Summary of Function:
Reporting to the Director/Artistic Director, the Curator of Exhibitions oversees all aspects of the exhibition and publication programme. Alongside the conception and coordination of the exhibitions and new commissioned work, the Curator of Exhibitions manages the annual exhibition and publication budgets. The Curator of Exhibitions oversees, develops and implements the exhibitions within the gallery, touring exhibitions, institutional partnerships and co-productions; coordinates guest-curated exhibitions and supervises the development of exhibitions by other curatorial staff members. The Curator of Exhibitions manages the publications accompanying The Power Plant’s exhibitions. He/she represents The Power Plant in the community and internationally to enhance the profile and reputation of the gallery.
• MA in Art History or related studies as well as in-depth knowledge of 20th and 21st century art and contemporary art within a global context;
• At least five (5) years’ experience working as a Curator in a modern art or contemporary art department of a museum or public gallery
• Will be a pragmatic organizer and team worker with a proven intellectual track record, excellent knowledge of international contemporary art and culture;
• Demonstrated ability for curatorial research and writing;
• Proven expertise in writing material for publication in a related field
• Must be able to demonstrate a clear vision of their own curatorial practice;
• An appreciation of the history of curating in its political context is crucial, as are a critical understanding of contemporary art and a methodology that would enable the candidate to place their work into the context of other initiatives in the greater Toronto area and Canada on the whole;
• Proven experience in the organization of contemporary art exhibitions and possession of exceptional knowledge of the international contexts for contemporary art;
• Proven fundraising, budget and human resource management experience;
• Must have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships and to persuade and negotiate and work within a fast-paced environment;
• Fluency in English, written and spoken and excellent knowledge in one additional language;
• Strong computer skills including MS Office, Outlook, and spreadsheets, among others;
• Must be able to work flexible hours during events with evenings and weekends as needed to oversee programs and participate in other gallery activities
• Standard company benefits- including life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, medical, dental coverage, annual RRSP contribution, employee assistance program, paid sick days
• 15 vacation days per annum
• For applicants who are not local and are willing to relocate, partial relocation costs will be covered by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre
Acceptable Applications must include:
A current resume, the names and contact information of three references and a cover letter addressed to the Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery [Gaëtane Verna], indicating how you meet the essential criteria of this key position and including salary expectations.
Qualified applications are invited to apply by: Monday, June 4, 2018
Please quote Job Reference # 18F07-CMA
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.
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