OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, February 25. 2019 

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

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

Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:51am
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Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist
Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist
Call for Applications - Toronto Biennale: Public Programming & Learning Curatorial Assist
Thursday February 14th, 2019

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, February 25. 2019 

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

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

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