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Conservation Intern, Paintings
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Conservation Intern, Paintings
Employee Group: Internship / Co-op / Fellowship
Number of Positions: 1
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Department: Conservation
Salary Range: PAID
Start Date:05/06/2019
End Date: 08/02/2019

Conservation Intern, Paintings


At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. 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. 

The goal of the AGO Internship program is to provide opportunities for non-traditional training to students who are continuing or who have recently completed their studies. We hope that the position offered below provides the intern with the opportunity to gain in depth professional conservation experience in a museum setting and offers a real opportunity to introduce new and exciting ideas to the Gallery to create a positive impact on our growth and development. 

We're currently seeking a student to join our Conservation Department team as an intern this 2019 summer semester. 

What you will do: 
Under supervision of the Head of Conservation and Assistant Painting Conservator, the intern will participate in the following activities with assigned works from the AGO permanent collection: 

  • Assessment, condition reporting and documentation of paintings 
  • Assist with examination of works with the aid of technical equipment, including multispectral imaging 
  • Research and technical examination of paintings
  • Assist with development of treatment protocol 
  • Assist with executing and documenting treatment 
  • Participation in daily activities of Conservation Department

Our Ideal Candidate 

  • 2nd year Conservation Master’s Degree student seeking a summer internship in fulfillment of their program. 
  • Candidate must be a Canadian citizen or currently eligible to work in Canada. Non-Canadian residents must be eligible through International Experience Canada or SWAP and will be subject to a 15% withholding tax. 

Benefit for the student: 

  • This internship provides advanced training in Conservation that is necessary for an emerging professional to successfully pursue a career in Conservation. Close mentoring by AGO conservation staff will help supplement conservation training and refine skills at a high level. 
  • The successful candidate will receive a CAD$6000 stipend for the 12 week placement. This position is generously supported by the Michael and Sonja Koerner Conservation Initiatives Fund.

Please apply by visiting the Internship Opportunities page on our Jobs site @ 

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.

Deadline: 01/05/2019



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Social Media Officer
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Social Media Officer
Competition #: 18-OC-103
Posting Date: December 7, 2018
Closing Date: December 16, 2018
Department: Marketing & New Media
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Classification: Band 6
Salary: $61,039 - $71,783 / Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English CCC/French CCC (reading,writing,oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.
Duration: 12 months temporary assignment


Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Communications, the Social Media Officer is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining an active and engaging online presence for the National Gallery of Canada and its programs. 

The Social Media officer develops content for, and maintains day-to-day activity across all social media channels. The successful candidate will monitor, engage with and grow an online community interested and/or curious about the visual arts. The role of the Social Media Officer will support the corporate strategic orientation and contribute to the overall Marketing and New Media department objectives and activities.



  • Post-secondary education in a field relevant to the duties of the position such as communications, journalism, marketing, museum studies or digital technologies or an equivalent combination of education and significant amount of relevant experience. 

Working experience 

  • 3-5 years’ experience with social media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc.), ability to create and deploy content and engage according to the various media;
  • 2-3 years’ experience using social media management tools (scheduling, monitoring, engagement), including Hootsuite;
  • 3-5 years’ experience working knowledge of new media-related components such as video, audio, image manipulation, animation, broadcasting, metadata and search engine optimization SEO; 
  • 3-5 years’ working experience of Microsoft Office Suite, social media analytics on various platforms (Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and of SEO principles; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Community Management; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience with Photoshop skills (cropping, adding text to photos, etc.); 
  • 1-2 years’ experience with Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Instameets, Empties and Influencer events;
  • 2-3 years’ experience blogging about the visual arts, museums and the cultural sector is an asset; 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in administrative, procurement, budgeting and copyright coordination are all assets; 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Advanced reading, writing and communicating skills in both official languages (English and French); 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • Ability to comfortably navigate social media platforms from a desktop computer and a number of mobile devices (i.e. iPhone, Android, Tablets, BlackBerry etc.) to engage target audiences;
  • Ability to use camera, video and editing applications in order to quickly upload photo and video content to a number of social media platforms;
  • Ability to think strategically to create social media plans that help achieve institutional objectives; 
  • Ability to write short, compelling copy for a variety of audiences on a vast range of social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.) in both official languages (English and French); 
  • Ability to interpret analytical data and create comprehensive analytic reports;
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of current social media landscape, trends, tools;
  • Self-starter with some project management skills, including schedule development, tracking, task prioritization and an ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to negotiate the requests and needs of different internal stakeholders while firmly advocating for the Gallery’s audiences;
  • Ability to keep track of many small details without losing sight of the big picture;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art and the national collection in order to develop innovative ways of sharing information and achieving public interaction with it.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite 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.

Condition of Employment

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

Additional Information

  • 12 months temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.
  • Please attach to your profile some writing samples and a sample editorial calendar.

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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Education Coordinator (Maternity Leave Contract)
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Education Coordinator (Maternity Leave Contract)

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking an Education Coordinator (12 month contract) who will oversee the Gallery’s education programs and specialized activities. As a member of the Public Programs team, the Education Coordinator will develop, deliver and evaluate the education programs offered by the Gallery. In addition, the Education Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering the specialized programs to diverse audiences such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. The Education Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the Director of Public Programs in broadening the Gallery’s offerings, building capacity, fostering partnerships and creating more inclusive and accessible programs.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field; combination of background in education (Bachelor of Education) and visual arts.

Please visit for a detailed job description.         

Deadline Date: Friday, January 4th, 2019, 5:00 PM

Apply: Apply in writing with a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and sample portfolio (digital or website link) to:

Shelly Mitchell
Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.




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Gallery Administrator
Sur Gallery

POSITION: Gallery Administrator
Start Date: Feburary 7, 2019
Part time: $16/hr. Thurs and Fri noon-6pm
Location: Sur Gallery, Toronto. 39 Queens Quay East Suite 100

Deadline: January 7, 2019

Job Description:

Reporting to the DirectorCurator, the Gallery Administrator (GA) will be responsible to provide administrative and general office support and execute outreach plans including social media and website management. The GA will be self-confidence, a highly organized arts professional with strong interpersonal, communication skills and a positive attitude.



