Opportunities

Job Title: Gallery Assistant: Programming & Communications
Period of Employment: May 14 – August 9, 2019
Hours of Work: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Language of Work: English
Deadline to apply: Monday April 29, 5:00pm

Gallery TPW is seeking applicants for a thirteen-week summer employment opportunity for an Art History, Visual Arts, Arts Administration, or Museum Studies student to gain practical experience in a contemporary art gallery in downtown Toronto. Candidates who possess an enthusiasm to learn within a creative and challenging environment are encouraged to apply.

The Gallery Assistant’s role at Gallery TPW will specialize in programming support, where their position will require both independent and supervised tasks in preparation for upcoming exhibitions, performances, discursive programming, outreach and grant writing. They will provide administrative and research support for ongoing and new programs, as well as support the day-to-day operations of the gallery. Some physical work will also be required.

Responsibilities:
– Work directly with the gallery Curator and the Program and Publications Coordinator to help plan and produce gallery programs.
– Attend to gallery reception, professional correspondence and responding to public inquiries.
– Respond to public inquiries and interpret artwork for groups and visitors to the gallery.
– Aid with the coordination of opening receptions, public discussions, panels, and screenings.
– Aid with exhibition development.
– Provide technical support and maintenance for the daily functioning of the gallery and all exhibitions.
– Produce and maintain an inventory of visual images to promote the gallery, its exhibitions and programs.
– Aid in communications with support updating gallery website and social media platforms.

Requirements:
– A strong knowledge of contemporary art and art discourse.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
– Educational background in Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Administration or Museum Studies.
– Experience with Mac computer systems and basic office productivity programs including Microsoft Office.
– Knowledge and experience using computer applications including Adobe Creative Suite and basic website management using CMS software.

Additional Assets:
– Proven skills or experience working with email marketing platforms.
– Curatorial or project management experience.
– Writing skills in both official languages.
– Light construction skills.
– Technical AV skills and experience working with a variety of projection and audio equipment.

Eligibility:
This Summer Work Experience position is funded through the Canadian Museums Association through the Young Canada Works Program to provide career-related employment for emerging cultural workers. To participate in this Summer Work Experience, the participant must meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the Young Canada Works website. You are eligible if you:
– are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
– be legally entitled to work in Canada.
– be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
– have finished the school term at the start of employment.
– be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
– be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
– not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW. **Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work in Canada only.
– have been a full-time student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job.
– intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.


Job Title: Gallery Assistant: Administration & Development
Period of Employment: May 14 – August 9, 2019
Hours of Work: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Hourly Wage: $15.00
Language of Work: English
Deadline to apply: Monday April 29, 5:00pm

Gallery TPW is seeking applicants for a thirteen-week summer employment opportunity for a Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Administration or Museum Studies student to gain practical experience in a contemporary art gallery in downtown Toronto. Candidates who possess an enthusiasm to learn within a creative and challenging environment are encouraged to apply.

The Gallery Assistant’s role at Gallery TPW will be to provide general administrative and exhibition support, while working directly on the preparation of upcoming fundraising initiatives, including campaigns and events. They will update and maintain the gallery’s dedicated fundraising websites, constituent database, provide research support for donor stewardship, as well as support the day-to-day operations of the gallery. Some physical work will also be required.

Responsibilities:
– Work directly with the Administration and Development Coordinator to research fundraising campaign strategies and assist in the coordination of fall fundraising campaigns and events, including researching associated costs and preparing detailed estimates and budgets.
– Update databases and conduct prospect research into individual funders, foundations, and granting bodies.
– Provide administrative and coordination support for exhibitions and public programs.
– Support in securing sponsors, media partners, and participating artists for annual fall fundraising exhibition.
– Aid in the coordination and promotion of opening receptions, public discussions, panels, and screening.
– Respond to public inquiries and interpret artwork for groups and visitors to the gallery.
– Update and maintain dedicated fundraising event websites and inventory of available artworks.
– Assist in the preparation of Board and Committee meetings including the Board AGM.

Requirements:
– A strong knowledge of contemporary art and art discourse.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
– Ability to multitask and manage numerous long and short-term projects.
– Educational background in Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Administration or Museum Studies.
– Experience with Mac computer systems and basic office productivity programs including Microsoft Office.
– Previous experience using database software such as Filemaker Pro.
– Knowledge and experience using computer applications including Adobe Creative Suite and basic website management using CMS software.

Additional Assets:
– Proven skills or experience working on fundraising programs.
– Campaign or project management experience.
– Writing skills in both official languages.
– Enthusiasm to learn within a creative and challenging environment.

Eligibility:
This Summer Work Experience position is funded through the Canadian Museums Association through the Young Canada Works Program to provide career-related employment for emerging cultural workers. To participate in this Summer Work Experience, the participant must meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the Young Canada Works website. You are eligible if you:
– are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
– be legally entitled to work in Canada.
– be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
– have finished the school term at the start of employment.
– be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
– be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.
– not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW. **Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work in Canada only.
– have been a full-time student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job.
– intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

Deadlines extended until Monday, April 29th, 5:00pm.

Please submit a letter of intent complete with résumé and three references to jobs@gallerytpw.ca. Please cite the job title in your email subject heading.

Gallery TPW is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive and accessible workplace that reflects the diversity of Toronto’s communities. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from all communities to apply. Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The gallery will not be able to respond to inquiries about the position.

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