Purpose of Position :

Reporting to the Director of Collections and Public Programs (DCPP), the Curator, in his/her role as subject specialist and working with members of the curatorial team, currently comprising of one Curator and one Assistant Curator, is responsible for the curation of the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. He/she takes a leading role in the conceptualisation, planning and implementation of feature displays and rotations. The Curator further contributes to the provision of audience-friendly interpretation for all public displays. S/he is expected to produce original research in support of public programs and share knowledge with the public through lectures, workshops, conference contributions as well as both scholarly and popular, collection-related publications, including exhibition catalogues. The Curator shares expertise associated with acquisitions, contemporary art commissions/ residencies and initiates as well as manages the curatorial aspects relating to the loan of works of art between the AKM and other institutions or private collections.

The Curator works closely with the DCPP and departmental colleagues with regard to strategic forward planning and the delivery of public programs, in particular with regard to curatorial collection tours and academic as well as other relevant, educational events for the general public. The Curator is also expected to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with other AKM departments as required, in particular the Development Department.

As a member of the AKM’s curatorial team and of the Collections and Public Programs (CPP) Division, the Curator plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of a genuinely 21st century museum in Toronto with a major global role by maintaining and expanding national and international networks and partnerships with relevant curators, scholars and institutions.

To Apply :

Please send your cover letter and resume to Shortlisting of applications will commence on September 1, 2018.


The Museum thanks all those who apply, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please note that the Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

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