  • Work collaboratively on outreach principles, activities and best practices
  • Coordinate promotions and communications related to outreach programs including mass mailings and e-blasts
  • Maintain LACAP and Sur Gallery websites and social media
  • Work with teh Director/Curator and designer on promotional materials including printed, web and social media outreach strategies required to market events/productions and plan and execute distirbution of materials


  • Develop and maintain current audiences and new relationships with partners and community organizations
  • Coordinate and administrate partnership agreements and communications with community organizations
  • Administration of sales of tickets to sponsor and partner organizations
  • Organize (as required) and attend any events related to LACAP/Sur Gallery
  • Maintain Database Functionality
  • Develop and maintain all mailing lists including (but not limited to) current and potential audiences, donors, sponsors, partners members and volunteers
  • Process donations and event ticket purchases through database
  • Develop and maintain reporting and other functionalities of database to support initatives

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to ensure that executive and operations are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner
  • Provide receptionist services and schedule meetings
  • Administer financial with supervision and direction of Bookkeeper
  • Maintain and order office supplies/materials
  • Answer emails and phone inquiries
  • Administer Exhibition Assistance applications
  • Administer sponsorship applications


  • At least 3 year experience with administration in a non-profit arts organization (or related)
  • Successful completion of post secondary education in a related discipline
  • Proficiency in website maintenance, social media strategy implementation, database maintenance, word processing, and excel
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Typo 3
  • Prodiciency in the use of MAC computers and Apple products and their various design software applications
  • High level of professionalism
  • Experience utilizing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+)
  • Flexibility to work extended hours during Gallery events and weekends
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an asset
  • Knowledge of contemporary Latin American art is an asset

Core Competencies Required for Success:

  • Results-Oriented - Ability to work well in a hectic and creative environment. High degree of flexibility, ability to maintain deadlines under pressure.
  • Self-Management - Demonstrates initiative and works independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication - Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations, communication and problem solving.
  • Proficiency with MAC - Computer software and applications competency.

To apply for this position please email us at with your letter of intent, resume and 3 references. We will only contact you if we schedule an interview.



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Assistant Curator
Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

The AGYU is one of Canada's leading public, university-affiliated, contemporary art galleries. The Assistant Curator is an integral member of the AGYU team, collaborating on the full range of the gallery's exhibition, publishing, public, and educational programming and actively contributing to the advancement of contemporary and critical thinking, the pedagogical role of contemporary art, and institutional practice.

Deadline: JANUARY 4, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: TORONTO
Position Number: YUSA-11522
Position Title: Assistant Curator
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 13
Salary: $66,221


The AGYU believes that a contemporary art gallery should serve an aesthetic and social function and that it must be fluid and flexible, transforming itself through a reciprocal engagement with artists and communities. Situated in one of Toronto's most diverse suburbs and located at one of Canada's most multi-cultural universities, AGYU has reinvented itself in order to become responsive to this nuanced cultural context and to make its location a catalyst for artistic risk-taking and institutional innovation. We've always believed that the institution itself must be a self-aware part of this transformation, willing to change its very fabric and ways of working.

For more information on the AGYU, please visit:

THE POSITION: Minimum Qualifications
2 years recenet related experience in a gallery of museum specializing in contemporary art. Experience working with diverse communities. University degree in Visual Arts or equivalent of 4 years recent experience (defined as within the last five years). This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements and skills outlined below.

Skills: Strong knowledge of fine art handling, shipping, and condition reporting. Strong knowledge of exhibition coordination and project management in contemporary art. Strong knowledge of contemproary art practices and trends in curatorial practice. Knowledge of publication coordination and distribution. Strong writing skills, attention to detail and ability to multitask competing deadlines and overlapping projects. Knowledge of the non-profit public gallery sector, including experience with grant applications. Ability to stay current with trends in collections management.

To apply for the position of Assistant Curator, AGYU, access the online application portal:

The AGYU is located in the Accolade East Building. 4700 Keele Street, Toronto.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4pm; Wednesday, 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday, noon - 5 pm; and Saturday, closed.

Directions: TTC: Ride LINE ONE to York University Station: the gallery entrance faces the south exit. Driving: Enter YorkU Keele Campus via The Pond Road. Park in the Student Services garage. WheelTrans: the closest WheelTrans stop is York University Subway Station, North Exit.

The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) is a public, university-affiliated, non-profit contemporary art gallery supported by York University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and by its membership. AGYU promotes 2SLGBTQIAP positive spaces & experiences and is barrier free.

York 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. York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

AGYU respectfully acknowledges our presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations including the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Métis. This territory is the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant and Wampum, between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Ojibwe, Odawa, Pottawatomie (The Three Fires Confederacy) and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources in and around the Great Lakes. The Three Fire Confederacy includes the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who settled in what is now known as the City of Toronto. In 1805, the Mississaugas agreed to the sale of tracts of land known as Crown Treaty No. 13 (also referred to as the Toronto Purchase), although the payment for the land was not concluded until 2010. As a result of the Toronto Purchase, the protection and management of the land is now shared with the present generation of inhabitant of Toronto and, as Métis Elder Duke Redbird reminds us, "remembering always that we never own the land but rather borrow its use from our children."

In acknowledging that York Univeristy occupies colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsbility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations and to honour, protect, and sustain this land.


For more information on the position of Assistant Curator, AGYU, please follow the links provided above or contact York University, Human Resources by following the appropriate links on the careers website:






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Artist Educator
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a contract Artist Educator to join our team and deliver studio-based and exhibition related programming throughout the year.  Artist Educators are responsible for assisting with program planning and design, leading tours, and delivering hands-on workshops and courses.

The Artist Educator position is ideal for working professional artists who are interested in engaging with the Gallery and contributing their talent to the community in an educational context and enriching their practice in the process.  Flexible, part-time hours make it possible to balance working with studio-time.  Hours will vary according to week and season and every effort is made to provide Artist Educators with regular work throughout the year.

The successful candidate will have a Degree in Arts Education; Fine Arts; Art History; or related field and 1 year of teaching experience
(formal or informal settings) or equivalent.

Please visit for a detailed job description.      

Deadline: Friday December 21st at 4:00 pm

How to Apply:  Apply in writing with a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and sample portfolio (digital or website link) to:

Shelly Mitchell, Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.




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Conservator, Historical Paintings
Art Gallery of Ontario

Conservator, Historical Paintings
Regular Full-Time


At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcming 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.

We're currently searching for a Conservator specializing in historical paintings to join the Conservation team at the AGO.

Under the direction of the Head of Conservation, you would be responsible for working to prolong the physical aesthetic life of works of art, with a specific focus on historical paintings, through documentation, preventive care, conservation treatment, research, and education. The Conservator, Historical Paintings would promote and advocate for the preservation of works in the collection or in the temporary custody of the Gallery.

This position provides advice and expertise concerning the aesthetic, conceptual and physical characteristics of works of art.

Does this sound like the opportunity you've been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications we'd love to hear from you!

