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Part-Time Communications/Facility Rentals Coordinator
Woodstock Art Gallery

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017 by 4:00 pm
Date Posted: March 24, 2017
Term: Part-time

To be considered for this position, applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Secondary School graduation diploma or equivalent as determined by the Corporation. Supplemented by courses (diploma or degree preferred) in business/ marketing/ communication practices.
  • Two to three years’ experience in an office setting.
  • Experience working in a public art gallery, artist-run centre environment, or equivalent.
  • Broad knowledge of Marketing and Communications.
  • Interest in art.
  • Excellent typing and computer skills (software: word processing, spreadsheets, data-base; Photoshop; design software).
  • Strong communication skills and organization ability. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work a number of different work styles. Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills as well as the ability for attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer relations skills required.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.


1. Provides communications and marketing support for all activities of the Art Gallery (Exhibitions, Education, Collections, Special Events, Fundraising, Gift Shop, and Membership).

a) Under the direction of the WAG Director/Curator and within clear parameters executes a communications strategy and accompanying time line for all activities undertaken by the Art Gallery;
b) Compiles and proofs copy and images for the development of marketing materials;
c) Liaisons with graphic designers, printers and other industry professionals in the undertaking of the production of marketing materials;
d) Disseminates marketing materials via determined appropriate channels;
e) Under the direction of the WAG Director/Curator and within clear parameters executes advertising buys and media sponsors;
f) Updates WAG’s phone message system, website, Facebook, and other social media platforms along with external community calendar listings;
g) Under the direction of the WAG Director/Curator drafts and disseminates press releases to media outlets;
h) Undertakes follow up calls with media and facilitates media requests;
i) Tracks, copies, files and shares media hits and stories;
j) Coordinates bulk mailings to membership and fundraising prospect lists;
k) Provides general administrative support to the Front Desk such fielding inquiries from the public, facilitating gift shop sales, class registrations and providing lunch relief as needed;
l) Other tasks/duties as assigned.

2. Coordinates and facilities all activities related to facility rentals and special events.

a) Answers general public inquiries over the telephone, e-mail and in person;
b) Under the direction of the Director/Curator and within clear parameters updates the facility rental policy.
c) Under the direction of the Director/Curator develops and updates a facility rental promotion packet;
d) Provides and collects specific information from renters to include set up requirements, facility rental policies and function requirements;
e) Monitor rentals insuring each group has insurance and is following Woodstock Alcohol policy;
f) Invoices and collects payment for facility rentals;
g) Assists with special events / fundraising coordination;
h) Orders supplies (glasses, tablecloths, plates, cutlery, etc.);
i) Fills out special occasion permits for LCBO;
j) Occasionally solicits, arranges and trains volunteer assistants;
k) Ensures those serving alcohol have smart serve training;
l) Sets up and is present for the duration of all facility rentals and special events and strikes upon completion;
m) Responsible for opening and closing the building;
n) Ensures that appearance of public spaces is maintained at a high standard.

Working Conditions:

Usual public office conditions:
• Subject to frequent interruptions,
• Occasional scheduled evening and weekend work,
• Lifting of artifacts and artworks may be required,
• Occasional heavy lifting,
• May be working in a dusty environment, some contact with paint, multi-media, cleaners, etc,
• Works alone on occasion.

Salary rate is $21.29 - $25.02 per hour as per Schedule "A" of the collective agreement. Hours of work will be scheduled and will not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours in a two week pay period in accordance with the C.U.P.E., Local 1146 - Inside/Part-time Unit collective agreement.

Resumes and cover letters will be received online at no later than 4:00 p.m. April 3, 2017.

The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

We thank all candidates who apply, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Director of Exhibitions & Programs
Mercer Union

Call for Applicants

Reports to: Board of Directors
Salary: $50,000 per annum plus benefits and a travel/professional development allotment
Closing Date: 18 April 2017

The Board of Directors of Mercer Union invites applications for the position of Director of Exhibitions & Programs. Mercer Union is a non-profit, artist-centred space in Toronto. We have a unique track record of presenting innovative exhibitions by diverse Canadian and international artists in formative and established stages of their careers. We are dedicated to supporting the production of new and experimental work, assisting artists in realizing pivotal projects. Mercer Union has the will and flexibility to take on ambitious projects. We foster an intimate and supportive space for artists to develop and take risks with their work. In turn, their exhibitions play a role in shaping the cultural landscape of Toronto, Canada and beyond. Our exhibitions, educational programs, artists’ talks, events and publications, both on- and off-site, encourage critical inquiry and conversation.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director of Exhibitions & Programs establishes the artistic vision for the organization and collaborates with the Executive Director to build on Mercer Union’s strong engagement with the arts community in Toronto, across Canada and internationally. 

