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Event and Outreach Coordinator
Latcham Gallery

Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Date Posted: Febraury 17, 2017

The Latcham Gallery is seeking a motivated individual with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate events and outreach activities and contribute to the ongoing success and growth of The Latcham Gallery.

Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Event and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Event coordination for fundraising and community events
  • Coordinating outreach initiatives to increase the Gallery’s profile and attendance through schools, community groups, art groups etc.
  • Coordinating donation and sponsorship program through partnerships with individual and corporate donors
  • Developing new Latcham Saturdays programincluding initiating, organizing and delivering family art activities, exhibition tours on Saturdays
  • Updating and distributing promotional material
  • Acting as docent for drop-in and organized group tours, training volunteer docents
  • Working with Education Programs Manager to increase opportunities for youth
  • Coordinating volunteer program to support gallery activities
  • Maintaining database and communicating with donors, members and partners
  • Other duties as determined by the Gallery Director

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • college or university degree in visual art, marketing, education or related field preferred
  • experience in event management,
  • knowledge and interest in visual art
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • excellent customer service skills and an outgoing personality
  • excellent computer skills

You can’t be shy. You will seek out relationships with community partners and connect the Gallery and the community. You will have excellent communication skills, proven event coordination experience, excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills, attention to detail, proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite and database knowledge. You will be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and committed staff and volunteer team. 

This is a permanent full time position starting at $35,000 per year with flexible days to be determined.  Approximately forty Saturday shifts per year and occasional evening shifts are required.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Apply to: Ms. Roz Pritchard, Director, The Latcham Gallery, 6240 Main St. Stouffville.
Please send resume and cover letter in ONE document by email to and put YOUR first and last names in the document title.

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Assistant Curator, European
Art Gallery of Ontario

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

Organization Description:

Art Gallery of Ontario

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit our website at to complete your online application (note: our application portal requires that you use either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to complete your application). This position will be posted until filled. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.


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Information Services Attendant
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: February 26, 2017
Date Posted: February 14, 2017

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Reporting to the Coordinator and/or Supervisor, the Information Services Attendant II is responsible for providing a consistent level of front-line customer service to residents, clients and or any other visitors requesting information at Varley Art Gallery.  


  • Receives and accurately handles customer requests (phone, in-person and or via email) or provides information about the Museum, current events, programs offered, available rentals and other activities.
  • Processes registrations and other services ensuring that staff and facility resources are available to meet customer expectations. Obtains clear direction from customers and communicates to appropriate staff to ensure coordination of requested facilities or services.
  • Confirms facility bookings (e.g. meeting rooms, rentals, etc.) are as per agreement and may ensure they are paid in full prior to the event. More complex bookings such as halls and larger events are to be completed by the appropriate staff.
  • Advises and monitors patrons to ensure they are following the facility’s policies and addresses any issues.
  • May conduct facility tours and provide information on exhibitions.
  • Receives cash and records sales in an automated Point of Sale (POS) system following cash handling procedures. Manages a daily float.
  • Deals effectively with customer complaints. Receiving customer complaints and forwarding customer concerns to the appropriate individuals to be resolved.
  • Following procedures for POS and CLASS, process registration and may process rental transactions. Enters transactions using the City of Markham’s registration (CLASS) system.
  • Ensures clean and safe conditions in the reception area and that an adequate supply of program and promotional material is available to the public. Reports facility issues to the appropriate staff.
  • May open and/or close the facility including setting or disabling alarms.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Successful completion of a high school diploma.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a Customer Service capacity.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of patrons in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Able to deal tactfully with customers.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office) and ability to learn new software
  • Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’

The salary range for this temporary, part-time position is $12.19 to $13.55 per hour.
For more information on this Information Services Attendant II position, and to apply online by Sunday, February 26, 2017, please visit our website at

We are committed to inclusive employment practices.


