is a key mechanism for Canadian universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world to achieve excellence in research and research training. Canada Research Chairs advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields through their scholarly research, teaching, and supervision.  Tier  2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, typically those who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks  exist, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility  for  a  Tier  2  Chair  assessed  through  the  program’s  Tier  2  justification  process.  Please contact Nicole Perry, Consultant at Leaders International ( for more information. Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of applicants.

The appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Benefits associated with Chair appointments include teaching release and a research stipend.


The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is situated in the heart of historic St. Catharines, in a renovated 19th-century textile factory. Opened in 2015, Brock University’s stunning downtown campus houses the departments of Dramatic Arts, Music, and Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC). The School’s state-of-the-art facilities include a digital media lab; separate foundation, drawing and painting studios; a darkroom; a gallery; four performance studios (two with lighting grids); wardrobe, design and scene shops; a 285-seat flexible theatre; and bright and spacious music lesson studios and practice rooms. Students and faculty also have access to the Recital Hall, Partridge Concert Hall and the Film Theatre in the adjacent FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre where classes and special programming are held. The MIWSFPA is embedded in the community, at the centre of Niagara’s creative hub. Our partners include the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Singers and Chorus Niagara, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC), Willow Arts Community, Carousel Players, Suitcase in Point, Essential Collective Theatre, the Foster Festival, the Shaw Festival Theatre (Niagara-on-the-Lake), the Stratford Festival Academy (Stratford), Celebration of Nations, and Weengushk Film Institute.


The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in the historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Geography

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment with close proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, and presence of the Métis Nation. It sits within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagarawinecountry.The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize Canada’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. The city is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo (NY). With one of the warmest climates in Canada; safe, clean communities; and affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include start-up funding, conference support, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the collective agreement between the Brock University Faculty Association and the University.

Application Process

Please apply to Leaders International, the executive search firm retained to support this recruitment process, by sending application materials to Nicole Perry, Consultant, at For further inquiries about the opportunity, the CRC criteria, or the process, please reach Nicole Perry at the email above or by phone at 613-788-8254 x 105. Candidates must submit:

Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be submitted electronically to

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy. Please advise Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant ( to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview with be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting


Located on the traditional lands of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee, Brock University is situated in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara region, in St. Catharines, Ontario. With proximity to the Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest Haudenosaunee First Nations community in Canada, and the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Brock University also benefits from the distinct presence of the Niagara Region Métis Council. The Niagara region has a large and growing Indigenous urban community. It is also recognized as a gathering place of many Indigenous nations where the stories of the Covenant Chain, Two Row Wampum and Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belts have played key roles in diverse paths towards Peace. The region also houses the Niagara Regional Native Centre and the Healing & Wellness and Lands, Resources & Consultations Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Brock’s location plays a key role in its identity, as more than 200 community collaborations allow the University to be a vital partner which helps advance Niagara’s cultural, economic, and intellectual transformation.

Only a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto, Niagara Region is highlighted by affordable housing, winery tours, bike paths, hiking trails, numerous golf courses and convenient cross-border shopping. Visitors from around the world travel to the Niagara Region to see the many attractions, from the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls to world-class theatre performances and historic Fort George. The spectacular natural setting and diverse arts and cultural offerings make the Niagara Region a desirable place to live.

Brock University is situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in an area known for viticulture, tourism, and natural splendour. St. Catharines contributes to the beauty of the region – it is known as The Garden City. Downtown St. Catharines is one of Niagara’s most unique destinations with more than 120 shops, boutiques and 50 culinary establishments. It also features one of the oldest farmers markets in Ontario.




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Multimedia Coordinator (until December 31, 2021)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Multimedia Coordinator until December 31, 2021
Competition #: 19-CC-112
Posting Date: November 6, 2019
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Department: Multimedia
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, overtime as required)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Classification: Band 5
Salary: $57,018 - $67,056/Year
Number of Positions:
Language Requirements: English BBB/French BBB (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.


As departmental Coordinator, Multimedia Services, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers.

The Coordinator prepares artworks for photography, including scheduling the movement of and occasionally personally responsible for the movement of artworks to and from the storage vaults and handling of artworks in the department’s temp storage areas. The Coordinator ensures quality and efficiency in the delivery of images of permanent collection artworks, loaned artworks, and pre-acquisition candidates to various departments within the Gallery.

The Coordinator also ensures that rotations of artworks within the Gallery space are photographed, including time-based works of art, and exhibition installations. The inventory of all photographic materials, and of related equipment for various requirements, also falls within the scope of the position.

The position tracks the departmental budget for Multimedia (both Photographers and AV technicians), processes monthly variance reports, and prepares annual budgets, with input from the Photographers and AV technicians, for the Director, RCL.

The position regularly interfaces with Copyright, Collections Management, Web and Digital Media, and IT on digitization initiatives, and understands the functioning of the Collections Management database (MimsyXG) and the Digital Asset Management System (Piction) in detail.

Main Duties

  1. Overall coordination and prioritization of all requests and functions of the Photographers.
  2. Coordinates the completion of requests for digitization of works of art.
  3. Coordinates and/or carries out movement of works to and from Multimedia Services.
  4. Responsible for the safe handling, movement and preparation of works of art for photography.
  5. Maintains the inventory of material and equipment that is the responsibility of the section, including equipment that may comprise a part or a whole of a work of art.
  6. Budgeting, costing & forecasting for two distinct Multimedia units – assessing daily and annual production needs.
  7. Represents Multimedia on the Digital Collections Committee (DCC), and contributes a critical role to digitization success.



A post-secondary degree or diploma in art history or museum studies OR an equivalent combination of 3 years or more of related work experience.

Work Experience:

  • 2 years minimum working knowledge of different forms of photography, as well as an in-depth understanding of digital studio production including the various photographic services supplied in a gallery.
  • 2-3 years of experience handling fragile, complex objects of various media and materials in a museum environment.
  • 2 years of experience with some form of Database knowledge including photographic file labeling conventions and storage, management and retrieval of images for digital archives.
  • Experience using a financial system, bookkeeping and variance reporting.


  • Ability to safely handle fragile equipment manually, alone or with another person;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to work in an ever–changing environment that has multiple competing priorities;
  • Excellent ability to evaluate internal requests, make recommendations, and ensure goals are achieved;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement, integrity, reliability and team player with a positive attitude.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invites selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process. We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.

We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.


  • Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
  • Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage


  • Temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.
  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective or Canadian Society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.






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Chief, Exhibitions and Loans Programs (6 months)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Chief, Exhibitions and Loans Programs (6 months)
Competition #: 19-CC-116
Posting Date: November 29, 2019
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Department: Exhibitions & Loans Programs
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, overtime as required)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Classification: L/N 06
Salary: $102,045 - $145,336 / Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English CCC/French CCC (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: Management


Reporting to the Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Outreach, the Chief, Exhibitions and Loans Programs is accountable for the development, planning, production, monitoring and evaluation of the exhibitions and loans programs in Ottawa, across the country and internationally as well as the oversight of the departmental priorities, objectives, procedures, and budgets in support of the Strategic and Corporate Plans and in compliance with the Gallery’s policies, in particular the Exhibitions, the Loans and the Acquisition Policies.
The Chief is responsible for the direction and management of three offices in the Exhibitions and Loans Programs Department: the Exhibitions Planning Office, the Exhibitions Production Office, and the Loans and Art Transit Office, and provides expert advice in the areas under his/her purview.

The Chief leads and empowers a department of approximately 18 individuals and administers its human resources and staffing requirements.



Master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies and Business Studies (or any other relevant field) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience:

  • 10 years of related management experience;
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of project management principles and practices to oversee the development, planning and delivery of the exhibitions and loans program deliverables and deadlines;
  • Excellent financial acumen with expert budget management and financial planning skills;
  • Excellent ability to understand, express and apply complex financial, technical, artistic and administrative concepts, methods and procedures;
  • Excellent skills and vast experience in effective management and supervision, preferably in a unionized setting;
  • Excellent planning, coordination and organizational skills;
  • Deep knowledge of international museological principles and practices including in the areas of shipping, art handling and packing as well as preventive conservation;
  • Knowledge of art history.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead and empower a team; to recruit, develop and motivate staff, delegate responsibility effectively and evaluate performance;
  • Ability to embrace change and opportunities, and work effectively under pressure;
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy and make effective and timely decisions;
  • Ability to develop and manage complex budgets;
  • Ability to act diplomatically and strategically to build and nurture fruitful and lasting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and maintain of high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both official languages;
  • Ability to apply sound judgement and use excellent analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (including Excel and Word).

Personal Suitability:

An inspiring and effective leader/mentor who:

  • Demonstrates professionalism, integrity and respect for others;
  • Is an engaging partner for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Exercises sound judgment and strategic thinking;
  • Strives to be client service oriented;
  • Works effectively with others (teamwork and team-building);
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and is action and solution-oriented.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invites selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process. We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.

We encourage applicants to update their career profiles, ensure Email Communication Consent preferences are set to allow emails and check email junk/spam folders regularly.


  • Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
  • Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.


  • Temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.
  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective or Canadian Society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.







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Cultural Interpreter
Woodland Cultural Centre

Contract Job Posting

The Woodland Cultural Centre is an Indigenous educational and cultural centre. It was established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabek and Onkwehon:we. This mandate is from our member Nations: Wahta Mohawks, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. The Woodland Cultural Centre demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation and collection of resources in Education; Museology; Arts; Language and Cultural Heritage in order to foster an appreciation of the intellect and promote an accurate image of Indigenous people.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Educational Coordinator the Cultural Interpreter will assume responsibility for leading guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Museum and the Mohawk Institute Residential School. They will present workshops, educational programs, to K – 12 school groups, summer camps, community organizations and individuals.  In addition to conducting research related to educational programming. Using object-based learning, inquiry-based learning to explore Indigenous art, history, culture and residential schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Cultural Interpreter will lead guided tours of the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
  • Present Interpretive programs, activities, workshops and other cultural events that will promote an understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in the practice, presentation, interpretation.
  • Will be responsible for preparing supplies for workshops, educational programs; Inventorying, resupply of education kits as needed.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, environment
  • Contributes to improving the Centre’s cultural resources and educational projects, procedures with practical ideas, creativity and innovation.  
  • Must be dependable and exercise good judgement
  • Comply with all WCC’s policies and procedures.


