Public Programming and Outreach Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Public Programming and Outreach Assistant
  • Organization name: Art Museum at the University of Toronto
  • Job location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2019-07-12 to 2020-03-31 (32 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $17.00

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto (comprised of the federated Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre) is seeking 1 Public Programming and Outreach Assistant to assist in all aspects of public programming coordination and implementation for the 2019/20 schedule. Each position will focus on the content and issues of one of two major exhibitions including Indigenous media arts and disability arts activism. The position is a 37.5 hours work week and commences with a salary of $17/hour from August 2019 through March 2020.

The ideal candidate for the position of Public Programming and Outreach Assistant will have a background and demonstrated knowledge – through education and volunteer or previous employment – in contemporary Canadian art. They will have just completed a postsecondary degree in the field of art history, curatorial studies, museum studies or similar research background with emphasis on the contemporary period and Canadian heritage.

The candidate will bring excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team as a supervisor, with an emphasis on critical thinking, information accuracy and enthusiasm for contemporary Canadian art and history. The candidate will have proven experience with detailed contemporary art research, design programs, database management, information systems, public programming and strong proofreading skills. Project management experience is a definite asset as is prior administrative and public educators experience in a public or private gallery context.

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and CV by email to with the subject heading “Young Canada Works Curatorial Assistant”. Please indicate in the cover letter which programming is being applied to. Digital applications in a single document PDF are preferred. By mail, please address to Rebecca Gimmi, Program Coordinator, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3

This position is funded through Young Canada Works, and all applicants must meet Young Canada Works eligibility requirements. Only candidates called for an interview will be notified.

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