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Artist-in-Residence 2017
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) seeks proposals for creative projects that provide meaningful engagement between youth in priority neighbourhoods and contemporary artists for whom community engagement is central to their practice.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, located at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre site, is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art.

TPP’s Power Youth program, an extension of our mandate, delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 11 to 17 in partnership with St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis and the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club in Regent Park.

There are TWO opportunities, each of which will see one Artist-in-Residence at each clubhouse, conducting a 15-week session facilitating the conception to creation of original artworks. These sessions must be aligned with Power Youth program goals and the core values of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.


  • Over the course of the 15 two hour sessions, conducted January to May 2017, each Artist-in-Residence will lead youth in facilitating the conception to creation of original artworks related to their lives and interests, while also making connections with TPP’s Winter 2017 Exhibitions.
  • The programs will culminate in the Power Youth Spring Exhibition, which will showcase artworks from the entire year (Fall 2016 and Winter 2017) by youth.
  • This educational residency does not provide personal studio space.
  • For more information please check these links

*Instagram: @poweryouthto


  • Design and implement a 15-week session in your discipline while connecting to current exhibitions at TPP.
  • Provide leadership/mentorship for, individualized guidance to, and support for youth.
  • Work closely with the Power Youth Coordinator to design a week-to-week timeline and lead the program each week.
  • Assist and participate in leading a youth tour of TPP’s current exhibitions (week 5 or 6)


  • Artists-in-Residence will each receive an honorarium of $5,000


  • Have a good knowledge of contemporary art, art education and community engagement practices
  • Experienced as a teaching artist in a classroom/community setting
  • Able to articulate critical thinking and other creative processes in the arts
  • Excellent communicators with strong verbal, written,a nd interpersonal skills
  • Working artists with a strong body of work

All applicants must submit the following items by 28 October 2016 at 5pm.

  • Cover letter, CV and three professional references
  • Artist bio (150 words)
  • A sample proposal (1 page maximum): Please describe a possible project that makes connections to an upcoming solo exhibition featuring First Nations artist, Maria Hupfield (
  • 10-20 images (.jpg format) of your artwork and/or past workshops OR a website link with images

Please submit application materials by email with subject “Power Youth Artist-in-Residence 2017” and with attachments (.doc or .pdf) to:

            Elyse Rodgers
            Power Youth Coorinator

The Power Plant appreciates the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


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Marketing Manager
Station Gallery

Marketing Manager
Application deadline: Friday, October 21, 2016
Wage: $42,500/year
Type:  This position is a FTE 37.5 hours / week. A flexible work schedule to include evening and weekend work is required.
About Station Gallery:
Station Gallery is a non-profit public art gallery located in Whitby, ON offering art classes for all ages and abilities, engaging exhibitions, family art days and fun community events. We're open seven days a week and it's always free to visit thanks to our donors and supporters.
Our Mission
Unleash the power of arts and culture to educate, connect and inspire our diverse communities in meaningful and compelling ways.

Our Vision
Arts and culture flourish in Durham Region and are recognized as being at the heart of our thriving communities.
Purpose of the position:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Marketing Manager acts as a bridge between internal and external stakeholders, building authentic and diverse community conversations and relationships that fuel resources. This role navigates the intersection of digital, social and traditional public relations, marketing & communications channels.
Key responsibilities:
Communications Planning

  • Develop and oversee a communications management strategy, ensuring organizational alignment and clear linkages to the Strategic Plan and Annual Fundraising Plan.
  • Foster internal communication and spark external dialogue that reaches out to those who were previously unreachable or unable to get involved.
  • Monitor activities in the art sector, leveraging intelligence for audience development.
  • Ensure brand consistency and style.

Social Media

  • Be the voice of SG. Create interesting and appealing visual and written content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Build social media engagement. Monitor accounts, respond to questions/comments and conduct ongoing measurement.
  • Maintain strong relations with other galleries online to share information and build relationships.

Print Content Creation

  • Create print materials such as: seasonal member newsletter, advertisements, postcards, brochures and other marketing materials using Adobe CS.
  • Coordinate creative process for direct mail campaigns.
  • Enhance awareness of SG - craft strategic, forward-thinking communications materials that create a tight web of raving fans.

Digital Content Creation

  • Develop visuals for the website, social media and email marketing.
  • Maintain the website and make updates as required.
  • Craft engaging blog posts.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field of study with a minimum of 2 years' experience.
  • Sound knowledge of current communications and marketing trends.
  • Experience in graphic design for print and web (Adobe CS)
  • WordPress and web management (HTML/CSS) experience
  • Superior writing, copy editing and communication skills
  • Experience with email marketing (MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office and knowledge of database systems.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Press Style an asset.
  • Experience in photography/videography an asset.

