The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto is at the heart of the art ecosystem. MOCA will be ambitiously inclusive, interdisciplinary, and internationally renowned through our work with artists and a place for everyone to explore, provoke ideas, and challenge the current cultural moment.
We intend to achieve this vision through our mission:
- To present rotating exhibitions and programmes that prioritize twenty-first-century artistic production, primarily through the commissioning of new work
- To foster active dialogue and participation, celebrate complexity, and serve as an inclusive cultural hub in a hyper-diverse city and world.
Our values guide our work:
- Equitable, inclusive, and accessible
- Artist-centred, interdisciplinary, and process-oriented
- Critical and transformative
- Reciprocal and relationship-based
- Locally rooted and globally connected
- Courageous and responsible
MOCA has been actively adapting to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and will continue to do so, ensuring staff and visitor safety and striving to maintain a supportive work environment.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Closing on: August 14, 2022
Employment Type: Full-Time, one-year contract
Reporting to: Curator of Public Programmes
Reporting to the Curator of Public Programmes, the TD Public Programmes and Learning Fellow is responsible for working with the team to research, coordinate, produce and deliver public and learning programmes both online and in-person.
The first area of concentration is within Public Programmes, focusing on the research, coordination, production and delivery of outreach and public programming activities. The fellow will provide production support for in-person and virtual events, develop content for online platforms for publication on various MOCA Toronto-related digital platforms, and coordinate and develop select public programmes as curated by MOCA Toronto.
The second area of focus for this position will be to organize, facilitate and/or deliver select learning workshops, TD Community Sunday programming, and/or group learning programmes. This content will be initially shared online with the aim of a gradual migration to hybrid or in-person experiences and events. Each of the Public and Learning programmes will intersect with the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 exhibition seasons.
There will also be opportunities for engagement with other MOCA Toronto initiatives, including select advisory committees and other internal programmes within Public Programmes and Learning. The Fellowship will offer opportunities to engage with local and national educators, artists, and arts and culture leaders, offering the incumbent a chance to expand their professional and creative networks. There is an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of accessible and inclusive learning and public programmes content, both within and external to the exhibition-related programmes.
The Fellowship offers a mentored, fully-compensated position within the museum in which the incumbent can grow in their practice, develop networks, and forge a path forward in their careers.
This fellowship takes a hybrid model working approach. The fellow will be required to work a select number of days on-site at MOCA Toronto, though some work may take place in a work-from-home environment.
MOCA Toronto believes that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is crucial to provide support and opportunities to assist with making the galleries, museums, arts and culture sector a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We actively encourage applicants of all gender expressions, cultural backgrounds and abilities. In particular, we welcome applications from members from Indigenous, Black, people of colour, newcomer, disability and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
- Outreach, research, and planning for public programmes development
- Organizing, producing, facilitating and delivering select learning workshops including but not limited to those for TD Community Sundays
- Organizing, producing, facilitating and delivering select public programmes
- Producing and editing digital content, including PDFs, video and other materials as needed for online and social media
- Participating in the administration and coordination of assigned programmes, including internal MOCA Toronto advisories
- Other duties as assigned by the Curator of Public Programmes and Learning
- Efficiently organizing and producing a roster of select outreach and engagement initiatives
- Establishing and nurturing new and pre-existing community and programming relationships that result in engagement and participation in key MOCA Toronto public programmes, resulting in a living database of community and organizational contacts
- Fostering respectful relationships with advisory members and other key stakeholders and collaborators
- Content creation and programmes development within the framework, guidelines and structures as set out by MOCA Toronto for various in-person and online platforms
- Producing clear, organized and engaging public programmes and learning workshops that are appropriate for the target audience
- A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in arts, learning or public programmes development, execution and/or research, with a strong community engagement background
- Knowledge of contemporary art practices
- Demonstrated experience in developing and executing community-based partnerships and collaborations
- Demonstrated experience developing, supporting or executing a range of public programmes and learning opportunities, including performances, panel discussions/talks, community-based activations, site-specific events, and/or group visitations
- Demonstrated experience creating social media and website content preferred for organizations, ideally with an emphasis on video production within an arts context
- Experience using Office and/or related programmes (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.), familiarity with Google Suite and/or online project management software such as Asana a benefit
Equity and Diversity
MOCA Toronto advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
MOCA Toronto is committed to ensuring that MOCA Toronto is an inclusive space where community members are treated with respect and dignity. MOCA Toronto encourages applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.