  • Masters' degree in conservation from a recognized university of college, plus ten years related experience in an art museum, or equivalent combination of education and years directly related to experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the treatment, research, and technical examination of paintings from the medieval to the 18th century.
  • Excellent knowledge of conservation principles, practices, materials and techniques.
  • Publication history with strength in technical art history.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and practices.
  • Knowledge of materials and techniques, aesthetic and historical significance of works of art.
  • Knowledge of the 'Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice' of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).
  • Demonstrated history of high-level collaborations with conservation scientists, curators, and other specialists.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform delicate operations affecting the condition and appearance of works of art: excellent hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research according to established scientific practice; to synthesize adn interpret information.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate specialized technical and scientific equipment.
  • Excellent trained, visual discrimination abilities.
  • Ingenuity and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed written, verbal, presentation, consultation and negotiation skills.

We ask that all applicants include the following information with their application, please:

  • Statement of interest
  • Example of relevant publication
  • A portfolio with 2-3 examples of your work
  • Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit contact information for 3 professional references familiar with the candidate's critical judgment, treatment work, and interpersonal and organization skills

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.





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Executive Director
Art Dealers Association of Canada

Date Posted: November 07, 2018
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: TBD
Term: Full-time
Start date: January, 2019 

The Art Dealers Association of Canada Inc. (ADAC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. ADAC is the only National Association of art dealers representing artists throughout Canada. ADAC maintains a high standard of connoisseurship and adherence to ethical practice within the profession. Dealers are selected for their knowledge and scholarship in their respective fields of expertise.

The ADAC mandate includes stimulating the art market in Canada, and encouraging the awareness of the visual arts both nationally and abroad.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of the Association’s activities and those of its Foundation in accordance with the ADAC mandate and by-laws.  Leading a small team and working closely with the Board of Directors and Committees, this role includes organizational development, human resources, management of the Appraisal Service, public outreach and administrative, financial and operations management.  In addition the Executive Director represents the Association on  numerous external Boards  and  Committees,  at  public  events  and  champions  ADAC’s  goals,  activities  and  accomplishments  to  potential  sponsors,  partners  and  members.

Financial Management:

  • Manage all financial processes including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash flow, forecasting and reporting
  • Develop and administer annual and project budgets in consultation with the Treasurer
  • Coordinate year-end audit in consultation with Treasurer, bookkeeper and auditors 


  • Develop, write and implement policies and guidelines in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Recruit and manage staff, including conducting annual review, managing benefits and scheduling
  • Sourcing  and  managing  external  service  providers
  • Coordinate and prepare Committee, Board and annual general meetings
  • Timely filing of annual returns and other reporting obligations
  • Management of office operations and day-to-day activities

Marketing, Communications and Events:

  • Implement  effective  short-  and  long-term  communication  and  promotional  strategies
  • Manage print, e-news and social media marketing and communications in accordance with ADAC style guide
  • Ensure timely communication with members and Board on important or pressing  matters affecting the art market or association
  • Plan,  develop  and  implement  programming  and  special  events such as ADAC’s participation at Art Toronto, the AGM and the Canadian Museum Association Conference

Appraisal Services:

  • Oversee the ADAC fine art Appraisal Service
  • Meet weekly with the Appraisal Coordinator to review deadlines and progress
  • Periodically review processes, set targets and implement improvements in consultation with the Appraisal Coordinator
  • Keep up to date on standards within the industry
  • Promote the ADAC Service to industry stakeholders

Membership Management:

  • Work with the membership committee on recruiting and reviewing potential new members
  • Answer membership inquires and provide guidance and mentoring
  • Annually review member benefits and negotiate new ones 

Development and Outreach:

  • Research and pursue public and private funding opportunities
  • Develop strategic partnerships that are in line with ADAC’s mandate and grow its profile including collaborative opportunities
  • Research and write grant applications


  • Advocate on behalf of the membership on topics that effect the art business
  • Keep up to date on policy changes, government reviews, and government programs
  • Forge relationships with other arts organizations and government influencers


  • A degree in art history, art administration, or related
  • Relevant experience in a not-for-profit setting with a volunteer board
  • Considerable knowledge of the art market
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing
  • Experience managing people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to create long-term partnerships
  • Team-oriented
  • Ability to problem solve in a fast paced environment
  • ‘Roll up your sleeves’ attitude
  • Experience handling all social media platforms
  • Knowledge of fine art appraisal methodology a strong asset
  • Fundraising experience an asset
  • Bilingualism an asset

Please send your cover letter and resume to using the subject line ‘Executive Director Position’

The ADAC thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidate selected for an interview will be contacted.

The ADAC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of Canada to apply.




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-Toronto, ON-
Manager, Travelling Exhibitions
Royal Ontario Museum

Application Deadline: December 21, 2018
Date Posted: November 29, 2018

Job Type: Permanent
Salary: $85,058.00 - $101,245 per annum (subject to exper.)

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is uniquely positioned with its broad, world-renowned collections and expertise to intersect the world of art, culture and nature, addressing the needs and interests of an ever-changing world through a robust exhibition program. The ROM seeks an experienced museum professional to grow its exhibition program by developing a travelling exhibitions program of large to mid-sized ROM developed exhibitions for a national and international audience.

Management of the Travelling Exhibitions Program:

  • Build, strengthen and leverage strong relationships with leading national and international museum partners, in the art and natural history sectors.
  • Develop the overall business plan and provide quarterly financial reports on the national/international travelling exhibitions program.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the individual travelling exhibitions and the overall program meet the institutional business plan objectives.
  • Develop a business case (including revenue) and ROI for potential exhibitions to travel.
  • Test topics within the museum network to evaluate the potential of touring exhibition ideas.
  • Attend museum conferences to promote ROM travelling exhibitions and maintain a network of professional contacts in the travelling exhibitions field.
  • Ensure ROM travelling exhibitions are represented in appropriate directories, websites, etc.
  • Research and prepare grant applications in support of defraying costs.
  • Liaise with ROM Governors to identify and secure potential tour sponsors.

Travelling Exhibition Coordination:

  • Act as the primary liaison with tour venues, ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Create tour schedules.
  • Work to negotiate and execute exhibition agreements and ensure contractual obligations are adhered to.
  • Work with ROM project teams to understand exhibition storylines and narratives in order to develop the exhibition prospectus.
  • Confirm travel details and manage the preparation of detailed information about the exhibition, creating an installation plan/manual for host venues.
  • Develop logistical documents for shipping and customs.
  • Assist with the travelling project’s procurement plan, by helping negotiate and prepare contracts related to the travelling part of the project.
    Other duties as assigned.


