Supervisor, Arts and Culture at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)


Supervisor, Arts and Culture

Contract Full Time; 13 month duration
Service Excellence and Innovation – Community Connections
Salary: $92,800-$115,998
Posting Date: December 9, 2021
Closing Date: January 7, 2022

Are you a visionary leader who is able to shape and capture diverse audiences?

Do you have 5 years of curatorial experience with an art gallery or collections-based institution?

Do you have experience with grant and subsidy applications?

This may be the opportunity for you!

The role…

The Supervisor of Arts and Culture is responsible for the initiation, research, development, and presentation of a dynamic curatorial vision, including exhibitions organized within Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) and exhibitions originating from other institutions; and co-creating exhibitions working with Peel’s Community.

This role is integral to the planning and organization of education and public programs related to exhibitions and collections in PAMA.

What you will do…

  • Provides leadership to build a high performing, engaged and committed team of professionals. Oversight of a multi-disciplinary team of core PAMA staff, vendors and contractors
  • Leads the Art and Museum teams within PAMA, providing a high level of expertise and oversight in accordance with relevant industry standards within a culturally diverse community.
  • Responsible for the resolution of challenges regarding collection stewardship, storage, preservation, exhibition and program content, accessibility standards and community engagement
  • Responsible for the delivery of gallery services, including exhibitions, publications, management of the Permanent Collections, community relations, incoming and outgoing loans, donor relations, community liaison, conservation, grant management, reports and evaluations.
  • Maintains connections with local, provincial, and national visual arts and museum communities and has a demonstrated knowledge of theoretical, historical, and intellectual contexts of contemporary art practices, museum practices, and an ability to communicate this knowledge to specialized and general audiences
  • Ensures that program strategies align with goals and objectives of the Region of Peel Community for Life, and that plans and resources support the program while also ensuring PAMA’s long-term financial sustainability
  • Oversees the daily work of the Art and Museum team and provides coaching and mentoring. Sources grants and donations to increase program capacity
  • Liaises with a network of stakeholders, boards and committees, patrons, donors, artists, colleagues, grantor’s; community, business, and educational leaders, volunteers, and Peel partners to fulfil the objectives of PAMA and Region of Peel to meet the needs of the community
  • Develops operational plans for the Art & Museum to support strategic directions of PAMA’s program plan
  • Leads the collaborative cross-departmental process for establishing exhibition schedules
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures related to exhibition, collection management, risk management, art & cultural services, conservation, community engagement and public access
  • Foster innovation in design and curatorial vision to create exceptional visitor and user experiences
  • Curate exhibitions, conduct research, produce publications and facilitate loans of exhibitions to and from other lenders, including artists, collectors and colleague institutions.
  • Manage strategic relationships, including with donors, funders, partners and stakeholders, in order to strengthen institutional and community links
  • Manages fiscal resources by monitoring expenditures, allocating funds, making cost savings and recommending operational improvement identifying appropriate revenue sources, ensuring compliance with budget expectations, and assisting with developing the annual section budget.
  • Secures grants and identifies potential exhibition and program sponsorships to further PAMA’s objectives
  • Responds to emergencies as part of the leadership team
  • Develops communication strategy documents, exhibition plans, project proposals, Council and Advisory Board reports, program business plans, policies and procedures, exhibition text / didactics and publications, contractual agreements, reports, presentations, grant applications, letters, general correspondence and social media, and other content

What we require:

  • Master’s degree in art history or related field combined with 5 years of curatorial experience in a related position in an art gallery or other collections-based institution
  • 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one major area of the PAMA collections
  • Demonstrated results in building community engagement
  • Demonstrated results related to best practices, industry standards, digital curation, and current trends in curation and exhibition, collections management, educational programming and visitor experiences
  • Demonstrated expertise with co-creation
  • Strong financial management and planning skills
  • Knowledge of legislation effecting cultural institution service provision
  • Demonstrated results in grant and subsidy applications.
  • Knowledge of AODA
  • Experience with Diversity and inclusion

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line at

Location: Due to Covid-19, some of our offices are working at limited capacity to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once working onsite, you will report to 9 Wellington Street, Brampton ON.

We are committed to supporting community recovery from COVID-19. This plan will follow a phased approach that is guided by Public Health and Ontario’s Framework for reopening. Get details

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday-Friday
Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.

As part of the Region’s ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.

New employees who commence employment on or after October 1, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.