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Posted: Monday, July 23rd 2018
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Job Title:     Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning
Organisation:     Art Gallery of Ontario
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Toronto, Ontario
Closing Date:     Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Job Description:
Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 95,000 works. Drawing on this collection—as well as collaborations with museums around the world—the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, taking special care to showcase diverse artists. Reflecting the guiding principles of art, access, and learning, the AGO brings people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18, the AGO continues to increase its attendance by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, presenting a consistent brand across all elements of business and flexibly responding to the changing environment. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build and encourage a high-performance culture as an employer of choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement, aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values.

Reporting to the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO, and serving as a key member of the senior Leadership Team, the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning (PP&L) articulates, advocates for and executes the AGO’s vision, strategy and priorities for public engagement and participation through learning events and programs, onsite, offsite and online. The Chief, PP&L is responsible for all aspects of the public programming and learning at the AGO, including public programming for all ages to build public engagement with art and the AGO experience, interpretive planning, visitor research, school programs, artist-in- residence program, and community programs and partnerships. The Chief, PP&L works collaboratively with Leadership Team colleagues to achieve the AGO’s strategic goals and corporate success and is a partner on the AGO’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

Flexible, innovative and engaging, the Chief, PP&L is a proactive, strategic and inspirational leader and relationship builder. With experience gained within the arts, culture, community engagement and/or academic sectors, the successful Chief, PP&L will bring expertise in theory, practice and trends in public education, programming, audience research and public expectations/needs with a strong interest to promoting the interests of public education in an art museum and a deep commitment to supporting the AGO’s drive for innovation and international leadership in visitor engagement and learning.

The AGO is at a critical and exciting moment of transformation. The Chief, PP&L role is an outstanding opportunity for a collaborative and inspirational leader to fuel the AGO’s transformation through leading edge, inclusive and engaging public programming and learning initiatives, key to the AGO’s go forward vision, mission and strategic plan.
Application Instructions:
If you are interested in exploring this exciting Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning opportunity with the Art Gallery of Ontario, please contact Lisa Heidman, LL.B. ICD.D, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arlington Partners International at A detailed copy of the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief, Public Programming and Learning Profile will be provided to all interested candidates.

We look very forward to exploring your candidacy.
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