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Job: Curator, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

With the announcement in 2008 of the creation of the Ryerson Photography Gallery and Research Centre (RGRC), Ryerson University took its place amongst the top international centres for photography and related disciplines. The Gallery is home to the world-renowned Black Star Historical Black & White Photography Collection, as well as the many collections in the School’s Mira Godard Study Centre. 

As curator, you will develop and execute the exhibitions and educational programs for the RGRC. 

Equipped with an impressive array of qualifications and experience, you bring:
- A graduate degree in art history, history of photography or curatorial studies, along with at least three years¡¦ curatorial experience, and a relevant publication history (equivalencies will be considered)
- Expertise in developing long-term exhibitions plans, strategy proposals on themes and in enforcing exhibition policies
- The ability to identify public programming proposals on themes, fundraising opportunities, guest curators
- Experience in executing plans, including collaborating with organizers, guest curators and other institutions to address public programming initiatives, accessibility considerations, logistics and budgeting
- Proven project management experience, including marketing and communications strategies, schedules, as well as budgets for launch events, symposia, lectures and screening series
- A background in consulting on the design and installation of exhibits, loan agreements and negotiating for the loan of individual works or entire exhibits
- A commitment to client service, especially students, faculty, staff and external contacts
- Excellent research and written communications for writing reports, press releases, invitations, advertising, web updates, presentation materials and scholarly articles
- The ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Flexibility and time management skills to ensure completion of work while responding to changing priorities.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

For a detailed position description and to apply online by March 9, 2011, please visit

Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.


Full details can be found here. Good luck!



Posted: February 18, 2011
Vacancy Type: Vacancy Notice
Start: ASAP
Department: Ryerson Photography Gallery and Research Centre
Position: 20000320
Grade: C51
Salary Scale: $60,460 - $90,691
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

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