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Program Coordinator
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Application Deadline: February 26, 2017
Date Posted: February 10, 2017
Hiring Salary: $50,909
Hours: 35 per week


Reporting to the Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Program Coordinator supports the gallery’s mission through high-quality creative programming that extends knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing and evaluating educational, interpretive and skills-development programs, and for strengthening the gallery’s collaborative networks. In accordance with the gallery’s mandate, these programs will actively engage the Kingston community, the research and learning environment of Queen’s University, and the national and international contexts of the visual arts. The schedule for this position requiresthe incumbent to work occasional evenings and/or weekends according to program or area needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees coordination of development and delivery of innovative forms of public engagement with visual art, relevant to the exhibitions and collections of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and taking advantage of facility assets and online platforms. Creates interpretive programs and materials for a range of learners/participants, working closely with the curators and other staff, and in consultation with the Director.
  • Cultivates dynamic and respectful appreciation of cultural diversity in all areas of program content and delivery, and develops effective strategies for inclusion.
  • Sustains currency of knowledge in art museum education; creates and maintains diverse networks of affiliation to inform and support the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s profile and programs.
  • Cultivates, develops and delivers custom programs with Queen’s University faculty and community groups through partnerships that further the gallery’s mission.
  • Assists the Director and makes recommendations regarding the development of promotional plans and strategies for public programs, and assists with the preparation of materials and descriptive text for proposals, program promotion and reports.
  • Creates and monitors budgets for public programs, managing expenditures and adapting allocations to ensure effective use of resources within budget.
  • Researches and proposes funding opportunities for new or enhanced programs.
  • Tracks and assembles statistics regarding participation in public and academic engagement, compiling these in regular reports.
  • Provides work direction and technical/functional guidance to students/volunteers/casual staff assistants by scheduling and assigning work and overseeing its completion.
  • Acts as lead coordinator by recruiting, training, supervising and recognizing volunteers to assist with program delivery.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 5 or more years of successful relevant experience in an art gallery or museum.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art, art history, studio art practices, and current approaches to learning and interpretation in the art museum setting. Broad cultural understanding is an asset.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring budgets.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, and experience in short- and long-term program planning.
  • Experience in delivering public, cultural and/or education programs to culturally and socially diverse audiences.
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers/students, with a demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and coordinate volunteer activity.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Familiarity with the university environment would be an asset.


  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to engage with culturally and socially diverse individuals. Ability to establish effective, positive and professional working relationships with colleagues, artists, volunteers, faculty and members of the public.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including effective public speaking and social-media skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, sound judgement, and ability to prioritize and handle multiple concurrent projects to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member.
  • Fluency in French and/or other languages is an asset.
  • First aid training is an asset.


  • Identifies and obtains resources to implement programs, such as assessing staffing needs, determining required materials or equipment, and cultivating appropriate collaborations.
  • Develops appropriate responses to external requests, answers inquiries, and refers to Director for guidance when required.
  • Monitors budgets and adapts budgeting and resource allocation decisions.
  • Assesses suitability of student/volunteer/casual staff candidates, and selects or recommends most appropriate applicant.
  • Determines priorities and makes decisions about assignment of work and training needs for students/volunteers/casual staff assistants to achieve optimum effectiveness, and monitoring their success.
  • Identifies target audiences and shapes content for programs and associated promotional and support material.
  • Manages multiple projects and determines priorities to ensure the successful program delivery and communications to deadline.
  • Determines when decisions should be referred to Director.


Visit on how to apply.

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Executive Assistant
Aga Khan Museum

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
Date Posted: February 08, 2017

Location: Metro Toronto Area
Term: Full-time

Organization Description:

Aga Khan Museum

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

Job Description:

Purpose of Position

Reporting to the Director & CEO, the Executive Assistant ensures smooth functioning of the Director’s office by providing professional and confidential, logistical and administrative support to the Director & CEO, the Board of Directors and its Committees. The Executive Assistant manages and prioritizes competing demands for the Director’s time and attention by coordinating his schedule, prioritizing visitors, meetings and phone calls. The Executive Assistant supports members of the Museum’s Board through preparation, oversight and recording of Board and Committee meetings. S/he liaises with Museum staff and volunteers and members of the Board of Directors as well as senior officials of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the Director & CEO’s schedule and appointments, ensuring that the schedule is followed and perform a “gatekeeper” role, prioritizing conflicting needs; handling matters expeditiously and proactively
  • Review and analyze reports and other information received by the Director & CEO and prepare summaries for the Director & CEO
  • Review all incoming mail and prioritize matters that require the Director & CEOs attention; also, assist the Director & CEO with correspondence and writing of reports
  • Draft correspondence independently or from brief instructions for the Director & CEO’s signature
  • Screen and respond to telephone calls and appointment requests ensuring all enquires are responded to efficiently and effectively
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and follow up on contacts made by the Director & CEO and support the cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Arrange and coordinate conference calls and schedule meetings with internal and external stakeholders and coordinate meeting logistics such as room booking, catering, and audio-visual set up; circulate relevant materials for meetings and follow up on issues that arise through meetings
  • Liaise with other museums, agencies, companies, etc. ensuring that information is properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate staff member
  • Support the work of the Department Heads, as and when required
  • Mediate donor and purchase requests for object acquisition
  • Develop and maintain well-organized filing system ensuring rapid retrieval of information
  • Communicate with the offices of the Chairman of the Board and the leadership of the Aga Khan Development Network ensuring confidentiality and professionalism
  • Serve as principal liaison between the Director & CEO and the Board members communicating directly and on behalf of the Director & CEO with Board members, donors, and external officials
  • Manage the scheduling of Board and committee meetings
  • Support the Board of Directors, attending and recording discussions at Board and Committee meetings and maintaining official records
  • Prepare, coordinate, and distribute all agendas, minutes and supporting materials for Board and Board committee meetings, ensuring the Chair of the Board and Directors are properly briefed and provided with all appropriate documentation and information required to lead and/or participate in meetings and ancillary functions
  • Keep track of Board and Committee requirements and ensure reports and documents are prepared in a timely manner, and that follow-up actions are taken
  • Ensure Board members are reimbursed travel expenses, collecting documentation, completing requisition form and tracking process to completion
  • Coordinate hospitality requirements for internal and external meetings
  • Arrange external outreach functions with key museum stakeholder communities
  • Arrange travel, visa requests, hotel and car reservations and prepares itineraries for the Director & CEO and VIP guests visiting the Museum
  • Conduct research, gather information and produce documents, briefing papers, spreadsheets and reports
  • Prepare purchase orders, handle invoices and prepare expense reports


Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum University undergraduate degree or college diploma in administration or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar capacity
  • Ability to represent the Director& CEO’s office, maintaining a high level of professionalism and building collaborative working relationships with co-workers, Board members, external stakeholders and the general public
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of integrity, diplomacy and discretion in managing confidential documents and information
  • Capacity to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with attention to detail
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with decision-making capability
  • Excellent oral and written communication, particularly business writing, skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of board operations and functions
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including advanced skills in the use of the Microsoft Office programs
  • Flexibility to work evenings, holidays, and weekends
  • Willingness to travel
  • Expressed interest in the mandate of the Museum.


Please send your cover letter and resume to on or before February 24, 2017. 

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

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


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Curator of Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Windsor

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Date Posted: February 6, 2017

The Art Gallery of Windsor is currently seeking a Curator of Contemporary Art to join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate will be an energetic and dedicated professional responsible for leading and managing the contemporary art program and will bring strength in contemporary exhibition programming, collection’s development, and a record in interpretation, writing and publishing on the visual arts. The Curator will contribute to the Gallery’s larger objectives as a centre of curatorial excellence in a rich international border context. The curator will contribute to the implementation of the AGW’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020. As a member of the leadership team, the Curator will share responsibility for organizational effectiveness, operational excellence and fund-generation objectives. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director & Chief Curator.