Extra information:
Please send your cover letter and resume to quoting Marketing Manager by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st, 2016.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Station Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive recruitment and selection processes and work environments. The selection process may include assessment methods to further determine a candidate’s knowledge and skills for the position. Please advise Station Gallery of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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Educational Program Coordinator (Part Time)
Varley Art Gallery

Job Summary: Reporting to the Gallery Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating exhibition animation and school/education based programs in accordance with curriculum requirements including the development of core program deliverables as per grade level requirements, the marketing of educational/school based Art Programs within Markham and the development of outreach programs within the school community to increase the awareness of the history of Canadian art and the practice of contemporary Art in Canada. 

Key responsibilities include (but not limited to): 

  • Meets with school Administrators within Markham to promote Gallery exhibitions, special collections and the works of Canadian artists and their contributions to the cultural mosaic of the City of Markham. Develops linkages and themes with the curriculum requirements at various grades levels. Partners with school Administrators and Educators to identify the needs of each school and the themes as per the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum guidelines. Animates all Gallery exhibitions.
  • Plans, co-ordinates and schedules workshops, special art programs and lectures based on programming needs as identified by School Administrators and Educators.
  • Meets with Public Program Coordinator, Curator and Gallery Manager to review Varley exhibition themes and content and determine the focus of educational and curriculum based programs and exhibition animation.
  • Oversees research for Educational Program development and exhibition and gallery animation. Reviews and/or modifies interdisciplinary school programming relevant to curriculum, Gallery Strategic Plan and customer expectations. 
  • Develops programming for special themes and school outreach programmes.
  • Working with the Curator and other Gallery staff as required, plans, co-ordinates and schedules events that animate Gallery exhibitions for the public. 
  • Co-ordinates as required with Gallery Communications Assistant, Communications department and/or external publishers, brochures that market educational/school-based programs and the content for the Recreation and Culture Guide, advertising, signage and promotional materials.
  • Provides content regarding events, programs, exhibitions and other Gallery related content for the Varley Gallery website
  • Assists with marketing and advertising decisions related to school programming and Gallery animation promotion.
  • Oversees and coordinates the training of art instructors, Gallery staff, docents and other volunteers on the content of Gallery exhibitions to ensure excellent public tours and to develop curriculum-based educational programming.
  • Meets with Educational Program Instructors to identify their needs with respect to basic art supplies. Maintains inventory of supplies for the Educational Program 
  • Purchases and transports equipment and supplies to on-site and off-site locations.
  • Ensures that each Educational Program Instructor has an updated class list, course supplies, first aid supplies, evaluation forms, and cancellation notices.
  • Supervises and visits programs on a regular basis to ensure quality program delivery and obtains feedback from School Administrators and Educators on the quality and content of programs delivered.
  • Oversees the Wallace Joyce Award Program including promotion to high schools and award jurying.
  • Oversees other events as required (e.g. corporate team-building; adult birthday parties; Culture Department activities at the Varley, Art Ssocial).


  • Post-secondary degree in, Anthropology, Fine Art or Art History, or Education Studies.
  • At least five years previous experience developing programming, teaching and leading children and/or adults in informal educational experiences in a Gallery or Museum context.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’
  • Certification and/or demonstrated expertise in a specialized technical skill area as indicated by Art Gallery/Museum Guidelines.
  • Drivers License required.

The City of Markham is committeed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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

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

For more information and to apply online by October 28, 2016, please visit our website at

We are committed to inclusive employment practices.


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Art Gallery of Northumberland

The Art Gallery of Northumberland is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to spearhead its growth in the coming decade. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for the overall management of the Gallery, and its curatorial and artistic direction.

As an active leader, you will have a proven record of success in fundraising, people and financial management in a not-for-profit visual arts organization. This is a full time position. Salary Range: $45,000.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Gallery's mission and goals in conjunction with the Board of Directors
  • Hire, lead, train and evaluate part-time Gallery staff
  • Oversee the activities of volunteers and other professionals - curators, educators, etc.
  • Develop an Annual Business Plan and Budget and maintain a balanced budget through realistic budget-setting and expense management
  • Identify and pursue all appropriate revenue sources including government grants, fundraising campaigns and events, exhibition and program grants, corporate sponsorships and donor relations
  • Oversee and participate in all marketing programs and corporate branding. Represent the Gallery and its programs to all forms of media and the general public to enhance the Gallery's image
  • Design, develop, and oversee implementation of engaging and accessible exhibitions programming
  • Manage and enhance the Gallery's Permanent Collection through acquisitions, exhibitions, and programming
  • Conduct research on the Permanent Collection and present donated work and possible acquisitions to the Collections committee and the Board of Directors
  • Manage the facility and web-based technologies to enhance productivity, ensure strong customer service and build an interactive and engaging visitor experience both on site and via the web and other interactive applications
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board and support the Board and Executive Committee meeting processes

Skills & Requirements:

  • Honours Degree in Art History and/or Arts Management and Business Education
  • Master's Degree in Curatorial Practices and/or curatorial experience
  • 5-plus years of leadership experience preferably in a public art galleries/museum context
  • Successful track record securing funding from all levels of government and private foundations
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, artists, volunteers and the public
  • Track record of excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and fiscal management
  • Excellent computer knowledge including database, social media, and spreadsheet management

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via email to by October 26, 2016. No phone calls please.


