Job Title: Administrative Gallery Assistant
Period of Employment: May 15 – August 7, 2018
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

Gallery TPW is seeking applicants for a twelve-week summer employment opportunity for a current 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 archives and provide 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.

  • The Gallery Assistant will 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 annual fundraising events.
  • Aid in the coordination and promotion of opening receptions, public discussions, panels, and screening.
  • Update and maintain archive of gallery materials and relevant publicity related to gallery programs and events.
  • Requirements:
  • A strong knowledge of contemporary art and art theory.
  • 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
  • Additional Assets:
  • Proven skills or experience working on fundraising programs.
  • Campaign, project management, or archives 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. To be eligible, you must:
  • be 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 his or her educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job.
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.
  • Deadline: applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until April 24, 2018.

    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. For further information on Gallery TPW, please visit our website www.gallerytpw.ca.

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