Application Deadline: July 25, 2022, 11:59PM EDT
Term: Full-time, permanent

The Blackwood is a contemporary art centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga dedicated to open, public research. The Blackwood is committed to thinking about the gallery as a space for living ideas—for holding together research, creation, inquiry, interaction, and conversation. We present curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in on-campus gallery spaces and off-site projects throughout the GTHA; support artistic research, commissions, and residencies; and foster transdisciplinary strategies for knowledge production and circulation via a robust publishing program. We cultivate cultures of learning, provide mentorship, and facilitate professional development.

The Blackwood Gallery is currently hiring an Exhibition Coordinator (full-time, permanent).

Under general direction of the Director/Curator and general supervision of the Assistant Curator, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the exhibition program, digital platforms, work-study program, and facilities of the Blackwood Gallery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for general enquiries.
  • Analyzing and recommending strategies to develop targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms, collating and organizing data for various reports and editing content for grant applications.
  • Coordinating the installation and de-installation of exhibits and artwork.
  • Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars.
  • Coordinating the recruitment process and training of work-study staff.
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the administration of art collections.
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in visual arts or acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years previous art gallery experience and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Experience in all areas of exhibition making in a non-profit gallery or museum context including scheduling, shipping, condition reporting, design, and determining necessary equipment, fabrication, and material needs.
  • Experience with all technical aspects of exhibition production including but not limited to installation, audio and video, performance-based and live actions, and new media.
  • Experience in coordinating efforts of casual installation techniques and training students.
  • Experience providing administrative support including coordinating logistics of events, scheduling meetings, maintaining information on digital platforms, databases, arranging meetings, and minute taking.
  • Experience compiling and archiving documentation, press, publicity and pertinent information on exhibitions and gallery programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical and aesthetic dimension of exhibition making.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize and make decisions through all aspects of project implementation from fabrication to installation.
  • Excellent knowledge of physical handling of works of art in a diversity of media.
  • Excellent communications (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Photoshop, In-Design, Sketch-Up, database programs, desktop publishing).
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, empathy, sound judgment and discretion.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Ability to navigate intellectually challenging materials (interdisciplinary research, educational texts, concepts).
  • Experience coordinating community outreach programs.
  • Capable of leading gallery tours and making presentations for diverse publics.
  • Supervisory experience would be an asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Goal oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Team player


For full job posting and to apply online, visit the University of Toronto Careers Portal.

Application deadline: July 25, 2022, 11:59PM EDT

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