Job Opportunity: Td Curatorial Fellow

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The Polygon Gallery is hiring a TD Curatorial Fellow on a nine-month contract, with possibility of continuation, to work on the curatorial team in support of its exhibition program, and with the primary goal to coordinate the Gallery’s public outreach and education programs. This position is made possible with the support of TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform The Ready Commitment, which is helping to amplify diverse voices within cultural organisations. Please note that only individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities will be considered for this position.

The Polygon Gallery is seeking a creative individual with experience and skill in public programming, education, and outreach in the cultural sector. Working closely with The Polygon’s Curator, the successful candidate will possess demonstrable knowledge and interest in contemporary art, and have a proven aptitude for working with diverse audiences of varying ages. Strong organisational, time management, and communication skills are required. Software skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as strong writing ability in English, are an asset. Please note that daily computer use and stable Internet connection are necessary for this position.

Responsibilities include:
• Conceptualising and executing public programs in conjunction with The Polygon Gallery’s exhibitions;
• Organising the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize competition and exhibition;
• Coordinating The Polygon’s Gallery School program for K-7 students;
• Assisting with The Polygon’s tour program, including leading tours on an on-call basis;
• Supporting the administration of emerging artist programs, including Chester Fields and Response programs;
• Completing tasks related to the curatorial department’s daily operations.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the successful candidate’s ability and interest. Work would take place primarily at The Polygon Gallery (101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver) as permitted by public health orders during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Accommodations for remote work may be negotiated with the Curator, within reason.

$25.00 per hour, 32 hours per week.

Please direct any applications or inquiries to Elliott Ramsey, Curator, at Applications should be sent in PDF format to the same address, and must include a cover letter AND a current résumé or CV. Please feel free to indicate in your application how you identify as belonging to a traditionally underrepresented community or facing barriers to accessing professional curatorial or arts administrative experience.

COVID-19 Policy:
As an organisation open to the public, we are committed to the well-being of staff and patrons. The Polygon requires all employees, contractors, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as determined by the Office of Public Health against COVID-19. Any exemptions will be examined on a case-by-case basis and in keeping with the laws and authorities of BC.

Deadline to apply:
This job posting is closed

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