Two Job Opportunities: Curator, Art in Public Spaces & Assistant Coordinator at the Art Museum

Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero, waabidiziiyan doopwining (to see yourself at the table), 2019. Mirror-polished aluminum, 439.4 x 208.3 x 81.3 cm. Hart House Centennial Art Commission, 2019. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is hiring for two positions: a Curator, Art in Public Spaces and an Assistant Coordinator.

Curator, Art in Public Spaces

Application Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2022

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working with the team of the Art Museum, the Curator, Art in Public Spaces will assess the care and development of the University of Toronto’s collection, including its role and the role of art in public spaces on the downtown campus. Thinking through the nature of collecting and its associated practices, against the background of its locally specific histories, the curator will reimagine the relation between art and place, between visual culture and place-making, and the role that artistic and curatorial practice can play in relation to multi-faceted spaces, communities, and publics.

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Assistant Coordinator

Application Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2022

The Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for multi-faceted aspects of coordinating and implementing the production of exhibitions and projects of the Art Museum—both within our two gallery spaces and in various offsite and outdoor locations. This includes acting as first point of contact for enquiries; coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, and information materials with and for the curatorial team, participating artists, guest curators, and partner organizations; and preparing and following up on loan agreements, exhibition and performance fee payments, the completion of registrarial information, and artists and curatorial travel arrangements.

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About the Art Museum at the University of Toronto

The Art Museum is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary art and interdisciplinary inquiry located on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, in Canada’s largest and most diverse city. With its two distinct gallery spaces (the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College), the Art Museum offers intensive cycles of programming dedicated to artistic and curatorial experimentation. Featuring works in a wide array of traditional and contemporary media, the Art Museum’s exhibitions are complemented by energetic offsite projects, widely accessible digital programs, and research engaging with the University of Toronto’s extensive contemporary and historical collections.

Working with artists and curators of diverse backgrounds, embodiment and cultural contexts, the program emphasizes the intersectional potential of the visual arts and cultural practices, their ability to imagine new ways of being, and create other ways of knowing and belonging. This includes critically engaging with local histories, attention to their complex embeddedness in local and global relations, and modelling other possible stories.

An integral part of all our programs are the in-depth and wide-ranging experiential opportunities for students and faculty, emerging and established scholars, visitors and communities alike—with mentorships, academic and co-curricular engagement, co-productions, partnerships, and other participatory involvement—to catalyze the possibility of transdisciplinary knowledge and greater awareness of the worlds we share.

Above all, the Art Museum aspires to be a welcoming meeting point to bring into conversation the university community and broader publics. Creating multi-faceted opportunities for dialogue, our program fosters deeper knowledge of the visual arts, and especially their unique contribution to ways of seeing, hearing, sensing, and thinking about what is happening at present, and what is urgent in our time.

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Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3

University of Toronto Art Centre
University College
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7