The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.
The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.
Senior Curator, History
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
Contract Full-time – 13 months
Pay Band: $88,093 - $110,115
The Region of Peel, Canada’s second-largest municipality, has undergone a major transformation during the past few decades as a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our ‘future Peel’ is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation and environmental sustainability.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is the Region’s dynamic culture hub, housed in an inter-connected 4 building campus in downtown Brampton, serving a diverse population of 1.44 million across Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. PAMA is an integrated institution specialising in contemporary and regional arts, heritage and culture, with a mandate of creative exploration and a goal to help build cohesive community.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is looking for a Senior Curator, History to join the leadership team and share their passion for history and creative vision with the residents of Peel.
Are you a visionary curator who can help shape the future of our dynamic institution through the delivery of innovative exhibitions, programs, and growth and stewardship of an evolving collection? Are you an accomplished leader, a gifted communicator, outstanding researcher, and an advocate for inclusivity and collaboration?
This may be the opportunity for you.
The Senior Curator, History is responsible for the initiation, development and presentation of a dynamic curatorial vision, including exhibitions organized within PAMA and exhibitions originating from other institutions; and the growth and care of PAMA’s history collection. The Senior Curator, History is a collaborative partner in the planning and coordination of programs and services and works in an inclusionary and multi-disciplinary environment.
You will be accountable for:
Leading the Museum team within PAMA, providing a high level of expertise and oversight in accordance with relevant industry standards. The Senior curator, History is responsible for fostering innovation in approach and design to create exceptional visitor and user experiences.
Delivering museum services, including exhibitions, publications, management of the collection, community relations, incoming and outgoing loans, donor relations, community liaison, conservation, grant management, reports and evaluations.
Ensuring museum program strategies align with goals and objectives of the Region of Peel and that plans and resources support program needs while also ensuring PAMA’s long-term financial sustainability.
Managing strategic relationships, including with partners, stakeholders, donors and funders, and strengthen institutional and community links.
Managing fiscal resources to ensure operational effectiveness.
Providing leadership to build a high performing engaged and committed team of professionals.
Develop strategy documents, exhibition plans, project proposals, Council and Advisory Board reports, program business plans, policies and procedures, exhibition didactics and publications, contractual agreements, reports, presentations, grant submissions, general correspondence and social media, and other content.
Master’s Degree in Museum Studies with at least 8 years of curatorial experience in a related position in a museum or other collections based institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including at least 3 years of leadership experience.
Demonstrated expertise in at least one major area of the PAMA museum collection.
Demonstrated results in building community engagement.
Demonstrated results related to best practices, industry standards, and current trends in curation and exhibition, collections management, educational programming and visitor experiences.
Demonstrated expertise with co-creation.
Ability to interpret and evaluate information to improve existing programs or to develop new approaches or processes.
Strong problem solving and judgement skills.
Strong financial management and planning skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Excellent communications skills.
Flexibility around hours, weekend and some statutory holidays may be required.
Location: 9 Wellington Street E, Brampton
Hours of work: 35 hours a week; Monday to Friday. Flexibility required to work evenings, weekends, statutory holidays
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly online.
At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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