April 29, 2010 - The Power Plant - Seeks Senior Curator
April 29, 2010

Seeks Senior Curator

Cerith Wyn Evans
Harmonia Mundi (firework), 2009
Firework text, dimensions variable
Courtesy White Cube, London
Photo: Steve Payne

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto is seeking a Senior Curator.

Applications due by May 25, 2010.

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


The Power Plant at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is a high profile centre for contemporary art in North America. Over the past 23 years, it has forged an enviable reputation for presenting influential exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging projects, public programmes and special events.

An employment opportunity exists at The Power Plant for a Senior Curator Programmes. Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for implementing art and audience development programmes for gallery, including exhibitions, publications, public projects and audience engagement 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 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. He/she will also implement a programme aimed at engaging 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 hold a post graduate qualification 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, as is proven fundraising and budget management experience. 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 MAY 25, 2010.

Please send your resume and letter of interest quoting Job Reference #10F12-EF 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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