We're Hiring: Community Engagement Coordinator

Closing Date: December 1, 2023

A university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture. Exhibitions, educational programs and special events provide a platform for engagement with visual art and artists. McIntosh Gallery acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts through its Engage and Sustain Program, the Ontario Arts Council, Western University, Foundation Western, and our generous donors.

Are you passionate about visual art and community engagement? As the Community Engagement Coordinator at McIntosh Gallery, you will report to McIntosh Gallery’s Director and work with gallery staff, local and visiting artists, researchers, scholars, and other arts professionals, to develop, implement, and document community-based programming, projects, and events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with McIntosh Gallery’s curator to animate concurrent gallery programming for online and/or off-campus audiences.
  • Design new methods for audience engagement in line with the organization’s strategic plan, including but not limited to public events, workshops, lectures, and more.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with community groups, partner organizations and other collaborators, fostering meaningful connections.
  • Expand awareness of McIntosh Gallery, its mission, programming, collection, resources and mandate throughout the region.
  • Develop accessible audience engagement methods, including virtual events and exhibition resources. 
  • Develop a dynamic calendar of outreach activities, including educational talks, tours, performances, panel discussions, workshops, and engagement events for diverse audiences.
  • Identify and engage new audiences, creating effective outreach initiatives.
  • Efficiently manage event logistics and scheduling.
  • Prepare and justify the annual budget for public programming activities, with diligent expense tracking.
  • Maintain precise records, including budgetary data, registrations and attendance statistics for communications and marketing records and annual report presentation.
  • Collaborate with our Communications staff to design marketing plans, communications, advertising, and other promotional materials to ensure program success.
  • Craft and edit engaging content for newsletters, the gallery website, social media, and other print/web promotions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A post-secondary degree in Visual Arts, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Education, or another relevant field.
  • Art education experience is a valuable asset.
  • Proven experience collaborating with volunteers, creative professionals, and diverse communities. 
  • Highly organized, enthusiastic team-player with a proven track record of managing multiple projects. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in social media management, marketing, and communications is an asset.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Eligible to work in Canada.


  • Hourly rate of $25.00 per hour, plus applicable benefits.
  • 24-hour work week, including weekends and alternate shift hours.
  • 47-week contract from January 22 to December 13, 2024, with the possibility for renewal.


Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters via email to Catherine Elliot Shaw, Acting Director at celliots@uwo.ca by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1.

Western University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, 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.

We regret that McIntosh Gallery is not accessible. There are six steps up to the main entrance, which has double doors. Once indoors, there are an additional 8 steps up to our exhibition spaces, and 13 steps down to our staff offices, washrooms, and the Curatorial Study Centre.

Join us in bringing art and community together at McIntosh Gallery. We look forward to hearing from you!