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Call for Applicants
Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs
Full-time position

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs works on behalf of the board, staff and members of Gallery 44, in consultation with the Exhibition Programming Committee, to develop and administer Gallery 44’s exhibitions and public programs. The main responsibilities of this position are to oversee two exhibition spaces (the Main Gallery and Vitrines), and coordinate the publishing program, which includes exhibition catalogues. The Curator also coordinates all other exhibition-related programs, as well as auxiliary public programs, which may take a variety of forms such as performance lectures, artist talks, dinner parties, reading groups, and screenings.

Major Responsibilities Include:
Programs: In consultation with the Exhibition Programming Committee and the Director, the Curator develops and implements all exhibitions-related programming as well as auxiliary public programs, including, but not limited to, artist talks, panel discussions, tours and accompanying publications. The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs coordinates with guest curators and writers, and they themselves curate and/or write about exhibitions. Additionally, this position oversees the artist-in-residence and writer-in-residence programs, with support of the Director and gallery staff.

Promotion: Assists in the promotion of exhibitions and public programs, contributing to marketing plans, producing press materials, overseeing the production of promotional materials and updating the website.

Administration: Coordinates calls, submissions, and submission reviews, assists with grant-writing by preparing information specific to exhibition programs, liaises with artists, prepares contracts and the exhibitions and publications budget, coordinates shipping and oversees exhibition installation. The Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs also trains interns to assist with administrative tasks.

General Office: Assists in day-to-day office duties such as answering telephone and walk-in inquiries, talking to student groups, reviewing budgets associated with exhibition programming, assisting with mailings, attending staff meetings, and other general office tasks as needed.


  • Strong knowledge of contemporary photography (preferably with an MA, MFA or equivalent in art history, visual culture, curatorial studies)
  • Experience in a non-profit art gallery or equivalent
  • Artistic or curatorial practice
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work collectively and independently
  • Experience with Mac computer systems including office productivity suites, database software and Adobe Creative Suite


  • Second language, preferably French
  • Publishing experience
  • Program development, public relations and communications experience and interest an asset

Salary: $36,500 plus benefits following a probationary period. This position is a one-year contract, with the expectation to renew, and carries an expected start date of July 24, 2018. The job entails working 35 hours per week, including some evenings and every-other Saturday.

Applications: Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your relevant experience, a CV, three references, writing samples, and any other support material you feel is pertinent to

Deadline: June 11, 2018 by 5 PM. Late applications will not be considered.

Gallery 44 is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. G44 welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to the volume of applications only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Gallery 44
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond St W, suite 120
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8





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