• 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.
A leading contemporary gallery in Chelsea is looking for a dynamic, highly organized, self-motivated candidate to fill a full-time Associate Archivist position. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized, proactive attitude, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
Manage Press and Text archive for Gallery and Gallery Artists
• Research press and publications, domestic and internationally
• Manage Artist Press Portfolios for use by clients and institutions
• Track online presence for Gallery and Gallery Artists
Manage Book Library
• Tracking and ensuring gallery has all publications that Artists are included in
• Research and purchase books related to Gallery programming
• Create and maintain book inventory system
• Manage Gallery Book store
Manage Image Archives
• With Photographers oversight, maintain the digital and hard image archives
• Manage Literature and Exhibition Histories
• Other duties as needed.
The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is an international centre of excellence at Ryerson University, dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film.
To ensure the efficient operation of the unit, we are currently seeking an Administrative and Curatorial Assistant to provide administrative and curatorial support to the Director, Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). This position will support the Director in the research, writing, and editing of essays, fundraising proposals, speeches, press and advertising materials, and other forms of written communication designed to build the profile and reputation of the Ryerson Image Centre and generate public interest. The successful candidate will also support and coordinate the Director’s relations with RIC staff, the Provost’s Office, the RIC Advisory Committee and Sub-Committees, University partners and stakeholders, and fundraising prospects, collectors, and professional colleagues. The selected candidate will also assist in the planning and coordination of RIC programs and events in support of exhibitions, collection, and research.
•Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in Art History or related discipline is required, with a specialization in history of photography, cultural management/administration, history, literary studies or visual arts. With a minimum of three (3) years of relevant administrative work experience, preferably within the setting of a cultural institution. Experience coordinating various activities, and conducting research, writing and editing is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
•Demonstrated experience providing front of the house administrative support in order to carry out complex administrative tasks such as developing and implementing internal administrative processes and guidelines to facilitate efficient operations.
•Excellent written communication skills are required in order to draft and edit curatorial and scholarly texts, essays, speeches, media releases and advertising materials in support of the director.
•Strong analytical and financial skills in order to monitor and review revenues and expenses, as well as identify and investigate any discrepancies or trends and recommend actions to address variances accordingly.
•Excellent organizational skills are required in order to assist the Director in managing interaction, reporting and relations with the Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic, Office of the President, and other significant University partners such as colleagues, Advisory Committees and Sub-Committees.
•Demonstrated experience in event planning in order to support the Director’s fundraising activities as well as coordinate gallery functions such as receptions and other public and private events.
•A demonstrated commitment to client service, specifically students, staff, faculty and external contacts. Excellent interpersonal and technical skills required when assisting students and faculty and when assisting in the production of special events and centre initiatives.
•Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with various software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Experience with ORACLE would be considered an asset.
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision using sound judgment, excellent creative skills as well as utilizing problem solving/troubleshooting skills to identify and find solutions to administrative issues and conduct post-activity assessments in order to identify opportunity areas for development.
Additional information :
•Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing as a first step in the evaluation process prior to being granted an interview.
•Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.