Two Career Opportunities at Gallery TPW

Curator

Gallery TPW is seeking a Curator to shape the organization’s artistic direction and help articulate that vision throughout all facets of our operations. With the support of staff, the Curator is responsible for the conceptualization and execution of all programming activity, both onsite and outwards into the community. Gallery TPW is seeking a candidate who is excited in shaping a cohesive curatorial visual, with longevity and openness at the forefront.

What Gallery TPW needs and encourages in a candidate is a Curator who:

  • values partnerships and collaboration with other organizations, fellow staff, creative contributors, and community stakeholders;
  • is invested in programming that creates conduits between local audiences and international communities through themes, political and cultural movements, lived experiences, and socio-economic issues;
  • is interested and engaged in fostering relationships with Gallery TPW’s donorship and patrons;
  • is willing to experiment and have fun with infrastructure and challenge the limitations of a white cube gallery;
  • is interested in expanding the definitions of photography and moving image, through installation, public programming, and discourse;
  • is committed to meaningful outreach and pursuing different forms of audience engagement;
  • is dedicated to sharing space and resources.

Start Date: May 20, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

Exhibitions and Programming:

  • Conceives and coordinates 3-4 exhibitions a year, depending on scope and budget. Is responsible for working with artists to determine material and creative support for exhibitions, manage programming budgets, and present during installation and strike dates;
  • Work with guest-curators to support the presentation of curatorial projects and help manage budgets;
  • Develop discursive programming to accompany and activate exhibitions;
  • Draft exhibition texts and copy for marketing purposes;
  • Imagine public programming activities outside the gallery schedule to reflect the priorities and needs of local audiences and international communities.

Grants and Special Projects:

  • With the support of the Executive Director, the Curator is responsible to conceiving and developing projects for supplementary granting and foundational opportunities;
  • The Curator is encouraged to develop experimental projects both inside the gallery space and off-site in community to further develop Gallery TPW’s curatorial vision and expand opportunities for collaboration;
  • The Curator is encouraged to develop publication projects to further activate the programming offered in the gallery.

Outreach and Relationships:

  • Assist Executive Director and board in programming fundraising initiatives to better engage with our donorship;
  • Work with staff to seek out and nurture partnerships and co-presenters for all programming activities;

Administration and Infrastructure:

  • Together with the Executive Director, staff, and board, cultivate new opportunities to broaden Gallery TPW’s offerings to our audiences, neighbourhood, and artistic communities;
  • Be present at programming and events;
  • Assist in the hiring of programming staff;
  • Manage and work closely with the Programming Committee during submission opportunities, programming experimentation, and visioning.

Compensation

$60,000 per annum plus benefits, vacation, travel, and professional development stipend. 30 hours per week including occasional evenings and weekends as required.

Apply

Eligible applicants should send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and experience (1 page), CV (max 3 pages), and three professional references in a single PDF to jobs@gallerytpw.ca by April 15, 2024.


​​Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Gallery TPW is seeking a Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator who is dedicated to both managing a cohesive and responsive communications approach and expanding TPW’s audience and community engagement activity. Working with the Executive Director and Curator, the Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator will support Gallery TPW objectives in reaching new publics and stakeholders, both locally and internationally, while still fostering deeper relationships with our surrounding artistic communities and neighbours.

Start Date: May 20, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

Outreach:

  • Develop partnerships and collaborations for programming and exhibitions with support from the Curator;
  • Expand Gallery TPW audiences and reach to different communities via targeted and/or durational outreach initiatives. Draw from themes and subjects presented in the gallery to seek out new visitors and help the Curator develop programming that reflects the priorities and needs of those visitors;
  • Imagine and coordinate new strategies for meaningful and impactful outreach initiatives for all facets of operations.

Relationships:

  • Maintain and draw statistics from Gallery TPW’s Visitor Impact Survey, and provide updates to the Curator and Executive Director;
  • Work with Executive Director to support durational relationships with Gallery TPW’s donorship;
  • Work with and build Gallery TPW’s volunteer community;
  • Develop casual neighbourhood-focused marketing strategies, like flyer or zine campaigns.

Communications:

  • Manage Gallery TPW’s main website and Silver Editions archive;
  • Work with the Curator and Executive Director to launch marketing campaigns for programming and major projects via Mail Chimp, social media, and press;
  • Monitor and document audience activity both in-person and online;
  • Maintain Gallery TPW’s brand identity in all facets of public presentation;
  • Develop strategies for better communications output and brand awareness;
  • Experiment with our social media platforms to activate programming and spotlight our artists, curators, and colleagues.

Administration and Events:

  • Work with the Executive Director and Curator in maintaining the gallery space;
  • Help develop organizational strategies for digital and material archives;
  • Be present at programming events and receptions;
  • Develop and host neighbourhood-focused events.

Compensation

$35,000 per annum plus vacation and professional development stipend. 20 hours per week including occasional evenings and weekends as required.

Apply

Eligible applicants should send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and experience (1 page), CV (max 3 pages), and two professional references in a single PDF to jobs@gallerytpw.ca by April 15, 2024.


Gallery TPW is an anti-oppressive and anti-racist work environment and equal-opportunity employer committed to reflecting the communities we serve. We promote employment equity and strongly encourage applications from equity-seeking communities including racialized candidates, Indigenous peoples, 2SLGBTQIAP persons, and persons with disabilities.

If contacted for an interview, we will ask if any accommodations are needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Those interviewed will receive an honorarium of $50 flat fee.

Gallery TPW
170 St. Helens Ave
Toronto, ON, M6H 4A1
info@gallerytpw.ca | 416-645-1066

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Gallery TPW is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council