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Digital Content and Social Media Coordinator (16-Month Contract)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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

The Digital Content & Social Media Coordinator will lead the execution on social media and digital content efforts aimed at building brand awareness and driving attendance. This position is responsible for the maintenance of all McMichael website domains and all social media platforms. The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to write engaging content for social media and web pages and will act as the voice of the McMichael brand on multiple content and social media platforms and blogs.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate for this position will have many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies, and personal qualities:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in social media, marketing, communications, advertising, or related area of study.
  • 3 years’ experience in marketing communications; specific experience working in digital, including writing for the web and social media and extensive functional knowledge in social media platforms; proven track record building community through social media.
  • Strong working knowledge of WordPress, Adobe Suite and Google Analytics.
  • Experience using social media analytics tools and the ability to tweak marketing strategies based on findings.
  • Excellent writing, filming, photography, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to create cutting-edge social media and digital marketing content.
  • Writing, blogging and proofreading ability.
  • SEO advanced knowledge and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Project coordination background with track record of managing multiple projects within given timelines in a fast-paced changing environment. Ability to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own work plan.
  • Must be energetic, creative, and show initiative.
  • French bilingualism is an asset.
  • Experience in the visual arts and/or cultural sector(s) is an asset.

Interested candidates should forward their resume with a covering letter to Human Resources by October 9, 2018 to

We thank all candidates for their application; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will accommodate individuals with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment process.




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Exhibition Designer
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: October 3, 2018
Date Posted: September 21, 2018

Start Date: November 1, 2018

Salary: $56,729 - $70,889 per annum
Term: Full-time


AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario

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

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


Exhibition Designer
Regular Full-Time


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

The AGO’s collection of close to 95,000 works ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art such as Untilled by Pierre Huyghe to European masterpieces such as Peter Paul Rubens’ The Massacre of The Innocents; from the vast collection by the Group of Seven to works by established and emerging Indigenous Canadian artists; with a photography collection that tracks the impact of the medium with deep holdings of works by artists such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus; and with focused collections in Gothic boxwood miniatures and Western and Central African art.

The AGO has a robust membership program and annual attendance exceeding 1 million in 2017/18 to enjoy a dynamic suite of programs, including artist lectures, school visits and tours, Family Sundays, First Thursdays, special events and performances, camps and studio courses. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of what we do – from Art in the Moment, offering specialized tours to those living with dementia, to Free After 3 Youth Programs and Free Wednesday Nights. The AGO is also one of the largest art museums in North America with an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers.

The AGO is in the midst of an ambitious, Gallery-wide reinstallation project, and is developing a bold new 10-year vision to ensure its position as a leader in the global conversation about contemporary issues. The first steps are underway to launch a major fundraising campaign to expand programming and space and ultimately ensure the AGO brand resonates globally.

If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment then the position of Exhibition Designer might be the right challenge for you!

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


Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

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


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

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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Coordinator, Philanthropy
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: September 20, 2018

Salary: $39,894 - $49,849 per annum


Art Gallery of Ontario

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world. The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment. 


Development Coordinator, Philanthropy
Regular Full-Time (35 Hours per week)


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

The AGO’s Collection features over 90,000 works that date from 100 AD to the present, and includes all disciplines – painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. Led by the vision of our curators, the AGO showcases the best of our Collection and presents exceptional temporary art exhibitions, often in partnership with leading museums worldwide.

Visitors enjoy a dynamic suite of programs, including artist lectures, school visits and tours, Family Sundays, First Thursdays, special events and performances, camps and studio courses. Accessibility and inclusivity are at the heart of what we do – from Art in the Moment, offering specialized tours to those living with dementia, to Free After 3 Youth Programs and Free Wednesday Nights.

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

The Development Coordinator, Philanthropy plays a vital role in our success. Reporting to the Development Manager, Philanthropy, the Development Coordinator, Philanthropy supports revenue generation activity for Major Gifts. The position also provides administrative support for Works of Art donations and the Trustee Appeal. Activity in this portfolio includes: preparing correspondence, proposals and reports, conducting audits to ensure recognition and benefits are accurate and aligned with letters of agreement, coordinating stewardship activities, coordinating with various internal teams, making Raiser’s Edge updates, and tracking expenses. The Development Coordinator, Philanthropy must liaise effectively with internal AGO departments, volunteers and donors on a regular basis. 


Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 2 years of directly related experience in a Development environment with a focus on major gift fundraising practices.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating major gift activities within a fundraising team.
  • Directly related experience drafting donor correspondence, funding proposals and impact reports.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Well developed interpersonal and public relations skills to interface with major donors, senior volunteers and AGO staff.
  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain professional standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in applicable computer programs, donor databases and social media platforms such as Raiser’s Edge, MailChimp, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Power Point. Keyboarding skills.
  • Knowledge of the visual arts an asset.
  • Experience working with major donors and senior volunteers.


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

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Posted until filled 



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Visitor Services Assistant
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: September 21, 2018

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University seeks a talented and motivated Visitor Services Assistant to ensure smooth operation of public spaces at the gallery, provide an informed welcome for visitors, monitor security systems, schedule facilities use and play a key communication role. 

Reporting to the Director, and under the daily work direction of the Administrative Coordinator, the Visitor Services Assistant will oversee public spaces and monitor exhibitions. They will schedule the casual and part-time staff roster and provide a positive, inclusive experience for all visitors, staff, patrons and volunteers by establishing and maintaining a high standard of professional service and presentation. As a key area of responsibility, the Assistant will monitor security, ensure protocols compliance, and liaise with specialist service providers.

This is a multi-faceted role that contributes to the success of the Agnes as a leading university-based art museum serving the academic mission of Queen’s University and as a hub for visual art research, appreciation and participation for the wider public.

For position details and application information, go to: competition #J0918-0691 Applications close 30 September 2018.



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Curatorial Research Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of Ontario

Job Title: Curatorial Research Assistant, Modern and Contemproary Art
Internal Job ID: 1013270 TPT (1)
Employee Group: OPSEU
Number of Positions: 1
Status: Temporary; Part-time
Division: Curatorial
Classification: B2-3
Salary Range: $22.62 - $28.28 per hour
Hours/Days of Work: Up to 24 hours per week
Start Date: October 1, 2018
End Date: March 27, 2020
Length of Assignment: 18 Month Contract

External Application Deadline: September 21, 2018


At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), it is our Mission to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. As one of the most distinguished art museums in North America, we celebrate creativity and diversity, 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 opportunity to share fresh ideas and discover new voices.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative workforce, who exemplify our mission, vision and values and will thrive in a dynamic environment.

Reporting to the Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, the Curatorial Research Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art will assist with research and implementation of content for upcoming special exhibitions.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A completed graduate degree in a discipline related to contemporary art;
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Contemporary art from an international perspective;
  • Well-developed research, organization, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Familiarity with museum operations and collection database;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and a commitment to meeting deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of the installation process for works of contemporary art;
  • Understanding of contemporary art production methods and techniques;
  • Experience with large-scale exhibition planning;
  • Publication experience.

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

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO's Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all applicants but my advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.




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Membership Assistant (18 Months Temporary Assignment)
National Gallery of Canada

Position Title: Membership Assistant (18 Months temporary)
Competition #: 18-CC-88
Posting Date: September 17, 2018
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Department: Membership & Annual Giving
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Employment Tenure: Determinate
Classification:Band 3
Salary: $49,757 - $58,514/Year
Number of Positions: 1
Language Requirements: English CBC/French CBC (reading, writing, oral)
Affiliation: P.S.A.C.
Duration: 18 months temporary assignment


Under the leadership of the Chief, Membership and Annual Giving, the Membership Assistant will provide administrative support for the Membership and Annual Giving Division, especially in the area of data entry of memberships, fulfillment of membership packages and benefits, and, customer service related to membership and annual giving activities. You will communicate with current and potential members in person, or who contact the office by telephone, email, online or regular mail. 

You will also perform other related duties.



Post-secondary education, preferably in Business Administration, Fundraising, Communications, Special Events, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; 

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience in administration within a business-environment; 
  • 2-3 years of experience with proven track record working with Raiser’s Edge or other databases;
  • 2-3 years of experience with proficient in Word, Excel, electronic mail;
  • 3-5 years of experience in customer service preferably related to the customer service of members or donors;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative practices and fundraising techniques;


  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with internal and external clients;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, excellent public relations and interpersonal skills, organizational and analytical skills, judgement, discretion, customer oriented and a team player.

Notice to Applicants: The Human Resources Department of the National Gallery of Canada, invite selected applicants for interviews by way of written communication via email as per the NGC Staffing Process. Should applicants opt to unsubscribe from receiving emails regarding employment in this organisation, please note that we will not be able to communicate with you to participate in the interview process.

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


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


This competition can be used for a extension or possibility of indeterminacy 

  • A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates. 
  • The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request. 
  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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Designers - Exhibitions, Publications, Graphics
Gardiner Museum

Application Deadline: October 16, 2018
Date Posted: September 14, 2018


Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum is a vital cultural institution and an innovator within Toronto’s cultural landscape. The Gardiner celebrates the creativity of clay and the beauty that ceramics bring into our lives in so many ways. Clay is real, remarkable, and relevant in today’s society.

The Museum has collections of international importance, including but not limited to objects from the Ancient Americas, eighteenth-century European porcelain, and contemporary ceramics, particularly the work of great Canadian artists.

The Gardiner is an institution rooted in its community, which helps artists take risks and inspires diverse audiences through clay.


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. The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally.  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 Museum is seeking letters of interest and sample portfolios from designers who are interested in working within our organizational values, developing innovative approaches to exhibition and publication design as well as marketing and communications. 
Letters of interest can be from designers interested in all or just one of the following aspects of the Museum’s work as described below.   
Designers work in collaboration with our Curatorial and Marketing teams to develop concept and detailed design solutions, ensure design fits within the Gardiner brand and strategic direction, and to provide the best possible visitor experience.
Organizational Background & History

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.
The Gardiner Museum Continues to Grow
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art was founded by Toronto businessman and philanthropist George Gardiner and his wife Helen in 1984, and was established in a new building designed by Keith Wagland on the campus of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The Museum was managed by the Royal Ontario Museum from 1987 to 1996 and then, with an additional endowment from George Gardiner before his death in 1997, became and remains an independent, non-profit museum. The Gardiner’s remarkable building was substantially renovated in 2004 by KPMB Architects.
The Gardiner Museum’s collection of ceramics comprises approximately 4,000 objects, and focuses on specific areas which have been collected in depth. These include the most important collection of European porcelain in Canada, with particular strengths in Meissen, Vienna, and Hausmaler decorated porcelain, as well as a comprehensive collection of figures inspired by the commedia dell'arte. It holds the best collection of Italian Renaissance maiolica in Canada, and a superb collection of English tin-glazed pottery. The Gardiner preserves highly significant collections of ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese blue and white porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary Canadian ceramics. It also houses a research library and archives.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally.

Scope of Work

Annually, the Gardiner coordinates two major special exhibitions, a large-scale onsite community arts project, and a series of smaller lobby displays.
The Museum works with exhibition designers and graphic designers to develop these shows.  Recent exhibitions have included YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED, True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada, Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary.  Further examples can be seen on our website at
The Gardiner also hosts the Community Arts Space, an incubator for arts-based community projects. In collaboration with local artists, designers, and collectives, the Museum presents five public projects on a central theme each summer.  This past summer’s iteration can be viewed at
The Gardiner produces publications for many of its exhibitions, from full catalogues to smaller books featuring essays and artist interviews.  The Gardiner also occasionally produces collection catalogues and other scholarly publications.
Graphic Design
Graphic designers are necessary for many of the Museum’s functions.  This may include exhibition didactics, sponsorship packages or invitations and in some cases require a quick-turnaround time. The Museum is looking to work with a select number of graphic designers on a contract basis to support our projects during the busiest periods. 

Design Principles

Though the Gardiner is a cultural institution, the intent is to appear contemporary, innovative, and professional while not being overly formal or institutional. Designs should encapsulate the Museum’s existing graphic language and feel.
Exhibition designs must respond to the content of the exhibition in a creative way while taking display requirements into consideration.  Through this RFI we hope to see examples of past work and evidence that a response was made to the specifics of each project.


Selection Criteria
Evaluation criteria will include the following:
  • Perceived fit with and understanding of the Gardiner Museum
  • Quality, compatibility of designer
  • Previous experience with cultural organizations, artists, and institutions
  • Quality and relevance of references
  • Demonstrated positive results
  • Willingness to work within the Gardiner’s capacity and resources


We're open to and welcome submissions from outside of Toronto and Ontario! 


Format & Deadline
Please include the following in your letter of interest:
  • Overview of organization and/or principal designers history and experience
  • Key areas of focus of your work
  • Indication of which scopes of work interest you, with three examples of relevant part projects or sample portfolios
  • A brief overview of your involvement in similar projects
  • Identification of key individuals that would be responsible for carrying out the work for the Gardiner Museum, including their relevant qualifications and experience, links to examples of their past work, and the role they will play on your team
  • Indicate any past experience that your organization has had in dealing with the Gardiner Museum, if any
  • Description of past experience with other arts organizations, centres of culture, and/or artists
  • Please provide three references from previous clients that we can contact
Letters of Interest should be limited to five pages.
Deadline for Letters of Interest is October16, 2018 and should be sent as a PDF to
Lauren Gould
Chief Operating Officer
Please forward any questions or comments should also be addressed to Lauren via e-mail. If some of your documents are too large for e-mail, please provide a link to a Google Drive.  
Following the evaluation of Letters of Interest, designers will be contacted and advised if their portfolios are kept on file or if further information/in-person meeting is required. 

The Gardiner Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies. Should you require accommodation during the process, please let us know and we will work you to meet your needs.




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-Oakville, ON-
Digital Content Specialist / Creative Campus Coordinator (Part-Time)
Sheridan College

Digital Content Specialist / Creative Campus Coordinator (Part-time)
Faculty / Department:
Animation, Arts & Design
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities aat any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 18/PT/66
Employee Group: Part-time
Hourly Rate: $26/hour plus 4% vacation
Hours/Week: 24
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The position is in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, but will network with Sheridan’s Digital Marketing, Communication teams, and Creative Campus Galleries teams.  This role is responsible for effectively supporting Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design social media platforms, newsletters, blogs, and webpages. Additional responsibilities include leading special projects that may showcase the work of students in co-ordination with Creative Campus Galleries curatorial team.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Content creation for blogs, social media platforms, web pages, newsletters;
  • Covering events periodically during evenings;
  • Monitoring social media channels and community conversations;
  • Delve into analytics;
  • Work effectively with faculty, students and other departments across campus to lead special projects to showcase art across Sheridan campuses;
  • Solicit, compile, and tag visual assets of student and faculty work for archiving;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/degree in marketing, communications or computer/web related fields. 
  • Three to five years’ experience in industry
  • Knowledge of CMS software, design layout software a plus
  • Passionate about social media, creative projects and Sheridan College. 

Please apply online:




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Digital Development Coordinator
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: September 17, 2018

Agnes seeks a Digital Development Coordinator to implement a major Digital Development Project to transform the visitor experience in-gallery and online, opening expanded access to our superb collections, exhibitions and research. Working in a creative team environment, the incumbent will play a pivotal role in advancing our goals through sound project management.

See competition #J0818-0316 for full job details and application instructions.

Agnes is a leading university-based art museum, serving the Queen’s community and the region of southeastern Ontario. Come work with us!

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director, the Digital Development Coordinator will be primarily responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of a Digital Development Project at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre that will transform and enhance the visitor experience both in-gallery and online. Working closely with specialist staff and the Communications Coordinator, the incumbent will manage, initiate, organize and implement the Digital Development Project, conducting research, liaising with and overseeing the work of contract designers and service-providers, tracking budget and providing administrative support on a 30-month timeline. The role entails preparing correspondence, writing reports, making recommendations for project improvement, as well as other administrative duties in support of project execution.