Position Context:

The Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) was formed in 1943 and is a premiere public art gallery serving southwestern Ontario and an international border community including Detroit, Michigan. We are known for our acclaimed Canadian Art collection of nearly 4,000 works and for our cutting-edge contemporary art program which has garnered many awards in exhibition, writing and publishing excellence. We are located in downtown Windsor directly across-river from Detroit, Michigan. The City of Windsor’s current population of 220,000 is enriched by its surrounding audiences of some 100,000 in Essex and Kent County, and some 700,000 in Detroit, Michigan. This international geo-political border location has long offered the Art Gallery of Windsor a unique role relative to parallel-sized Canadian cities and art galleries. 


The successful candidate will have a graduate degree (Master of Arts) in art history or an equivalent combination of education and experience, critical theory, museum and/or curatorial studies and will possess a minimum of five years’ experience working in curatorial practice. The track record will demonstrate the candidate’s writing skills, publication history and an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art practice including previous success in securing project funding.

Interested applicants are invited to submit in confidence, a letter of application, a detailed resumé outlining their qualifications for this position, and a list of three professional references (including their names, titles and contact information) supporting their application.

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Applications submitted electronically are preferred in the following format:

Subject line: Curator of Contemporary Art

Alternatively applications can be mailed to:

Art Gallery of Windsor
Attention: Catharine M. Mastin, PhD,
Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 7J1

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the position requirements


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Curatorial Collections Assistant (Summer Student)
Markham Museum

Application Deadline: Friday March 10, 2017
Date Posted: February 3, 2017

Term: YCW Summer Student
Salary: $14.19 - $16.10 per hour

Organization Description:

City of Markham - Markham Museum

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Job Description:

The Museum offers two concurrent summer placements in the Curatorial Division. The students will work side by side during the summer, but from time to time will take on specialized tasks associated with either junior or varsity summer camp programs. The role of the Curatorial Collections Assistants within the Markham Museum is to assist with the day to day tasks associated with the care and use of the collections. The curatorial function develops, manages and documents collections, conceptualizes & develops exhibitions and provides access to collections for programming & research. These positions report to the Curator.


  • Assists with preventive conservation, environmental monitoring, and maintenance of exhibits, research assignments and preparation of accurate location inventories for collections.
  • Assist with collections access for summer camps and other education programs, including making regular presentations to children and colleagues.
  • Develops at least one small exhibition project and participate in research, planning and installation of other displays at the direction of the Collections Coordinator. This will involve: project research, exhibit planning & design, preparation of artifacts, fabrication of mounts, scanning, digital photography and installation.
  • Assist other curatorial staff supporting external researcher inquiries.
  • Assist with data entry and updating of catalogue records in the Museum’s collections management system – MIMSy.
  • Assist with the production and support of special events, especially where the Museum’s collections are featured.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a safe and organized work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned



Enrolled in a post-secondary degree program in Museum Studies, History, Archives, Anthropology, Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Education or another relevant degree.


  • Previous experience working with volunteers, material culture collections, research & writing, and public speaking is desired.
  • Knowledge of digital photography and post-production as well as an understanding of collections management principles thesaurus-based cataloguing (Chenhall, RAD) would be considered assets.


Completion of a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening check as determined by the City of Markham.

  • High Five PCHD and Drivers License are assets

Note that to apply for this position, applicants must be a current full-time student who is registered with and meets the eligibility requirements of Young Canada Works ( Students must be returnign to school in Fall 2017.

The salary range for this summer job is $14.19 to $16.10 per hour

For more information on this Curatorial Collections Assistant - Junior & Varsity Specialist position at the Markham Museum, and to apply online by Friday march 10, 2017, please visit our website at

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive employment practices.



