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Job Type: Full-time
Annual Salary: $45,000
Application deadline: Open until filled

THE JOB PURPOSE

Myseum of Toronto is seeking a highly motivated curatorial professional who is committed to
creating new types of stories and working to create a unique, nimble and forward-looking
cultural organization that is building a living collection of Toronto. We aim to do this in ways that
are meaningful, inclusive, participatory and relevant to the moment. Your commitment to
history, culture and the city are imperative and your entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude
essential. The incumbent will need to be a self-starter, highly organized, committed to working
with a range of audiences and stakeholders and thinking about new and inventive ways that
the work of the museum can manifest and exist in the 21st century.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Assistant Curator, Public Programs & Learning:

As a direct report to the Executive Director this role will assist in the design, implementation,
and management of Myseum projects and programs in accordance with Myseum’s Vision and
Mission. Within each project, the incumbent will indirectly report to the senior curator and
associate curators, to assist in the logistics of content development, events, partners logistics,
marketing, branding, etc as well as of events including but not exclusive of talks, panel
discussions, workshops, tours, exhibitions, annual festivals, educational programs, receptions
and when required support fundraising or marketing activities. The incumbent will support the
research materials, speakers, ideas, concepts and generally support the development of
content when required, and they will work collaboratively to make program decisions to ensure
the quality of the programs are maintained and deadlines are met, as per project scope.

Project management:

  • The incumbent will participate in the design of the project, ensuring best practices,
    accessibility, industry standards, and relevant research findings are considered
  • Support the administration and processes with internal and external stakeholders at all
    times, ensuring communication channels are developed, and that the logistics for
    marketing, program development, production, design, and so forth are fluid and
    information as well as project updates are clear
  • Assist in the creation of suitable workflows, work with project team in all areas,
    meetings and related logistics
  • Oversee the project calendars in collaboration with the associate curators and work to
    ensure all meetings, correspondence and communications are organized and managed
    and recorded
  • Track all the deliverables under the supervision of the associate curators and project
    leads
  • Assist in the collection and process of invoices when required
  • Work with project teams to assist in the development and management of a coherent
    process of reporting that will satisfy both internal and external stakeholder needs
  • Assist with interns and external contractors
  • Attend all programs when required and assist in the delivery of onsite programs
  • Work in public projects and at times engage with the public
  • Work with administrative assistant to support the selection, training and management of
    volunteers for for all events and on site activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Production:

  • The incumbent will be responsible for ordering materials, equipment, and ensuring that
    external venders and partners are secured on time
  • At times, track budgets
  • Collate, help onboard and assist in the management of a dynamic pool of freelancers
    and collaborators in all areas including, exhibition, construction, media, education,
    production etc. to ensure projects can be delivered and completed to standard.
  • They will ensure records are kept up to date and are easily accessible for myseum to
    draw upon when projects require external support

Community and Audience Engagement:

  • Support the associate curators and project teams in preparing and issuing all contracts
    with partners ensuring that communication and logistics are developed effectively
    between event partners, vendors, participators, collaborators, and community partners
  • Work at times, to research and actively seek out new partners and community
    engagement when developing projects

Interpretation and Evaluation:

  • Work with the associate curator at times to deliver on the interpretive work within the
    project space as well as with all projects on and off line
  • Assist in the development and execution of any evaluation and metrics (attendance
    numbers, survey responses, etc.) related to interpretation, and at times marketing, and
    assist in reporting when required

KNOWLEDGE

  • Remain current with best museum and public engagement practices, with particular
    focus on interpretive and exhibition practices, collaborative learning practices, social
    and public engagement
  • Research when possible new and relevant city museums keeping abreast of current
    models of best practice, include equity, diversity and inclusion. as well as community
    practices as core to program ambitions operating from an anti-Oppression and equity
    framework

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3+ years of experience with curatorial, museum or programming experience.
  • Deep curiosity and appetite to build a new type of ‘city’ museum
  • Strong interest in history and contemporary museum theory
  • Nimble, agile programmer with unique ideas and willingness to try things out
  • Creative and independent thinker
  • Strong experience developing, delivering and coordinating and managing programs in
    an academic, community or cultural sector
  • Experience working with all types of stakeholders and audiences including curators,
    academics, instructors, practicing artists and the general public
  • Committed to accessible and diverse programming
  • Demonstrated experience managing and working collaboratively with internal and
    external partners.
  • Committed to accessible and diverse programming
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skill, excellent organizational and
    time-management and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attuned to the human relations of
    working in a team environment
  • Must be flexible, capable of multi-tasking and problem solving
  • Ability to work weekends and irregular hours
  • Proficient in Word and Excel, experience working with Asana and databases
    (Salesforce) is an asset
  • A university degree or college diploma in a relevant subject matter (Museum Studies,
    Cultural Studies, Audio Journalism, Social Sciences, Film Studies, Urbanism, History,
    Architecture), or strong work related experience.

ABOUT MYSEUM

With the city as our starting point, Myseum is an ever-evolving collection of diverse stories, new histories and lived experiences that shape how we live in Toronto. We believe that museums are about meaningful exchange that bring us together and create deep relationships with the city. We are strengthening our connection to Toronto and each other, one story at a time. For more information, please visit: https://www.myseumoftoronto.com/

THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

This role will work standard business hours, with occasional evenings and weekends required to support programming. Pending COVID-related public health guidelines, this role will be required to split their time between Myseum’s office (401 Richmond West) and work from home (a laptop will be provided).

Myseum of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process.

Thank you for your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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