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Communications Coordinator
Art Gallery of Ontario

Application Deadline: September 27, 2018
Date Posted: September 13, 2018

Start Date: October 15, 2018

Salary: $54,927 - $68,632 per annum
Term: Full-Time


Art Gallery of Ontario

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

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


Communications Coordinator
Regular Full-Time
(35 Hours per Week)

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished museums in North America and is committed to making great art accessible to all. The AGO’s promise is to inspire current and future generations to see themselves in the art that we present and to create meaningful art experiences that provoke dialogue, offer new perspectives and stimulate creativity. The AGO brings transformative art experiences to life and believes in the power of art to start a dialogue, create community and change lives.
If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment then the position of Communications Coordinator may be the right challenge for you!
Reporting to the Manager, Communications, this position champions the AGO’s brand and tone of voice both internally and externally. In addition, this position contributes to, implements and coordinates mission-aligned internal communications strategies that foster strong staff and volunteer engagement and contributes to strategic editorial content initiatives designed to position, promote and build the public profile of the Gallery.
Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in Communications, Publishing/Editing or Journalism combined with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience; experience in internal communications is preferred
  • Well-developed communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Superior editing and creative writing skills; skilled in translating complex information into inclusive, welcoming, smart and accessible language
  • Event planning and organizational skills
  • Familiar with best practices in internal communications including how to engage staff and volunteers
  • Familiar with best practices in e-newsletters and blog writing
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively under tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize projects
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, diplomacy and ability to work collaboratively and effectively
  • Well-developed tracking skills and persistence in completion of tasks
  • Working knowledge of computer and web page content management
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Knowledge of arts and cultural sector an asset, as is experience working in a not-for-profit organization
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by visiting our website at
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 




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-Oakville, ON-
Assistant Curator (temporary)
Creative Campus (Sheridan College)

Faculty / Department: Creative Campus
Employee Group: Support Staff - Initiative/Opportunity
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned acitivities at any Sheridan campus)
Payband: 1
Reference Number: 18/S/110
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Details: Position is being reposted to consider external candidates. This is an Initiatives and Opportunities (I/O) position which may continue until September 20, 2019.
Hourly Range: $33.67 - $39.02
Hours/Week: 35
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Reporting to the Director, Creative Campus Planning, the incumbent conceptualizes programming and exhibits for the Galleries and coordinates their implementation. The incumbent provides research and administrative support for the Galleries and registration and collections management activities. He/she is also responsible for overseeing and training work study students and part-time contractors, including technicians.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Sheridan stakeholders to develop creative activities and special projects;
  • Developing strategic partnerships with external groups to publicly promote profile of the Galleries;
  • Responsible for the conception, organization and ongoing production of exhibits and programming in the Galleries;
  • Assisting with the development of contracts in the interest of Sheridan Galleries;
  • Researching, writing and overseeing production of related publications (e.g. brochures, guides, catalogues);
  • Arranging fine art transportation services to ship exhibitions to/from Sheridan and insurance coverage of same when applicable;
  • Suppoting the strategy to build Sheridan's collection. This includes: acquisitions, documentation, preservation, exhibition, transporting, storage and interpretation;
  • In consultation with Director, Creative Campus Planning, cultivating prospective donors and art dealers; Working with Advancement to monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors;
  • Processing gifts of art to the collection including: cataloguing and arranging photography of art for appraisal; commissioning external appraisals, and preparing applications to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board for Category A certification;
  • Participating in the planning, development, writing, evaluation, and maintenance of a variety of publications, marketing initiatives, media and social networking delivery methods to support outreach, fund-raising and promotional activities and to increase the involvement and engagement of students and other stakeholders;
  • Collaborating with Advancement, Digital and Brand Strategy teams with respect to publicity, including writing media releases, preparing advertisement and invitation copy, and contributing to social media presence;
  • Liaising with Canadian arts community and cultural groups, including other art galleries and cultural organizations, funding bodies, arts services organizations, and media, Professional Art Dealers' Association of Canada; Federal Cultural Property Review Committee (for appraisals and acquisitions or those wishing to use Sheridan as an exhibiting venue);
  • Overseeing part-time students and allocating tasks accordingly, ensuring that work is properly completed;
  • Preparing budgets for individual exhibitions and programs for review by Director, Creative Campus Planning;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • A Master's degree in Art, Art History, Museum/Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies or other related fields along with a minimum of 3 years of curatorial experience with art and culture collections and exhibits, preferably in a university or public art gallery or museum or as an independent curator (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience);
  • Knowledge of contemproary art, design and curatorial issues and contact with these communities;
  • Excellent project management and administration skills as well as research, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • An understanding of public engagement and ability to foster appreciation and understanding of art through exhibits;
  • Experience with multiple social media platforms, MS Office and database/content management systems;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
  • Sstrong writing skills and effective communication (oral and written), including presentation and facilitation;
  • Creativity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure.

Please apply online at




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-St. John's, NFLD-
Curator of Canadian Art (Curator I)
The Rooms

Application Deadline: September 19, 2018
Date Posted: September 13, 2018

Job Type: 1 Temporary Position - for one year
Salary: $33.25 - $37.10 per hour (CG-38)
Link to posting:



The Rooms is an innovative, culturally relevant institution that represents and showcases Newfoundland and Labrador to itself and to the world, and brings the wider world to its doorstep. The archives, art gallery and museum divisions collect, preserve, present and make available for research the collections within their disciplines while the Programming and Public Engagement Division supports their work through developing and delivering education and public programs to a wide variety of audiences. The Technical Services Unit assists with maintenance and presentation of exhibitions developed in-house and travelling from peer institutions. Through its work, the Rooms ensures that the provinces art, artifacts and archival records are preserved and presented for the public to experience.


Reporting to the Director of The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Museums Divisions, this position is responsible for curating exhibitions of historic and contemporary Canadian art. Responsibilities include development and timely delivery of curatorial work for a combination of in-house, multi-disciplinary, temporary, travelling and digital exhibitions that focus on historic and contemporary Canadian art. Researches and generates content for exhibitions and publications designed for diverse publics and advises on acquisitions to the Provincial Art Gallery's permanent collection. Assessment, research and documentation within computer-based collections software; collaborating with other institutions on curatorial initiatives, negotiating loan requests, participating in the development of curatorial budgets and in policy/strategy development and evaluation. Develops and implements individual work plans and generates reports on activities, reviews and evaluates the work of contract staff, volunteers and students; liaises with guest curators and artists. Provides policy advice to The Rooms Corporation on developing exhibitions, collections and operations and implements elements of The Rooms Strategic Plan and related divisional goals. This position provides content support and advice to The Rooms Programming and Public Engagement Division in developing education and public programs related to Canadian art and delivers public programs related to curatorial content; consults on art projects and programs within The Rooms system, across the Provincial Government and the province's arts sector. Represents The Rooms Art Gallery Division on external committees, boards and professional juries as required.

Merit Criteria

Screening Criteria

  • Master's Degree in Fine Art, Art History, Curatorial Practice, Cultural Studies or MuseumStudies (equivalencies will be considered)
  • Considerable experience in curating historic and contemporary Canadian art
  • Experience curating art exhibitions
  • Experience with exhibition development and production of critical/educational texts on art

Assessment Criteria

  • Knowledge of curating historic and contemporary Canadian art
  • Knowledge of exhibition development and production of critical/educational texts on art
  • Knowledge of curating art expeditions
  • Budget Management Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written)
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to manage time and tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Relationship building

Applications, quoting Competition Number TCII.18.19.R0464, should be submitted online at :

Or by mail at:

Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's NL, A1B 4J6

or by fax at:

(709) 729-6737





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-Toronto ON-
Saturday Sales Position
Art Interiors

Application Deadline: October 6th by 5pm
Date Posted: September 12, 2018

Start Date: Saturday, October 14, 2018


Art Interiors is looking to fulfill a part times 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 artists, 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 abiliy 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 is 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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Graphic Designer
Design Exchange

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

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

Job Responsibilities

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

Job Requirements

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

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

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

No phone calls, please. 




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Special Events Supervisor
Design Exchange

The Special Events Supervisor is a full-time position that reports to and works closely with Gillian Hoff, Vice President, Special Events. The Special Events Supervisor will assist in the day-to-day administration and execution of the DX’s event contract services and be assisted in this role by volunteers and part-time labour. The Special Events Supervisor will work closely with the full and part-time members of the DX team and other contract service providers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct event contract services and staff including opening and closing of events and supervising contract service providers including but not limited to porters, wait staff, bar staff, AV, and suppliers.
  • Liaise with both the Director, Special Events and Vice President, Special Events to collect information to draft event agenda with procedures, instructions and checklists for all events.
  • Provide full administrative and event support to the Vice President, Special Events to help achieve revenue goals.
  • Prepare pre/post event facility inspection reports, assess damage to the facility, and complete internal event reporting in a timely fashion.
  • Schedule freight elevators, air by pass, and room temperature with Cadillac Fairview
  • Liaise with Cadillac Fairview during emergencies.   
  • Assist sales with preparation of RFP’s, prepare initial estimates and/or quotations for services, obtain authorization from clients, and review and track all additional services/charges for event.
  • Liaise with Accounting by: providing information related to client billings, clarify billing matters, and obtaining and submitted signed client contracts and payments.
  • Assist in the preparation of meeting materials, as required for clients (i.e. info kits, marketing material) and maintain filing for the department.
  • Maintain potential new client contact information for lead tracking, follow-up, and projecting future business.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation for, and administration of all DX museum events including exhibition opening and closing night parties.
  • Research and call/e-mail potential clients to generate new business.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of four (4) year’s event relevant work experience.
  • Flexible work schedule, must be able to work all early morning / late night / weekend shifts as required.
  • Ability to work successfully under pressure and manage, prioritize, and adapt to multiple and changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a small team.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written.   
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Apple computers and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Related post-secondary degree / diploma in Event Management or similar discipline.
  • A passion for the mandate and work of the DX.
  • Corporate dress code is required.
  • Bar management experience required.
  • Experience creating floor plans is an asset.

