Manager of Learning & Engagement

Date Posted: Sep 13, 2017
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2017

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Durham Region
City: Oshawa
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is the largest public art gallery in Durham Region. The Gallery serves the educational, intellectual, and aesthetic needs of the community both locally and nationally, while collaborating with other galleries that have similar goals.

Job Description

The Manager of Learning & Engagement is charged with cultivating valued and inclusive programming that leverages the uniqueness of the RMG, our permanent collection, and contemporary exhibitions to thoughtfully serve our diverse audiences. The breadth of programming presents the opportunity to learn through a continuum—from participatory and experiential, to theoretical and discursive.
This role builds public engagement and fosters social change through established practices and innovative initiatives that connect the RMG to our communities in meaningful ways.

The RMG:
A vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre, the RMG is the largest gallery in Durham Region, Ontario and occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4,800 works, and five galleries of diverse and changing contemporary and historical exhibitions, the RMG holds an important collection of modern Canadian abstraction and the largest holdings of works by Painters Eleven. A robust roster of dynamic public and educational programs, thriving volunteer program, gallery shop, inspiring event spaces, art archive and library, artist-in-residence lab, and art studio comprise the gallery’s many rich assets and offerings.
Working together with, and learning from, our communities are central to our ethos.



  • Advanced degree in Art, Art History or Education preferred
  • A minimum of five years experience in an art museum education/public programming department required
  • Able to demonstrate a measurable level of achievement of institutional goals
You Possess
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a broad range of educational and public programming.
  • A deep understanding of, and demonstrated experience with the 21st Century learning core competencies and pedagogical practices in an art museum environment.
  • The passion and knowledge to lead the next level of discourse on diversity and inclusion
  • The ability to articulate strategy, drive team alignment and bring it to action
  • A respected history of people management, with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in the development of outcome based interpretive programming
  • Experience working with logic models and strategic viability frameworks an asset
  • A record of strong management and analytic skills, both strategic and operational, with experience in planning and managing budgets
  • Verbal communication skills that capture attention—including the ability to present information in a variety of formats, to a variety of audiences and to communicate the RMG’s mission with passion and sensitivity.
  • Nimble writing skills that demonstrate a high level of competence for both academic purposes and captivating universal audiences.
  • Advanced digital knowledge, with a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple stakeholders
  • Significant experience in grant writing and reporting

Additional Info:

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.

How to Apply:

To Apply
Please provide your application in confidence (electronic applications only) to:

Deadline for applications is 5 pm, September 29, 2017
Please note that only successful applicants will be notified

Contact Info:

Name: Elsy Gould
Telephone: 905-576-3000


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