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Job Posting: Curator, Emergents series

Published on: February 6, 2018

We are hiring a curator for our Emergents series. Full details follow:

Curator: Emergents Series

Deadline for applications: February 16, 2018

About the Music Gallery
Established in 1976 by members of the Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC), the Music Gallery occupies a unique position within Toronto’s musical ecology that allows us to present, encourage and promote leading-edge contemporary music in all genres. For over 40 years, our mandate to foster innovation and experimentation in music has remained constant, and today, we are Toronto’s pre-eminent presenter of genre-defying concert music.

Position Description
The Music Gallery is looking for a curator to program our Emergents series for the 2018-19 season. The Emergents series concentrates on up-and-coming talents – whether musicians or composers – in contemporary classical music, improvisation and beyond. The series contains four shows per season.

The successful candidate should possess a strong knowledge of contemporary classical music with regard to emerging musicians and composers, with a focus on Toronto. The curator should also demonstrate good insight of other experimental musical practices and scenes in Toronto.

We are committed to representing the diversity of the City of Toronto on our team and in our programming. We especially encourage applications from women, Black, Indigenous and people of colour, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Responsibilities include selection of artists, communication with artists (in conjunction with the Music Gallery’s Artistic Director), contributing towards creative copy for promotional purposes, publicity support and attendance/participation in curated concerts.

The curator will be paid $300 per show.

The Curator reports to the Artistic Director, and works collaboratively with the Executive Director and Production Manager.

Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter to Cover letter should include the candidate’s artistic vision for the series, either through a summary list of ideas or an example of a proposed show, and address how this vision fits with their understanding of the Music Gallery’s programming.

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