TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow
Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant as part of the TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellowship. This two year program (September 2014 through August 2016) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, the TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery. This position will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to gain hands-on experience in visitor engagement, program development and assessment and community outreach, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a Curator of Education in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of program development, including; research, development, implementation, assessment, community and artist relations, writing interpretive and promotional material for gallery didactics, website and program guide, audience development and visitor engagement.
• The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will assist with youth related programming including Power Kids, Power Youth, and Student Events, developing and implementing assessment strategies for these and other programs. The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will research and develop public programs and liaise with artists, curators and other cultural producers in their implementation. The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will provide administrative support across programs and learn to develop and manage budgets, staffing plans, grant applications and reports, and assist with preparing presentations, board reports and presenter contracts. The TD Curator of Education and Outreach Fellow will prepare and provide guided gallery tours for a variety of audiences.
• Masters degree in art education, museum studies, contemporary art history
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of contemporary art required;
• Understanding of gallery education and public programs, program assessment, and visitor engagement theories and strategies.
• Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.
$15.00 per hour, 35 hours a week
The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field of Art Education, Museum Studies, and Art History or related field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:
• 1) A letter of interest (addressed to The Power Plant) describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying
• 2) Resume;
• 3) The names of 3 references with contact information
• 4) two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional settings
• 5) Writing sample: the sample must be less than 8 pages – an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, gallery interpretive text or curriculum materials.
Deadline for Application: August 4, 2014
Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#.14J096-ET
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply
Please note that our volunteer roster is currently full. Please check back again in Fall 2014, when we will schedule our next orientation session. We are happy to continue to accept applications during this time.
Share your unique set of skills and gain valuable experience at one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries. Volunteers perform a variety of roles at The Power Plant, including greeting and interacting with patrons, ensuring the security of works in the gallery, photographing and videotaping lectures, assisting with events, and more.
A volunteer at The Power Plant is:
• reliable and professional
• a team player
• enthusiastic for contemporary art
• committed for a minimum of six months
• meet new people
• develop new skills
• reimbursements for TTC transportation costs
• complimentary tickets to selected events
How to volunteer
Send your application form and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay W
Toronto ON M5J 2G8