Assistant Curator, Public Programs & Learning

Date Posted: Jun 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2022
Start Date: Jul 11, 2022

Salary From: 45K To 45K
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Myseum of Toronto

Myseum is your Toronto museum. Our engaging programs and experiences showcase the history, spaces, culture(s), architecture, and the people, that represent Toronto’s unique place in the world.


 

Job Description

About Myseum of Toronto
Mission

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.

Position Summary
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.


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.



Requirements:

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.

Additional Info:

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter on our job board: https://myseum.applytojobs.ca

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