Assistant Museum Registrar, The Image Centre

Toronto Metropolitan University

Peter Higdon Research Centre, 2018 © Riley Snelling, The Image Centre

The Image Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University is hiring an Assistant Museum Registrar

Position Number: 20004369
Job Title: Assistant Museum Registrar
Department: The Image Centre
Supervisor’s Title: Registrar and Collections Officer
Employee Group: OPSEU
Vacancy Type: FTCE
Hours of Work: 36.25
Grade: 10
Salary Scale: $62,262.26 – $74,344.40
Hiring Range: $62,262.26 – $68,035.67
Start Date: ASAP

The Assistant Museum Registrar collaborates closely with the IMC’s Registrar and Collections Officer on collections and new acquisitions. This role will assist with the care and maintenance of the IMC’s permanent collection material and records, and coordinates the movement of works for collections and exhibition purposes. Responsibilities include:

  • Supports the care and maintenance of the IMC’s permanent collection and new acquisitions.
  • Assists with records management and correspondence in support of collections and exhibitions activities.
  • Supports the operations of the IMC’s research centre and gallery facilities.

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing
how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree in Museum Studies or a related program is required.
  • Minimum two years experience working in a museum, archive, or library setting is required.
  • Experience handling and cataloguing photographs, image-based media, or working in a cultural institution or archive setting handling works on paper.
  • Experience with standard registration practices including processing collection material, general collections management practices, record keeping, shipping, and insurance logistics.
  • Basic knowledge of proper handling, housing, and storage of modern and historical photographic works.
  • An understanding of, and ability to apply, standards of archiving, cataloguing, and collections care.
  • Familiarity with collections management database programs.
  • Comprehensive computer skills including familiarity with various operating platforms (i.e. MAC and PC) and programs such as Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and within a team setting.
  • A focused, detail-oriented approach to assigned work.

Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University’s career site. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 26th, 2023.

For more information, contact:
Chelsea Fennell
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Human Resources
416-979-5000 ext. 556978

As an active partner within the academic fabric of Toronto Metropolitan University, the cultural network of Toronto, and the national and international photography community, we develop programs that speak to and welcome interested parties from many walks of life, including students, faculty, artists, historians, and curators, as well as the general public.

The Image Centre boasts three interrelated areas of activity: an exhibition program, which addresses topics of social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical concern from a variety of contemporary perspectives; its research program, which conducts and facilitates inquiry into primary resource materials and offers lectures, symposia, and publications devoted to the history of photography; and, accessible in its Peter Higdon Research Centre, a collection of photography spanning the medium’s history—including the renowned Black Star Collection of twentieth-century photo-reportage. The Image Centre is also home to several artists’ archives, including those of Berenice Abbott, Wendy Snyder MacNeil, Jo Spence, and Werner Wolff.

Our museum-standard facility consists of approximately 4,500 square feet of exhibition space; a Great Hall for lectures, conferences, screenings and receptions; a glassed-in entrance colonnade with the 16-foot Salah Bachir New Media Wall visible from the street; a temperature and moisture-controlled vault for our growing collection; and a state of the art, professionally staffed research centre.

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Met is on a transformative path to becoming Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

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