  • Ability to coordinate, control and organize multiple functions and activities.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Time management skills, the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines efficiently and within stated timelines.
  • To work independently and as part of a team, to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Must have a pleasant, courteous, professional manner and interact positively with others.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively both verbally and in writing in order to collect, exchange, provide information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • The ability to sit, stand and or walk for extended periods of time.


  • Certification, diploma and/or degree in Museum Studies, Museum Education, Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Art History and/or related fields of study.
  • Have an understanding/knowledge of Indigenous/Haudensaunee culture.


  • One to three years experience in a museum and/or educational setting.
  • An understanding of the functions of a museum, its methodologies and practices.
  • Experience in the field of Interpretive theory; techniques such as object-based learning, inquiry-based learning, storytelling, demonstration and guided tours.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Indigenous art, history, culture and Residential schools.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous language is an asset; not a requirement.
The Cultural Interpreter’s regular hours are from 9:00am-4:30pm, Tuesday to Friday.

All applicants for this position shall submit a cover letter, a current resume, and three references by 4 pm Monday January 6th, 2020 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
Attn: Cultural Interpreter Job Application
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.




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The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Application Deadline: 3 January, 2020
Start Date: January / February 2020
Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 + benefits plan
Term: Full time Continuing

Organization Description:
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a public, non-collecting gallery
exhibiting local, regional, and national contemporary visual art and offering arts
education in the Durham Region. Located in a 19th-century barley mill on the banks of Soper Creek in Bowmanville, the gallery offers both traditional white-walled exhibition space and a stunning unrestored loft installation space as well as studio classrooms. Its mission is to utilize art to create an inclusive space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Executive Director of the VAC, the Curator is responsible for setting the overall curatorial direction of the gallery and ancillary venues (the Municipal
Administrative Centre, the Bowmanville branch of the Clarington Public Library, etc.),
planning and realizing exhibitions from concept to installation and beyond, and liaise
with the Education staff to develop multi-level exhibition and education programs around the central curatorial themes.

The curator is responsible for:

  • Researching potential exhibition proposals and creating multi-year exhibition
    plans and communicating these plans to staff, the Board of Directors, funders,
    and other stakeholders;
  • Implementing exhibition plans from concept through to realization, including
    planning, working and corresponding with artists and any guest writers/guest
    curators, interpretation, and overseeing the installation and striking;
  • Creating (with the Executive Director) exhibition budgets, monitoring and
    controlling related expenses, and producing regular reports;
  • Writing catalogue essays, and facilitating exhibition catalogue production (in
    conjunction with other gallery and contract staff);
  • Speaking at gallery openings, curator talks, etc.;
  • Developing partnerships with other galleries and institutions (programming, tours and exhibition partnerships) as well as deepening collegial relationships with industry partners (artists, curators, writers, etc)
  • Planning and supervising interpretive and public programming related to
    exhibitions, and working with education staff and volunteers with the delivery of the interpretive and activity-based programming around the central curatorial ideas.
  • Maintaining safety protocols for the gallery;
  • Overseeing documentation and creation of promotional materials for the
    exhibitions and public programming including catalogue essays, press releases,
    media talks, web content, etc.;
  • Contributing to developing funding requests (OAC, CAC grant applications,
    project proposals, etc.); and
  • Overall: Working together with all VAC staff to contribute to the implementation of programs aimed at engaging existing as well as new and diverse audiences. The Curator is expected to work a standard workweek, but will also be expected to work some evenings, weekends, and overtime hours to accommodate activities such as Board and committee meetings and representing the organization at exhibition openings, fundraisers, and other public events. A majority of the work is expected to take place at the VAC site, though some off-site work will also be necessary for studio visits, committee meetings, and attendance at other gallery openings, for example.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Education : A university degree in a related field (Fine Art / Studio, Art History, Curatorial Studies, etc.). An advanced (Masters-level) degree would be an asset.
  • Experience : A minimum of three (3) years professional curatorial experience,
    preferably in a public gallery setting.
  • Knowledge : A sophisticated understanding of the theoretical, historical, and intellectual contexts of, and current issues within, contemporary art and curatorial practices, and a familiarity with local, provincial, and national visual arts communities.
  • Interpretive / Communication Skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate knowledge to both specialized and general Audiences.
  • Interpersonal Skills:
    • Working cooperatively and effectively with multiple stakeholders (staff,
      board, artists, members, community groups, government, media, etc.) to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that are beneficial to the organization
    • Thriving in a small, team-oriented environment, while still able to work independently as required
    • Respecting a diversity of perspectives
    • Managing one’s own work well within changing priorities of an evolving organization
  • Financial Skills:
    • Producing and analyzing project budgets that correspond to larger operating budgets and strategic plans
    • Monitoring and controlling exhibition- and education-related expenses
  • Project Management Skills:
    • Assessing organizational needs, resources, and risks
    • Setting priorities and deadlines
    • Monitoring progress toward goals
    • Evaluating processes and results
    • Managing time and multiple priorities
  • Computer Skills – intermediate-level proficiency in the use of:
    • Standard Office software
    • Communications/document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)

How to Apply:

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses the listed qualifications for this position
  • a current resume (no longer than three pages)
  • a statement which explains your overall curatorial vision/approach to curatorial work (no longer than 500 words)
  • three relevant writing samples (such as catalogue essays, exhibition reviews, etc.) submitted as attachments to an email message that has “VAC Curator Position” in the subject line, before the end of day 3 January 2020, to:

Dionne Powlenzuk, Executive Director
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Any questions about this process or position can be directed to:
Dionne Powlenzuk, Executive Director, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington




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Pottery Instructor (Independent Contractor Position)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized pottery instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach pottery classes to children and adults.

Position Summary
Position: Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC pottery classes for kids and adults
  • Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
  • Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
  • Meet with the Curator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects and classes
  • Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Curator upon request
  • Organize and create projects lessons
  • Prepare and gather materials before class
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
  • Keep work areas clean and pottery supplies stored and organized
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Curator if unable to teach a scheduled class


  • Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
  • Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
  • Knowledge in kiln operation - knowledge in proper loading, unloading, and operations of kilns, pugmills, extruders, pottery wheels, and other clay related machinery

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at 

View the job description on our website.




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-Toronto, ON-
Fine Art Handler & Installer

Application Deadline: December 23, 2019
Date Posted: December 3, 2019

Start Date: January 6, 2020
Salary Range: $20/hr to $30/hr



GalleryExpress Inc. is a fine art services company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada serving the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We provide fine art handling expertise ranging from commercial and residential installations, to art relocation, packaging, and delivery services. Our packaging services include on site soft packing and bespoke crate building. We offer local deliveries in Toronto, expedited deliveries to northern and southern Ontario, cube van and straight truck deliveries to major art fairs in North America, and a monthly air-ride, climate controlled shuttle service to New York City (with stops along the way).

Our clients include artists, galleries, commercial offices, private collectors, interior designers, event planners, framers, conservators, governments, and public institutions to name a few. We also work with other fine art service providers within and beyond Canada to provide support for their clients or to extend support for ours.

Our focus is simple: to provide a flexible, professional, and reliable fine art handling service to the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.


GalleryExpress Fine Art Services is currently hiring experienced art handlers for project-based, flexible schedule and full-time positions. 

Qualified applicants will be involved in the range of our activities including deliveries, fabrication, packaging, and installation of artworks. Applicants with appropriate art handling experience may be considered for training. Competitive rates offered.


Applicants must be proficient in all basic art-handling methods, with verifiable references. Applicants must have a clean driver’s record. Our trucks range in size from vans to straight trucks with 24 foot boxes, and we routinely handle out of town deliveries and installations.

General qualifications/requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team; crew leadership an asset
  • Ability to maintain discretion as required
  • Proficient in verbal and written English
  • Well-groomed and suitable for work in private residences, galleries, museums, corporate offices, and warehouses
  • Adaptable and willing to work in a wide range of environments, with the possibility of overtime and irregular hours
  • Able to safely lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver objects of substantial size and weight on a daily basis without damage to object or person


Please emphasize any specific skills or experience which may be relevant in your cover letter, such as:

  • Specialized handling, i.e. rolling, folding, and re-stretching canvas, rigging and complex installation
  • Working at heights and aerial work platform certification
  • Crate building, packaging, framing, woodworking
  • Condition reporting, registration
  • Truck driving, large van
  • Furniture, antique and decorative art handling


Email resume:

All emails will be acknowledged. Qualified applicants will be contacted for further steps.




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Artist Instructor (Independent Contractor Position)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized artist instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach art classes to children and adults. The VAC is seeking artists from a variety of practices including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.

Position Summary
Position: Artist Instructor (independent contractor position)
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC art classes for kids and adults
  • Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
  • Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
  • Meet with the Curator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects
    and classes
  • Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Curator upon request
  • Organize and create projects lessons
  • Prepare and gather materials before class
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
  • Keep work areas clean and art supplies stored and organized
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Curator if unable to teach a scheduled class


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in teaching and working in an artistic practice
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at





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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a Preparator to join a high performance and passionately dedicated team. Rooted deeply in its community, the Gallery is progressively redefining the role of the public art museum in a regional and international context.

We are looking for a skilled collaborator to provide expertise on all technical aspects of exhibition preparation, including the planning, installation, and related administrative responsibilities.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Preparator is responsible for all aspects of exhibition preparation, including the planning, installation, and related administrative responsibilities. The position will assist with the security, maintenance and occasional transport of the Permanent Collection, the works of art in the care of KWAG, and KWAG’s physical plants, equipment and furnishings.

This is a 28 hour a week position, with the expectation of full-time during installation periods.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • a minimum of two to three years of experience in the care, handling, installation, and lighting of art in various forms.
  • experience with carpentry and picture framing will be considered an asset
  • audio / visual equipment expertise
  • excellent interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills
  • ability to prioritize, and perform under pressure to meet deadlines
  • attention to detail
  • a valid class G Driver's License is required
  • ability to work flexible hours when needed
  • access to vehicle will be considered an asset
  • valid Scissor Lift and Fall Arrest Certification will be considered an asset
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects and work at heights
  • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety 

Visit for a detailed job description.  

Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Applications may be sent to:

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen St. North
Kitchener, Ontario
N2H 6P7
Re: Preparator Position

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s is committed to being an inclusive and respectful workplace. We encourage and welcome applications that contribute to the further diversification of the Gallery including, but not limited to, women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator, Intern
Art Gallery of Sudbury

CONTRACT POSITION: 52 weeks, 35 hours a week
REMUNERATION: $31,000 for 52 weeks
JOB LOCATION: Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d'art de Sudbury, 251 John Street, Sudbury ON
HOURS OF WORK: The intern will be required to work Monday to Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (with some flex hours)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 17, 2019


The Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d’art de Sudbury is seeking a preferably bilingual community-minded proactive, adaptable, and highly organized Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator to provide executive level administration, membership coordination and communication to the Director / Curator. The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree in either Corporate Marketing, Visual Arts, Arts Administration, Marketing, Communication, Non-profit management or related education. The incumbent will triage information of a sensitive and confidential nature with other department managers and staff ensuring effective and efficient communication between all internal and external contacts. The role will also provide coordination and support for special projects, grants and strategic initiatives led by the Board of Directors.


  • University and college graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university. Candidates must be graduates of post-secondary degree or diploma programs.
  • The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.
  • Candidates are only eligible to participate in the internship program one time.
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program.


Reporting to the Director | Curator, and working closely with the Manager of Education & Public Programs the Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator Intern will promote and coordinate the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s programs, services, and events to members and community. This position also facilitates internal communications, as required, through the Director | Curator.

The Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator Intern will have an opportunity to gain a well-rounded understanding about non-profit administration and communications while developing valuable skills in Corporate Communications, Board and Media Relations.

This multi-faceted role includes grant coordination, Board liason, event coordination, and marketing and communications for the arts and culture sector. The intern will work closely with all departments and volunteer committees on the planning, execution and follow up of various projects. This position will work across a range of membership, events and communications areas with responsibilities including:


The successful candidate will assist in supporting the Director / Curator and organizing membership services and events, including exhibition openings, as well as special events, and communications.

The intern will also assist in maintaining the gallery website and identify and develop marketing opportunities. Experience with Shopify is an asset.

Coordinates and delivers the administration of AGS memberships – social, corporate and new Gallery Franklin Carmichael Circle Memberships which include notices, membership cards and communications.

Coordinates eCommunications to members, partners and prospects (monthly, biweekly).

Writes all membership materials, including letters, pamphlets, e-communications.

Works with all departments to promote membership.

Maintains accurate membership register.

Responsible for AGS membership targets and progress reporting.

Actively prospects new/current markets for members.

Coordinates and participates in social media communications.

Monitors monthly membership renewals and promotes new members and rewards in accordance with the annual budget and operating plan.

Measures and tracks digital media, Google Analytics and marketing campaigns.

Will have strong computer and Internet literacy skills: Knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly word and excel spreadsheet. Some familiarity with Survey Monkey, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive Suite highly desirable. Must be proficient in social media platforms.


Highly motivated to learn about project coordination, administration, and communications in the arts & culture sector; Well-organized with a keen attention to detail and ability to take initiative and produce desired results; some experience in project management, grant writing or coordination desired; Attends Board and Committee meetings as required and provides Minutes Maintains the Gallery’s shared calendar of activities Supports the communication needs of the Director|Curator, as required Compiles statistical reports for grant applications and reports, as required


  • Plans and coordinates membership and gallery events including; logistics, working with relevant staff and suppliers, and marketing/communicating with stakeholders
  • Ensures a high customer service standards at every AGS event
  • Coordinates community events where AGS is involved.
  • Coordinates and participates in social media communications.
  • Assists in the measurement and track digital media, Google Analytics and marketing campaigns.
  • Manages event records including pre and post event data entry, quotes, purchase orders, event budget and create a post event summary reports.


  • This role requires strong bilingual preferred interpersonal and communications skills and attention to detail, with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential communications, with some understanding of corporate structure.
  • Superior time-management and organizational skills: Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with staff, board and volunteers in a shared work environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: Able to act independently and make sound decisions within the framework of established programs and direction to produce results; able to research and collect, collate and analyze data.
  • Strong communications and writing skills within a good marketing mindset.
  • Excellent keyboarding skills a strong asset.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Prior experience working with a digital camera.
  • Please outline your knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, INDesign and experience with Shopify.
  • Post-secondary education in marketing, communications, Arts Administration or related field is highly desired. Gallery and/or museum experience is an asset, and passion for the non-profit arts is an important requirement.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as needed for special events.
  • Creative thinker, energetic team player with strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work independently. Proactive and motivated to succeed. Ability to recruit and supervise volunteers to assist in attaining of objectives.
  • Understanding and a passion for the importance of and promoting the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s programs within its mission, vision and values is paramount.


Apply by email to the Director|Curator with the position title Executive Assistant / Marketing Coordinator Intern in the subject line.

Please forward applications by email to:

Director | Curator
Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d’art de Sudbury
251 John Street Sudbury, Ontario P3E 1P9

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter demonstrating your fit to the position posting
  • A resume of your job and art related experience
  • Contact information for three professional references

The Art Gallery of Sudbury thanks all who submit applications however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Stage: assistant ou assistante de direction / coordinnateur ou coordinnatrice de marketing

POSITION DU CONTRAT : 52 semaines, 35 heures par semaine
Rémunération : 31 500 $ pour 52 semaines
LIEU D'EMPLOI : Galerie d'art de Sudbury | Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251, rue John, Sudbury ON
HEURES DE TRAVAIL : Le stagiaire devra travailler du lundi au vendredi de 9 h à 17 h (avec quelques heures flexibles).

DATE LIMITE POUR POSTULER : Le 17 décembre 2019


La Galerie d'art de Sudbury / The Art Gallery of Sudbury est à la recherche d'un ou une assistant ou assistante de direction / coordinnateur ou coordinnatrice de marketing proactif, adaptable et hautement organisé, de préférence bilingue et axé sur la communauté, pour assurer l'administration au niveau exécutif, la coordination des adhésions et la communication au directeur/commissaire. Le candidat idéal doit détenir un diplôme en marketing d'entreprise, en arts visuels, en administration des arts, en marketing, en communication, en gestion d'organismes sans but lucratif ou en éducation connexe. Le titulaire triera les renseignements de nature délicate et confidentielle avec d'autres gestionnaires et membres du personnel afin d'assurer une communication efficace entre tous les contacts internes et externes. Il assurera également la coordination et le soutien des projets spéciaux, des subventions et des initiatives stratégiques dirigés par le conseil d'administration.


- Diplômés d'une université ou d'un collège qui ont obtenu leur diplôme au cours des trois dernières années d'un collège ou d'une université accrédité. Les candidats doivent être titulaires d'un diplôme d'études postsecondaires ou d'un programme menant à un diplôme.
- Le poste doit fournir au stagiaire un premier emploi dans son domaine d'études.
- Les candidats ne peuvent participer au programme de stage qu'une seule fois.
- Les candidats doivent être légalement autorisés à travailler au Canada.
- Être citoyen canadien ou résident permanent, ou avoir le statut de réfugié au Canada (les non-Canadiens qui détiennent un visa de travail temporaire ou qui attendent un statut permanent ne sont pas admissibles) ;
- sont prêts à s'engager pour toute la durée de l'affectation ;
- ne reçoivent pas de prestations d'assurance-emploi (a.-e.) pendant qu'ils travaillent pour le programme et n'ont jamais participé à ce programme ou à tout autre programme de stages Objectif carrière ou n'ont jamais été rémunérés dans le cadre de celui-ci.


Rapport à la directrice | Conservatrice et travaillant en étroite collaboration avec le gestionnaire de l'éducation et des programmes publics, l'adjoint assistant ou assistante de direction / coordinnateur ou coordinnatrice de marketing fera la promotion et coordonnera les programmes, services et événements de la Galerie d'art de Sudbury auprès des membres et de la communauté. Ce poste facilite également les communications internes, au besoin, par l'entremise de la directrice | conservatrice.

Stage:assistant ou assistante de direction / coordinnateur ou coordinnatrice de marketing aura l'occasion d'acquérir une compréhension approfondie de l'administration et des communications sans but lucratif tout en développant des compétences précieuses en communications d'entreprise, en relations avec le conseil et les médias.

Ce rôle aux multiples facettes comprend la coordination des subventions, la liaison avec le conseil d'administration, la coordination des événements et le marketing / communications pour le secteur des arts et de la culture. Le stagiaire travaillera en étroite collaboration avec tous les services et les comités de bénévoles de planification, à l'exécution et au suivi de divers projets. Le titulaire de ce poste travaillera dans divers domaines liés à l'adhésion, aux événements et aux communications et assumera des responsabilités, notamment :


Le candidat retenu aidera à appuyer la directrice/conservatrice et à organiser les services aux membres et les événements, y compris les inaugurations d'expositions, ainsi que les événements spéciaux et les communications.
Le stagiaire aidera également à maintenir le site Web de la galerie et à identifier et développer des opportunités de marketing. Expérience avec Shopify est un atout.
Coordonne et assure l'administration des adhésions à l'AGS - les adhésions sociales, corporatives et à la nouvelle Galerie Franklin Carmichael Circle, qui comprennent les avis, les cartes de membre et les communications.
Coordonne les communications électroniques avec les membres, les partenaires et les prospects (mensuellement, aux deux semaines).
Rédige tous les documents d'adhésion, y compris les lettres, les dépliants et les communications électroniques.
Travaille avec tous les départements pour promouvoir l'adhésion.

Tient à jour le registre des membres.

Responsable des objectifs d'adhésion à l'AGS et des rapports d'avancement.

Prospecter activement de nouveaux marchés ou des marchés actuels pour les membres.

Coordonne et participe aux communications sur les médias sociaux.

Surveille les renouvellements mensuels d'adhésion et fait la promotion des nouveaux membres et des récompenses conformément au budget annuel et au plan de fonctionnement.

Mesure et suit les médias numériques, Google Analytics et les campagnes marketing.

Aura de solides compétences en informatique et d’ Internet : Connaissance de la suite MS Office, en particulier des tableurs Word et Excel. Une certaine familiarité avec Survey Monkey, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive Suite hautement souhaitable. Doit maîtriser les plateformes de médias sociaux.


Est très motivé pour apprendre davantage sur la coordination de projets, l'administration et les communications dans le secteur des arts et de la culture ;
Bien organisé, avec une grande attention aux détails et une grande capacité à prendre des initiatives et à produire des résultats escomptés.
Assister aux réunions du conseil et des comités au besoin et rédiger les procès-verbaux.
Tenir à jour le calendrier commun des activités de la galerie.
Répondre aux besoins de communication de la directrice et du conservatrice, au besoin.
Compiler des rapports statistiques pour les demandes de subvention et les rapports, au besoin.


