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JOB POSTING: EDUCATION OFFICER, HUMBER GALLERIES

Application deadline: September 28, 2017

Humber Galleries seeks an Education Officer to research, design, and implement collaborative curricular and extracurricular programming between Humber’s eight Schools and our exhibitions. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, promoting, and leading class visits, workshops, and outreach programs for a diverse range of students. They will develop a vision for how Humber Galleries can enhance the student experience across the disciplines.

The Galleries are part of the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Humber’s polytechnic model is the “third way” between the university and the trade college; it blends the creation of new knowledge and the solving of real world problems. Because we are located within a polytechnic environment, Humber Galleries is a space where contemporary art and polytechnic learning come together and influence each other. Humber’s core values of creativity, innovation, problem-solving, adaptability, and collaboration guide our mandate. Our two physical spaces are sites of social, political, educational, philosophical, and quantitative inquiry: North Space (North Campus) and L Space (Lakeshore Campus). We are an active collaborator in the social and educational fabric of Humber College, our neighbourhood, and the contemporary art discipline.

Working under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the Curator, the Education Officer will contribute to the overall development of the Galleries’ public profile at Humber; our educational, interpretation, and mediation strategies; and our formal relationship to the curriculum. Outreach will be an integral part of this work. The successful candidate will:

  • Establish deep relationships with students, faculty, and Humber community members
  • Foster links between exhibitions, public programs, the Humber curriculum, and the local context
  • Get to know students and faculty members and their academic interests and inform them about new initiatives, future exhibitions, and activities that might bear relevance to their teaching, learning, and research
  • Initiate collaborations with academic programs and partnerships with campus resource groups in developing curricular and extracurricular contemporary art programming for and with students
  • Coordinate and market a program of class visits, tours, writing workshops, research files, publishing, talks, and screenings
  • Offer mentorship and guidance to work study students
  • Provide administrative and research support to the Curator
  • Perform other duties as required


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a BFA or equivalent work experience. A master’s degree in studio practice, curatorial studies, art education, or equivalent experience is beneficial
  • Experience planning and delivering visual arts education programming
  • A great sense of imagination, reciprocity, and curiosity
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Proactive communication and interpersonal skills with all types of learners
  • Effective time management skills
  • Broad knowledge of a variety of visual arts media, materials, and techniques
  • Experience with website maintenance and social media
  • Graphic design skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Grant writing experience is an asset
  • Aboriginal Studies certificate or equivalent knowledge of First Nations, Metis, Inuit art, perspectives, and protocols is an asset
  • Driver’s license is an asset
  • CPR/AED/Emergency First Aid training is required


Hours: 24 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends. Flexibility in scheduling is required.

Hiring range: $21.21 to $28.28 per hour


Humber Galleries values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. The Hiring Manager will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Applications must be submitted through Humber’s Career page. We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact: Alissa Firth-Eagland, alissa.firth-eagland@humber.ca.


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Image: Red and White Melody, Xiaojing Yan, tissue paper and natural reed, 2013. Part of Into You: On the Edge at L Space, Humber Galleries' fall exhibition.

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