EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: RBC Curatorial Fellowship @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Job Ref#.16J095-ET

 Number of vacancies:   1

 The Power Plant Contemporary (TPP) Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s 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 29 years, its reputation for presenting cutting edge exhibitions, superior catalogues and editions, and challenging special events has remained unparalleled.

 Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special RBC Curatorial Fellowship. This two year program (19 July. 2016 through 13 July, 2018) supports TPP’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative and unique program, the RBC Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging curator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and the curatorial, education and development staff of TPP. He/she will also work with TPP guest curators and learn about all of the diverse facets of the work of a curator in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program.

  •  The RBC Curatorial Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing text for catalogues, didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floor plan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions.
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will work in the capacity of Assistant Curator on one major exhibition per year. In doing so the RBC Curatorial Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the research and documentation, writing didactic panels or text within a published catalogue, etc… by shadowing the Curator of Exhibitions specifically on these exhibitions.
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will also assist with other departmental needs including preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations.
  • The end of this two-year tenure will see the RBC Curatorial Fellow present an exhibition and publish an issue in our series, Power Plant Pages
  • The RBC Curatorial Fellow will provide a presentation to RBC Wealth and TPP staff, reporting on the outcomes of each year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.)
  • A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with contemporary art required;
  • Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

SALARY

Contract position: $16.00 per hour, 5 days per week (35 hours per week)

 APPLICANTION PROCESS:

The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field within the past twenty four months.  Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
  • The names of 3 references with contact information;
  • Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings;
  • Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.).

 

Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016
Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#.16J095-ET

Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

EMAIL: Jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TD Education Curatorial Fellowship @The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

 Job Ref#.16J096-ET

 Number of vacancies:   1

 The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to the art of our time and is recognized as an important centre for contemporary art in North America.  Currently an opportunity exists to join our team at The Power Plant for a special TD Education Curatorial Fellowship.  This program (6 September 2016 through 13 July 2018) supports The Power Plant’s goal to encourage greater career opportunities within the museum field. Through this innovative program, the TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will provide a recent graduate or emerging educator with tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of a major Canadian public gallery.  This position will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to gain hands-on experience in visitor engagement, program development and assessment and community outreach, conducting research related to exhibitions as well as ongoing administrative tasks.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will work closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs and other members of the education, outreach and visitor services team to learn about all of the diverse facets of the work in a contemporary art gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring will be at the heart of this program. The TD Education Curatorial Fellowship will:

  • Participates in all phases of program development, including research, development, implementation, assessment, community and artist relations, writing interpretive and promotional materials, website and program guide, audience development and visitor engagement.
  • Assists with youth related programming including Power Kids Family Programs, Power Youth, and Student Night, developing and implementing assessment strategies for these and other programs.
  • Researches and develops public programs and liaise with artists, curators and other cultural producers.
  • Provides administrative support across programs and learn to develop and manage budgets, staffing plans, grant applications and reports, and assist with preparing presentations, board reports and presenter contracts.
  • Prepares and provides guided gallery tours for a variety of audiences.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in art education, museum studies, contemporary art history
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of contemporary art required;
  • Understanding of gallery education and public programs, program assessment, and visitor engagement theories and strategies.
  • Foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

SALARY

$16.00 per hour, 35hours a week

 APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Power Plant seeks Canadian applicants who have completed a postgraduate education in the field of Art Education, Museum Studies, and Art History or related field within the past twenty four months. Applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship program, museum work, and reasons for applying and Resume;
  • The names of 3 references with contact information
  • Two letters of recommendation (1) from academic and (1) from professional settings
  • Writing samples (2): the primary sample must be less than 8 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing, or a general sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, etc.).

 Deadline for Application: May 6, 2016

Qualified applicants please send your resume Quoting Job Ref#16J096-ET.

Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003

EMAIL: Jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply

 


 

Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2016
June 6th – October 7th, 2016


Register now for the 2016 BSUA Berlin programme to work on your artistic potentials!

Artists, Designers, Creative Minds!

The Summer University of the Arts in Berlin offers you top-class workshops in all artistic disciplines – Music, Design, Performing Arts and Fine Arts. Current artistic techniques and discourses are presented by international teams of lecturers in experimental formats but also in a classical way as master classes. You are also given the possibility to improve your knowledge in the fields of Self-Marketing, Arts Management and Creative Entrepreneurship to get the perfect toolkit to bring your ideas to life or to develop a creative business concept.

Meet international artists and creatives from 55 different countries – get inspired by the unique atmosphere and dive into the metropolis of creativity at one of the biggest art academies in Europe.

Contact:
Stephanie Schwarz at 
summer-courses@udk-berlin.de

www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de

www.facebook.com/UDKsummercourses


Exhibition Design

Online course by Node Center with Iohanna Nicenboim

Duration: Apr 11 – May 2, 2016
Estimated effort: 3 hours weekly
Application deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016

*Video-conferences every Monday at 7pm Central European Time. Recordings will be available in case you miss a live session!

DESCRIPTION

This course examines the planning and designing of three-dimensional environments that encourage visitor’s understanding, participation, and emotional engagement. Participants will learn different tools to understand and manipulate space using from simple existing elements to design graphics or multimedia in order to make the exhibition content more clear and accessible.

Following the course participants will learn practical tools to observe a space and its interaction, will design an exhibition according to a brief and will develop a presentation of complete exhibition design proposal.

Course image courtesy of José Luis de la Parra

**System requirements for the live videoconferences: Mac OS x  10.9 or higher or Windows 7 or higher.

PROGRAM

Week 1: Concept and Research

  • Introduction
  • Gathering information
  • Research
  • Exhibition structure
  • Space narrative

Week 2: Design

  • Design thinking
  • Sketches and models
  • CAD, Sketchup: 3D modeling basic tools
  • Design elements
  • Design principles

Week 3: Planning

  • Floor plans and elevations
  • Wall layouts
  • Lighting
  • New Media
  • Guiding visitors
  • Human factors

Week 4: Production and installation

  • Time management
  • Colors and materials
  • Typography and graphics
  • Building and production
  • Installing objects and their conservation

For further information, please visit: https://www.nodecenter.net/course/exhibition-design-0416

 

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