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Director of Collections and Public Programs
Aga Khan Museum

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

Organization Description:

Aga Khan Museum

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

Collections and Research

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

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

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

Management and Administration:

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

Qualifications & Experience:

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


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

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

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


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Communications & Information Technologies Coordinator
Art Gallery of Windsor

Application Deadline: February 12, 2017
Date Posted: January 31, 2017
Start: $21.85/hour; 6 Months: $22.94/hour; 1 Year: $24.04/hour
Term: 28 hours per week

Organization Description:

Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor is a non-profit charitable organization (1944) that collects interprets and presents historical, modern and contemporary visual art from Canada and different parts of the world. It is a place to view significant works of art by regional, national and international artists. The AGW is a valuable cultural resource for the Windsor area, providing the special service of showcasing art and offering a range of education and public programs in a city that has one of the busiest border crossings in North America.

Job Description:

The AGW is seeking an experienced individual with a background in communications, social media and graphic design production. The successful candidate will also assist in developing, implementing and evaluating public relations and communications in various print, web and e-platforms. The position offers 28 hours per week and is part of the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.


Start                            6 Months                   1 Year

$21.85/hour                 $22.94/hour                 $24.04/hour


  • Five years’ experience working with IT technologies including MS Word, Adobe, Creative Suite, In Design, Photoshop, Word Press, website management, and database and CMS systems;
  • Two years’ experience with high resolution digital photography processes and professional photography/film production;
  • Post-Secondary degree in related field such as IT management and Communications;
  • General knowledge of the visual arts or a related cultural field is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.


Interested applicants should apply electronically by email no later thanFebruary 12, 2017 to the attention of Suzy Ujj at . Please include a current resumé with contact information, 2-3 references, and electronic samples of your portfolio.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Posting Date: January 31, 2017

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Summer Camp Counsellor (Summer Student)
Varley Art Gallery

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Date Posted: January 24, 2017
Salary: $11.40 per hour

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and ubran planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. Join us as a summer student and make a difference!

The Summer Camp Counsellor supervises a group of 8 – 10 campers (children or youth) in addition to volunteers at the City of Markham’s Varley Art Gallery’s Summer & Holiday Day Camps.  Through effective leadership and programming, enables children and youth to develop skills, make friends, socialize and build self-esteem. Accountable for the well-being of a group of campers under the guidance of the Camp Supervisor, ensuring camp activities are safe, educational, inclusive, high quality and meet the Varley Art Gallery’s overall goals.


  • Facilitates daily camp activities such as games, art activities and special events, educational museum themed activities. Helps to ensure programming is adapted to camper needs with regards to quality, safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
  • Promptly reports absences to the Camp Supervisor, maintains ratios and completes headcounts according to the City Camp policies and procedures.
  • Delivers activity plans as written and approved by the Camp Supervisors, Summer Program Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Ensures lessons have been reviewed and ready to be presented to the campers prior to the program delivery.
  • Participates in the delivery of the before and after care program.
  • Prioritizes child well-being, safety and protection throughout the camp. Evaluates situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
  • Ensures the well-being, safety and protection of each camper in his/her assigned group.
  • Serves as a liaison with parents of campers, reinforcing City of Markham customer service, diversity and inclusion (special needs, ethno-cultural, English as second language, socio-economic).
  • Prepares and organizes program equipment and supplies, reporting any inventory shortages to the Camp Supervisor.
  • Participates in orientation and training sessions, supporting the Camp Supervisor where necessary.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Education: Currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution. Studies in visual arts, education, arts administration, early childhood education or art history an asset.
  • Experience: Experience working with children; knowledge of child development; previous experience in a gallery setting is an asset; experience in a leadership capacity is required i.e. student council member, leadership role on youth council, previous experience as a camp counsellor/junior camp counsellor/volunteer or related; completion of a counsellor-in-training/leader-in-training program would be an asset. Previous camp experience is an asset.
  • Licenses/Certifications: Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ required; HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development is required; Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) is an asset.

Summer student applicants must be currently enrolled in a full time educational institution and must also be returning full time for the fall season.

The salary for this Summer Camp Counsellor position is $11.40 per hour.

For more information on this position, and to apply online by Saturday, March 4, 2017, please visit our website at

We are committed to inclusive employment practices.

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2004 Ontario Association of Art Galleries