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Advocacy & Public Affairs Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Completed applications must be emailed to by October 6, 2017, 5pm.


Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is accepting applications for a contract position of Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant. This Internship position is funded through the Young Canada Works (YCW) program through the Government of Canada and applicants must be eligible for YCW as a graduate, in order to apply.

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) seeks a YCW Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant to work with accomplished staff in the OAAG Secretariat and work on province wide initiatives that provide visibility, service and benefit to Ontario’s art galleries and the museum sector. This position will significantly increase OAAG’s ability to provide adequate advocacy and increase strategic communications on the role and contribution of public art galleries and museum sector, across the province. The reach will include all levels of government funders, politicians, charitable donors and program sponsors, project participants, members and other stakeholders.

The Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant will assist in the development of advocacy and public affairs goals using the platform of OAAG Awards; Produce Advocacy toolkit; Conduct research on policy issues pertaining to the gallery sector; Develop policy and advocacy related issue-sheets; Develop advocacy content for website and newsletter; Create Public relations materials and press releases; Develop a media strategy; Enlist issues for advocacy messaging through social media and other media;  Develop and conduct member survey for Advocacy tool kit content. Represent organization at designated meetings with stakeholders. The Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant will also assist with other administrative tasks as necessary. The Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant can expect to learn key skills in advocacy, public affairs, communications, project administration and cultural policy.


  • Current graduate in a visual arts, arts administration, public policy, journalism, economics, non-profit management or related program;
  • Keen interest in the area of public affairs and advocacy;
  • Declared interest in a career path in the visual arts and heritage sector;
  • Possesses some knowledge about OAAG, and the organizations membership and programs;
  • Highly motivated to learn about project coordination and administration, advocacy, policy development, public affairs and communications in the arts & culture sector;
  • Well-organized with a keen attention to detail and ability to take initiative and produce desired results; some experience in project management or coordination desired;
  • Superior time-management and organizational skills: Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with staff and volunteers in a shared work environment;
  • Must be an effective communicator with excellent oral, written and research skills: must have a pleasant and patient telephone manner; must be able to analyze problems and communicate solutions clearly.
  • Will be comfortable with speaking to small groups;
  • Prior experience in digital media is an asset (audio/photo/video/html/CMS);
  • Intermediate comprehension and speaking skills in French considered a significant asset;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills: Able to act independently and make sound decisions within the framework of established programs and direction to produce results; able to research and collect, collate and analyze data;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Able to interact effectively with staff, volunteers, partners and the general public; must contribute to a collegial, productive office team atmosphere;
  • Proficient information management skills, particularly with databases: will handle sensitive information and situations with tact and diplomacy;
  • Will have strong computer and Internet literacy skills: Knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly word and excel spreadsheet. Some familiarity with Survey Monkey, Adobe Creative Suite, Google docs, SUMAC and WordPress is highly desirable. Must be proficient in social media platforms. Ideal candidate will be comfortable and efficient working on a Mac operating system;
  • Driver’s license and willingness to drive is an asset, but not required.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, October 6, 2017 by 5pm.

TO APPLY: Please send your application in one pdf document (YourLastName_FirstInitial_Application_AdvocacyPublicAffairsAssistant.pdf) which includes cover letter highlighting your eligibility for the position (including YCW eligibility), a resume, and three references (including one current school reference) via email to: with the subject line “Advocacy and Public Affairs Assistant”.

This job is funded through the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works (YCW) Program. To be eligible for the position you must qualify for the YCW program. You are eligible if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian graduate 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 OAAG;
  • have been a graduate (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the job

Note: Interns with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

For more information about the Young Canada Works Program and eligibility please visit:
For more information about OAAG, please visit:
For more information on OAAG’s human resource policies, including
Ontario Association of Art Galleries Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy & Human Rights Complaints Procedure, please visit



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Financial & Administrative Assistant
Ryerson Image Centre

Application Deadline: October 4, 2017
Date Posted: September 23, 2017

Salary: $18-24/hr, commensurate with experience
Term: Part-time
Entry Level


Ryerson Image Centre

The RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE (RIC) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media.
We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Ryerson University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community. We develop rigorous yet inclusive programs for students, faculty, artists, researchers and curators, as well as the general public. The RIC boasts three interrelated areas of activity.
Our exhibition program addresses topics of social, cultural, aesthetic and historical concern from a variety of contemporary perspectives. Our Peter Higdon Research Centre conducts and facilitates inquiry into primary resource materials and offers workshops, lectures, symposia and publication programs. Finally, we maintain a collection of photography spanning the medium’s history, as well as several artist and journalism archives—including the renowned Black Star Collection of twentieth-century photoreportage.


