Head of Public Programmes and Learning


MOCA Toronto is motivated by the principle that museums and their programmes are culturally and socially beneficial to the diversity of the communities they serve. MOCA supports and promotes forward-thinking artistic experimentation and provides a community space for enrichment, discourse, collaboration and creativity. Working across all contemporary art forms, MOCA’s programmes empower local artists and engage the Toronto art scene while contributing to the international art community and scholarship.

MOCA is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The evolution of the Museum is made possible through a unique alliance with Castlepoint Auto Building Inc, public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

Position Summary 

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Closing on: Open until filled 
Effective: As soon as possible 
Interviews: Beginning the week of January 18, 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Reporting to: Artistic Director
Salary: $80,000

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Head of Public Programmes and Learning is responsible for leading and developing dynamic and engaging Public and Learning Programmes at MOCA Toronto. The incumbent will unite curatorial content, educational objectives and audience development goals to provide integrated and meaningful ways to engage the Museum’s diverse audiences.

In collaboration with the Artistic Director, senior colleagues and guest members of the programming team, the Head of Public Programmes and Learning will develop robust, interdisciplinary exhibition-related programmes that are both locally germane and internationally revered. They will work with existing and new partners across the city, country and beyond to establish relevant and interconnected models for in-person and digital experiences. These educational opportunities will enhance the Museum’s work to expand its reach and advance access to and interpretation of contemporary art.

In keeping with the Museum’s priorities and goals, the incumbent will foster programming that involves schools, youth, families, and adults while ensuring accessibility to special interest groups. In particular, the incumbent will have the opportunity to oversee the vision, direction and implementation of an OTF Grow Grant, which will allow the Museum to build capacity with schools, students, interns and the wider community. 

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant cultural subject and have a minimum of five years working in a museum or cultural institution in a public programming and/or learning position with direct reports.

Equity and Diversity

MOCA Toronto advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

MOCA Toronto is committed to ensuring that MOCA Toronto is an inclusive space where community members are treated with respect and dignity. MOCA Toronto encourages applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

How to Apply

Please complete our job application form to apply for this position. Due to limited resources, we will contact those selected for an interview only.