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Curator of Public Programs
Museum London

Museum London seeks a Curator of Public Programs. The successful candidate will be an imaginative individual with an established record of teaching and public engagement in a Museum and Art Gallery environment.

Working under the direction of the Head of Exhibitions and Collections, the Curator of Public Programs researches, originates, and develops programs for the Museum’s diverse audiences. This position works closely with Museum staff, volunteers, institutional partners, and community groups to develop and coordinate adult, youth, and children’s programming at Museum London.


  1. Designs, implements, and evaluates a wide range of programming for traditional and new audiences, including lectures, classes, workshops, performances, and other forms of public engagement and interpretation, in relation to the Museum’s activities.
  2. Conducts research and analysis of statistics related to adult, youth and children’s programming, and recommends changes to the format and design of program offerings.
  3. Develops and analyzes strategies that strengthens Museum London's function as a vital place for local and regional communities, and produces new programming initiatives that respond to the changing demographics of London and the region.  
  4. Fosters programming partnerships and collaborations with a variety of related educational and cultural institutions and community organizations. 
  5. Recruits and hires instructors and monitors for the Museum’s various camps and classes.
  6. Negotiates and administers service contracts with speakers, instructors, and other content providers; and prepares all necessary contracts, purchase orders, and invoice requisitions.
  7. Responsible for the development and tracking the Museum’s public programming budgets.
  8. Actively participates in Museum London teams and groups as required and maintains effective communication with related departments.
  9. Acts as the Museum’s principle liaison with the Museum Underground committee.
  10. Maintains awareness of current issues and trends in fields related to public programming, including adult education, museology, art history and history, and maintains ongoing knowledge of the Museum’s permanent collections.
  11. Responsible for the Museum's audio-visual needs, as they pertain to programming.
  12. Performs other related duties as required.


Master of Arts degree in art education, art history, history, or other related disciplines and a minimum of five years curatorial experience. The incumbent should have a thorough knowledge of Canadian art history, material culture, and current critical issues in contemporary art; as well as possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of and compliance with Museum London policies and procedures and the safety rules and laws prescribed the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations of Ontario as outlined in Section 28 (1) and (2) of the Act.


Basic knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and audio-visual equipment is required. Preference will be given to candidates with supervisory experience, first aid and High Five certification.     

Applicants should have a successful history of grant writing and possess excellent budgeting, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. The candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, be able to multi-task and play a leadership role on multiple projects. A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of museum management, interpretation and education, and an ability to meet deadlines are requirements for the position.


This position is part of the CUPE bargaining unit. It is a thirty-five hour workweek from Monday to Friday. Given the nature of the position, evening and weekend work is occasionally required.

Benefits are outlined in the Collective Agreement.

Museum London is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2016 to:

Brian Meehan, Executive Director
Museum London
421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario N6A 5H4
Re: Curator of Public Programs
T: (519) 661-0333
F: (519) 661-2559


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Internship in Textile Conservation & Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

2017 Isabel Bader Graduate Internship in Textile Conservation and Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Master of Art Conservation Program
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


We are seeking applications from candidates for the 2017 Isabel Bader Graduate Internship in Textile Conservation and Research. This program supports the study, care and treatment of Canadian historical costume and textiles, through the generous support of Dr. Isabel Bader. The Internship links two unique resources at Queen’s University: the textile collection, including the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Master of Art Conservation Program, Canada’s only graduate degree in conservation theory and treatment.


The Internship offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to further their knowledge and experience in the area of textile conservation and/or costume history. The Intern will assist the Isabel Bader Fellow in Textile Conservation and Research in researching the textile collection at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, as well as undertake condition reports, mount-making, conservation treatments and/or storage design as needed in relation to the Fellow’s research project. The Intern will also have access to the well-equipped textile laboratory in the Master of Art Conservation Program and opportunities to engage and share expertise with the students through lectures, seminars and/or workshops.


One $12,000 Internship is awarded for a four-month residency at Queen’s University. The Internship begins 3 January 2017. The Intern is responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements.