Financial and Administrative Assistant
Part-time (max. 24 hours per week), some evenings required
Duration: 1-year contract
Level 3: $18 - $24 per hour, commensurate with experience

Provides financial and administrative support to the RIC team. Supports the Administrative and Curatorial Assistant with budget management, bookkeeping, general office administration, client services and event coordination:

  • Processes transactions to maintain accounts payable and receivable and act as liaison between suppliers and Ryerson Finance
  • Reviews and processes financial transactions as directed and maintains effective and up-to-date records
  • Monitors and reviews revenues and expenses to determine the availability of funds
  • Identifies and investigates any discrepancies or trends, and reports findings
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly budgetary reports and assists with briefing the Director
  • Assists with planning and forecasting the annual budget
  • Assists with preparing financial reports for grant applications
  • Creates employment contracts as directed and act as liaison between staff and Ryerson HR
  • Books and processes business and travel expenses on behalf of the RIC staff
  • Assists with the Director’s schedule
  • Assists with office filing, mailings, and organization
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


Successful completion of a post-secondary certificate preferably in Business Administration or Finance is required. An equivalent combination of experience and education in the Arts and Cultural Management/Administration will also be considered.

A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant administrative work experience, general office management, bookkeeping, client service, and organizational skills.

  • Superior attention to detail and excellent organization skills required when providing administrative support
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required when responding to internal and external inquiries
  • Strong computer skills, especially in the use of Word, Excel, Google platforms
  • Demonstrated competency and experience with Ryerson’s internal financial and HR systems, including iProcurement and iExpense, General Ledger and eHR is preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple competing deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to interact with tact, diplomacy and professionalism at all levels is critical
  • An interest in the arts, photography in particular


Submit a cover letter and resumes to:
Deadline: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 5pm
Timeline: to begin ASAP


Natalogie Spagnol



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Gallery Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Latcham Gallery

The Latcham Gallery is seeking a motivated individual to learn about the operations of a public art gallery and contribute to the success of The Latcham Gallery.
Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Gallery Assistant will be responsible for the following:

  • Curatorial research regarding how similar institutions mark important anniversary years (The Latcham Gallery marks 40 years in 2019)
  • Digitizing archival photographs, invitations and press clippings to be used as resource material by Curator in planning 2019 commemorative exhibition
  • Researching and assisting in designing 2019 commemorative booklet
  • Planning 2019 celebrations
  • Planning new youth oriented programs
  • Assisting with event coordination for fundraising and community events
  • Assisting with education programs
  • Acting as docent and gallery assistant when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • College diploma or university degree in visual art, heritage, marketing, education or related field preferred
  • Interest in visual art
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, reliable

This is a Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage Paid Intern position.

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible and hired for this position.

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
  • 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 YCW;
  • 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 YCW;
  • 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.

You will learn all aspects of operations of a public art gallery and work on several projects from start to finish. You will gain experience, give and receive feedback and learn about job prospects and requirements in the public art gallery/cultural/non-profit sector. You will be part of an experienced, enthusiastic and committed staff and volunteer team. 

This is a paid intern position ($15 per hour) under YCWBCH Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage starting November 6, 2017 until March 31, 2018  (total 20 weeks) for 30 hours a week.

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. Its permanent collection is outdoor sculpture. Stouffville is located a 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto with a population of 46,000. There is Go Transit train and bus access.

Apply to: Ms. Roz Pritchard, Director, The Latcham Gallery, 6240 Main St. Stouffville.
Resumes will be reviewed starting October 2, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send resume and cover letter in ONE document by email to and put YOUR first and last names in the document title.
Please  include a statement of eligibility in your cover letter confirming that you meet the YCWBCH criteria stated above.



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Executive Director
Open Studio

Application Deadline: October 11, 2017
Date Posted: September 20, 2017

Term: Full-time Position, 37.5 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Open Studio offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Open Studio is a non-profit, charitable artist-run centre for contemporary printmaking practice, providing multi-faceted services, facilities, programs and information to artists and the public.
The Executive Director is a full-time position, overseeing all aspects of the organization, the staff and programs, and working with the Board and Membership in the development, planning and implementation of organizational goals and strategies. The Executive Director will promote effective management and growth of Open Studio's programs and facilities, support its objectives, and work to enhance its position within the larger arts community. Over the past 47 years Open Studio has established a well-respected reputation and history of engaging programming. The Executive Director will continue to develop and grow this legacy, working to raise the public profile of the organization, and strengthen it’s financial sustainability.


  • Ensure optimal implementation of all Open Studio programs
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Lead and oversee fundraising and other revenue generation activities
  • Recruiting, supervising and evaluating staff
  • Preparation of operating grant applications
  • Manage key administrative operations
  • Nurture relationships with community partners, volunteers, donors and funders to support the goals of the organization


  • Minimum 5 years experience working in artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture sector
  • Degree in art, art history, arts administration or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record of strong leadership and strategic planning experience
  • Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated financial management experience
  • Strong fundraising background
  • Knowledge and respect for diverse aesthetic, cultural and ideological points of view and the ability to facilitate productive exchange
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to work as a team member in a small, open and busy environment

Full job posting available here.

