Job Post: Reference Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC

Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The guiding purpose of the Collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research in order to reveal the changing character of thought of cultural and intellectual circles of the past, and point to the future of architectural thinking and practice.

The responsibility of this job is to provide timely general and advanced reference service on CCA’s Collection which includes among other material, publications, archives, prints and drawings, and photographs. The incumbent participates in the establishment, development and dissemination of Reference and Reader Services programs, policies, and procedures. The tasks also include reaching out to the researchers, welcoming and orienting them in the CCA’s Reading Room, helping with Reading Room supervision and maintenance. The incumbent handles interlibrary loan services and document delivery for internal and external researchers.

The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2016, and the position is scheduled to start in June 2016.

Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition (part 2)

Quick reminder that you can find all the YCW jobs across Canada here:

Public Art Collections Assistant, Burnaby Art Gallery, BC

Reporting to the Assistant Curator, the Public Art Collections Assistant will assist the Burnaby Art Gallery in its ongoing inventory of public art, focusing on the interpretation and maintenance of public art objects. These duties will include: collecting data on objects; conducting research; entering research information into the CSTextWorks database; performing site maintenance visits to local public artworks; and developing strategies for the interpretation of works (such as mapping, apps, booklets, etc). The candidate will perform other gallery duties as necessary including collections research and other exhibition-related tasks.
This is an auxiliary position, with an hourly wage of $22.72, plus 12% in lieu of benefits.
The schedule for this position is 30 hours per week.
The position runs from June 6, 2016 to September 2, 2016, with some flexibility.

Archives Assistant, Vancouver Art Gallery Association

The Vancouver Art Gallery is seeking a post-secondary student currently enrolled in a full-time archival studies program for a temporary summer position in the Gallery Archives. This is a unique opportunity to participate in an important cultural heritage archive project.The Gallery is in the process of arranging and describing its archival collections. Working with the Chief Librarian and learning about curatorial practice and exhibition record keeping, the student will arrange and create descriptions for exhibition records and make this documentation of the Gallery’s history of activity accessible online through the MemoryBC portal.

Curatorial Assistant, 221A Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver

The Curatorial Assistant is a 16-week position responsible for supporting the planning, communications, preparation/installation, monitoring and documentation for two public exhibitions and two performances for the duration of the position.

Collections Care Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Our ideal candidate has completed a university undergraduate degree and is enrolled in or has recently completed a graduate program in collections management or conservation and has a strong background in preventive conservation, and a demonstrated aptitude for research. Familiarity with standard office software and general familiarity with databases is required.

Digital Special Collections Assistant, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Our ideal candidate has completed a university undergraduate degree, has completed at least the first year of a graduate studies program in archival science; and has a demonstrated aptitude for fine-motor work through experience with crafts or similar activities. Familiarity with standard office software and general familiarity with databases and website content management is required.

Curatorial Assistant, Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL

Grenfell Campus Art Gallery is Western Newfoundland’s public art gallery, supporting the Visual Arts Program of Memorial University, local public schools and the community of Corner Brook and the region. The gallery is an interpretive educational gallery dedicated to the research, interpretation and exhibition of contemporary and historical art relevant to regional, national and international interests. We also maintain an active program of collection and conservation of art. The successful candidate will be responsible for updating the collections database; the ongoing digitization and documentation of the collection; exhibition strikes and installations; exhibition development; working with youth; and the daily operation of the gallery. The successful candidate will have training in the visual arts and literacy in database, word-processing and spreadsheet software, an interest in art and gallery operations, strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, and experience working with youth. Hourly wage: $19.20.

Job Posts in Canada: Young Canada Works edition

As usual, this year’s collection of YCW jobs’ salaries are on the underwhelming side, and the general restrictions apply: you must be a returning full-time student, or, in some cases, a recent graduate of a university degree. But they’re good experience for those without any, and can often be supplemented with other work for the remainder of the summer. There are also a few jobs from the provincial-equivalent programs, such as the Summer Experience Program in Ontario.

Program Assistant, Orillia Museum of Arts and History, Ontario

and Curatorial Assistant, Orillia Museum of Arts and History, Ontario
Length of position: 12 weeks
Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week hourly: $11.25/hr

Exhibition and Digitization Assistant, Niagara Historical Society & Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Duration: May 29, 2016 – August 27, 2016 (13 weeks)
Wage: $13.50/hour 35 hours per week
Job Purpose: The Exhibition & Digitization Assistant will develop new exhibits for the Museum’s upper gallery and assist with the digitization of the Museum’s archival collection.