- Assurer la continuité de la réception à la réception, des fonctions téléphoniques et des autres communications internes en l'absence du coordonnateur des services aux visiteurs.
- Tenir à jour des registres de présence détaillés au besoin.
- Doit être un communicateur efficace avec d'excellentes compétences en communication orale, écrite et de recherche : doit avoir un contact téléphonique agréable et patient ; doit être capable d'analyser les problèmes et de communiquer les solutions clairement. Sera à l'aise avec l'art oratoire ; une expérience préalable des médias numériques est un atout (audio/photo/vidéo/html/CMS) ; une compréhension intermédiaire et des compétences orales en français sont des atouts importants ;


- Planifier et coordonner les activités des membres et des galeries, y compris la logistique, le travail avec le personnel et les fournisseurs concernés, le marketing et la communication avec les intervenants.
- Garantit un service à la clientèle de haut niveau à chaque événement AGS
- Coordonne les événements communautaires auxquels AGS participe.
- Coordonne et participe aux communications sur les médias sociaux.
- Aide à la mesure et au suivi des médias numériques, de Google Analytics et des campagnes de marketing.
- Gère les enregistrements d'événements, y compris la saisie des données avant et après l'événement, les devis, les bons de commande, le budget de l'événement et crée un rapport sommaire après l'événement.


- Ce rôle exige de fortes aptitudes bilingues en relations interpersonnelles et en communication, ainsi qu'un souci du détail, et la capacité de coordonner plusieurs projets simultanément.
- Aptitude manifeste à gérer des communications confidentielles, avec une certaine compréhension de la structure de l'entreprise.
- Compétences supérieures en gestion du temps et en organisation : Capacité de gérer des priorités multiples dans un environnement en évolution rapide et de travailler de façon autonome et en collaboration avec le personnel, le conseil d'administration et les bénévoles dans un environnement de travail partagé.
- Capacités d'analyse et de résolution de problèmes : Capacité d'agir de façon indépendante et de prendre des décisions éclairées dans le cadre de programmes établis et d'une orientation pour produire des résultats ; capacité de faire des recherches et de recueillir, de colliger et d'analyser des données.
- Excellentes aptitudes à la communication et à la rédaction dans un bon état d'esprit marketing.
- Excellentes aptitudes à la saisie au clavier, un atout de taille.
- Excellentes compétences en matière d'organisation, de planification et de gestion de projet.
- Expérience antérieure de travail avec un appareil photo numérique.
- Veuillez décrire vos connaissances de Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, INDesign et votre expérience avec Shopify.
- Des études postsecondaires en marketing, en communications, en administration des arts ou dans un domaine connexe sont très recherchées. L'expérience des galeries ou des musées est un atout, et la passion pour les arts sans but lucratif est une exigence importante.
- Doit être en mesure de travailler selon un horaire flexible, au besoin, pour des événements spéciaux.
- Esprit créatif, esprit d'équipe, esprit énergique, bonnes aptitudes à la communication interpersonnelle et capacité de travailler de façon autonome. Proactif et motivé pour réussir. Capacité de recruter et de superviser des bénévoles pour aider à l'atteinte des objectifs.
- Il est primordial de comprendre l'importance des programmes de la Galerie d'art de Sudbury et d'en faire la promotion dans le cadre de sa mission, de sa vision et de ses valeurs.

Postulez par courriel à la directrice ou à la conservatrice en inscrivant le titre du poste Stage: assistant ou assistante de direction / coordinnateur ou coordinnatrice de marketing
dans Objet.
Veuillez faire parvenir les demandes par courriel à :
Directrice | Conservatrice
Art Gallery of Sudbury / Galerie d'art de Sudbury
251, rue John
Sudbury (Ontario) P3E 1P9
A l'attention de :
Votre demande doit comprendre :
- Une lettre d'accompagnement démontrant que vous correspondez à l'offre d'emploi.
- Un résumé de votre expérience professionnelle et artistique
- Coordonnées de trois références professionnelles

La Galerie d'art de Sudbury remercie toutes les ceux qui soumettent une demande, mais seuls les candidats retenus pour une entrevue seront contactés.




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Development Officer
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019
Date Posted: December 3, 2019

Start Date: February 3, 2020
Salary Range: 45K to 50K
Job Type: Full-time


Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.


The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.

We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.

We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.

The Gardiner Museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the world’s most notable specialty museums.

The Development Officer reports directly to the Senior Manager, Development and is responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts of the Gardiner’s Development team, helping to secure between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000 annually to support operating funding and a wide array of Museum initiatives and programs.

This position requires fundraising experience, grant writing skills, excellent organization and communication skills, creativity, event management experience, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects. This position will also act as the Assistant Board Secretary working closely with the Board Secretary, and the Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate is looking to gain general experience in the development department of an arts institution, and to learn about all aspects of fundraising in the cultural sector. This role is one that will evolve with operational requirements so the candidate should be comfortable with responsibilities changing in line with strategic objectives.  This is a great opportunity to use your creativity and entrepreneurial skills to build your knowledge and fundraising portfolio.


Revenue Generation - 45%

  • Support the Senior Manager, Development in the implementation of the annual development plan aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities and approved fiscal budget.
  • Assist with managing the annual fund and with implementing strategies to attract new donors, enhance donor retention, and move supporters through the donor pipeline.
  • Research individual donors to identify potential new donors and current supporters with the ability to become major donors.
  • Input donor data efficiently and accurately and generate reports to support donor and prospect tracking, relationships, and segmentation for appeals and outreach.
  • Identify and research opportunities for foundation grants, assist in preparing letters of interest, grant applications, and proposals.
  • Identify and research opportunities for new corporate support and sponsorships for events and programs.
  • Assist with government grants including research, writing content, planning and execution of submission, regular communications with stakeholders, and writing reports.
  • Manage grant-reporting processes, including generating content, tracking timelines, and coordinating input from other departments.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure fulfilled deliverables for funders.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely funder and donor acknowledgement, including print, online and on-site recognition.
  • Provide support on special projects as required.

Special Events - 45%

  • Plan and execute the Gardiner’s annual gala including event conception, working with the Honorary Committee, secure vendors at favourable rates, support sponsorship and ticket sales efforts, coordinate collateral materials.
  • Develop, plan and execute SMASH, the Young Patron Circle annual art party, work with the SMASH Committee, secure vendors at favourable rates, help to secure sponsorship and with ticket sales efforts.
  • Coordinate Patron Circle Openings for exhibitions.

Assistant Board Secretary - 15%

  • Coordinate and organize four to five meetings of the Board of Trustees per year, including preparation of agendas, background materials and committee reports.
  • Coordinate and organize all Board Committee meetings, in consult with Committee Chairs.


Key qualifications:

  • Understanding of best practices in corporate, foundation and government grant giving
  • Exceptional professional communication and writing skills for grant writing, solicitation letters, sponsor proposals, and government grants
  • Ability to research, develop, and maintain a list of prospects and donor profiles;
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate easily and effectively with stakeholders, corporate and foundation representatives, and government officers
  • Ability to foster strong collaborative relationships and build relationships with donors and key stakeholders to encourage long-term commitments to the Gardiner
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required to balance and prioritize multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly adaptable and able to effectively manage quickly shifting priorities
  • Highly motivated, innovative, creative and strategic thinker; uses innovation and resourceful strategies rooted in evidence to achieve ambitious results
  • Works well independently while being a true team player; sees collaboration as fundamental to a positive and productive working environment
  • Ability to win cooperation, and to facilitate groups of people to work toward success in shared goals
  • Familiarity with Board Governance and the workings of Board of Trustees
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), internet research, and Raiser’s Edge
  • University degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a fundraising role, preferably with an arts or cultural organization

Bona fide education licenses or degrees required

  • Post-secondary degree in related area (preferred but not required)

Working conditions


  • Control over annual fundraising target $1,000,000 - $2,000,000
Special conditions of employment
  • Weekend and evening work required for events, and at particularly busy periods, to complete day-to-day administration of the department.


Salary Range: $45-$48,000

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.
Reasonable accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support applicants’ participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.


To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by December 17, 2019 at 5 pm to Please reference “Development Officer” in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 




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Development Officer
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019
Date Posted: November 28, 2019

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000
Job Type: Permanent


The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) has an opening for a full-time position of Development Officer.

JOB TITLE: Development Officer


SUPERVISES: Contract Staff, Interns, Volunteers


Reporting to the Executive Director and working in cooperation with the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors, the Development Officer develops, implements and oversees revenue generation programs and initiatives to support the sustainability of the museum over the long term.


1. Develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive revenue generation strategy with targets and timelines that includes the following components:

  • Planning direct appeals to members, volunteers and community leaders using face-to-face meetings, tours, email, social media and direct mail
  • Identifying and building relationships with both private and corporate donors and sponsors who may be aligned with OMAH’s exhibitions as well as with capital and operational fundraising initiatives
  • Developing an effective stewardship plan for sponsors, donors, supporters and Sir Sam’s Society members to ensure continuing engagement and participation over the long term

2. Design and implement targeted fundraising campaigns as required to support specific capital or operational initiatives

3. Design and implement a stewardship plan including prompt and effective donor communication

4. Research, identify and make application for corporate, foundation and government grants that align with and support OMAH’s operations and capital expenditure needs

5. Research and recommend membership benefits and develop and implement a membership engagement plan with targets for growth

6. Develop and implement regular reporting mechanisms to keep the Executive Director and Board of Directors up to date on targets, metrics and achievements


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree or equivalent in arts management, marketing management, cultural management, administration
  • Diploma or certificate in fundraising
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts
  • Experience in the arts or cultural heritage sector
  • Strong communication, relationship building, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Strong project management, organization, multi-tasking, and time management abilities
  • High degree of computer proficiency in both MS Office and CRM software
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations activities
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility
  • Team-player, goal oriented, and innovative



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Executive Assistant
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Executive Assistant

Closing on: Until Filled
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time (optional 4-day work week)
Level: Staff/Specialist
Start date: as available

MOCA Toronto opened in its new 55,000 square foot home in the Junction Triangle on September 22, 2018. Under the joint leadership of Artistic Director, November Paynter and Managing Director, Rachel Hilton, the new MOCA Toronto is a place of conversation, exchange and exploration where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can be part of a global creative moment.