Recent graduates of conservation training programs are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following, in Word or PDF format, to

  • Letter of application outlining training and experience in textile conservation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of support from two referees

28 October 2016

For more information see

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Fellowship in Textile Conservation & Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

2017 Isabel Bader Fellowship in Textile Conservation and Research
Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Master of Art Conservation Program
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


We are seeking research proposals from candidates for the 2017 Isabel Bader Fellowship in Textile Conservation and Research. This program supports the study, care and treatment of Canadian historical costume and textiles, through the generous support of Dr. Isabel Bader. The Fellowship links two unique resources at Queen’s University: the textile collection, including the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and the Master of Art Conservation Program, Canada’s only graduate degree in conservation theory and treatment.


The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a research project, defined by the candidate, in textile conservation and/or costume history, using the textile collection at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The Fellow will supervise the Isabel Bader Graduate Intern in Textile Conservation and Research, who will assist in the research and treatment of select objects. The Fellow will also have access to the well-equipped textile laboratory in the Master of Art Conservation Program and will be expected to engage and share expertise with the students through lectures, seminars and/or workshops.


One $16,000 Fellowship is awarded for a four-month residency at Queen’s University (plus up to $2,000 for research expenses). The Fellowship begins 3 January 2017. The Fellow is responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements.


Experienced conservators and textile specialists are encouraged to apply. Please submit the following, in Word or PDF format, to

  • Cover letter, including name, contact information and project summary (maximum 150 words)
  • Detailed research proposal, including objectives and methodology, use of the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress/textile collections at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, schedule of work, projected outcomes and plans for dissemination of research (maximum 5 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of support from two professional referees

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Alicia Boutilier (, Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Amandina Anastassiades (, Assistant Professor, Artifacts Treatment, Master of Art Conservation Program, in advance of the closing date to discuss their research interests.

28 October 2016

For more information see


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Gallery Educator
Ottawa Art Gallery


The Ottawa Art Gallery is launching a call for applications in order to create a bank of casual employees who will support occasional Gallery needs, helping to respond to school group reservations and other programming initiatives.


The gallery educator will, under the direction of the education coordinator, conduct various research projects that synthesize, integrate and transmit information on exhibition-related artists and artworks. He or she must also create hands-on group workshops that connect with artists or works displayed in the exhibition.

  • Conduct research on artists and/or exhibitions presented at the gallery.
  • Research, expand on and adapt an animation method that accounts for the length of the visit and the intended audience.
  • Lead interactive tours.
  • Facilitate hands-on workshops and make links between the workshop and the techniques or themes of the exhibition.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities, knowledge and experience:

  • A university degree in visual arts or other related field.
  • Two years’ experience in a museum context dealing with front-line tasks and working with the public or related experience
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary art.
  • Familiarity with the OAG collection is an asset.
  • Excellent command of French and English.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to be courteous at all times and under all circumstances.
  • Be outgoing.
  • Be dynamic, proactive and cheerful.
  • Be punctual.

WAGE CONDITIONS: Casual, on-call position
$13-$15.50 per hour, contingent on experience and studies completed.

Please note that selected candidates will be required to provide a recent and valid police background check from the Ottawa Police Service.

Please send your cover letter and CV to:

The Ottawa Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Executive Assistant, CEO and Director
Museum of Contemporary_Art_Toronto

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Employment Type: Full-Time


On May 2, 2017, Toronto will be opening a new museum devoted to the art of the XXIst century, named the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada. This is a new step for MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art), the art centre formerly located on Queen Street West for 10 years (2005-2015).

Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant to the CEO and Director will administer the executive office by providing administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Directors. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the CEO’s office. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual with a passion for contemporary art to become part of the Museum’s growing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set CEO’s schedule, including meetings with staff, board members and committees, prospect and governance events, and outside professional relations commitments.
  • Review daily correspondence, including emails; prioritize correspondence for CEO’s review and attention; provide follow-up as needed.
  • Lead the preparation, proofreading and editing of all correspondence issued by the CEO, as well as that submitted by other departments for CEO’s signature.
  • Track CEO expenses and prepare expense reports for Board approval; book CEO travel and assist with travel planning.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the CEO and Board members as it relates to the administration of Board governance issues.
  • Coordinate Board and Committee meetings, including preparing meeting minutes, packages, and correspondence.
  • Manage Board and Committee lists, contact information and reports, and maintain and update Board and MOCA files and archives.
  • Assist with various Board-related activities.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the CEO.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; certificate in arts administration or a related field is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience providing administrative support to a senior executive.
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
  • Professional demeanour and ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity in non-profit administration desirable.
  • Interest in/knowledge of the visual arts.
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format
We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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

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AZ Driver (Full-Time)

Salary: Between $50,000 to $70,000
Job Type: Full-time

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


  • Must be able to work flexible hours
  • Valid AZ class Ontario driver’s license
  • Supply a current CVOR or drivers abstract
  • Possess a valid AZ class license, valid passport or PR card and be able to travel in the USA when required.
  • Average physical health (position involves bending and lifting)
  • Must be bondable
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug testing screening and participate in a 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
  • Computer literacy

Scope of Work:

  • Long 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

Required experience:
Minimum: 3 years
Required license or certification: AZ

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Call for Volunteer Docents
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is seeking motivated individuals to serve as Volunteer Docents. The ideal candidate is people-oriented and enthusiastic about introducing school groups and adults to Canadian art and the McMichael Collection.

