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COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
CULTURE DIVISION
MUSUEMS AND SMALL ARMS SECTION

requires a

Assistant Curator, Museums

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Chief Curator / Manager the Curator will present living heritage and culture programs in the best interests of the public, ensuring compliance with city policies and Ministry standards for community museums. The curator will lead, develop and participate with the planning and execution of exhibits in the historic houses, exhibition spaces and off-site community satellite locations. This also includes audience and viewer engagement; by working with the collection and education departments and other areas of the museums as required to support these services in a meaningful way.

  • Research, develop and curate rigorous contemporary exhibitions, both large and small, with a focus on community self-representation and storytelling;
  • Contribute to the implementation of programs aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences for Museums of Mississauga through a dynamic mix of exhibitions, public programs, interpretation strategies and visitor support;
  • Prepare, monitor and report on exhibition budgets and expenses and ensure 'on budget' financial performance;
  • Conduct original research, liaise with artists and lending institutions and supervise installations;
  • Support the objectives and mission of the Museums of Mississauga and the Culture Division;
  • Consult and openly collaborate with Collections, Education and other internal partners on exhibit planning, educational program delivery and tour experiences;
  • Provide back-up support for the delivery of Museums programming as needed, including public hours office and cash-handling back-up. Provide front line public service ensuring a positive and constructive interaction with the public and visitors;
  • Lead, motivate and collaborate with the Museums interpretive team on all aspects of program development and implementation of exhibition concepts;
  • Prepare monthly reports, schedules, annual work plans, budget reports, and contribute to the development of 4 year business plans;
  • Follow procedures with City Compliance and Internal Auditing;
  • Create, schedule and respond to social media and marketing needs as defined by the project programming and the Communications / Marketing Teams;
  • Create community partners and act as a link to the community to maintain and encourage partnerships and develop opportunities for promoting events and programs;
  • Assist in the management of activities related to the operation and maintenance of current museum programs;
  • Assist in promoting heritage and culture programs and facilities within the community Hours;
  • Other duties as assigned.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • A Degree or diploma in Museum studies, fine arts, public history, heritage, history, literature, theatre, visual art, or cultural planning;
  • Minimum of five years working in exhibition planning, curatorial, audience engagement;
  • Highly motivated, creative, articulate and enthusiastic individual with excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Innovative with knowledge of community museums, museum exhibitions, education techniques and resources;
  • Experience developing community-based projects and participatory experiences that contribute to the understanding of the social fabric of Mississauga and Living Heritage;
  • Experience with culturally relevant exhibitions, public programs and curriculum development;
  • Excellent research and communications skills, independent initiative and organizational ability;
  • Highly collaborative and flexible multi-tasker;
  • Possesses demonstrated skill using various social media platforms and understands the value of social media as an audience engagement tool;
  • Physically able to move artefacts; design, create and install exhibitions materials; Lead guided tours; work in an open office environment with frequent interruptions;
  • Proven leadership skills for success;
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle on a daily basis;
  • Computer expertise in corporate standard software (Microsoft Office) and department specific software for data search and entry and to create and modify word processed documents;
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act;
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service;
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shift work (including evening, weekends and holidays) as required.


Deadline: April 10, 2018

How to apply:

Please use the link below to apply to this position through our external site. You can search the position through job name (Assistant Curator, Museums) or the posting number (2018-3770)

https://careers-mississauga.icims.com/jobs/search?hashed=0&mobile=false&width=543&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240