  • A (4-year) University degree is required in a museum related field (cultural management, communication, history) OR an acceptable equivalent in education and experience
  • A minimum of six (6) years museum experience is required, specifically experience in all aspects of travelling exhibitions, including promotion, budgeting, project management, contract negotiation, logistics planning, tour management, and venue liaison.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundamental exhibition concepts, practices, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with museums in worldwide markets that have capacity to host travelling exhibitions
  • A broad network of national and international peers and other museum colleagues.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and demonstrated communication leadership 
  • Strong organizational abilities, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Proven project management skills including ability to work with and/or lead a diverse group of people in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with reading and comprehending design and construction drawings.
  • Expertise with logistical issues related to preparing an exhibition for travel
  • Demonstrated supervisory/leadership experience, business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Experience in budgeting and budgetary control.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required French language proficiency or a second language would be considered an asset.
  • A strong candidate will bring already established relationships with existing and potential ROM exhibition partners.

Key Competencies Required:
Leadership, Initiative, Customer Focused, Negotiating, Communication, Relationship Management, and Attention to detail.

APPLY IN WRITING TO: Human Resources Department, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. Applications will be accepted by email ONLY: Please quote Competition #2018-111 – Manager, Travelling Exhibitions on the subject line.
PRIOR TO 5PM ON: December 21, 2018
STARTING DATE: January 2019




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-Toronto, ON-
Archival Research Officer
Inuit Art Foundation

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019
Date Posted: November 28, 2018

$22.00 per hour

The Inuit Art Foundation is seeking a full-time Archival Research Officer to work to re-locate, organize, re-house and digitize the rich archive the IAF holds from January 2019 – August 2019. The Research Officer will work with IAF staff, Inuit artists and other cultural institutions to bring forward integral information through the digitization of the IAF’s archive. This will highlight the contributions of Inuit artists to Canada’s national artistic heritage as well as to Inuit self-determination. In addition, the Research Officer will help to publicize the information contained in the database through the IAF’s website, newsletter and social media platforms.

Reporting to the Senior Editor, the primary responsibilities of the Archival Research Officer will be:

Create comprehensive inventory of IAF Archive

  • Assess and rehouse slides, photos, negatives and documents
  • Develop and implement organizational structure for archive
  • Scan and record catalogue information on digital platform
  • Ensure consistency in recording of information

A successful candidate’s qualifications will include:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in art history, information studies, visual arts, museum studies or related field;
  • Previous experience working in a cultural institution or non-profit;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite with experience with database software considered an asset; and Foundational knowledge of Inuit art will be considered a strong asset.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to by 5PM on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Inuit Art Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.





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Communications Officer, Part-time
Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Job Title: Communications Officer, Part-time - Varley Art Gallery
Employer: City of Markham
Location: Markham, ON, CA
Salary Range: CAD 19.0400 to 21.1500 Hourly
Worker Categoery: Regular, Part-time

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.
Applications are now being received for the above position in the Culture Department, Development Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by December 16, 2018 at:


Reporting to the Manager/Director, the Communications Officer is responsible for producing, distributing and collecting information about the Varley Art Gallery of Markham and its programs to the media, members, volunteers and the general public. This is accomplished through the production of marketing collateral such as newsletters, advertisements and announcements to promote exhibitions, public programs and events.

The Communications Officer is also responsible for establishing and maintaining media relations for the Varley Art Gallery as well as producing printed and electronic material to support all programmes.

The Communications Officer manages the information for the website, coordinates content creation for the Gallery’s social media channels, and where applicable, with any additional Communications tasks. The position works in close collaboration with Corporate Communications.


  • Coordinates the overall editorial, production and distribution of the e-newsletters from start to finish.
  • Acts as liaison with the media and provide all necessary information and assistance.
  • Prepares, designs and coordinates all publicity and promotional materials related to exhibitions and events, including press releases, invitations, e-newsletter material and signage.
  • Develops contacts with writers and solicits reviews of events and exhibitions.
  • Maintains an up-to-date database of media contacts and e-lists.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of the marketing plan including community, art and tourism audiences.
    • Develops marketing campaigns for individual programmes and exhibitions. 
    • Manages the annual budget for all marketing expenses.
  • Produces ads and flyers for programmes and maintain all ad accounts.
  • Maintains a unified “house style” through the consistent production of print and electronic materials; 
    • Contributes to the development of our visual identity.
    • Maintains the currency and style of our website and contributes to the planning and direction of the website, ensuring consistency and currency and performing updates. 
    • Designs, or supervises the design of, promotional material on all programmes and services offered at the Gallery.
  • Distributes brief information (listings) on programmes. 
  • In consultation with other staff develops the program for opening receptions and other events as required and circulates it in advance to all staff and other event attendees as required.
  • Maintains accurate photographic records of all exhibitions. 
  • Researches media strategies and outlets.
  • Archives, or supervises the archiving, of all promotional material and media clippings. 
  • Attends related seminars, lectures and workshops for professional development.
  • Assists with any task related to the organization’s activities as requested by the Directors. 
  • Contributes to overall staff efforts towards the development of new audiences.
  • Maintains and creates content for the Gallery’s social media accounts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Eventbrite, Meetup, etc. 
  • Liaises with Corporate Communications to promote programmes and initiatives. 
  • Sets content deadlines for staff to ensure all marketing items are produced in a timely manner.
  • As part of a team provides oversight for marketing and communications co-op students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Note: Evening/weekend work; some off-site work may be required.


  • Completed degree in Art History, Visual/Media Arts, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism or other related degree.
  • Experience in field of communications.
  • Strong knowledge of visual art practices and history, especially within Canada.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; very strong knowledge of English language required; French language is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of social media and basic knowledge of website development required;
  • Familiarity with Adobe Design Suite, particularly Illustrator and In Design along with ability to execute basic graphic design.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task; attention to detail essential.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization. 
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change. 
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships. 
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening. 
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation. 
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please respect our scent free area by not wearing scented products when visiting the office.





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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)
Starts: January 2019
Wage: $30.00/hr

Duties and Responsibilities:

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


  1. Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
  2. Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
  3. Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
  4. 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 by December 22, 2018.

View the job description on our website.





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Education Officer
Oakville Galleries

Terms: Full-time permanent
Start date: Early 2019
Salary level: Commensurate with experience
Language of work: English (bilingualism is an asset)

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, 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. Located thirty minutes from Toronto, Oakville Galleries reaches communities in Oakville, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is currently seeking an engaged and forward-thinking Education Officer to add to our vibrant team.