What does a docent do?
McMichael Docents and Educators provided tours for more than 30,000 students and adult visitors in the 2015/16 school year.  Our teaching philosophy emphasizes an interactive approach, encouraging an exchange between the visitor and the Docent/ Educator. Tours provide exciting opportunities to view a variety of Special Exhibitions at the McMichael, as well as the Permanent Collection, including The Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as artwork by Indigenous and Inuit artists.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has two Docent groups:

School Programs Docents are responsible for conducting tours for school groups. These tours are highly interactive and include hands-on activities. Docents may choose also to be involved in facilitating studio programs led by McMichael Educators. School programs run from September-June, with the exception of school holidays. School program Docents are required to attend group meetings every third Monday, and to provide five hours per week of availability for tours.

Gallery Tour Docents are responsible for giving Permanent Collection and Special Exhibition tours to adult and special interest groups, primarily on weekends.  Gallery Tour Docents are required to attend group meetings every third Saturday from September-June, and to provide 8 hours of weekend availability per month.

What type of training does a docent receive?
Before starting to tour, Docents are required to attend Provisional Docent training sessions, which are scheduled between January-April. These sessions introduce Docents to the McMichael Permanent Collection, as well as touring techniques, approaches and methods that will engage visitors. During this training period, Docents also shadow experienced Docents/Educators and complete assigned reading associated with the exhibitions. The learning continues even after training is complete, as Docents take part in group meetings that function as ongoing training sessions. These meetings touch on art history, art criticism, aesthetics and art-making, as well as strategies for leading an effective and enjoyable tour. 

After completing their training, docents work independently. They are expected to be reliable, prepared and well-versed in the material they will be covering in their tour. Acting as a Docent requires a training, preparation and commitment, and applicants should be prepared for the time commitment involved.

If you are interested in becoming a Docent at the McMichael, please complete a Volunteer application form via and forward with
your resume electronically or via hard copy to Human Resources:

Questions? Call 905-893-1121 x2224

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Communications & Design Coordinator
Tangled Art + Disability

Communications & Design Coordinator
Tangled Art + Disability
October 2016
Part-time (3.5 days/week)
$32,000 Salary
One-year contract with potential for renewal
Some evening and weekend work is required

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support disability-identified artists, to cultivate disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities. Through this work, we aim to create a new standard of excellence in the arts by prioritizing inclusivity through accessible curatorial, programming, and art making practices.

Tangled is inviting applications for the position of Communications & Design Coordinator. Working with the organization’s management and curatorial staff, the Communications & Design Coordinator will be responsible for designing and executing the communications and marketing program for all Tangled activities and events including Tangled Art Gallery programming. This position will play a vital role in growing the Tangled audience at the local and national levels during a period of significant growth and interest in disability arts.

The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and a talent for effective interpersonal communication with a variety of groups including media, internal staff, partner organizations, artists, audiences, volunteers and people with a variety of access needs. Graphic design skills, an interest in writing, and an understanding of the disability arts sector are a must.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Design and implement Tangled’s marketing and public relations program within established budgets.
  2. Manage and oversee the writing, design, production and distribution of internal and external communications including newsletters, program flyers, print advertising, social media accounts and electronic communications.
  3. Collaborate with Tangled staff and contracted design studio to develop the messaging, design and production of Tangled marketing campaign, branding style guide and writing guide.
  4. Collaborate on new departmental procedures and design templates.
  5. Manage a proactive media relations program; expand/update media contacts in database; write press releases; pitch stories, coordinate interviews with the press and answer inquiries.
  6. Manage, maintain and update the Tangled website and digital archive.
  7. Design and schedule social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram;
  8. Live social media reporting during events and programs;
  9. Liaise with external editors/graphic designers on large design projects (ex: annual report)
  10. Collect, document and analyze artist and audience feedback through surveys and interviews.


  • Superior communications skills, experience in media relations and comfort dealing with the press;
  • Significant writing experience, as well as proofreading experience and a strong attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with the local and/or national disability arts scene;
  • Knowledge of major local and Canadian cultural news outlets;
  • High level of competence with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator);
  • Superior design sense and a strong understanding of print and electronic production;
  • Experience with HTML, website editing software, wordpress;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Production experience in other media (photo, audio, video).

