Woodland Cultural Centre Contract until March 31, 2023 30hrs/week
Reporting to the Curator, the Guest Curator will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the 1924 Exhibition tentatively titled ‘Six Nations Struggle for Sovereignty, 1924 and Beyond’ which supports the Woodland Cultural Centre as a leader in the field of Indigenous material culture education and programming (including exhibitions, critical writing, artistic events, and performances) both locally for Woodland’s support communities and nationally. The Guest Curator will work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Creates, develops and coordinates the 1924 historic exhibition at Woodland Cultural Centre and with other partner institutions.
- Researches and creates plans for executing the 1924 exhibition, interpretation, and other supporting content.
- Ensures the proper development, storage, shipping and preservation of the artifacts to be included into the exhibition.
- Identifies key contacts and organizations which could assist the Centre in meeting the 1924 exhibition objectives.
- Manages finances for the 1924 exhibition including creation of budgets, tracking expenses and revenues, and financial reports.
- Works with the Marketing & Programming Supervisor to create engaging marketing, media, social media and community engagement campaigns for the 1924 exhibition.
- Hires guest writers for the exhibition catalogue
- Hires education specialist for the creation of a curriculum resource guide
- Report writing as directly related to this project (summaries for marketing, and narratives
for reporting purposes)
- Perform other administrative duties as required
OVERVIEW OF REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Degree in Museum Studies/History/Visual Arts, or a related discipline, with a minimum of 5 years experience at the Director/Curator level.
- A dedication and interest in contemporary Indigenous art and the preservation of history, and ideally a knowledge/understanding of the Indigenous Civilizations of the Eastern Woodland including their history, geography, cultural practices and language.
- Proven ability to manage multiple assignments effectively, problem solve and set priorities in an environment with multiple competing deadlines.
- A history of solid fiscal management, and be well versed in the creation of budgets and budget tracking.
- A curatorial track record of solid collections management, acquisition, research, publications, interpretation and exhibition creation, fabrication and installation.
- An in-depth knowledge of curatorial and educational programming.
- A working knowledge of Museum methods and techniques, such as those relating to the
identification and cataloguing of objects.
- High degree of professionalism with outstanding ability to work effectively and efficiently
with colleagues at all levels of management.
All applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.
Closing Date: May 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé with references to:
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2
(519) 759-2650 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
- Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment