Curatorial Associate, Projects & Partnerships
Up to 1 year; 35 hours per week
ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING
Do you believe that art is for everyone? That art can inspire, engage and create a community? Do you want to be a part of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways? If yes, then the Curatorial Associate, Projects & Partnerships might be the right opportunity for you!
With almost 1 million visitors annually, the AGO is known for its engaging and diverse exhibitions and programs and its commitment to life-long learning. Aligned to our bold 10-year vision, the AGO has recently led a number of groundbreaking initiatives to make our space even more welcoming and accessible to all. This includes innovative, new initiatives like the recent crowdfunding campaign to acquire a Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, the launch of our 25 and under free program, and the introduction of a $35 annual pass that provides access to all exhibitions. There has never been a more exciting time to join an organization that is disrupting the traditional way of looking at an art museum.
We are currently seeking a temporary full-time Curatorial Associate, Projects & Partnerships. The Curatorial Associate will actively assist in the activation of the public and online spaces of the museum, addressing the needs and interests of a broad and engaged public. He/She/They will assist in the research, development, production and delivery of the AGO’s public programs and learning for both onsite and online, including the Artist in Residence program and other strategic artist engagement programs. The Curatorial Associate will identify significant trends in the visual arts both historical and contemporary, as well as offer ideas informed by best practice in contemporary culture, museum programming and learning. He/She/They will assist in identifying potential partners and local artists to cultivate key partnerships and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, to create and realize programs that support the AGO’s values of art, audience and learning.
Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- Demonstrated experience of at least 3 years minimum in the administration and production of large-scale events, public programs or any related program, including working with artists, cultural producers, and including on-site event and program production and logistics and communication for public audiences.
- Graduate Level education degree and knowledge of contemporary art practice and higher education
- Highly developed administration and organizational skills, and demonstrated experience in project coordination, logistics, scheduling, expense tracking and administration.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Experience processing information and working to tight deadlines.
- Well-developed organizational, interpersonal and public relations skills.
- Proven ability to work effectively and positively with other professional staff in a highly collaborative environment, and at times high volume organization.
- Demonstrated experience working with a variety of computer software packages; including excel, Portfolio for Images, TMS, Adobe Suite, and similar
- Knowledge of French and/or other languages an asset.
What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?
- Competitive salary
- Annual wage increases
- Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Care Benefits
- Disability and Life Insurance Benefits
- Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
- Discounts to Goodlife Fitness
- Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO
The AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values. At the AGO, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage candidates who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities to apply for this new and exciting role. 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.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a tailored cover letter and resume via our website: ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering by July 9, 2021. We thank all applicants, but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.