Careers

Though architecture affects us all, museums of architecture are rare. The mission of the Canadian Museum of Architecture is to explain architecture to the general public and engage visitors in exploring its relevance.  We therefore seek the services of experts in architecture and museum operations to advise on the generation of content and methods of display.  The working group is located in Toronto however most work is performed remotely at this time.

Model Builder

Model builders with expertise in the construction of museum quality architectural models are an important members of the team.  Although depictions of buildings are key, models of structural, mechanical and artistic features are also required.  Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill in model construction
  • Several years of experience in model building
  • Knowledge of materials and techniques for
  • An innovative approach
  • A fundamental understanding of architecture

Exhibit Designer

Architecture is comprised of many complex ideas and abstract concepts.  Display designers develop exhibits to explain these with clarity and in an interesting way, preferably with the use of scale models.  The innovative use of computer technology will supplement the visitors’ experience.  Qualifications:

  • Experience in museum display design
  • Ability to depict concepts with clarity
  • Skill in designing attractive exhibits
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills in English

Research Associate

Architecture’s relationship to many other disciplines provides for a broad base from which information must be gathered as content for exhibits. Technical and specialized data are often important and may have to be sourced from experts in their fields. The material is then assembled to portray specific themes.  Qualifications:

  • University degree, preferably at the graduate level, in architecture, art history or a related field
  • Museum or museum research experience
  • Basic architectural knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical thinking skills

Application

If you are qualified and interested, please forward a letter briefly explaining your interest together with a curriculum vitae to Canadian Museum of Architecture at info@cmarch.ca.