Job: Senior Curator Programmes, The Power PlantPosted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, April 30. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - SENIOR CURATOR PROGRAMMES The Power Plant
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto is seeking a Senior Curator. Applications (resume and letter of interest) must be received by May 25, 2010.
The Power Plant at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is a high profile centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 23 years, it has forged an enviable reputation for presenting influential exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging projects, public programmes and special events.
An employment opportunity exists in The Power Plant for a Senior Curator Programmes. Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for implementing art and audience development programmes for The Power Plant, including exhibitions, publications, public projects and audience engagement and education programmes. As part of the management team, the incumbent will also participate in business and strategic planning for The Power Plant.
The Senior Curator will contribute to the research, development and presentation of new exhibitions and projects that interpret the response of artists to developments in contemporary culture and that respond to the global flow of information, emerging discourses, new artists, new geographies, new media and changing contexts that underpin developments in contemporary art. He/she will also implement a programme aimed at engaging new and diverse audiences for The Power Plant, through a dynamic mix of exhibition, education, interpretation, visitor support and community programmes that develop audience understanding of contemporary art and awareness of its significance as a vital social and cultural force.
The ideal candidate will hold a post graduate qualification in Art History, Fine Arts, Art Education or a related discipline and have a minimum of 5 years programming and management experience in a contemporary art organization. Proven experience in the organization of contemporary art projects and interpretive programmes and exceptional knowledge of the international contexts for contemporary art is a must, as is proven fundraising and budget management experience. He/she must have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships as well as to persuade and negotiate.
DEADLINE for application: MAY 25, 2010
Qualified applicants please send your resume quoting Job Ref.#10F12-AKI to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: jobs -at- harbourfrontcentre.com
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
For more information on the gallery please visit http://www.thepowerplant.org
231 Queens Quay West
M5J 2G8 CANADA
Tel: (416) 973-4949
Fax: 416) 973-4933