Reporting to the Director/Curator, the EducationOfficer will develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate a range of engagement initiatives for children, youth and a variety of targeted audiences. These include school programs, art classes and camps, and Oakville Galleries’ broad range of community programs and partnerships.

General responsibilities and functions

The Education Officer will:

  • manage the design, delivery and evaluation of the Galleries’ full suite of educational programs;
  • oversee the development of targeted community projects, partnerships and outreach initiatives in collaboration with a variety of local stakeholders;
  • research, establish and maintain a network of program partners and participants, including parents, school boards, community agencies, and funders;
  • develop outreach and promotional strategies for all educational and community programs;
  • hire, train and supervise a team of animateurs, art instructors and volunteers to support program delivery;
  • manage all educational program schedules and budgets;
  • contribute to broader audience development efforts at Oakville Galleries.


The ideal candidate has:

  • an established commitment to contemporary art education;
  • a minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • post-secondary education in a related field;
  • a demonstrated interest in programming for children and youth;
  • a proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other colleagues at all levels of operation.

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Oakville Galleries is committed to employment equity and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent in Word or PDF format to

Application deadline: 21 December 2018



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Manager of Special Projects
Oakville Galleries


Terms: Full-time permanent
Start Date: Early 2019
Salary level: Commensurate with experience
Language of work: English

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, 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. Located thirty minutes from Toronto, Oakville Galleries reaches communities in Oakville, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. Oakville Galleries is currently seeking a motivated and highly organized Manager of Special Projects to add to our vibrant team.

Working closely with the Director/Curator and Oakville Galleries’ Fundraising Committee, the Manager of Special Projects coordinates and implements a range of strategies to increase private, corporate and foundation support of the Galleries' operations and programs. This includes oversight of special events, partner and patron relationship management and fostering a protean approach to resource development.

General responsibilities and functions

The Manager of Special Projects will:

  • plan and execute the Galleries’ program of development events, including major annual initiatives, patron events and other special programs;
  • develop and implement strategies to identify, solicit, secure and steward increased support for the Galleries through individual, corporate and foundation partnerships, including developing partnership proposals and creating cases for support;
  • foster and maintain excellent relationships with current and prospective donors, partners and sponsors;
  • oversee the Galleries’ membership and individual giving programs;
  • track existing and prospective support through the Galleries’ CRM database;
  • manage all development department schedules and budgets;
  • contribute to broader strategic initiatives at Oakville Galleries.


The ideal candidate has:

  • a minimum of two years of relevant development or event-planning experience;
  • post-secondary education in a related field;
  • a working knowledge of fundraising principles, practices and CRA guidelines;
  • a proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • excellent interpersonal and independent analytical skills;
  • superior organizational skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other colleagues at all levels of operation.

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Oakville Galleries is committed to employment equity and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

To apply, please submit a CV and letter of intent in Word or PDF format to

Application deadline: 21 December 2018




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Public Programs and Learning
Museum of Contemporary Art

Closing on: Until Filled
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time

MOCA Toronto reopened in its new 55,000 square foot home in the Junction Triangle on September 22, 2018. Under the leadership of Executive Director and CEO, Heidi Reitmaier, 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

MOCA Toronto is introducing a new position at the museum that will hold responsibility for both learning and public programs. The incumbent will design world class programs that offer unique opportunities for visitors of all ages and levels of interests to engage with art and culture at MOCA.

MOCA has a strong desire to develop strong and highly visible adult programming and youth engagement. We wish to encourage new audiences to participate and invite them to generate new knowledge and innovative thinking around contemporary art and culture. These public programs have the opportunity and ambition to create successful and at times highly visible reults, as well as deep learning opportunities, for a wide range of visitors whose familiarity with contemporary art may differ.

This role will lead the organisation to think and develop new and best practices around the pedagogy and imapct of learning and public engagement. It will offer a unique opportunity to create a meaningful program that integrates deeper learning and participation, involving high schools, higher education institutions, the local, national and international arts community, and the general public - with a focus on youth and adults. Working alongside MOCA's many partners and key stakeholders, the incumbent will liaise with artists,t hinkers, and innovators from disciplines to ensure MOCA is a leader in learning and public engagement. It is important that the impact of this programming is comprehensively understood and disseminated as an integral component of the museum's many successes.


  • Designing and implementing a unique intergenerational learning and public program within a 21st century contemporary art museum
  • Building and strengthening partnerships in the arts and culture communities - locally, nationally and globally
  • Creating sustainability with integrated practices and mechanisms to reflect on best practice and measure impact in all learning and public program offerings
  • Managing the program on budget and leading reporting efforts
  • Working closely with the rest of the organization and in particular with the Director of Programs to strategize how to integrate learning and public programs into MOCA's vision.

Desired qualifications:

  • Master's degree in either museum, curatorial, education studies, art history, journalism, or equivalent experience and training; a minimum of five years working in a museum, or cultural institution, or equivalent.
  • Previous learning and public programs experience, preferably having worked across education and curatorial, with adults as well as youth.
  • Deep knowledge of best practices and pedagogy in the 21st century museum learning and public engagement arenas and a clear understanding and curiosity of museum audiences.
  • Extensive knowledge of visual arts, culture-at-large and pop culture. Clear understanding of how there is overlap in the production, dissemination and consumption of these in the contemporary world.
  • Exceptional written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly and succulently to different audiences.
  • Experience working successfully with internal and external partners - including artists, educators, curators, producers and academics, among others.
  • Ability to problem solve and work independent and quicly, as well as clear ability to prioritize and work efficiently.

This position may include evening and weekend hours, as required to fulfill responsibilities and be on hand for museum programs. With this in mind, applicants whould be willing to consider this as a flexi full-time position, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm.

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.






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-Toronto, ON-
Assistant Vice President, Visitor Experience
Royal Ontario Museum

Title: Assistant Vice President, Visitor Experience
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Company Website:
Reports To: Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Reports: Assistant Manager, Visitor Experience; Manager, Front of House; Administrative Assistant


The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum and among the most comprehensive in North America, with collections and exhibitions that span the globe and cut across time. There are few institutions in the world that have greater depth and scope.  In combining an encyclopedic museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an exceptional breadth of experience to visitors and scholars from around the world; we realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

As a contemporary Museum, the ROM continues to evolve, redefine/reimagine itself and embrace innovation.  The ROM is focused on deepening its connection with visitors; animating the museum experience; opening its doors wider to communities and being a catalyst for new ideas. The Museum is committed to introducing innovative ways to employ the newest technologies to create a physical and digital institution for the 21st century. This includes animating the museum by creating immersive, interactive and engaging visitor experiences.