Please send cover letter and resume to with salary expectations.





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Associate Curator, Academic Outreach
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Application Deadline: September 23, 2018
Date Posted: September 10, 2018

Agnes is seeking a dynamic and motivated leader to fill our new Associate Curator, Academic Outreach position. This key role expands our Learning through Art initiatives that connect people to our collections and exhibitions through effective outreach, communication and custom-program invention.

Closing Date: 23 September 2018
See competition  #J0818-0242 at Queen’s University CareerQ site for full job details:

Agnes is a leading university-based art museum, serving the Queen’s community and the region of southeastern Ontario. Come work with us!


Reporting to the Chief Curator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Associate Curator, Academic Outreach is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering programs that enhance the gallery’s integration with Queen’s University’s academic community, embracing both curricular and co-curricular approaches. Liaising with faculty throughout the university and working closely with the Agnes’ team of curators, the Associate Curator, Academic Outreach cultivates and facilitates course-specific access to Agnes exhibitions and collections, formulating strategies for active use of original works of art within university curricula and more broadly, as a research and teaching resource. Adhering to high standards of museum excellence, the incumbent will perform research, administrative and public-facing tasks to ensure that academic outreach programs are delivered as conceived, on time and on budget with the best possible realisation of artistic and learning potential. This position supports and advances the gallery’s university-wide mandate and Queen’s University’s mission by communicating and creating opportunities for experiential learning and object-based scholarly research on-site and through the gallery’s digital platforms.

The schedule for this position may require the incumbent to work variable hours according to program needs.


  • Actively seeks, cultivates and maintains relationships with University faculty and instructors across all disciplines to encourage academic use of the Agnes collections, exhibitions, programs, expertise and facilities, including online resources.
  • Researches, develops, coordinates, presents and evaluates academic outreach programs, ensuring their astute integration with Agnes exhibitions and collections.
  • Delivers object-based study sessions, exhibition tours, collection seminars, talks and other academic outreach programs and events, and works with the Program Coordinator, student and community docents in the delivery of select academic programs.
  • Writes sophisticated and engaging content for academic program outlines, promotion, reports, funding applications, proposals, the Agnes website and other related purposes, working effectively with the curatorial staff and Communications Coordinator.
  • Schedules and monitors university class visits to the Agnes, working closely with staff including the Collections Manager, Program Coordinator, and Visitor Services Assistant.
  • Liaises with faculty and instructors in the planning and presentation of partnered external events that are both course-based and public, creating innovative and sustainable art gallery learning programs.
  • Consults with the Agnes curators in the planning of exhibition- and collections-based academic programs, supporting their ongoing awareness of outreach opportunities. Participates in relevant internal planning and coordination meetings, as needed. Contributes to the creative planning of in-gallery and online programs.
  • Works with the Collections Manager and Collections Assistant to coordinate and safely move and display collection objects for use by visiting classes.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, ensures high-quality documentation (photography and/or videography) of academic outreach programs and content, securing reproduction permissions as needed.
  • Develops budgets for Agnes academic programs and tracks and codes invoices for payment.
  • Identifies, reviews and makes recommendations about funding opportunities relevant to academic engagement, preparing high-quality support material and documentation as required.
  • Maintains current knowledge about the Agnes’ history, exhibitions, collections and role within the University; about relevant developments in university art museum practices and pedagogy, nationally and internationally; and about events, courses, programs, faculty and staff on campus as relevant to Agnes academic engagement.
  • Works to promote inclusion and advance understanding of diverse cultural perspectives in all programs.
  • Assigns tasks and oversees the work of staff and volunteers to high standards, as required.
  • Represents the Agnes academic outreach program in the wider community, university and museum networks.
  • Collects statistics and evaluations of academic programs, for regular reporting, and creates and tracks related administrative records.
  • Undertakes additional duties, as required, in support of academic outreach and the Agnes.


  • University degree in art history, visual and media art, visual studies, cultural studies, museum studies, or relevant discipline. Graduate degree is considered an asset.
  • Minimum five years’ related experience in the art gallery, museum and/or university education fields, with a focus in successfully delivering public, cultural and/or education programs to culturally and socially diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical approaches across a variety of disciplines at a research university, and familiarity with the academic mission and administrative structure of the university environment.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, and experience in short- and long-term program planning.
  • A record of successful, innovative outreach program development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and respect for the ethical and operational protocols of a public art museum.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check required.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including effective public speaking. 
  • Respects diversity and promotes inclusion in the workplace and on campus.
  • Excellent visual acuity and aesthetic judgement abilities, and capacity to communicate these.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, combined with the capability to inspire others.
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong research skills in art and art education.
  • Familiarity with art museum online and in-gallery digital platforms and their use.
  • Knowledge of French and/or other language(s) are an asset.
  • Art-handling skills and understanding of museum collection care.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships in the university community and across relevant external sectors.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member.
  • First aid training is an asset.


  • Determines the structure, format and content for academic outreach programs; determines the most effective ways to design, deliver and present programming.
  • Recommends communications content.
  • Determines the relevance of research material.
  • Develops appropriate responses to external requests.
  • Identifies target academic audiences, stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Prioritizes work and time amongst multiple competing demands.
  • Makes daily programmatic decisions and resolves problems within policy guidelines; determines when complex problems or sensitive issues should be referred to senior staff.
  • Contributes to decisions with regard to establishing priorities, setting goals, long-term planning and program development.
  • Contribute to budgetary decisions and the allocation of resources as it relates to the long-term financial strategy of the academic outreach program within the Agnes. 



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On-call Preprator(s)
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: September 7, 2018

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection stands alone as the only public fine art gallery in the nation that focuses on Canadian art and the Indigenous art of our country, both historical and contemporary.The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. 

The gallery is currently recruiting for on-call staff in its Technical Services department. As part of the Technical Services team, you will be on call for installations periods and to support smooth and timely Exhibition turnovers.  On-call staff must be reliable to work during contracted installation times, which may include weekends and evenings.

Under supervision of the Head Preparator, On-call Preparator(s) assist in the preparation and installation of museum exhibitions and displays. Preparators participate in the safe movement of artworks into, out of and within the gallery spaces and support the preparation of gallery spaces during turnovers, which may include the building of temporary walls and casework, wall prep, painting, framing, hanging and installing 2D and 3D artworks and audio-visual elements as well as packing and unpacking artworks.

The incumbent must have at least 3 years of art handling and installation experience, ideally in a museum-standard environment. Painting, wall building and preparation, carpentry skills and audio video expertise are all assets.  On-call Preparators must respect deadlines and scheduling demands, have a high level of attention to detail and experience working with artworks in a public environment, as well as knowledge of museum-standard practices and methods of display.

A clear Vulnerable Person Background Screening check is required. WHIMS, Emergency First Aid and/or Health & Safety training are assets.

