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Assistant Curator / Registrar
MacLarenArtCentre, Barrie

About the Job
The MacLarenArtCentre seeks an Assistant Curator/Registrar with experience in exhibition coordination, collections management and public programmes. Reporting to the Curator, the Assistant Curator/Registrar is responsible to assist with the coordination of temporary exhibitions, circulating exhibitions and exhibitions from the Permanent Collection, and the management and conservation of the Gallery’s collections.

About the MacLarenArtCentre
The MacLarenArtCentre is the regional public art gallery serving Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie, the Gallery has a Permanent Collection of 27,400 artworks and presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, education activities and special events. As the cornerstone of culture for Barrie, the MacLaren is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province and a catalyst for downtown revitalization. The MacLarenArtCentre offers a dynamic work environment that supports opportunities for professional growth, encourages creativity, fosters teamwork and rewards excellence. Employees enjoy a well-organized, stable organization and a collegial culture that emphasizes mentoring, coaching and skills development.


  • Masters Degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Museum Studies or Fine Art Studio
  • A Certificate in Collections Management or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years full-time work experience in this capacity in a public art gallery
  • Excellent knowledge of contemporary and historical art, gallery education and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with standard professional museum practice, particularly as it relates to collections management and exhibition procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with superior attention to detail
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer literacy in all applicable software/applications
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
  • Able to lift 15 kg
  • Indigenous studies is an asset as is fluency in French language

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018

This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week exclusive of breaks) offering a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, and a comprehensive benefit package after the initial three-month probation. The regular hours of work are Monday through Friday and other hours as scheduled including evenings and weekends.

The MacLarenArtCentre is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal records check with vulnerable sector police screening before work can commence. The anticipated start date is June 4, 2018.

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae detailing your curatorial and publication history in confidence to: Emily McKibbon, Curator, MacLarenArtCentre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 or by email to:





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