Full-time Position, 37.5 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Open Studio offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Application deadline: October 11, 2017, 11:59 EST

Email cover letter and curriculum vitae to Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Open Studio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Open Studio is committed to equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusiveness in its employment practices and we respect the right of applicants and employees to fair and equitable treatment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

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Saturday Sales Position
Art Interiors

Application Deadline: October 6, 2017 by 5pm
Date Posted: September 20, 2017

Start Date:
Saturday, October 14, 2017


Art Interiors is looking to fulfill a part-time SALES position for Saturdays. This position requires working with clients and designers in a busy, high-end, retail environment. This position requires sales, organizational and minimal administrative skills.

Established in 1993, Art Interiors is a Toronto based gallery dedicated to making original fine art of all styles, mediums and genres accessible and affordable. Art Interiors represents over 250 emerging Canadian aritsts, with strong focus on young talent. Art Interiors works with both private and corporate clients and is an invaluable resource for the novice art buyer and the seasoned art collector alike.


  • Retail experience is a MUST
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task
  • The ability to work in a team environment to complete art sales
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and an understanding of the gallery operations process.
  • Previous experience in art sales and dealing with clients in an asset
  • Knowledge of contemporary art, artistic mediums, and interior design is an asset
  • Experience in framing is also an asset


Please submit a cover letter, resumé and two references by email with the subject "Saturday Sales Position" to:

We thank everyone who applies for this position, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Outreach and Publications Assistant (YCW-BCH)
Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto)

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017
Date Posted: September 19th, 2017

Period of Employment: October 16, 2017 - March 30, 2018
Hourly Wage: $18.00
Hours of Work: 30 hrs/week, some evenings and weekends may be required

All applicants must qualify for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program:

The Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, and dedicated to open, public research. The Blackwood Gallery presents curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in on-campus gallery spaces, as well as offsite projects throughout Mississauga and the GTA.

The Blackwood Gallery is currently seeking an Outreach and Publications Assistant. Working closely with the Director/Curator, Assistant Curator, and Project Manager, the Outreach and Publications Assistant will directly support the development and implementation of new outreach and publications initiatives at the Blackwood.

In 2018-2019 the Blackwood Gallery is undertaking a public art program at an unprecedented scale: a Mississauga-wide, multi-sited exhibition entitled The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, which will be accompanied by two books and a broadsheet series. The Publications and Outreach Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the research and development of a citywide public outreach program, including workshops, performances, and other experimental forms of audience engagement.

A primary responsibility of the Outreach and Publications Assistant will be to assist in various levels of production of a bi-monthly broadsheet newspaper and online outreach platform—from building community and educational partnerships by representing the Blackwood in person, to compiling interdisciplinary research materials for broadsheet publishing, to the research and development of digital publishing strategies.


  • Assist in building community and educational partnerships related to The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea by representing the Blackwood in person at various events, meetings, and Blackwood-led programs
  • Compile interdisciplinary research materials for broadsheet publishing
  • Compile research on new digital publishing platforms (design, engagement strategies, and best practices)
  • Provide editorial support in the form of proofreading and collating materials
  • Assist in research and development of digital publishing strategies
  • Research and develop an innovative circulation and distribution plan for local public engagement, including launches, reading sessions etc.
  • Research and implement outreach programs for non-specialized art audiences, including children, seniors, and community groups in Mississauga
  • Develop planning materials for future outreach programs to be conducted by gallery staff and Work-Study student docents
  • Work with senior gallery staff to assess the success of outreach and publishing strategies and to shape future initiatives
  • Other office, publishing, and outreach research and administrative assistance, as needed.


  • Recent graduate (within 24 months) of an accredited post-secondary institution with a degree in arts administration, art history, visual arts, environmental studies, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of HTML an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in contemporary art in Canada, with familiarity of art practices and gallery operations.
  • Knowledge of and interest in art writing and publishing in Canada a strong asset.
  • Excellent research and time management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with various publics that represent diverse backgrounds and have different needs and experiences.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Previous experience within a gallery or art museum context is an asset. Previous editing, writing, or publishing experience an asset.


  • All applicants must qualify for Young Canada Works funding:
  • As part of the University of Toronto Mississauga, the Blackwood Gallery is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

For more information about the Blackwood Gallery, please visit

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit cover letter and resume electronically (mail and fax submissions will not be considered) to:

Alison Cooley
Curatorial Assistant and Collections Archivist
Blackwood Gallery
3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
(905) 828-3789



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Web & Digital Media Officer Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) (6 Months Term)
National Gallery of Canada

Application Deadline: September 25, 2017
Date Posted: September 19, 2017


Under the supervision of the Web and Digital Media Manager, the Web and Digital Media Officer is responsible for raising the profile of the Canadian Photography Institute (Institute) of the National Gallery of Canada (Gallery) through the creative and innovative planning, management, evaluation and growth of the Institute's presence on the Gallery's website and digital and social media, respecting a user/visitor centric model. The Officer is responsible for sourcing and writing content which involves the coordination of all aspects relating to digital content publishing (editing, adapting, translating, evaluating, quality control, copyright and credit information, etc.). The Officer is the primary point of contact between internal departments and the web & new media team and is also responsible for identifying, planning, implementing and evaluating interactive user feedback and participation with the corporate website, e-newsletters, digital signage, mobile applications, social media and any other digital media that has as the objective to inform, promote, and drive engagement with and visitation to the Institute. The Officer will also pay a key role in the development, implementation and project management of Photostories an Institute project with the Virtual Museum of Canada.

