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Coordinator, Public Programs and Visitor Services

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted: September 14, 2017
Vacancy Type: Term Vacancy Notice
Start: A.S.A.P.
End: 2 year from start date
Department: Ryerson Image Centre
Position: 20000633
Grade: OPSEU - 10 ($57,803.71 - $69,020.66)
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Reporting to: Exhibitions Curator
Return to Home: Guaranteed return to home

Application Deadline: September 28


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. The RIC, located in the heart of campus life and in the core of downtown Toronto, is one of a number of major projects to grow out of Ryerson University’s mission to be one of the most dynamic institutions of higher learning in the country and a “City Builder” in the centre of Toronto. Our plans are part of a growing trend toward creative inclusion and openness that will bring the world to Toronto and carry the reputation of Ryerson and our city into the world.

We are currently seeking a Coordinator, Public Programs and Visitor Services to act as the front-of-house for the Ryerson Image Centre galleries by greeting, guiding, and providing appropriate information and services to RIC visitors, and advise the Director on attendance and audience matters. The successful candidate will coordinate exhibition tour programs as well as additional programming for school groups, underserved youth, special interest societies, and general audience. Additionally, she/he will oversee part-time gallery attendants and a corps of volunteer museum docents; and coordinate additional educational programming, including lectures by visiting artists, scholars, and other speakers. She/he will also help coordinate logistics for events, including exhibition opening receptions and other gallery functions, and oversee retail sales of in-house publications and additional items.


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in in Visual Arts, Art History and/or Museum Studies with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in art galleries or other public cultural setting and interacting with the public in a customer-service or frontline service position. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in public programming, including working with visitors of all age groups, levels of education and interest is required.
  • Strong administrative and team coordination skills are required in order to provide general facilities monitoring and administrative support.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written are essential to assisting with the planning and coordination for RIC public programs and other events, including exhibition opening receptions, artist and curator lectures, and campus partner events.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and good cash management are required in order to create annual budgets for front of house in consultation with the Director and Exhibitions Curator; tracks and reports expenses and revenues.
  • 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) and Google Gmail.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Applications can be accepted only online through our careers web site Applications cannot be accepted through email.




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