Application Process
Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume to Human Resources at by September 30, 2018.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, L0J 1C0,

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





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Chief, Public Programming and Learning
Art Gallery of Ontario

Title: Chief, Public Programming and Learning
Employee Group: Executive
Number of Positions: 1
Status: Regular full-time
Reports to: Director & CEO
Division: Public Programming & Learning
Classification: E9-3
Salary Range: $150,000 - $200,000 per annum
Hours/Days of Work: 35 Hours per Week

Summary of Role:
The Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning articulates and executes the AGO’s vision, strategy for public programming and learning through learning events and programs, onsite, offsite and online. This permanent, full-time position leads the AGO’s interpretive planning, visitor research, community programs/partnerships, school programs, artist-in-residence program and public programming for all ages, with a focus on building public engagement with art and the AGO experience. The Chief, PP&L is a key partner on the AGO’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and leads a diverse team of professional full time (30) and part time (70) staff and volunteers (250) with 3 direct reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advocates for the vision and mission of the AGO and the importance of art, access and learning. Participates in the development, execution, and evaluation of the AGO’s strategic plan, and annual operating budgets;
  • Leads the annual and multi-year program strategy and development, planning and evaluation, in keeping with the Gallery’s mission, strategic priorities, and artistic goals to serve and grow the AGO’s target audiences;
  • In partnership with the Chief Curator ensures that the AGO’s programming, and content strategies are integrated into the exhibition planning process;
  • Partnering with Advancement, manages planning and operations of the Weston Family Learning Centre (WFLC);
  • Oversees the AGO’s engagement with all levels of the formal education sector through programming and partnerships;
  • Directs visitor research, including visitor experience and satisfaction with AGO’s programs, galleries and services;
  • Develops strong institutional partnerships for the purposes of audience development, engagement and access ;
  • Uses programming as a platform to ensure the AGO becomes the imaginative centre and cultural hub of Toronto and is known internationally as a leader in programming;
  • Participates in the development and execution of strategies for capital, endowment and annual fundraising campaigns, and is a relationship manager for key donors;
  • Under the guidance of the Director, and CEO, leads the Education & Community Engagement Committee of the Board;
  • Represents the AGO at national / international conferences and meetings, and supports the AGO’s drive for international recognition for innovation in visitor engagement and learning.


  • A graduate degree in Education, Art History, Museology/Museum Studies or a related field of study;
  • A minimum of ten years’ leadership experience gained within the arts, culture, community engagement, education and/or academic sectors;
  • Comprehensive expertise in museum education and the theory, practice and trends in public education, communication, programming, audience research and public expectations/needs. ;
  • A track record of significant public programming and learning successes onsite, offsite and online;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience leading large and diverse teams comprised of volunteers, unionized and non-unionized full- and part-time staff;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with budget and fiscal management;
  • A thorough knowledge of local / international cultural landscapes and an ambition to have AGO’s programming resonate locally and on the global stage;
  • The language of work is English.


  • Annual base salary range of CDN $150,000 to $200,000 based on qualifications, skills, and experience; may be increased based on annual review;
  • Participation in annual bonus program;
  • Vacation;
  • Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Care Benefits;
  • Disability and Life Insurance Benefits;
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
    • Relocation allowance to be considered
    • Attractions Ontario Reciprocal Admission Program
    • AGO Advantage Program (discounts on transit passes, gym memberships, select gallery programming, merchandise, memberships, etc.)

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

How to Apply:
We invite referrals who reflect the diversity of our visitors. If you are interested in exploring this exciting Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning opportunity with the Art Gallery of Ontario, please provide a cover letter and resume highlighting your relevant leadership experience to Lisa Heidman, LL.B. ICD.D, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Arlington Partners International at

We look very forward to exploring your candidacy





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Executive Director
Hamilton Artists Inc.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: September 6, 2018
Start Date:
October 17, 2018

Hamilton Artists Inc. (the Inc.) is committed to the presentation of contemporary art and related cultural practices. The Inc. facilitates critical dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publication, performances, and public events. The Incactively engages in community arts programming and educational initiatives that represent the breadth and depth of life in our city and beyond.

As the Executive Director for Hamilton Artists Inc., the successful candidate will conduct the operational, developmental, and financial management of the organization, in accordance with the strategic and operational plan. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Programming Director and the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director position for the Hamilton Artists Inc. is 32 hours/week at $19/hour, beginning October 17. Hours are flexible and negotiable. Evening and weekend hours are required for committee meetings and events. Vacation pay is calculated at 4% of wages.  The successful candidate will receive a one-year contract, with an option to renew. 

The successful candidate will possess:

  • An MA, MFA, or equivalent experience in art history, visual culture, museum studies, curatorial studies, or fine arts.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a non-profit art gallery or equivalent administrative experience
  • Ability to create and manage budgets, bookkeeping, audits and payroll.
  • Experience with grant writing for arts councils and foundations, and preparing CADAC, with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience cultivating strategic sponsorships, community partnerships and fundraising opportunities.
  • Supervisory experience working with staff and volunteers. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Programming Director and Board of Directors. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills (proficiency in French considered an asset).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with membership management and recruitment.
  • Computer skills (PC and Mac), Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, GSuite, Social Media. Experience with Hootsuite, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp and HTML/Coding considered an asset. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to reducing barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian contemporary art, as well as an understanding of the local and regional arts community.

Primary responsibilities include:
Administration and Operations

  • Operational and facility management.
  • Writing grants and reports, and pursuing other funding opportunities. 
  • Supporting human resources, including volunteers, staff and interns.
  • Implementing metrics to evaluate community impact of programs. 
  • Working with the Board of Directors on strategic and operational planning.
  • Recruitment and Administration of memberships. 
  • Timely and accurate reporting to the Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing and contributing to the activities of the gallery’s committees.

Financial Management 

  • Administering the funds of the organization.
  • Auditing, bookkeeping, managing payroll, tracking cash flow, forecasting, and creating monthly financial reports.
  • Working with the Board Treasurer to oversee budgets and financial resources.

Fundraising and Sponsorship

  • Managing fundraising initiatives, sponsorships and revenue development and diversification.
  • Cultivating inclusive partnerships with diverse community groups and institutions while fostering relationships with curators, artists, donors and sponsors.
  • Overseeing and administering the facility rental program.

Exhibition & Community Engagement 

  • Developing and maintaining community partnerships.
  • Helping out with day-to-day needs of the gallery, including support as needed for installations, exhibitions and special events.
  • Advocating for the rights of artists, artist-run culture and developing critical models of arts engagement on a regional and national level.
  • Overseeing all public communication and marketing.
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board and the Programming Director, the Executive Director is a public representative of the organization, and as such, attends and sits on several community groups and committees.

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

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

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, two writing samples (such as examples of grants written, critical analysis, reports or sponsorship texts), and names and contact information for three references. Please combine all files into a single PDF and email to with Executive Director Applicant in the subject line by 5pm on September 30, 2018.

(Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by October 3rd.)




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Educational Program Instructor
Orillia Museum of Art & History

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018
Date Posted: September 5, 2018

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is a not-for-profit institution that is a hub for culture and heritage in the heart of downtown Orillia. Offering exciting and innovative exhibitions, events, programs and activities, OMAH inspires creativity and celebrates local history.

OMAH is seeking energetic and creative individuals that have a passion for art and history to join our educational program instructor team. The ideal candidates for these positions will have experience working with children in an educational capacity and have visual arts experience. Instructors are required to teach programs with both gallery and studio components and should be comfortable instructing students of various ages (kindergarten to grade 8). Hours for this position vary and are based on the number of programs booked.


  • Visual arts experience (including experience working with a variety of art mediums)
  • Enrolled in our completed post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field
  • Experience working with children (working with children in an educational capacity an asset)
  • Punctual, adaptable and flexible with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel (some programs are off-site)
  • A valid driver's license and on-going access to a working vehicle
  • Familiarity with area and regional history is an asset
  • First Aid Certification is an asset

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to:
Brianne Gascho
Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 5A9




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Crating and Packing Technicians
Museumpros Art Services Inc.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: August 30, 2018
Start Date:
September 4, 2018

Salary: commensurate with experience
Term: Full-time


Museumpros Art Services Inc

Museumpros Art Services Inc. is Toronto’s premiere art services company providing comprehensive fine art services to artists, galleries, museums, designers and art collectors around the world since 1994.


We require experienced wood workers in our busy fabrication and crating shop. Our established Toronto company serves the art and design community with crate making/packing, framing, pedestals, vitrines and custom fabrication.

  • Crate building & packing of artworks;
  • Fabrication of pedestals / vitrines / casework;
  • Art handling / occasional installation;
  • Shop maintenance;
  • Heavy lifting required.


  • Woodworking courses / training;
  • Relevant work experience;
  • Good math skills and computer proficiency;
  • Customer service experience an asset;
  • Good spoken / written English. 2nd  language an asset;
  • Good listening skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Good problem solving skills;
  • Able to work over-time as required;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record is an asset;
  • Lots of training provided;
  • Fork-lift experience is an asset.


Send resume to Please use "Crating and Packing" in the subject line.