This role contributes to achieving the Marketing and New Media department's goals, strategic objectives, action plans and campaigns as well as complements our efforts to effectively communicate with Institute stakeholders via the website, digital tools, various online tools and mobile applications.



  • Post-secondary education in field(s) relevant to the duties of the position, including marketing, journalism/communications and art history, or an equivalent combination of education and signficant amount of relevant experience;

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience writing about art, artists and/or exhibitions, preferably in a museum or gallery environment for online audiences.
  • 3 years of experience in marketing, communications or a related field in order to reach a vast array of online and digital audiences.
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management or organisational skills using tools such as Excel spreadsheets, project briefs, risk assessment, Gantt Charts, etc.
  • 3 years of recent experience working with web usability standards and practices, such as federal government policies and guidelines for internet adn mobile use
  • 3 years of experience working with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc.
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills in English and French
  • Experience working in a museum, gallery or arts institutions is an asset.


  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment that has multiple priorities;
  • Excellent ability to evaluate internal requests with a website user focus, make recommendations and ensure goals are achieved
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, judgement, integrity, reliability and team player with a positive attitude;

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

Additional Information
**This posting can be used to extend the assignment OR staff the position on an indeterminate basis

  • A variety of assessment tools will be used to assess candidates;
  • The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in 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.


Agent du site Web et des médias numériques - l’Institut canadien de la photographie (6 mois)


Sous la supervision de la gestionnaire du web et les médias numériques, le titulaire du poste doit rehausser le profil du MBAC en assurant la créativité et l’innovation de la planification, de la gestion, de l’évaluation et de la croissance du site Web, les médias sociaux et des médias numériques du MBAC, tout en suivant un modèle axé sur l’utilisateur ou le visiteur. Il doit également obtenir et rédiger du contenu, ce qui implique la coordination de tous les aspects de la publication du contenu numérique (édition, adaptation, traduction, évaluation, contrôle de la qualité, droits d’auteur, renseignements sur le crédit, etc.). Par ailleurs, il doit agir à titre de principal point de contact entre les clients internes et l’équipe responsable du site Web et des nouveaux médias. Enfin, il doit identifier, planifier, mettre en œuvre et évaluer les commentaires interactifs des utilisateurs et leur participation sur le site Web, les bulletins électroniques, la signalisation numérique, les médias sociaux, les applications mobiles et tout autre média numérique dont le but consiste à renseigner, à promouvoir, et à inciter à visiter le Musée ou à s’engager envers lui.

Il doit contribuer à l’atteinte des objectifs stratégiques du département de Marketing et nouveaux médias, à la réalisation de ses plans d’action, et à la mise en œuvre de ses campagnes. Il doit également contribuer aux efforts de communication avec les principaux intervenants de l’Institut par le biais du site Web, des outils numériques, des divers outils en ligne et des applications mobiles.



  • Diplôme d’études postsecondaires dans un domaine lié aux tâches du poste, y compris marketing, journalisme/communication et l’histoire de l’art, ou combinaison équivalente d’études et d’expérience pertinente.

Expérience de travail:

  • 3-5 ans d'expérience dans la rédaction à propos de l'art, les artistes et/ou des expositions, de préférence dans un musée ou un environnement de galerie.
  • 5 ans d’expérience en marketing, en communications ou dans un domaine connexe afin de joindre une variété de publics numériques et en ligne.
  • 3-5 ans d’expérience en gestion de projet ou excellent sens de l’organisation pour utiliser divers outils tels que les feuilles de calcul Excel, les énoncés de projet, les évaluations des risques, les diagrammes de Gantt, etc.
  • 3 ans d’expérience de travail avec les politiques et des lignes directrices du gouvernement fédéral relatives à l’utilisation d'Internet et à l’utilisation mobile du Web, ainsi que des normes et des pratiques d’utilisabilité.
  • 3 ans d’expérience de travail avec les médias sociaux tels que Facebook, Twitter et Instagram
  • Excellentes compétences à l’écrit et révision des textes en anglais et en français
  • Expérience pratique dans un musée, une galerie ou une institution artistique (constitue un atout).

Habiletées et Compétences:

  • Capacité de travailler dans un milieu en constante évolution aux priorités multiples.
  • Excellente capacité d’évaluer les demandes internes avec un accent sur l’utilisateur de site Web, faire des recommandations et assurer que les objectifs sont atteints.
  • Excellent sens de l’organisation et bonnes compétences d’analyse.
  • Entregent, initiative, jugement, intégrité, fiabilité, esprit d’équipe et attitude positive.

Conditions d'emploi
Doit répondre à l’exigence de bilinguisme pour être invité à l’étape d’entrevue.
Cote de fiabilité. Cet élément n’est pas utilisé à l’étape de présélection.

