This isn’t a great time of year for art-librarianship jobs, but there are always ongoing opportunities in research, publishing, curation, and administration:
Curator, Historic O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC
The position will involve all aspects of the curatorial function at this heritage site, including accepting, documenting and accessioning artifact donations; researching, developing and installing exhibits; monitoring and recording conditions in living history exhibits, museum displays and storage areas; monitoring heritage buildings and other structures and advising on programs of conservation and restoration; researching and preparing publications, signage and interpretive information on the history of ranching in British Columbia and on the O’Keefe family occupancy of the O’Keefe Ranch (1867-1977); overseeing the heritage interpretation program at the O’Keefe Ranch; and other aspects of the care, conservation, presentation and documentation of the O’Keefe Ranch collection.
Editorial Assistant, Historica Canada, Toronto
The Editorial Assistant for The Canadian Encyclopedia will be an individual who is passionate about Historica Canada’s work, has had experience working with a team to achieve deliverables in a timely fashion and is enthusiastic about creating a legacy for all Canadians. The successful candidate is creative, driven and connected with like-minded organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant include:
– Providing support to Managing Editor and Subject Editors, researching topics, anniversaries and commemorations, and gathering information.
– Coordinating the editorial calendar.
– Coordinating and reviewing all translation; assisting with minor translations.
– Coordinating copy-editing and fact-checking.
– Assisting Subject Editors in inputting changes and updates to articles.
– Running reports, under direction of Managing Editor, to create lists of articles needing update, missing translations, etc.
– Selecting, obtaining and uploading Maclean’s articles for inclusion.
– Monitoring news media and adding entries to Encyclopedia timelines.
– Other duties as assigned.
Festival Curator, Subtle Technologies, Toronto
(Disclosure: I volunteered for this festival last year, and they have some great workshops and presentations, including librarians discussing open-access and privacy, and other humanities-meet-science endeavours.)
The Festival Curator is responsible for implementing events that are already planned (Collide event with Continuum Contemporary Music) as well as developing a speakers’ series and other potential programming (such as workshops) within the limits of the budget, keeping to the Festival’s mission and objectives.
The Festival Curator will work with the outgoing Founding Director of Programs whenever appropriate to ensure a smooth artistic transition and continuation. In addition, the Curator will work closely with the General manager and Festival assistant who are responsible for budgeting, planning, marketing, administration and logistical coordination.
Curatorial Research Assistant, the Gardiner Museum, Toronto
The Museum seeks a part-time curatorial research assistant with strong research and writing skills to contribute to the reinstallation of the 18th and 19th-century porcelain galleries display and to assist with research related to upcoming temporary exhibitions.
Reporting to the Chief Curator, the curatorial research assistant is a key member of the curatorial team, and works closely with the Collections Manager, the Curatorial Installations Manager.