The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Job Ref. # 12F16-AKI
Number of vacancies: 1
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 25 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled. Presenting contemporary art by practitioners of local, national, and international stature, The Power Plant's mission is to present and disseminate the best contemporary art in all and any media.
Currently an employment opportunity exists at The Power Plant for a innovative, energetic, and ambitious full-time Assistant Curator. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions, the Assistant Curator will oversee the coordination of the Galleries' curatorial programme, and ; assist in the development and administration of innovative exhibitions, offsite projects, editions and publications; and work closely on The Power Plant's catalogues, helping to coordinate content, commission writers, and liaise with editorial, design and production colleagues.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, or a related field with a minimum of three years' experience coordinating exhibitions, artists' projects and publications preferably in a museum or public gallery. He/she must have a strong knowledge of the international and national contexts for contemporary art. Exceptional editorial and written/verbal communication skills are required. The position requires the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with staff at all levels, audiences and stakeholders. Organizational skills to manage projects and deadlines independently as well as the capacity to maintain simultaneous priorities are required. The ideal candidate must be computer literate with sound knowledge of Microsoft Windows and current publishing, design and presentation software programs. He/she must be able to work flexible hours during events with weekends and evenings as needed to participate in other gallery activities. Bilingualism is a definite asset.
Deadline for Application: July 29th, 2012
Please send your resume Quoting Job Ref. # 12F16-AKI to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.