In 2017/18, the ROM welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors from Canada and around the world.  This represents the highest attendance of any single museum in Canada and ranks 9th in North America.


The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Visitor Experience will deliver a visitor perspective for all the touchpoints of the ROM experience and be responsible for ensuring that a visitor’s first and last impressions feel personalized and exceed expectations. The AVP, Visitor Experience possesses a commitment to excellent customer service in all areas of the Museum, from information and ticketing, front-of-house sales, to orientation, physical comfort, special services and traffic flow.

Working with the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and senior staff, the successful candidate will bring a large-scale, tangible expression of his/her creativity to advance a cohesive and inspirational visitor experience at the ROM. S/he has a passion and commitment to innovation and dynamic leadership with a deep understanding of exceptional customer service.


  • Deliver a compelling experience for all on-site visitors to the Museum while being consistent to the ROM’s brand and vision.
  • Develop, lead, and oversee the visitor experience, including recommendations for institutional standards, accessibility, staffing, structure, and skills necessary to continually improve the visitor experience.
  • Ensure the Museum’s best practices through all facets of visitor services, managing systems and processes to provide a unique and exceptional visitor experience and service excellence at all times.
  • Integrate new working practices across the Museum and take responsibility for ensuring improvements to visitor access, design, and signage.
  • Actively monitor and evaluate visitor experience standards and use benchmarking opportunities across the sector and beyond to initiate visitor-driven improvements.
  • Work with internal partners, analyze data as a means of measuring effectiveness of all aspects of visitor experiences, including ticketing, capacity, pricing, hours, and customer satisfaction.
  • Draw upon the knowledge and best practices of world-class customer experiences in other industry sectors.
  • Working with internal partners, measure effectiveness of all aspects of visitor experiences, including ticketing, capacity, pricing, hours, and customer satisfaction.
  • Based on established field evaluations and budgetary information, oversee the development of key performance indicators and regular reporting against the same.
  • Manage and oversee the departmental budget, evaluating key metrics and benchmarks.
  • Contribute to the development of guidelines and processes for all activities within designed areas, recommending improvements and changes whenever necessary in line with departmental objectives.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure that visitor experience standards are met for all events and high-profile public engagements.
  • Build sustainable working relationships, operating structures and systems, and efficient communication channels as a means to achieve coherent, coordinated, and consistent brand and visitor experience.
  • Prepare and participate in presentations and reports to key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all staff operate to the highest standards of visitor welcome, information provision, staff appearance, safe visitor management.
  • Ensure talent development and take a lead role in developing, establishing, and maintaining a comprehensive staff training program based on customer service and mission-related themes.
  • Work with partner and community organizations to ensure best practices and the development and execution of a strategy that promotes a welcoming environment for all.
  • Handle and report on visitor concerns, complaints and special requests that cannot be settled at the supervisory level, reacting constructively to feedback and managing conflict effectively.


  • Relevant experience and knowledge of best practices in consistently delivering visitor and customer engagement to a high standard.
  • A minimum of eight years’ related, progressively responsible experience at the managerial level.
  • A strategic thinker with the experience and the ability to establish goals and objectives and organize a successful approach to achieving strong customer service results.
  • A track record of overseeing day-to-day operations in a heavily trafficked, customer-facing environment where there are multiple demands on time, numerous decisions to be made, and visitor/customer service issues to address.
  • Management acumen and problem-solving skills in overseeing and motivating customer-service focused teams and leading group facilitations.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant legislation (i.e. Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disability Act, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, etc.)
  • Knowledge of audience evaluation techniques with a proven ability to understand, analyse, and respond to ongoing and evolving data as it relates to visitor/customer engagement.
  • Digitally-savvy; proven ability to use progressive technology for visitor interaction and engagement.
  • Brings an awareness in addressing Toronto’s diverse communities and changing expectations of younger visitors.
  • Proven ability to implement a continuous improvement culture.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in high-pressure, fast-paced environments.
  • Prior experience working in a unionized environment is considered an asset.
  • Ability to speak French and other languages is also an asset.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business administration or equivalent in education and experience.


  • A creative, out-of-the box thinker with a professional presence and persuasive manner.
  • A passion for excellence in creating a wonderful environment for all visitors.
  • Understanding of and commitment to quality service and best practices.
  • A natural management style that will achieve objectives and good working relationships with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to help shape and refine a culture of positivity, teamwork, and co-ownership.
  • Solid diplomacy skills with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams; communicates effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Understanding of the sensitivity required when working in cultural environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to present information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Superior communication and presentational skills, both oral and written.
  • Superior relationship-building and advocacy skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing and able to change priorities to meet team goals.
  • Self-directed with an ability to organize, plan, prioritize, and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking.


An experienced-based compensation and benefits package will be provided.


Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and résumé no later than January 15th, 2019 to:

The ROM is an equal-opportunity employer and committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for applicants invited to an interview.

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




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Wood Shop / Crate Technician

Full time

PACART is Canada’s most respected Fine Art and Exhibition Logistics is looking for a talented individual to enhance our Local Service team

Scope of position

The successful candidate for this position will join our team of professional Fine Art Technicians providing:

  • Packing, Crate Construction and Installation services;
  • Local and Regional transportation services in company vehicles;


The successful candidate should possess:

  • a keen interest in the arts;
  • woodworking skills and experience;
  • relevant experience with packing, handling and installation of a variety of artwork;
  • the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • a professional appearance;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • detail-oriented organizational skills;
  • the ability to work independently
  • flexibility to travel within Canada and the USA

Please send a cover letter and resume to PACART 
Subject Line: Wood Shop / Crate Department




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Sales Position
Peter Triantos Art Galleries

About Peter Triantos Art Galleries:

Canadian contemporary artist Peter Triantos specializes in high-end, investment grade fine art produced specifically for residential and corporate spaces. Prolifically creative, he has successfully represented himself for many years while further developing his innovative artistic styles.

Located downtown Toronto, we are expanding again due to high worldwide demand and we would like to welcome candidates who are interested in learning hands on daily gallery operations.

The primary responsibility of the Sales Position Associate is to create content for and to manage Peter Triantos’ career and the gallery’s multiple online and onsite sales.


  • Positive, conduct research projects and able to work independently
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with clients and public relations
  • Writing skills for solicitation letters, sponsor proposals, and government grants
  • Organized, possesses strong planning and project management skills, and able to multi task
  • Creative/Content writing experience working with social media and catalogs
  • Skilled in design software, such as Photoshop (or must have the ability to learn new software quickly)


  • Post-Secondary / University Degree marketing, commerce or communications focus
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts
  • Work experience in luxury sales or event planning
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-Time





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Artistic Program Director
Durham Art Gallery

Job Title
“Artistic Program Director”
The salary is to be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience.  The position is salaried and full-time.  Some evening and weekend work will be required.  The Board anticipates a minimum of a one-year contract with the potential for renewal.

