||Project Assistant, Artist in Residence Programs
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), is one of the most distinguished art museums in North America. The AGO is a centre of exhibition production, art-based education, exhibitions, gallery tours, dining, and retail that is committed to delivering an incredible experience to our visitors. If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment and would like to contribute to the Gallery’s success then bring your skills and experience to the position of
Project Assistant, Artist in Residence Programs
This position is partially funded by the Federal Government through the Young Canada Works program. The Young Canada Works program stipulates that all eligible candidates must be between 16 and 30 years of age upon commencement of the position.
The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Project Assistant to support the Artist in Residence Program. The ideal candidate will provide basic assistance to the current and forthcoming artists in residence that includes seeking out art materials and conducting conceptual research as required; assist with coordinating activities, materials and other resources related to specific artist in residence’s projects; attend all events leading up to and including performances, exhibition and installations for Nuit Blanche 2014; research and develop online content; research and support for two planned events in February and March, 2015, in collaboration with a working group, the artists in residence, and core staff; attend relevant meetings to learn about the collaborative working processes of the AGO; provide other administrative duties as required by the Manager of the artist in residence program.
You have a proven ability to develop and deliver events and/or programs of high quality; deliver work on time and with great attention to detail; provide examples of demonstrated organizational skills; have demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art practice and theory; have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong research and writing skills; knowledge of MS Office, especially MS WORD and MS EXCEL; blogging, website development experience also an asset.
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. Visit our website at www.ago.net/jobs and complete your online application profile by May 20, 2014. If you are including a cover letter, please address this to: The Hiring Manager.