MOCA welcomes visitors to three phases of exhibitions a year featuring work from Canadian and world-recognized artists that explores the themes of our time. Located on Sterling Road, in the culturally rich Junction Triangle community, the museum is housed on the first five floors of the historic Tower Automotive Building, a former aluminium factory known for its unique architecture.

The evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is made possible through a unique alliance with Castle Point Greybrook Sterling Inc., public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant will administer the leadership office by providing support to the Directors and the Board of Directors. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the executive office and will be responsible for managing key external relationships on behalf of the Directors and the Board.

The Executive Assistant works with highly sensitive and confidential information from internal and external sources and must display a high standard of professionalism and initiative. This position calls for independent decision making within a delegated area of authority and for the exercise of leadership in the coordination of support services to ensure the smooth operation of MOCA’s executive office.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art to become part of the Museum’s growing team.

Responsibilities to the Board of Directors and its Committees

  • Lead the portfolio that encompasses management and orientation of senior-level Board and Committee volunteers.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the senior management and Board members as it relates to the administration of Board governance issues.
  • Coordinate Board and Committee meetings (for five standing Committees of the Board), including preparing meeting minutes, pre- meeting packages, and correspondence.
  • Act as the Corporate Secretary at Board and Committee meetings.
  • Manage Board and Committee lists, contact information and reports, and maintain and update Board and MOCA files and archives.
  • Liaising with legal counsel regarding corporate changes effected by the Board of Directors.
  • Involvement in committee work acting in a capacity of membership/recording Administrator depending on need.
  • Oversee and execute on special projects as assigned by the Directors, the Board or its Committees.

Supporting the Executive Office

The Executive Assistant is a key resource and continuously communicates and liaises on behalf of MOCA and the Directors’ office with volunteers, committee members, donors, sponsors and other staff/managers. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide key administrative support for Directors including updating files and planning of events and meetings.
  • Review daily correspondence, including emails; prioritize correspondence for review and attention; provide follow-up as needed.
  • Calendar maintenance, taking into account frequent changes and other reprioritization and ensuring all changes are timely and seamlessly integrated.
  • Lead the preparation, proofreading and editing of all correspondence issued by the Directors, as well as that submitted by other departments for Directors signature.
  • Track Directors’ expenses and prepare expense reports for Board approval; book Directors’ and senior staff travel and assist with travel planning.
  • Meeting scheduling and preparation.
  • Assist in managing relationships between board members and the executive office as it relates to any donor cultivation or stewardship activities.
  • Act as a contact for community partners and external officials in certain circumstances.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education required
  • 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support to a senior
  • executive or an executive team and a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage
  • multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Working knowledge of NFP/Charitable organization governance is an asset.
  • Provide key administrative support for Directors including updating files and planning of events and meetings asset.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Availability to work outside normal business hours to attend meetings/functions from time to time.
  • Interest in/knowledge of the visual arts.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sound judgment and a keen interest in the mission of MOCA.

Salary range: $45-$50K

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format to:

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.




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-Brantford, ON-
Arts & Culture Development Officer
The Corporation of the City of Brantford

Application Deadline: December 19, 2019
Date Posted: November 28, 2019

Salary Range: $40/hr to $50/hr
Job Type: Full-time


The Corporation of the City of Brantford

A growing community of over 100,000 residents, the City of Brantford is located on the exceptional waters of the Grand River, a designated Canadian heritage river. Brantford is a single-tier municipality with a full range of services and a gross expenditure budget of $329 million in 2018. Our goals are economic vitality, environmental leadership, excellence in municipal management and a high quality of life for everyone in our community.


Reporting to the Manager of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Arts and Culture Development Officer is responsible for developing and supporting the community's cultural tourism portfolio to enhance the local and international competitiveness of the City's cultural sector, facilitating economic growth, job creation and quality of life benefits.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and support in developing and implementing cultural initiatives and policies that will advance corporate strategic plans including: Community Strategic Plan, Municipal Cultural Plan and Economic Development Strategy
  • Promote the City of Brantford as a viable location for new and/or expanding cultural industries, including film and new media
  • Assess cultural industry development issues and trends, identifying investment opportunities and creating strategic directions, activities and projects accordingly
  • Asses required resources, formulate strategies and propose initiatives to increase the cultural impact on the economic and social aspects of the community
  • Provide input and assistance on annual budget and strategic marketing plan for the cultural industry sector
  • Facilitate and initiate innovative partnerships to support related organizations and advance the development of the cultural tourism sector
  • Liaison and direct contact for local service providers, cultural institutions, government representatives, regional tourism operators and key industry partners in support of cultural business development
  • Develop funding requests, conduct due diligence for funding proposals and administer funds from private and public sector sources, including Community Cultural Investment Grant Program (annual and core operating streams) and Cultural and Built Heritage Funding Program
  • Manages client service activities on a confidential basis including the provision of direct advice and assistance to businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Assist with business retention and expansion program for cultural sector
  • Departmental liaison for various committees, including the Brantford Cultural Advisory Committee and the Cultural and Built Heritage Grant Program Advisory Committee
  • Research and author staff reports, information updates and memos to Council and various Advisory Committees
  • Administer and manage the City's public art portfolio and associated maintenance plan including estimates for services and evaluation of  proposals
  • Represent the City at a variety of networking and industry events, preparing and delivering presentations to local and regional stakeholders, government representatives and industry partners


  • Graduation from a four-year university program or equivalent in business, economic development, arts administration, arts management or museum studies
  • Over four years of previously related experience is required in order to have adequate knowledge of the trends/developments in the cultural sector and the associated marketing and budgetary responsibilities
  • Tact and discretion are required when dealing with contacts and confidential information
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite is required, plus the ability and skill to perform the duties as outlined herein within tight time frames
  • Experience developing budgets and using budget software would be considered an asset
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Valid "G" class driver's license and access to a personal vehicle is required
  • Occasional overtime work required


Qualified candidates please attach a detailed .pdf format resume & cover letter

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.


To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Jobs and Volunteering and Current Opportunities.



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-Kingston, ON-
Union Gallery, Queen's University

Union Gallery seeking new gallery Director

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019
Location: 1st floor Stauffer Library, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Hours: 30 hours per week.  Some evenings and weekends.
Interviews: early January 2020, start date ASAP

Job Summary

Union Gallery is a student-centred contemporary art gallery at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, with a dynamic program of student and professional art exhibitions. For 25 years, the gallery's programs have served the Queen's and the greater Kingston community.  As a student-centred space it provides experiential learning, professional skills development, and research opportunities for university students.

The Director will provide organizational leadership and shape strategic initiatives in the ongoing development of Union Gallery’s program. The Director will provide artistic and curatorial direction while overseeing design, marketing, production, interpretation, outreach, publishing and program evaluation. The Director is responsible for the overall management of operations, facilities, budgets, fundraising, programs and partnerships.

This is 30 hr/wk position with some evening and weekend work. It is a 1-year contract with the possibility of renewal for 2 more years. Minimum salary: 45,000. Basic benefits package included. 2 weeks paid vacation in year one.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and CV, two related writing samples and telephone contact information for three professional references. Submit with the subject heading: “Union Gallery Director application 2019” to Jen Kennedy at by December 17, 2019.

Please visit the gallery website:  for a detailed job description.






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Cape Dorset Archives Photographic Operator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Cape Dorset Archives Photographic Operator
5-month contract
December 2019 – May 22, 2020

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance. The gallery, exhibition, and programming space comprise 25,000 sq.ft., and are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley. Over 6,500 distinctively Canadian works of art comprise the permanent collection, and the gallery welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection also houses the Cape Dorset Archive of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, which forms an important visual record of Inuit life, including folklore, material culture, and personal accounts. The McMichael has housed the Archive since 1990, but it has been primarily accessible only through occasional exhibitions, loans, and on-site research.

As part of sharing the contents with the public the McMichael will be digitizing the archives to share on a dedicated web site. The McMichael will have two Photographic Operators working 4 days per week, using an Archiv360 machine to photograph and cataloguing the works on paper according to museological standards.

The position of Cape Dorset Archives Photographic Operator is partially funded under a McMichael digitization project.

Qualified candidates will have 1-3 years’ experience in registration/ collections management, with the completion of post-secondary Education in museum studies and/or collections management. Experience in photography, PhotoShop and other imaging software are assets, in addition to using collection databases, particularly The Museum System (TMS), are required. Preference will be given to applicants of aboriginal decent and those who possess a strong understanding of Aboriginal traditional knowledge. 

Application Process:
Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by December 13, 2019 to


We thank all applicants for their resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The McMichael supports individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process.





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Executive Director
Art Gallery of Windsor

POSITION: Executive Director
LOCATION: Windsor, Ontario       
POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, Permanent
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors, Executive Committee
DIRECT REPORTS: Curator(s), Executive & Fund Development Assistant, Curator of Education, Manager of Financial Services


Formed in 1943, the Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW, Gallery) has a mandate to present the visual arts of Canada to southwestern Ontario and the international border community of Windsor and Essex County.

As it embarks on its next 75 years, the award-winning Gallery continues to emphasize its education programs and will further develop its cutting-edge contemporary art programs and Canadian art collections (now approaching 4,000 works).

The AGW will focus on popular and culturally significant exhibitions and ongoing displays of its acclaimed collection featuring historical, modern and contemporary art.

The Executive Director role at the AGW offers a challenging and high-profile leadership opportunity to develop one of Canada’s finest arts institutions with global recognition in mind. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and knowledge of Canadian visual arts; strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; proven leadership ability in all aspects of gallery administration; and a record of success in managing development and fundraising.
The Executive Director will provide strategic and financial direction for the gallery and will report to the AGW’s Board of Directors. They will be charged with the broad challenge of steering the Gallery towards growth and expansion to realize a larger cultural impact in Windsor and the surrounding area.
With an overall mission to advance the Gallery’s relevancy within the diverse and growing community of Windsor, and to ensure the effective management of the Gallery, the Executive Director will have responsibility for development of Gallery strategy, plans, and operations to achieve agreed objectives.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an exceptional senior executive, with the drive and ambition to realize the AGW’s vision, to lead an important art gallery to a new level of prominence.

