Digital Productions Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2022-485
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Temporary Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Rate: $33.33
Maximum Rate: $41.65
Target Start Date: 09/26/2022
Target End Date: 09/30/2024


Temporary Full-Time (35 hours per week)


Are you passionate about brining Art into light? Do you love capturing the essence of fine creativity? Do you have a keen eye for looking into minute details? If yes, this Photographer opportunity at the AGO might be the right fit for you!

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a Temporary Full-Time Photographer to join our Web Services team. Under the direction of the Manager, Digital Projects, the incumbent will Photograph installations, two-dimensional artwork, archival materials, objects, and physical plant. Ability to set and operate photography equipment, profile, and calibrate studio equipment to produce high-resolution, accurate images that meet museum digitization standards. Prepares images for users and proper storage. Provides scanning and printing service for both internal and external needs as assigned.

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:

  • Completion of four (4) years of post-secondary education OR an acceptable equivalent in education and practical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital photo studio production.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional digital photography experience.
  • Specialized knowledge and demonstrated experience of the photography of works of art including paintings, works on paper and archival material.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of appropriate computer systems and software including but not limited to: Mac OSS, Adobe CS, Photoshop, and Capture One.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of photographic and processing equipment. Working knowledge of creative and imaginative photographic techniques.
  • Maintains awareness of current issues in photography.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills.
  • Experience handling original works of art.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

Ability to be flexible and work well independently as well as part of a small team. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. 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.

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.

External Application Deadline: 09/30/2022