Renseignement supplémentaires
** Ce concours pourra être utulisé pour prolonger l'affecation temporaire OU éventuellement combler le poste de façons indeterminé

  • Une variété de méthodes d’évaluation sera utilisée.
  • Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada (MBAC) s’est engagé à se doter d’un effectif compétent qui reflète la diversité de la population canadienne. Par conséquent, elle favorise l’équité en matière d’emploi et vous encourage à indiquer volontairement sur votre demande si vous êtes une femme, un autochtone, une personne handicapée ou un membre d’une minorité visible.
  • Le MBAC s’est aussi engagé à instaurer des processus de sélection et un milieu de travail inclusifs et exempts d’obstacles. Des méthodes d’évaluation adaptées et/ou des mesures d’accomodements raisonnables sont disponibles sur demande.
  • Chaque candidat a le droit de participer au processus de sélection dans la langue officielle de son choix.



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Museum Services & Communications Intern (YCW)
Textile Museum of Canada

Application Deadline: September 28, 2017
Date Posted: September 18, 2017
Start Date: October 10, 2017

Salary: $14.50/hour
Term: 6-month, full-time contract position; 35 hours/week
Career Level: Entry level/Intern


Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is one of Canada's most dynamic arts institutions, exploring ideas and building global understanding through the interplay of art and the materials of everyday life. The Museum's permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 14,000 artifacts from around the world. Our central and easily accessible Toronto location offers visitors, regardless of background, an opportunity to experience the traditions and cultural expressions of their neighbors through our exhibitions and programs.


General Description

The Museum Services & Communications Intern will research, develop and implement a long-term communications and marketing initiative for the Textile Museum of Canada (TMC). This placement opportunity will look at the ways in which the Museum can utilize social media platforms and online tools to bring our programming and collections alive, build our online communities, and engage a younger demographic. In addition to supporting the TMC's day-to-day visitor services and resource development, the intern will be involved in a long-term project to develop a marketing strategy for the museum.

Job Details

Using social media channels, the intern will weave a consistent and relatable narrative between our online presence and our exhibitions, lectures, and programming. Additionally, the intern will be responsible for setting the metrics and outcomes of how we as an institution can mark our progress with online engagement of younger demographics over time.

  • Research methods of using online platforms for non-profit organizations
  • Analyze current social media marketing efforts; put plan in place to fill gaps, identify insights on when, where, why and how current audiences are participating
  • Establish key communication goals; create content for social media shares ensuring consistency of messaging
  • Develop a comprehensive action plan for TMC's marketing and social media presence adn establish metrics
  • Support overall museum operations and assist front-line volunteers in all aspects of visitor services; promote Museum exhibitions and events
  • Support overall resource development activities as needed
  • Provide exceptional customer service whether greeting visitors or responding to online comments
  • Broaden professional network to improve future employment prospects by visiting area partner institutions, attending opening receptions, panel discussions, workshops, etc.
  • Participate in staff meetings, operational planning sessions, health & safety committee meetings



The Museum Services & Communications Intern is an unemployed or underemployed recent college or university graduate with a degree in cultural administration/marketing/museum studies. Other applicable areas of study could include non-profit administration or digital media. The ideal candidate has experience developing social media content, possesses superior organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, enjoys leanring and sharing information, and is interested in providing superior customer service. Experience working with volunteers would be considered an asset. Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel) and social media is required.

Eligible candidates must meet the criteria as stipulated by the funding agency Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.


Terms: This is a 6-month, full-time, contract position starting in October 2017. The rate of pay is $14.50 per hour; based on 35 hours per week.

For more information visit our website at:

The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is one of Canada's most dynamic arts institutions advancing the relevance of cultural organizations by exploring ideas and building global understanding through the interplay of art and the materials of everyday life. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum's permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts from around the world, uniquely positioning the TMC to speak to global cultures and our increasingly global communities. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC emphasizes access within and beyond our walls, recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research, and creative initiatives.

The Textile Museum of Canada maintains a Board of Trustees approved Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy. Respect, accountablity, and a generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public are requirements for all staff.

The TMC is committed to achieving representation of equity seeking groups on its staff by ensuring that members of said communities have unbiased access to employment. The Textile Musuem of Canada is an equal opportunity employer.


If interested, please submit an application to:

Museum Services & Communications Intern
fax: 416-599-2911
mail: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5


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Curatorial and Collections Assistant
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

Application Deadline: October 10, 2017
Date Posted: September 15, 2017
Regular Full-time
Salary: $30,000/year plus benefits


Under the direction of the Curator, the Curatorial and Collections Assistant (CCA) will assist with all aspects of the curatorial department. This will include research and support to the Curator related to the development and realization of exhibition programming including solo and group exhibitions and exhibitions generated from the Gallery’s collection. Under the guidance of the Curator, the CCA will be responsible for the care and development of the Gallery’s collection, which covers the period from the 1960s to the present.


With an emphasis on Canadian artists, the Gallery brings exhibitions to public that are grounded in craft processes, engaged in contemporary experimentation and meaningful to diverse audiences. By exhibiting and collecting contemporary works in ceramics and glass, the Gallery inspires dialogue, critical discourse and new ways of thinking. The Gallery’s media specificity is its distinguishing characteristic and greatest strength. Through exhibitions that address issues relevant to our times, an impressive selection of works in our Gallery Shop and intriguing public programs that engage, educate and inspire, we are accessible to all.