You are a bright and astute personality who is an accomplished leader with energy, vision and enthusiasm. You love visual arts, but equally you love people and connect easily with them, be they staff, stakeholders, or members of the community. As such, you will be both leader and ambassador for the gallery – building and sustaining positive relationships with the Board, staff, members, volunteers, artists, patrons, the local community and art organizations in Canada and internationally.

You are a Director by nature and not primarily a curator. You are driven by leading an institution that thrives on all fronts and by providing the support needed by your staff to achieve their goals. Your fluency with emergent visual practice will provide guidance for the overall curatorial vision and support for the choices of your curatorial team. As the public face and spokesperson for the AGW, you will raise the gallery profile and grow its importance in Windsor and beyond.


  • Provide visionary leadership, including strategic direction and financial sustainability for the Gallery.
  • Build and nurture relationships with audiences, including local artists, communities, partners, funders, and other stakeholders including the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
  • Stimulate and promote excellence and innovation in the Gallery’s programs and exhibitions.
  • Play an advocacy and ambassadorial role for the Gallery in Windsor-Essex, in Ontario, Canada and internationally.
  • Manage the Gallery’s resources – human, financial and physical – so as to strengthen the Gallery’s pre-eminent role in an increasingly competitive environment.
  • Manage the critical relationship with the City of Windsor.
  • Provide regular reports to the Board on financial and other matters; keep the Board informed of any actions which may affect the Gallery.
  • Ensure that effective financial control and sound accounting practices are in place; monitor expenditures in relation to budget and to actual income.
  • Lead the AGW’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain corporate, private foundation, government and community sponsorships and partnerships.
  • Collaborate with curatorial staff, guest curators, and other galleries and institutions to plan and present compelling and popular exhibitions.
  • Ensure effective recruitment, orientation, training and development of staff and volunteers.
  • Develop a culture that promotes respect and teamwork, builds loyalty, drives engagement, and maximizes employee potential and appeals to outside talent.


  • At least five years’ experience of successful leadership within the not-for-profit or cultural sector, or other relevant experience.
  • Strong business acumen. Accountable and fiscally responsible. Proven ability to develop a sustainable business plan, oversee operations, and manage assets/resources.
  • Excellent budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Knowledge and awareness of how to develop future and increasingly diverse audiences.
  • Brings an understanding and experience in marketing, including the use of social media to increase attendance.
  • A vision for presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that attract audiences.
  • Proven track record in managing fundraising and development campaigns.
  • Track record of excellent relationships and results with granting councils and agencies.
  • Experience in working effectively with a volunteer board.
  • Experience in motivating others, delegating effectively, and managing conflict.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills; able to prioritize and juggle projects simultaneously.
  • Culturally aligned with AGW’s mandate, mission, and vision.
  • A relevant university or post-graduate degree.


  • A high-energy visionary with business savvy, drive and dedication.
  • Knowledge of, and passion for, the visual arts in Canada.
  • Interest in the local community and a commitment to educating through the arts.
  • Confident and influential communicator who is engaging, outgoing, and personable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – in written, verbal, and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for fundraising.
  • High standards of professional and personal integrity. Engenders confidence and trust from staff, the Board, and arts community.
  • Commitment to consultation and consensus-building.
  • Active listener, with a collegial management style.
  • Results-oriented and disciplined; accepts ownership with a hands-on approach.

A competitive compensation package will be offered, complete with salary and benefits.


Please apply by email with your cover letter and resume by no later than January 31st, 2020. Send to:


We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those advancing in the process will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with Human Resource Development Canada policy, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.





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Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth Programs
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Indigenous Education Officer, Children & Youth
Internal Job ID: 1013604 TPT (8)
Posting Number: 1013604
Employee Group: OPSEU
Number of Positions: 8
Status: Temporary Part-Time
Reports to: Associate Curator, School & Early Childhood Programs
Division: Public Programming & Learning
Classification: C4-4
Salary Range: $32.67 - $40.82 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 24 hours per week
Start Date: 11/18/2019

Indigenous Education Officer, Children and Youth
Temporary Part-Time
Up to 24 hours per week

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), it is our Mission to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. As one of the most distinguished art museums in North America, we celebrate creativity and diversity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.

Reporting to the Associate Curator, School & Early Childhood Programs, the Indigenous Education Officer, Children and Youth will work in conjunction with other staff, volunteers and interns to design and facilitate school programs through the lens of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, that are engaging, innovative, child-centred, fun, accessible and equitable, as well as responsive to visitor needs and program objectives. Makes relevant connections between indigenous perspectives and Ontario curriculum through a range of activities that are participatory and experimental. Delivers a range of in-gallery and studio-based school programs for elementary and secondary school students, that are educational, hands-on, engaging, innovative and fun, and emphasize process and product equally, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills, decolonization, and personal creativity.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Personal lived experience with First Nations, should be Métis and/or Inuit culture.
  • Demonstrated studio practice with relevant critically recognized exhibitions or presentations in the last five years. 
  • Post-secondary studies in Education, Art Education, Fine Art or Art History combined with some studio experience and/or equivalent life and work experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (minimum 2 years) in a formal and/or informal learning environment involving children and youth.
  • Sound knowledge of learning theories and teaching methodologies as well as various media, techniques and practices relevant to in-gallery and studio-based practices.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and a desire to work as part of an instructional team comprised of staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and excellent customer service.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and self-reflective.
  • Familiarity with the Ontario curriculum.
  • Ability to speak French and/or a language other than English is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer competency skills (word, excel, email, etc.)

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted


External Application Deadline: 11/21/2019






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Gallery Sales & Events Assistant
Thompson Landry Gallery

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019
Date Posted: October 29, 2019

Salary Range: $15/hr to $20/hr
Job Type: Full-time


Thompson Landry Gallery

Opened in March of 2006,the Thompson Landry Gallery has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Toronto. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec.


Job Opportunity:

  • Unique opportunity to work in one of Toronto's most established art galleries, located in the vibrant Distillery District 
  • Uphold Thompson Landry Gallery's Core Values of Teamwork, Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Business Judgement and Integrity. Demonstrate daily the Key Behaviors of these values.
  • Act as the primary support for maintaining the gallery, working directly with the Gallery Director.
  • Working in a team environment to complete art and event sales, including follow-ups and correspondence with clients
  • Physical presence required in the galleries and load-in days to assist the Gallery Directors and Gallery Operations team with set-up and installation
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and understanding of the Gallery Operations process
  • Able to follow rigid timelines regarding exhibition requirements, property lists, installation schedules
  • Manage daily gallery and events related administrative tasks including but not limited to: inventory, website updates and online marketing, correspondence with clients
  • Producing written documents, including press releases, artist biographies and event contracts
  • Work cooperatively with other gallery assistants onsite
  • Occasionally deliver and install artwork in clients homes
  • Occasionally work off hours taking meetings or working events being held in the gallery spaces
  • Other duties as assigned by Director


Key Competencies and Skills Required:

  • Flexible approach to job role and working hours, including weekend and evening availability, is essential
  • Previous experience in art sales and event sales and dealing with clients
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrate experience in delivering excellent client service in a commercial environment, including active listening, empathy and patience
  • Highest standard of confidentiality, discretion and work ethic
  • Ability to work professionally and responsibly
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for Fine and Decorative Arts
  • Excellent standards of self-presentation with a friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming disposition
  • Confident, positive and dynamic attitude
  • Commitment to punctual attendance
  • Excellent communication skills (particularly in spoken English)
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred (French speakers highly desired)
  • Superior writing skills
  • Ability to adjust schedule during high sale seasons
  • Strong follow-up, administrative and people skills
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations   

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3 - 5 years of equivalent work experience and administrative experience in a museum or gallery setting
  • Experience in events is preferred
  • Previous sales experience is essential
  • Knowledge and interest in art and art history
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel programs. Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing.
  • Proficiency in Abode Photoshop
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication
  • Driver’s license is essential                                                          

Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive walking throughout and between gallery locations is required.
  • Frequent light to medium physical effort and lifting required.
  • Frequent working at heights on ladders is required
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
  • sales: 3 - 5 years (Required)
  • Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)
  • Location:
  • Toronto, ON (Required)
  • Licence:
  • G (Preferred)
  • Language:
  • French (Preferred)


Opened in March of 2006, the Thompson Landry Gallery is one of the landmark tenants of the thriving arts community at the Historic Distillery District. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Thompson Landry Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec. It is the only gallery in Toronto specializing purely in Quebec artists and sculptors. 


Please apply by e-mail only to Do not call or visit the gallery. Important note: Please apply with both a cover letter and resume.







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Chief Executive Officer
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Application Deadline: December 13, 2019
Date Posted: October 8, 2019

Job Type: Full-Time
Career Level: Executive


Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Founded in 1967, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is the largest art gallery in Durham Region. Housing a compelling modern and contemporary Canadian art collection, the Gallery serves the educational, intellectual and aesthetic needs of the community both locally and nationally. A vibrant and engaging art gallery, the RMG is a meeting place for exploration and experimentation, a place where art, artists, and the community come together in conversation.


The RMG's collection consists of over 4,500 works of art, acquired either by purchase or gift. About 60 of these works are on view at any one time in the Permanent Collection galleries. Works are also loaned to other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. The RMG collects historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art, and proudly holds Canada's largest collection of works by Painters Eleven. The RMG also has a growing collection of Public Art.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will build upon the strong foundation that the Gallery has established in the community over the past 50 years and elevate RMG’s role and contribution to Oshawa and surrounding area. The new CEO will understand the value of cultural institutions and will want to contribute to a vibrant community. As a key ambassador for the RMG, the CEO will be passionate about showcasing the Gallery’s collections, advocate for public and private sector support and funding, and enhance the visibility of the Gallery across the province. The CEO will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day finances, operations and administration of the Gallery. The Chief Executive will thoughtfully manage all aspects of RMG’s approved annual budgets, operational and strategic plans and will successfully foster relationships with staff, volunteers and external partners.  


The successful candidate must have proven leadership experience, ideally within a cultural organization, and possess strong skills in finance, operations, fundraising and administrative support. Professional knowledge of human resource management would be helpful. The ideal candidate must possess a high degree of financial literacy and business acumen, with proven experience creating and managing strategic plans and budgets. The successful incumbent will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and must be skilled in community engagement and partnership development. The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts, cultural or non-profit sectors, credibility in the space, and must be comfortable working with a Board of Directors. 


To explore this opportunity further, please contact or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with differing abilities. 