The application deadline is December 31, 2018.  The start date is negotiable, but ideally within Jan 1 – March 31, 2019.

History & Mandate
The Durham Art Gallery was founded by community members in 1979.  The Gallery moved from its original home into its purpose-built space in the early 1990s.  The mandate of the Gallery has been to inspire, educate and delight people through contemporary art of all kinds. 

Through the course of its history, it has expanded its community outreach and built collaboration with others arts based organizations in Ontario.  The Gallery has recently completed a community outreach initiative to gain focus on the future direction as a significant endowment has been received from a community member. 

Position Profile
The Durham Art Gallery is seeking an energetic individual to lead it forward as it enters a new phase of its life.  This individual will have an ability to think critically about the Gallery, its mandate and how that mandate is being served at present and best served into the future.  The individual will work closely with the Arts Administrator and the Board of Directors to deliver on the board’s mandate, which centres on contemporary art.  A demonstrated ability to engage the community and growing the presence and capabilities of the Gallery will be tantamount to this person’s success. 

The successful candidate will be charged with designing the artistic program, affecting the curatorial work and engaging the broader arts community of Ontario and Canada in order to elevate the standing of the Gallery and delight the community.  The Artistic Program Director will have a comfort with all media and the ability to weave multiple media through the program’s content.  The successful candidate will have a track record of mounting exhibitions of excellence which spark the imagination, educate and inspire.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability in leading a creative, community-connected arts organization whose focus is on contemporary art and whose practice spans a range of artistic media.  Engaging the community is an essential part of success to The Durham Art Gallery.  Many local arts enthusiasts are available to support the mandate.  The successful candidate will be able to engage and motivate community members and community partners, both governmental and non-governmental, to help build a successful arts organization.

Working with the Arts Administrator, the Artistic Program Director and their peers in the arts community will create an environment where linkages between contemporary art of all kinds, everyday life, the artistic merit of the programmed content, and engagement and enrichment of the local community are equally represented. 

In conjunction with the Arts Administrator, the Program Director will be asked to take a responsible and ambitious approach to managing finances, including securing government grants and providing support to colleagues who are tasked with fund raising in the private sector.


  • Develop and implement the long-term artistic vision for The Durham Art Gallery programming including curating or overseeing the curation of DAG exhibits educational and public programming.
  • Excellence in written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with external stakeholders (community, board, peers, colleagues) and develop solutions to those issues that are barriers to The Durham Art Gallery’s development as a hub for the arts in Grey-Bruce.
  • Ability to recognize and seize opportunities that further the Durham Art Gallery’s mandate.
  • Ability to create effective grant requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to build engagement and consensus amongst active and interested members of The Durham Art Gallery and the local community.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making.
  • Experience in working effectively within established budgets, including revenue, payables and monitoring and reporting on the financial health of the organization.  
  • Experience in working with a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrate fairness and integrity in all matters that impact The Durham Art Gallery.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to expand the reach of The Durham Art Gallery, and to gather input that the Gallery can synthesize into its own programming.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with funders, sponsors and donors; liaising with arts councils and arts council officers, and report on DAG activities.
  • Publicly represent DAG in media interviews, public forums, professional speaking opportunities, panels, etc.;
  • With the Arts Administrator, ensure long-term sustainability of the organization through fundraising (including grant writing) and developing and maintaining the annual budget.

Education & Experience
A BA in Fine Arts or Art History from a Canadian, American or EU university.
Not less than 3 years of curatorial work or programming work at a public, not for profit gallery.
Not less than 3 years of experience in grant writing.
Not less than 3 years of experience of preparing budgets, monitoring revenues and expenses.
Not less than 3 years of experience in implementing public relations and public programming in their community.
A strong track record in arts administration and in leading a community based contemporary arts organization.

How to Apply
The Durham Art Gallery is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and building a diverse workforce that includes women, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who have traditionally been and are currently underrepresented in the Canadian workforce.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Interested candidates are invited to send a PDF of their current resume and a brief letter of interest in one document to

DEADLINE for applications: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.  Please no phone calls. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by January 11, 2019.
Interviews will be held in Durham, ON and / or by Skype.





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Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Planned Giving
Art Gallery of Ontario

Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)
Salary Range: $92,164 - 115,224 per annum


The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished museums in North America and is committed to making great art accessible to all. The AGO’s promise is to inspire current and future generations to see themselves in the art that we present and to create meaningful art experiences that provoke dialogue, offer new perspectives and stimulate creativity. The AGO brings transformative art experiences to life and believes in the power of art to start a dialogue, create community and change lives.

The AGO’s Collection features over 90,000 works that date from 100 AD to the present, spanning painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. The AGO showcases the best of our Collection and presents exceptional temporary art exhibitions, often in partnership with leading museums worldwide. Visitors enjoy a dynamic suite of programs, including artist lectures, school tours, Family Sundays, First Thursdays, special events and performances, camps and studio courses. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of what we do – from Art in the Moment, offering specialized tours to those living with dementia, to Free After 3 Youth Programs and Free Wednesday Nights.

The AGO enjoys a healthy financial position, achieved in part through a robust membership program, a thriving Development division and dynamic exhibitions and public programs that attract over a million visitors a year (2017/18). The AGO is developing a bold 10-year vision to ensure its position as a leader in global conversations. The AGO is preparing to launch a major fundraising campaign to elevate the AGO’s position at home and abroad.

The AGO is establishing a proactive Planned Giving Program to maximize the potential within our significant loyal donor base.  The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to build the program, develop marketing strategy and materials, and integrate the new program with our upcoming campaign.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gift planning and major gift ($25,000+) donors.
  • Building and managing a portfolio of approximately 80-90 gift planning prospects and/or donors to cultivate and solicit to meet established annual major gift financial targets and secure planned gift expectancies.
  • Acts as in-house expert for Planned Giving and is responsible for developing strategies and tailored programs to engage the interest and involvement of individuals with capacity for major, planned or legacy gifts, or blended gifts, including gifts of art. 
  • Ensures proper stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement and support.
  • Contributes to the overall strategic direction and successful execution of the Development Division’s annual and multi-year plans.
  • Collaborates with colleagues on the implementation of the long-term fundraising strategy, aligned with overall multi-year annual and campaign plans. Implement projects and initiatives reflected in the campaign plan and the AGO strategic plan. 

