February 16, 2006 - The Power Plant - Senior Curator, Deadline March 3, 2006
February 16, 2006

Senior Curator, Deadline March 3, 2006

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset,
“The Powerless”, 2005, Photo: Rafael Goldchain,
Painted by Mark Bell
Courtesy of Klosterfelde Gallery, Berlin

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto is seeking a Senior Curator.
Applications (resume and letter of interest) must be received by March 3, 2006.

For more information on the gallery please visit
www.thepowerplant.org

Location:
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2G8 CANADA
Tel: (416) 973-4949
Fax: 416) 973-4933

The Power Plant
Senior Curator Programmes

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canadas leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 19 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.

Recently The Power Plant Board of Directors adopted a new five year plan aimed at further developing The Power Plant as a leading international centre for contemporary art, renowned for its global vision and special commitment to groundbreaking Canadian contemporary art. In accordance with this an employment opportunity exists in The Power Plant for a Senior Curator Programmes. Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for implementing art and audience development programmes for The Power Plant, including exhibitions, publications, events, and education programmes. As part of the management team, the incumbent will also participate in business and strategic planning for The Power Plant.

The Senior Curator will contribute to the research, development and presentation of new solo and group exhibitions and projects that interpret the response of artists to developments in contemporary culture and that respond to the global flow of information, emerging discourses, new artists, new geographies, new media and changing contexts that underpin developments in contemporary art. With the support of in house and guest curators, He/she will also implement a programme aimed at growing new and diverse audiences for The Power Plant, through a dynamic mix of exhibition, education, interpretation, visitor support and community programmes that develop audience understanding of contemporary art and awareness of its significance as a vital social and cultural force.

The ideal candidate will be a post secondary graduate in Art History, Fine Arts, Art Education or a related discipline and have a minimum of 5 years programming and management experience in a contemporary art organization. Proven experience in the organization of contemporary art projects and interpretive programmes and exceptional knowledge of the international contexts for contemporary art is a must. He/she must have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships as well as to persuade and negotiate.

Qualified applicants must apply by MARCH 3, 2006.

Please send your resume and letter of interest quoting Job Reference #06FT005 to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 CANADA
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

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