Digitization Technician, Ireland House Museum, Burlington, Ontario

The Museums of Burlington are currently hiring a Digitization Technician to join the Curatorial team. The Digitization Technician’s primary duties will be to inventory, digitize, re-house and input artifact information into the collection management database.

$14.95/hour, 35 hours/week, 12 weeks

Collections Information Digitization Assistant (Summer Experience Program eligibility), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

This is a temporary full-time position (Monday to Friday), working up to 35 hours per week for approximately 6 weeks. $11.25/hour.

To be eligible, candidates must be students currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment (or up to 29 years for persons with a disability). Please note that the AGO may ask for a proof of Age and/or Student Enrollment upon a conditional offer of employment. Students must also be a resident of Ontario at the time of employment and be eligible to work in Canada.

Job Post: Film Production and Preservation Technician, Ryerson University, Toronto


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma program in film studies with a minimum of four years of relevant work experience in filmmaking is required including a good understanding of the technical composition of motion picture film, chemical-based processing, motion picture production techniques, linear and non-linear editing processes (Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Cloud software), film cameras and film to video transfer machinery and techniques. An excellent understanding of the operation of the motion picture film-processing machine is necessary.
  • In-depth knowledge of film processing, editing and filmmaking techniques, operation of film cameras, motion picture processors, and film to video transfer processes.
  • Ability to service, troubleshoot, set up and operate Motion Picture Film Processors and contact printers;
  • Familiarity with conducting quality control testing of processed film to ensure consistency in results.
  • Familiarity with Motion Picture Industry Standards, with understanding of the preservation, maintenance and proper storage of films in the Film Collections.
  • Experience with Oxberry animation stand and related software.
  • A demonstrated commitment to client service – specifically students, faculty, staff and external contacts.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the maintenance of a safe working environment to ensure that warnings are issued and posted to all users regarding chemical and other hazards, that the facility is inspected on a regular basis, and that waste materials are stored and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to advise students and faculty on film equipment and technology as well the approach or methodology to be used for student assignments.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform regular preventive maintenance of the equipment and facilities of the film and collections facilities.
  • Problem-solving skills are required in order to analyze facility and equipment-related problems, troubleshoot and correct issues or make arrangements for the necessary repairs.
  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills are required to train and assign work to part time staff with respect to the operation of facility, equipment maintenance, and general upkeep of the various facilities.




FCAD, Image Arts




OPSEU – 12 ($63,922.60 – $80,975.25)

Hours of Work:

36.25 hours per week

Reporting to:

Operations Manager

Job Post: Shop Manager / Curator, Art Metropole, Toronto,-Art-Metropole

Application Deadline: Apr 03, 2016
Start Date: Apr 26, 2016

Salary: $37,000.00
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Full-time

Organization Description

Art Metropole

Art Metropole is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualisation of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation.

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists’ collective General Idea as an artist-run centre. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario and a registered charitable organization.


Job Description

Art Metropole is seeking a Shop Manager/Curator (Full Time)

Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation of conceptually based art and fosters a dynamic network of artist-initiated publishing in any media, especially those formats predisposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials, including innovative formats and emergent technologies.

Reporting to and collaborating with the Executive Director, the Shop Manager/Curator is responsible for the interpretation, implementation and execution of Art Metropole’s mandate to support artist-initiated publication in all media. The Shop Manager/Curator is equally responsible for the organization and management of the shop and inventory, as well as the solicitation and display of materials and special editions for the purposes of sale in the shop, at art fairs and events, and through
Responsibilities for the Shop Manager/Curator position:

  • Conceive and implement all curatorial activity for Art Metropole’s shop and exhibition space, in coordination with the Executive Director
  • Assist in the development and administration of Art Metropole’s programming initiatives, events and publications
  • Co-curate and represent Art Metropole booths and related programming activities at art and book fairs
  • Assist with grant writing for projects and travel
  • Oversee the intake and processing of inventory, and coordinate the planning of workflows for these processes with the Assistant Shop Manager
  • Process shop sales and online orders and coordinate shipping with the Assistant Shop Manager
  • Work with all staff to create and implement workflows for the display, sale and international distribution of artists materials and publications
  • Actively seek out new material and new modes of circulation

Job Post: Special Materials Cataloguing Librarian, Concordia University, Montreal


With the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, and other Collection Services librarians, plans, directs, and evaluates delivery of the Division’s services to users and other units of the library, balancing appropriate standards of bibliographic control and timely access to library materials.

Works closely with the Head, Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance, in planning and supporting the operations of Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance.

Provides original and complex derived cataloguing for library materials in all formats and subject areas as needed, for Special Collections as well as for the general collection.

Develops procedures, trains staff, and provides assistance in the cataloguing of media, serials, electronic resources, theses, and other special and complex materials.

Performs authority control, resolves complex authority, cataloguing and post-cataloguing problems.

Ensures evaluation and batch loading of MARC and other metadata record sets into the catalogue.

Monitors cataloguing and metadata standards development and changes in cataloguing practices and policies; analyzes impact and supports changes in local practice.

Collaborates with Systems, and other library divisions to ensure that cataloguing policies and procedures maximize system capabilities for providing a rich discovery environment for users.

Participates in Library, University, and external committees and working groups.

Undertakes project manager roles or contributes to special assignments and projects, as assigned.

Keeps current with changing professional and research expectations, service requirements, and developments in academic libraries. Keeps up with new literature and research developments in areas of specialization.

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016. The successful candidate will receive a probationary tenure-track position at Concordia University.

Job Post: Archivist, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa



• Master’s degree from an accredited program in archival, library or information studies and a degree in art history or fine arts;
• knowledge of Canadian art history;
• minimum of 2-3 years’ experience appraising, processing, arranging and describing archival records;
• knowledge of museum operations and organizational structure is desirable;
• in-depth knowledge of archives and library principles, practices, and techniques including: RAD (Rules for Archival Description), and all relevant access to information, privacy and copyright legislation;
• minimum of 2-3 years’ experience using Library or Archives information management systems (e.g. Millennium from Innovative Interfaces Inc.), database software (e.g. DBTextworks and FileMakepro) and spreadsheets (MS Excel);
• ability to work in a web based environment and experience using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language);
• effective written and verbal communication skills; and
• effective organizational and analytical skills, detailed oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.

Job Opportunity: Graduate Research Assistant, OCAD University, Toronto

Graduate Research Assistant, Art and Social Change – Intersections (Part-time)

Position Overview:

Intersections is a research/production project of the Art and Social Change Program in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. Intersections aims to build an accessible and expansive digital hub archives and presents artists and projects working within the contemporary field of art and social change locally and internationally.  The hub will transmit information and house narratives in multimedia forms.  Intersections seeks to build upon the creative explorations and use of art for social change in its myriad forms at OCADU and to strengthen the school itself as a dynamic and committed site for producing and disseminating critical works and dialogue on the arts for social change. In addition to the digital site, Intersections will also create site-specific encounters at the school that engage artists and students in panels, discussions and projects related to building community and fostering the dialogue for art and social change.

  • Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor Min Sook Lee, in support of the project’s research goals and objectives;
  • Assisting with data collection, literature searches, data compilation, processing, entry and analysis;
  • Assisting with experimental systems design, fabrication and maintenance;
  • Assisting with supervision of research activities in the lab and within the field;
  • Assisting with the preparation of proposals, progress and final reports;
  • Assisting with the promotion of research activities;
  • Assisting with project coordination, budget management and administration of research activities;
  • Participating in the hiring, scheduling and supervision of Undergraduate Research Assistants;
  • Working with Technicians and other research personnel, where relevant, by ensuring the appropriate and safe use of materials, equipment and/or facilities;
  • Participating in the provision of safe and secure environment for all members of the University community and its facilities.


  • Completion of a relevant graduate degree or current enrollment in a relevant graduate program and/or equivalent training and professional experience;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communications, and problem solving skills;
  • Academic, artistic practice or work experience related to producing, disseminating or organizing around the field of Art and Social Change.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written and design
  • A passion for art and social justice

Hours of Work: 10 hours per week, with an anticipated start date of Thursday, February 11, 2016. This contract is from February 11 to April 8, 2016

Compensation:$28.40 per hour with an additional 4% in lieu of vacation and 6% in lieu of benefits

Application Procedure:  Applicants should provide a one page covering letter explaining their interest, a C.V., and three references. Applications should be sent to Min sook Lee,, Please note in subject line INTERSECTIONS-ART & SOCIAL CHANGE – Graduate Research Assistant. Review of applications will be conducted on an ongoing basis and continue until the position has been filled.