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Leading the organization’s exhibition and programming vision
  • Curating and delivering the artistic programme 
  • Developing robust public programming (talks, events, performances)
  • Developing key programming and educational partnerships
  • Grant writing to secure funding through arts councils, private foundations, embassies and cultural organisations, among others, with the Executive Director
  • Actively promoting Mercer Union and expanding its audiences by enhancing its public profile
  • Managing Programming staff and volunteers 
  • Managing the Programming budget
  • Overseeing the production of publications
  • Developing press, social media and communications strategies and coordinating with staff to deliver outreach to audiences
  • Supporting initiatives established by the Executive Director, Committees and other internal stakeholders
  • Working with the Executive Director and the Board to deliver on goals for the organization as outlined in the Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The successful candidate should possess: 

  • An advanced degree or equivalent experience in curatorial studies, art history, fine arts, or visual culture
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the administration of an art gallery or other cultural institution
  • Exemplary knowledge of contemporary art practices and an understanding of the philosophy and history of the Canadian artist-run centre movement
  • Experience developing and administering curatorial and publication projects
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record in project management and planning
  • Successful grant writing experience with the ability to develop fundraising opportunities
  • Proficiency in Mac OSX, Microsoft Office; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat), WordPress, Filemaker Pro; social media tools an asset
  • The ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Fluency in both official languages, written and verbal, considered an asset

This position is a 2-year contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date in June 2017.

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit applications by email only to to the attention of the Search Committee

Your application should be in PDF format and include:

  • A cover letter 
  • A CV 
  • A maximum of four US Letter Pages detailing two or more recent curatorial projects
  • Names and contact details of three references – references will only be contacted if the candidate is shortlisted.

Applications failing to include all above elements will be deemed ineligible. Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. Questions can be sent by email to the email address listed above.  

Mercer Union hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mercer Union. Cultivating artists and challenging audiences since 1979.


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Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Consultant
Art Gallery of Mississauga

Application Deadline: April 5, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Date Posted: March 22, 2017

Organization Description:

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre. The AGM is committed to presenting stimulating exhibitions which are aesthetically strong and intellectually challenging alongside multi-platform ancillary events. As a centre for community building, the gallery is envisioned to energize the cultural producers of Mississauga and beyond.

Project Overview:

The Project “Border Crossings” celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to bringing people and communities together using art as a common denominator. By using stories and narratives as our main resource, we aim to fuel alternative ways of  seeing across a broad range of physical and cultural contexts, led by a collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists working together to produce a significant body of work that transcends colonial politics and art making.

Statement of Purpose

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is seeking a Consultant with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expertise to contribute to the “Border Crossing” project for a period of 5-6 months. The Consultant would be responsible for the design and implementation of M&E strategies and evaluations for the project.

Scope of Work:

The AGM invites proposals that would support the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework
The AGM is seeking a Consultant who will at:

  • Propose over the life of the project refinements to project deliverables and monitor the project’s progress against outcomes
  • Undertake on-going evaluation to continually enrich the implementation while the project is in progress
  • Conduct focus groups, interviews and site visits to look at how the implementation is going, and recommend any modifications to enhance the implementation process.
  • Based on internal criteria and goals, gauge program progress. (Is the program living up to expectations? Is the program being implemented as it was intended? ; etc.)
  • Identify data collection instruments and methods related to the measurement of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Collaborate with project staff, community centres, and artists on establishing indicators, evaluation procedures (formative and summative) and processes
  • Collect data for analysis throughout the lifetime of the project, including:
    • Observation Data
    • Facilitators effectiveness data
  • Report on the implementation of strategies for each artistic engagement
  • Other components as deemed appropriate and negotiated between the consultant and project staff


The selection of the consultant will not be based solely on the cost of the services to be provided, but on the quality and fit of the proposed services, as well as the experience of the applicant in the analysis of comprehensive community and art engagement programs; expertise in qualitative research processes and procedures and demonstrated ability to provide actionable recommendations.

The applicant should delineate in the proposal the consultancy fee, any travel, materials or other anticipated costs related to the services proposed. Payment terms will be based on the submission of bi-monthly invoices. Final terms, including costs and services to be provided, will be negotiated between the AGM and Consultant upon selection.


Proposals should be submitted to

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. on April 5, 2017.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will receive a response.


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Gallery Curator
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Date Posted: March 14, 2017

The Latcham Gallery is seeking a creative, motivated and flexible individual to manage the Gallery’s curatorial program.

Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Gallery Curator will be responsible for the following:

  • Executing planned exhibitions (2017) and curating new exhibitions (2018 forward) including liaising with artists, installation, documentation, etc.
  • Planning and executing exhibition-related educational programs including artist talks, professional development for artists, tours, etc to connect the exhibitions with the audience.
  • Execute all exhibition related marketing including press releases, electronic invitations, posters, advertising, social media, etc to expand audience
  • Recruit and manage volunteers as needed
  • Administration including exhibition related reports, correspondence, grant applications, etc.
  • act as an ambassador for the institution with artists, galleries, community, stakeholders, funders
  • Other duties as determined by the Gallery Director

The ideal candidate will have the following

  • Fine Arts or Art History degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of contemporary and historical art
  • A minimum of two years curatorial experience and/or related experience in a contemporary arts setting
  • Understanding of the provincial arts community
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite and database knowledge.
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings

You will seek out relationships with the arts community and connect the Gallery and the community through the Gallery’s exhibition program. You will be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and committed staff and volunteer team. 

The Latcham Gallery is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of contemporary art, arts education programs for all ages, artist talks, and special events and is located in Stouffville, Ontario.

This is a permanent part time position (24 hours per week) starting at $30,000 per year with flexible days to be determined.  Approximately 12 Saturday shifts per year and occasional evening shifts are required.

Applications will be reviewed starting April 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Apply to: Ms. Roz Pritchard, Director, The Latcham Gallery, 6240 Main St. Stouffville.

Please send resume and cover letter outlining curatorial experience in ONE document by email to and put YOUR first and last names in the document title.


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Chief Curator
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017
Date Posted: March 06, 2017
Start Date: January 01, 2018
Term: Full-time; salary - commensurate with experience

Organization Description:

Gardiner Museum

Celebrating the Art of Ceramics

The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.

The Gardiner Museum Champions the Realness of Clay in a Virtual World

The Gardiner Museum wants people to experience ceramics as an art form that has enriched life for thousands of years, and as a craft that remains a vital medium for creativity. In a virtual world, the connection to the reality of clay, and to creating, is an imperative one. The Museum stewards a highly important collection, connecting visitors to the fundamental role of ceramics in many cultures throughout history, and offers special temporary displays, many highlighting the relevancy of ceramics to contemporary life. The Gardiner offers studio and educational programs for children and adults, as well as a varied, often audacious roster of programming that connects ceramics to important issues, usually produced with collaborators from the community. The Museum is intimate in scale and takes a personalized approach in all of its activities, even when communicating to an international audience.

Job Description:

Ideal Candidate

We are seeking an exceptional person to join the senior management of the Museum as our next Chief Curator.  He or she should be passionate about ceramics, and have a particular interest in modern or contemporary work, though also with sensitivity to our historic collections.  We are looking for a visionary, who will shape the future of our contemporary collections, lead both the Curatorial and the Education and Programs departments and work closely with the Board and the Curatorial Committee, the Executive Director & CEO, other colleagues and with the public.  The Chief Curator needs to be a gifted leader, a compelling communicator, both in the spoken word and in writing, an outstanding researcher willing to learn about our collections and enrich them, an ardent advocate for the Museum, and an able administrator. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related subject or relevant equivalent experience and publications. A minimum of eight years of progressive experience as a curator, scholar or artist; a distinguished body of publications and exhibitions or/and gallery development, experience working with donors, collectors, Board members, volunteers and members of the public, and strong administrative skills are all requirements.

Position overview

The Chief Curator plays a key role in the aspirations of the Gardiner Museum as a steward of our important collections, enhancing our profile in Canada and internationally through acquisitions, scholarship, gallery development, exhibitions and public engagement.  As the leader of both the Curatorial and the Education and Programs department, the Chief Curator is a passionate advocate for ceramics, to provoke and engage a diverse public and ensure the Museum’s next generation of support. The vision, dynamism and leadership of the Chief Curator is essential to these aspirations and to the future of the Museum.

Supervisor/Manager:  Executive Director and CEO

Key Responsibilities:

The Chief Curator is a member of the senior management team and is the staff lead for the Curatorial Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Responsible for shaping the Gardiner Museum’s curatorial and education vision, the Chief Curator collaborates and consults with senior management colleagues, members of the Curatorial Committee of the Board, collectors, volunteers and the art community to expand the Museum’s audience by creating displays, exhibitions, programs and publications that capture and engage a diverse audience.

The Chief Curator manages both the Museum’s Curatorial department, and the Education and Programs department. 

