If you are a University of Toronto student, you have the opportunity to join our team! The DMG is committed to providing students with hands-on, professional gallery experience through our participation in U of T’s work-study and Experiential Education programs.
As our gallery attendants, DMG work-study students are the public face of the gallery and the first point of contact with our audiences. Their primary focus is to animate DMG exhibitions, providing information about artists and discussing the artworks presented with gallery visitors. Work-study students also have the opportunity to assist gallery staff with a wide range of gallery activity, from installation to finances to marketing, providing them with valuable insight and hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a public gallery.
HOW TO APPLY
DMG work-study positions are hired in September for the fall and winter semester, and in April for the summer semester. Positions are open to all registered undergraduate and graduate University of Toronto students.
The DMG regularly offers both short- and long-term placements to U of T students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Student interns are involved in almost every area of gallery activity, from working with exhibiting artists during installation of their work to researching the Permanent Collection to assisting with grant applications. They also develop and execute special projects for the gallery according to their specific interests.
For more information on the current availability of placements at the DMG, please contact the GALLERY ASSISTANT.
WE ARE NOW HIRING A CURATORIAL INTERN FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR!
The DMG is offering a Curatorial Internship to a University of Toronto Scarborough student from November 2019 - May 2020. The placement is based around organizing an off-site exhibition of student work to be presented at Cedar Ridge Gallery, as part of an established partnership with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre.
Under the mentorship of the DMG Exhibitions & Programming Coordinator, the candidate will gain experience in every aspect of exhibition planning as they work through the curatorial process, including studio visits, budgeting, writing didactic texts and managing installation. The candidate may also be involved in the development of a programming and marketing strategy.
Candidates with previous experience working with art galleries and artworks will be given priority. Excellent time management, interpersonal and research skills are required. Candidates should be resourceful, show initiative and feel comfortable working independently. Candidates who demonstrate attention to detail will be considered better suited to this placement.
An honoraria of $500 will be offered. Candidates determine their own hours, based on deadlines provided by the DMG.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV to DMG Exhibitions & Programming Coordinator Safia Siad at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 31, 2019.