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Full Time Art Logistics Specialists

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

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

Job description:

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

The successful candidates must:

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

Assets to the position:

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

Wage & Benefits:

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

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








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-Toronto, ON-
Executive Director
Art Metropole

Application Deadline: October 9, 2018 by 5pm
Date Posted: August 20, 2018


Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation of artist-initiated publishing in any media, especially those formats predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and distribution of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials, including innovative formats and emergent technologies.

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' collective General Idea as an artist-run centre. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario and a registered charitable organization.


Art Metropole is seeking a motivated, experienced and dedicated individual to lead the organization through a period of transition, as we move to a new space and work to redefine our services to artists and commitment to the distribution and promotion of artist-initiated publishing, in Canada and internationally.

The ideal candidate will have strong interest in artist-run culture and institutional structure, a proven record in management and fundraising, and a desire to actively contribute to the institution’s mandate, history and continued service. As Art Metropole enters this period of research and development, moving locations and shifting its institutional structure, the Executive Director will lead a team of three permanent staff and several contract workers through a multi-phase transition toward a new model of operation.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the governance and administrative skills indispensable to overseeing the day-to-day operations of a public shop and programming space with a strong online presence. The Executive Director will actively research and execute fundraising initiatives and be able to create and maintain strong relationships with private and public partners. The Executive Director will engage in community outreach, sustaining the long-lasting, positive relationships Art Metropole has with artists, collectors, curators and the public. This position promises an ambitious, hard-working individual the opportunity to engage with a sophisticated international art community and to make a significant contribution to contemporary art by leading Art Metropole into the future.

Responsibilities for the Executive Director position include:

  • Administer day-to-day operations and act as the public face of Art Metropole
  • Ensure the maintenance of Art Metropole’s mandate, and carry forward the organization's principles of accessibility, inclusiveness, and criticality.
  • Lead all grant writing and fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations, in coordination with the Board of Directors and staff
  • Oversee financial and administrative operations and planning of the organization, including annual budgets and plans, in collaboration with Director, the Board of Directors, staff, and bookkeeper
  • Oversee the development and control of project budgets and planning for programming, publishing, and travel
  • Develop and submit annual operating, travel, and project grants and other funding applications, and oversee their timely reporting
  • Manage year-end reports and audits, including completing CADAC financial forms
  • Develop and coordinate member and donor rolls and activities, including the planning of annual events, in coordination with the Board of Directors
  • Report to the Board of Directors regarding operations and human resources
  • Support strategic planning and other Board of Directors-led initiatives

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent management and organizational leadership skills
  • At least 5 years in arts management with significant responsibilities, or comparable experience
  • Excellent financial management skills including budgeting and forecasting
  • Successful track record in grant writing in the arts and/or cultural sectors
  • Demonstrated ability in fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations
  • Familiarity with financial management including budgeting, reporting, and cost control
  • Experience with strategic planning and policy development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and non-profit artist-run centres
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with other arts organizations, advocacy groups, and the media
  • Strong partnership-building skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and with diverse constituencies
  • Experience in leading and managing a team of staff and working with a Board of Directors and membership

How to Apply:

Please email a PDF containing your resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee at by 5pm October 9, 2018.

The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

Art Metropole encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, or visible minority, and individuals of diverse genders, abilities and sexual orientations. Art Metropole is committed to employment equity, and to fostering a positive, supportive working environment for all. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated.

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

Contact Info:





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-Vancouver, BC-
Assistant Professor of Visual Art (tenure-track)
University of British Columbia

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver invites applciations for a tenure-track faculty appointment in visual art at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date of employment is as early as July 1, 2019.

The department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice against a strong background of contemporary, art-historical and theoretical concerns. We are particularly interested in individuals with an intensive expanded practice in material, skills-based, experimental and/or emerging fields. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, exhibition, graduate supervision, undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching and service. A demonstrated record of or ptoential for innovative pedagogical approaches is considered an asset.

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • an MFA degree is preferred; however, in exceptional cases, the equivalent combination of education and professional practice may be considered;
  • an active national and international exhibition record or alternatively, a significant contribution to an emerging field of practice;
  • a serious engagement with contemporary art practice, theory and critical discourse;
  • post-secondary teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and the capacity to teach at all levels from foundation courses to graduate-level seminar and studio courses;
  • ability to teach and to lead discussions on contemporary art and critical theory with students across all levels.

As one of Canada's largest and most distinguished universities, UBC has excellent resources for scholarly research adn artistic practice. Our visual art faculty members have wide-ranging theoretical concerns in both conceptual and traditional practice. The visual art program partners with strong art history and curatorial studies programs to provide unique stdio programs for its students, who may pursue a BFA, a BA major or minor in visual art, or an MFA in visual art. We are a prticipant in the Bachelor of Media Studies program. The department is associated with a leading contemporary art gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, and the internationally recognized Museum of Anthropology. We also have a relationship with the Centre for Digital Media.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website: and be prepared the upload the following in the order listed:

  • a letter of application;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including statements of artistic research, and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying the applicants contributions, or potential contributions to diversity and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body;
  • a URL to (and/or a PDF of) visual documentation of current work;
  • a listing of relevant publications and exhibitions, including authored works and reviews;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g. teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi).

Applicants should arrange to have three signed confidential letters of reference submitted via email to:, or by mail to: Professor Dana Claxton, Chair, Visual Art Search Committee, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; University of British Columbia, 400 - 6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada. For more information visit

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religions, martial or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.





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Full Time AZ / DZ Driver

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

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


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


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

Scope of work:

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

Salary: 70,000 +

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:





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-Burnaby, BC-
Woodworking Specialist / Fine Art Technician



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

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

Nature and scope of position:

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

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

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess:

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

Job Type: Full-time

Email Resumes to : with the heading PACART BC OFFICE




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-Ottawa, ON-
Executive Director
Canadian Museums Association

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Posted: August 3, 2018

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package


Reporting to the CMA board of directors, the Executive Director will provide the strategic leadership and public advocacy needed to fulfill the CMA’s mission and vision while embodying its values. The Executive Director will embrace the CMA’s four guiding principles in serving as a champion for the public value of museums and heritage organizations and the numerous citizens that those entities serve. A highly visible individual responsible for advancing the CMA's policy agenda, the Executive Director will cultivate resources, develop relationships, and provide programs that are beneficial to museums and heritage organizations. Working in both official languages, the Executive Director will collaborate with the board of directors, members, staff, and partners.

This individual will travel throughout Canada and internationally, as required, to develop and fulfill the CMA's strategic plan and to sustain the organization as an innovative professional association.


Public Visibility and Advocacy

  • Serve as the spokesperson for the CMA and for museums, delivering the message of their value to the public,
    including policy makers, partners, and the media.
  • Set and attain federal policy and advocacy objectives, in consultation with the CMA board, that advance
    museums and heritage organizations.
  • Cultivate productive working relationships with Canadian Heritage and members of Parliament, especially those
    playing key roles relating to appropriations and priority policy issues.
  • Foster planning and policy collaborations between Canadian Heritage, Provincial Heritage Associations, and
    other national and provincial partners to represent the interests of museums nationally.
  • Exemplify and propagate best practices in cultural advocacy at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.
  • Build alliances with and present to other organizations in the museum and heritage policy arenas that strengthen
    the CMA and provincial and regional associations.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with indigenous peoples and exemplify Truth and Reconciliation
    standards in meeting the museum sector’s far reaching role.
  • Embrace other public visibility and advocacy roles and responsibilities, as needed.

Member Relations and Support

  • Communicate regularly with CMA members and foster high levels of member involvement, satisfaction, and retention.
  • Develop industry research and analytical tools that add value and knowledge to and for the museum sector.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor, resource, mentor, and thought leader for museums, heritage organizations, and their allies.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of significant developments and environmental trends affecting museums.
  • Facilitate consultative decision making and effective policy-driven governance.
  • Promote the benefits of CMA membership to a wide range of urban and rural museums, business partners, museum professionals, and others who support the museum field.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with culturally diverse communities nationally.
  • Embrace other member relations and support roles and responsibilities, as needed.
    Resource Identification and Cultivation
  • Ensure a collaborative relationship with Canadian Heritage in enhancing the public and financial support for the CMA and its members.
  • Develop and diversify the financial resources necessary to fulfill the CMA's strategic plan and ensure future stability and sustainability.
  • Lead fund development efforts that secure memberships, government support, business partnerships, sponsorships, and philanthropic contributions.
  • Cultivate, maintain, and enhance relationships with current and potential contributors.
  • Embrace other resource identification and cultivation roles and responsibilities, as needed

Planning and Management

  • Oversee the CMA's strategic planning and plan fulfillment, including programs and services, communication, evaluation, and operations.
  • Guide, supervise, and evaluate all organizational operations and personnel, delegating such authority as is deemed appropriate to other senior staff.
  • Mentor the staff, maintaining a positive, productive, and collaborative working environment.
  • Oversee and ensure adherence to the CMA's personnel policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  • Ensure that the CMA, as a steward of public and private resources, exemplifies excellence and demonstrates accountability, transparency, and compliance with federal, provincial, and municipal regulations.
  • Embrace other planning and management roles and responsibilities, as needed.


