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 August or September for the fall and winter semester. Positions are open to all registered undergraduate and graduate University of Toronto students. Visit the U of T CAREER LEARNING NETWORK to view and apply!
The DMG is now hiring an internship position for 2018/2019, through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program!
We are looking for an Education and Outreach Assistant for a six-month contract, September 4, 2018 - March 4, 2019. The placement has a strong public function, with responsibility for monitoring the gallery during public hours; researching and delivering exhibition interpretation; and assisting with gallery programs, marketing and outreach, and exhibition coordination.
Under the supervision of the Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator, the Education and Outreach Assistant will be responsible for opening, monitoring and closing the gallery during public hours, interacting with gallery visitors, providing information about exhibitions and events, and responding to inquiries. The Education and Outreach Assistant will research exhibitions to create educational and interpretative materials to augment gallery programming, including the development and delivery of exhibition tours. The Education and Outreach Assistant will support events and programming as needed, and will be responsible for assisting with coordination of programs and events (eg. opening receptions, artist talks, workshops, panel discussions, performances). The Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with outreach and social media promotion. They may also assist with administrative tasks: updating contact lists and attendance records, maintaining equipment inventory lists and program RSVP spreadsheets, compiling information to be used in exhibition or program reports, filing, etc.
Candidates with previous experience working with art galleries and artworks will be given priority. Excellent interpersonal and research skills are required. Candidates who demonstrate attention to detail will be considered better suited to working in this environment. Candidates should be resourceful, show initiative and feel comfortable working independently.
Rate of pay is $18 / hr. Candidates must be available to work at least 36.25 hours / week, during DMG gallery hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm). Additional evening and weekend work will be required as needed to assist with programs and events. This position is being offered with the support of the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage, Graduate Internship Program. Candidates must be a recent graduate of a post-secondary institution, and meet all eligibility requirements set out by the program guidelines.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV to Erin Peck, Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com no later than August 7, 2018.
VIEW ADDITIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION INFORMATION
The DMG 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.