Adopting a national mandate in the early stages of its organizational development, the curatorial program continues to develop its reputation as a national centre of research, scholarship and artistic excellence. A site of leadership that influences both craft and fine arts communities, we are an essential organization within the Canadian cultural landscape.


In addition to a degree in the field, it is expected that the CCA will have a minimum of three years experience and a broad knowledge of contemporary art, craft and museum practice. Candidates will need to demonstrate excellent communication, administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work efficiently with a small staff in a collaborative workplace. Interviews will be scheduled for late October with a proposed start date in early November. The position offers a salary of $30,000 per annum and a benefits package. Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be given priority consideration.

The Gallery is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from culturally diverse persons, Indigenous persons, deaf persons and persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Please submit a single PDF including a one-page cover letter, résumé and three references to:

William D. Poole/Executive Director/Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery



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Art Technician
Total Transportation Solutions

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 14, 2017


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


TOTAL Technicians are required to assist with and carry out tasks including but not limited to transportation, installation and deinstallation, condition reporting, packing/wrapping of sensitive and high value artworks and artifacts, as well as providing support in the fabrication of custom crates and travel systems as needed. The candidate may also be requested to fill in for other areas in the company, aiding in the movement of high value products.

Position may include other duties as required.

The position is based in Scarborough, ON and primarily involves work in the GTA and Southern Ontario region.

The successul candidate will have the following qualities and qualifications:

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

Additional assets to this position include:

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

This is a full-time position, typically Monday-Friday, with occassional weekends if required. Wage is commensurate with experience and qualifications





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Assistant Fine Arts Coordinator
Total Transportation Solutions

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 14, 2017


TOTAL Transportation Solutions Inc., is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Fine Arts Coordinator.

Responsible for providing exceptional customer service to high profile clients within the fine arts field, including museums, galleries & private sector. Understanding of unique requirements for each client and ensuring quality service is provided every time is key. You will be required to coordinate between the operations department and clients to ensure services are provided during preferred shipping dates and shuttle schedules. It is the responsibility of this position to maintain shuttle schedules and book within appointed shuttle schedules. You must be proactive with clients and operations to ensure smooth operation and immediately communicate any changes that may arise.

Key Job Duties:

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


  • three or more years' experience working in or around fine arts, museums, galleries, etc.
  • Have prior experience with exhibition planning and associated logistics.
  • Customes brokerage experience or knowledge an asset.
  • Transportation industry experience or knowledge an asset.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Possess a passion to provide first rate customer service.
  • Comfortable working effectively in a fast-pace, deadline driven and high volume work environment.
  • Able to take charge, make decisions and positively manage change as and when needed.
  • Understanding best practices for the handling and transporting needs, with a focus on the arts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong administrative and organizational capabilities
  • Attention to detail is an ABSOLUTE MUST.





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Manager of Learning & Engagement
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017 by 5pm
Date Posted: September 12, 2017


The Manager of Learning & Engagement is charged with cultivating valued and inclusive programming that leverages the uniqueness of the RMG, our permanent collection, and contemporary exhibitions to thoughtfully serve our diverse audiences. The breadth of programming presents the opportunity to learn through a continuum - from participatory and experiential, to theoretical and discursive.

This role builds public engagement and fosters social change through established practices and innovative initiatives that connect the RMG to our communities in meaningful ways.


A vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre, the RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, Ontario and occupies an inspired 36,000 sqaure foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4,800 works, and five galleries of diverse and changing contemporary and historical exhibitions, the RMG holds an important collection of modern Canadian abstraction and the largest holdings of works by Painters Eleven. A robust roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, art archive and library, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio comprise the gallery's many rich assets and offerings.

Working together with, and learning from, our communities are central to our ethos.


  • Advanced degree in Art, Art History or Education preferred
  • A minimum of five years experience in an art museum education/public programming department required
  • Able to demonstrate a measurable level of achievement of institutional goals


  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a broad range of educational and public programming.
  • A deep understanding of, and demonstrated experience with the 21st Century learning score competencies and pedagogical practices in an art museum environment.
  • The passion and knowledge to lead the next level of discourse on diversity and inlcusion
  • The ability to articulate strategy, drive team alignment and bring it to action
  • A respected history of people management, with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in the development of outcome based interpretive programming
  • Experience working with logic models and strategic viability frameworks an asset
  • A record of strong management and analytic skills, both strategic and operational, with experience in planning and managing budgets
  • Verbal communication skills that capture attention - including the ability to present information in a variety of formats, to a variety of audiences and to communicate the RMG's mission with passion and sensitivity.
  • Nimble writing skills that demonstrate a high level of competence for both academic purposes and captivating universal audiences.
  • Advanced digital knowledge, with a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Signficiant experience in grant writing and reporting

The RMG is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


Please provide your application in confidence (electronic applications only) to:

Deadline for applications is 5 pm, September 29, 2017

Please note that only successful applicants will be notified



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Curator of Education
Ottawa Art Gallery

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
Date Posted: September 7, 2017

$40,000 - $45,000 (based on experience)

Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is seeking a full-time bilingual curator to oversee its educational programs. The Curator of Education enhances access to and understanding of OAG's collections and exhibitions through a dynamic range of interpretive tours and workshops, lectures, interpretive gallery tools, research and scholarship, and public engagement opportunities.