The Chief Curator has overall responsibility for the Museum’s permanent collections, their safekeeping, research, access, display and interpretation, as well as making recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessions in accordance with the Museum’s policies.  This position is also responsible for overseeing temporary exhibitions and regularly manages or curates exhibitions and displays. The Chief Curator also encourages the active academic life of the Curatorial department, supporting and engaging in research, publication and the exchange of information.

The Chief Curator has overall responsibility for the Education and Programs department, ensuring that the department enhances visitors’ experiences, engages a diverse public, develops provocative programs and contributes to audience development.

The Chief Curator assists in the development and ongoing review of policies pertinent to all aspects of curatorial responsibilities and actions, as well as those for the Education and Programs department. 

Reporting directly to the  Chief Curator are the Curator, adjunct curators, and the Senior Manager, Education and Programs. All other staff members of the Curatorial, and the Education and Programs departments report to their senior managers.


Permanent Collection (25%):
Responsible for the Museum collection, including long-term plans for the development of the collection, for the permanent galleries, their vision and interpretation in the context of the Strategic Plan.

  • Develops long-term plans for the galleries.
  • Creates and installs displays of the permanent collection, developing new content and rotating selected objects to keep the displays fresh and interesting.
  • Develops and updates long-term plans for acquisitions.
  • Along with the Curator, and adjunct curators when appropriate, reviews and researches potential acquisitions and prepares acquisition proposals; advises on deaccessions when appropriate.
  • Along with the Curator, and adjunct curators when appropriate, researches permanent collection objects, and disseminates information through exhibitions, gallery displays, public lectures and publications. Approves all research projects.
  • Overall responsibility for the safe storage of the collection.
  • Overall responsibility for the library and archives.
  • Oversees curatorial staff and adjunct curators’ work pertaining to the permanent collection.

Temporary Exhibitions (30%)
Develops long-term plans for temporary exhibitions and displays for the Museum in conjunction with the Executive Director & CEO, the Curator and the Major Exhibitions Manager.

  • For externally-curated exhibitions, e.g. travelling exhibitions or Gardiner exhibitions curated by Guest Curators: overall supervision of all temporary exhibitions and related publications. Management of specific projects.
  • For Gardiner Museum-originated exhibitions and displays curated by the Chief Curator: researches and develops original concept and content; curates and supervises preparation of exhibition and related materials including publications. 
  • For Gardiner Museum-originated exhibitions and displays curated by on site Curators: overall supervision and guidance.
  • Liaises with other departments.

Education and Programs (10%)
Overall supervision of the Education and Programs department

  • Works with the Senior Manager, Education and Programs to ensure the development of education and adult programs that enrich the permanent collection and exhibitions, enhance and enliven visitors’ experiences and interact with visitors of all ages and ethnicities.
  • With the Curator and Adjunct Curators, approves of docent training; ensures that docent tours are of a consistent standard with regular reviews.

Other Responsibilities (35%)

  • Along with the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Development Officer, assists the Executive Director & CEO with the development of the Strategic Plan for the Museum
  • Develops long term plans for the curatorial department
  • Develops an annual department plan that defines the executive lead for all exhibitions and gallery installations as well as all other special projects and initiatives
  • Supervises the work of the Curator and adjunct curators; overall supervision the administration of the Curatorial department.
  • Supervises the work of the Senior Manager, Education and Programs; overall supervision of the administration of the Education and Programs department.
  • Oversees the annual department budgets and exhibition budgets prepared by the Major Exhibitions Manager.
  • Assists with cultivation of donors and collectors
  • Liaises with other institutions, museums, galleries, collectors, artists and experts to further the reputation of the Museum; attends conferences and gives lectures or papers.
  • Attends Board Meetings; staff lead for the Curatorial Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Supervises the library and archives
  • Other duties as required

Teaching at Victoria College, University of Toronto
Depending on the academic background of the Chief Curator, there will be options for teaching in the Material Culture, and Creative Expression & Society academic programs offered by Victoria College, University of Toronto.


Bona fide education licenses or degrees required
Ph.D in Art History, Ceramic History, History or suitable subject, or relevant equivalent experience and publications

Experience (8 years of progressive experience, more desirable)

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one major area of the Museum’s Collection, preferably Contemporary Ceramics, or a related subject
  • Experience as curator at a medium or senior level desirable, or equivalent
  • Experience in curating exhibitions, and/or gallery development
  • Experienced researcher in ceramics or a related subject, well published, extensive lecturing and/or teaching
  • Demonstrated experience with management, long-term planning, budgets, time management

Interpersonal/People Management/Communication skills

  • Ability to work with board members, donors, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and scholars, as well as publishers, designers, volunteers and staff members at every level
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, team player
  • Highly developed research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and lecturing skills
  • Ability to network, act as an ambassador for the institution
  • Visionary, yet detail oriented
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, French and other languages desirable

Administrative skills

  • Excellent management, organizational and operational skills
  • Ability to handle competing priorities
  • Effective planning and decision making abilities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office(Word, Excel), TMS desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of the following: Museological standards, Code of Ethics, Conservation Policy, Collections Management Policy, the Exhibition and Education Policy, and the Research, Publications, and Copyright Policy, Disaster Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Security Policy.

