Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant on the Public Programming and Learning team. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts, education and culture. The Curatorial Assistant will gain significant, hands-on curatorial, programming and production experience through numerous training and learning opportunities with the Curator, Public Programming and Learning, as well as with the broader TBA team; and cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising. 

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:45am

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant on the Public Programming and Learning team. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts, education and culture. The Curatorial Assistant will gain significant, hands-on curatorial, programming and production experience through numerous training and learning opportunities with the Curator, Public Programming and Learning, as well as with the broader TBA team; and cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the Public Programming and Learning team in all aspects of their projects, including: conception, research, liaising with collaborating organisations and individuals, production, implementation, scheduling, artists’ visits, etc.
  • Providing production and coordination support to the Public Programming and Learning team and production team as needed: installation and striking, event prep and coordination, equipment and service provider research, etc. 
  • Supporting artists, educators, scholars, and other program leaders directly in the implementation of their projects as needed.
  • Assisting with welcoming artists to Toronto as needed: on-boarding, welcome package, navigating the city, etc.Supporting the Public Programming and Learning team in liaising with Biennial partners and venues, and ensuring that venue partners are fully briefed on schedules, installation plans and program requirements.
  • Providing administrative support to the Public Programming and Learning team and managing daily tasks as they arise.
  • Assisting all aspects of TBA events: preparation, setup, strike down, post-event reports, etc.
  • Acting as an advocate and mediator for the Biennial as needed.

RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week

TERM: Full-time, March 2019 - March 2020

DEADLINE: Monday, February 25. 2019 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Experience in curatorial, museum studies, or related fields.
  • Commitment to: community engagement; generating and nurturing deep and prolonged ties to various audiences; working intersectionally and intergenerationally through community-responsive and site-specific programming.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated organization and project coordination skills
  • Required: MAC OS; Microsoft OS; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite; email.
  • Assets: SketchUp; languages spoken other than English; ability to manage engaging visual content for digital platforms, including websites, video and social media; Driver’s Licence; engagement with art education programs and/or community organisational work; familiarity with accessibility coordination for public programming.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email),a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit our website

Venue & Address: 
Toronto Biennale of Art (TBA) 158 Sterling Road 5th floor (in the MOCA building) Toronto, ON M6R 2B2
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6076037-2019-tba-public-programming-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts and culture. 

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant

Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale of Art: Curatorial Assistant
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Thursday, November 22, 2018
RATE: $16.5/ hour for 35 hours/ week
TERM: Full-time, January - December 2019

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) is accepting applications for a full-time position of Curatorial Assistant. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, building capacity and changing the landscape of future Canadian leaders in arts and culture. The Curatorial Intern will gain significant, hands-on curatorial experience through numerous training and learning opportunities with the Senior Curator and Curator, as well as with the broader TBA team; and cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

On view from September–December 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art, launching infall 2019, will be Canada’s newest biennial of contemporary art. Taking place along the waterfront in unexpected venues and public spaces and in collaboration with not-for-profit galleries, museums, community organizations, and educational institutions across the city, the Biennial will present Canadian and international art within the complex creative, cultural, social, and political context of Toronto.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the curatorial team in all aspects of their projects, including: conception, research, implementation, programming, artists visits, etc.
  • Supporting the education team with programming when relevant and as needed.
  • Conducting curatorial research for the curatorial team.
  • Supporting artists directly in the implementation of their projects as needed.
  • Assisting with welcoming artists to Toronto: on-boarding, welcome package, navigating the city, etc.
  • Providing production and coordination support to the curatorial and production teams as needed: installation and striking, contractor prep and coordination, equipment research, etc.
  • Providing administrative support to the curatorial team and managing daily tasks as they arise, as well as acting as an advocate for and providing tours of the Biennial.
  • Assisting all aspects of TBA events: preparation, setup, strike down, post-event reports, and etc.
  • Acting as an advocate for and providing tours of the Biennial.
  • Numerous training and learning opportunities with the Senior Curator and Curator, as well as with the broader TBA team.
  • Cross-departmental exposure to all aspects of the biennial, including logistics, production, publications, finance, communication, partnerships, and fundraising.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience incuratorial, museum studies, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital communications and marketing platforms.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated organization and project management skills.
  • Required: MAC OS; Microsoft OS; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite; email.
  • Assets: Sketchup; languages spoken other than English; ability to manage engaging visual content for digital platforms, including websites, video and social media; Driver’s Licence.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email),a confirmation of eligibility and a current CV
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5816454-2019-tba-curatorial-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A