Curatorial Assistant (Exhibitions)

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  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Assistant (Exhibitions)
  • Nom de l’organisme : Art Museum at the University of Toronto
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Toronto, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-08-07 à 2018-03-31 (33 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,50 $

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto (comprised of the recently federated Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre) is seeking a Curatorial Assistant from to assist in all aspects of exhibition coordination for the 2017/18 schedule including in gallery, off-site and touring exhibitions. The position is a 37.5 hours work week and commences with a salary of $16.50/hour from August 2017 through March 2018.


The ideal candidate for the position of Curatorial Assistant will have a background and demonstrated knowledge – through education and volunteer or previous employment – in the area of the history of contemporary Canadian art, with a special emphasis in international movements from the 1960s onward. They will have just completed a postsecondary degree in the field of art history, curatorial studies, museum studies or similar research background with emphasis on the contemporary period and Canadian heritage.


The candidate will bring excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team as a supervisor, with an emphasis on critical thinking, a great sense for detail and information accuracy and enthusiasm for contemporary Canadian art and history. This position will require ability with design programs, database management, information systems, attention to detail, and strong proofreading skills. Project management experience is a definite asset as is prior administrative and art handling experience in a public or private gallery context.


The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and CV by email to artmuseum@utoronto.ca with the subject heading “Young Canada Works Curatorial Assistant”. Digital applications in a single document PDF are preferred. By mail, please address to Rebecca Gimmi, Program Coordinator, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3


This position is funded through Young Canada Works, and all applicants must meet Young Canada Works eligibility requirements. Only candidates called for an interview will be notified. For more information please contact the Art Museum at 416-978-8398.



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