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Job - Senior Curator, TD Bank Group, deadline August 24

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, August 18. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Senior Art Curator will oversee the TD Art Department and its collections, and will manage and work closely with the art coordinator to implement and maintain a strategy and vision for the collection, its outreach and its acquisitions strategy. This is a part time (2 days a week), 2 year contract position (renewable).

Reporting to the VP of Community Relations, the Senior Art Curator will:

Implement overall strategy for collection – acquisition and engagement
implement and adhere to collections mandate and vision
Implement a de-accession strategy for suitable works
Implement and adhere to department policies
Oversee preservation and safekeeping of the collection
work with the various real estate projects to acquire appropriate works for those locations
manage the administrative tasks of the art department
implement education strategies for staff, clients and public
staff and community engagement
community outreach and connection to museums, galleries and artists nationally
guide junior curatorial position
The Senior Art Curator is responsible for:

Developing an enterprise-wide corporate art policy for TD Bank Group that takes into account a range of factors including art market realities and TD's evolving real estate and premises' design policies. This includes an acquisition and de-accession strategy, collection management and ways TD can leverage our collection to support community relations, brand and business development objectives.

Lead by implementing an overall vision for the collection by effectively researching, selecting, recommending and purchasing all works to be included in the bank's art collection.

Executing the acquisition strategy by working with business partners including real estate, architects and interior designers, as well as the art committee, the curator will make recommendations for major purchases and acquire appropriate art for executive offices and other high profile locations and ensure the placement of high quality artworks throughout the bank.

Managing the collection by working with the art coordinator to arrange for the evaluation of the collection for insurance purposes, developing and executing a plan to dispose of images no longer seen as central or appropriate for the collection and ensuring images and other pieces in the collection are appropriately maintained and restored as necessary.

Leveraging the bank's art collection through programming, by overseeing, and promoting, the Inuit Gallery, identifying and developing opportunities to promote the art collection through loans, exhibits, educational programmes and other activities that showcase both individual pieces as well as the range and scale of the bank's collection.

Leveraging the reputation of TD as a collector and a supporter of the arts and the expertise of the curator through active community outreach including curatorial support for events, not-for- profit organizations and other programs, as well as development of art-related business development programs that support TD businesses, especially Wealth Management. This will include off-site evening events, tours of the collection, etc.

Maintain and improve standard of expertise by visiting galleries and exhibits on a regular basis; by reading journals and publications; by cultivating contacts and good working relations within the art community.

Oversee and control the accounting function for the art collections and the art department by ensuring accurate accounting and financial reporting for the fixed asset accounts; by analyzing variances and making recommendations to the Manager; by maintaining and reporting insurance evaluations; by preparing and monitoring expense plans; by maintaining up-to-date procedural manuals.


MA in Art History, Museums Studies, or equivalent work experience
Curatorial experience at a gallery or museum level
Strong knowledge of the history of Canadian Art and Contemporary Art
Knowledge of American ArtKnowledge of the art market (Sales prices, auction results)
Strong connections to the Visual Arts community (Curators, dealers, artists)
Strong communication skills and public speaking
Strong administrative and organizational skills; knowledge of database management preferred
Knowledge of computer programs such as Word, excel, photoshop
Please send resumes to Daniel Faria at daniel.faria(at) No phone inquiries please.

Deadline for applications is August 24, 2011.
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