Assistant Curator Job in Mississauga, ON at Sheridan College

Job Description

Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered

Employee Group: Support Staff

Campus: HMC (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)

Payband: I

Reference Number: 20/S/19


Hourly Range: $34.01 – $39.41

Hours/Week: 37.5

Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Reporting to the Director, Creative Campus, the incumbent conceptualizes programming and exhibits for the Galleries and coordinates their implementation. The incumbent provides research and administrative support for the Galleries and registration and collections management activities. He/she is also responsible for overseeing and training work study students and part-time contractors, including technicians.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Collaborating with Sheridan stakeholders to develop creative activities and special projects;


Developing strategic partnerships with external groups to publicly promote profile of the Galleries;

Responsible for the conception, organization and ongoing production of exhibits and programming in the Galleries;

Assisting with the development of contracts in the interest of Sheridan Galleries;

Researching, writing and overseeing production of related publications (e.g. brochures, guides, catalogues);

Arranging fine art transportation services to ship exhibitions to/from Sheridan and insurance coverage of same when applicable;

Supporting the strategy to build Sheridan’s collection. This includes acquisition, documentation, preservation, exhibition, transporting, storage and interpretation;


In consultation with Director, Creative Campus, cultivating prospective donors and art dealers; Working with Advancement to monitor and manage the stewardship needs of donors

Processing gifts of art to the collection including cataloguing and arranging photography of art for appraisal; commissioning external appraisals, and preparing applications to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board for Category A certification;

Participating in the planning, development, writing, evaluation, and maintenance of a variety of publications, marketing initiatives, media and social networking delivery methods to support outreach, fund-raising and promotional activities and to increase the involvement and engagement of students and other stakeholders;

Collaborating with Advancement, Digital and Brand Strategy teams with respect to publicity, including writing media releases, preparing advertisement and invitation copy, and contributing to social media presence;

Liaising with Canadian arts community and cultural groups, including other art galleries and cultural organizations, funding bodies, arts services organizations, and media, Professional Art Dealers’ Association of Canada; Federal Cultural Property Review Committee (for appraisals and acquisitions or those wishing to use Sheridan as an exhibiting venue);

Overseeing part-time students and allocating tasks, accordingly, ensuring that work is properly completed;

Preparing budgets for individual exhibitions and programs for review by Director, Creative Campus;

Performing other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess:
A Master’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum/Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies or other related fields along with a minimum of 3 years of curatorial experience with art and culture collections and exhibits, preferably in a university or public art gallery or museum or as an independent curator (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience);

Knowledge of contemporary art, design and curatorial issues and contact with these communities;

Excellent project management and administration skills as well as research, analytical and problem solving skills;

An understanding of public engagement and ability to foster appreciation and understanding of art through exhibits;

Experience with multiple social media platforms, MS Office and database/content management systems;

Ability to work independently as well as with a team;

Strong writing skills and effective communication (oral and written), including presentation and facilitation;

Creativity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure.

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

About the Company

Company: Sheridan College

Company Location:  Mississauga, ON

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