Employment Opportunity: Preparator

Posted on: Monday April 5, 2019
Closing on: Monday, May 20, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: casual, part-time
Level: Specialist
Start date: as soon as possible


MOCA Toronto opened in its new 55,000 square foot home in the Junction Triangle on September 22, 2018. Under the joint leadership of Artistic Director, November Paynter and Managing Director, Rachel Hilton, the new MOCA Toronto is a place of conversation, exchange and exploration where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can be part of a global creative moment.

MOCA welcomes visitors to three phases of exhibitions a year featuring work from Canadian and world-recognized artists that explores the themes of our time. Located on Sterling Road, in the culturally rich Junction Triangle community, the museum is housed on the first five floors of the historic Tower Automotive Building, a former aluminium factory known for its unique architecture.

The evolution of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada is made possible through a unique alliance with Castle Point Greybrook Sterling Inc., public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

Position Summary

The Preparator will support and work closely with the Exhibition Design and Production Manager on all aspects of exhibition installation. The position will be on a casual, part-time basis, dependent on exhibition needs and timelines.


  • Support Exhibition Design and Production Manager in all areas of exhibition installation
  • Assist with unpacking/packing artworks and installations at highest possible museum standards

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience with exhibition installation at a museum, gallery, or cultural institution
  • Broad knowledge of museum standards for exhibition installation
  • Understand aspects of art handling and fabrication to ensure safe and efficient installation
  • Ability to physically lift/move artworks
  • Solid understanding of installation methods, including technical knowledge with regards to the display of moving image works
  • Experience in wall construction and painting; experience in cabinet making is an asset
  • Experience with power tools and power tool safety
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • High attention to detail and ability to follow detailed instructions is essential
  • Open attitude and enthusiasm for problem-solving; good communication

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing and capable to work on a flexible schedule

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and current CV as one document in pdf format to: humanresources@museumofcontemporaryart.ca

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.