Technical or mechanical skills

  • Object handling


  • Budget control: overall curatorial and education budgets, exhibitions budgets, multi-year budgets.
  • The Curator and the Senior Manager, Education and Programs, report to the Chief Curator, who is also responsible for the overall supervision of both departments.
  • Adherence to Community Museum standards, Museum policies and ethical standards.

Special conditions of employment:

  • Travel within Canada and Internationally when required
  • Overtime and weekend work when required

Additional Information:

About the Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum, Canada’s national ceramics museum, seeks a visionary Chief Curator who will help shape the audacious future of this small but dynamic institution.

Located in Toronto, the Gardiner Museum is a public, not-for-profit institution established in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner.  It has been described as a “collection of collections” with superb holdings of great depth acquired in specific areas of ceramic excellence.  The Museum is known for its exhibitions and education programs that engage a broad and devoted public.  Led by the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director & CEO Kelvin Browne, the Museum is entering a new stage that will focus on outreach to local, national and international communities.  Excellence, diversity, openness, audacity, and vision are our goals.


Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 at 5 pm
Interviews: June 2017, decision in September 2017
Start Date: January 1, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience 
Term: Full-Time

To apply candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in a single PDF document by May 1, 2017 at 5 pm to Please reference “Chief Curator” in subject line.

No phone calls or visits please.  

For further information and a full job description including duties and required skills, please refer to our website

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Children's Art Instructor (Student)
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Terms: Contract (spring/summer) (must be available to work weekends)
Start Date: pending grant approval

Job Description

The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre is a not-for-profit organization engaging the community through educational programs, exhibitions and special events to create, celebrate and appreciate visual arts. It was established to provide residents of the Niagara region and visitors with an environment which encourages interest in various forms of visual art. We are currently looking for a creative, responsible, enthusiastic and flexible Children’s Art Instructor to add to our dynamic team of instructors.

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Director, Art Centre, the Children’s Art Instructor will be responsible for planning, designing and running a wide range of art activities for our children’s classes and camps for ages 5-12. Upcoming spring classes and Summer Art Camps in July & August (weeks T.B.A)

General Responsibilities

  • Planning, designing and preparing of a wide-range of art activities
  • Art studio set up, material inventory and studio clean up
  • Instructing participants in hands-on art activities
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment for participants
  • Directing and overseeing summer camp assistants and/or volunteers


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Registered as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Currently studying or equivalent experience in: Visual Arts/Fine Art/Art History or Early Childhood Education/Child & Youth Studies or Education
  • Strong understanding of visual arts and art history
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Lesson planning, teaching and classroom management experience
  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
  • First Aid/CPR training will be required
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required

Send resume and cover letter in one document by March 22, 2017 to:
Rima Boles, Director, Art Centre
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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Manager, Curatorial Affairs
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: March 17, 2017
Date Posted: March 06, 2017


Do you believe that art is for everyone? That art can inspire, engage and create a community?

Do you want to be a part of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways?

We’re currently searching for a collaborative manager to join the Curatorial team at the AGO.

Under the direction of the Chief Curator (position currently vacant) / Chief, Exhibitions & Collections (in the interim), you would be responsible for providing executive level administrative support and managing the Curatorial Affairs Division administration. Responsibilities would include research and coordination of strategic initiatives and other projects; general office administration and staff management; budget preparation and oversight; and policy and procedure development and oversight.

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

  • Three to five years’ experience in a museum or cultural venue.
  • Directly related experience working in an executive level office.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex budgets and providing project management support.
  • Experience generating statistical and non-statistical reports and briefing documents.
  • Directly related experience with coordinating senior level management briefings.
  • Directly related experience developing and implementing office practices and procedures.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft office, word processing, presentation, electronic calendaring and messaging skills.
  • Broad knowledge of art history, current museum practice, and knowledge of related curatorial disciplines and practice an asset.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment an asset.

You thrive on collaboration and excel when working with a diverse team in a dynamic environment.


Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at


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-St. Catharines-
Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University)

Application Deadline: April 07, 2017
Date Posted: March 06, 2017
Term: Full-time; 2-year contract (with possibility of renewal); 35 hours per week
Job Grade: N
Salary: $61,183 - $94,173

Careers are Built at Brock.

As a Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara, Brock University offers unique opportunities in leadership, teaching, research, student support services, and administration. We have a history of developing the strength and career potential of our employees.

We are on the cusp of something new and exciting. We are launching into our next 50 years and are looking for people with passion, energy, and a strong desire to help our students achieve their goals.

Experience Brock, experience success.

Reporting to the Dean of Humanities, the Director provides direction and oversight to Rodman Hall staff, ensuring:

  • the continuation of an acclaimed set of professional programmes, including exhibitions, interpretation, education, community outreach, and special events; 
  • preservation and development of the permanent collection congruent with Rodman Hall’s Category A designation;
  • ongoing development of audiences and community connections;
  • continued provision of innovative support to Brock faculty and students, with special but not exclusive focus upon the Department of Visual Arts and other components of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Beyond administrative responsibility for the Rodman Hall Art Centre -- including strategic planning, financial management, human resources management, and program evaluation – the Director performs a role of liaison and cultivation with current and prospective supporters and funders. 

Rodman Hall Art Centre is in a period of transition, as plans are made for its future as an independent public art museum providing contracted pedagogical and research services to Brock University.  The new Director will work with the Advisory Board and other stakeholders to provide Rodman Hall’s input into a comprehensive transition plan, and participate in facilitating that transition.

What you Need to Succeed…

The successful candidate will possess extensive senior management experience in the cultural sector, preferably within art museums or related institutions.  The successful candidate will be open to working with community partners, as well as the University, as Rodman Hall makes the transition to a community-based public art gallery.

Experience the Benefits of Working at Brock.

Learning and career development are natural elements of an academic environment. At Brock, career development is ingrained in our culture. On average, 45- 60% of our hires are a result of internal movement*. Our Senior Leadership, Staff, and Faculty help drive our collaborative culture. Learn more about how our employees feel about their employment experience at Brock University.
* 2016 metrics

and Benefit Information

  • Job Grade N, $61,183 - $94,173*
  • This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver.

* The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by assessing related skills, experience, internal equity and market competitiveness, subject to available budget. 

Our Commitment

Brock University is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

Apply by April 7, 2017.

Interested candidates can submit resume and cover letter, including salary expectations by applying directly on Brock's Career Page

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

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Exhibition Designer
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017
Date Posted: February 27, 2017

Organization Description:


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.

Job Description:

We’re currently searching for a creative and talented exhibition design professional to join the Exhibitions team as Exhibition Designer.

Under the direction of the Director, Exhibitions you would be responsible for creating appropriate and aesthetic designs for exhibitions, collection installations and other related building projects in collaboration with the other members of Exhibition Content Teams.

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

  • Diploma or degree in field of design, fine arts, architecture or a related discipline
  • Two to three years’ experience in exhibition design and installation of art
  • Knowledge of and expertise in industrial design, interior design or interior architecture
  • Knowledge of graphic design
  • Knowledge of conservation principles
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable computer software programs, such as VectorWorks, CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Excellent visual communication skills; skill in drawing and reading scale drawings
  • Skills and ability to conceptualize ideas, represent, and communicate concepts effectively through design and translate them into practice
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills in order to interact well with internal/ external stakeholders and maintain effective linkages with all levels of contacts across the AGO
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the use of industrial woodworking equipment as well as art gallery appropriate materials and fabrication techniques
  • Good interpersonal skills


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


Nathalie Sato
Training & Recruitment Coordinator, Staff & Volunteer Resources
416-979-6660 x426

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. 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.



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Visual Arts Assistant (Summer Student)
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: Immediately

Interviews will begin when sufficient applications are received.

Terms: 9 weeks full-time contract (40hrs/wk)

**Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs **

Position includes Saturdays and occasional evenings.
Wage: $12.40 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: June 26, 2017
Anticipated Finish Date: August 26, 2017

The Latcham Gallery seeks an outgoing, responsible, creative and flexible individual to act as Visual Arts Assistant at a six-week summer art camp. The Visual Arts Assistant will be responsible for the set up of activities, assisting children and the instructor, and running children’s reading and lunchtime activities. Other responsibilities include preparing, cleaning and reorganizing studio space before and after art camps, assisting with research into and delivering children’s activities, assisting with art activities at community events. Occasional responsibilities include acting as Gallery Attendant and assisting at gallery events.

