Art Gallery of Ontario

Title Chief Curator
Posting Number 1011890
Status Regular Full-Time
External Posting
The Art Gallery of Ontario, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is among the most distinguished art museums in North America with a collection of more than 80,000 works of art. It offers a remarkable art experience with each visit. In November 2008, the museum re-opened to international acclaim in a newly designed Frank Gehry building. Contribute your leadership skills, intellectual rigour and successful exhibition programming experience to the success of the AGO through the position of:

Chief Curator

The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Chief Curator to lead in developing the artistic vision and programming of the AGO, and the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution’s Strategic Plan, and which deliver on its commitment to audience engagement. The Curatorial Affairs Division includes curatorial, collection development, registration, conservation, and publications. Provides overall team leadership to department staff. As a Leadership Team member, works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the AGO’s strategic goals and corporate success.

The new Chief Curator must be deeply committed to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public and to nurturing relations with our donors in order to continue to build and preserve our collection. The Chief Curator will embrace and champion the museum’s core value, namely that the experience of our visitor is paramount to our mission, strategies and achievements.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience as an exceptional leader of people, ideas and institutional mission, with the dynamic communications skills to engage staff, donors and the public. You are a strategic thinker with experience at the senior management level of a museum collaborating and overseeing projects relating to exhibitions, installations, publications, and collections care and administration. You possess a deep and broad working knowledge of curatorial practices gained in museums that have sought and achieved imaginative ways of engaging with their visitors and which have met targeted results. An advanced degree in Art History or extensive equivalent related experience in art exhibition and program planning and production will be required.

Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be considered with priority.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. This position will be posted until filled: to submit your appication please follow the instructions for ‘New’ and ‘Returning’ applicants above. If you are including a cover letter, please address this to: The Hiring Manager.


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