Education and Outreach Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Education and Outreach Assistant
  • Organization name: Doris McCarthy Gallery
  • Job location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2018-09-04 to 2019-03-04 (25.86 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $18.00

The Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough seeks an Education and Outreach Assistant for a 26-week contract to take place from September 4, 2018 - March 4, 2019. The placement has a strong public function, with the candidate responsible for monitoring the gallery during public hours, researching and delivering exhibition interpretation; and assisting with gallery programs; marketing and outreach; and exhibition coordination.


Under the supervision of the Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator, the Education and Outreach Assistant will be responsible for opening, monitoring and closing the gallery during public hours, interacting with gallery visitors, providing information about exhibitions and events, and responding to inquiries. The Education and Outreach Assistant will research exhibitions to create educational and interpretative materials to augment gallery programming, including the development and delivery of exhibition tours. The Education and Outreach Assistant will support events and programming as needed, and will be responsible for assisting with coordination of programs and events (eg. opening receptions, artist talks, workshops, panel discussions, performances). The Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with outreach and social media promotion. They may also assist with administrative tasks: updating contact lists and attendance records, maintaining equipment inventory lists and program RSVP spreadsheets, compiling information to be used in exhibition or program reports, filing, etc.


Candidates with previous experience working with art galleries and artworks will be given priority. Excellent interpersonal and research skills are required. Candidates who demonstrate attention to detail will be considered better suited to working in this environment. Candidates should be resourceful, show initiative and feel comfortable working independently.


Rate of pay is $18 / hr. Candidates must be available to work at least 36.25 hours / week, during DMG gallery hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm). Additional evening and weekend work will be required as needed to assist with programs and events. This position is being offered with the support of the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage, Graduate Internship Program. Candidates must be a recent graduate of a post-secondary institution, and meet all eligibility requirements set out by the program guidelines.


Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV to Erin Peck, Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator at peck@utsc.utoronto.ca no later than August 7, 2018.