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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due Tuesday, August 6th, 5pm. 

Period of Employment: August 12, 2019 – March 27, 2020
Hours of Work: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Hourly Wage: $16.00

Language of Work: English

Gallery TPW is seeking applicants for a 33-week employment opportunity for a recent graduate from a post secondary degree program in Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Administration or Museum Studies to gain practical experience in a contemporary art gallery in downtown Toronto. Candidates who possess an enthusiasm to learn within a creative and challenging environment are encouraged to apply.

The Communications and Development Assistant’s role at Gallery TPW will be to provide general administrative and exhibition support, while working directly on the preparation of upcoming fundraising initiatives, including campaigns and events. They will maintain the gallery’s websites and social media platforms, assist in the production of exhibition publications, update the constituent database, provide research support for donor stewardship, as well as support the day-to-day operations of the gallery. They will also work directly with senior staff to help prepare multi-year grant applications. Some physical work will also be required. 


-Work directly with the Administration and Development Coordinator to research fundraising campaign strategies and assist in the coordination of fall fundraising campaigns and events, including researching associated costs and preparing detailed estimates and budgets.
– Update databases and conduct prospect research into individual funders, foundations, and granting bodies.
– Provide administrative and coordination support for exhibitions and public programs.
– Support in securing sponsors, media partners, and participating artists for two annual fundraising initiatives.
– Assist in the preparation of grant applications and reports.
– Assist the Program and Publications Coordinator in the design, production, and distribution of promotional materials, exhibition texts, and media outreach.
– Help to maintain the gallery website, social media feeds, and email marketing platforms.
– Aid in the coordination and promotion of opening receptions, public discussions, panels, and screening.
– Respond to public inquiries and interpret artwork for groups and visitors to the gallery.
– Update and maintain dedicated fundraising event websites and inventory of available artworks.
– Assist in the preparation of Board and Committee meetings including the Board AGM. 

– A strong knowledge of contemporary art and art discourse.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills.
– Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
– Ability to multitask and manage numerous long and short-term projects
– Educational background in Fine Arts, Art History, Arts Administration or Museum Studies.
– Experience with Mac computer systems and basic office productivity programs including Microsoft Office.
– Previous experience using database software such as Filemaker Pro.
– Knowledge and experience using computer applications including Adobe Creative Suite and basic website management using CMS software. 

Additional Assets:
– Proven skills or experience working on fundraising programs.
– Campaign or project management experience.
– Grant writing and/or copy editing experience.
– Basic understanding of budgets and GAAP.
– Writing skills in both official languages.
– Enthusiasm to learn within a creative and challenging environment. 

This Building Careers in Heritage position is funded through the Canadian Museums Association through the Young Canada Works Program to provide career-related employment for emerging cultural workers. To participate in this internship, the participant must meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the Young Canada Works website. You are eligible if you:

– be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
– be legally entitled to work in Canada.
– be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.
– have finished the school term at the start of employment.
– be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory.
– be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (30 hours a week)
– not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW. **Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work in Canada only.
– be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment;
– be unemployed or underemployed, i.e. not employed full-time;
– not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed in a YCW job; and not have previously participated in or been paid under a YCW internship or any other Career Focus internships funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due Tuesday, August 6th, 5pm. 

Please submit a letter of intent complete with résumé and three references to Please cite the job title in your email subject heading.

Gallery TPW is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive and accessible workplace that reflects the diversity of Toronto’s communities. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from all communities to apply. Should you require accommodation during the interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The gallery will not be able to respond to inquiries about the position. For further information on Gallery TPW, please visit our website

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