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Project Archivist (YCW-BCH)
Hamilton Artists Inc.

November 6, 2019 - March 28, 2020
Application Deadline: October 21, 2019
Full time (30 hours per week) - $18 / hour

Please note there will be a two-week unpaid closure during the holidays

The Hamilton Artists Inc. is offering a 4-month Project Archivist position to work 30 hours per week in the centre’s in-house archives. 


The applicant must hold an undergraduate degree. Additional education at a graduate level in archival studies or a related field (e.g., library and information science, history) is preferred.


Practical experience in basic archival handling, as well as familiarity with archival arrangement and description standards, specifically the Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is desirable; practical experience performing other archival functions is an asset. Knowledge of contemporary art and artist-run centres in Canada an asset. The applicant must have thorough understanding of Finding Aids through coursework, with practical experience developing and/or writing Finding Aids preferred. Experience researching, developing and implementing a major project such as a thesis.

This position is funded through Young Canada Works and the Canadian Museums Association. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they: are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible); are legally entitled to work in Canada; will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program; are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time; are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment; are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.


The successful applicant must have excellent, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent, demonstrated organizational skills, and must be able to work without constant supervision. The applicant must have demonstrated experience in Word and Excel. Experience in posting content to the internet and in the use of an archives database. The applicant must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, which include extended periods sitting and working at a computer, as well as periodic lifting of archives boxes weighing up to 20 lbs. They must meet the qualifications for YCW Internships in Canada.

About the Hamilton Artists Inc:

The Inc. is a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to social and cultural diversity in our operations and programming and encourage applications from students of diverse communities and backgrounds. The hiring committee is composed of the Executive and Programming Directors whose decisions are informed through a policy and procedures document that considers diversity in the hiring process. Hamilton Artists Inc. is committed to employment equity.

Please email a cover letter (including YCW eligibility), resume, and short writing sample describing your understanding of our organization, your interest in the position, and related skills to:

Subject line: YCW Application – First and Last name

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Hamilton Artists Inc.


Deadline: October 21, 2019

Hamilton Artists Inc. (the Inc.) is an artist-run centre committed to the presentation of contemporary art and related cultural practices. The Inc. facilitates critical dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, performances, and public events.

For this position, we are actively seeking a person with lived experience of systemic barriers to equity and inclusion, including first-hand knowledge of the ways that these barriers can restrict access to programming and opportunities for many people. While education and work experience will be considered, the hiring committee will prioritize the expertise of relevant lived experience. This reflects the vision and values outlined in our 2018 Strategic Plan, which indicates that we aspire to connect with our changing communities by taking an intersectional approach, identifying and removing systemic barriers, and supporting artists and art practices that reflect the people of our region. We are aware of systemic barriers within the art world, and we strive to implement equitable models that provide true access and engagement with our programs.

In collaboration with the Executive and Programming Directors and the Board of Directors, the Communications and Outreach Coordinator will help to foster ongoing community partnerships, develop communications, and enhance membership, volunteer and visitor relations with a focus on equitable and accessible models. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator position for the Hamilton Artists Inc. is $21,000 at 3 days/week beginning November 6, 2019. Workdays will be scheduled in consultation with the Programming Director and the Executive Director. It is expected that work hours will take place during gallery hours. Additional evening and weekend hours are required for committee meetings and events. Vacation pay is calculated at 4% of wages. The successful candidate will receive training and professional development opportunities. The position becomes permanent after a 3-month probationary period. An employee health benefits package will be offered after the probationary period. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Programming Director and NEW Committee to extend community partnerships and outreach programs that help dismantle structural barriers and introduce equitable models for access and engagement
  • Enhancing the Inc.’s social media presence and helping to develop communications strategies that engage numerous audiences
  • Developing membership and positive member-relations, including overseeing membership benefits and professional development opportunities
  • Maintaining the Inc.’s website, including digital archives and online accessibility measures
  • Coordinating ongoing marketing activities including writing text, preparing press packages, liaising with the media, designing print and online promotional materials, managing press and mailing databases
  • Contributing to raising the profile of the Inc.’s contemporary art exhibitions, installations, and public programming regionally and nationally
  • Maintaining volunteer recruitment, training and retention
  • Attending Board meetings and Committee meetings as required and preparing reports
  • Assisting with the organization’s day-to-day operations, including installation, administration, and liaising with the general public as needed

Skills Required

  • A willingness to develop new job related skills through mentorship or other professional development opportunities
  • Experience in building and facilitating relationships with various community groups with a commitment to actively dismantling systemic barriers
  • Research and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a busy office environment, organize and prioritize work effectively
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, GSuite, Social Media and Hootsuite, and WordPress; experience with MailChimp considered an asset
  • An understanding of the local and regional community and its growing needs; knowledge of Canadian contemporary art practices and artist-run culture considered an asset
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector with artists, volunteers, donors, and the general public

Hamilton Artists Inc. is committed to equity and access in all aspects of its operations. The Inc. welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV/resume, one sample of writing (300 words), and names and contact information for three references. 

Please combine all files into a single PDF and email to with Communications and Outreach Coordinator Applicant in the subject line by 5 pm on October 21, 2019.





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Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019
Date Posted: September 20, 2019

Salary Range: $59,459 - $74,292 per annum


Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media
Temporary Full-Time (35 hours per week)


Are you energized by the idea of working in Canada’s leading art museum, surrounded by great art, award-winning programs and big ideas? Would you thrive working with colleagues who are leaders in their field, from a variety of professional backgrounds? Do you believe art has the power to spark conversation, create community and change lives?

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs. With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18, the AGO is further broadening its reach by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, and flexibly responding to the changing environment. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission to bring art and people together to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

The AGO is at a critical and exciting moment of growth and change. We are seeking an Assistant Conservator, Time-Based Media to play a key role in prolonging the physical and aesthetic life of works of art through documentation, preventive care, conservation treatment, research, and education.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate professional with a deep knowledge and strong interest in all aspects of Conservation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assists with the development and implementation of institutional policies, best practices, protocols and workflows for preservation of TBM works with the goal of achieving a sustainable cross-departmental approach to managing, storing, accessing, and preserving them.
  • Working with conservators, media technicians, and other stakeholders to ensure the institution is equipped for the purposes of documenting, examining, maintaining, preserving, and repairing TBM.
  • Performing technical examination, documentation, and treatment of TBM works, including film, video, multimedia software, html interactives, and any digital formats that may emerge, and prepares condition reports as required, and develops individualized preservation plans for TBM works.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program or equivalent experience.
  • Two years’ experience in the conservation of time-based media in a museum setting or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of condition assessment and installation of current and historic media technologies in audio, video, film, and software/computer-based art.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of conservation documentation related to time-based media, installation, and performance art.
  • Knowledge of artist interview practice and experience engaging with artists and their studios.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and practices.
  • 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).
  • Ability to perform delicate operations affecting the condition and appearance of works of art with precision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.


  • Annual base salary range of CDN $59,459 - $74,292 per annum based on qualifications, skills, and experience
  • Annual wage increases are available
  • Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Care Benefits
  • Disability and Life Insurance Benefits
  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Relocation allowance to be considered
  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to Goodlife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario is located at:
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1G4

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter, resume and a portfolio with three treatments and examples of their completed research via our website:
We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.




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Programs Manager
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: October 10, 2019
Date Posted: September 19, 2019

Salary Range: $45,000 - $48,000
Job Type: Full-time


Gardiner Museum

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

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

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


The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire.
We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
We believe in making, looking, and thinking through clay.
The Gardiner Museum has a collection of over 4,000 objects from the Ancient Americas, Europe, Japan and China, as well as contemporary works with an emphasis on leading Canadian artists. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the world’s most notable specialty museums.
The Programs Manager conceives, organizes, and delivers public programming in support of the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and audience development goals of the Museum. The Programs Manager is responsible for developing public programming initiatives and strategic community partnerships, and reports directly to the Senior Manager, Education & Programs.  This role is one that evolves as the Museum does and candidates should be comfortable with responsibilities changing in line with strategic objectives and the curatorial vision.  This position will require the candidate to build knowledge of the Gardiner Museum’s permanent collections and exhibitions.


  • Develops all annual programming in support of special exhibitions, permanent collections, and Community Arts Space emphasizing a direct connection to clay and ceramics. (20%)
  • Leads development, planning, and execution of Community Arts Space program. (20%)
  • Ensures programs align with key points of the Museum’s Curatorial Vision and Strategic Plan. (10%)
  • Works in consultation with the Senior Manager, Education and Programs and the Chief Curator at initial stages of project development, incorporating other internal and external stakeholders as planning develops on a case by case basis. (10%)
  • Liaises with other departments within the Museum, in particular: Marketing for promotion of events; Development on programs related to member benefits; Education and Curatorial for overall coordination; and Operations for program set-up and delivery. (5%)
  • Identifies and implements strategies for ongoing audience development, cultivating enduring community partnerships with organizations and individuals throughout the year. (10%)
  • Coordinates and executes all administrative tasks for program planning and delivery, including: vendor outreach, budget planning, letters of agreement, flight and hotel reservations, and event notes. (15%)
  • Coordinates programming for city-wide events such as Nuit Blanche and Culture Days. (5%)
  • Assisting with Curatorial, Education and Programs special initiatives and other projects as needed. (5%)


Business Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and budgeting, including ability to work with a budget and within a budget
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Technical or Mechanical Skills

  • Event coordination skills for talks, lectures, museum-wide events, live performance, co-presented events , among others
  • Calendar management and planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media and web platforms

Interpersonal/People Management Skills

  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector, and a preferred strong network of cultural and academic contacts in Toronto and beyond
  • Experience in working with and forming partnerships
  • Ability to analyze trends in event attendance
  • Ability to work well with a team in executing events
  • Ability to be proactive and a self-starter
  • Ability to collaborate with external partners and create ways to meet mutual goals
  • Excellent customer service skills for interacting with visitors
  • Identify, build and maintain prospective community and cultural organizational partners
  • Capacity to work under pressure, multi-task and to meet deadlines

Experience/Bona fide education lincenses or degrees required

  • 2 – 5 years’ experience coordinating programs or events
  • Prior work experience in a museum/gallery environment, or arts organization
  • Post-secondary degree, college or university


Working conditions
Must be comfortable working in an open concept office environment.
Special conditions of employment
This position is built on working five days out of seven days.  Flexibility is required for some evening and weekend work in order to deliver programs.


To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV in one PDF document by October 10, 2019 at 5 pm to Please reference “Programs Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or visits please. For further information on the Gardiner Museum, please refer to our website:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  
The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.
Reasonable accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support applicants’ participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.






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Installation Technician on call (until March 31, 2020)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Installation Technician on call (until March 31, 2020)
Competition #: 19-CC-43
Posting Date: September 13, 2019
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Department: Technical Services
Working Hours: On call
Employment Tenure: On-call
Classification: band 5
Salary: $57,018 - $67,056/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English or French
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.


Under the direction of the Installation Supervisor, you will be responsible to install, pack and move works of art in all media. You will contribute to material estimates and reports compiled by the Installation Supervisor and, contribute to the development of NGC standards for installation, handling and moving works of art. You might also, as required, perform the duties of Fabrication Technician. Services are provided in support of: on-site and offsite installations, the permanent collection installations, loans, acquisitions and general art movement activities of the NGC. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.


  • Post-secondary diploma in Museum Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 2 years’ experience in a gallery or museum context, installing exhibitions;
  • 2 years’ experience handling works of art in all media and sizes, manually and using handling equipment;
  • Experience in constructing and packing transportation and storage containers and crates for works of art in all media and sizes. This work to be done to conservation standards;
  • Knowledge of Windows applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook);
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in the methods, materials, equipment and techniques generally used for handling, installing, packing and transporting works of art;
  • Knowledge of the conservation standards for these materials and activities;
  • Ability to safely handle large, heavy fragile works of art manually in excess of 45KG.

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

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


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


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

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Manager, Publications and Image Assets
McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Seven-month term, with option to renew

Manager, Publications and Image Assets
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance and welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. The impressive gallery spaces, across two levels, are surrounded by a network of outdoor trails, outdoor sculpture garden and 100 acres of conservation land with breathtaking views of the Humber Valley.

The Manager, Publications & Image Assets is responsible for the management and execution of McMichael publications, including managing photo research, design process and copy flow. Working closely under the direction of the Chief Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications, the Manager, Publications & Image Assets develops timelines and publication budgets; develops and issues RFPs and drafts and executes contracts; manages publication budgets; ensures that design directions and brand guidelines are communicated and followed; oversees research and negotiation of image use; and oversees all aspects of the production process. This position is also responsible for managing copyright considerations, image licensing, and for overseeing photography for Curatorial & Collections, including digitization pertaining to the permanent collection, photography for publications and installation photography.

The successful candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in a gallery or museum setting, working in publication production, collections management, photography or image management, and a
post-secondary education in publishing, photography, or another relevant field. Knowledge of Canadian art and standard museum and/or publishing practices is required. Advanced image processing skills in fine art colour correction, colour proofing for print and web, file handling knowledge for different applications with a high proficiency in computer applications including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Illustrator) is necessary. Obsession with detail, combined with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and strong interpersonal and negotiation skills is required. Knowledge of The Museum System (TMS), Capture One Photography, and skills /kknowledge of copyright, especially as it relates to Canadian art, and experience with licencing agreements and drafting contracts are all assets, as is French language skills.
Application Process:
Forward your resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by September 30th, 2019 to

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




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Membership Officer
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: September 11, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Job Type: Full-time


Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is building a one-of-a-kind inclusive cultural catalyst. More than just a new physical space, it will be a participatory vehicle where artists and audiences can step into a wider world of contemporary art, and be part of a global creative moment defined by new ideas and new forms. The expanded Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada will realize its vision through bold and innovative programming including three lead exhibitions per year, complementary activations, print and web publications and integrated educational opportunities such as workshops, talks, screenings and much more.

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


Position Summary
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Closing on: Open until filled
Effective: As soon as possible
Interviews: Beginning the week of November 4, 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Reporting to: Senior Director of Development

The Membership Officer provides critical day-to-day role in the sustainability, functionality and growth of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada’s (MOCA Toronto) corporate and individual membership programs, campaigns and initiatives.

The Membership Officer will support the Development Team, currently comprised of a Senior Director of Development, Development Associate and Development Assistant, enabling the optimization of their strategies to recruit, sustain and enhance corporate and individual members.

The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across departments as well as the Board and committee-level volunteers. They will work closely with the Senior Director of Development to oversee membership management via a CRM platform and the coordination of high-quality member programming.

This position is ideal for an energetic doer who is motivated by exceptional customer service and has three or more years of membership marketing and/or fundraising experience and a keen eye for data and detail.


  • Support the development of and coordinate the revenue generation, marketing, evaluation, reporting and stewardship strategies for MOCA Toronto’s corporate and individual membership programmes
  • Coordinate day-to-day member relationship management: maintain a personal portfolio of corporate and individual members and support the portfolio maintenance of the Senior Director of Development, other colleagues and senior volunteers
  • Work across departments to coordinate a programme of innovative, exciting and high-value member benefits including special receptions and events
  • Work with the marketing team to coordinate and contribute to the creation of compelling materials for member cultivation, solicitation, renewal and stewardship
  • Conduct prospect identification, research and proposal/report writing as requested
  • Coordinate the participation of colleagues across the organization in the membership program
  • Process financial contributions and receipts
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgement of all MOCA Toronto supporters including correspondence as well as print, web and on-site signage recognition
  • Maintain accurate records in organizational constituent relationship management database
  • Track membership-related activity and interactions
  • Ensure privacy and data quality controls
  • Produce reports as requested
  • Support departmental evaluation and reporting strategies
  • Contribute to annual and longer-term development strategies
  • Participate on Board, ad-hoc and internal committees
  • Maintain strong working relationships with members, staff and volunteers of MOCA Toronto
  • Represent MOCA Toronto in the greater cultural, philanthropic and professional communities
  • Actively research and keep up-to-date on portfolio-relevant trends, innovations and technologies
  • Be an informed member of Development team, make creative connections between people, projects and programs to increase revenues and membership engagement
  • Participate in and support additional fundraising initiatives and/or organizational projects as required



Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of three years of hands-on experience in coordinating membership marketing or annual giving campaigns
  • Proven ability to successfully develop, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward memberships and/or donations
  • Solid experience with relational databases and/or CRM platforms, preferably Tessitura
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Familiarity working with budgets and creating financial reports
  • Outstanding social and relationship management skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with board and committee-level volunteers is considered an asset
  • Experience working at multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit is considered an asset
Personal Attributes
  • Professional and polished
  • Social and personable
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • A strong multitasker
  • An agile problem solver
  • Thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Proactive, demonstrates initiative
  • Takes ownership and is accountable


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please.

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


Please answer the candidate pre-screening questions and submit your CV and cover letter using the following link:
Your CV and cover letter must be submitted as one pdf document.





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-Mississauga, ON-
Public Art Curator
City of Mississauga

Req ID: 2528
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1
Closing Date: 09/24/2019

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Manager, Cultural and Heritage Planning, and working closely with staff from all departments and with the public, the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the implementation of the public art program as outlined in the City's Public Art Master Plan and the City's Framework for a Public Art Program through coordination and facilitation of art projects and programs related to various municipal development initiatives including parks, public right-of-ways, public infrastructure and urban screens; working to develop a cultural node/arts district in the downtown and other areas of the city.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continue to develop a city-wide public art program, manage program budgets, including preparing grant proposals and delivering public art strategies for distinct areas of the city (e.g. civic square).
  • Develop and curate public art projects in support of the Public Art Master Plan.
  • Ensure coordination of public art projects within the scope of larger project initiatives.
  • Manage multiple public art projects and ensure proper documentation, registration, maintenance and the conservation activities for city-owned art collections, including working closely with staff form Legal Services and Risk Management.
  • Develop education and promotion strategies for the public art program to increase citizen awareness and encourage artist participation, including public speaking engagements.
  • Prepare material for City presentations and/or media releases, related to public art.
  • Ensure coordination of public art projects with project managers ensuring timeframes are met.
  • Facilitate artist selection process, drafting requests for proposals/qualifications, contract negotiations and payment to artists and art contractors based on input from Legal Services and Financial Services and ensuring adherence to budget requirements.
  • Liaise with City staff on potential public art provision for public infrastructure projects, park planning and city planning initiatives and documents, including reviewing site master plans, and local area studies, where applicable.
  • Lead the Public Art Working Group (PAWG); a multidisciplinary group of technical and expert staff, on existing and new public art projects.
  • Coordinate with City staff and inform public agencies and private developers of their obligations and processes, review preliminary developer-proposed public art plans, selection processes and juries.
  • Liaise with other departments and consultants to facilitate technical reviews of concept, fabrication and installation. 
  • Liaising and negotiating with government officials, outside agencies, community groups and staff, making presentations as well as writing discussion papers and reports contributing to progressing the Public Art Program.
  • Supervise artists, contractors, and consultants to meet project objectives and attend site visits as necessary.
  • Responsible for the management of the public art capital budget.
  • Responsible for the development, documentation, and vetting through the approval process, of public art policy documents and corporate policies.
  • Author corporate reports and make presentations to senior management and Council, as required.
  • Maintain a high level of professional ethics and customer service at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Arts Administration, Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture (or equivalent), or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Minimum three years professional experience in managing public art projects; including artist selection processes, curation, budget management, grant writing and all other related aspects to the management of public art.
  • Project management experience, working knowledge of municipal planning and urban design and an understanding of construction processes and practices as they relate to public art is required. Experience in managing municipal public art projects will be valued.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and experience in developing and/or implementing public art policies, strategies and art selection processes.
  • Strong knowledge of both contemporary permanent and ephemeral public art practice.
  • Knowledge of the city's past and recent history is a definite asset, including City of Mississauga public art policies and strategies.
  • A track record of successfully bringing people and public art together will be valued.
  • The candidate should have strong knowledge of materials, fabrication and installation of artwork in the public realm including public safety and ongoing maintenance/conservation. 
  • Candidate should have strong rapport and relationship building skills and the ability to manage various stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.  
  • Excellent organizational and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong administrative, project management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Research and analytical skills along with strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Solid decision making skills and comfort working in a fast paced environment requiring collaboration ease in working with elected officials and senior levels of leadership in both the municipal and private setting.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $69,629.00 - $92,842.00
Hours of Work: 35 hours
Work Location: 201 City Centre Drive
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept, CMS/Culture Division, Culture & Heritage Planning
Non-Union/Union: Non-Union

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. 




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Loans Registration Assistant Intern (YCW-BCH)
Art Gallery of Northumberland

About the AGN
The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) is the largest public art gallery in Northumberland County. Our mandate is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a regional gallery for the enjoyment and education of the people of Northumberland County. We present intellectually stimulating exhibitions and programming, as well as maintain a permanent collection of visual arts.

The AGN has created a contract employment opportunity within its curatorial department for a Loans Registrar Assistant position. This position is responsible for loans management which include: Object entry and acquisition; care of loans inventory collection; location control, tracking, and movement of loans; object packing and logistics; security; risk management; and pest management.

Responsible for the development, management, intellectual integrity, and care of loans by:

  • Distributing Call to Artists using local businesses and artists;
  • Responding to questions/quarries about Call to Artists both electronically, and in person;
  • Organizing received forms and art for gallery Executive Director;
  • Using Gallery numbering policy, assign loans inventory numbers to new art and assess existing loans inventory numbers;
  • Preform data entry and filling of donor recognition letters, gift forms, donor cards, loans records, and other documentation;
  • Manages and assures accuracy, security and intellectual integrity of loans records;
  • Evaluates current practices, stays current with professional standards, and develops new practices in loans management and care;
  • Work with Executive Director and Collections Management Coordinator to assess objects in loans inventory regarding possible accessions into permanent collection;
  • Handles arrangements, condition reporting, packing, shipping, and insurance for outgoing and returning loans inventory.

Responsible for providing assistance and access for the Loans Inventory by:

  • Assisting the public and artists with questions pertaining to the Call for Artists;
  • Assisting the public and artists with questions pertaining to the Loans inventory including, length of loans, loan application process, loans renewal process;
  • Assist with installation and dismantling of exhibitions;
  • Respond to other inventory-related inquiries.

Responsible for loans environmental control and assessment, pest management, security, and risk management by:

  • Assess location of loaned object in the community;
  • Create assessment schedule for loaned objects including, but not limited to, examination of environmental testing, pest control, condition checks;
  • Evaluate current practices, stays current with professional standards, and suggest to Executive Director new practices in environmental control, pest management, security, and risk management in order to preserve, safeguard, and eliminate hazards relating to loans;
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Completion of BA in Fine Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Gallery Studies, or Art Conservation required,
  • A working knowledge of general philosophies, practices and principles of public galleries and museums;
  • Considerable communication skills both written and verbal for all levels;
  • Require knowledge of collections management, care, and documentation regarding loans;
  • Creation of new protocol, updating existing protocol, and ‘trimming the fat’ where possible;
  • Working knowledge of the limits and flexibility of environmental control recommendations is useful;
  • Familiarity with common pests, their effects on collections, and various ways to deal with them;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement complex filing systems;
  • Ability to multitask and problem solve;
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, other agencies, and the public.

TOOLS AND EQUIPTMENT USED: Collections databases, computer including word processing and other database programs, scanner, digital and film camera, general office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear; frequently required to use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and to reach with hands and arms; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.

Additional Info:

Note: This position is supported by Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage. Applicants should review the website to confirm their eligibility:

Start date: Monday, 4 November 2019

End date: Friday, 27 March 2020

Hours: 35 per week

Duration of Term: 21 Weeks

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director at


Art Gallery of Northumberland
Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor
55 King Street West, Cobourg ON K9A 2M2

ATTN: Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director

By Friday, 20 September 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be screened based on information provided. Please insure you include all relevant details about your qualifications for this position. AGN is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. AGN encourages applications from all qualified individuals.




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Executive Coordinator to Chief Development Officer & Campaign Director
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: September 27, 2019

Salary Range:
$57,766 - $72,199 per annum


AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Transformed by internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry, the AGO is now welcoming the world to an extraordinary new home for extraordinary art. As a new model for art museums, the AGO is becoming the imaginative centre of our city and province, a leading cultural destination and innovative partner in the celebration of art! Consider the AGO if you are looking for an organization that:

  • Celebrates art in all that they do
  • Believes the visitor experience is paramount
  • Listens and contributes to our communities
  • Stands for creativity, innovation and ongoing learning
  • Is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Fosters respect and recognition for employees, volunteers, members and donors If you are creative, innovative and thrive on bringing art and diverse communities together, explore the opportunities available on our website.


Executive Coordinator to Chief Development Officer & Campaign Director
Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)

Are you energized by the idea of working in Canada’s leading art museum, surrounded by great art, award-winning programs and big ideas? Would you thrive working with colleagues who are leaders in their field, from a variety of professional backgrounds? Do you believe art has the power to spark conversation, create community and change lives?

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to more than 1 million visitors annually. Focused on delivering content of exceptional quality and contemporary relevance, the AGO is deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, and strengthening its recognition on a global scale. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission to bring art and people together to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

The AGO is at a critical and exciting moment of growth and change. We are seeking a full-time Executive Coordinator to the Chief Development Officer & Campaign Director.The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter able to effectively maintain balance while handling multiple priorities. They will also possess excellent written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. A driven self-starter with experience in the philanthropy sector is preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the Chief Development Officer and Campaign Director's daily activities, including identifying priorities, managing calendars and tasks, tracking projects and files, preparing presentations, briefings, reports and correspondence, etc.
  • Providing administrative coordination and support for the Development and Campaign Working Committees, including planning meetings, preparing agendas, research and documentation, tracking action items, etc.
  • Providing support regarding donor relationships, including preparing CDO and CD for donor calls, meetings, tours and events, managing donor and prospect pipeline activity, liaising with Trustees and leadership volunteers, etc.
  • Providing support as needed across the Development department, including organizing departmental and team meetings, monitoring tasks and action items, coordination and liaison with colleagues across the institution on behalf of the CDO and CD, preparing invoices and expense records, tracking budgets, completing travel arrangements, coordinating approvals, payroll submissions, staff onboarding and other office administration tasks


Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Three years’ experience working in an Executive level office. Direct experience in a Development office an asset.
  • Directly related experience developing and implementing office practices and procedures.
  • High degree of social intelligence, integrity, maturity and sound judgement.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organization, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed word processing, electronic calendaring and messaging skills.
  • Intermediate level database skills, with Raisers’ Edge experience an asset.
  • Working knowledge of gallery structure and departmental roles an asset.


We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV via our website: 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.







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Gallery Coordinator
Durham Art Gallery

Durham Art Gallery is a non-profit, exhibition-driven space for contemporary art and visual culture in West Grey, Ontario. From our earliest incarnation in the local Carnegie library to our current purpose-built home, the Gallery’s evolution is marked by an engaged community and a diversifying landscape.

Your opportunity:

The Gallery Coordinator will work closely with and report to the Director + Curator as part of a close workplace community to propel the Durham Art Gallery into a new and exciting phase of growth. Durham Art Gallery promotes a professional work environment built on respect, self-motivation, accountability, teamwork and curiosity. 

If you are a goal-oriented, organized and passionate individual who is excited at the opportunity to nurture and engage community, promote the Gallery as an inclusive and accessible space, broaden the Gallery’s audience by aiding in the implementation of a holistic, integrated approach to exhibitions, education, research, and outreach for people of all ages, abilities and histories, then consider a career with us. Fundraising accounts for a major portion of the job.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • First line of contact for the Gallery.
  • Aiding in daily operations.and attending gallery events.
  • Collating and organizing data for various reports and editing content for grant applications.
  • Coordinating payment for staff, artists, curators, vendors, etc.
  • Coordinating the installation and de-installation of exhibits and artwork.
  • Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars.
  • Coordinating the recruitment process and training of volunteers.
  • Coordinating and researching select predetermined projects alongside Director.
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for Gallery administration.
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming.
  • Ensuring compliance with best practices throughout the organization.
  • Fundraising planning and implementation.
  • Implementing improved communication measures and policies that promote efficiency.
  • Maintaining positive client and community relationships.
  • Maintaining databases.
  • Marketing and promotion.
  • Producing and maintaining information on digital platforms, social and otherwise.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems such as Wix, database management, email, and internet; knowledge of and interest in contemporary Canadian art; excellent research skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; excellent experience in social media management; demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as independently; strong attention to detail and ability to organize and manage information; ability to work to deadlines under pressure; team player; ability to work with minimal supervision; flexible; attention to detail. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a must; previous experience within a not-for-profit or gallery context is an asset.

University degree with an emphasis in the Visual Arts, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.

Minimum three (3) years of previous experience in office coordination. Knowledge of contemporary art required. Supervisory experience would be an asset. Fundraising experience is a necessity.

Durham Art Gallery is offering a salaried position at $42500 - 50 000 per annum with 4% vacation pay. Two weeks of vacation.

This position offers flexible hours within reason. Availability on select evening and weekends is a necessity.

The Durham Art Gallery welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, women, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2i+ identified individuals and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), The Durham Art Gallery is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, The Durham Art Gallery will work with applicants requesting an accommodation.

For more information about the Durham Art Gallery, please visit our website:

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining how you can contribute to the Durham Art Gallery to

Due to the volume of applicants Durham Art Gallery will only respond to those who will be interviewed. First round of interviews will take place on the week of September 23, 2019.




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Education and Public Programs Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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









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Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre is seeking a creative, motivated and flexible individual to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the position of Curator.

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

  • Executing planned exhibitions and curating new exhibitions including research, liaising with artists, installation, curatorial writing, documentation, etc.
  • Connecting exhibitions with the gallery audience through exhibition-related programs like talks and tours
  • Marketing exhibitions including press releases, electronic invitations, posters, advertising, social media, etc. to expand audience
  • Handling exhibition related reports, correspondence, grant application sections related to curatorial, etc.
  • Assisting with several community and fundraising events as part of the Latcham Art Centre team
  • Acting as an ambassador for the art centre with artists, galleries, community, stakeholders, funders
  • Other duties as determined by the Gallery Director

The ideal candidate will offer the following skills and qualifications:

  • Fine Arts or Art History degree and/or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years curatorial experience and/or related experience in a contemporary art setting
  • Understanding of the provincial arts community
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Excellent oral 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. 

Latcham Art Centre 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, a growing community of 45,000 people situated north of Toronto.

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.

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

Interviews will be held once sufficient applications have been received and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville ON L4A 4K1




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-Thunder Bay-
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Exhibitions and Publication Activities

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

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

2. Collection Development and Management Activities

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

Please direct questions to Holly Rupert,

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

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





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Public Engagement Coordinator (YCW-BCH)
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Position Summary:
22 week position
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Ends: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Wage: $16.00/hr for 37.5 hrs/wk
Application Deadline: October 4

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of arts programming and engagement. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Public Engagement Coordinator will help the VAC team in ensuring that newly launched public engagement initiatives are managed in the most inclusive, efficient and sustainable ways. Duties include researching the development of exhibition based tours and programs, managing and training volunteer docents and gallery attendants, animating the gallery during public hours, and developing engaging programs for gallery members. The candidate will work closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and Education and the Development Coordinator to develop a series of gallery programs that will be offered to VAC members, volunteers, visitors, and community groups to create a social space that uses conversation and meaningful learning experiences to foster community.

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and art education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 43-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. The Centre occupies a four story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a pottery studio equipped with a kiln, and a painting studio, and a rustic attic gallery. 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 a safe space where ideas are exchanged, questions are asked, and connections are made.

Description of tasks:

  • Animating and supervising the gallery space during public hours 5 days/week, welcoming and assisting visitors, encouraging conversations, leading formal and informal tours, and providing general information concerning the gallery program and history
  • Working with volunteers and interns to train on exhibition content and public engagement practices
  • Developing in-gallery engagement activities, developing a series of questions and conversation starters, and conducting research on ways exhibitions and arts education spaces can be spaces of deeper engagement and participation
  • Being involved in day-to-day ongoing programming tasks such as event coordination, developing educational programs and materials, administrative duties, volunteer management, and delivery of programming
  • Preparing materials and setting up the gallery for educational visits and workshops
  • Reaching out to and offering free tours to community groups and VAC members
  • Working with the Development Coordinator to develop and deliver members engagement programs
  • Evaluating each exhibition upon completion to provide feedback on improvement for future program development
  • Researching and developing in-gallery engagement activities for the VAC’s 2019/2020 exhibition programs

Candidate Profile:

  • Recent graduate (within twenty-four months) from studies in Visual Arts, Art History, Arts Education, Arts Management, or a related field is mandatory
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience
  • Excellent Organizational and Research Skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well independently and within a team
  • Experience working within an educational and creative setting
  • An enthusiastic and energetic communication style
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of: Standard Office software as well as Communications / document sharing software (such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive)
  • Ability to work all twenty-two (22) weeks (mandatory)
  • Ability to speak French is an asset
  • Eligible for Young Canada Works Program for Building Careers in Heritage?

