Curator, Creative Campus Galleries
Faculty/Department: Institute for Creativity and Creative Campus
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 16/A/29
Hiring Range: $88,683.00 - $94,225.69
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Salary Range: $88,683.00 - $110,853.75
Application Details: Initial screening will take place June 6, 2016.
Reporting to the Dean, Institute for Creativity and Creative Campus, the Curator establishes strategic objectives and leadership of Sheridan’s galleries and related programming, ensuring that the focus of galleries, exhibitions and events supports Sheridan Research and Creative Activities. He/she leads the conceptualization of programming and exhibits at the Galleries, in partnership with Sheridan, community stakeholders and Faculties, and develops a strategy to build a collection reflecting work of faculty, students, alumni and external partners. The Curator investigates museological standards and architectural requirements in order to achieve “Category A” certification.
• Collaborating with Sheridan stakeholders to help sponsor creative activities and projects for the Creativity institute
•Developing strategic partnerships with external groups to publicly promote the Galleries
• Establishing benchmarks around the budget and assessesing the budget allocation so it is in line with strategic plans
• Responsible for conception, organization and ongoing production of exhibits and programming in the Galleries
• Developing strategy to build Sheridan collection, including acquisition, documentation, preservation, exhibition, transporting, storage and interpretation
• Cultivating prospective donors and art dealers and processesing gifts of art to the collection
• Leading the planning, development, writing, evaluation, and maintenance of a variety of publications, marketing initiatives, media and social networking delivery methods
• Providing direct leadership, guidance and support to the team and maintaining a high level of operational and staff performance
• Performing other duties, as assigned
The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum/Curatorial Studies, Cultural Studies or other related disciplines and a minimum of 5 years of curatorial experience with art and culture collections and exhibits, preferably in a university or public art gallery or museum or as an independent curator, with a demonstrated record of continuous management of an exhibition program (or an equivalent combination or relevant education and experience). Knowledge of contemporary art, design and curatorial issues and contact with these communities is required. The incumbent must be familiar with Canadian arts funding bodies and have proven experience working with collectors and donor cultivation. The incumbent will possess excellent program, event planning, project management, and administration skills as well as research, analytical and problem solving skills. The incumbent must offer fresh perspectives on collection and exhibit strategy. Understanding public engagement and being able to foster appreciation and understanding of art through exhibits and programs is required. The incumbent must also have experience with multiple social media platforms as well as setting and managing budgets. Computer literacy – MS Office and database/content management systems is required. Strong writing skills with experience in fundraising and grant writing are preferred. The successful candidate will have effective communication (oral and written), including presentation and facilitation skills. The incumbent will have the ability to influence others and strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be creative and have strong organizational skills and work well under pressure.