The ideal candidate is a post-secondary student in art and/or child and youth related studies with excellent communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, a positive attitude and eagerness to participate in camp and Gallery activities. Eligible students must be between 15 and 30 years of age; student returning full-time in September; Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Please send resume and cover letter in one document by email to: and put your first and last names in the document title.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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Summer Camp Coordinator (Summer Student)
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: Immediately

Interviews will begin when sufficient applications are received.

Terms: 13 weeks full-time contract (40hrs/wk)

**Please note that this position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs **

Position includes Saturdays and occasional evenings.
Wage: $14.00 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: May 29, 2017
Anticipated Finish Date: August 26, 2017

The Latcham Gallery seeks a highly energetic, creative, responsible, and flexible individual to act as Art Camp Coordinator in preparation for and during a six-week summer art camp. The Art Camp Coordinator will assist with camp planning, registration, inventory and marketing. The student will be responsible for the set up of activities, assisting children and the instructor, and running children’s reading and lunchtime activities. Other responsibilities include preparing and reorganizing studio space before and after art camps, assisting with research into and delivering children’s activities, assisting with art activities at community events, assisting with coordinating a volunteer appreciation event and writing a report at the end of summer. Occasional responsibilities include acting as Gallery Attendant, arts administration duties, database entry and assisting at gallery events.

We are seeking a post-secondary student with excellent leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, a positive attitude and eagerness to participate in camp and Gallery activities. A successful vulnerable sector screening and basic First Aid & CPR will be required. Eligible students must be between 15 and 30 years of age; returning full-time students; Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Please send resume and cover letter in one document by email to: and put your first and last names in the document title.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.



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Assistant Curator, European
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
Date Posted: February 2, 2017
Toronto, ON (Metro Toronto Area)
35 hrs/week, full-time
$64,260 to $80,325 per annum

Organization Description:

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. We celebrate creativity, advocate for artists and shape the conversation about art in our local and international communities. We connect to the world through collaborative and innovative partnerships which provide opportunities to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.

If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment then the AGO has the right challenge for you.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Curator, European Art & R. Fraser Elliott Chair, Print and Drawing Council, the Assistant Curator, European will assist in building, presenting and documenting the permanent collection of European Art up to 1900 as well as creating and executing exhibitions and installations. They will assist in the research, identification and analysis of significant tendencies, issues and opportunities in the field of European art and foster public understanding of art as a vital social and cultural force. In collaboration with colleagues, the Assistant Curator will partner with internal and external stakeholders to create and realize projects that support the AGO’s values of art, access and learning.

The Assistant Curator, European will be required to possess the following skills and experience:

  • Completion of a Masters in Art History; PhD in art history is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of art history with an in-depth knowledge of the European Art produced between 1200 and 1900.
  • A minimum of two years directly related experience researching collaboratively and cross-departmentally within a comparable museum setting from a curatorial perspective.
  • Knowledge of the installation process for works of art.
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills, including professional publication history.
  • Demonstrated experience in speaking and writing about art to specialized audiences and more diverse audiences.

In addition to the above qualifications, we would like the candidate to have knowledge of additional AGO holdings (e.g. prints and drawings, contemporary, modern, Canadian, Photography, African, First Nations, Inuit, Métis). They need to have well-developed organizational, interpersonal and public relations skills. In addition, experience working with a variety of computer software packages, such as database software TMS, is crucial.

The Assistant Curator, European is a unionized position with a salary range of $64,260 to $80,325 per annum (up to 35 hours per week). Increases to salary will be in accordance with negotiated collective bargaining agreements. Benefits include paid vacation time, group health benefits (medical, drug, dental and vision), life insurance benefits, paid sick time, long-term/short-term disability benefits, optional insurance benefits, pension plan benefits and a wide variety of discounted services/products.

Work Location: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be considered with priority.

Please visit our website at to complete your online application (note: our application portal requires that you use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to complete your application). This position will be posted until filled. 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.


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Director of Collections and Public Programs
Aga Khan Museum

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
Date Posted: February 2, 2017

Organization Description:

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) in Toronto, Canada offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. Its mission is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage. Through education, research, and collaboration, the Museum will inform and inspire audiences from all cultures by presenting art created in the Muslim world throughout the past fourteen centuries, along with current paths of artistic practice and cultural development.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director and CEO, the Director of Collections and Public Programs will be responsible for strategically planning and managing the care, research, intrepreation and growth of the Aga Khan Museum collections of Islamic art while also overseeing and contributing to the strategic conceptualisation and implementation of the Museum's temproary exhibitions education activities and public programs.