The curator is responsible for designing age-appropriate school programs, as well as educational opportunities for audiences of all ages. The individual in this position is responsible for the training,s hift scheduling and supervision of a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents. The curator serves as an insitutional ambassador, actively engaging with patrons, professional colleagues, partner institutions, and the Ottawa/Gatineau arts community.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years working in education in a museum setting, as well as a proven ability to develop original, rigorous accessible and socially relevant educational programs and research projects in the arts.

Ottawa Art Gallery is in the midst of an exciting time of expansion and evolution. In late 2017, the Gallery will reopen in a new, purpose-built facility. The Curator of Education will play a key role in renewing and expanding the Gallery's commitment to education, accessibility, and social responsibility. Individuals identifying as disabled, Indigenous, POC, Queer and/or Trans* are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conceptualize educational programs related to OAG's exhibitions and collections;
  • Design age-appropriate tours and workshops for school groups;
  • Collaborate with the department head on the creation of strategic documents;
  • Track spending and manage budgets for all educational and school programs;
  • Research, write and report on educational project grants;
  • Annually hire, train and supervise a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents;
  • Develop interpretive gallery tools and contribute to writing exhibition labels;
  • Maintain an extensive list of educational contacts;
  • Foster academic and institutional programming partnerships;
  • Contribute to the OAG's inaugural celebrations;
  • Manage school tour bookings and gallery educator shift schedules;
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department on the production of brochures and printed collateral;
  • Contribute to the varied events and functions of the Gallery.


  • Advanced degree in Education, Art History, Museum Studies, Fine Art or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years working in museum education;
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Fluent bilingualism in both official languages an asset;
  • Impeccable track record in arts administration and grant writing;
  • Familiarity with current research and ideas in cirtical pedagogy;
  • Minimum 3 years' supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of major Canadian art historical movements and periods;
  • Familiarity with major currents in contemporary art practices;
  • Sensitivity towards diverse lived experiences, perspectives and political realities;
  • Compelling presentation skills;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team.

Please apply with cover letter and resume addressed to Stephanie Nadeau, Head of Public Educational and Community Programs:

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a valid police record check from the Ottawa Police Service.

Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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AZ Driver

Application Deadline: TBD
Date Posted: September 7, 2017



PACART provides a variety of services dedicated to the safe, secure movement and placement of works of art, antiques and precious artifacts.

Our knowledgeable staff have been responding to the changing needs of our clients since 1968. Our range of operations has expanded to encompass all of Canada and include world-wide transportation coordination through our offices and warehouse facilities in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.


AZ Driver

PACART, Canada's most respected fine art transport company has a full time position available in our Toronto location for a Ontario licensed class AZ driver 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.

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


  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Valid AZ or DZ class Ontario drivers license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid passport or PR card and be able to travel in the USA when required.
  • Average physical health (position involves bending and lifting)
  • Must be bondable
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug testing screening and participate in a Druf and Alcohol program in accordance with USDOT regulation


Please visit for information and details


Send resume to:


Devon Giroux


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Executive Director
Georgina Art Centre (GAC)

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
Date Posted: September 6, 2017


The GAC is a non-profit organization which provides arts and culture programming for the Town of Georgina. The GAC offers residents of Georgina and surrounding communities with the opportunity to become involved with the arts through exhibitions, education, programming and partnerships to enjoy a wide variety of arts and culture.


The Executive Director shall set operational priorities as well as provide leadership and accountability for the efficient and effective management of the GAC, the achievement of its mission and vision, the management of the artifacts and archives collections and records, the promotion of the GAC, and the delivery of GAC programs and services.


  • Post-secondary education in arts and/or culture administration, business administration or related field
  • Extensive experience in managing program or project, including managing staff and budgets and developing communications strategies
  • Experience in a non-profit organization is an asset


  • Ability to develop and implement effective fundraising initiatives
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Ability to engage the community and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial responsibilities and superior management skills and experience in setting and achieving financial goals and budgets
  • Ability to initiate and implement organizational process improvements
  • Superior organizational skills and capabilities to manage multiple priorities
  • Proficient planning skills to develop and implement short and long term goals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the workings of an art gallery with retail (optional)
  • Previous experience working with volunteer boards (optional)


Forward resume to:
Telephone: 905-722-9587

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Executive Director
Tangled Art + Disability

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
Date Posted: September 5, 2017

Hours: 32 hours/week
Salary: $50,000 Salary
Term: 2 weeks vacation
One-year contract with potential for renewal
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Deadline for applications: October 15, 2017.