Tangled Art + Disability is committed to encouraging opportunities for people with disabilities to work in leadership positions in the arts and culture sector. We will make every possible accommodation within our means to ensure that this position is available to people with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities are prioritized. Interested candidates are invited to send a current resume and a brief letter of interest to

DEADLINE for applications: October 26, 2016. Please no phone calls. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications via email. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by October 28, 2016. Interviews will be held November 1 & 2, 2016.

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Call for Docents, Interns, and Volunteers
Museums of Mississauga

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

The Museums of Mississauga are looking for great Volunteers for new positions. 

Sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc., the successful candidates will be eligible to receive transit to and from the Museums as well as specialized training in Visitor Services and Museums specific opportunities.

The goals of the Volunteer program at The Museums of Mississauga:

  • to provide exposure to the inner workings of museums and share professional practices
  • to promote an awareness of museum and cultural careers
  • to offer experiences not typically available through an academic setting
  • to create a multi-layered learning experience for participants
  • to offer hands-on, team focused learning environment

Interested candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in visual culture, history, art and design
  • A desire to learn the inner workings of a heritage house and exhibition museum

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • assisting with exhibition installations
  • assisting with exhibition and education tours
  • providing visitor services
  • Working with collections – research, data entry, artifact cataloguing
  • working with artists, writers and cultural producers

The Museums of Mississauga has a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equality and diversity, and proven ability to work effectively and collegially with diverse populations. As an equity employer, we encourage applications from women, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.

Volunteer with Museums!

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to support the work of the Museums of Mississauga. The opportunities will expand your knowledge and skills. If you are looking for community service hours, a service project for your organization, an internship, or simply an opportunity to support a cultural institution in your community we are looking for people like you! Whether your interest is a short term placement or an extended commitment, the Museums look forward to meeting you and discussing your options for volunteering.  You will find a rewarding, warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Museums.  This is an opportunity to network with professionals, learn about history and become a part of a unique cultural community of Mississauga.
See below to learn about how to get involved in our Vision

General Requirements

  • Resident of Mississauga or GTA aged 16 or above.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English, other languages will be an asset
  • Desire to interact with people of all ages sharing your passion for culture
  • An open and enthusiastic interest in sharing Museums, heritage and contemporary ideas.
  • Docent program - a strong knowledge and experience base in the fields of history, heritage and culture or other related fields.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Events - Commit to 3 Museum events within a year or 40 hours with a successful application process and letter of agreement for Event Assistant - Community Voices.
    • Docents and Ambassadors - Commit to the one Year (1 year) program with a successful application process and a letter of agreement.  Also eligible for transit sponsored by Suncor Energy Inc. as a part of this program.
  • Available for Assignments from Monday to Friday or Sunday.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Working experience and professionalism development
  • Free admission to the Museums of Mississauga.
  • Free subscription to the Museum's latest promotional materials
  • 10%-15% discount in the Museum's themed Maple gift shop Feb. – Apr. (exceptions apply)
  • Attend Ontario Association of Art Galleries workshops with a Volunteer discount
  • Volunteer training, seminars and workshops
  • Volunteer training on customer service and visitor experience

Enquiries: Please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


The recruitment of volunteers for the Museums of Mississauga Docent Program is ongoing for 2016-2017.

The Docent Program is ideal for those seeking work experience and learning through the Museums of Mississauga.  Docents may be eligible for transportation cost covered by Funding from the Suncor Corporation.

The goal of the program is to create a community of enthusiastic learners for education support, engagement platforms and other upcoming new programs at the Museums of Mississauga. Docents are encouraged to bring their specialized skillset to the Museums of Mississauga; their opinions and suggestions will be valued during the learning experience. The Docents are open to explore a variety of ways to lead visitors through special exhibitions and work with staff in development of concepts and tours. After completion of the training, Docents may choose to specialize in giving exhibition tours or workshops to a particular audience group – the general public, school groups, seniors, artists or people with disabilities.

Docents are guides, teachers, and are enthusiasts about history, heritage, art, culture and sharing knowledge with others.  The Docent will be the link between the Museum and the public.  Docents research, prepare and present projects related to education and exhibitions.  They enrich the visitor’s museum experience, engage personal interests and develop cultural appreciation in all forms with our audience. 

A docent is very important and highly valued at the Museums of Mississauga, helping visitors learn about the history of Mississauga and to engage in conversations about Living Heritage in new exciting ways.  Currently, the Museums have a Collection of over 11,000 artifacts including, furniture, paintings, period clothing, jewelry and household items from the early 1800’s through to the modern era.

