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JOB POSTING: Exhibitions Director
Gladstone Hotel | 1214 Queen St. W.

Deadline for Applications: August 20th 2018

As the our Exhibitions Director, your goal is to develop and execute all contemporary exhibition programming and related partnerships for the Gladstone Hotel, while promoting our core values of creativity, authenticity, inclusion, responsibility and discovery. With your knowledge of contemporary art, passion for working with people, and desire to have a positive impact on the world, you’ll work directly with our Creative Director/ Founder Christina Zeidler and collaborate with a myriad of strategic partners to build on the Gladstone Hotel’s established reputation as an internationally recognized cultural tourism destination.

What to Expect:

  • Work closely with the Creative Director to execute our Exhibitions programming vision and overall strategy and mandate
  • Maintain, improve and grow our existing annual exhibition programs, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Research, propose and develop new programs, partnerships, educational and outreach initiatives and secure and manage gallery and flex studio rentals to support our mandate.
  • Care for the permanent collection, exhibitions archive and artifacts of the hotel.
  • Support the sustainability of our business by strategically managing expenses, resources, project timelines and communications.
  • Set up participating partners and artists to succeed, and empower them to perform at their best in our unique environment.
  • Equip our staff to be knowledgeable and confident, ready to support and promote our exhibition programming, permanent and temporary installations and related activities.
  • As an ambassador of the Gladstone Hotel and our exhibitions programs as you will network with our local and international arts community, steward cultural relationships and actively engage our hotel guests and programming attendees.
  • Develop annual exhibitions program plan and budgets; Ensure budgeted targets are met, and be accountable for results
  • Network, research and identify exhibition trends, emerging local talents and potential partnerships and sponsors
  • Develop and steward client relationships, partnerships and sponsors with integrity, a sense of liveliness, authenticity and passion for our arts business and the people we serve

What We Expect:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in fine arts, cultural production or related field
  • Minimum 5 years working in arts community in cultural production or project management roles (preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of exhibition production
  • Knowledge of local and international artists, collectives and organizations
  • Established network within cultural community
  • Project management skills to stay on move projects forward and meet timelines for deliverables
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage administrative and communications related details of multiple projects at any given time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build networks and steward relationships
  • Strategic and creative solution focused thinker who is able to come up with viable recommendations and make quick decisions in keeping with business strategy and mandate
  • Ability to understand financial information and manage data
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

The Fine Print

  • This is a full-time, permanent position, working in our beautiful, landmark hotel in a vibrant neighbourhood right at the intersection of Queen Street West and Dufferin Street.
  • You will report directly to and work closely with our Creative Director and Chief Alchemist. You’ll work 48 hours per week, mainly during business hours. You’ll need to have some flexibility to come in for different shifts including weekends as needed to support programming and special events.
  • We offer an industry competitive salary and a competitive benefits package. While working, you’ll have access to meals at a steep discount. You’ll also have access to a discounted gym membership at a gym right across the street from us.
  • Please note, due to the historic nature of our building, your work area is not fully wheelchair accessible.

Working @ The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is a lady-led and owned, queer driven, art and design hub in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. As the city’s oldest continually operating hotel and one of the only B-Corp certified hotels in the Canada, the Gladstone boasts the highest standards in environmental stability, socially responsibility and social innovation through the arts, local food and drink and forward-thinking service and hospitality. With 37 artist designed hotel rooms and four floors of gallery space, creativity is the foundation of the hotel’s unique venue spaces and year-round cultural programming.

Here, you’ll practice a collaborative leadership style with other managers and our cultural partners. You’ll confidently promote and communicate our business models to ensure clear expectations, commitments and deliverables to partners and participants. We are hospitality industry leaders with a goal to be a force for good, for social change, and for Toronto’s artistic community. We operate in an openly anti-oppressive and feminist framework. We’re committed to making a meaningful impact, extending far beyond profits.

If you asked our employees why they love working here, they’d tell you that here, you feel like family. You can be your authentic self here, and we embrace your creativity. We’re an incredibly creative place to work, and almost half of our staff are practicing professional artists; we provide a huge amount of support to those in pursuit of art careers. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, and we can’t wait to meet you!

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.

We are committed to providing and promoting equal employment opportunity. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button

We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.

Deadline for applications is August 20, 2018. We will contact you after this date. Thank you for your interest in the Gladstone Hotel.





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