For an accessible version of this job posting please click here.

Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization with a mandate to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. Located in a dynamic arts complex of galleries, studios, festival offices and like-minded arts and community groups in Toronto, Tangled is a rapidly growing cultural leader in the area of disability and arts.

Tangled is currently recruiting for an Executive Director to play a critical role in shaping the development of our ground-breaking organization. The Executive Director is the senior administrative officer of Tangled, responsible for providing leadership to the full-time, part-time, contract and volunteer staff, working directly with and reporting to the Board of Directors, and overseeing day-to-day financial and administrative management of the organization.

Working collaboratively with Tangled’s Board of Directors and Artistic Director, the Executive Director has the opportunity to significantly contribute to the future of Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada and beyond. Tangled is experiencing an exciting period of growth, having recently launched the Tangled Art Gallery (TAG), a public exhibition space where we showcase the highest quality of work by Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists year-round and developing new and innovative practices for accessible arts presentation.

The person in this role fulfills a wide range of specific duties, including:

  • Financial Management: Direct, coordinate and oversee all financial elements: budget and financial planning, accounting, auditing, public and private financing, insurance and risk management, and information systems
  • Organizational Management: Responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s operations, ensuring projects and programming are delivered on schedule and on budget; direct and oversee all administration
  • Fundraising: Develop an annual calendar of granting opportunities and lead on all fundraising activities including grant writing and reporting, researching new funding opportunities, maintaining relationships with funders
  • Donor & Sponsor Relations: Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with current and new corporate sponsors and individual donors
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation: Responsible for the implementation of Tangled’s Strategic Plan including milestones and key deadlines
  • Staff Supervision: Directs and oversees human resource management, provides performance reviews, ensures compliance with labour laws and employment standards, administration of procedures for recruitment, retention and termination
  • Business Development: Play an important role in the development of new business ventures as well as new initiatives to support fundraising and development efforts
  • Board Communications: Attends board meetings and reports to the Board of Directors on Tangled’s progress with the Strategic Plan, key events and milestones and to provide financial updates. Acts as the liaison between Board and staff regarding the Strategic Plan implementation and communication updates. 
  • Vision and Mandate: In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Artistic Director, the Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term vision for the organization in accordance with the organization’s mandate


  • Strong leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to engage diverse stakeholders in achieving a vision
  • 3-5 years of not-for-profit experience in a management or senior leadership position, preferably in the arts and culture sector
  • Proven success in fundraising and grant writing, with an understanding of the current arts funding climate
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to not-for-profit and arts sectors
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including a proven ability to engage sponsors, donors and community leaders
  • Significant experience managing budgets, including budget preparation, analysis, forecasting and reporting
  • Demonstrated project management, administration and organizational skills
  • Extensive experience in managing community-engaged arts projects or programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and collegial spirit;
  • Experience working with volunteer boards and committees
  • A complex understanding of the arts ecology and its various communities, including the barriers to engagement facing diverse artists and communities
  • Knowledge of and experience within Deaf, Mad and disability arts and culture


Qualified candidates should submit a detailed resume and letter of interest no later than October 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST to Start date is November 13, 2017. No phone call inquiries, please. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by October 23, 2017.

Tangled Art + Disability is strongly committed to equity and values diversity.  We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. Applications from Deaf, Mad and disability-identified persons will be prioritized.


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Chief Curator
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: TBD
Date Posted: August 28, 2017
$80,000 - $100,000 (based upon experiene)
Term: Full-time


Gardiner Museum

Celebrating the Art of Ceramics

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

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

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


Ideal Candidate

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

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

Position overview

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

Supervisor/Manager:  Executive Director and CEO

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Responsibilities (35%)

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


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

Experience (8 years of progressive experience, more desirable)

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

Interpersonal/People Management/Communication skills

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

Administrative skills

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

Technical or mechanical skills

  • Object handling


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

Special conditions of employment:

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

Language of employment

  • English


About the Gardiner Museum

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

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

Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C7


Name: Lauren Gould
Telephone: 416-408-5077
Fax: 416-586-8080


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Chidren & Youth Instructor
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Date Posted: August 16, 2017
Contract (must be available to work weekends)
Start Date: October 2017


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

Nature and Scope of Position
Reporting to the Programs & Facilities Coordinator, the Children’s Art Instructor will be responsible for planning, designing and running a wide range of art activities for our children’s classes and camps for ages 5-12. Upcoming fall classes include Morning Mini-Masters (ages 5-8), Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Afternoon Art Adventures (ages 9-12), Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; After-School Art Studio (ages 12-17), Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

General Responsibilities

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


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Currently studying or equivalent experience in: Visual Arts/Fine Art/Art History or Early Childhood Education/Child & Youth Studies or Education
  • Strong understanding of visual arts and art history
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Lesson planning, teaching and classroom management experience
  • First Aid/CPR training will be required
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required

Send resume and cover letter in one document by October 1,2017 to:
Rianna Ostryhon, Programs & Facilities Coordinator
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, 247 Ricardo Street, P.O. Box 676 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.



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2004 Ontario Association of Art Galleries