The Museums asks the docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  In return we offer:

  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff and culture division staff
  • Develop and expand your public speaking skills with training and learning opportunities
  • Broaden your knowledge of history, heritage, art and cultural in many forms
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public
  • Working in a warm, open and energetic atmosphere
  • An honorarium may be offered at the end of the docent program for exemplary candidates

Museums Docent Position Description

Job Title:                     Museums of Mississauga Docent
Staff Coordinator:       Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator


To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by assisting in special exhibition tours,  curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description:

Docents assist with guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the docent encourages visitors to explore the Anchorage – a repurposed Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner,  his house the Anchorage, the Harris family of Benares and material relevant to current exhibitions. Docents assist in the development of exhibitions, curatorial projects and programs and conduct special activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities

Docents complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in leading groups. Docents greeting visitors, assist with leading tours and programs and provide feedback of visitor experiences.

Docents must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits:

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise all docents. Docents will acquire teaching skills, gain understanding of the purpose and the Museums and have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Docents may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 15% discount. Docents will be entitled to free admission to the Museums with up to 3 accompanying adults.


The recruitment of volunteer Museums of Mississauga Ambassadors is ongoing for the 2016-2017 seasons.

Ambassador Programme| Community Engagement

This is great for youth who are in need of Community Service volunteer hours. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the Museums in your community. Participate at our special events, share information about our projects at community events across the city, distribute flyers at special locations in the city plus bring your ideas to the Museums and become part of a team.  If you enjoy the outlook of this position, give us a call! 

Ambassador Programme – Visitor Services

The Museums of Mississauga places Ambassadors in the visitor services area on the weekends, weekday afternoons and evenings. The main thrust of this important position is to encourage guests to learn about the special exhibitions, the historic houses and the City of Mississauga as a whole. The Ambassador is also responsible for collaboratively interpreting & supervising the exhibition spaces to answer questions and ensure preservation of art and objects on display. In addition, the Ambassador will open conversation with viewers about membership benefits with the Friends of the Museums of Mississauga and light administrative duties.  A perfect opportunity for those who are interested in getting a foot in the door for other opportunities.

Ambassador Programme -Event Assistants

Provide support to the Community Programming Events Team and Special Projects Events:
Event Assistants will be asked to assist with event related activities,  assist with event set-up and clean-up, including museum closing procedures, demonstrated ability to follow directions, comfortable working alone and in a team meeting.  The applicants will gain experience in working at Community Based Historic House and sites
Experience or interest in cultural production, events, museums and historic conservation.

Museums Ambassador Position Description

Job Title: 
Museums of Mississauga Ambassador
Staff Coordinator:  Community Programs Supervisor | Volunteer Co-ordinator


To advance the mandate of the Museums of Mississauga by conducting special exhibition tours, assisting in curated events and educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families).

Job Description

Ambassadors conduct guided tours of the special exhibitions at the Museums of Mississauga for groups of students and adults. Utilizing the techniques of dialogue and inquiry, role play and storytelling, the ambassador encourages students to explore the Anchorage – a contemporary Historic House and the Benares Visitor Centre. The programs may explore topics such as the history of Captain Skynner and the Anchorage, the Harris family, and material relevant to current exhibitions. Ambassadors assist in the visitor services department, conduct special education activities for students, adults and families.

Activities and Responsibilities

Ambassadors complete an Introductory Training Course, study selected readings and accompany other docents on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in welcoming groups to the Museums. Ambassadors conduct programs by greeting visitors and leading the visitors to Docents & Interpreters. He/she is involved in the evaluation of the welcome greetings and the front-line staff programs.


Ambassadors must be enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to learn. They should have an interest in working with people, especially students, and be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museums. Experience or education in history, political science, art, or teaching can be helpful, although not required.

Supervision, Training and Benefits

The Community Program Supervisor & Volunteer Coordinator will train and supervise.  Ambassadors will acquire teaching skills, gain an understanding of the purpose and activities of a Historic House and Museums, have access to resource publications, lesson plans, exhibit guides and background materials on the Museums, Historic Houses and exhibits. Ambassadors may purchase Museum Gift Store items at a 10% discount. Ambassadors may also gain free admission to the museum for up to 2 adults when accompanying the adults.


Course Credit with University or College Co-op Education Program

The experience is fast paced and requires thinking on your feet! It is an opportunity to learn about our mission, gain practical and theoretical training, while contemplating the role of a municipal heritage house and the function of Museums of Mississauga.

You will work closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff in the planning of exhibitions, writing or editing of texts and publications, database and inventory management, as well as working with the Museum of Mississauga’s permanent collection. Internship projects are based on current gallery needs. The Internship will allow the student to relate critical theory to professional practice. The Museums Internship are for Course Credit with an University, College or with a Co-Op High School Education Program.

For enquiries, please contact The Museums Volunteer Coordinator at 905-615-4860 ext. 2110 | (Mondays to Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm) 

Please place in the subject line: Intern Position

Volunteer Application Form | How it works!

