Location: Barrie, ON. This is an on-site position with flexible work options.
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefit package
Application Deadline: December 9, 2022 (or until filled)
Start Date: ASAP
The MacLaren Art Centre (MAC) is a free public art gallery located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. With over 4,000 works of contemporary and modern Canadian art in the permanent collection, the gallery serves an immediate community of approximately 300,000 people across Barrie and Simcoe County. We approach our work with a regional responsibility, responding to issues that matter in our immediate community within the broader context of the provincial and national visual art and cultural framework. We offer a variety of modern and contemporary exhibitions that focus on visual art and visual culture by Canadian artists of regional, provincial and national significance. Our goal is to provide the community with an exciting and relevant range of art exhibitions, tours, lectures and art programs that inspire curiosity, creativity, and interest in the visual arts.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator: Exhibitions & Collections serves as a key member of the MacLaren Art Centre’s senior team working to expand the impact of the gallery by creating and sustaining an exciting and relevant exhibition program. Working as part of a collaborative and community-focused artistic, curatorial, education, and public art programming team, this position works with all gallery departments, relevant community organizations, and key stakeholders toward the realization of the MAC’s artistic vision and mandate. The Curator will make meaningful contributions to all aspects of the MAC’s life including artistic and strategic planning, budgeting, and collaborative team building while acting as an ambassador for the MAC at all levels of public engagement.
The Curator is responsible for continuing, expanding, and developing a strategic and engaging exhibition program of various scales and range of artistic practices. They are responsible to oversee all aspects of exhibition and collection planning from vision to production, as well as keeping abreast of potential partnerships and exhibition offerings from other galleries and independent curators. They will be a key contributor to the vision and objectives of the artistic program, and play a key role in the delivery of an exhibition program that makes space for diverse narratives in a way that values and empowers different worldviews and forms of knowledge. This position will play a key role in the research, planning, and implementation of a de-colonizing strategy for the gallery, and work to broaden the definition of art most especially from Indigenous Peoples, Black and people of colour, Francophone, deaf and disability artists, women and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
The Curator will provide direction on all areas of collection management including the research, development, preservation, documentation and exhibition of the permanent collection and will ensure that the collection is accessible to various publics through Gallery programs and online sources.
Minimum Formal Education and Experience
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
For the full job description and requirements visit: maclarenart.com/jobs/
How to Apply:
The MAC is committed to being an employer that reflects our community and fosters an inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage candidates who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities to apply. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
We thank all candidates who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.