March 12, 2019

Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator at Oakville Galleries, Canada

Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world. Located thirty minutes from Toronto, Oakville Galleries reaches communities in Oakville, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and wider audiences nationally and internationally. We are currently seeking a motivated, forward-thinking Assistant Curator to add to their vibrant team.

Nature and scope of position : Reporting to the Curator, the Assistant Curator is responsible for the coordination of the Galleries’ curatorial program, and all registration, collections management and conservation activities for the Galleries’ permanent collection. S/he provides research, technical and administrative support for all exhibitions and manages, maintains and provides access to the permanent collection.

The Assistant Curator will:
-work with the curatorial team to plan, budget and execute in-house and traveling exhibitions;
-manage incoming and outgoing loans from artists, collectors, dealers, and institutions;
-oversee local, national and international transportation of artworks and related customs arrangements;
-provide insightful research assistance to curatorial colleagues;
-assist with the development and implementation of exhibition-related public programs;
-oversee the Galleries’ collections management system;
-assist with acquisitions to the permanent collection, including donations;
-provide curators, scholars and researchers with access to information about the collection;
-participate in the development of new online initiatives for collections data;
-develop and maintain positive relationships with artists, collectors, donors, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications – The ideal candidate has:
-completed a Master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, or a related discipline;
a demonstrated commitment to contemporary art;
-superior organizational and administrative skills, detail-oriented focus and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
-a proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
-excellent interpersonal and independent analytical skills;
-strong database management skills;
-the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other staff/colleagues at all levels of operation in a fast-paced environment;
-A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a significant asset.

Oakville Galleries is committed to employment equity and diversity. They encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

Please submit a CV and letter of intent in Word or PDF format to

Job Vacancy | Assistant Curator at Oakville Galleries, Canada