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These postings have been edited, to view the complete job posting please visit: http://www.textilemuseum.ca/about/jobs

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter, resume and three references (including email and phone #’s) as a single document attachment to hrsearch@textilemuseum.ca. The email subject line should read <title of position applied for> <followed by applicant’s last name>.

Kindly note that we will accept no phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Textile Museum of Canada maintains a Board of Trustees approved Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Policy. Respect, accountability, and a generous manner towards other staff, volunteers, and the general public are requirements for all staff. The TMC is committed to achieving representation of equity-seeking groups on its staff by ensuring that members of said communities have unbiased access to employment. The Textile Museum of Canada is an equal opportunity employer.


EXHIBITION PROJECT COORDINATOR

REPORTS TO: Curatorial Director, and supports the Senior Curator & Manager of Collection.

POSITION TYPE: Part-time, permanent position – 3 days a week (24 hours per week); work days are to be from Wednesday to Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS: Must be physically capable of lifting up to 35 lbs.; have experience and the ability to lift and handle art objects.

The Exhibition Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the programming team to produce high quality projects, exhibitions and educational activities within given parameters, schedules and budgets. The position is central to communication and problem solving as well as developing procedures, policies and processes.

Budget and Operations Support:
The Exhibition Project Coordinator will support the programming team with the preparing of invoices, issuing contracts and payment authorizations. This position will support the programming team by assisting with the tracking of exhibition budgets, procuring exhibition materials and equipment, maintaining the inventory of display cases and AV equipment, as well as make travel arrangements for special visitors, and prepare expense reports as needed. (40%)

Administrative Support:
The Exhibition Project Coordinator will assist the programming team in the day to day administrative operations of in-house and traveling exhibitions, as well as education and public programs. This includes maintaining exhibition files, coordinating required office supplies, creating presentation materials, producing and distributing reports and facilitating communication for this busy creative team. (20%)

Research:
The Exhibition Project Coordinator will support exhibition research and secure images as needed. (10%)

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the production of the Museum’s exhibitions, interfacing with artist(s), guest curators and partners, supporting the programming team in conceptualization and curation, exhibition design, logistical planning, and installation.
  • Works with the Communications Coordinator to assist in the crafting of a promotional strategy for all programming.
  • Maintains logistical and administrative tasks of the programming team, developing procedures and systems to ensure efficiencies.
  • Oversees preparation of Programming Committee agendas and minutes; acts as Programming Committee Secretary and supports the implementation of committee decisions.
  • Research to support the development of content for upcoming exhibitions to inform: the development of themes/directions; curatorial writing; interpretive planning.
  • Review, sort and catalogue information from a variety of sources related to future exhibition planning.
  • In a limited capacity, help secure funding through research, grant applications and sponsorship packages.

Education, Training, and Traits:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required, with coursework in art, art history, museum or curatorial studies or related field preferred.

Work Experience:
Minimum two years of museum experience with a focus on exhibition management.

Key Quality:
Strong project management skills.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time, 3 days a week permanent position. The position requires availability for occasional evenings and weekends. Hourly rate: $18





CURATORIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR

REPORTS TO: Senior Curator & Manager of Collection

POSITION TYPE: 16-month part-time contract position, averaging 25 hours per week. The position requires availability for weekends and occasional evenings.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS: Must be physically capable of lifting up to 35 lbs.; have experience and the ability to lift and handle art objects.

The Textile Museum of Canada seeks a highly motivated Curatorial Project Coordinator. The Curatorial Project Coordinator will support the curatorial mandate of the Textile Museum of Canada by acting as project coordinator for the Cape Dorset Inuit Fabric Project; a project centred on the Museum’s collection of Inuit printed textiles made in Cape Dorset in the 1950s and 60s. The graphic cotton and linen printed textiles are a physical record of a relatively short-lived experimental initiative undertaken in the early days of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the production of the Cape Dorset Inuit Fabric exhibition; coordinate contracts and liaise with curators, artists, designers, contractors, advisors and Inuit community members.
  • Support the programming team in conceptualization and curation, exhibition design, logistical planning, and installation.
  • Assist with research, production, catalogue and digital initiatives.
  • Coordinate project schedule; ensure project participants are kept on track for deadlines.
  • Coordinate communications with members of the Advisory group(s), setting up meetings, taking minutes.
  • Coordinate exhibition loans; prepare loan agreements and organize shipping arrangements.
  • Coordinate catalogue scheduling and production; liaise with curators, authors and translators, photographer, designer and printer; and prepare invoices, issue contracts and payment authorizations.
  • Assist with planning for filmed interviews with Cape Dorset community members.
  • Coordinate planning and schedule for touring exhibition; prepare invoices, issue contracts, and organize shipping arrangements.

Education, Training, and Traits:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required, with coursework in Canadian and Indigenous studies, art history, museum or curatorial studies or related field preferred.

Key Quality:
Experience with Indigenous community involvement.

Work Experience:
Minimum two years of museum experience with a focus on exhibition management.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time 16-month contract; averaging 25 hours per week. The position requires availability for weekends and occasional evenings. Hourly rate: $18

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