The Canadian Automotive Museum is seeking a Manager / Curator.
The Canadian Automotive Museum is an independent registered charitable organization that collects, preserves, and shares the history and heritage of the automobile and its importance to Canada. The Museum operates in a 1920s period car dealership in the core of Oshawa, Ontario. There are always over 65 period vehicles on display.
The Canadian Automotive Museum is seeking an innovative individual who can move the Museum into a new era, i.e. what offerings (programs, exhibits, education, outreach, online presence) are expected of a contemporary museum to connect with and engage the general public, to generate revenue to keep the Museum economically viable. This individual recognises that the needs of today’s market are not met by a traditional museum offering. Only by meeting the needs of the visitor with relevant and compelling offerings will the Musuem be able to survive and prosper in the 21st century as these offerings will be the revenue-generators for the Museum.
Please address your experience and ideas regarding this need in your submission. Business Management experience will be an advantage. Also required is a Museum Studies certification, or degree in Museum Studies, Cultural Management, or a related field. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and will work closely with the Board of Directors to reposition the organisation as a compelling destination for both the traveller and local resident. This position will appeal to candidates who have a vision of what an automotive museum means to the country and have ideas of what a contemporary museum needs to provide to be a success.
The Manager / Curator is responsible for overseeing planning and operations, managing human and financial resources, fundraising, and promoting the CAM.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their application with covering letter, resume, and three references by February 25th, 2014 in confidence to
Selection comity to be determined
99 Simcoe St.S.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. References will not be contacted unless the applicant is chosen for the position.