Email your resume in Word or PDF format to with the subject: Volunteer Application | Your Name | Type of Volunteer Programme

  • Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Applicants will be asked for an interview with the Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • All positions require a letter of agreement and time commitment to the training to be signed.
  • Commitment of Time
    • Ambassador Program - commit to a 3 Museum events and/or a minimum of 40 hours
    • Docents and Ambassadors that commit to the one Year (1 year) programme will be asked to sign a letter of agreement, and may receive transit costs paid for by Suncor Corporation Volunteer Sponsorship Program, if applicable.
    • Intern:  Dependant on the Education Program requirements

For more information or to apply for a volunteer position, please contact:

Community Programs Supervisor
Kelly Kubik
905-615-4860 x 2111

Operations Assistant | Volunteer Coordinator
Stas Guzar
905-615-4860 x 2110

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Executive Director
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Who are we?

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest galleries in Western Canada. The Mission of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is “Building and Sharing the Art Experience”, by challenging assumptions and understandings around what constitutes art in a stimulating environment. The AGGP does this by providing patrons the opportunity to view art that may be visually, intellectually and emotionally challenging in a Class ‘A’ state of the art facility. Building on recent growth, the AGGP continues the dialogue between regional, national and international perspectives to offer Western Canada a world class art experience.

Whom do we seek?

The Executive Director (ED) reports to an elected Board of Directors.   The ED will develop, implement, oversee, and administer all aspects of Gallery operations. They will be responsible for setting the tone and vision of the AGGP and maintaining and developing its financial stability and growth.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in arts administration, and knowledgeable about current trends in the field.


Oversees day to day operation of the gallery, providing effective delegation to proven individuals in the following areas:

  • Educational programming
  • Communication and promotion of gallery
  • Exhibitions
  • Permanent collection


  • Financial reporting on a regular basis to the board
  • Grant applications
  • Pursue new/innovative sources of funding
  • Develop annual budget with board finance committee
  • Manage and direct appropriate fundraising


Community relations and advocacy

  • Build and establish relationships with the regional and local art community
  • Build and establish relationships with funding community
  • Adept at identifying and engaging regional and local community interest and needs in the development of new programming and initiatives
  • Aware of the current social /cultural makeup of community and its place in larger context


  • Provide curatorial direction and support
  • Develop medium /long term vision and exhibition schedule
  • Demonstrate ability to network and engage community at all levels
  • Works closely with and oversees events to augment programming (i.e. artist talks)


  • Develop and oversee fundraising plan
  • Solicit and manage grants
  • Maintain and build donor relationships
  • Pursue additional income opportunities

Skills Required:

The AGGP is seeking a unique, dynamic individual. The preferred candidate will have a background working with a non-profit organization, arts organization, or gallery; management level is preferred. Fundraising and financial oversight experience is desirable.  A post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline at the Master’s level would be an asset.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, resourceful and collaborative approaches to problem solving, strong aesthetic sensibilities, and the ability to manage details without losing sight of the big picture are key to the success of this visible, high-energy role.
A combination of education and experience would be considered for this position.

Salary commensurate with experience.

References, including ones from your most recent position, must be included with your application.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Kendra Davis, Chair of the Board of Directors by email to

Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

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Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Vancouver (MOV)


The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) (formerly the Vancouver Museum) is the largest civic museum in Canada and the oldest in Vancouver. The museum was founded in 1894 and today creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage conversations about what was, is, and can be in Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories from the early 1900s to the late 1970s and are complemented by contemporary, ground-breaking feature exhibits.

Led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nancy Noble, the Museum underwent a re-branding and re-visioning in 2009 and became the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The vision moved the museum from bringing the world to Vancouver, to focusing on Vancouver - both as a physical reality and as an idea. Since this revisioning process the MOV has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Governor General’s award for its programs and exhibits, enhancing the reputation and profile of the Museum in Canada and elsewhere.


The new CEO will now be mandated with building on this award-winning foundation and delivering for the citizens of Vancouver a Museum that truly realizes its potential through active strategies related to higher attendance, membership, public awareness, operations, fundraising and other revenue generation. Working closely with key stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, the CEO will lead a team of 30 and oversee a budget of approximately $2m.


The ideal candidate is a business-focused and entrepreneurial senior executive with a proven track record of developing and executing on a strategic growth plan on behalf of an organization at a pivotal point. This experience may have come from the cultural sector or an organization with parallels to MOV, such as one that works to drive guest attendance or engage community. Experience working with groups of volunteers, ideally a Board of Directors, will be seen as important. Knowledge of running a facility will be seen as an asset.


This is a high impact executive management role for an individual who is alive to the arts and encouraged by a mandate to develop this highly awarded Museum to its full potential. To explore this opportunity please contact Ciara Farrell, Kathryn Young or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or please submit your resume and related information online at Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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