The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently searching for a proactive, adaptable, and knowledgeable Curatorial Assistant, Projects & Performances to support the development and production of all work initiated to actively animate public spaces in the museum. This role will assist in the research, development, production and delivery of the AGO public programs and learning. The role will assist in the research and identification of significant trends in the visual arts both historical and contemporary, as well as ideas, trends and best practice in contemporary culture, performance, large-scale and intimate museum activation, programming and learning. Working collaboratively with colleagues, internally and externally, this role will create and realize programs for audiences of all ages that support the AGO values of art, audience and learning.
Assists and supports the research, development, and delivery of new innovative learning programs working with the Director, Public Programming, and the Assistant Curator, Live Projects and Performance.
Supports the administration, logistics and operations to ensure that programs are integrated into the larger museum logistical systems
Participates in production and programming meetings to vet and communicate details to all internal museum stakeholders
Acts as onsite point person for all programs and assists in scheduling support staff and volunteers, inviting and securing artists, and preparing external contracts Works directly with the public to resolve customer challenges and opportunities as they arise
Ensures that the administrative systems within PP&L provide clear lines of communication and procedures resulting in shared information and external growth of the events.
Performs other duties and projects as assigned
Demonstrated experience of at least 2 years minimum in the administration and production of large-scale events, public programs or any related programs, including working with artists, teachers and cultural producers, on-site events, program production, logistics and communication for public audiences.
Comprehensive knowledge of museum public programs and learning practices, visual art and contemporary culture
Minimum 2 years of directly related experience with planning and software including scheduling, planning, project coordination, coordination with multiple stakeholders internal and external and clients, artists and producers.
Knowledge of museum practices and diversity.
Highly developed administration and organizational skills, public relations, interpersonal and verbal and written. Strong communication skills
Experience processing information and working to tight deadlines.
Working knowledge of the Museum structure and department roles
Working knowledge of Art History as asset
Knowledge of a foreign language an asset.
Art is at the centre of everything we do.
The AGO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
Interested? Apply now by visiting our website at https://ago.ca/jobs-and-volunteering.