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Education and Public Programs Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1943 that collects, interprets and presents the visual arts of Canada, including artists of Indigenous and Inuit heritage, as well as the artists from the United States and Europe. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for Windsor and Essex County as the region’s largest public art gallery.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is looking for a full-time Education and Public Programs Coordinator (hereafter “Coordinator”) with a strong commitment and enthusiasm for art education and pedagogy to join the AGW team. Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of K-12 school programs, family programs and administration of the Gallery Guide program. Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organizing, communication and research are pre-requisites for this position as the Coordinator will develop an understanding of the exhibitions, while liaising with and scheduling AGW’s volunteer Gallery Guides.

The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting, and supervision of studio programs including, maintaining budgets, supplies, and program registrations. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining outreach activities and community partnerships with a goal to sustain and build new audiences.  


  • Post-Secondary degree/s in the Visual Arts and/or Visual Arts Education or equivalent;
  • Minimum three-years’ experience as a gallery or museum program coordinator or equivalent;
  • Thorough knowledge of visual arts and the ability to research, prepare and present educational information which is accessible to a range of ages and levels of experience including grant writing;
  • Strong written and oral communications and administrative skills including computer literacy and knowledge of database management systems.

Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of the AGW’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.


Start: $23.62/hr
After 6 months: $24.80/hr
After 1 Year: $26.00/hr

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to both Chris Finn at and Thomas Boucher at

The position will remain open until a suitable Indigenous candidate can be appointed.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. 





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-Thunder Bay-
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Employment: Full-time
Salary Range: $43,000-48,000 with a benefit package
Closing Date: Applications to be reviewed beginning August 6, 2019; posting will remain open until position is filled

The Organization
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is located on the traditional territory of the people of the Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and is the only public art gallery between Sault Ste. Marie and Winnipeg. The Gallery’s mandate is focused on the exhibition and collection of works by contemporary artists who are Indigenous as well as the work of emerging and established regional artists. Each year, the Gallery presents about 20 exhibitions, drawing from the permanent collection and featuring work by local, regional and national artists in solo and group exhibitions. Relevant touring exhibitions on loan from other institutions are regularly scheduled.  The Gallery maintains a significant online presence through its website and social media, and is a strong contributor – through its programs and many partnerships – to the cultural life of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.  
Plans for a new 37,500 square foot gallery to be built on the shore of Lake Superior on the City’s waterfront are advancing, making this a period of significant growth and opportunity for the organization. Increased exhibition and programming space in the new building along with greater visibility in the community will allow the Gallery to fulfill its mandate in new ways.

The Opportunity
Thunder Bay Art Gallery is seeking a Curator to join the senior leadership team.  The Curator develops the ongoing exhibition program that highlights contemporary Indigenous art and the work of local, regional and national artists with an awareness of the importance of diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge, and the value of reflecting a variety of perspectives and voices.  The Curator guides the growth, documentation, and maintenance of the Gallery’s permanent collection. In collaboration with Gallery staff, the Curator supports education and public programming initiatives, promotional activities, and fundraising efforts and funding applications related to the exhibition program and collection.  As a medium size Gallery with a broad and flexible programming mandate, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery provides an environment of possibility, creativity and growth that the right candidate will find challenging and satisfying.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Exhibitions and Publication Activities

The Curator develops the long-term exhibition program (three year plan) that supports and reflects the Gallery’s mandate.  Activities include:

  • Balancing original exhibitions and relevant touring exhibitions that support the Gallery’s mandate.
  • Developing original exhibitions for travel to other galleries and guiding the production of related exhibition catalogues and educational materials.
  • Negotiating and contracting for the loan of artwork from artists, institutions, and private sources.
  • Overseeing the planning, design and installation of exhibitions.
  • Researching and writing interpretive text for exhibitions, catalogues, gallery publications and press releases designed to inform the Gallery’s various audiences.
  • Seeking connections with emerging and established artists in the local and broader art community to ensure the Gallery’s continued relevance.
  • Developing and managing an annual program budget in conjunction with the Gallery Director.
  • Undertaking, in consultation with the Gallery Director, funding applications for research, exhibitions or publications, as appropriate.

2. Collection Development and Management Activities

The Curator manages the conservation and development of the permanent collection.  Activities include:

  • Identifying works for purchase, donation and deaccessioning.
  • Generating and submitting applications for acquisition funding, when applicable.
  • Regularly developing exhibitions and installations that draw from the permanent collection to increase the public’s understanding of individual works and the value of a permanent collection.
  • Facilitating engagement with the permanent collection by outside curators, researchers, students and members of the public.
3. Education and Promotion

The Curator supports the Gallery’s educational programs and assists in the promotion of the Gallery in the community.  Activities include:

  • Collaborating with other staff to implement a program of public activities which may include tours and lectures, speaking or lecturing to community groups on request, public slide programs, film series, etc.
  • Participating in media interviews, public speaking engagements, and fundraising and sponsorship activities and events related to the exhibition program and collection.


  • Three to five years of experience working in a cultural institution in a curatorial capacity.
  • Masters level degree in art history, museum or curatorial studies.
  • In-depth knowledge of both historical and contemporary Canadian art, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Indigenous art.
  • Experience developing and managing a permanent collection.
  • Experience managing/supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated success with grant writing.
  • A publication record.
  • Exceptional writing and public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment in a collegial manner.

Working Conditions
This is a full time, salaried position based on a 35 hour week.  Flexible hours are required around exhibition installations, openings, events, and other related public programs, publications, artist’s studio visits, committee activities, grant deadlines and other related duties.

The Community of Thunder Bay
Situated on the shore of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is a vibrant city of 110,000 people. Another 1000 people reside on nearby Fort William First Nation.  Thunder Bay Art Gallery contributes to an established and growing arts sector that includes commercial galleries, Definitely Superior (an artist-run centre and gallery), and the Baggage Building Art Centre which offers facilities for community art making and shows. 

An exceptional community auditorium is home to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and provides performances of all kinds throughout the year.  Magnus Theatre brings professional theatre to the city, while smaller community theatre groups provide opportunities for amateur performance and playwriting.  Each year, the Art Gallery partners with Thunder Bay Public Library to present Lit on Tour, in conjunction with the International Festival of Authors. Lakehead University, the Northern Ontario Medical School, the Thunder Bay Research Institute and Confederation College serve local, regional, Canadian and international students.

The community celebrates the contributions of many cultural groups, including the Anishinaabe people who were here first, and whose culture informs many of the connections the Gallery celebrates through exhibitions and community activities.  Thunder Bay Art Gallery acknowledges the journey of reflection and reconciliation that has begun in our community. Through our work of sharing visual art and fostering creativity, we aim to contribute to our community in a spirit of reconciliation that respects and honours the contributions of all people.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, CV, examples of published curatorial work, references by email to:
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
PO Box 10193
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Please direct questions to Holly Rupert,

Thunder Bay Art Gallery is committed to employment equity and to fostering a positive and diverse workforce that reflects the community. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Given the Gallery’s mandate and location, we particularly welcome applications by individuals who are Indigenous.
Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.






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-Toronto, ON-
President & Vice Chancellor
OCAD University

OCAD University: Canada’s University of the Imagination

President & Vice Chancellor

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we live, work and create.

OCAD University is Canada’s largest and leading innovative university for art and design, inspiring a diverse scholarly community to act as catalysts for the next advances in research, culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians and the world. Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, OCAD University’s (OCAD U) vision is to challenge people to audaciously and responsibly pursue the questions of our time through the powerful interplay of art, design, the social sciences, humanities, and the sciences.

Committed to academic excellence, ethical responsibility, decolonization, and contemporary approaches to education, OCAD U offers eighteen undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and a variety of continuing and executive education courses in art, media and design. Practice-based studio and classroom learning, fundamentally experiential in nature, is the hallmark of an OCAD U education, and has been since the institution’s inception in 1876.

It is an exciting time to join the OCAD U community as its next President & Vice Chancellor. The University is at a key stage in its institutional transformation, with its Creative City Campus capital project and the implementation of its Academic Plan Transforming Student Experience 2017-2022 with six guiding principles: decolonization, diversity and equity, sustainability, valuing faculty, interdisciplinarity and health and wellness.

As OCAD U’s leading advocate, you will ensure that its national and international reputation keeps pace with its achievements. Working closely with the senior leadership team, you will drive fundraising efforts and diversify revenue streams, shaping OCAD U for long-term financial stability and sustainability. An exceptional communicator, you will foster open and productive dialogue with an internal community of students, faculty and staff, and with an external community that includes governments, the private sector, other leading institutions, alumni, donors, the people of Toronto and beyond.

A respected academic or community leader, you have the proven senior leadership experience to steer OCAD U into the future. You have earned a reputation for engaging the energetic support and respect of your team and stakeholders through your integrity, commitment, enthusiasm and the results you elicit. You have demonstrated an ability to work effectively with highly committed boards and can develop meaningful relationships with a variety of donors, partners and stakeholders. You have the experience to see potential and the influence to realize it. For further information about OCAD U, visit:

For the full executive briefing document, please contact Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers at

As an institution committed to art, design, digital media and related scholarship, OCAD University (OCAD U) recognizes the profound and essential value that diversity brings to the creation, reception and circulation of creative practices and discourse.  OCAD U understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are essential to, and enrich, the institution’s core mission and vision as an art and design university with a local and global scope.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire. The voluntary Applicant Questionnaire will be provided to all applicants by the search firm.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous academic leaders, priority in hiring will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Jessa Chupik at for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities





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Director / Curator
Art Gallery of York University

The AGYU is located at one of Canada’s most multi-cultural universities situated in the vibrant Greater Toronto Area. The Gallery is a steward of great art and acts as a community hub attracting internal and external members alike. The AGYU also provides opportunities for collaboration with York’s School of Art, Media, Performance and Design as well as other faculties on campus.

Exhibitions take place in the main gallery, a state-of-the-art, climate controlled, fully-wired, 3000 square foot gallery space opened in 2006; in the three vitrines located in the colonnade along the front entrance of the gallery; on school buses and alternative sites; and at other art institutions, galleries, and community spaces reflecting the commitment to community engagement for which York is known. Discussions are also underway for expansion.
In addition to the exhibition of York’s art collections, the AGYU partners with local, national, and international artists in commissioning new work and purpose-built exhibition design.  Current artists criss-cross the Americas: from the USA with Postcommodity to Brazil with Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca, and to Mexico with Betsabeé Romero.

