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Curatorial Assistant

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is seeking a highly motivated and eager Curatorial Assistant to join a hardworking and passionate team for an 11 week contract. At the RMG we believe artists are essential navigators of our complex times and we work to mobilize our communities around inclusivity, equity and cultural exchange.

We are looking for a thoughtful and collaborative individual to work with our curatorial team on a number of special projects and research for our upcoming exhibitions. The Curatorial Assistant will gain valuable experience, fully participate in the production of fall exhibitions and be provided hands on learning opportunities.

 You are…

Excited to learn and an engaged self-starter that is under 30 years of age at the start of the contract and planning to return to school within the next year. An ideal candidate must have a view to inclusivity and diversity, and a commitment to equity-based practices. You are interested in supporting artistic production and practice and to jump-in on all aspects of exhibition and public programming production.  You are able to plan, prioritize, schedule and implement overlapping projects to ensure timely completion and you are able to ask for help when you need it.

You have:

  • Partially or recently completed a degree in art, art history, design, theory or related field.
  • Interest and knowledge of contemporary art
  • The ability to commit to the full term of employment
  • Comfort working both independently and in a team
  • Experience working with art objects + as a researcher
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office

The RMG is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and welcome applications from members of our diverse population including Indigenous, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and any gender identity or gender expression, members of visible minorities and women.

This opportunity is funded by the Young Canada Works Program and requires that the applicant be under the age of 30 at the start of the contract.


Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence (electronic applications only) to Jillian Sanders by ­­­July 17th, 2019.




Development and Fundraising Lead (Full or Part-time)

This is an opportunity for a builder – someone with the skills and gentle tenacity to grow a fundraising program from the ground up. While the organization and its fundraising is not new, we require fresh eyes and fresh energy. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get things done. No task is too big or too small in this fast-paced environment.

Located in Durham Region, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, the RMG has a strong culture of philanthropy, an engaged and supportive CEO and leadership team, and a connected and committed board of directors.

We are the RMG

A vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre. The RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, occupying an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.

A robust roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, permanent collection of national significance, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio comprise the gallery’s many rich assets and offerings.

You are…

Determinedly Donor-Centred. You understand that our donors and supporters are at the centre of everything we do.

A Strong Storyteller. You persuade with story, not statistics. You beautifully capture and communicate the stories of the RMG and our communities.

Curious and Adaptable. You understand the power of great questions in your work with donors. You can have an engaging conversation with anyone from any walk of life and can move between a corporate board room and a grassroots community event with ease.

Unfailingly Ethical. You know that ethical fundraising is a cornerstone in building and maintaining a trusting relationship with our donors.

Fiercely Inclusive. You are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and know how to bring these core values to life in your day to day work.


You possess:

  • Minimum of five years successful generalist fundraising experience, including annual giving, events, corporate giving, grants, major gifts and bequests.
  • A track record of getting things done with limited resources, coupled with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Exemplary planning, multi-tasking and time management skills; you meet all deadlines
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Work experience in the cultural sector, knowledge of modern and contemporary art in Canada an asset.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
  • Experience working with Donor Management Systems (DMS) fundraising platforms, and databases.
  • Basic digital skills and a willingness to adapt to innovative ways of working.


The RMG is committed to workplace flexibility and can discuss options available for flexible scheduling and work location with short-listed candidates.

The RMG features ample free parking, as well as close proximity to local and regional public transit.

We will accept applications at any time until the position is filled. To apply in confidence, please forward your resume and cover letter to While we thank those who have submitted applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The RMG is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


Thank you for your interest in opportunities at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.