December 27, 2021
Curatorial Assistant, Access & Learning
Hosted by Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Do you believe that art is for everyone? That art can inspire, engage and create a community? Do you want to be a part of bringing people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways? If yes, then the Curatorial Assistant, Access & Learning might be the right opportunity for you!
With almost 1 million visitors annually, the AGO is known for its engaging and diverse exhibitions and programs and its commitment to life-long learning. Aligned to our bold 10-year vision, the AGO has recently led a number of groundbreaking initiatives to make our space even more welcoming and accessible to all. This includes innovative, new initiatives like the recent crowdfunding campaign to acquire a Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, the launch of our 25 and under free program, and the introduction of a $35 annual pass that provides access to all exhibitions. There has never been a more exciting time to join an organization that is disrupting the traditional way of looking at an art museum.
We are currently seeking a temporary part-time Curatorial Assistant, Access & Learning. The Curatorial Assistant will support the development and production of all work initiated to actively animate public and online spaces in the museum and address the needs and interests of a broad and engaged public He/She/They will assist in the research, development, production and delivery of the AGO’s public programs and learning, while integrating diverse community perspectives. The Curatorial Assistant will assist in the research and identification of significant trends in the visual arts (both historical and contemporary), as well as ideas, trends, and best practice in contemporary culture, museum programming and learning. He/She/They will work collaboratively with colleagues, internally and externally, to create and realize programs for audiences of all ages that support the AGO values of art, audience, and learning and will participate in the ongoing operations of the Education and Programming department.
Closing Date: December 27, 2021
The AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values. At the AGO, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve.
We welcome and encourage candidates who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities to apply for this new and exciting role. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.
Personal and lived experience with communities that identify with disabilities is an asset.