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​Call for Applicants

Curator of Education and Community Outreach
Part-time position


The Curator of Education and Community Outreach works on behalf of Gallery 44, in conjunction with the Education Committee, to develop and administer Gallery 44's education and outreach mandates, education programs (including CameraLinks, CameraReach, OUTREACH and Photomagic) and workshops for artists. This is an exciting and dynamic position that involves programming for youth and the general public. We are seeking a creative educator who can guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of Gallery 44’s education and outreach initiatives. The ideal candidate is a community-minded individual who will assist Gallery 44 in forming meaningful collaborations with individuals and organizations.


Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Gallery 44’s numerous community partners to realize our annual program OUTREACH and secures new community partners for the project on an ongoing basis
  • Schedules and coordinates OUTREACH workshops and directs the installation of the accompanying exhibition and related programming
  • Researches new ideas for workshops, solicits artists/instructors to facilitate various technical and conceptual workshops and oversees all of the administrative details relating to workshops, including space bookings and participant registration
  • Manages the CameraLinks and CameraReach programs, including coordinating submissions and the exhibition of student work, and in collaboration with the TDSB, develops workshops for teachers and students
  • Plans Photomagic, Gallery 44’s annual summer camp program for youth
  • Coordinates all communications materials related to educations programs, including updating the website and writing press releases
  • Ensures that Gallery 44’s education programs maintain a high level of excellence, with a focus on accessibility, inclusion and diversity
  • Oversees all administrative duties related to Gallery 44’s education programs, including preparing and managing budgets
  • Performs other duties as required, including attending evening and weekend events
  • Works collaboratively with the Gallery 44 team to support the organization's mission, vision and strategic plan


Requirements and Skills:

  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (arts education, visual studies, photography, etc.) with a minimum one year of related experience
  • Experience managing numerous complex projects from concept to production with proven success
  • Commitment to and experience with community engagement and outreach
  • Proven experience stewarding meaningful collaborations, motivating team members and building lasting partnerships
  • Strong knowledge of analogue and digital photographic modes of production
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary photography and related practices
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and other photo editing tools as well as experience working with database applications
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to prioritize simultaneous tasks and meet numerous deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working for a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization will be considered an asset
  • Second language such as French will be considered an asset


Details:

  • 24 hours per week (schedule to be determined with the Executive Director)
  • Available to work evenings and weekends and to attend community events as needed
  • Salary to commensurate with experience, plus supplementary health benefits
  • Start date: October 24, 2017


How to apply:

Interested candidates should send the following information to jobs@gallery44.org. Please include name of position in email subject line. All documents should be sent as a single pdf.

  • CV
  • Letter of interest (two pages maximum)
  • Three references (name, position, telephone and email address)


Deadline:

All applications must be received by September 9, 2017 at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered. Gallery 44 is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to the volume of applications only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About Gallery 44

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.


Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond St W, suite 120
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
www.gallery44.org
416.979.3941