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Exhibition Coordinator

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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Exhibition Coordinator

Date Posted: 06/27/2022
Req ID: 25280
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Visual Studies
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00030223


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Blackwood is a contemporary art centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga dedicated to open, public research. The Blackwood is committed to thinkingabout the gallery as a space for living ideas—for holding together research, creation, inquiry, interaction, and conversation. We present curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in on-campus gallery spaces and off-site projects throughout the GTHA; support artistic research, commissions, and residencies; and foster transdisciplinary strategies for knowledge production and circulation via a robust publishing program. We cultivate cultures of learning, provide mentorship, and facilitate professional development.

Under general direction of the Director/Curator and general supervision of the Assistant Curator, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the exhibition program, digital platforms, work-study program, and facilities of the Blackwood Gallery.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for general enquiries
  • Analyzing and recommending strategies to develop targeted marketing campaigns
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms, collating and organizing data for various reports and editing content for grant applications.
  • Coordinating the installation and de-installation ofexhibits and artwork
  • Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars
  • Coordinating the recruitment process and training of work-study staff
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the administration of art collections.
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in visual arts or acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years previous art gallery experience and knowledge of contemporary art.
  • Experience in all areas of exhibition making in a non-profit gallery or museum context including scheduling, shipping, condition reporting, design, and determining necessary equipment, fabrication, and material needs.
  • Experience with all technical aspects of exhibition production including but not limited to installation, audio and video, performance-based and live actions, and new media.
  • Experience in coordinating efforts of casual installation techniques and training students.
  • Experience providing administrative support including coordinating logistics of events, scheduling meetings, maintaining information on digital platforms, databases, arranging meetings, and minute taking.
  • Experience compiling and archiving documentation, press, publicity and pertinent information on exhibitions and gallery programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical and aesthetic dimension of exhibition making.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, analyze, prioritize and make decisions through all aspects of project implementation from fabrication to installation.
  • Excellent knowledge of physical handling of works of art in a diversity of media.
  • Excellent communications (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Photoshop, In-Design, Sketch-Up, database programs, desktop publishing).
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, empathy, sound judgment and discretion.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Ability to navigate intellectually challenging materials (interdisciplinary research, educational texts, concepts).
  • Experience coordinating community outreach programs.
  • Capable of leading gallery tours and making presentations for diverse publics.
  • Supervisory experience would be an asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Goal oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Possess apositive attitude
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Closing Date: 07/25/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 -- $66,989 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $85,666. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Arts & Culture

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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