Job Post: Program Coordinator, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, ON


Closing Date of the posting:
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of public, interpretive and education programs and events, in accordance with the policies of the Museum.

• Develop, communicate, and implement a dynamic vision for the annual public programs and events that support OMAH’s strategic priorities and goals.
• Work with the Curator and Executive Director to develop a docent program complementary to all exhibitions.
• Develop, schedule and implement educational and interpretive programming under the direction of the Executive Director.
• Book and schedule school programs, community associations and special groups requiring museum guide/tours, education programs. Produce metrics in order to evaluate attendance and performance objectives.
• Assess and modify (as required) existing OMAH public, interpretative, educational programs through the development of participant feedback and teacher/leader evaluations.
• Work with the Executive Director on securing funding through public or foundation grants.
• Assist with other programming events related to new sponsorship or grant funded opportunities.
• Develop, implement, and monitor programming budgets, ensuring expenditures are within assigned authority and approved limits.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with the general public, school boards, other museums, public organizations, special interest groups, community partners, volunteers and other Museum users.
• Assist with customer service and sales transactions.
• Contribute to a quarterly newsletter for distribution to membership and ongoing communication through social media.
• Ensure compliance with provincial and museum occupational health and safety legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare and present written reports as required.


Job Post: digiPlaySpace Coordinator, Toronto International Film Festival

Reporting to the Director, Youth Learning, the digiPlaySpace Coordinator will provide administrative support for digiPlaySpace, a 7 week interactive exhibition where children, families and educators will engage with emerging creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences!


  • Supervision of digiPlaySpace facilitators and volunteers
  • Liaise regularly with all of the Facilitators to ensure that the daily staffing needs of the exhibition are met and that each installation is properly staffed/supervised and supply inventory is met, based on the daily requirements
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring of digiPlaySpace facilitators and corresponding paperwork
  • Ensure that the schedule is updated regularly throughout the exhibition to meet the demands and requirements of School Group bookings
  • Create an orientation manual and schedule an orientation session for digiPlaySpace facilitators
  • Liaise with other departments such as Front of House, Volunteers and Ticketing Services to provide updates on scheduling
  • Fill in as a Facilitator, as necessary
  • Purchase supplies and/or handle petty cash
  • Ensure maintenance of stations and troubleshoot where necessary in communication with Exhibitions and Technical Production Services team
  • In digiPlaySpace, first point of contact for public inquiries
  • Write a detailed postmortem
  • Other duties as required

Contract Dates:  February 1, 2016 to April 29, 2016

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous administrative and scheduling experience
  • Exemplary telephone and inter-personal communication skills
  • Detail and process oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to handle difficult situations and people with aplomb and grace
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small team environment
  • Desire and ability to take initiative and coordinate projects with energy and enthusiasm
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high pressure environments with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Comfortable with Technical troubleshooting
  • Successful applicant will be expected pass a vulnerable sector check
  • Experience speaking in front of an audience
  • French fluency is an asset
  • Experience working with children and youth an asset


Job Post: Festival Assistant, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto

This is an administrative position, but involves curation, digital asset management, cartetaking the festival’s archives, and doing promotion and outreach.

FESTIVAL ASSISTANT Inside Out, presenter of the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, is seeking a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic Festival Assistant to support the senior staff team with managing the daily operations of the organization and its initiatives for the 2016 Festival. The Festival Assistant position reports to the Director of Operations and Events.

Responsibilities: • Coordinates office volunteers including: overseeing staff needs, recruitment, orientation, scheduling and appreciation • Assists Director of Operations and Events in the coordination of Special events • Assists the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator with the development and coordination of the Festival’s Community Screening Sponsors program • Assists the Director of Corporate Sales with coordinating program guide ads and screening slides • Serves as Project Coordinator for the production of the Festival’s program guide, including managing deadlines, information collection, fact-checking, and liaising with Guide graphic designer. • Assists in the coordination and solicitation of annual Silent Auction items • Assists Development Manager with membership package preparation and mailing in April • Assists with office systems management (database, phones, computers, printer, fax) • General office administration including: annual Inside Out archives, oversee office supply/stationary ordering, etc. • Coordinates and distributes all internal communications including staff meeting agendas, meeting minutes, general office communications and, during the Festival, daily staff memos. • Provides additional administrative support to senior staff members as required.

Job Posting: Art Metropole is looking for an Executive Director, Toronto

Salary: $40,000 (Canadian)

Responsibilities for the Executive Director position include:

• Administer day-to-day operations and act as the public face of Art Metropole
• Lead all grant writing and fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations
• Work with the Board of Directors, and the staff in planning and implementing fundraising activities
• Work with the Board and staff to ensure sound financial management
• Work with the staff and Board to develop and administer Art Metropole’s programming initiatives, events and publications
•  Keen engagement with new and old forms of artist-initiated publishing and distribution
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and non-profit artist-run centres
• Familiarity with financial management including budgeting, reporting and cost control
• Demonstrated ability to liaise with other arts organizations, advocacy groups and the media
• Successful grant writing experience at various levels of government
• Experience in leading and managing a team of staff and working with a Board of Directors and membership
• Excellent command of the English language (written and oral)

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.


The Executive Director is a salaried position remunerated at $40 000 CAD per annum  and based on 32-36 hours a week for 12 months of the year. Benefits include an extended health plan, 16 days vacation, and 5 days paid leave available annually for professional development.