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising principles, practices and CRA guidelines.
  • Demonstrated track record of success securing major and planned gifts and implementing successful fundraising strategies to meet financial and expectancy targets.
  • Demonstrated track record of setting up and implementing a fundraising program and ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in fundraising, with at least one year of experience in a supervisory fundraising role.
  • Well-developed computer literacy including familiarity with industry data analytics overlaid on a donor database.
  • Successful track record in meeting or exceeding revenue targets and managing budgets.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, effective at follow-through and priority setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills and superior communication skills.
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) Certificate (Original course preferred).
  • University degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Knowledge of art an asset.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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.
Application Deadline: Posted until filled




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Art Technician
TOTAL Fine Arts

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

Job Description:

TOTAL Technicians are required to assist with and carry out tasks including but not limited to transportation, installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing/wrapping of sensitive and high value artworks and artifacts, as well as providing support in the fabrication of custom crates and travel systems as needed. The candidate may also be requested to fill in for other areas in the company, aiding in the movement of high value products. Position may include other related duties as required.
The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

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

Additional assets to this position include:

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

This is a full time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends as required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interviews will be held as applications are received. Please submit applications to






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Fine Arts Coordinator
TOTAL Fine Arts

Start Date: Immediately

TOTAL Fine Arts is seeking to fill the position of Fine Arts Coordinator.

Our team is growing again to meet customer demand! Seeking applicants for immediate openings. Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to high profile clients within the fine arts field, including museums, galleries & private sector. Understanding of unique requirements for each client and ensuring quality service is provided every time is key. Demonstrated knowledge of international shipping industry and customs processes is an absolute must. You will be required to coordinate between the operations department and clients to ensure services are provided during preferred shipping dates and shuttle schedules. It is the responsibility of this position to maintain shuttle schedules and book within appointed shuttle schedules. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure smooth operation and immediately communicate any changes that may arise.

Key Job Duties:

  • Work with and provide support to senior fine arts staff.
  • Handle all emails and calls with authority and professionalism.
  • Work in a fast paced environment, keeping an acute attention to detail.
  • Respond to all quotes and inquiries for service in a timely manner.
  • Schedule & coordinate shipment bookings with clients and agents.
  • Accurately enter & process order data and maintain master company lists.
  • Coordinate bookings with dispatchers to ensure smooth delivery to customer.
  • Provide nothing less than an exceptional customer service experience.
  • Timely follow-up with operations and customers on all shipments in transit.
  • Manage any changes and communicate to all appropriate parties.
  • Maintain customer relations by earning their trust and respect.
  • Work with minimal supervision and take charge as needed.


  • Three or more years’ experience working in or with fine arts, museums, galleries, etc.
  • Have prior experience with exhibition planning and associated logistics.
  • Knowledge of international shipping requirements and customs processes a must.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Possess a passion to provide first rate customer service.
  • Comfortable working effectively in a fast pace, dead-line driven and high volume work environment.
  • Able to take charge, make decisions and positively manage change as and when needed.
  • Understanding best practices for the handling and transporting needs, with a focus on the arts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong administrative and organizational capabilities
  • Attention to detail is an ABSOLUTE MUST.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and any pertinent information to:

Cover letter must include demonstrated knowledge of transportation industry.





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Graphic Designer
Design Exchange

Design Exchange is seeking to fill the part-time position of a Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer will report to and work closely with the Programming Director, and be responsible for producing for the day-to-day design, brand, and communications collateral required across multiple print, digital, and spatial output. The Graphic Designer will work closely with full-time and part-time members of the DX team, and outside service agencies. There may be an opportunity convert to full-time employee status in 2019.

Status: Part-time Employee
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: None

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct and execute multifaceted research and design work
  • Lead projects from conception to execution
  • Design on-brand artwork and graphics for short-term digital and print communications products including, but not limited to:
    • Day-to-day social media shareables and graphic emails,
    • Digital and newspaper advertisements,
    • Education Programs and Special Events collateral and exhibitions
    • Internal documents and forms
  • Develop an understanding of, and aid in, the planning/resourcing of projects
  • Build strong client and vendor relationships through direct and sustained contact over the course of projects
  • Manage time and hours with respect to project budgets and responsibilities across multiple projects
  • Establish conceptual frameworks to solve complex initiatives
  • Create sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, finished designs, and presentations
  • Facilitate internal meetings and creative sessions
  • Promote the consistent use of Design Exchange brand across all platforms
  • Other duties as required

Job Requirements

  • A university or college design degree (graphic design, fine art, or a related field)
  • 2-4 years of professional Graphic Design experience
  • The creative design capacity, expressed through respective education and work practice, to iterate and execute across a multitude of design projects
  • A demonstrated personality as a team player, with a collaborative nature
  • The capacity to drive to beautiful and efficient solutions
  • A proven combination of design capabilities and technological expertise
  • A pulse on a broad range of local and global issues and a cultural awareness
  • The ability to structure and articulate an argument, and to craft narratives (written, verbally, and visually)
  • Superior communication skills
  • The ability to work under leadership, as well as to lead smaller projects and initiatives
  • The ability to work under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Proven organization and production capabilities
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS
  • Front-end development (HTML5 / CSS3) experience an asset
  • Motion Graphic animation (Adobe AfterEffects, Cinema 4D) experience an asset

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, portfolio (5MB max.), and salary expectations to Only applicants that submit the aforementioned documents will be considered. 

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

No phone calls, please. 





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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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Full Time AZ / DZ 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 a Ontario licensed class AZ and DZ 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 / DZ class Ontario driver’s license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid AZ / DZ 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:





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-Burnaby, BC-
Woodworking Specialist / Fine Art Technician



PACART ( is Canada’s most respected Fine Art and Exhibition Logistics provider.

We have recently expanded our Toronto operation and now require a talented individual to enhance our Local Service team

Nature and scope of position:

The successful candidate for this position will join our team of professional Fine Art Technicians providing:

  • Packing, Crate Construction and Installation services;
  • Local and Regional transportation services in company vehicles;

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess:

  • a keen interest in the arts;
  • woodworking skills and experience;
  • relevant experience with packing, handling and installation of a variety of artwork;
  • a valid Class 5 class Licence (Class 3 or Class 1 licenses are definitely an asset);
  • the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • a professional appearance;
  • excellent interpersonal and client service skills;
  • detail-oriented organizational skills;
  • the ability to work independently
  • flexibility to travel within Canada and the USA

Job Type: Full-time

Email Resumes to : with the heading PACART BC OFFICE





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