Gallery and Exhibits Curator

Toronto Public Library

Under the direction of the designated supervisor, is responsible for planning and coordinating TD

Gallery exhibitions and exhibits for the Special Collections department that encourage use and

interpretation of documentary heritage largely from the special collections of TPL.


Oversees and coordinates all activities and arrangements for the gallery including those

with internal departments and external lenders and collaborators

Develops exhibition ideas/themes related to collections, programs and services

Proposes annual gallery plan, drafts and administers gallery budget and schedule

Researches, plans and develops internal exhibitions and those from external lenders and


Programs and coordinates the gallery’s educational, public and outreach services including

openings and other special events

Implements gallery policy and procedures as approved by management

Works collaboratively with internal departments to ensure appropriate standards of

exhibition are met

Coordinates production of promotional and educational materials for gallery programs

Works with the TPL Foundation and library departments to seek out grant, sponsorship,

promotional, and revenue opportunities for the gallery and exhibits program

Develops gallery performance measures and evaluates the gallery program on a regular


Coordinates exhibits and displays for the Special Collections department ensuring

appropriate standards are met and provides advice and support related to exhibits and

display as required

Develops and coordinates extension exhibits

Maintains awareness of professional developments in the gallery exhibition field

Performs other duties as assigned


Degree in museum studies or related field with three years experience in a gallery outreach

program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of gallery or museum management principles,

procedures and professional exhibition operation and practice

Demonstrated experience in a leadership role in a gallery or museum outreach program,

working with professional staff, external funders and sponsors, and consulting with users

Proven ability to develop and manage program budgets

Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment

Proven ability in project management

Strong organizational ability and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Sound knowledge of special collections, their management and preservation as asset

Demonstrated initiative and creativity with strong service orientation

Knowledge of computer systems and appropriate software applications

May be required to work shifts on a daily or weekly basis as scheduled

SALARY: $69,942.60 per annum (2022 Rate)


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The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to

employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities,

aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the

recruitment and selection process.

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