The job entails working some evenings and weekends and will require occasional national and international travel. This position is a three-year contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date early in January 2016.
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our city to apply.

Job Post: Special Collections Archivist, Concordia University Libraries, Montreal, QC

Concordia University Libraries seeks a service-minded and innovative librarian for a tenure-track position as Special Collections Archivist.
The Special Collections Archivist is a member of the Libraries professional team, reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, or her delegate. The incumbent provides leadership for the advancement of Special Collections and works collaboratively with faculty, staff and other librarians to develop, deliver, promote and evaluate library services to students, faculty and others in support of teaching and research activities, and of library objectives.

The successful candidate will receive a probationary tenure-track position at Concordia University.

Job Posting: Curator of Education and Engagement, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

Our Curator of Education and Engagement develops and guides the Gallery’s many programs that engage adults, youth and children in lifelong learning through contemporary art. These programs are invitations to interact with artists and the artistic process and are welcoming forums for shared conversations about issues and ideas important to us. Our exciting schedule of engagement and education programs includes artist talks, school programs, courses, workshops and family activities. Our outreach initiatives welcome thousands of participants annually. Our busy volunteer program engages hundreds of people from youth through to seniors.

Job Posting: Collections Curator and Research Centre Manager, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto

This job sits at the far end of the experience range for ArLiSNAP readers, but I thought I’d post it regardless. It would be a great opportunity, and maybe you just want to see what a dream job looks like….

The Collections Curator and Research Centre Manager Role

The Collections Curator and Research Centre Manager is responsible for overseeing the Ryerson Image Centre’s collection of photographs and archival holdings, including the acquisition, management, access and use of the collection. This role also includes administration of the Research Centre, including strategic planning, financial oversight, fundraising, and human resources. The incumbent provides access, guidance and support to collection users, including Ryerson faculty and students, as well as visiting and inquiring scholars, curators, artists and other researchers. In addition, the Collections Curator and Research Centre Manager organizes exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection.


  • Masters Degree, with specialization in one of the following areas of scholarship: Art History, with emphasis in the history of photography or modern and contemporary art; History, with a specialization in 19th or 20th century North American or European studies; Visual Culture or Image Studies, with a specialization in photography; or Information Studies/Collections Management (or the equivalent), with emphasis on management of visual collections.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience managing visual collections in a public gallery/museum, university library/archives, or specialized departmental setting. Must have institutional experience with acquisitions of artwork, organization and management of archives, circulation of collections, personnel management, fundraising, as well as a proven track record of scholarly research and publication.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of art history and cultural theory, with specialization in photography or modern and contemporary arts
  • Proven knowledge of the disparate aspects of collection and exhibition curation.
  • Established research skills; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills in order to successfully engage in public relations, publications, grant writing, Cultural Property defenses, etc.
  • Ability to determine the appropriateness of potential donations/acquisitions.
  • Familiarity with gifting procedures relating to the donation of artworks.
  • Supervisory and managerial experience related to staff oversight, fundraising, event coordination, budget and facilities management.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize complex data and research information.
  • Experience in ensuring collection accessibility and ability to exhibit knowledge of preservation methodologies.
  • Possess familiarity of technical production or display equipment related to the RIC’s collections and knowledge of basic environmental instrumentation technology.
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Unpaid Internship Opportunity: Art Advisor & Curatorial Intern, Pursuits Inc., Toronto

Organization Description

Pursuits Inc.

Pursuits Inc. is an internationally focused art adviosry headed by Marla Wasser that guides private and coroporate clients through each step of the collecting process with transparency and discretion.

Our vision extends beyond merely brokering art. We are committed to reflecting the unique interests and personality of the collector, working closely with them to facilitate a deeper apprecaition of the art world.


Job Description

Art Advisory & Curatorial Intern

An art advisory and curatorial firm in Toronto is seeking a new team member. The position offers the right candidate the opportunity to participate in the development of museum exhibitions and advising private clients on top-tier art collections. The firm requires an Intern who can actively contribute to ongoing projects, who shows consistent initiative, and who is dedicated to the growth of the company. The successful candidate will work directly with the Project Manager and President on all projects.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with/interest in the art world, preferably with some experience in art history, curatorial work, or design
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Technological skills: highly proficient in social media, file management, and computer literacy
  • Good strategy and problem-solving ability
  • Positive and collaborative approach
  • Fluency in Photoshop and other graphic design an asset
  • Background in art business and/or public relations an asset


Availability at least 2 days/week is essential for a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Volunteer Opportunity: Collections Management, Dance Collection Danse, Toronto

Organization Description

Dance Collection Danse

Dance Collection Danse is Canada’s national dance museum, archives, publisher and research centre dedicated to Canadian theatrical dance. Our holdings include 450,000 documents, 1100 hours of oral history interviews, 2000 moving image recordings, 750 books and 900 costumes, backdrops, props and artifacts.


Job Description

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) is currently recruiting engaged and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with collections management and education.

As we make headway in securing our own vast collection of artifacts from Canada’s dance past, we will also be assisting with the extensive archival collections at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. Volunteers assist with organizing material, transferring it to clean, acid-free storage and cataloguing it in our Canadian Integrated Dance Database. Hours are flexible and on-site training is provided.

We are also recruiting volunteer docents to deliver our new education program for grades 1 through 12 in the DCD Gallery. Training will be provided.

Opportunity for Recent Grads: Library Practicum, The Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB, Canada

The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.

This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.

Follow this link for program and application details:


The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books.  Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team.  In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.