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

Applicants are encouraged to apply through the YCW website and contact Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education, at





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-Toronto, ON-
President & Vice Chanellor
OCAD University

OCAD University: Canada’s University of the Imagination

President & Vice Chancellor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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-Toronto, ON-
Curator of Indigenous Art and Cultures
Royal Ontario Museum

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Date Posted: June 21, 2019

THE ORGANIZATION: Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s celebrated international museum and houses extensive collections of art, culture, and nature featuring more than 13 million items. It is the largest Museum in Canada, with forty galleries showcased in its original heritage buildings and its 2007 Michael Lee-Chin Crystal extension designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Opened in 1914, the museum is Canada’s largest field-research institution, with research activities that span the globe.

Attracting more than 1.4 million visitors per year, the ROM has an annual operating budget of $65 million and is a world leader in communicating its research and collections to visitors. The ROM is an indispensable resource for building community by nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder.

For more information on the Royal Ontario Museum please visit

THE POSITION: Curator of Indigenous Art and Cultures

The ROM seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative individual with a track record of success in exhibitions, public engagement, and curation. The successful candidate will play a critical role in the development and implementation of a strategy to build, interpret and present the collection of Canadian Indigenous Art and Cultures to visitors and audiences broadly.

The ROM’s collection of Indigenous Art and Cultures is significant within Canada, featuring more than forty thousand cultural items and works of art from diverse lands and cultures. The collection includes items from many Indigenous communities that span the last two centuries up to works by contemporary Indigenous artists. The ROM has important collections of Indigenous ceremonial and cultural heritage as well as important works of contemporary art. The ROM Fashion & Textiles collections and archaeological collections also house important Indigenous materials.

The Curator will join the Museum at a critical time, as the ROM charts a new course to engage visitors and communities more deeply in its collections, research, and dialogue on contemporary issues. The position offers an opportunity to expand the ROM’s world-class collection and exhibition program into contemporary art and cultures, while maintaining its historic strengths. The ROM is seeking a Curator to offer fresh perspectives on the influence of Indigenous art and cultures in today’s world. The successful candidate will help shape the institution’s commitment to Indigenous Art and Cultures, create innovative ways of sharing collections and information, help build a program of community engagement, and promote an inclusive relationship in partnership with Indigenous communities.

To contribute to the goal to offer a balanced account of history in Canada, and present Indigenous Art and Cultures from Indigenous perspectives, the new Curator will help create new and culturally meaningful exhibitions in the First People’s gallery and temporary exhibitions. They will collaborate with the ROM’s Learning Department in their efforts to infuse Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into the museum’s educational and outreach programming. They will engage with Indigenous communities and ROM staff to contribute to the Ontario curriculum in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies, and address the Calls to Action specific to Education as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in partnership and engaging with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and other partners, and will welcome interactions with many audiences, including families and children. They will believe strongly in meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities and lead by example to further a culture of inclusion and reconciliation at the ROM, and mutually support and work with the ROM’s Indigenous Advisory Circle. They will conduct original research in their area of specialty and make the results available through exhibitions, public programs, and publications. The Curator’s leadership will ensure that the Indigenous Art and Cultures collection, as well as other collections at the ROM, are interpreted from multiple voices, that stories are inclusive and not told from a single museum perspective.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in their field but interested in broad issues and questions related to Indigenous Art and Cultures that have relevance in Canada and the contemporary world. Their knowledge should extend widely regarding historical periods and media. The ROM is open to considering a range of candidates from an Associate Curator level to Senior Curator, consistent with the candidate’s experience and the strategic goals of the museum.

Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Indigenous art history or a closely related field at the time of appointment, or the equivalent in professional experience, exhibitions, and publications.
  • A strong background of work within a museum or related environment, knowledge of peer institutions, and experience developing and implementing exhibitions, and working with internal and external stakeholders and communities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the dynamics of cultural heritage in contemporary works.
  • Experience curating Indigenous art or cultural material.
  • A research and publication record specialization in some aspect of Indigenous Art and Cultures, combined with broader interests in the field.
  • Suitable credentials for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto or similar program at another University or Institution is considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Indigenous languages is an asset.

The ROM Curator will be expected to:

  • Play a leading role in the development and rotation of permanent galleries and special exhibitions;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans to engage community stakeholders, including Indigenous communities in Ontario and throughout Canada;
  • Curate the ROM’s Indigenous and related collections encompassing the diversity of Indigenous cultures across Canada, and build the collection in new directions;
  • Actively contribute to the development of public programming in a variety of formats, from on-site to online;
  • Act as liaison with the Indigenous community groups and participate in meetings and events as appropriate;
  • Participate in fundraising activities to support ROM/Indigenous community initiatives related to Indigenous Art and Cultures and the ROM’s Indigenous collection;
  • Conduct or oversee research on ROM collections within their area of specialization, as well as facilitate research on the collection by outside/visiting scholars;
  • Develop a program of original, scholarly research and publications, usually relating to ROM collections and exhibitions;
  • Participate in fulfilling the teaching mission of the museum, through periodic university teaching and/or through supervision of interns at the museum;
  • Work with the ROM library, which holds many rare examples of books and scrolls, to continue to build resources on the study of Indigenous Art and Cultures;
  • Have an excellent command of spoken and written English.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work collaboratively with educators, exhibition teams, designers and artists in the development, interpretation, and installation of special exhibitions and permanent galleries.

Public Program/Outreach:

  • Prepare and give lectures, tours, and workshops to the general public, volunteers, professional colleagues, and other groups.

Research, Publications, Programs, Collections:

  • Collaborate with curatorial colleagues, collectors, patrons, and cultural organizations to generate important publications and public programs;
  • Take responsibility for the Indigenous collection, including study, rotation and display, care and record-keeping, provenance research, digitizing and publication;
  • Build and refine the collection into new areas, such as modern and contemporary art and culture;
  • Assume a leadership role in the program of repatriation of objects of cultural patrimony and sacred items;
  • Help maintain and promote the Indigenous People’s collection and galleries;
  • Maintain professional affiliations in scholarly and museum curatorial organizations, professional societies, and relevant committees.


  • In collaboration with fundraising staff, actively cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions, symposia, research grants, and fellowships through association with professional organizations, foundations, and patrons at the local and national level, and abroad.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to multi-task and handle competing demands within a large, multi-layered, and active museum;
  • Ambitious for the ROM and its efforts to develop strong networks with Indigenous communities, with established national scholars and institutions, and to continue development of a welcoming and collaborative external and internal culture relative to Indigenous issues;
  • Bring an interest in leveraging interdisciplinary possibilities and programs to build collaborative partnerships internally and externally;
  • Intellectually curious with an appetite to engage on a wide array of topics;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexities involved in cultural heritage collections and exhibitions;
  • Has high emotional intelligence.


The ROM will begin reviewing applications in August 2019; the posting will continue until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this international search, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We welcome applicants who are of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous ancestry.

Nominations are welcome.

To apply in confidence, email 1) a letter expressing interest in this particular position, giving brief examples of past exhibition experience and proposed research areas and projects; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names of    three (3) references with contact information. Submit applications to the retained search firm: Leaders International Executive Search, via email to

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Ms. Nicole Perry, Consultant with Leaders International at 613-788-8254 ext. 105.

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

Compensation (governed by Collective Agreement):

  • $67,144 to $143,367 per annum (commensurate with rank and experience)
  • Full benefit coverage includes medical and dental plan, life insurance, long term disability, and pension
  • NOTE: This is a unionized position, and the Curator will be a member of the ROM Curatorial Association (ROMCA)

THE CITY: Toronto

The name Toronto is derived from a Mohawk word “tkaronto,” which means “where there are trees standing in the water.” It is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, along with other Indigenous groups that represent this valued community.

Toronto has a population of 2.8 million people making it the largest city in Canada, the fourth-largest city in North America, one of the top 25 cities globally for its quality of living, and the best place to live in Canada, according to MoneySense. Toronto welcomes 40 million tourists a year. It supports a lively art and culture scene that includes museums, galleries, performing art organizations, and many festivals (including the Indigenous Art Festival). Toronto is recognized as one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities in the world.

Toronto is the home to Ontario’s Parliament Buildings as well as multiple post-secondary institutions – the University of Toronto (the largest university in Canada), Ryerson University, York University, OCAD University, Humber College, and George Brown College.

Toronto schools reflect the diversity of the population. The four school boards – English public, French public, English Roman Catholic and French Roman Catholic – provide many options, including French immersion programs. There are also several private, secular and religious, schools and boarding schools.

The Royal Ontario Museum is an iconic building boasting the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal inspired by the ROM’s extensive gem and mineral collection, the design was quickly dubbed the ‘crystal’ because of its crystalline shape. The Royal Ontario Museum has a unique 100-year history of conducting ground-breaking research in all areas of art, culture, and nature.

Just offshore from the city centre are the Toronto Islands known as ‘Menecing’, meaning “On the Island” in the Ojibwa language. The islands are home to parklands and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The island community is considered the largest urban car-free community in North America.




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Executive Director
Woodland Cultural Centre

Reporting to the Woodland Cultural Centre Board of Governors, the Executive Director ensures compliance with the strategic vision, mandate, mission and goals of the organization.

The Executive Director's responsibility includes the day-to-day operations of the Museum/Gallery, the Mohawk Institute Historic Site, the Library/Archives, the Language programme and all other associated activities, which shall be undertaken by performing a wide range of complex management activities related to financial governance, human resource management, community engagement, programme development, marketing/branding, advocacy and fundraising in both the public and private sectors.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 per annum dependent upon years of experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years senior management experience and relevant post secondary academic qualifications such as Business Administration/Cultural/Indigenous Studies
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Indigenous culture, heritage, traditions, histories, aspirations, and protocols; and Woodland Cultural Centre goals and objectives
  • A track record of strategic planning with proven results
  • Excellent written and verbal communicate skills
  • Proficiency in Micro-Soft Office Suite


  • Progressive expertise in fundraising from the public, private and corporate sectors
  • Recognized success in overseeing the development of innovative educational frameworks
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills and the ability to facilitate a positive work environment that supports staff development and success.

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

All applicants for this position shall submit a cover letter, a current CV or Resume, proof of qualifications and three references by Friday October 11th, 2019 to:

Woodland Cultural Centre
Attn: WCC Manager of Operations
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2X2

(519) 759-2650





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Artist Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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


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


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




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Director / Curator
Art Gallery of York University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Pottery Instructor
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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


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

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

View the job description on our website.





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Full Time AZ Driver

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

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


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


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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification: AZ





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Full Time Art Logistics Specialists

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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






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