A passionate and knowledgeable advocate for the museum and heritage sector and underlying museological policy, the CMA’s Executive Director will have a well-rounded set of competencies that is distinguishable from others in the field. As a persuasive leader with the ability to set and attain goals, the Executive Director will have a clear focus on the CMA’s role in serving its members and interact with members of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers. With a contagious enthusiasm for the museum and heritage sector and the work of CMA members, the Executive Director will have the leadership capacity to move initiatives forward through the mobilization of numerous stakeholders.

The Executive Director will have superior conceptual thinking capabilities, with the ability to proactively analyze abstract concepts and scenarios and thereafter establish specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time sensitive (SMART) goals and objectives that achieve results. The Executive Director will deeply recognize, respect, and actively promote diversity in all its forms, including with and for indigenous peoples, cultures, and communities.

Genuinely appreciating the geographical, cultural, and ideological differences of a wide array of stakeholders who come from all backgrounds and political parties will be equally important.

An experienced, self-assured, and dynamic leader with extensive knowledge and experience in public policy, the Executive Director will demonstrate exemplary team building capabilities, exceptional management expertise, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humour, and energy. The Executive Director will be politically savvy and forward thinking, with a focus on how museums and heritage organizations best contribute to the progress of society.

Other key competencies include:

  • Leadership and Teamwork – The capacity to organize and motivate others to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.
  • Customer Focus and Diplomacy – The tenacity to commit to customer satisfaction, with a high value on multiple stakeholder needs and the ability to anticipate challenges and develop appropriate solutions, build rapport, and relate well to all kinds of people regardless of cultural background.
  • Interpersonal Skills – The flexibility to communicate persuasively and effectively to individuals and groups of all sizes through presentations, discussions, remarks, and written and verbal communications.
  • Planning and Priority Management – The dexterity to work within established timeframes and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity with policies, procedures, systems, and structures that result in mobilizing resources to achieve significant outcomes.
  • Personal Accountability – The ability to accept responsibility for actions and decisions, inspire others, build trust, and acknowledge responsibility to be accountable for personal actions and professional decisions.


Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree strongly preferred, and a minimum of eight to 10 years of executive experience in relevant association, government, or nonprofit leadership.

Experience in public policy development and a successful advocacy track record at the federal, provincial, or municipal level is required. A deep understanding of and sensitivity to the political environment in which the CMA and its members function is needed. Leading candidates will be bilingual (English/French) Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have broad knowledge of the museum and heritage sector, particularly the public benefits and roles that government agencies and philanthropic support play in advancing positive impacts nationwide.

Please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions
preferred) to:

Bruce D. Thibodeau, DBA
2 Toronto Street, Suite 217
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B5
Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201





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Aga Khan Museum

Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Date Posted: August 7, 2018

Term: Full-time


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.


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.  
Purpose of Position 
Reporting to the Director of Collections and Public Programs (DCPP), the Curator, in his/her role as subject specialist and member of the curatorial team of the CPP (Collections and Public Programs) Division, is responsible for the curation of the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. He/she takes a leading role in the conceptualisation, planning and implementation of feature displays and rotations. The Curator further contributes to the provision of audience-friendly interpretation for all public displays. S/he is expected to produce original research in support of public programs and share knowledge with the public through lectures, workshops, conference contributions as well as both scholarly and popular, collection-related publications, including exhibition catalogues. The Curator shares expertise associated with acquisitions, contemporary art commissions/ residencies and initiates as well as manages the curatorial aspects relating to the loan of works of art between the AKM and other institutions or private collections.
The Curator works closely with the DCPP and departmental colleagues with regard to strategic forward planning and the delivery of public programs, in particular with regard to curatorial collection tours and academic as well as other relevant, educational events for the general public. The Curator is also expected to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with other AKM departments as required, in particular the Development Department. 
As a member of the AKM’s curatorial team and CCP Division, the Curator plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of a genuinely 21stcentury museum in Toronto with a major global role by maintaining and expanding national and international networks and partnerships with relevant curators, scholars and institutions.
Key Responsibilities

Curation of Collections

  • Leading on the conceptualization and realization of permanent gallery interventions, rotations and feature displays.
  • Coordinating, consulting and collaborating with the Collections Management Department on matters relating to the material needs, storage, display and digitization of the collection.
  • Proposing acquisitions and participating in decisions regarding the acquisition of works of art.
  • Based on the AKM research strategy, studying, researching and interpreting works of art in the collections and in temporary exhibitions for a broad audience.
Temporary Exhibitions
  • Conceptualizing and interpreting temporary exhibitions, working closely with the CPP team on all relevant aspects.
  • Fostering productive cooperative relationships with curators and scholars in other art and academic institutions, as well as dealers, collectors, and other individuals relevant to the interests of the Museum in Toronto, Canada and globally.
  • Participating in public educational programs referencing permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Providing intellectually impactful yet accessible and audience-friendly insights for museum visitors, special interest groups and patrons regarding the arts and culture of Muslim civilizations through a variety of public engagement mechanisms.
  • Researching, presenting and publishing academic papers, essays or books regarding or relating to works of art in the collection.
Other Responsibilities
  • Participating in AKM-wide, conceptual and strategic meetings as required.
  • Contributing personal subject expertise at external requests and engaging in personal research, with the prior approval of the line manager.  
  • Acting as a courier for works of art from the AKM when required.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager.


  • A PhD or equivalent experience in Islamic art history. A focus on the Eastern Islamic World is preferred.
  • Significant experience in a museum or academic institution required.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly publications and educational activity in the field of Islamic art.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well to a wide range of publics.
  • Good knowledge of languages, among them English, French, German. Skills in Arabic, Persian or Turkish are required.
  • A strong network of academic colleagues in the field of Islamic art.
  • Exceptional communication skills, oral and written.
  • Flexible, collaborative and results oriented team player
  • Strong work ethics, professional and personal integrity and a team player.
  • Creative and dynamic thinking; results oriented.
  • Expressed interest in the mandate of the Museum.


Please send your cover letter and resume to of applications will commence on September 1, 2018. 

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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-Vancouver, BC-
Chief Development Officer
Vancouver Art Gallery

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Gallery) is the largest public art museum in Western Canada and is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery’s innovative exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world.

Beginning in 1941, the Gallery has celebrated the achievements of indigenous artists. Its exhibitions have contributed significantly to the development of indigenous art history and discourse, extending the artists’ reach geographically and into the future. The Institute of Asian Art was inaugurated in 2014 to recognize the extraordinary artistic achievements of artists with links to Asian countries, especially China, Japan, Korea, and India. In addition, the Gallery’s acclaimed Canadian and international contemporary program showcases works of renowned artists such as Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Liz Magor, Andreas Gursky, Bharti Kher, Takashi Murakami, and Rodney Graham.

The Gallery collaborates with prestigious institutions across the globe, resulting in numerous highly acclaimed historical and contemporary exhibitions, including Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art, The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art, The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, and Claude Monet’s Secret Garden. The Gallery is also committed to presenting projects that explore the diversity of creative expression in design, architecture, fashion, film, and media arts. Exhibitions have included Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, Shigeru Ban, and Cabin Fever.

Over the past decade, the Gallery has experienced unprecedented growth in both its artistic and educational programs, as well as in its organizational capacity. Attendance has nearly tripled to more than 525,000 visitors per year and membership has increased six-fold to 36,000. The permanent collection, which represents the most comprehensive resource for visual culture in British Columbia, numbers nearly 12,000 objects.

