Art Appraisal Assistant [Toronto]

Art Appraisal Assistant



Job Title:


Art Appraisal Assistant




Art Dealers Association of Canada


Job Type:

YCW Building Careers in Heritage


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Toronto, Ontario


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The Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1966. Our association is the largest representation of major private commercial galleries in Canada, and our dealers represent the country’s leading artists.

Appraisal Service - The ADAC offers established and professional valuations of artworks that are donated to cultural institutions in Canada. We are looking for an Art Appraisal Assistant to assist the Appraisal Coordinator in facilitating and coordinating the ADAC Appraisal Service.


- Receive appraisal applications from institutions and ensure applications are complete

- Read through documents and ensure information is accurate (rectify any errors and discrepancies)

- Enter collection information into ADAC appraisal database and maintain correspondence and material in electronic and paper files

- Assist in obtaining sales information for appraisers when necessary

- Produce sales graphs for appraisal report (gather information from submitted appraisals, confirm auction values, convert values to appropriate currency and source reference images)

- Assist with editing and formatting final appraisal report

- Update and maintain ADAC client/vendor/membership lists

- Assist with telephone and email inquiries from the general public regarding appraisals of art work, donation, purchase, artist representation, etc.

- Assist with ADAC’s social media, website platforms and member newsletters according to guidelines and schedule

- Assist with ADAC’s participation at Art Toronto, coordination of the Annual General Meeting or other ADAC events


- Post-secondary degree in art history or equivalent

- a general knowledge of Canadian and international fine art

- Good time management and organization; ability to meet tight deadlines

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Excellent editing skills and strong attention to detail

- Proficiency in MS Office suite

- Experience with databases and information management

- a general knowledge of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act and the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board an asset

- Bilingualism is an asset


This position is funded by the Young Canada Works (Building Careers in Heritage) Program. To be eligible, the following criteria must apply:

- A recent Canadian college or university graduate (within the last 24 months)

- A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada

- Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

See the full eligibility criteria at

The ADAC thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The ADAC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of Canada to apply.

ADAC is located at 401 Richmond, an epicentre for Toronto’s art community. The building is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, microenterprises, galleries, festivals, and shops. The building is a thriving arts hub that is open to the public.

Located at Spadina and Richmond (Toronto’s downtown Fashion District), we are a short walk away from China Town, Toronto’s famous Kensington Market and the West Queen West Neighbourhood (home to numerous galleries, vintage and independent shops, restaurants and cafes, and cultural destinations such as The Drake and Gladstone Hotels). We are also a 15 min walk from the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Please send your cover letter and resume to