The AGYU is also known for its research and stage actions that intentionally inhabit the civic spaces that surround the gallery, opening the GTA to new kinds of possibilities for movement and agency, not to mention diasporic performativity. In this context, the AGYU serves a pedagogical role with the individuals and groups engaged in the activities of the gallery. Hundreds of classes are conducted in the gallery, and the “gallery” goes out to departments across the University, inflecting curricula with contemporary art. Today, the AGYU is considered a leader in experiential learning at York. Ultimately, the AGYU aspires to showcase the potential of what art galleries can be in universities – a place that brings people together while increasing accessibility to art.

Now, we are seeking a new Director / Curator who will identify and lead new strategic opportunities and continue to highlight and increase public access to the AGYU.

Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President Academic, the Director/Curator of the Art Gallery of York University is responsible for the artistic vision of the Gallery, including policies relating to collections, acquisitions and donations, managing the Gallery’s operations and budgets, and, in consultation with the AGYU Advisory Board, developing, organizing and promoting an exhibition program and ancillary events consistent with the mandate of the AGYU. As Director/Curator, you will not only provide artistic direction, you will oversee the management, care, development, dissemination and maintenance of the permanent collection as well as all new acquisitions to further enhance the AGYU’s reputation. As the chief ambassador for the gallery locally, nationally, and internationally, maintain and build upon the gallery's public image and its relationships with the university, gallery members, artists, donors, patrons, partners, stakeholders, and the general public.

As the ideal candidate, you bring significant experience in the management and curatorial work of a public museum or art gallery. Your relevant graduate degree and sound budgetary and business management skills are paired with your ability to develop and implement a strategic vision and innovative programs to showcase AGYU’s collections and exhibits. You are well versed in standard and current museological procedures, practices and techniques, have well developed critical and aesthetic discrimination, and possess the ability to develop appropriate exhibition installations. You will also be expected to lead plans for the expansion of the physical space. The ability to build partnerships and collaborations and the capacity to lead and communicate within an academic environment and the museum and art communities is a must. Practical art school training and experience teaching art history, museology or curatorial practice would be considered an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Katherine Frank at or Janet Rose at or by calling 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at:





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Pottery Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized pottery instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach pottery classes to children and adults.

Position Summary
Position: Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and supervise VAC pottery classes for kids and adults
  • Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
  • Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
  • Meet with the Curator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects and classes
  • Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Curator upon request
  • Organize and create projects lessons
  • Prepare and gather materials before class
  • Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
  • Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
  • Keep work areas clean and pottery supplies stored and organized
  • Provide sufficient notice to the Curator if unable to teach a scheduled class


  • Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
  • Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
  • Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
  • Knowledge in kiln operation - knowledge in proper loading, unloading, and operations of kilns, pugmills, extruders, pottery wheels, and other clay related machinery  

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education at 

View the job description on our website.





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Full Time AZ Driver

Compensation:$70,000 +
Employment type: full-time

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for Ontario licensed class AZ drivers who is energetic, careful, conscientious and pays attention to detail. The successful candidate will possess good interpersonal skills, be customer service oriented and have an interest in the arts.


  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Valid AZ class Ontario driver’s license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid AZ class license, valid passport or PR card and be able to travel in the USA when required.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug testing screening and participate in a Drug and Alcohol program in accordance with USDOT regulation


  • Provide RCMP or provincial police background check
  • An interest in the Arts
  • Relational knowledge of Metro Toronto
  • City driving experience
  • Bilingual ( Not a requirement )
  • Computer literacy

Scope of work:

Local delivery
Long distance driving - single and dual
Over night or out of town driving up to a week at a time
Some onsite and warehouse packing

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ





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Full Time Art Logistics Specialists

PACART, Canada’s leading Fine Art logistic specialists, is seeking a full-time International Logistics Coordinator to join its dedicated team of professionals in Toronto.

The successful candidate will possess a pleasant telephone manner, exceptional interpersonal skills, and be customer-service oriented.

Job description:

  • Liaise with clients to coordinate packing and shipping of artworks
  • Assist logistics coordinators with estimating and coordinating ground transportation
  • Prepare and Complete import and export documentation for cross-border shipments
  • Invoice shipments upon completion
  • Reception and clerical duties as required
  • Work week standard - Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The successful candidates must:

  • Have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Have the ability to cope with changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Have well-honed organizational skills
  • Have flexibility for additional hours as projects dictate
  • Be very detail oriented
  • Possess sales and customer-service experience
  • Practice discretion with confidential information
  • Be punctual
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be computer literate, working in a PC environment (MS Excel, MS Word)
  • Valid G Class driver’s license, comfortable driving in downtown core and surrounding GTA
  • Experience with air, ocean, ground freight and Canadian import and export customs formalities would be considered an asset

Assets to the position:

  • An interest in the Arts
  • Freight forwarding and/or logistics experience
  • Experience with cross border customs and/or brokerage
  • French as a second language

Wage & Benefits:

  • $18.00 per hour starting rate with review after 6 months’ probationary period
  • Medical / Dental Benefits after 6 months of service
  • Self-directed pension contributions after 1 year of service

Interested candidates may apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to:


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Ontario Association of Art Galleries



  1. Awards Night: Monday, November 25, 2019: 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm* at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto ON M5J 2G8;
  2. The VIP Reception begins at 4:00PM - this reception is for all of our VIP Guests which includes our Awards Sponsors, OAAG Award Shortlisted nominations, etc;
  3. The General Reception begins at 4:30 PM - the reception opens up to all Non-VIP Guests;

* Some volunteer shifts can begin later than 1:30 pm and end earlier than 9:00 pm.

TRAINING DAY: NOVEMBER 16 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM*

* If you cannot attend the training session but still want to volunteer, please contact Jessica Lukas at to discuss the details and receive the volunteer training package.


  • Registration Table Attendee
  • VIP Guest and Sponsor Liaison
  • Floater/Runner
  • Silent Auction Table Attendee
  • Tech Support / On Stage Assistant

*Volunteers have opportunities to work more than one position. Many positions will end once the reception begins.


  1. Not all volunteers need to stay until the end of the event. End times can be negotiable in certain circumstances and must be discussed prior to the event;
  2. Volunteers will need to find their own transportation to and from the event;
  3. Volunteers should bring their own food/snacks/beverages. Breaks will be provided;
  4. Volunteers should be able to understand and answer two important questions: 1. “What are the OAAG Awards?” and 2. “What is OAAG?”;
  5. There is a mandatory dress code during the event. All volunteers must wear all black.

Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Assistant
Parker O’Connor, Communications/Public Affairs and Special Events Assistant
Zainub Verjee, Executive Director


Welcome to the 2019 OAAG Awards! We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and make the 42nd OAAG Awards a success.

How you handle yourself at the 2019 OAAG Awards is a direct reflection of OAAG. Attendees consider you to be a part of our staff and organization while you are working. Volunteers must be as knowledgeable about the event as possible and able to answer guests’ questions. This package contains important instructions that is important to all volunteers.

Volunteers should:

  1. Read through the event and volunteer materials prior to the 2019 OAAG Awards on November 29, 2019. It is essential that you are familiar with the Awards before the event;
  2. Not talk or use cell phones while on duty (unless given special permission from an OAAG Staff);
  3. Not leave their assigned post unless another volunteer can cover it for them;
  4. Keep the area they are working in clean and presentable;
  5. Report anything that isn’t going right to the closest OAAG staff member;
  6. Wear all black while volunteering for the OAAG Awards.

If an attendee has a question or concern, please answer them to the best of your ability. Remember, do not be afraid to ask. If you do not know the answer, find the closest OAAG staff member to handle any questions or situations that you are unsure about.


In the event of an emergency, please find an OAAG staff member, OAAG event volunteer, or Harbourfront Centre Theatre venue staff. Follow their instructions and suggestions.


Awards Reception and Ceremony Registration Table (2)

  1. This year the Awards is a ticketed event. Only people on the list of comped tickets are able to be let into the event free of charge;
  2. There will be a list of comped ticket holders. These people are VIP Guests such as Sponsors, Shortlisted nominees, OAAG Board members, and others. They will need to pick up their allotted tickets with you;
  3. The Guest will give their name, you will hand them an envelope with the tickets inside. Once they receive the tickets, you will cross their name off of the list;
  4. If a Guest comes and is not on the list of comped tickets, they will need to purchase tickets directly at the Harbourfront Centre Box Office. The Box Office is located in the reception, at the top of the stairs.
  5. The Reception begins at 4:00 PM. When the Guests enter remind them the timing of the event:
    1. The Awards Ceremony begins at 6:00 PM;
    2. Guests can enter the Theatre around 5:45 PM;
  6. Remind the Guests of the Silent Auction Table and Pledge Cards found in the Program Books. The OAAG Awards is a fundraising opportunity for OAAG. Encourage them to make a bid or pledge;

VIP Guest Liaison (1)

  1. At the beginning of their shift, the VIP Liaison Volunteer should know who the VIP guests are;
  2. Make sure to greet all VIP Guests as they enter the reception area;
  3. Talk up the OAAG Awards and OAAG to the VIP Guests. Even though many of them are current 2019 OAAG Awards Sponsors, many of the VIP Guests will include potential sponsors and donors as well as politicians and important individuals OAAG could build partnerships with;
  4. Encourage the VIP Guests to visit and bid at the silent auction table;
  5. Encourage the VIP Guests to make a pledge on the pledge cards;
  6. At 5:40 the VIP Liaison will be required to usher all VIP Guests into the Awards Ceremony space (The Theatre Space) and to their reserved seats (front of the theatre).

Silent Auction (3)

  1. Run and operate the Silent Auction Table;
  2. Inform all guests of the Silent Auction rules;
  3. Encourage guests to bid on the Silent Auction items;
  4. Engage with guests about the Silent Auction items;
  5. Make sure guests bidding fill out all contact information. This is essential as there are no transactions allowed on the Harbourfront Centre property. We will need to follow up with the Silent Auction winners post-event, and all contact information must be accurate for them to receive their prize and for OAAG to receive the payment.
  6. All Silent Auction items have a minimum bid indicated on their bid sheet. The first guest is allowed to bid that value but not a value lower.
  7. Each item has a minimum bid increment indicated on the bottom.  They range from $1-$10, but the majority are $5.  Please ensure that people are bidding at least that value (or more).
  8. Additional blank bid sheets will be available should a bid sheet become full.




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2004 Ontario Association of Art Galleries