Today, the Gallery is at a pivotal moment in its long and distinguished history and is undertaking a transformative campaign to raise $350 million—$200 million from public sources and $150 million from private sources—to build an inspiring 310,000-square-foot museum in the heart of the city. A visionary $50 million initial gift from the Province of British Columbia in 2008 was complemented by the City of Vancouver’s designation of the Larwill Park site to the Gallery in 2013. These critical investments signaled local and provincial commitments to a new Vancouver Art Gallery that would serve as a strong economic catalyst, enhance cultural tourism, and support the creative economy. A formal request for $100 million has also been submitted to the Province of British Columbia so that, together with the Gallery, this project can be prioritized under the federal Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund, which will inspire further philanthropic and private support.

“For many British Columbians, this will be the most important project of their generation—a model of civic leadership when individuals come together to build a major new cultural facility for its people and for generations of children to come.”
-The New Vancouver Art Gallery: A Case for Support

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winners Herzog & de Meuron have designed a lively gathering place for experiencing art and education programs, reflecting the diversity and vitality of the community. Building a cultural legacy for future generations, the new building will have dedicated galleries for displaying the permanent collection, education facilities that meet the growing demand for programs, a resource centre for its library and archives, and a theatre to accommodate lectures, performances, and public dialogue events.

For the past 17 years, Director Kathleen S. Bartels has led the Gallery through this period of unprecedented growth. Under her direction, programming melds a dynamic mix of contemporary and historical exhibitions that exemplify the Gallery's commitment to bring the best of the art world to Vancouver and the best of Vancouver to the world. Currently, the annual operating budget is $19 million—with 41 percent from earned revenue (including admissions, retail, café, rentals, and various programs); 6 percent from membership fees; 6 percent from sponsorship and corporate partners; 20 percent from individual philanthropy (including foundations); 3 percent endowment income; 18 percent from government grants; and 6 percent from special events. The endowment is more than $11 million and donations from the private sector have more than doubled over the past 15 years. The Development Division consists of a team of 15 full-time staff members, whose responsibilities include major gifts, annual fund, grant writing, corporate partnerships, special events, donor research, and database administration. David Calabrigo is Chair of the Gallery’s 23-member board of trustees. Bruce Munro Wright is Chair of the Vancouver Art Gallery Foundation, which manages $3.8 million in investments and is the recipient of endowment income from the Vancouver Foundation, with an investment of an additional $12 million.

As the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, celebrated for its striking natural beauty, easy access to beaches, and great outdoors. The mild climate, ocean, and mountains combine to make Vancouver a year-round playground. Sailing, swimming, windsurfing, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking are all readily accessible, and the spectacular Stanley Park, located in the city’s centre, offers 22 kilometres of pathways for walking, cycling, running, and rollerblading.

The city has become one of North America’s most important gateways to Asia and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America. This diversity contributes to a thriving art, theatre, and music scene. Arts and culture aficionados can enjoy a multitude of events, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver. The city’s midwinter performing arts festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, presents theatre, dance, music, and multimedia performances by Canadian and international artists. The city is also home to more than 50 professional theatre companies that host acclaimed operas, musical performances, and Broadway shows.

Both Condé Nast Traveler and Food and Winemagazine recently named Vancouver as one of the world’s best food cities. Local and exotic fresh ingredients representing tastes that reflect the varied cultures of the area are readily found in many local farmers’ markets and at the Granville Island Public Market. Microbreweries and distilleries dot the city’s diverse neighbourhoods. Vancouver is also home to several professional sports teams, including the three-time Stanley Cup finalists Vancouver Canucks. The BC Lions have played in the Canadian Football League since 1954 and have won the Grey Cup six times.

The education system in British Columbia is ranked first in Canada and is only behind Finland and Japan among peer countries. The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. For students seeking careers in film and television, the Vancouver Film School provides world-class training and hands-on production experience. The city is also a popular filming location.

Sources: Daily Hive;;;

Reporting directly to the Director of the Gallery, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will serve as a key leadership group member and will drive the Gallery's overall capital, endowment, and annual fundraising activities; expand its network of potential donors stewarding those relationships; and increase support from individual and institutional contributors. The CDO will work closely with the Director, board of Trustees, senior staff, volunteers, and campaign leadership to engage in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors and to leverage significant government support that ensures the realization of the Gallery’s mission and strategic goals. The CDO will be responsible for leading the division team, developing strategies, and implementing flexible plans that deepen relationships in all segments of the philanthropic community.

Roles and Responsibilities

Campaign Strategy and Leadership

  • Develop and guide strategic campaign plans with outside counsel, ensuring that the Gallery adheres to long-term capitalization and short-term operational goals.
  • Advise the Director and board to increase their regional and national networking capabilities and to advance the Gallery’s campaign and community engagement goals.
  • Monitor and present regular campaign progress reports to the Director and board and mobilize resources to advance campaign activities.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives in a variety of activities with the community and government partners.
  • Represent the Gallery at a variety of public and private community events, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary liaison to the campaign committee and foundation board.
  • Embrace other campaign strategy and leadership roles, as needed.

 Donor Identification, Research, Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • Plan and orchestrate the implementation of all development activities to increase engagement and generate contributions in collaboration with the Director and the board.
  • Develop existing Gallery relationships and identify potential individual and institutional funders for further cultivation
  • Spearhead a full spectrum of fundraising implementation tools (i.e. personal solicitation, direct mail, online, social media) focused on increasing all sources of program and campaign support.
  • Oversee a robust schedule of fundraising events and activities that grow opportunities for donor engagement.
  • Embrace other donor identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship roles, as needed.

Team Mentorship and Division Operations

  • Ensure that the Gallery's internal culture, technological systems, and procedures support the development division as the foundation of a vibrant organization.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the development function to ensure that all administrative and operational aspects of development are executed at a high level of quality and efficiency.
  • Direct the strategic use of the Raiser’s Edge database and other development communication tools to ensure that development staff utilizes them for communicating donor and prospect contacts, maximizing relationships, and creating timely and accurate reports.
  • Ensure that compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency receipting regulations and required documentation is maintained, and that records are reconciled with the Finance Division.
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor all development staff of the Gallery and shape the staffing of the development function.
  • Set and meet fundraising goals and division budgets for each development program.
  • Embrace other team mentorship and division operations roles, as needed.

Traits and Characteristics
The successful CDO will be a motivated, resourceful, collaborative, and proactive leader with the courage to think big while creatively and resiliently pursuing ambitious goals. Superlative interpersonal and communication skills will be combined with an instinctive nature to articulate compelling messages—verbally and in writing—for transformational support. The CDO will be highly organized and effective in building consensus while having a sense of immediacy in achieving significant fundraising goals. Comfortable balancing both a relationship-oriented and task-focused responsibilities, the CDO will bring an affinity for the Gallery’s mission and a passion to positively impact the organization’s long-term success.

Key competencies for the ideal CDO include:

  • Goal Orientation – The flexibility to establish goals that are inspirational and attainable while building trust and demonstrating the ability to lead, motivate, and organize a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Customer Focus and Diplomacy – The capacity to demonstrate deep appreciation for the diverse views and needs of a multitude of constituents and build rapport with community, political, business, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Prioritization – The dexterity to establish realistic timelines and ascertain top priorities for optimum productivity of development efforts.
  • Teamwork and Project Management – The ability to organize and motivate others to accomplish extraordinary goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.

A bachelor’s degree is required—Certified Fund Raising Executive and master’s degree preferred—and a minimum of seven years of senior nonprofit fundraising experience in an integrated capital, endowment, and annual campaign environment. Significant knowledge of the visual arts, art galleries, museums, or related educational institutions is strongly preferred. Familiarity with provincial, national, and international philanthropists that support major strategic and facility initiatives that transform communities is appreciated. Experience working in a leadership role with boards of trustees, senior management, staff, patrons, and support organizations is needed, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and advanced donor research and customer relationship management systems, are necessary.

Compensation and Benefits
Excellent compensation and benefits include not only basic health insurance provided by the Province of British Columbia but also extended health and dental insurance, life insurance, vacation time, and participation in a retirement matched contribution plan of 5 percent. In addition, Vancouver offers a high-quality work-life balance in a dynamic multicultural city surrounded by stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Applications and Inquiries
Please submit a letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable fundraising and capital campaign accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Bruce D. Thibodeau, DBA
Arts Consulting Group

2 Toronto Street, Suite 217
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B5
Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201


Vancouver Art Gallery is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territory of the Musqueam,
Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh and is respectful of the indigenous stewards of the land it occupies, whose rich cultures

are fundamental to artistic life in Vancouver and to the work of the Gallery. Vancouver Art Gallery is committed to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in reflecting and respecting the local and international community it serves





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