CFP: Image/Interface Symposium, Toronto, May 13-14 2016

Image/Interface Symposium
University of Toronto,
Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14, 2016Co-hosted by the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI), University of Toronto St. George.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday, February 29, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: Mid-March 2016.

Keynote Speakers 

The Otolith Group, London-based art collective
Lisa Parks, Professor of Film & Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Julian Stallabrass, Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Courtauld Institute of ArtThe Image/Interface symposium will explore the notion of technologies as physical objects—things, tools, apparatus, and the physically situated environment—for producing, receiving, and engaging with the increasing immateriality of imagery and visual cultures.  The symposium foregrounds the materiality of technological practice while examining the reception, use, and sharing of cultural and political expression as well as the communication of embodied or situated knowledge and experiences.

We invite artists, creative practitioners, and scholars from across the fields of Media and Journalism Studies, Art History, and Visual Communication to present recent research and artistic work that critically reconsiders images in relation to:

● the materiality of the screen, the lens, and the interface
● the social and political ramifications of immersion, embodiment, and interactivity
● information sharing, surveillance and counter-surveillance
● the digital expression, construction and/or obfuscation of identity, gender, or ethnicity
● media-oriented social engagement, collaboration and social knowledge creation

Scholars from all stages of their careers (including PhD students) are welcome to apply. A honorarium at CARFAC rates will be offered to artists and creative practitioners.

The symposium will take place at JHI on Friday May 13 and at UTSC on Saturday May 14. If selected, each presenter will participate in a thematic panel and be asked to prepare a presentation of about 15-20 minutes. We ask that invitees attend the events on both days.

The Image/Interface symposium is part of the JHI 2015-2016 Program for the Arts. The  program theme “Things that Matter” investigates how material culture carries “affective, social, cultural, historical, religious, economic, and political meanings and relation” and how things “provide insights into how people make sense of experience and come together as societies” (

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Format

Please submit the following to

➔ An abstract (maximum 300 words). The abstract should indicate the format of your proposed presentation, i.e. academic paper or creative work.
➔ Institutional affiliation and short bio (maximum 200 words).
➔For Artists and Creative Practitioners:
-a CV (maximum 5 pages)
-a PDF portfolio (maximum 5MB)For more information please contact: 

Researchers: Evie Yi GU,

Artists and creative practitioners: Will Kwan,

Conference Organizers

· Ruoyun Bai,
Associate Professor of Media Studies
· Kenzie Burchell, Assistant Professor of Journalism
· Evie Yi Gu, Assistant Professor of Art History
· Will Kwan, Associate Professor of Studio

Jobs: Summer student jobs with the Halton Region Municipality, Milton, ON

I’m assuming these are Young Canada Works jobs, though I don’t see it explicitly stated. Regardless, it’s about that time again for summer jobs in cultural heritage:

Exhibit Technician Summer Student;jsessionid=3B4047020DB44C4274710FD14E9D3157?rID=4070&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=1&lang=en

To work with the Museum team to develop exhibits. This position will work with the Museum on the design and fabrication of exhibit elements. The Exhibit Technician will also assist the Museum team with other curatorial tasks, including collections management, exhibit planning and preventive conservation.

Community and Outreach Programmer Summer Student

To work with the Education and Community Coordinator in the planning and development of community and outreach programs to take to local events and festivals. This position will be responsible for travel throughout the region to deliver programming and will also assist with the delivery of onsite programs such as school groups and the museum’s summer camp program. As part of the programming department this position will work closely with the School and Camp Programmer and Public Programmer.

Collections Technician Summer Student

To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to develop a plan and begin re-housing objects within the museum’s collections storage areas. This position will also work closely with the Digitization Technician Summer Student to ensure that re-housed collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Collections Technician will assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.

Digitization Technician Summer Student;jsessionid=3B4047020DB44C4274710FD14E9D3157?rID=4069&coID=10&rpp=10&pID=1&lang=en

To work with the Assistant Curator/Collections Coordinator to digitize the Museum’s photograph and archival collections. This position will be responsible for maintaining metadata standards for digitized materials and will assist in improving the data within the Museum’s PastPerfect database. This position will also work closely with the Collections Technician Summer Student to ensure that collections are catalogued and tracked in the collections database. The Digitization Technician will also assist with other curatorial tasks, including collections management and exhibit development.