The TD Curator of Education Fellowship is an innovative program that allows a recent graduate or emerging curator to gain tangible working experience in a professional environment, with full access to the inner workings of the programming and education department of a major Canadian public gallery. Coaching, research, documentation, professional development and mentoring are at the heart of the programs, with the position working closely with the Curator of Education and Public Programs.
Now in its second edition, following TD’s generous renewal of the program, the Fellowship differs from existing internships in that it is a fully remunerated program over two-year period, thus providing a stable and robust timeframe for a comprehensive candidate experience. The completion of each program provides a fellow with significant curatorial development and an applied learning experience at Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery. Ultimately, the TD Curator of Education Fellowship supports The Power Plant’s goal to provide greater career opportunities within the museum field, and invest in the next generation of visual arts leaders and educators within contemporary art galleries or museums in Canada and the world.
The second TD Curator of Education Fellow, Timothy Chandler recently completed his Master’s degree in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph, where he specialized in artist biography, 19th Century art and historiography. Timothy began his tenure with the Education and Public Programs team at The Power Plant in early September 2016.
Photo: Henry Chan