A recognized leader in the museology of Islamic art, cultures and civilizations, the Director of Collections and Public Programs will be a passionate advocate for the arts and culture of the Muslim world and their interaction with other world civilizations across time and space. S/he will combine experience and expertise in the field of Islamic art at large with those in the interpretation and display of objects and the conceptualisation and delivery of innovative and temporary exhibitions, educational initiatives and public programs. Managing the Museum's curatorial, exhibition, education and performing arts departments, s/he will lead a team of subject-matter specialists and program managers to establish a stratefically cohesive and sustainable set of programs and initiatives that furthers the Museum's mandate and role locally, nationally and internationally within the framework of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), more generally.

At the same time, the Director of Collections and Public Programs will act as a strategic, collaborative and inclusive leader, creative thinker and passionate advocate within and across relevant departments, within the Museum's senior management, across the local, national and international museum and academic community and in terms of community outreach. S/he will contribute actively and creatively to articulating and communicating - across the Museum and externally as appropriate - a coherent, groundbreaking vision for the Museum w ith clear and strategically cohesive sets of priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

Collections and Research

  • Provide strategic guidance and have overall responsibility regarding acquisitions for the care of and research on the collection, including the establishment of best-practice standards and policies
  • Establish a research strategy for the collection, identifying key areas of research that need to be conducted and matching them to internal resources and external partners
  • Lead a team of curators, curatorial assistants, collections managers and conservators, educators in conceptualising and delivering research related to collection-based projects, temporary exhibitions, educational initiatives and performing arts programs in line with AKM/AKTC/AKDN objectives.
  • Develop a publication strategy for key areas of the collection and in support of the Museum's educational and public programs

Public Programs (Temproary Exhibitions, Educational Initiatives, Performing Arts Programs):

  • Have a strategic responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Museum's Collection's Gallery and temporary exhibitions program utilizing the resources of the Museum's experts or guest curators and partnering with peer institutions as appropriate
  • Be responsible for the overall management, strategic conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation of exhibitions as well as educational and public services aimed at diverse audiences and communities in line with the Museum's AKTC/AKDN's objectives, leading and closely collaborating with the Museum's teams of exhibition managers/technicians, educationalists and performing arts experts
  • Have a strategic focus on activities and events that complement and enhance in-gallery experiences and anchor and enhance education and outreach initiatives.
  • Invigorate existing partnerships with peer and other appropriate museums, educational and academic institutions locally, nationally and internationally - particularly within the framework of AKTC/AKDN - and forge new strategic links to reach new audiences
  • Foster cooeprative relationships with curators in other art and academic institutions in Canada and globally. Play an active role in professional bodies such as the Historians of Islamic Art and Architecture (HIAA) and the College Art Association (CAA)

Management and Administration:

  • Oversee the management of the curatorial, exhibition, educational and public programs sections
  • Provide strategic leadership regarding divisional priorities and resource requirements, maximising resources and experience within the Museum
  • Foster and maintain a "service and team oriented" collaborative divisional culture within and among the respective departments, encouraging createive and innovative input and initiative
  • Promote the development of staff through career stages; provide performance assessments informally throughout the year and formally on an annual basis to direct reports
  • Represent the division at senior management meetings and for presentations to the Board as required
  • Communicate effectively divisional activities to all levels of the museum at all staff meetings and on a day-to-day basis
  • Work with teh Director and CEO and other members of the leadership team to implement and monitor strategic goals, policies and processes to ensure the Museum meets its stated mission
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual divisional budget and manage divisional finances within the approved budget
  • As required, prepare reports and make presentations to the Director & CEO and the Board of Directors

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Islamic Art
  • Minimum of 7 years of established strategic management-level experience and expertise in museum curation, interpretation, collection management and innovative museological initiatives Demonstrated record of publishing and teaching in the field of Islamic art
  • Demonstrated record of publishing, teaching and strategic networking in the international field of Islamic art, culture and civilisation
  • Recognised intercultural competencies, exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately to a wide range of diverse audiences, both orally and in written form
  • Good working knowledge of languages, among them English, Arabic and French
  • Flexible, collaborative and fully committed attitude, coupled with the ability to manage multiple deadlines and to work well under tight timelines or responding to changes in priorities
  • A deep passion for art history and its role in art museums
  • A strong network of academic colleagues in the field of Islamic art
  • Exceptional communication skills, oral and written
  • Strong work ethics, professional and personal integrity
  • A creative and dynamic thinker
  • A goal directed and results oriented team player
  • An affinity with the underlining goals and philosophy of the Aga Khan Development Network
  • Expressed interest in the mandate of the Museum


Please send your cover letter and resume to Shortlisting of applications will commence on March 1, 2017.

The Museum thanks all those who apply, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that the Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.


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