Exhibitions & Collection Manager

  • Full Time
  • Oakville, ON
  • On site
  • $52,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled (position may be filled before posting expiry date)
  • Posting expires: August 23, 2024

Oakville Galleries


Terms: Permanent (30 hours/week)
Salary level: $52,000 or commensurate with experience

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums. We are driven by a belief in the singular power of art to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us towards a better world. We are currently seeking a dynamic Exhibitions & Collection Manager to add to our vibrant team.

Job Description
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Exhibitions & Collection Manager is responsible for coordinating and installing exhibitions, and organizing public programming. The Exhibitions & Collection Manager is also responsible for all registration, collections management and conservation activities for the collection. Previous experience should demonstrate professional program management, logistical skills and exhibition installation skills. Professional development training for aspects of this position may be made available for the right candidate.

General Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and other staff or guest curators to support the curatorial program, including in-house and traveling exhibitions, as well as public programs, events and other contemporary art projects;
  • Manage incoming and outgoing loans from artists, collectors, dealers, and institutions;
  • Oversee local, national and international transportation of artworks and related customs arrangements;
  • Liaising with artists in preparation and support of their exhibitions, and supporting participants in various programming;
  • Installing exhibitions, including managing part-time technical support and working with a variety of artwork; and maintenance of exhibitions (troubleshooting, repairs, etc.)
  • Assist in monitoring expenses, project budgets and schedules;
  • Manage the permanent collection, including database management, observing policies, procedures; and developing new digital initiatives for collections data with the team; and
  • Supporting the team with various other projects including events, education, marketing and publishing, where needed.

To apply, email your details to employment@oakvillegalleries.com

How to Apply / Application deadline: We invite you to submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF via email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Oakville Galleries – Exhibitions & Collection Manager’ We will review applications on an ongoing basis. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Oakville Galleries is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of Oakville Galleries, including individuals who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Please state in your application any accommodations you may require. Please note, while we appreciate everyone who applies, we are only able to respond to applicants moving to the next stage of the recruitment process.