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Art Gallery of Ontario


Posted On: October 18, 2022
Closing On: November 1, 2022

Location: Toronto, CA
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $58,949.00 - $73,673.00 CAD per annum


Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)


Are you energized by the idea of working in Canada’s leading art museum, surrounded by great art, award-winning programs and big ideas?  Would you thrive working with colleagues who are leaders in their field, from a variety of professional backgrounds? Do you believe art has the power to spark conversation, create community and change lives? Then, this is the right opportunity for you!

The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently seeking a Regular Full-Time, Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer to join our Development team. Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the incumbent will provide executive level administration in support of the CDO. As a primary point of contact representing the CDO, the  Executive Assistant triages information of a sensitive and confidential nature with internal and external stakeholders including the Director’s Office, the AGO senior leadership team, colleagues across departments, and members of the AGO’s committees and donor and corporate partner community. The role also supports the effective administration of the AGO Foundation Board of Directors and general coordination of departmental activities on behalf of the CDO.

As a member of the Development team, this role contributes to realizing the AGO’s mission and our vision to lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs and by reflecting the people who live here.

Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.

The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.

The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Competitive salary
  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to GoodLife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO

If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Three years’ experience working in an executive level office or a comparable environment.
  • Direct experience in a Development office an asset.
  • High degree of social intelligence, integrity, maturity and sound judgement.
  • Experience effectively liaising with senior volunteers and leadership.
  • Collaborative and resourceful, a proactive problem-solver and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed word processing, electronic calendaring and messaging skills.
  • Intermediate level database skills, with Raisers’ Edge experience an asset.
  • Experience developing and implementing office practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the workplace.
  • Passion for visual art and a working knowledge of museum structure and departmental roles an asset.
  • Commitment to museum’s core values:
    • Lead with quality.
    • Be inclusive and accessible.
    • Lead with contemporary relevance.
    • Be adaptable and flexible.
    • Achieve financial equilibrium.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV via this link

If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to our Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul street. The hours are you able to drop off your application are 8:30 until 4 PM Monday-Friday.

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.